100 year WW1 anniversary commemorations at

All Saints Church in Banstead

Tolling the bell

More than one hundred and twenty men from our local villages fell in World War One.

Banstead Five Churches, Banstead District Royal British Legion, Banstead District Scouts and Banstead History Research Group are honouring their memories. A commemoration ceremony is held at All Saints, Banstead, on the 100th anniversary of the death of each local man. The short service includes a eulogy followed by the tolling of the church bell exactly one hundred times, often by relatives or descendants of the fallen.

Banstead men who served overseas in WW1, casualties and survivors This section of our website lists the men, commemorated in date order. Also included are links to their stories compiled by BHRG member James Crouch, and where available, links to film of the service held at the church. You can send in your own photographs here.

Page last updated: Jan 2018

All Saints Church archives hold a unique record of all the local men who served overseas in WW1. These include casualties, wounded, prisoners, and surving men of the villages, handwritten and listed in alphabetical order of surname. The details include Name, Address, Regiment or Ship, where served. Page through the book by clicking the image on the left.


Date of death
(Links to story)
Lived at Video of Service  
9 Jan 1918 John Edmund (Jack) Bailey 10 Ferndale Road Readings and Tolling of the Bell
Eulogy and Prayers
Laying of Wreath on Grave
14 Jan 1918 Willie Layzell Banstead Asylum

Eulogy and Prayers, Tolling of bell, Laying of wreath

3 Feb 1918 Henry Low Penson Diceland Road

Raising the flag, Intro and tolling of bell, Eulogy and prayers, Laying of Wreath

16 Mar 1918 John Bateman Banstead Asylum Intro and tolling of bell, Eulogy and prayers
17 Mar 1918 Henry Maitland Banstead Hall Service
21 Mar 1918 Frank Mitchel (temp) 22 Oatlands Road, Burgh Heath

Intro and Bell tolling,

Eulogy and prayers (Joint service)

21 Mar 1918 William Viney Banstead Asylum
29 Mar 1918 Arthur Culver 3, Memory Cottages, Burgh Heath

Intro and tolling of bell, Eulogy and prayers

11 Apr 1918 Eddie Sopp
3, Diceland Road, Banstead

Introduction and tolling of bell, Eulogy and prayers

8 May 1918 Frank Wiscombe
13, Shrubland Road, Banstead Introduction and tolling of bell, Eulogy and prayers
15 May 1918 Albert Seal   Introduction and tolling of bell, Laying of wreath (Albert Seal)
15 May 1918 Charles Smith  
21 May 1918 George Powell
11, Shrubland Road, Banstead Intro and Bell tolling, Eulogy
26 May 1918 Mark Farrow
Banstead Asylum Eulogy and prayers
27 May 1918 Willie Nash
17, Shrubland Road, Banstead Eulogy and prayers
14 Jul 1918 Jack Hillman Park Farm, Holly Lane Intro, reading & tolling of bell
22 Aug 1918 G Montague Wigglesworth 55 Ferndale Road, Banstead Eulogy
27 Aug 1918 John Strong Burgh Heath Eulogy and prayers
2 Sep 1918 Edward Clive Garton Banstead Wood

Intro and bell tolling

Eulogy and prayers

Laying of wreath

2 Sep 1918 Ernest Mingay Nork Park
4 Sep 1918 Tom Dowse 6 Canons Lane, Burgh Heath Eulogy and prayers
24 Sep 1918 Albert Taylor The View, High Street Eulogy and prayers
28 Sep 1918 Charles Reygate 2 Sutton Lane, Banstead

Eulogy and prayers

Laying of wreath

2 Oct 1918 Arthur Paterson 13 Court Road, Banstead

Eulogy and prayers

Laying of wreath

13 Oct 1918 William Farley Mint Cottages, Mint Road Intro and tolling of bell, Eulogy, Laying of wreath
14 Oct 1918 Aubrey Balchin 7 Court Road, Banstead Eulogy, Intro and tolling of bell, Laying of wreath
17 Oct 1918 Percy Blunt 36 Ferndale Road, Banstead Intro and tolling of bell, Eulogy
17 Oct 1918 Percy Perrin Burgh Heath
24 Oct 1918 William Blaker 42 Oatlands Road, Burgh Heath Eulogy
26 Oct 1918 Charles Sharman 2 Salisbury Road, Banstead Euolgy,
9 Nov 1918 Archie Jacques Buried at All Saints Eulogy, Laying of wreath, Intro and bell tolling
13 Nov 1918 Albert Nash 13 Lyme Regis Road, Banstead Eulogy,
19 Nov 1918 Harry Gurney 26 Diceland Road, Banstead Eulogy , Intro and bell tolling , Laying of wreath
23 Nov 1918 Muriel Spiers Copleigh, Burgh Heath Raising the flag, Intro and bell tolling, Eulogy, Laying of wreath, Lowering the flag
9 Dec 1918 Stanley Skelton 10 Fir Tree Cottages, Pound Road, Banstead    
31 Dec 1918 Alfred Reed 5 Memory Cottages, Burgh Heath    
31 Dec 1918 Herbert Chandler 26 Court Road, Banstead    
31 Dec 2018 Thomas Stallwood Banstead Asylum    
31 Dec 2018 Dick Caselton 30 Diceland Road, Banstead
  8 Jan 1917 John Stiles St Olave's, Salisbury Road, Banstead  
20 Jan 1917 Stanley Sumner Quendon, Court Road, Banstead Video
10 Feb 1917 Arthur Norris Court House, Court Road, Banstead

Video Bell and Prayers Laying of Wreath

11 Feb 1917 Albert Sycamore Gerrards Lodge, Garratts Lane, Banstead Eulogy
27 Feb 1917 Albert Bowler 24, Oatlands Road, Burgh Heath  
28 Feb 1917 John Henry Baldwin 3 Devonshire Cottages, Garratts Lane, Banstead Video
11 Apr 1917 George Tichener Court House, Court Road, Banstead    Video
13 Apr 1917 Allen Guest 10 Diceland Road, Banstead      
13 Apr 1917 George Nash 17 Shrubland Road, Banstead    
13 Apr 1917 Alfred Skelton 15 Ferndale Road, Banstead    
23 Apr 1917 Thomas Riches   18 Oatlands Road, Burgh Heath  


Bell Tolling and Prayers

23 Apr 1917 Edward Beadle  Born in Banstead, lived in Croydon  
24 Apr 1917 Arthur Curtis Coffee House, High Street  Eulogy, Bell Tolling and Prayers
28 Apr 1917 Reginald Moyse  Patient at Banstead Asylum 

Eulogy, Bell Tolling and Prayers

Laying of wreath at graveside

4 May 1917 William Gudgion 8 Canons Lane, Burgh Heath 

Bell and Prayers, Eulogy

8 May 1917 Laurence Mansfield 4 Green's Cottages, Burgh Heath Eulogy
23 May 1917 Dr Robert Vaughan Banstead Asylum Eulogy
19 Jun 1917 Harry Harden 17/17A Lyme Regis Road, Banstead    Eulogy
21 Jun 1917 Reginald Sturt  19 Shrubland Road, Banstead    Eulogy, Laying of wreath
31 Jul 1917 William Wallis Flint Cottages, High Street 

Eulogy, Bell Tolling and Prayers

3 Aug 1917 George Blunt 17/17A Lyme Regis Road, Banstead      
10 Aug 1917 Victor Bown 60 Ferndale Road, Banstead    Service
19 Aug 1917 Jack Taylor 32 Lyme Regis Road, Banstead    Service
22 Sep 1917 Albert Waters 30 Lyme Regis Road, Banstead      Service
25 Sep 1917 Charles Couchman 10 Lyme Regis Road, Banstead    Tolling of bell and prayers, Eulogy
26 Sep 1917 Alfred Langford  Gerrards Lodge, Garratts Lane, Banstead 
11 Oct 1917 Edward Lawrence 4 Wheeler's Cottages, Burgh Heath Eulogy
21 Oct 1917 Theo Tapp
New Court, Copt Hill, Burgh Heath  
22 Oct 1917 George Butler 7 Firtree Cottages, Pound Road, Banstead Service
26 Oct 1917 Alfred Pigeon 18 Diceland Road, Banstead Eulogy and Prayers Prayers and Bell
27 Oct 1917 John Gatland 17 Diceland Road, Banstead Eulogy Bell and Prayers
30 Oct 1917 Sidney Reygate 2 Sutton Lane Banstead Eulogy and Prayers Laying of Wreath Reading and Bell
22 Dec 1917 Leslie Mitchell Burdon Lane, Belmont (buried Banstead)

Service, Bell Tolling

Eulogy and prayers

22 Dec 1917 Donald Lewis Banstead Hall
29 Dec 1917 Edward Lee Winkworth Cottages, High Street Eulogy
2 Mar 1916 Fred Billing 5, Wheeler's Cottages, Burgh Heath    
8 Mar 1916 Edward Jasper Cross Well House Cottage, Banstead    
5 Apr 1916 Bernard Marshall The Elms, Copt Hill Lane, Burgh Heath Service
17 Apr 1916 Roberts Majuba Caselton 30 Diceland Road, Banstead    
21 Ap 1916 George Edwards 11 Asylum Cottages, Freedown Lane, Banstead    
30 Apr 1916 George Mitchell 44 Oatlands Road, Burgh Heath    
21 May 1916 Charles Grason Cannons Lane, Burgh Heath    
  1 Jun 1916 Henry Ireland Asylum Cottages, Freedown Lane, Banstead    
1 Jul 1916 Harry Bates
Maurice Furse
60 Diceland Road, Banstead
The School House, The Green, Burgh Heath
3 Jul 1916 Cuthbert Buckle Agrapatana, Sri Lanka    
7 Jul 1916 Thomas Gurney 26 Diceland Road, Banstead    
13 Jul 1916 Horace Mitchell 44 Oatlands Rd, Burgh Heath    
26 Jul 1916 Tom Cox Tadworth Camp, Epsom Downs orig. Greinton, Somerset    
10 Aug 1916 Harry Arthur Well House, Woodmanterne Lane, Banstead    
12 Aug 1916 George Daniels 44, Diceland Road, Banstead    
15 Aug 1916 Arthur Boobier 40, Ferndale Road, Banstead    
17 Aug 1916 Leonard Bowler 24 Oatlands Road, Burgh Heath    
18 Aug 1916 Archie Buckle
William Draper
Woodcote House, Epsom
3 Apsley Cottages, Park Road
3 Sep 1916 William Burberry Diceland Road, Banstead    
9 Sep 1916 Clement Goldsmith Banstead Wood House, Banstead orig. Wadhurst, Sussex    
15 Sep 1916 Herbert Garton Banstead Wood, Banstead

Flag raising Eulogy, Wreath, Bell and Prayers, Flag lowering

28 Sep 1916 Herbert Page 12 Oatlands Road, Burgh Heath    
30 Sep 1916 Bryan Paull Copthorne in Burgh Heath Service
20 Oct 1916 Archibald Tonge Post Office, High Street, Banstead Service
31 Oct 1916 Edwin Weller Firtree Cottages, Pound Road    
21 Nov 1916 Gilbert Burrington M.M. 315 Reigate Road, Nork    
25 Nov 1916 George Bryan 22 Oatlands Road, Burgh Heath Service
20 Dec 1916 Lionel King-Stephens The Bank, High Street, Banstead    
1914 and 1915(not complete)
2 May 1915

William Appleby
Ernest Fairs

The Kensington & Chelsea District School, Fir Tree Road
Diceland Road, Banstead
15 May 1915 Albert Seal Banstead Asylum    
17 May 1915 Gordon Anderson 11 Lyme Regis Road, Banstead    
6 Aug 1915 Horace Champion Garrats Hall, Banstead    
26 Sep 1915 George Turner 55 Ferndale Road Banstead Service
28 Sep 1915 Hugh Forster The Grange, Sutton.    
29 Nov 1914 Charles Smith Banstead Asylum    
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