Mitcham’s Forgotten Forty – Jones to Wood

The challenges included in this second set of the Forgotten Forty are: the common names JONES, SMITH, TURNER and WILLIAMS, for which there are no obvious candidates; JOVER, another mystery name and STOPHER O., another possible mistake (1).

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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

JONES, W.

JOVER, H. J.

KETCHER, E. A.

KETCHER, Ernest A. at Christ Church

KING, F. E.

NEGUS, F. T.

NEGUS, Frederick. T. at St.Mark

PACKWOOD, A .

ARTHUR PACKWOOD at St.Barnabus

PERCY, N .W.

POWELL, C.

POWELL, C. at St.Mark

REED, A.

REED, Allan at St.Mark

ROBINSON, H.

ROBINSON, Herbert at St.Mark

SKINNER, W. F.

SMITH, F.

SMITH, Fred at St.Mark

SOANES, E.

SPEARING, F.

SPEARING, F. at St.Mark

STOPHER, O.

THOMPSON, J.

TURNER, J. C.

TURNER, James C. at Christ Church

TURNER, T. W.

WEAVER, F.

WEAVER, Frederick at St.Mark

WILLIAMS, W. J.

WILLIAMS, W. J. at St.Mark

WILSON, L.

WINTER, W. G.

WINTER, William. G. at Christ Church

WOOD, S.

Footnote 1: No plausible candidate for “STOPHER O.” has ever been found. However unlikely it might seem, the possibility of an error cannot be discounted. Olive Stopher was the sister of the casualty PTE. G/69984 J.F.W. Stopher buried at Church Road Cemetery. If Olive had put her brother’s name forward perhaps they had been interchanged in error.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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