Remembering the last four more fatalities in 1917 from St Michael's WW1 Roll of Honour

During the Holy Communion Service, Sunday 24th September 2017, we shall specifically remember four more of the 33 men listed on the carved memorial in St Michael’s Church, Elmwood Road. These men lost their lives in the period between the 20th September and 24th November 1917.
The four who lost their lives between September and November 1917 were:

Horace Walter Hardy, 7th London Regiment, killed in action, 20th September 1917, and commemorated at the Menin Gate*, Ypres, Belgium.

Sergeant Edward Pius Bendix, Royal Field Artillery, killed in action, 13th October 1917, buried at Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery*, Ypres, Belgium.

Lance Corporal Harold Burgiss-Brown, 28th Battalion London Regiment (Artists Rifles), killed in action, 30th October 1917, Belgium, France and Flanders. Burial/Memorial details not known.

2nd Lieutentant Tristram William Jourdain Wilson, 11th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment, killed in action 24th November 1917, buried at Voormezelle Enclosure No. 3 Cemetery*, near Ypres, Belgium.
More can be read about these men in the Heroes of Chiswick booklet ‘Commemorating St Michael’s Church’s WW1 Soldiers’ with their stories being told on pages 11 to 12 and 15. A pdf of the booklet can be downloaded via the button 'DOWNLOAD A BOOKLET ABOUT THE HEROES PROJECT AND THE MEN.'

Note: * Indicates place of burial/memorial where known.

Five more men who lost their lives in 1917 from St Michael's WW1 Roll of Honour were remembered earlier this year

During the Holy Communion Service at 9.30 am on Sunday 2nd April 2017, we specifically remembered another of the 33 men listed on the carved memorial in St Michael’s Church, Elmwood Road. These men lost their lives in a week between the 29th March and 26th April 1917 . The men were:

Ernest Richard Arundell, Australian Imperial Force, died of wounds, 29th March 1917, Aveluy Cemetery Extension*, France

Corporal Charles Richard Larner, 9th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps, killed in action, 9th April 1917, Tilloy British Cemetery*, near Arras, France.

Rodney James Mansfield Bowdidge, 10th Battalion Royal Fusiliers, killed in action 10th April 1917 during the Battle of Arras and commemorated on the Arras Memorial*, France

Robert Dudley (Bob) Gidley, Section Sanitaire Ecossaise 20 attached to the French Red Cross, killed 26th April 1917 driving an ambulance,  Suippes French National Cemetery*, France. Awarded French Croix de Guerre as a mark of his devotion to duty.

On 16th July, we also remembered Lance Corporal Howell Whitehead Williams, 10th Battalion Dukes of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) who died of heat stoke in Mesopotamia (now Iraq) on 17th July 1917, Basra War Cemetery, Part II M-Z*.

Note: * indicates place of Burial or Memorial