West Clandon, St Peter & St Paul

So far six men from St Peter and St Paul, West Clandon, have been identified from contemporary reports. It seems one had moved to Barking before the war.

  • Lieutenant Reginald Joseph Albert Blake † killed 13 April 1918 — Scots Guards; 1st Battalion, attached 11 Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. [Originally from West Clandon, it appears he had moved to Barking prior to the outbreak of war. He initially served in the ranks of the Scots Guards before being commissioned and serving with the East Lancashire Regiment. He listed twice on the original Central Council Roll of Honour, once as Blake JA of Ilford, then as Blake R of West Clandon.] Also commemorated on the Essex Association of Change Ringers memorial in Chelmsford Cathedral.
  • Private Alfred Savage † killed 11 April 1917 — New Army; 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales’ Own) [on the Central Council roll he has been identified as the serving with 3rd Dragoon Guards, although an early report in The Ringing World suggests that like his brother Charles he joined a New Army unit]
  • Private Charles Savage † killed 25 September 1915 — New Army; 1st Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) [he is identified on the Central Council roll as serving with 1st Queen’s, however, an early report in The Ringing World suggests that like his brother Alfred he joined a New Army unit]
  • Frederick Bennett — Royal Engineers (Territorial Force).
  • Trooper William Day — 16th (the Queen’s) Lancers; attached King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. [One report states 17th Lancers, but 17th were Hussars.]
  • William Savage — New Army

Information on the bells and their ringers today can be found via the Guildford Diocesan Guild website.

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