Dedication Service for the 16 Missing Names added to the WWI Memorial at Marlpit Lane Memorial Park

Friday 11th November 2022


Order of Service

10.45 Introduction Charles King MBE Chair: East Coulsdon RA

10.50 Service led by Pastor Malcolm Newman

10.55 Deputy Civic Mayor Cllr. Sue Bennett

11.00 2-minute silence

11.02 Cllr. Margaret Bird

11.04 Reading of the Names

11.10 Laying of the wreaths

11.20 Citation British Legion

11.25 The Lord’s Prayer Pastor Malcolm Newman

The 16 Missing Names

Leonard Barnes L/Cpl East Yorkshire Regiment married Elsie Hewitt of Reigate died 20 September 1914 age 31 years

James Beckenham Rifleman Kings Royal Rifle Corps died 20th August 1917 age 20 son of Francis and Ellen Beckenham of Chamberlain’s Cottage Chipstead Valley Rd

John Edward Bovington Pte Queens (Royal West Surrey) died 6th November 1915 Employed as a nurse at Netherne Asylum

Crawford Vivian F S Lt East Surrey Regiment son of Rev John Crawford Chaplain at Cane Hill Asylum died from wounds sustained on active service

George Albert Crick MM East Surrey Regiment awarded Military Medal died 12th October 1917 age 23 years, husband of Emma of Stoats Nest Road

Sydney Nelson Crowther Royal Engineers born Croydon died 18th October 1914 named on St Andrew’s Church Roll of Honour

F. M. Gregory Rifleman Kings Royal Rifle Corps died 2nd November 1914 age 29 husband of the late Annie Rose Gregory son of John and Hester Gregory

John Hayler Driver 38331 Royal Engineers died 1st May 1918 age 20 years son of John and Jemima Hayler of 1 Woodcote Grove Cottage Coulsdon

F Lee named on St Andrew’s Church Coulsdon Roll of Honour

Guy Steer Long 2nd Lt Suffolk Regiment died 28th September 1916 age 26 years old son of George and Blanche Long of 78 Red Down Road Coulsdon

Henry Archibald Long Lt Northumberland Fusiliers died 15th September 1916 age 31 years old son of George and Blanche Long of 78 Red Down Road Coulsdon

Percy Edwin Mean L/Corp London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) died 1st July 1916 age 26 years old son of Frederick Mean of ‘Crosby’ Red Down Road Coulsdon

William Arthur Mills Sgt Royal Welsh Fusiliers died 20th March 1919 age 21 years son of Gertrude Arnell of Coulsdon Surrey now living 95 Wentworth Road Croydon

Lawrence Arthur Skeen Pte Kings Shropshire Light Infantry died 19th September 1918 age 28 years old son of Walter and Hettie Skeen of ‘Knighton’ Red Down Road

G J Taylor MM Company Sgt Major London Regiment (Queen’s Westminster Rifles) died 10th December 1918 age 34 years old only son of Noah and Elizabeth Taylor of Rose Cottage Brighton Road awarded MM

John Voice Pte Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment died 2nd September 1918 age 29 years old employed at Netherne Asylum son of Edward and Ellen Voice


They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.

For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon


Our Thanks to those who made this possible:

Carole Skinner for the Research

The 4 Coulsdon residents associations: Coulsdon West, East Coulsdon, Hartley and District, and Old Coulsdon

WA Truelove & Sons and their Stone Masons

Trevor Our Builder

Croydon Council and their Park Keepers