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The attached photo is of a War Memorial from the George and Dragon Pub, Redhill. The pub is now called the Dragon. Can any PAL living in the area confirm that the memorial is still in the pub?

Grateful for any help.

Dave

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I notice there are no Missing on this memorial which seems odd. Also what if one of the men died of wounds after their name was recorded would the memorial be updated?

Andy

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Its a Shepherd Neame pub, I have been in it, but the last time was about 8 years ago shortly after we moved to the area. I didnt notice it at the time. I will try to get there soon, unless another pal beats me to it.

This could be suitable venue for a Bakers Pals (East Surrey platoon) get together....

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Curiosity made me look.

Surname MILES

Firstname William

Service Number 48473

Date Death 09/10/1918

Decoration

Place of birth Redhill Surrey

Other latterly S/40845 Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. 11th Bn.

SNWM roll THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS

Rank Cpl

Theatre of death F.& F.

Name: MILES, WILLIAM

Initials: W

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: Cameron Highlanders

Unit Text: 11th Bn.

Secondary Regiment: The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)

Secondary Unit Text: formerly 8th Bn.

Age: 37

Date of Death: 09/10/1918

Service No: S/49845

Additional information: Son of William and Elizabeth Miles, of Redhill; husband of Emily L. Miles, of 19, Doods Rd., Reigate, Surrey.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: II. A. 12.

Cemetery: HOUPLINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

Aye

Malcolm

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Me too.. There are a couple of Post Office Rifles men on it. I think I have seen them on the Roll of Honour in the Reigate/Redhill sorting office in Rushworth Rd. They took a bit of finding on SDGW as the surnames are wrongly spelt on the pub roll:

Name: RALPH, FREDERICK

Initials: F

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Rifleman

Regiment: London Regiment (Post Office Rifles)

Unit Text: 8th Bn.

Age: 26

Date of Death: 15/09/1916 KIA

Service No: 4282

Additional information: Son of George Ralph, of 61, Framfield Rd. Uckfield.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: VII. A. 32.

Cemetery: CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL

enlisted London

resided Redhill

Name: PEPPIATT, GEORGE WILLIAM

Initials: G W

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Rifleman

Regiment: London Regiment (Post Office Rifles) 8th Bn.

Date of Death: 19/05/1917 (DoW)

Service No: 372621

Additional information: Husband of Clara Peppiatt, of 34, High St, Red Hill, Surrey.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: I. H. 8.

Cemetery: ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

born Horley

enlisted Reigate

resided Redhill

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Hi All

The memorial is no longer in the pub

The 2nd name, that of Cpl S.Topliss, was that of the brother of landlord Gilbert Topliss

Link to our local website for some more info (site is a little slow it may take a while load)

http://www.redhill-reigate-history.co.uk/p...f%20redhill.htm

Thanks for the heads up on this one Charles, in my search for Redhill men who served I had come across this before, I have been busy recently work through the Surrey Registers ( they are not as good as I had hoped there are a lot of discrepancies ) but still a handy tool

Neil

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S. Topliss

http://www.cwgc.org/cwgcinternet/casualty_...casualty=457096

Name: TOPLISS, STANLEY

Initials: S

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

Unit Text: 96th Bty.

Age: 26

Date of Death: 27/02/1915

Service No: 50253

Additional information: Son of Mr. G. F. and Mrs. E. K. Topliss, of 39, Cromwell Rd., Red Hill, Surrey.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: XVI. D. 12.

Cemetery: VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURE No.3

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Thanks for the link to the site. Many there that I havent been to. Any idea where the memorial is now if it is not in a landfill site or burnt?

I have been busy recently work through the Surrey Registers ( they are not as good as I had hoped there are a lot of discrepancies ) but still a handy tool

Very useful, esp when cross checked v Absent Voters Lists etc, tho the lack of regimental numbers is a pain.

Charles

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Thanks to all who have posted ths far.

Dave

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