Redhill, St John – the Streeter family

St John, Redhill had the second-highest casualty rate in the association. Three out of five of the ringers who went to war did not return. Two of the ringers listed were from the Streeter family, brothers Albert (killed) and William (who survived). Their father was also was also a ringer, and apparently had at least one more son who served (though the report which tells us this states that only one son was a ringer). The other two men killed were William Maynard and Harold Dennis. Maynard had previously been misidentified on the Central Council roll of honour.

The final man is listed as H Edwards. The 1911 census gives two candidates, Harry William Edwards and Henry Williams. Harry was a 38-year-old blacksmith in 1911, Henry a 31-year-old bootmaker. Either would be a good candidate for serving with the Supply Section of the Army Service Corps as indicated on the roll.

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