Limpsfield Chart, St Andrew

Like Leatherhead, six men from Limpsfield Chart are recorded on the roll. This includes three Tidy brothers, and two Firmager brothers.

  • Private Edward Ernest Tidy — 2nd Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).
  • Driver Henry Frederick Hylton Tidy — Kent Fortress Company, Royal Engineers.
  • Private Percival Charles Tidy — 5th Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). [The regimental number recorded on his medal index card suggests he may have been serving with 4th Battalion towards the end of the war.]
  • Sapper Thomas Firmager — 2/1st Sussex Fortress Company, 525th (2nd London) Field Company, No 3 Company 2nd Reserve Battalion, Royal Engineers; 4th Battalion, Tank Corps.
  • Gunner Arthur Firmager — Royal Garrison Artillery.
  • Private Charles William Clinch — Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment; Labour Corps. [Only Queen’s service mentioned on original medal index card.]

There was a fourth Tidy brother who served (and it appears another Firmager), Leonard Arthur Tidy, and while it appears he was not a ringer at the time of the First World War, current Surrey Association member Michael Uphill remembers him as a ringer later in the 20th century. So to reflect this:

  • Gunner Leonard Arthur Tidy — Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery.

It seems Serjeant Sidney Arthur Wright, Scots Guards, may also have rung here in his teenage years, visiting from Westerham, Kent.

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7 thoughts on “Limpsfield Chart, St Andrew

  1. Pingback: Limpsfield Chart, St Andrew – Tidys and Firmagers | halfmuffled

  2. Doug Fisher

    Bertie Locke was a bell ringer at Limpsfield. Killed in action aged 17. He has left his name graffitied on the panel in the ringing chamber! Found it in the last two days. 19/11/2013 .
    We shall remember them.

    Reply
    1. davidunderdown95 Post author

      Thanks for the information, I’ll dig a bit more, and also pass it on to Alan Regin if you haven’t already done so, so that Bertie also goes on the Central Council roll

      Reply

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