Mitcham’s Forgotten Forty – Baker to Holdsworth

The challenges in this first set of the Forgotten Forty include the common names BAKER, BARKER , COLE and GREEN, for which there are no obvious candidates; HABLIN, a name that seems never to have existed; DRAKE W., a possible mistaken name – should that really have been the DRANE W. buried in Church Road Cemetery?

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Some of names can be found on Church memorials within Mitcham, but that is not sufficient for identification.

MEMORIAL NAME

CHURCH NAME

BAKER, A. F.

BAKER, C.

BARKER, A. C.

BENNETT, T. G.

BIRCH, W.

WALTER BIRCH at St.Barnabus

BISHOP, F. C.

BRADLEY, S. C.

BRADLEY, Sidney C. at St.Mark

BUDD, F.

BUDD, Frederick at Christ Church

BUTLER, J.

BUTLER, James at Christ Church

CLARKE, F.

CLARKE, Frederick at St.Mark

COLE, C.

DRAKE, F.

FRANCIS DRAKE at St.Barnabus

DRAKE, W.

FIELD, V.

FIELD, Victor at St.Mark

FOX, D.

GRAY, G.

GRAY, G. at St.Mark

GREEN, A.

HABLIN, F.

HABLIN, F. at St.Mark

HALL, L.

HALL, Leonard at Christ Church

HERMITAGE, Y.

HIGGINS, C. C.

CHARLES D. HIGGINS at St.Barnabus ?

HITCHCOCK, W.

HOLDSWORTH, W. C.

WILLIAM C. HOLDSWORTH at St.Barnabus

If you recognise any of these names, get in touch at mitchammemorial@gmail.com. If you like a challenge, you could be the one to solve the puzzle.  Help identify these forgotten casualties of the Great War and restore their memory, put a personality to their names.

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