Hampton Wick War Memorial
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The Hampton Wick War Memorial is situated on the Hampton Wick side of Kingston Bridge, in the south-west suburbs of London, England. It is found between the bridge and the entrance to Home Park. Several dozen casualties of both world wars are commemorated. Most of these men will have been lost or buried abroad, but a few are buried in the London area.
Some World War One casualties
Cecil Howard Sivers - 12th Bristol Battalion, the Gloucestershire Regiment. June 1899 to 23 August 1918, died at Pas de Calais, France, burial at Queens Cemetery, Bucquoy Son of Robert and Ethel of 27 Lower Teddington Road, now home to a religious order.
Walter Henry Martin - Serjeant, RAF Son of Mrs Hickman, husband of Edith, died 6 November 1918. Airman in training, he died days before the Armistice and his squadron never entered active service. He is buried at Chingford in Essex, the home of his squadron.
Some World War Two casualties
Derek William Eves - Flying Officer, RAF, VR, 196 Squadron, Special Operations Pilot, Special Air Service (SAS), operating under the Special Operations Executive, separate from Bomber Command. 196 Squadron took part in the D-Day landings and the assault on Arnhem. They liaised with the French Resistance and carried the SAS and were specialists in low-level flying. Derek was the son of William and Ella. He died 9 November 1944, aged just twenty. At this time, his squadron was to prepare for the operation known as "Varsity". Derek Eves failed to return from Operation Draught 7A, over the Zeidersee, Holland.
Leonard Roy Hebberd - D-Day glider pilot, Army Air Corps - S.A.S. He took part in the D-Day landings and died three days later. Exact circumstances unknown because he was an S.A.S. officer. Leonard Hebberd is buried near to Hampton Wick, at Teddington Cemetery, with his mother and father. He died 9 June 1944.
William Timothy Udale - Sergeant, RAF, VR, 86 Squadron, Beaufort Fighter crew, engaged in coastal patrol.
Member of the well-known Udale family of Wolsey Cottage, died 7 September 1941.