The Teddington Society has launched an online WWII War Memorial for Teddington.
In addition to the physical War Memorial in front of the hospital, there are 12 other memorials across the town, in places such as churches, the post office sorting room and the bus station at Fulwell.
The online memorial lists the names of 159 local servicemen and women and 96 civilians who died during the air raids or due to other enemy action between September 1939 and August 1945.
It has been meticulously researched over many years and assembled by Teddington Society member David Neller.
The civilians included three members of the same family, Charles aged 37 and Elizabeth English, also 37 and their 14 year old son Geoffrey, who all died on 29th November 1940 at their home, 32, Railway Road, Teddington and three members of the Frith family including their 18 year old son, Gordon of Church Road, Teddington who were killed during enemy bombing on the same day.
Six year old Doreen May Juett and her sister Maureen of 66 Shacklegate Lane were two of the youngest victims. Their mother Mary Ellen May, aged 37, also died in the November 29th attack.
Five members of a bomb disposal team, based in Bushy Park were also killed in a single, massive explosion near the Diana Fountain.
They were: Lance Corporal Cyril Bennett Lebbon, aged 43, driver Frederick George Horton, Lieutenant Kenneth Graham Hope, driver Arthur Kitchener Hartland and Royal Engineer sapper John Robert Darsley, aged 19.
The incident happened on the 10th December 1940, as a team were working on an unexploded bomb when it detonated. It is understood that the Germans had changed the timings on the bomb to delay the explosion by two days.
According to records it was a cold day and the section had adopted the standard practice of lighting a fire and brewing a large Dixie of tea. Sapper Jimmy Hulme had gone to see to the tea when the bomb detonated. He was knocked over by the blast and a piece of shrapnel hit him in the back. He spent some time in hospital and then returned to his unit. After this incident he acquired a slight stammer but was otherwise okay.
You can see the online memorial and the stories of those who died here:
Here we tell the stories of FIVE service personnel and FIVE civilians whose names appear on the online memorial
Adams, John Malcolm
Son of James Cecil Adams and Annie Adams née Smith
of 52 Teddington Park Road, Teddington
Born 7th August 1926 at Battersea, Surrey
Educated at Stanley Road School, Teddington
Royal Navy Ordinary Seaman (P/JX 63048) serving on H.M.S. Cato (Minesweeper)
Died 6th July 1944, aged 17 years when HMS Cato was sunk off the Normandy coast.
No other grave but the sea.
Listed on Portsmouth Naval Memorial (Panel 83, Column 3)
Listed on the Stanley Road School WW2 War Memorial
Son of Charles Beard and Eleanor Jane Beard née Richards
Spouse of Agnes Ellen Beard née Diggins
Born 11th February 1906 at Teddington
Lived at 62 Victor Road, Teddington
Attended the Warspite training ship from age 14
Served as a ‘Greaser’ in the Merchant Navy
Died 4th August 1943, aged 37 years
His ship the ‘Fort La Montee’ exploded outside Algiers Harbour.
The ship broke in two with the aft section sinking in forty feet of water. Believed to have been buried at El Alia in Algiers
Listed on the Merchant Navy Memorial (Tower Hill, London)
Beyer, Edwin Harry
Son of Edwin Beyer and Ruth Madeline Beyer née Horner Born 17th January 1917 at Lambeth Surrey
Research physicist of 2 Royal Road, Teddington
Sergeant (657044), 75 (R.N.Z.A.F.) Sqdn., Royal Air Force. Killed in action 3rd September 1942, aged 25 years at Callantsoog Zijpe Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Listed on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey (Panel 78)
Bunce, William Leslie
Son of Arthur John Bunce and Helena Jane Bunce née Dean
of 9 Grove Terrace, Teddington, Middlesex
Born July 1918 in Edmonton, Middlesex (now Greater London)
Enlisted on 15th July 1939
Lance Serjeant (6144122), 1/6th Battn., East Surrey Regiment
Killed in action on 10th April 1944 in Italy, aged 25 years
Buried in Cassino War Cemetery, Italy (Grave Ref.VII.E.10)
Hope, Kenneth Graham
Son of William John Hope and Margaret Agnes Hope née Hunter Spouse of Margaret Phyliss Hope née Dixon Born 3rd August 1908 at Workington, Cumberland School master at Badingham College, Leatherhead, Surrey
Lieutenant with the Royal Engineers and Officer in charge of 725 Bomb Disposal Company,
Killed 10th December 1940, aged 32 years in a bomb explosion in Bushy Park, Teddington
Buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Oxford on 14th December 1940
English, Elizabeth Emily
Wife of Charles Thomas English of 32 Railway Road, Teddington
Born 2nd September 1903
Died 29th November 1940 at 32 Railway Road, Teddington
Buried 6th December 1940, aged 37 years
at Teddington Cemetery (Plot Au-Border Grave 633)
Born 24th August 1872
Lived at 14 Argyle Road, Teddington
Died 24th July 1944 at 36 Argyle Road, Teddington
during an enemy attach with a V1 rocket (‘flying bomb’)
Buried 29th July 1944 in Teddington Cemetery (Plot S)
Jarvis, Kathleen Joy
Daughter of Thomas Edwin Jarvis and Ethel May Jarvis née Bowpitt
of 27 Princes Road, Teddington
Born 12th March 1925 at Teddington
Died 19th October 1940 at the Blandford Road Shelter, Teddington
Buried 24th October 1940, aged 15 years
in Teddington Cemetery (Plot Au-Border Grave 636)
Also known as Oscar Stevens Banyard and Oscar Banyard Stevens
Son of Frederick Banyard and Martha Ann Banyard née Pentelow
Spouse of Louisa Mary Banyard née Bayton
Born 3rd Sep 1890 at East Grinstead, Sussex
Sgt in the Royal Army Ordinance Corps 1914-1918
Trolley Bus Driver of 58 Railway Road, Teddington
Injured 23rd Oct 1940 at City Road, Shoreditch, London
Died 5th Oct 1944 at West Middlesex County Hospital
Buried 11th Oct 1944 in Teddington Cemetery, aged 54 years
Listed on the Fulwell Bus Garage War Memorial 1939-1945
In Memory of Comrades Who Were Killed By Enemy Action
Brayfield, Henry Charles
Spouse of Gertrude Brayfield of 86 Langham Road, Teddington
Born 9th April 1882 at Camberwell, Surrey
Employed at Teddington Studios, Broom Road, Teddington
Died 5th July 1944 at Warner Film Studio, Teddington
Buried 10th Jul 1944, aged 62 years
in Teddington Cemetery (Plot S Grave 2486)
Edwards, William ‘Bertie’
Son of Henry ‘Harry’ James Edwards and Ellen Elizabeth Edwards née Mitchell
of 4 St Mark’s Road, South Teddington
Born 28th May 1922 at Teddington
Educated at Teddington Council School, Stanley Road, Teddington
Errand boy for wine merchants
Died 29th November 1940 at Church Road, Teddington during enemy bombing of the Teddington area
Buried 6th December 1940, aged 18 years in Teddington Cemetery (Plot T Grave 2123)
Listed on the Stanley Road School WW2 War Memorial