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SHARMAN, CHARLES

Private Charlie Sharman - photo courtesy of Jim Sharman Private 275240

London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)3rd Bn.


Died 26-October-1918 aged 25
Son of James and Annie Sharman.

James, moved from Suffolk in the 1870s and married Annie Ewins.
Private C Sharman Headstone They had 9 children and lived in Salisbury Road, Banstead.

James was at some point the sexton of All Saints Church and Annie, James and four of Charles' sisters are buried in the churchyard there.


C Sharman, Wood Panel, All Saints Church Banstead Charles died of pneumonia in hospital and is buried in Hamburg Cemetery

Grave Reference: I. E. 12.

HAMBURG CEMETERY Hamburg, Germany. Charles Sharman,All Saints Memorial, Banstead, Surrey.

Source : Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Photo of Charles in uniform supplied by Jim Sharman (May 2009).

All Saints Church Memorial, Banstead, Surrey.
Note: Date of Death Discrepancy of 11 days requires investigation.
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SKELTON, Alfred G

Private C/60448

Royal Fusiliers 8th Bn.


Died 13-April-1917 aged 30

Son of Charles and Elizabeth Rosa Skelton, of 10, Pound Rd., Banstead, Surrey.
Husband of Edith Mary Smewing of 15 Ferndale Road Banstead

Record courtesy of The Surrey History Trust

Alfred Skelton initially joined the East Surrey Regiment (21990) prior to moving to the Royal Fusiliers.

The following account is taken from the one surviving page of the All Saints Banstead Parish magazine:

ALFRED SKELTON, Royal Fusiliers, has given his life for his country, and for the cause of justice and liberty. He fell in the Great Battle of Arras, which commenced on Easter Monday,the 9th of April (1917). A kind and considerate letter from the Chaplain dated 12th April brought the bad news that he was brought into hospital that morning dangerously wounded in the head, and unconscious, and that there was scarcely any hope. This letter was immediately followed by a second letter reporting that he had died the next morning.

He was reverently buried in a British soldier's cemetery at Rouen. Poor fellow, he had only been six months at the Front, having gone across to France last October. A Brother, Thomas Skelton, was killed quite early in the war and another brother Stanley, is at present lying in hospital badly wounded. ( Stanley died of his wounds on the 9th of December 1919 and is the only one of the three Skelton brothers who died as a result of the war, not remembered on the Banstead War Memorial.)

A fourth brother, Gordon Skelton lied about his age and was recruited in the Devonshire Regiment. He was sent to France, but his mother wrote to the War office telling them he was only 14 years old. He was returned from France and released into the care of his parents at 10 Pound Road Banstead. A fifth brother, Norman Percy Skelton, was two years younger than Gordon and did not take part in the war although he joined up on the 14th April 1920.

Grave Reference: O. VIII. H. 12.

ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN Seine-Maritime, France

Source : Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
All Saints Church Memorial, Banstead, Surrey.
Source: family research including 1901 census data from Mavis Jarvis
Parish magazine page (Edna Touzel).
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Alfred Skelton, All Saints Church Memorial, Banstead,Surrey.
Alfred Skelton, Wood panel, All Saints Church, Banstead

Wood panel
All Saints Church
Banstead
SKELTON, THOMAS

Lance Corporal 9720

Devonshire Regiment 1st Bn.


Died 26-January-1915 aged 19

Son of Charles and Elizabeth Rosa Skelton, of 10, Pound Rd., Banstead, Surrey.
Thomas was not married.

Record courtesy of The Surrey History Trust

Thomas skelton was killed in action in France, Flanders.

Memorial Reference: Panel 21.

YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Ieper, Belgium.

Source : Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
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Thomas Skelton, Wood panel, All Saints Church, Banstead

Wood panel
All Saints Church
Banstead
SOPP, EDWARD (Eddie)

Private 41805

Hertfordshire Regiment 1stBn.


Died 11-April-1918 aged 19

Son of Jason and Fanny Sopp, of 3, Dicelands Rd., Banstead, Surrey.

CWGC Grave Reference: Div. 62. III. C. 7.

STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE Seine-Maritime,France

Source : Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
All Saints Church Memorial, Banstead, Surrey.
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Edward Sopp,All Saints Church Memorial, Banstead

Edward Sopp, Wood panel, All Saints Church, Banstead

Wood panel
All Saints Church
Banstead
STURT, REGINALD PHILLIP

Sapper 20213

Royal Engineers


Died 21-June-1917 aged 27

Son of Arthur and Mary Sturt, of 65, Ivy Cottage, Burgh Heath Rd., Epsom.

Grave Reference: D. 312.

EPSOM CEMETERY Surrey, England.

Source : Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
All Saints Church Memorial, Banstead, Surrey.
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Reginal Phillip Sturt, All Saints Church Memorial, Banstead
SUMNER, S D S

Private G/30972 (Shown as Lnce. Cprl. on All Saints memorial)

East Surrey Regiment 12th Bn.


Died 20-January-1917 aged 31

CWGC Grave Reference: I. B. 16.

HEM FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, HEM-MONACU Somme, France.

Source : Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
All Saints Church Memorial, Banstead, Surrey.
IDENTIFICATION ISSUES - Link to Banstead area not yet established.
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Stanley D S Sumner, All Saints Church Memorial, Banstead
Stanley D S Sumner, Wood panel, All Saints Church, Banstead
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