Metropolitan Borough of Deptford Roll of Honour

Members, Officers and employees of the Deptford Borough Council who are serving under the Colours in the defence of their Country.

Members of the Council

Name Service Position on Council
W F Marchant MA JP Captain and Adjutant, 20th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment Mayor
G Tams Sergeant, 6th City of London Rifles Councillor

Officers and Employees

Town Clerks Department
R O Swanson London Scottish Committee Clerk
* C E Vernall City of London Fusiliers Clerk in the Rating Department. 26 June 1917 commissioned into the Manchester Regiment
H G Reed Royal Army Medical Corps Committee Clerk
Arthur Stephen Lidington Royal Army Medical Corps Clerk of 55 St Asaph Road, Brockley
Frederick Charles Mitchell Royal Army Medical Corps Clerk transferred from Borough Accountant's Department Nov 1913, where he had started work in March 1913. Aged 16 of 34 Sandbourne Road, Brockley. Enlisted 7 Sept 1914, Served in Gallipoli, Serbia and Salonika, where he contracted Malaria
S Lawford Royal Field Artillery (Deptford Battery)
Public Health Department
H J Smith Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Clerk in the Public Health Department
R D J Simpson National Reserve Inspector
G Abbott 4th Dragoon Guards Caretaker at the Tuberculosis Dispensary
R Gladman Royal Engineers
* G Wagner National Reserve (Windsor Castle Guard)
T Lyons Band of the Artists' Rifles 28th (Reserve) Battalion London Regiment
Borough Surveyor's Department
G W Ruddle National Reserve later Kent (Fortress) Royal Engineers Assistant Surveyor
A P Harcourt Kent (Fortress) Royal Engineers
Richard Hillier 15th County of London Regiment (Civil Service Rifles) Correspondence Clerk at Walthamstow UDC from 15 October 1905 appointed Clerk in Department May 1914 aged 23 of 502 Southwark Park Road, Rotherhithe
H W Chaplin Army Pay Corps Clerk
William Land Army Pay Corps Appointed 4th Class Clerk July 1913 aged 17 of 150 Charlton Lane, Charlton, was Junior Clerk in Public Health Department of Greenwich Borough Council. Not accepted for Service in September 1914, but had joined by Jan 1915.
Borough Accountant's Department
Spencer F Cox Army Cyclist Corps Clerk from July 1913 aged 17 of 8 Roxley Road, Lewisham.
S J Gorbold 1st Kent Cyclist Battalion Clerk
Public Libraries Department
C A Harris Seaforth Highlanders Sub-Librarian at New Cross Library, moved to Central Library when it opened in 1914
A S Steward Seaforth Highlanders Sub-Librarian at New Cross Library and then at Central Library in 1913 before opening.
Duncan Gray Royal Army Medical Corps Librarian in Charge at New Cross appointed July 1914 aged 22 from 2 Grosvenor Villa, Coventry, where he was Chief Assistant in Coventry Public Libraries since December 1911 and Librarian at Carlise Public Library 1907 - 1911. . Not accepted for Service in September 1914, but had joined by Jan 1915.
Walter Lenton Royal Fusiliers April 1913 aged 22 of 20 Gravel Road, Twickenham, was the First Assistant at Twickenham Public Library. Was appointed Senior Assistant New Cross Library, from May 1914 Central Library. Not accepted for Service in September 1914, but had joined by Jan 1915.
Thomas Allen Royal Marines Caretaker at New Cross Library, had previously been a Messenger at the Town Hall
Works Department
Edward B Allen Army Service Corps Carman from 13 Feb 1913 aged 33 of 8 Desmond Street
R C Baldwin Royal Field Artillery
H Barber Royal Engineers
J Bennett Royal Navy Sweeper and Sunday Attendant at St Paul's Churchyard from 2 April 1914
G T Bolt Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
A W Cockett Royal Engineers
F C Cockett Royal Engineers
E Cook Royal West Kent Regiment Carman
C Elkins Royal Field Artillery (Deptford Battery) Mason Pavior from 28 June 1913
J C F Field Royal Field Artillery
J Finley The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
T Flegg Army Service Corps Carman from 26 March 1914
Frederick E Francis Royal Marine Light Infantry Sweeper and Sunday Attendant at St Paul's Churchyard from 16 Aug 1913 of 44 Kerry Road.
William Gadd Army Service Corps Sweeper from 10 Feb 1913, in July 1913 he became a Carman
E G Griffiths Royal Field Artillery
T Henning Royal Army Medical Corps Carman, driver of horse number 25
C J Hopgood Royal Engineers
J Howard Royal Engineers
G Hughes National Reserve
J Hughes Royal Field Artillery
J W Moore Army Service Corps Carman
A J Murphy Royal Engineers
H Page Royal Engineers
W Petty Royal Field Artillery
H Robinson 18th (Pioneer) Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment
J Ryan National Reserve
Walter Louis Simmonds National Reserve Attendant at St Paul's Churchyard Recreation Ground from June 1913, aged 34 was a male attendant in the service of Greenwich Guardian Union.
R L Skea Royal Field Artillery
H W Waghorn National Reserve
R Warner National Reserve
Arthur Whiffin Army Service Corps Road Sweeper from 8 July 1912, became a Carman from March 1913
Baths and Washhouses Department
F Abbott National Reserve
F Cooper Royal Field Artillery (Camberwell Battery)
L Kemp Royal Field Artillery (Deptford Battery)
F Peach Royal Field Artillery (Deptford Battery)

This is a copy of the list produced January 1915 and displayed at the Town Hall, the Baths, Public Libraries and Knott Street Depot. One of the copies is held by the Local History and Archives Centre, Lewisham. Italics are additional information from Roll of Honour.

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