Western Road

Road leading from the Upper Green to Merton, on the west side of Mitcham, it was previously called Merton Lane, as shown on this 1865 map:

1865 OS map

1865 OS map

In this 1895 map, it is shown as Western Road:

1893 OS map

1893 OS map

World War 1 Connections
Private Frederick Monk

From the Surrey Recruitment Registers:

W BENNY of Ravenspring Cottage, Western Road, aged 32 Years 7 Months, Machine Minder. Conscripted on 1 February 1917 to the Royal West Surrey Regiment (3/4th Batn).

W BOWDERY of 2 Zion Mount, Western Road, aged 18 Years, Electrician. Conscripted on 18 December 1916 to the 103rd Training Reserve Batn.

F CHALLIS of 5 Western Road, aged 18 Years 5 Months, Gardener. Volunteered with the Derby Scheme on 24 February 1916 to the East Surrey Regiment (11th Batn).

W T CLARK of 2 Western Road, aged 18 Years 1 Months, Can Maker. Conscripted on 7 May 1916 to the No 7 Tf Artillery.

J COLE of 1 Nightingale Cottages, Western Road, aged 31 Years 11 Months, Labourer. Volunteered with the Derby Scheme on 9 December 1915 to the East Surrey Regiment (3/5th Batn).

W CORNISH of 6 Western Road, aged 23 Years, Carman. Volunteered on 19 July 1915 to the Royal Engineers (driver).

G ELLIS of 17 Western Road, aged 18 Years 6 Months, Carman. Volunteered with the Derby Scheme on 19 June 1916 to the Royal Engineers.

H E ELY of 9 & 10 Western Road, aged 38 Years 8 Months, Merchant. Conscripted on 12 December 1915 to the Bedfordshire Regiment (12th Batn).

J FLYNN of Field Gate Ho Western Road, aged 29 Years 8 Months, Horsekeeper. Volunteered on 24 April 1915 to the Army Veterinary Corps.

R G GREEN of Fieldgate House, Western Road, aged 17 Years 10 Months, Confectioner. Conscripted on 27 February 1917 to the Norfolk Regiment (2/6th Batn).

W HALL of 1 Zion Mount, Western Road, aged 35 Years 3 Months, Labourer. Volunteered with the Derby Scheme on 9 December 1915 to the Middlesex Regiment (25th Batn).

E HARRIS of Western Road, aged 26 Years 3 Months, Dealer. Conscripted on 2 March 1917 to the Middlesex Regiment (29th Batn).

W J HONE of 7 Western Road, aged 44 Years 5 Months, Carman. Volunteered on 2 June 1915 to the Army Service Corps.

C LE COMTE of 1 Western Road, aged 34 Years 5 Months, Butcher. Conscripted on 7 November 1916 to the Army Service Corps (K Coy).

J E ORANGE of The Bungalow, Western Road, Merton, aged 37 Years 5 Months, Colourman. Conscripted on 10 December 1916 to the Royal Flying Corps.

S ROGERS of 6 Western Road, aged 44 Years, Horsekeeper. Volunteered on 14 April 1915 to the Army Veterinary Corps.

B A YATES of Western Rd, aged 25 Years, Stoker. Volunteered with the Derby Scheme on 12 December 1915 to the East Surrey Regiment (3rd Batn).


From the minutes of the
Croydon Rural District Council
Roads and Buildings Committee
Volume VIII 1902 – 1903
22nd May 1902
page 112

2. Deposited Plans. – The Buildings Sub-Committee reported that they had carefully examined al the plans of new streets and buildings deposited since the last meeting, and on their recommendation, it was Resolved:-
(a) That the undermentioned be approved:

No. 2116, Simmons E. & A., 6 cottages, Western Road Road, Mitcham


From the minutes of the
Croydon Rural District Council
Roads and Buildings Committee
Volume VIII 1902 – 1903
17th July 1902
page 325

2. Deposited Plans. – The Buildings Sub-Committee reported that they had carefully examined al the plans of new streets and buildings deposited since the last meeting, and on their recommendation, it was Resolved:-
(a) That the undermentioned be approved:

No. 2202, Powell & Pitt, 2 shops, Western Road, Mitcham


From the minutes of the
Croydon Rural District Council
Roads and Buildings Committee
Volume VIII 1902 – 1903
24th July 1902
page 326

2. Deposited Plans. – The Buildings Sub-Committee reported that they had carefully examined al the plans of new streets and buildings deposited since the last meeting, and on their recommendation, it was Resolved:-
(a) That the undermentioned be approved:

No. 2208, Sudds, W., Stable, Western Road, Mitcham


Minutes of meetings held by the Croydon Rural District Council are available on request from the Merton Heritage and Local Studies Centre at Morden Library.

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