St Mary Magdalene, Reigate – the Hoad brothers

Another seven ringers went to war from Reigate St Mary Magdalene. Two were killed, Henry John Dewey and William Frank Smith.

Surviving the war were the two Hoad brothers, George Frederick and Henry Albert. George Frederick simply continued his pre-war civilian trade of bricklaying with the Royal Engineers, while Henry Albert served in the artillery. Henry Frederick Ewins served with the RAF. Slightly harder to absolutely identify are Harold Bennett and James Henry Judd, for whom it has not yet been possible to complete tie together the various bits of evidence of identity and service.

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