St. Simon and St. Jude

Roman Catholic Church, Streatham Hill

Remembrance Sunday Centenary 2014-2018:

 


When conducting the research below, St. Simon and St. Jude was identified as possible location and as local R.C. church in area addresses associated with 5 of those listed (Wood, Meyer, Marin, Connell, Connell). Confirmed with church display of identical names and text, ( 5 Hillside Road, Streatham Hill SW2 3HL. see Church Tour web page)


LOST MEMORIAL at St Simon and St Jude, Streatham Hill, SW2 3HL. 

Previously unknown memorial (Photograph from Farthing Collection IWM).

LOST MEMORIAL at St Simon and St Jude, Streatham Hill, SW2 3HL<br>Previously unknown memorial (Photograph from Farthing Collection IWM)<br>

 

 

 

 TEXT HEADER from the memorial above reads asOf your charity, pray for the souls of the men /   who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1918 /especially for those who belonged to this parish.

TEXT FOOTNOTE: REQUIUM     AETERNAM      DONA       EIS       DOMINE

 

Men of the Parish of St. Simon & St. Jude who died in the Great War 1914 - 1918
 Name - Rank   Regiment  Date Deceased / Fallen  Aged 
 Francis Alex Wood - Private  R. Berks. Regt.  10th March  1915

 Aged 23 

 Allen Yeatman - Private  Australian I.F.  25th April 1915

 Aged 37 

 Gabriel E. L. Meyer   London Regt.  12th June 1915

 Aged 21 

 Edgar P Conway - Major  R.Munster Fus.  10th August 1915

 Aged 36 

 Louis Marin  French Army  9th June 1916

 

 M Francis Hecht. - Major K.R.R  5th September 1916

 Aged 26 

 Harry B Connell - Lieut. Col.  R.A.M.C.  10th November 1916

 Aged 40 

 J.A. Andre Bouic - Sec. Lieut.  R.F.C.  24th March 1917

  Aged 23 

 John Connell - Co. Sergt. Major Border Regt  19th November 1917

 

 Charles F. Hicks  Canadian M.G.C .  25th August 1918

 Aged 31 

 Cecil G. Kelly  R.F.A.  27th September 1918

 Aged 40 

 Bernard Yeatman - Lieut.  Devon Regt.  27th October 1918

 Aged 43 

     

 

 REQUIUM     AETERNAM      DONA       EIS       DOMINE 

(translated from Latin as : 'eternal rest, grant unto them, O Lord,')

 

 World War One memorial is commemorated in the church (Click here for link)St. martin bas plaster relief

Down the right hand side of the church is the World War One memorial and beneath is a plaster of paris bas-relief of St Martin of Tours dressed as a French cavalry officer. Beneath this is a memorial book showing details from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC).




Additional research on those named:

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 Francis Alex Wood,  R. Berks. Regt. - 10th March 1915 

 Information    e.g. From   CWGC

 

Private   WOOD,   FRANCIS ALEXANDER

Service Number 11850

Died 10/03/1915 Aged 23

1st Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment 

Mentioned in Despatches

Son of Wilfred and Catherine Wood, of 20, Maple Rd., Anerley, London. Born at West Norwood, London.

Inscription: R.I.P. - GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY 


 Other   information   (e.g.   Ancestry)


(Originally buried at PONT-FIXE SOUTH CEMETERY, CUINCHY,) (a)  Regimental  War  Diaries for 10   March 1915 – link  “At 2.35 p.m. the  Commanding Officer  sent two men of "B" Company over the   parapet to  ascertain better what damage had been done to the German trenches   and  wire in front   of  them. One of these men [Note in margin] (No   11850  Pte Wood F. "B" Coy, since died of   wounds),  went right up to   the   enemy trenches, the other remained half way. Pte Wood, although   badly  wounded managed to get back to his comrade and gave him the  following message: "Wire not   cut, enemy are holding their trenches in   large numbers."

 

                           

 Armistice Centenary


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Allen Yeatman, Australian I.F. - 25th April  1915

 Information   e.g. From   CWGC


Private YEATMAN, ALLEN PATRICK

Service Number 759

Died 25/04/1915 Aged 37

9th Bn.  Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

 PLUGGE'S PLATEAU CEMETERY, ANZAC  - (Gallipoli)

 Other   information   (e.g.   Ancestry)


Brother of Bernard Yeatman (below)

(a)  Arrived in Sidney in 1910. He is a Journalist. Sister Miss O Yeatman. Son of John Pym Yeatman, a Barrister (died 1910). His mother is Charlotte Murray Houghton McDonough (died 1927 in Rathdown, Ireland).


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 Gabriel E. L. Meyer, London Regt. - 12th June  1915

 Information e.g. From CWGC


Private MEYER, GABRIEL

Service Number 1900

Died 12/06/1915 Aged 21

"B" Coy. 2nd Bn. London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) 
Son of Major Gabriel E. C. and Mary Meyer, of 250, Amesbury Avenue,   Streatham Hill, London.

 LA BRIQUE MILITARY CEMETERY NO.1 -  (N.E. of Ypres)

 Other 

information 

 (e.g.   Ancestry)

 



roll call names SSJ WW1


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 Edgar P Conway. Major, R.Munster Fus. - 10th August 1915

 Information   e.g. From   CWGC


Major CONWAY, EDGAR PHILIP, 

Died 10/08/1915 Aged 36

6th Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers 

 Other   information   (e.g.   Ancestry)


Son of John and Anna Conway; husband of Geraldine Finlay Conway, of 8, Brighton Vale, Monkstown, Co. Dublin. Served in the South African Campaign.

Inscription: THEY NEVER DIE WHO LIVE IN HEARTS THAT LOVE GERALDINE

HILL 10 CEMETERY  - (Gallipoli)

(a) Beaumont College Union  … He was a regular officer joining the 1st Bn in May 1900… in South Africa. .. wounded during an engagement with the Boers and was MID in Nov 1901. WW1, landed at Suvla Bay on 7 Aug 1915 … the Turks held the ground in depth. It was during this attack 10 Aug 1915 that Edgar was killed

(b) 1911 Census (age 31)  in Tralee (Urban) Kerry with wife Geraldine and two children (b age 1 and g age 3) three domestic  servants



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 Louis Marin, French Army - 9th June 1916

 Information   e.g. From   CWGC


Hippolyte Louis Marin 

Memoire des Hommes

Morte pour la France 9 Juin 1916 at Verdun(du Secteur de Vaux Bois du (Chapitre?)

“Tue a l’ennemi”

 

Other   information   (e.g.   Ancestry)

(a) Born 28 November 1878 France, married (Cof E) Helene/Helen/Ellen Turpin October 1898 . Children Louis William (1900-1961 and Rita Marie (1906 -1952). In 1911 Resident 10 Pyrmont Grove (SE27 0BG)



WW1 SSJ names roll call


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 M Francis Hecht. Major, K.R.R - 5th September 1916

 Information

 e.g. From   CWGC


Major HECHT, MARCUS FRANCIS

Died 03/09/1916 Aged 26

17th Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps 

 Other   information

 (e.g.   Ancestry)


Son of Emil and Marie Hecht, of 4, Avenue Rd., Regent's Park, London. Born in London.

Inscription: REQUIESCAT IN PACE 

KNIGHTSBRIDGE CEMETERY, MESNIL-MARTINSART  - (Somme)




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 Harry B Connell. Lieut.Col. , R.A.M.C. - 10th November 1916

 Information 

 e.g. From   CWGC


Lieutenant Colonel

CONNELL, HARRY BERTRAM

Died 16/11/1916 Aged 40

(Died of Wounds)

Royal Army Medical Corps (93 Field Ambulance)

Son of Joseph and Ellen Connell.

 Other   information 

 (e.g.   Ancestry)


Inscription: GIVE HIM O LORD ETERNAL REST AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE ON HIM.

PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY  - (Somme)

(Miss J Connell, 2 Stockfield Road, Streatham SW16) Brother of John Connell (below)

(a) Grave picture - link

(b) Born 4th Jun 1876 

Swindon, 

(c)  probate to Jessie Connell (sister) Jessie Connell - (born about 1878 in Dulwich) a Sick Nurse in 1911 - Connaught Hospital, Medical Officer's Quarters, Marlborough Lines, Aldershot




SSJ WW1 SSJ names of deceased


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 J.A. Andre Bouic.Sec.Lieut. ,R.F.C. - 24th March 1917

 Information e.g. From CWGC


Second Lieutenant, BOUIC, ANDRE

Died 24/03/1917 Aged 23

Royal Flying Corps 

Son of Alexandre Jules Bouic and his wife, Marie Emilie Clothilde Lellaire.

PORT LOUIS WESTERN CEMETERY  - (Mauritius)

 Other   information   (e.g.   Ancestry)

 

Medical student  at Guys from 1914 link

… Having passed the 2nd Conjoint in the early part of 1916 he joined the forces. He was killed in a flying accident while holding the rank of Lieut. in the Royal Flying Corps… tribute from Guy's Hospital Reports Vol.LXX, War Memorial Number



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 John Connell. Co. Sergt. Major. , Border Regt - 19th November 1917

 Information

 e.g. From 

 CWGC


Company Serjeant Major

CONNELL, J

Service Number 5977

Died 19/11/1917

6th Bn.  Border Regiment

LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY

 

 Other   information 

 (e.g. Ancestry)


(Originally CORKSCREW CEMETERY, LOOS) Brother of Harry Connell (above)

(a)Born Suez, enlisted Quetta, India,  Resident  Streatham (Lonsdale Battalion web link)

(b) ‘Effects' lists his mother as Ellen Walker; Sister Jessie



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 Charles F. Hicks, Canadian M.G.C . - 25th August 1918

 Information e.g. From CWGC


Private HICKS, CHARLES FLETCHER

Service Number 1018010

Died 28/08/1918 Aged 31

2nd Bn. Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Son of Charles Ernest and Patience M. Hicks, of Mayo Farm, North Battleford, Saskatchewan. Native of Cork, Ireland.

 

Inscription: REQUIESCAT IN PACE

SUN QUARRY CEMETERY, CHERISY -  - (Pas de Calais)

 Other information 

 (e.g. Ancestry)


(a) Canada Veterans – see link

Born: October 22, 1887 London,
 
Enlistment: March 24, 1916 North Battleford, Saskatchewan
Copy of newspaper obit  “ staunch liberal and devout catholic”

(b) Arrived Canada 1904 (age 17) with parents



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 Cecil G. Kelly, R.F.A. - 27th September 1918

 Information   e.g. From CWGC


Gunner KELLY, CECIL GODFREY BERNARD

Service Number 211595

Died 27/09/1918 Aged 40

70th By. 34th Bde. Royal Field Artillery 

Son of Bernard Kelly, M.D., and Anne Elizabeth Kelly. Born in London.

 Other   information   (e.g.   Ancestry)


Inscription: REQUIEM AETERNAM DONA EI, DOMINE ET LUX PERPETUA LUCEAT EI R.I.P.

LOWRIE CEMETERY, HAVRINCOURT 

(Pas de Calais) His brother Rev Bernard William Ignatius Kelly. Catholic Priest. In 1914-15 (at least) he is at St Edwards, Sutton Park, Chertsey, Surrey. By 1939 he is Rector of Christ Church Brixton Hill.



St Martin of Tours SSJ bias plaster relief


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Bernard Yeatman Lieut. , Devon Regt. - 27th October 1918

 Information e.g. From CWGC


Second Lieutenant, YEATMAN, BERNARD JOSEPH PYM

Died 23/10/1918 Aged 34

9th Bn. Devonshire Regiment 

D S O

Son of Charlotte Murray Houghton Yeatman, of Brookside, Dundrum, Co. Dublin, and the late John Pym Yeatman. Native of London.

 Other information (e.g. Ancestry)


Inscription: R.I.P. - POMMEREUIL BRITISH CEMETERY 

Brother of Patrick Yeatman (above)

(a) Wimbledon College - see link

(b) In 1911 he is a Civil Engineering student living at 15 Grenville Road, Willesden. Sister Olive Mary Yeatman



 


SSJ WW1 names of deceased who fought

 

 

 


 

 

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