Remembering Thomas William Dodridge and William Frederick Rowson - St Michael's WW1 Roll of Honour

During the 9.30am and 11.00am Holy Communion Services at St Michael's Church and the Communion Service at St Michael's Retreat at Wychcroft near Redhill, Surrey on Sunday 22nd April 2018, we shall specifically remember another two of the 33 men listed on the carved memorial in St Michael’s Church, Elmwood Road.

Thomas William Dodridge, 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards, missing after action on 13th April 1918 around Hazebrouk and commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. He is also commemorated on a memorial in the Lady Chapel at St Michael’s where his father was the People’s Church Warden from 1921 until 1925 when the family moved to Suffolk. See for more infromation about Thomas.

L/Cpl William Frederick Rowson, 6th Battalion South Wales Borderers, died of wounds on 16th April 1918 in the Military Hospital at Etaples and is interred at the Military Cemetery, Etaples, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. See for more about William.

More can be read about the men on the Roll of Honour memorial inside St Michael's Church in the Heroes of Chiswick booklet ‘Commemorating St Michael’s Church’s WW1 Soldiers’ with their stories of those who lost their lives in 1918 being told on pages 13 to 14 and 15. Please use the contact us page to ask for one of the booklets which we will post to you.