Etherington, Henry


War Service:
Private S/6687 HENRY ETHERINGTON of 2nd battalion The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) was killed on 29 October 1914, aged 23. On that day the battalion was sent forward to reinforce the Guards holding a position across the Menin Road at Gheluvelt, all that stood between the German army and the town of Ypres. By the end of the day the battalion’s casualties were 12 killed, 60 wounded and 20 missing.

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate at Ypres.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the war memorials at Bookham in Surrey and in the church of St Luke, Deptford.


He was the son of Mrs. Ellen Etherington, of 51, Claremont St., Greenwich. His brother George was killed on 11 November 1914 while serving with the 4th battalion Royal Fusiliers.


Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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