Catford, Catford Cycling Club War Memorial Book

The Catford Cycling Club was formed on April 12th 1886. By 1897 it was probably the foremost track racing club in Britain with branches in Paris, Bristol, Cardiff and Nottingham; a membership of 434 and a banked cement track in Sportsbank Street Catford said to be the fastest in Europe.

Technically not a memorial but the two volume History of the Catford Cycling Club contains the following names of members who died in both World Wars:

1st World War

Rifleman E.H.C. Stewart, London Rifle Brigade
Trooper W.W. Waterhouse Kentish Yeomanry
Private R.J. Coulthard, 23rd London Regiment
W.A. Reynolds Royal Navy

Publication: E.J. Southcott, 1939, First Fifty Years of the Catford Cycling Club, LHAC Ref: 796.6 CAT

2nd World War

Those Who Served (120 Members Of The Cycling Club Served)

Missing Presumed Dead

Leading Stoker F. Butcher H.M. Submarine “Grampus”
Sergeant /Pilot A.E. Dean Royal Air Force

Killed In Action

Pilot Officer A.D. Carter, Royal Air Force
Private A. Pritchett, 2nd Battn. Parachute Regt.
Flying Officer H.C. Tessier, Royal Air Force

Killed On Active Service

Sergeant/Air Gunner J. Macmurdie, Royal Air Force
Flight Sergeant/Pilot E.V. Sansom, Royal Air Force

Publication: R.A Reynolds, 1989, The Second 50 years of The Catford Cycling Club, LHAC Ref: 796.6 CAT

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