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Unknown WW1 servicemen from the Isleworth Memorial- can you help?

The researchers are in the final stages of writing the book about the 390 servicemen, but have a last call for any information about the few that they have been unable to find. If you know of any connections with these people listed on the Isleworth Memorial, do please email us asap via isleworth390@gmail.com or phone 0208 847 0157:

C Bignold, G Boswell, R. Byford, James Cornell, E.T. Davies, W Elliott, T.E Evans (possibly Tudor Eglywysbach Evans, Second Lieutenant, East Surrey Regiment, 8th Battalion- does anyone know of a local connection?), E Evens, L. Giles, J Hand, C. Hiscock, C Humphrey  (Not Frederick Charles Humphrey 1st Battalion East Surrey Regiment (7010) who is already listed as one of the 390), J James (possibly John Edward James   24263, 1st Garrison Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment, does anyone know of an Isleworth connection?), Robert Lloyd, C. Martin, J O’Leary, P. Morris,  G.P. Purdy, J Robinson, W.A Smith (possibly William Alma Smith, Rifleman, 57458, Kings Royal Rifle Corps, 2nd Battalion- does anyone know of a local connection?), W.W Wackerill, C Wells (not Charles Frederick Wells, Rifleman 6/1357, Kings Royal Rifle Corps, 9th Battalion, already listed as one of the 390- might it be Captain William Lewis Wells, Royal Air Force?), M. Welsh.

The Isleworth Society exists to promote the preservation and conservation of one of the oldest Thames riverside communities to be found in London. With its unique blend of history, buildings and community we believe Isleworth is worth treasuring and preserving for future generations.

With 300+ members we are an active voice in the community working with London Borough of Hounslow, developers and local people to do our best to ensure that the development of the area is sympathetic with its history. 

We value your opinion and ideas so either contact us via the Contact Us Page or if you have a point of view or an Isleworth memory share it with us and other site visitors via the Guest Book Page.


What does TIS do?
  • Work of the Committee

    The TIS Committee meets every six weeks to discuss matters of general interest and any changes/or improvements that might have been proposed in the area, with a view to protecting and enhancing Isleworth.

    The Planning Sub-Committee monitors planning application and takes action where necessary, by representations to the local council and/or developers, and attending relevant meetings and enquiries.

    Newsletters are distributed 2/3 times  a year to all members. These contain items of local interest, reports of events, achievements and forthcoming activities.

  • Community Projects

    Over the years community projects have been many and varied, including:-

    - Led restoration of 19thC Glossop Memorial, jointly funded by Heritage of London Trust, Hounslow’s Street Improvement project and from The Society’s own resources
    - Taking a lead in the listing of Isleworth Public Hall. This building has played a pivotal part in community life since it was built in 1863 with public funds
    - Starting and developing the Isleworth 390 project, dedicated to finding out more about the lives behind the 390 names on the Isleworth WW1 memorial in Memorial Square Isleworth.
    - Regular planting of Isleworth's two horse troughs
    - Painting the railings outside All Saints Church
    - Litter picking days and graffiti clean ups
    - Planting trees on Isleworth Green and by the Glossop Memorial
    - Obtaining a grant to replace the children's play area fencing in Silverhall Park

By the River
The riverscape looking towards the All Saints Church at Old Isleworth