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Introduction

This page is about Pinner War Memorial. As with many other parts of the UK, after the First World War, there was felt a need to commemorate the large loss of live which occurred in the 4 years that World War One lasted.

Pinner War Memorial

The War Memorial

Pinner War Memorial (Stephen Stratford 2002).

The names of the commemorated servicemen are  listed on 4 metal plates; one on each side of the memorial. All the names are servicemen from the First World War. Following the end of World War Two in 1945, a metal plate was added to the memorial stating that the memorial was also in remembrance of servicemen killed in World War Two and subsequent conflicts.

Click here to view a list of the names.

Thomas Albert Candlin

The grave of Private Thomas Albert Candlin in Paines Lane Cemetery Pinner (Stephen Stratford 2017).

Born Harlesden, Middlesex. Baptised 5 October 1890 in parish of Harlesden. Lived at 59 Wendover Road. Father’s occupation was railway clerk. 1891 Census records Father’s profession as Railway Accountants Clerk. Address 59 Wendover Road, Willesden. 1901 Census records address as 3 Headstone Road, Harrow. 1911 Census records address as 47 Headstone Road, Harrow. Father and sons' occupation: railway clerk. Sister’s profession: nursery governess. 426, Private, Royal Bucks Hussars. Entitled to 14-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. Entered Egypt theatre on 21 April 1915. Died 5 October 1916.

George William Hilsden

The grave of Private George William Hilsden in Paines Lane Cemetery Pinner (Stephen Stratford 2017).

1901 Census records Hilsden living with his Father (John, general farm labourer), Sarah (wife) and sister also called Sarah. Birth place: Watford. Family living at 40 Little Oxhey Lane, Watford. Married Eleanor Kate Webb at Pinner Church, on 7 April 1915. Occupation: Clerk. Soldiers’ Died in Great War records surname as HILSDON. Enlisted Mill Hill. 266808, Private, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 16 January 1917. Probate states Hilsden, residing at 10 Chesham-villas, Pinner Road, Pinner. Died at Bevan Military Hospital, Sandgate, Kent.

Francis Samuel Miller

The grave of Lieutenant Francis Samuel Miller in Paines Lane Cemetery Pinner (Stephen Stratford 2017).

Born at Old Malden, 24 September 1877. 1891 Census records Miller living at home with family (Father’s occupation: lamp manufacturer) at 97 Manor House, Malden, Surrey. Qualified Electrical Engineer. Member of IEE. 1901 Census records him as a lodger at 6 Lonsdale Avenue, Stoke-on-Trent.1911 Census records Miller as visitor at 59 Chaucer Road, Bedford. Entitled British War Medal & Victory Medal. Arrived France theatre on 6 January 1917. Died 7 June 1917 at Sussex Lodge Hospital, Hampstead, Middlesex. Probate states widow's residence as Hillcrest, Station Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire. Medal index card states address as (widow) Mrs. F. S. Miller, ℅ Dr Hatch, Chestnut Cottage, Pinner.

Allan Hugh Ogle

The grave of Private Allan Hugh Ogle in Paines Lane Cemetery Pinner (Stephen Stratford 2017).

Percy John Ogle was born in Norwood, Surrey, the son of merchant John Ogle. 1871 Census records Percy Ogle as a pupil at a boarding school in Cornfield Road, Eastbourne, Sussex. 1881 Census shows Percy John Ogle staying, as a boarder, in Lower Ystradgynlais, Breconshire (now Powys), Wales. Stated occupation was engineer. Became member of Institute of Mechanical Engineers (elected 6 April 1886). Lodged patent nos. 615884 “Percussive Drilling Machine” (13 December 1898).

Allan Hugh Ogle, son of Percy John (baptised 23 July 1861, Norwood) and Eva Ogle (married Kensington, 1896). Allan Ogle born 32 Redcliffe Square, Kensington. Father’s occupation: consulting engineer. 1894 and 1897 Westminster Poor Relief Rate records for the parish of St. James show Percy John Ogle, one of several tenants, having liabilities at 15 Clifford Street, London. 1901 Census records Allan Hugh living with his parents, three sisters (Vera, Vivian and Eileen) and six servants at Barrow Point House, Paynes Lane, Pinner. 1911 Census records him living with Mother (occupation: dance teacher) and three sisters at Linden Cottage, Pinner.

1911 Census records Percy John Ogle, as a visitor, at a hotel in Norfolk Street, London. Occupation: Consulting Mining Engineer. Percy Ogle registered another patent: 1050991 “Machinery for Separating Materials of Different Specific Gravity” (15 October 1913). London Gazette, dated 11 June 1901, contains a notice that the company “Newman's Exploration Company” is to be wound up. Company chairman shown as Percy J. Ogle. In 1902, the firm of Percy Ogle and Co. took a three year lease on part of the newly completed Maritanna Buildings, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. The town of Kalgoorlie was founded in 1893 during the Coolgardie goldrush.

Mother wrote to War Office asking that her son be discharged, as she thought that he was too young (18 ½) to serve overseas. Arrived France 22 December 1915. Medal index card confirms that Private, 50460, Royal Fusiliers, entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Also awarded Silver War Badge. Service Papers show him as eligible for 1914-15 Star, not shown on his medal index card. Discharged as medically unfit for further service after being wounded in right-arm and thumb. Died of meningitis on 7 June 1920. CWGC records address as 1 The Parade, Pinner.

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