Redhill, St John

Redhill, St John suffered the second-highest casualty rate of all the Surrey Association towers (after Merstham) with three out of five ringers who went to war being killed. Of those killed, Albert Streeter was one of nine siblings. His brother William also served. According to a Ringing World article their father, also William, was another ringer and at the time of the article – 11 September 1914 – he had three sons serving, though it is stated that only one of them is a ringer. There is also a report of a Thomas Streeter ringing at Redhill at that time. William Maynard had previously been misidentified on the Central Council roll of honour, but the information on the Surrey roll allowed the correct identification to be made.

  • Private Harold Dennis † Killed in Action, 7 November 1916 — 3rd and 8th Battalions, the Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment).
  • Private William Maynard † Missing, presumed Killed, 25 September 1915 — 1st Battalion, the Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment).
  • Serjeant Albert Streeter † Died of Wounds, 8 October 1916 — 3rd and 9th Battalions, the Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment); 53rd Company, Machine Gun Corps. [Probably brother of William below. 3rd Battalion was the Special Reserve battalion]
  • ?Harry William? Edwards or ?Henry? Edwards — S/S [Supply Section?], Army Service Corps. [There are two H Edwards in the 1911 census, Harry William was a blacksmith, and Harry a bootmaker, either of whom could have been of use to the ASC]
  • Private William Streeter — 6th and 7th Battalions, the Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), Royal Fusiliers. [Probably the brother of Albert above. There are two Medal Index Cards for William Streeters in the Queen’s, one served with 1st Battalion, but he was killed and further research shows he was not from the same family, a photo shows that their father, Willim Streeter sr also served, but in the Royal Engineers]

Information about the ringers and bells today can be found on the church website and on the Surrey Association website.

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