Epsom church holds public meeting over controversial rolls of honour next month

This Is Local London: A roll of honour listing WWI war dead currently stored in an archives A roll of honour listing WWI war dead currently stored in an archives

A church is holding a public meeting to decide what to do with its rolls of honour, currently stored in an archive in Woking.

St Barnabas, in Temple Road, Epsom, has organised an open meeting at the church next month to discuss the illustrated scrolls listing parishioners who died in the two World Wars.

In the run-up to the centenary of the start of World War I a local historian, relatives of a soldier named on a roll and members of the congregation have all called for them to be brought back from Surrey History Centre.

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Reverend Sue Bull, speaking on behalf of the church, said she welcomed the debate and invited people to a discusssion on how best to remember the fallen.

In an email to Rev Bull, local historian Clive Gilbert said he was pleased to read that remembering war dead had always been important to the church.

Mr Gilbert said: "In view of this, it seems all the more strange to me that these tributes to the fallen should have been sent away to Woking, to be forgotten by the congregation."

Come along to the open meeting at St Barnabas, in Temple Road, Epsom, on Monday, January 13, at 8pm.

Below is a list of the fallen. Were they part of your family?

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1914 - 1918

Adams George - Stoker

Atkins Frank - Unknown

Bennett Arthur Ernest - L/Cp

Bowles Reginald Julian Albany - Lt

Breeden George Oliver James - Pte

Brown Alfred Llewellyn - Sgt

Burchell Thomas - Unknown

Coleman Ernest James - Sgt

Colliss Reginald Edward - Pte

Cox Clarence Rupert - Capt

Doubleday Percival John - Pte

Down Francis James - Pte

Duke Frank Stanley - L/Cpl

Einchcomb George William - AirMc

Gobey Frederick - Cpl

Harper Albert Hamilton - Pte

Harris Edwin - Unknown

Hart Frederick Alfred - Cpl

Hepworth Percy Walker - Stoker 1

Hoare Reginald Alexander - Pte

Hoare Walter Stanley - Sgt

Larby Charles Ernest - AB

Luxford Arthur Ernest - Pte

Mann Alfred George - Gnr

Matthews William James - Gnr

Maynard William John - Sgt

Midgley James - Pte

Morley Charles James - Pte

Morley Philip - Pte

Nicholson Cuthbert William - Spr

Northey William DSO - Mjr

Pain Henry Richard Marchent - Sgt

Paskell William - Pte

Payne Ernest Victor - Gnr

Penfold Benjamin Thomas - Pte

Plowman Francis James - Rfl

Price Frank - Pte

Randall Arthur Frederick - Pte

Randall Sydney William - L/Cpl

Rowland Frank - Sgt

Rutley Harold Theodore - AM 2Class

Savory Scott - Lt

Sayer Herbert George - Sgt

Skilton Arthur William - Pte

Smith Levi Henry - Pte

Smith Selling Daniel - Pte

Taylor Oscar - Gnr

Treadgold Albert John - Pte

Treays John - Off's Stw 3

Walker James Henry - Pte

Walliker Arthur Henry - L/Cpl

Ward Charles Ernest - Sto 1

Weaver Albert Frank - Pte

Whiting Charles Albert -  Pte

1939 - 45

Cates Alfred W - L/Bmd  RA

Cooke Reginald John - Unknown

Clark Victor James - Steward RN

Day Ernest - Private Devon reg

Dowling Harry Walter - Gunner  RA

Eldridge Gordon Frederick - Sergeant RAF

Mays John Claude - Civilian enemy action

Fennell John Grenville - Private  West Kent reg

Ogilvy Alexander Eaton - Lieutenant  RN

Pearson Neville Corrie Signaller  - RCS

Ringer Edwin Charles Sergeant - Norfolk reg

Savage Basil Oswald Flight - Sergeant RAF

Sandall JackFrancis - Sergeant RAF

Sneath Ronald Ernest Petty Officer RN

Tottle Peter - Flying Officer RAF

Wait Edeward Harry - Civilian enemy action

Wilby Edward John - Pilot Officer RAF

Whale Ronald Cecil - Sergeant RAF

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8:25pm Fri 20 Dec 13

chillieman says...

JUST PUT THEM IN THE CHURCH WHERE THEY BELONG .NO NEED FOR A MEETING ,EASY ..
JUST PUT THEM IN THE CHURCH WHERE THEY BELONG .NO NEED FOR A MEETING ,EASY .. chillieman

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