Ashtead, St Giles

The following men who rang at St Giles, Ashtead are recorded on the roll:

  • Lance Sergeant Sydney Reddick † Died of Wounds, 25 March 1918 — 2/5th or 3/5th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment; 1st Battalion, The London Regiment attached 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. [only Royal Fusiliers service shown on roll].
  • Acting Corporal George Albert Cook — 3?/5th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment; 21st (Reserve) Battalion (1st Surrey Rifles), The London Regiment; 1/21st Battalion (1st Surrey Rifles), The London Regiment [service given as 21st Battalion, City of London on roll].
  • Lance Corporal William Henry Corbett jr — Royal Marines Artillery: HM Ships Achilles; Warspite; Repulse; Ramillies; and RM Garrison, Aegean, based Moudros and Constantinople (Istanbul).
  • Serjeant Instructor Hedley James Wyatt — 2/5th or 3/5th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment; 25th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers; 1st Battalion, The London Regiment [Only Royal Fusiliers service shown on roll.

While working on the detailed page for George Albert Cook it was discovered that the Surrey Association rang a peal for Cook’s wedding on 20 September 1919. Named among the peal band was Company Serjeant Major A Lee – never previously identified as a Surrey Association member. He clearly served in the war, it is not known if Ashtead was his home tower, or if he was actually based elsewhere (the ringers in the band were not all from Ashtead).

You can find more information about the current bellringers at Ashtead on the church website.  The Leatherhead & District Local History Society also maintains a set of pages about Ashtead’s war memorial and the men named on it.

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