War Memorial



The War Memorial on the High Street near to Church Street commemorates Hartfield residents who died in both the First and Second World Wars.

James Castle has spent 8 years researching all the names on the War Memorial. He says that Dan Maher has been invaluable in checking accuracy and finding some excellent source material with the last two years being very much a team effort. When 15 individuals who were not included on the memorial were discovered, Dan persuaded the Parish Council to have the extra names added during 2014.

A complete record of all the names on the Hartfield and Colemans Hatch War memorials from both World Wars has been added below. This list is in alphabetical order and shows birth and death dates and the location(s) of the name.  The Parish Magazine will be carrying information on a number of the names in each issue. Read a little more about it in the meeting report for November 2014.


In addition to the Memorial in the High Street there is an additional memorial on the grass of the churchyard immediately through the Lych Gate.  This memorial was erected by Mrs Peel, the mother of Charles Peel whose information is on the alphabetical list. He is also on the High Street Memorial.

Coleman's Hatch memorial

This is the Memorial plaque in the Coleman’s Hatch Church

Mr Hartfield – yes really – carving the new names on the rear face of the memorial.

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ames points out that there are spelling mistakes on the earlier carved names but his listing corrects these. A visible example is Private W Summer on the top row of the right hand side. His surname was SUMNER.

The list below is a simple alphabetical list of all names with their birth and death dates and the location(s) of their memorial(s). The full list with details of each individual has now been added as a separate page. Click on this link Memorial Details.

SurnameForename(s)BornDied MemorialBuried
BarberJoan19199th July 1943CH, FR, EG +Bus stop in CHColemans Hatch (Holy Trinity) Churchyard, Grave B56
BassettAlbert1879, Orchard Cottage, Hartfield6th Feb 1919HSt. Pol British Cemetery: Grave II.E.9
BassettJames Baldwin1877, Hartfield8th Oct 1915H & Loos Memorial: Panel 95 to 97No Known Grave
BlennerhassettMarmaduke Charles Henry Francis Joseph Casimir 20th Nov 190225th May 1940HDover (St James’s) Cemetery : Grave Row E Joint Grave 3
BoakesErnest Stanley1897, Hartfield26th April 1917H, HoEtaples Military Cemetry: Grave XVIII.A.5A
BramwellEllenabt 18699th July 1943H
BramwellHarryabt 18739th July 1943H
BrownWilliam George1892, Hartfield26th Sept 1917H & Tyne Cot Memorial; Panel 154 to 159 and 163ANo Known Grave
BurfootBertram1897, Tonbridge.14th Dec 1917H & CHMont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, France : Grave VI. D. 11A.
BurfootWilfred Arthur 190712th Feb 1943H & CH
ButlerCharles Raymond 19126th Aug 1944H, CH & FR
ChippertonBernard19246th Sept 1943H, CH + bench in Uppr H
CrittendenAlbert Stanley19151st/2nd Oct 1942H & CH
DivallEdward1876, Hartfield29th April 1917H & Arras Memorial :
Bay 3
No Known Grave
DivallReginald1891 Colemans Hatch6th Dec 1917H, CH & St Mary’s Church Bishopstoke War Mem
White House Cemetery, St Jean-les-Ypres : Special Memorial 10.
DivallJohn William 191820th May 1940CH & FR
Edwards Frederick Sylvester8th May 1894, Hartfield9th May 1915H & Le Touret Memorial : Panel 20 and 21.No Known Grave
FielderEdward Cecil 1897, Paxtol, Kent19th July 1916H & Loos Memorial ; Panel 22 to 25 & Paxtol War MemorialNo Known Grave
FielderFrederick Stephen 189227th June 1916H & Paxtol
FisherGeorge Kenneth Thompson4th Aug 18793rd Sept 1917H, CH, FR, Holy Tinity FR, F'burgh St M & Billockby, N'flk Min of Lab staff mem
FryFrederick Samuel Sept 188025th Sept 1915H
GodfreyDouglas Aubrey191728th Sept 1944CH
HardingErnest18776th Nov 1917H, CH & St John's, Felbridge
HeasmanGeorge James 18829th Oct 1917H
HillFrederick William 188631st July 1917H & CH
HoneysettThomas E abt 18959th May 1915H & CH
HumphreyThomas18829th Oct 1918H & CH
HyderFrank188916th April 1916H & CH
JarvisFrederick191413th Feb 1942H & CH
KennardArthur21st July 18916th Aug 1915H
KiddellJohn Bartram 28th May 19191st July 1943H
KillickWilliam188817th Oct 1916H & CH
LeneyCyril Henry Nov 189827th May 1918H & CH
LuxfordEdward James 18748th May 1918H, CH & FR
MannThomas Alexander 19197th Jan 1941H & plaque in St Mary's H
MaskellGeorge188225th Sept 1915H
MaskellHarry Walter 18961st Aug 1916H
MaskellMark188810th Nov 1916H Thiepval Mem, pier & face 11A & 11D
MayErnest William 188918th Aug 1916H & CH Thiepval Mem, pier & face 7C
MedhurstJohn Arthur abt 18929th April 1917H & Duisans Cem, Etrun Pas de Calais, Grave I.L.1
MellorBenjamin Charles S 18923rd May 1915H & Helles Mem panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328
MelvilleWilliam Woodfall 2nd April 18779th May 1915H & Mem Cross, Portsmouth Cathedral
MilesSidney John Richard 191219th Oct 1941H & Withyham
NealeFrederick J 19209th Sept 1940H & CH
PatonJohn Ramsay 191919th Dec 1941H
PeelCharles William abt 188924th April 1914H
PolehamptonFrederick William 14th June 187326th April 1915H & Walton nr Wellesbourne, Stratford - u - Avon
QueenThomasabt 191029th April 1942H
ShelleyEwbert John 189528th Oct 1915H & St Matthew's, High Brooms
StapleyRobert Mckie 19202nd Aug 1943H
StevensCharles Edward 188821st March 1918H
StevensonGeorge William 18935th July 1916H & CH
StevensonJohn189227th Oct 1916H
StoryFrederick G ??H
StuartDavid Andrew Noel (Viscount)7th Oct 192110th Nov 1942CH & Nutley
StuartRobert John Ochiltrie (Viscount) 12th Dec 192317th Sept 1944CH & Nutley
SumnerAlfred William 187721st Oct 1916H & CH
SykesWilliam Ernest 21st Dec 18728th Jan 1915FR & Holy Trinty FR
SymonsEdward Graham de Twenebroke 21st March 191112th Feb 1942H
TesterWilliam E ?24th Sept 1917H & CH
TibblesFrederick Charles 188323rd Oct 1914H
TitcombArthur William 187729th Jan 1917H
VaughanErnest Stanley 189728th Oct 1915H & St Matthew's, High Brooms
VenessHenry James 18959th July 1943H
WeedingGeorge W 18853rd May 1917H & CH
WeedingJohn189720th Aug 1917H & CH
WeekesDavidabt 18809th April 1917H & Withyham
WheatleyDoctor20th Jan 18889th May 1915H
WheatleyGeorge18883rd May 1917H
WheatleyHarry189526th March 1918H
WheatleyWilliam James 18937th April 1915H
WheatleyCharlie20th July 19008th Feb 1921H & listed in Vicarage Rooms CH returned safely (died accident)
WoodhamsThomas Henry 189313th April 1917H
BaylayGeorge Frederick23rd April 189823rd March 1918Not listed H or CH Brass plaque on south wall CH

The full list with details of each individual has now been added as a separate page. Click on this link Memorial Details.

11 Comments on “War Memorial

  1. Hi
    In the research for Blackham men who served in WW1 we have come across brothers Wm and Frederick Boakes.
    The CWGC give Frederick George Boakes, living at Hethe Cottage Blackham, as killed on 7-7-16 but he is not on the Blackham Lychgate nor on the Roll of Honour inside the church. In 1911 he was living at Hollywich Cottages, Hartfield with his parents, Richard and Elizabeth, but again I can’t see him on any of the pictures on your site.
    What we know about him is on our site http://www.blackham-village.co.uk/boakes%20wm%20and%20fred.htm but I wondered if you had any more information.
    Richard Coomber

    • Richard, I have passed your enquiry on to James Castle and Dan Maher who did all the research on the Hartfield and District memorials.I am sure if they have any information they will make contact.

      I understand that James has been in touch and some information passed over, thank you.

  2. Hello,

    If this rememberance site is still being updated I have all the relevant information you may need regarding George and Mark Maskell. They are my great Uncles.

    • hello Jon,
      I would be very happy to add further detail to the Maskell entries collected by James Castle and I know he would be only too pleased to correspond if you would like to do this first. I can pass him your email address if you wish. Regards, Chris

      • Dear Chris
        Please pass my e-mail address on to Jon Maskell. The research is never complete and there is nothing better than making contact with the families themselves.
        I now have details for those on the Holtye war memorial which has now reverted to the parish of Hartfield.
        Best wishes

    • Hello Jon, James Castle whose research has provided the information for this section of the website would be delighted to correspond and as he says there is nothing better than making contact with the families themselves so he asked me to pass on his email address, jamescastle@btinternet.com

  3. Are there some Sumner names on the war memorial. My grandma was called marjorie Sumner and always said she was headmistress of the, school until 1943 when her parents died in a bomb at the east Grinstead cinema. They were Harry and Ellen’s Bramwell. She also said she taught christopher Robin. Dud he go to hartfield school as a child?

    • There is just one. Private Alfred William Sumner is on the War Memorial with details that you can read on this site. He was born in 1877 and was killed in action in 1916 on the Somme age 39. He did have 2 daughters born 1900 and 1902 but you will have to research the family on line. There is information on how to do this in Parcell’s Postings.

    • Hello Chris,
      Please may you put me in contact with Ann Bonham. This is a very positive link.
      Best wishes

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