Metropolitan Electric Tramway Finchley Depot

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Reference WMO212538

Address:

Finchley United Service Club

307 Ballards Lane

London Borough of Barnet

North Finchley

London

N12 8LY

England

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Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Raised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Plaque dedicated to those form Metropolitan Electric Tramway Finchley Depot who lost their lives during the First World War. Beside the main memorial to the right in photo.
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Finchley Depot of the Metropolitan Electric Tramways Company Erected by the staff of this Depot in memory of their comrades who laid down their lives for king and Country in the Great War 1914-1918.

J.L. Boardman, J.E Bowen, J. Emery, C.O. Hampson, T. Kirk, T.W. Peddell, E A. Swift, R.H. Edwards, H. Clark, E.H. Field, A. Mitchell, W. Griffin, W.T Moore, A.W. Onslow, R. Robins, J. Redfearn, J. Sharpe, R. Tinsley. .................................................................................................................................................................................... 1. J.L. Boardman. (Motorman). Private Joseph Livsey Boardman No: L/7627. Age 34. Date of Death: 18/10/1914, Royal Fusiliers, 1st Battalion. Memorial Ref: Panel 3, Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainault, Belgium; 21 Brownlow Terrace, Squires Lane, Finchley; Husband of A.M. Boardman of 10 Lindsay Cottages, Burnt Oak, Edgware, Middlesex. Commonwealth War Graves Commission CWGC. Boardman, J. (Motorman). Killed in action 18/10/1914. Metropolitan Electric Tramways. Train Omnibus Tram (TOT) Newsletter. 1916 March. Barnet Press, Library Archives. Confirmed. 2. J.E Bowen. (Conductor). Rifleman J Bowen. No: 4243. Age 27. Date of Death: 09/09/1916. London Regiment (The Rangers), 12th Battalion Ref: X.B.1.Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz; Son of James and Elizabeth Bowen, of 71, Arlington Rd.,NW1 London. Born at Cardiff. CWGC. Bowen, J. (Conductor). Killed in action 09/09/1916. London General Omnibus. TOT Newsletter 1916 December. Confirmed. 3. J. Emery. (Motorman). Serjeant John Emery No: 593. Age 29. Date of Death: 28/02/1915. London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers).“A” Company 3rd Battalion. Grave Ref: 1.B.24, Le Touret Military Cemetery Richebourg-L’Avoue, Pas De Calais, France; Son of John and Sarah Elizabeth Emery of Highgate London; Husband of Helen Sarah Emery (nee Anniss) of 19 Balliol Road, Lordship Lane, Tottenham, London, CWGC. Finchley Address. Emery, J. (Motorman). Prisoner of War, Metropolitan Electric Tramways. TOT Newsletter.1916 June. Info needed - 39 Entries with initial J in CWGC “Not Confirmed” 4. C.O. Hampson. (Motorman). Private Charles Oscar Hampson No: L/8675. Age 28. Date of Death: 31/10/1914, Middlesex Regiment 1st Battalion. Memorial Ref: Panel 8, Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainault, Belgium; Son of Charles E. and Ellen Hampson, 55 Percy Road, North Finchley, London. CWGC. Previously reported missing, Hampson, C.O. (Motorman) Killed in action. Previously reported missing 31/10/1914 Metropolitan Electric Trams. TOT Newsletter. 1916 June. Confirmed. 5. T. Kirk. Info needed - Kirk T. Finchley Lance Corporal. Military Foot Police HFT 20/12/1918 - 25 entries with initial T in CWGC. “Not Confirmed.” 6. T.W. Peddell. Gunner Thomas William Peddell No: 95531. Age 29. Date of Death: 24/08/1918. Royal Field Artillery “D” Battery 157th Brigade. Grave Ref: X1X.D.11. Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas De Calais, France; Youngest son of Mr and Mrs G Peddell of The Wheatsheaf, York Hill, Loughton, Essex. Born and lived at Wood Green, London. CWGC. Confirmed. 7. E A. Swift. (Cleaner). Acting Bombardier E. A. Swift No: 112534. Age 0. Date of Death: 29/08/1917. Royal Horse Artillery, 402nd Battery, 5th Brigade, Grave Ref: IV.E.23. Dozinghem Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. CWGC. Swift, A. (Cleaner) Wounded, London General Omnibus Co. Ltd. TOT 1916 March. “Not Confirmed.” 8. R.H. Edwards. (Conductor). Lance Corporal Richard Henry Edwards No: 8214. Age 32. Date of Death: 24/07/1915. Duke of Wellingtons, (West Riding Regiment) 3rd Battalion. Grave Ref: South West Corner Finchley, (Holy Trinity) Churchyard, UK. Dale Grove; Husband of Agnes Caroline Edwards of 7 Grange Avenue, North Finchley. CWGC. Edwards, R.H. Conductor) Died of pneumonia in whilst on leave in London. 24/07/1915.Metropolitan Electric Tramways. TOT Newsletter. 1916 March. Confirmed. 9. H. Clark. (Cleaner, Badge No: 11918). Driver Henry Clark No: 22343.Age 26. Date of Death: 22/04/1918 Royal Field Artillery.”B” Battery 156th Brigade. Grave Ref: V.B.11. Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium; Son of Fredrick and Hannah Clark, of North Finchley; Husband of Ella Eliza Clark, of 8, Theobald Avenue, North Finchley, London. CWGC. Clarke, Henry (Cleaner), Badge No.11918, Wounded, London General Omnibus Co. Ltd. TOT Newsletter.1916 March. Closest Match. Clarke Herbert, North Finchley High Road Stoker HMS Hawke Torpedoed in the North Sea Barnet Press 23/01/1915-330 entries with initial H in CWGC. “Not Confirmed” 10. E.H. Field. Sapper Ernest Henry Field No: 209829. Age 27. Date of Death: 30/12/1917. Royal Engineers, 96th Light Railway Operating Company. Grave Ref: F.89 Alexander (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt; Husband of Agnes Field of 40 Leicester Road, East Finchley, London. Drowned. CWGC. Confirmed 11. A. Mitchell. (Conductor). Rifleman Arthur Mitchell. No: S/8959. Age 0. Date of Death, 24/08/1916. Rifle Brigade,11th Battalion. Panel Reference: Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C. Memorial. Theipval Memorial, Somme, France. 1 Rosemount Terrace, High Road, North Finchley CWGC. Mitchell, A. (Conductor) Killed in action 24/08/1916 Metropolitan Electric Trams. TOT Newsletter.1916 October. Barnet Press, Library Archives. Confirmed. 12. W. Griffin. (Conductor). Private William Griffin No: 8832. Date of Death, 24/05/1915 Age:20. Royal Dublin Fusiliers,2nd Battalion, Panel 44 and 46.Ypres (Menin Gate), Belgium: Son of Patrick and Catherine Griffin, of 7, Carman's Hall, Francis St., Dublin. CWGC. Griffin, W. (Conductor) Killed in action, at Hooge 22/05/1915 Metropolitan Electric Tramways. TOT. Newsletter 1916 March. Confirmed. 13. W.T Moore. Private William Thomas Moore No: 33157. Age 41. Date of Death: 13/03/1917. Essex Regiment, 13th Battalion. Memorial Ref: Pier and Face 10D Theipval Memorial, Somme, France; Husband of Agnes Constance Moore of 34 Kenwood Road, Highgate, London. - Moore W, Barnet, Union Street (father-in-law's address) Rifleman King's Royal Rifles DOW Barnet Press 12/08/1916* “Not Confirmed”. 14. A.W. Onslow. Driver Alfred William Onslow No: L/45367 Age 39. Date of Death: 08/10/1917. Royal Field Artillery, 26th Battery.17th Brigade. Grave Ref: 111.1.36. Bard Cottage Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium; Son of Thomas and Emily Margaret Onslow, Husband of Dorcas Annie Onslow of “Rosslyn” Finchley Park, North Finchley, London. CWGC. National Archives. Barnet Press, Library Archives. Confirmed. 15. R. Robins. (Conductor). Private Roberts, Damerall Robins No: 5772. Age: 28. Date of Death: 31/10/1914. Worcestershire Regiment 2nd Battalion. Panel Reference: Panel 34.Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium; Brother of Mrs Annie Elliott, of 33, Stockdale Rd., Stewart's Rd., Battersea, London. CWGC. CWGC. Robins, R. (Conductor). Killed at Ypres 31/10/1914 Metropolitan Electric Tramways. TOT 1916 March. Barnet Press, Library Archives. Confirmed. 16. J. Redfearn. Serjeant James Redfearn No: 2457. Age 35. Date of Death: 28/05/1917. Middlesex Regiment, 23rd Battalion. Grave Ref: 111.A.26. Dickiebusch New Military Extension, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium; Son of James and Lillian Redfearn, Manchester; Husband of Maude Emily Redfearn of 23 Avenue Road, North Finchley, London. CWGC. Barnet Press, Library Archives. Confirmed 17. J. Sharpe. (Conductor). Private James Sharpe No: 16377. Age 20. Date of Death: 11/06/1916. Middlesex Regiment, 4th Battalion. Grave Ref: I.F.23. Dartmoor Cemetery, Bercordel-Becourt, Somme, France; Son of James and Emily Sharpe of 20 Pembroke Road, New Southgate, London. CWGC. Sharpe, J. Conductor Presumed dead, Metropolitan Electric Tramways. TOT Newsletter. 1916 March. Confirmed. 18. R. Tinsley. (Conductor). Private Robert Tinsley No: 25317.Age 26. Date of Death: 11/04/1917. East Surrey Regiment, 12th Battalion. Grave Ref: 1.43. Dickiebusch New Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium; Son of Mr and Mrs F Tinsley of 1 Grove Road, North Finchley, London; Husband of E Tinsley of 40 Grange Avenue, North Finchley. CWGC. Barnet Press, Library Archives. Confirmed Researched and Compiled by Martin Coyle Hutton Grove, Finchley United Services Club No: 269

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