Fordham Local History Society

The War Memorial in Fordham on the corner of Ponders Road and Moat Road records the names of men who lost their lives in WW1 and WW2 conflicts. These are men who had a connection to our village. They may have been born here or came to live here. They have a link to Fordham and should be remembered. Omissions were discovered during our WW1 Community project and these names were added to the war memorial in May 2017. Over the next few months we will be adding data about each of our men who are now recorded together on the memorial. Click on a name and this will take you to individual soldier's record and the given page numbers of where you can find out more about him in the book. The names in yellow are available now.

b&w war memorial
names on memorial

The War Memorial was built in 1919 by Frank William Clampin who lived at Stone Cottage Fordham.

The memorial was built from subscriptions collected from the villagers. George Playle donated land on the corner of Ponders Road next to the village stores.

The war memorial was originally a clock tower, but the clock was removed in the 1970's and replaced with a carved cross.

Listed here are the names of the men of Fordham known to us who served in WW1 and returned. This list has derived from online history sites and should not be viewed as the definitive list. There will be discrepancies and omissions which we shall amend as more names are shared with us.

Name Born Served to
Arthur Joseph Appleby 1894 1916
George Cowlin Appleby 1897 1918
Frank Arnold 1886 1919
Ernest Edward Bailey 1878 1914
Charles Beard 1876 1916
Edward Beard 1881 1912
Harry Beard 1897 1919
Bryan Bull 1868 1914
Arthur Claude Bunton 1888 1915
George Ernest Cant 1891 1916
Frank Clampin 1895 1919
Arthur Abram Chaplin 1893 1917
Percy Charles Chaplin 1897 1917
Ernest Chinnery 1875 1919
Ernest George Clarke 1894 1919
William Charles Davey William Charles Davey M.M. 1883 awarded M.M. 1918
Arthur George Everitt 1880 1915
Henry Wilfred Hopping 1895 1919
Edgar Neep 1895 1918
Leonard Neep 1878 1919
Walter William Nice 1894 1919
John/Jack Perry 1892 ?
Thomas Mostyn Pettican 1900 1918
Clifford Pudney 1896 1916
Bertie Rayner 1886 1919
Charles Stanley Rayner 1898 1919
Edgar William Rideout 1890 1916
George Sadler 1868 1918
Alfred L. Southernwood 1892 1919
Bertie Southernwood 1897 1919
James W. Southernwood 1898 1917
Oliver G. Southernwood 1896 1919
George E. Southernwood 1893 1919
David Oliver Taylor 1897 1916
Edward Walter Taylor 1882 1914
Edgar Aquila Waters 1884 1914
Ephraim Waters 1898 1919
Frederick E. Webber 1896 1919
Morris A. Webber 1886 1916
Sydney William White 1898 1919
William Wright 1878 1916

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