Military => Memorials & War Graves => Topic started by: kyn on June 18, 2008, 09:40:50

Title: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on June 18, 2008, 09:40:50
In remembrance of the men of Lenham who lost their lives during WWI the people of Lenham dedicated a large cross cut into the chalk of the North Downs above the village.

The cross is nearly 100ft long with each arm 17ft wide.  A large boulder 9ft long and 3ft wide once stood at the base of the hill with all 42 men's names engraved upon it, this was moved to St Mary's Church yard in Lenham in 1960.  16 years later a seat was presented by the Ashford branch of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers association to replace the boulder below the cross.

http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCP&cp=51.
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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on June 18, 2008, 10:33:54
I've just read on Wikipedia during WWII the Cross was filled in to avoid it being used as a Navigation aid by the Luftwaffe.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on June 18, 2008, 10:56:53
Thats interesting.  Makes sense, at least they uncovered it again!  Wonder if there is any letters about this at the archives?
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on June 18, 2008, 11:00:51
Just found this:

The cross was covered with earth during the second world war and removed in May 1945. The cross was cleaned every few years until 1994 when new chalk was added.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Trev on July 24, 2008, 14:14:24
It's a good one, (before 1928 - after 2008):

(http://www.pbase.com/luckytrev/image/42067302/medium.jpg) (http://www.pbase.com/luckytrev/image/95551045/medium.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on February 19, 2009, 12:26:25
Gillingham war memorial
(http://www.medwaylines.com/November%2008/Rememberance%20Sunday%201929.JPG)

(http://www.medwaylines.com/November%2008/Rememberance%20Sunday%2015.JPG)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on February 19, 2009, 17:41:33
Queenborough
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: marmalade on February 20, 2009, 11:57:56
This is one of the superb series of memorials being placed and unveiled by the Shoreham Aircraft museum, in places near where the pilots fell and lost their lives. It's a brilliant initiative, for so many reasons, including that memorialisation remains part of our everyday life today.

This is the day that the memorial for Nat Barry was unveiled:

http://www.doverwarmemorialproject.org.uk/Information/DaybyDay/Shoreham/Shoreham.htm (http://www.doverwarmemorialproject.org.uk/Information/DaybyDay/Shoreham/Shoreham.htm)

Yes, there's another picture of dear Albert. We thought his poem so wonderful when we heard it at the unveiling, we asked him if we could use it at our Service of Remembrance for Civilians in November 2007, and he not only said we could ... but came to read it himself!

http://www.doverwarmemorialproject.org.uk/Information/NowandThen/Civilian/service13.htm (http://www.doverwarmemorialproject.org.uk/Information/NowandThen/Civilian/service13.htm)

I've had a letter from him this morning; he's still giving his talks about his time in the RAF and out in Asia - the next one will be at Maidstone Museum on 26 February, and again he'll be raising money for the Rainbow Trust (tickets £3). Super man  :)

Welcome 750x 500!
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on February 20, 2009, 20:25:43
Naval War Memorial, Great Lines, Chatham.

(http://www.medwaylines.com/Feb%2009/RN%20War%20Memorial.JPG)

(http://www.medwaylines.com/Feb%2009/RN%20War%20Memorial%2020th%20Feb.JPG)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on February 20, 2009, 21:18:01
Halfway cemetery
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Paul on February 20, 2009, 23:28:40
H.M.S Wildfire III ,        Queenborough I.O.S.


(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm223/Paulwp/DSCF1064.jpg)

(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm223/Paulwp/DSCF1063.jpg)(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm223/Paulwp/DSCF1062.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on February 21, 2009, 08:25:43
Leysdown
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on February 21, 2009, 16:44:10
Chatham
(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee257/mercury1923/ChathamWarMemorial.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on February 21, 2009, 16:57:57
Fort Pitt,Military Cemetary,Chatham.
Crimean War Memorial.
(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee257/mercury1923/FortPittMemorial.jpg)

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee257/mercury1923/FortPittMemorial2.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on February 21, 2009, 19:22:58
Not sure if these count but this can be found in the Conservative Club in Sheerness
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Philio81 on February 23, 2009, 20:12:23
Heres the one at Eythorne
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/philio1981/RANDOM/230220091496.jpg)
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/philio1981/RANDOM/230220091498.jpg)
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/philio1981/RANDOM/230220091499.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: unfairytale on February 24, 2009, 22:15:02
Knowlton. (Nr Chillenden) 'The bravest village in the United Kingdom.'
 
I expect this memorial goes unnoticed by most: past in a flash as it's at the side of the Nonington to Sandwich road. It's not for those who died, it's a memorial for the living.

(http://i347.photobucket.com/albums/p473/Hugh-Jarsole/DSC02145.jpg)

(http://i347.photobucket.com/albums/p473/Hugh-Jarsole/DSC02142.jpg)

(http://i347.photobucket.com/albums/p473/Hugh-Jarsole/DSC02140.jpg)

(http://i347.photobucket.com/albums/p473/Hugh-Jarsole/DSC02141.jpg)
 /> Knowlton was the winner of a competition organised in 1914 by the Weekly Dispatch to find the "Bravest Village in the United Kingdom". The "Bravest Village" was defined as the one from which the largest proportion of its men volunteered to serve in the armed forces before 28 February 1915. Nearly 400 villages competed. The prize was a cross of Aberdeen granite about 17 feet high, with the figures of a soldier, a nurse, a casualty, and Victory at the top of the column, and a Roll of Honour on the plinth. The then Attorney General, Lord Birkenhead, judged the competition and decided that Knowlton should be the winner, with - according to the inscription on the plinth - 12 men enlisting from a total population of 39. The cross was unveiled on 1 September 1919 by Lord Stanhope, and still stands at the side of Sandwich Road, Knowlton, at Grid reference TR 275536.

 Knowlton is on the small list of 42 'Thankful villages' in the UK as it lost no men in The Great War.
>
The French list is even shorter...One.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Philio81 on February 26, 2009, 15:35:04
Here is the Memorial in Kennington near Ashford. Unfortunately the hut in the 1939-1945 Garden is looking very unloved which is a shame
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/philio1981/WAR%20MEMORIALS/Kennington.jpg)
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/philio1981/WAR%20MEMORIALS/Kennington2.jpg)
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/philio1981/WAR%20MEMORIALS/Kennington1.jpg)
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/philio1981/WAR%20MEMORIALS/Kennington4.jpg)
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/philio1981/WAR%20MEMORIALS/Kennington3.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Philio81 on February 26, 2009, 15:39:23
Here is the Memorial in Boughton Aluph near Ashford
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/philio1981/WAR%20MEMORIALS/BoughtonAluph.jpg)
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/philio1981/WAR%20MEMORIALS/BoughtonAluph3.jpg)
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/philio1981/WAR%20MEMORIALS/BoughtonAluph2.jpg)
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/philio1981/WAR%20MEMORIALS/BoughtonAluph1.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Philio81 on February 26, 2009, 15:52:27
Here is the one in Wye. asked a couple of locals on the way in if they knew if there was one in wye and they said they had never heard of one!!! which i thought strange so i looked anyway and found it (http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/philio1981/WAR%20MEMORIALS/Wye2.jpg)
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/philio1981/WAR%20MEMORIALS/Wye4.jpg)
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/philio1981/WAR%20MEMORIALS/Wye.jpg)
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/philio1981/WAR%20MEMORIALS/Wye1.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Philio81 on February 26, 2009, 15:59:21
Heres the one at Chilham if you have never been here before i recomend a visit as its like traveling back in time when you go there  ;D Also whilst taking photos of the memorial i noticed this old yew tree!!! (http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/philio1981/WAR%20MEMORIALS/Chilham7.jpg)
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/philio1981/WAR%20MEMORIALS/Chilham1.jpg)
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/philio1981/WAR%20MEMORIALS/Chilham2.jpg)
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/philio1981/WAR%20MEMORIALS/Chilham3.jpg)
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/philio1981/WAR%20MEMORIALS/Chilham4.jpg)
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/philio1981/WAR%20MEMORIALS/Chilham5.jpg)
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/philio1981/WAR%20MEMORIALS/Chilham6.jpg)
And heres the Yew tree
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/philio1981/WAR%20MEMORIALS/Chilhamyew.jpg)
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/philio1981/WAR%20MEMORIALS/Chilhamyew1.jpg)
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/philio1981/WAR%20MEMORIALS/Chilhamyew2.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Paul on February 26, 2009, 19:10:07
Interesting  :)
http://www.whitedragon.org.uk/articles/yew.htm
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on February 26, 2009, 21:29:39
Here's a 1960's photo of the war memorial outside St Margarets,Rainham.
Yew o:) ;D can see it on the left.
I may get a newer photo sometime...or someone else can if they want.
(http://www.medwaylines.com/Feb%2009/St%20Margrets%20Rainham.JPG)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: marmalade on February 27, 2009, 10:14:15
I was also told that one reason why we have yew trees now in our churchyards is that they were planted for us by people who made and used long bows. They were securing the wherewithal for us and for future warfare. Ah, if only it could have been so simple - they couldn't have predicted nuclear weapons .....

It was law that men should practice once a week with the longbow, and I'm told that places named "The Butts" aren't the some of the old practice places.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: BenG on February 28, 2009, 16:22:30
St. Mary the Virgin, Reculver

(http://www.exploration.gibbsdesign.co.uk/images/stories/misc/churches/stmarysreculver/DSCF3448)

(http://www.exploration.gibbsdesign.co.uk/images/stories/misc/churches/stmarysreculver/DSCF3449)

(http://www.exploration.gibbsdesign.co.uk/images/stories/misc/churches/stmarysreculver/DSCF3450)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on March 02, 2009, 14:04:58
Brompton
(http://www.medwaylines.com/March%2009/Brompton%20Memorial%201.JPG)

(http://www.medwaylines.com/March%2009/Brompton%20Memorial%202.JPG)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Claire24 on March 03, 2009, 11:04:00
Here is the Memorial in Kennington near Ashford. Unfortunately the hut in the 1939-1945 Garden is looking very unloved which is a shame


Hello Phil, i read in the paper that the English Heritage has invested in doing up the Kennigton Memorial but when i dont know.  :)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Philio81 on March 03, 2009, 17:58:26
Thats good news i hope they do it soon as its a shame to have let it get this bad!!! needs alot of work to get it back to its former glory
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: neil clark on March 04, 2009, 17:11:42
There are a few photos here that I haven't got round to taking....

I wonder if anyone would object to me lifting these from here for our Kent War Memorials Transcription Project? We are always looking for more photos! It saves me time travelling around Kent. It's an awfully BIG job trying to take them on my own you know!!!

As you can clearly see we present our work to all free of charge....
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: neil clark on March 04, 2009, 17:14:21
With regard to the Kennington "Hut", We have been complaining about the state of this for years now. The Council has finally taken on board our objections and is now intending to have it restored to it's former glory. I am in the process of having this and the war memorial listed by English Heritage. I hope to have both listed by way of protection.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Guest on March 05, 2009, 19:01:05
Quote
The cross has turned -- must have been rebuilt at some point??  

Well done - it happened when it was rebuilt after the 1988 hurricane, but don't despair as it's shortly to be turned back to its original position (unless this time they fix it on the diagonal)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on March 08, 2009, 12:46:13
Woodlands Cemetery Gillingham
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Philio81 on March 09, 2009, 13:10:16
Heres the one at Rye
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/philio1981/RYE/023.jpg)
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/philio1981/RYE/020.jpg)
Dymchurch.
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/philio1981/WAR%20MEMORIALS/010320091567.jpg)
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/philio1981/WAR%20MEMORIALS/010320091566.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on March 13, 2009, 20:03:46
Halling
(http://www.medwaylines.com/March%2009/Halling%20War%20Memorial.JPG)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: unfairytale on March 15, 2009, 18:34:57
Here's the Spitfire at Capel Battle Of Britain Memorial.
(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn151/unfairytale208/DSC02197.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: marmalade on March 15, 2009, 22:53:37
The Battle of Britain memorial at Capel is very good, and when one walks (not close!) to the edge of the cliffs it's possible to imagine what it would have been like to fly.  I've seen a picture of the BoB memorial from the air, and the paths around the statue are laid out so that they look like a propeller.

The planes are tiny though - how were they so brave?

The picture of the memorial at Hawkinge is one of the CWGC Crosses of Sacrifice, I think. They're interesting in themselves, as they come in three sizes (I think) and the bigger the size the more CWGC graves are in that cemetery. Below 40 graves
 you don't get one. Over 1,000 graves you get a Stone of Remembrance as well (as in St James, in Dover).
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on March 23, 2009, 11:13:40
All Saints Church,Wouldham
(http://www.medwaylines.com/March%2009/Lych%20Gate%201.JPG)

(http://www.medwaylines.com/March%2009/Lych%20Gate%202.JPG)

(http://www.medwaylines.com/March%2009/Lych%20Gate%203.JPG)

(http://www.medwaylines.com/March%2009/Lych%20Gate%204.JPG)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on March 29, 2009, 18:12:18
Rochester Cathedral
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Mike on March 30, 2009, 23:07:54
If I have figured out how to upload pics, here is one of Sandgate War Memorial, together with an article I wrote for a local mag last year.

(http://i670.photobucket.com/albums/vv69/Mike7632/5k.jpg)

After the Great War of 1914-1918, where so many communities lost significant numbers of their men folk, there was a huge emotional need for a focus for the grief  which had often been borne quietly and stoically behind closed doors. It was this need that led cities, town and villages across the country to find land on which to build their memorials.

In Sandgate, midway between Folkestone and Hythe, the Urban District Council set up a committee to consider and recommend where best to site its own memorial and to choose a design. The decision was unanimous, with the chosen spot being significant for a number of reasons. Although not stated as a key reason, the location at the junction of Military Road and the High Street was central and prominent. The location had very real significance to the people of Sandgate who had lived through the war. Firstly, as stated on the memorial itself: It also marks the spot where a bomb exploded during the German air raid of May 25th 1917. Although none of the five bombs dropped on Sandgate claimed any lives, the village shared the agony of Folkestone's severe loss of life that day. The second reason why the site for the memorial was chosen was that so many men had marched past this junction on their way to the war. From their camps at Shorncliffe and Hythe, often singing songs, they headed for Folkestone Harbour and the troop ships which would take them to France and the unimaginable carnage of the Western Front.

Today, the names on Sandgate's memorial are still clearly legible, but memories of the men behind the names have faded. Each of the 46 names from the Great War was a son, husband or sweetheart who gave his life. Not listed are the many more who came back home damaged in mind or body. To their names have been added a further 17 who died in the Second World War and, when we remember them, we also pay tribute to those lost in later conflicts.

Perhaps one of the names stands out a little more than the others. It is not his name, but the two letters inscribed after it that catch the eye. William Cotter 'VC'. This man's actions in the face of the enemy were so outstanding that he was awarded the highest decoration for valour in the field of battle, the Victoria Cross.

Born in Folkestone in 1883, Cotter had originally joined the East Kent Regiment, the Buffs, when he was twenty years of age and had been discharged in February 1914, but kept on the Reserve list. With the outbreak of war, Cotter was soon back in uniform, despite his glass eye, a trophy acquired following a fight in Dover. His five younger brothers all joined the army or Royal Navy and, as they all went off to war, they left their mother, Amy, now living at 2 Barton Cottages in Sandgate.

We do not know much of William Cotter's military record before his death, but his previous army experience would have been welcome to stiffen the ranks of raw recruits, and it is not surprising that he was promoted to corporal. In March 1916 the 6th Buffs had not moved far from Loos in northern France, where in September 1915, they had suffered heavy casualties. They were entrenched around the Hohenzollern Redoubt and Festubert in conditions which the Regimental diaries said 'beggared belief'. Since February 1916, two men from the Buffs had been executed for desertion, and morale in the regiment was very low. There is no doubt that news of William Cotter's award was quickly passed throughout the battalions of the regiment as an example of selfless devotion to duty and comrades, and there is evidence that discipline and pride did improve thereafter.

(http://i670.photobucket.com/albums/vv69/Mike7632/VCWilliamReginaldCotter.jpg)
William Cotter VC

How William Cotter won his Victoria Cross is recorded in the London Gazette of 28 March 1916: For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. When his right leg had been blown off at the knee and he had also been wounded in both arms, he made his way unaided for fifty yards to a crater, steadied the men who were holding it, controlled their fire, issued orders, and altered the dispositions of his men to meet a fresh counter-attack by the enemy. For two hours he held his position, and only allowed his wounds to be roughly dressed when the attack had quieted down. He could not be moved back for fourteen hours, and during all this time had a cheery word for all who passed him. There is no doubt that his magnificent courage helped greatly to save a critical situation.

Cotter's VC was pinned on his chest by Sir Herbert Gough as he lay in a hospital bed at Lillers shortly before he succumbed to his wounds, and he was then buried at Lillers Communal Cemetery [Grave reference IV.E.45]. As well as his name being engraved on Sandgate's War memorial, there is a plaque to William Cotter's memory in the entrance lobby of the Chichester Hall.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on April 03, 2009, 11:51:03
Hoo St Werburgh
(http://www.medwaylines.com/April%2009/Hoo%20War%20Memorial%201.JPG)

(http://www.medwaylines.com/April%2009/Hoo%20War%20Memorial%202.JPG)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Riding With The Angels on April 03, 2009, 22:41:10
Westerham

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/sub%20album%202/IMG_0162.jpg)

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/sub%20album%202/IMG_0163.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Riding With The Angels on April 03, 2009, 23:22:32
Sturry

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/sub%20album%202/IMG_0086.jpg)

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/sub%20album%202/IMG_0087.jpg)

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/sub%20album%202/IMG_0088.jpg)

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/sub%20album%202/IMG_0089.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: unfairytale on April 04, 2009, 22:00:01
Ripple (nr Deal) War Memorial. Dedicated on Feb 4th 1920.
(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn151/unfairytale208/DSC02233.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: unfairytale on April 04, 2009, 22:13:48
The 'Cross of sacrifice' memorial at Charlton cemetery. Dover.
(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn151/unfairytale208/DSC02242.jpg)

The Cross of sacrifice: A limestone cross fronted with a bronze sword on an octagonal base was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield who also designed -amongst other things- the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on April 08, 2009, 21:17:35
Rainham
(http://www.medwaylines.com/April%2009/Rainham%20Memorial%201.JPG)

(http://www.medwaylines.com/April%2009/Rainham%20Memorial%202.JPG)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: BenG on April 14, 2009, 19:45:20
Chartham:
(http://www.kentexploration.co.uk/images/stories/misc/warmem/chartham/DSCF4768.JPG)

(http://www.kentexploration.co.uk/images/stories/misc/warmem/chartham/DSCF4769.JPG)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Philio81 on April 16, 2009, 13:43:01
New Romney
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/philio1981/WAR%20MEMORIALS/171.jpg)
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/philio1981/WAR%20MEMORIALS/172.jpg)
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/philio1981/WAR%20MEMORIALS/173.jpg)
also saw this one just outside the Church
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/philio1981/WAR%20MEMORIALS/174.jpg)
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/philio1981/WAR%20MEMORIALS/175.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: colin haggart on April 18, 2009, 21:55:19
Hythe War Memorial.

I took this photo today.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/colinhaggart/101_1300.jpg)

Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: BenG on April 20, 2009, 12:54:05
Manston:
(http://www.kentexploration.co.uk/images/stories/misc/warmem/manston/DSCF4916.JPG)

(http://www.kentexploration.co.uk/images/stories/misc/warmem/manston/DSCF4917.JPG)

(http://www.kentexploration.co.uk/images/stories/misc/warmem/manston/DSCF4918.JPG)

(http://www.kentexploration.co.uk/images/stories/misc/warmem/manston/DSCF4919.JPG)

(http://www.kentexploration.co.uk/images/stories/misc/warmem/manston/DSCF4920.JPG)

(http://www.kentexploration.co.uk/images/stories/misc/warmem/manston/DSCF4921.JPG)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: smiler on April 20, 2009, 19:23:51
There is an application to remove the railings from around the Sheerness Memorial sited in Beachfield Park / Bridge Street Sheerness. this application is by TESCO's. Our concern is that there is a Fast Food outlet within a few metres of the Memorial, the railings prohibit the patrons to sit on the Memorial or discard wrappings there. I was succesful with local Military Associations and Men of Kent to help some nine years ago in insisting that these railings were retained and extended with a Flur- de- lis head fitted. the situation still exists now so why once again do they want to remove the railings along with the Town Toilet block.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on April 21, 2009, 20:39:25
St Helens,Cliffe
(http://www.medwaylines.com/April%2009/Cliffe%20War%20Memorial%201.JPG)

(http://www.medwaylines.com/April%2009/Cliffe%20War%20Memorial%202.JPG)

(http://www.medwaylines.com/April%2009/Cliffe%20War%20Memorial%203.JPG)

(http://www.medwaylines.com/April%2009/Cliffe%20War%20Memorial%204.JPG)

(http://www.medwaylines.com/April%2009/Cliffe%20War%20Memorial%205.JPG)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on April 21, 2009, 21:05:14
Thats a nice looking church  :)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on April 21, 2009, 21:18:04
Thats a nice looking church  :)
It is :)

"The layers of Ragstone and Flint are familiar in this area" and it's the only Church in Kent to have St Helen as the patron Saint.

There's some interesting things inside to according to a signboard outside,but it was closed :(
Including some old wall paintings.

Where's Riding with the Angels when you need him ? ;D
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Riding With The Angels on April 21, 2009, 21:20:17
Thats a nice looking church  :)
It is :)

"The layers of Ragstone and Flint are familiar to this area" and it's the only Church in Kent to have St Helen as the patron Saint.

There's some interesting things inside to according to a signboard outside,but it was closed :(
Including some old wall paintings.

Where's Riding with the Angels when you need him ? ;D

Here - will hunt out some pics and the
guide book
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Riding With The Angels on April 21, 2009, 21:25:32
Merc,

 Did you get one of the Stirling bomber memorial too?

 Dave
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on April 21, 2009, 21:26:47
Merc,

 Did you get one of the Stirling bomber memorial too?

 Dave
No,i didn't see that :o o:)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Riding With The Angels on April 21, 2009, 21:28:25
Far West end of the churchyard in the SW corner. Will post a pic of that too :)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: neil clark on April 30, 2009, 21:55:45
Congratulations on a nice collection of memorial photos... Well done, we should all remember what these things signify...

I am looking into this story about Tesco and Sheerness civic war memorial - I will let you know the outcome. I won't hesitate to use my site to resist Tesco if the plans are likely to be truly damaging. Why the hell do they want to take these protective railings away anyway? A classic case of outsiders with their own agenda...

By the way guys (and gals), I moved on to the island 3 weeks ago! I'm now a resident of Minster and what a lovely place it is too...
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: neil clark on May 01, 2009, 17:35:08
I imagine you're right, the locals won't tolerate Tesco pushing their weight around like this as they so often do in small communities! Money speaks and all that...

When I'm settled (and finished moving my stuff from Ashford) I will be transcribing all the island civic war memorials in the same way I have done with Ashford area. By far the largest will be SHEERNESS which I must say is probably my second favourite looking civic tribute after Dartford's. I intend to search the local papers and include details of how the men died and where ect... This will also involve trying to trace their Service Papers at the N.A
's. Of course all the reports will be available on kentfallen free of charge to all. I hope to find a few non-coms in the process too. You will see that we (Kyle Tallett, Dave Hughes and I)  have recently found a few in the Sittingbourne area and that they are now all getting new war graves.

It is my intention to try make a few new freinds on the island! I don't have any nearby. All my roots are in Ashford. Those of you active in these circles may even consider meeting up sometime for an informal pint or curry? I can see we are all the same kind of animals on here so should have much to talk about. I'm a friendly talkative person but often mis-understood by my lack of tact and diplomacy. Most people hate my guts at first until they get to know me and realise I'm fiercely loyal to those I trust and respect.

Enough of the life story I hear you all say... Sorry to go on!

Anyway, thought you'd all like to know my intentions regarding the local war m
emorials...

Finally I'd just like to say how BRILLIANT this forum now is. The improved lay out and content is mind blowing! Without doubt the best by far of it's type concerning Kent's heritage. I congratulate Kyn and others (John etc...) for their work and dedication. Kentfallen costs me about ?6 a month in hosting costs with 6 GB of data condensed down to only 600 MB by using PDF doc formats. Without PDF, the hosting would cost ten times that sum. In the future as the site gets busier and content gets larger, costs may become excessive for only one person, then a few more users will have to start helping out with costs. I'm always interested to see what Kyn and John have unearthed in the National Archives. Some really superb work from a very few REAL experts (not just people who like to call themselves experts as they do the work for a living).  
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: colin haggart on May 24, 2009, 00:03:38
I cannot find the section on war memorials, so I thought i'd put the photo on here, no doubt some one can put it in the right place.

Birchington War Memorial.


I took the photo today.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/colinhaggart/Birchington-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: unfairytale on May 31, 2009, 22:12:23
Dover.

(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn151/unfairytale208/DSC03053.jpg)
(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn151/unfairytale208/DSC03054.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: unfairytale on May 31, 2009, 22:27:47
Dover.

(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn151/unfairytale208/DSC03050.jpg)
(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn151/unfairytale208/DSC03051.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Jayzi. on June 01, 2009, 22:46:19
Hi.

Woodnesborough. (In Church grounds)

(http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss122/Jayzi/395-1.jpg)

Jayzi.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Amherst Chappie on June 08, 2009, 20:23:27

Take a stroll up military road in Chatham (towards the rail station), under the new road viaduct and glance left.  You will see the statue of Waghorn.  The pioneer of Middle East travel.

languishing behind bushes on the slope behind Waghorn is a 12 foot obelisk dedicated to the crew and Marines of HMS Barfleur.  A 10,000 tonne battleship built at Chatham.  She had 4 x 10" and 10 x 4.7" guns and was the flagship of Rear Admiral Bruce, second in command of the China station.

During June and July 1900.  HMS Barfleur was engaged in fierce fighting at Tientsin and Hsiku where she
lost over 70 men killed or died of wounds.  She returned to Chatham where one of her officers, Lt Phillips RN, set about organising the raising of a monument to lost shipmates.  He approached the army for a site in Victoria Gardens which was War Department land however; the General Officer Commanding refused permission.  He then approached the council who agreed the current site.  Lt Phillips' committee met in what was once the Gibralter Inn (still known as Gibralter House opposite the memorial).

By 1903 the memorial was in place.  An obelisk of Hopwood stone which sadly does not retain inscriptions too well.  All that barely remains is the words HMS Barfleur.  The names to those who died, like their memory, have long since dissappeared.

Chris :)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on June 12, 2009, 20:52:50
(http://www.medwaylines.com/June%2009/Barfleur%201.JPG)

(http://www.medwaylines.com/June%2009/Barfleur%202.JPG)

(http://www.medwaylines.com/June%2009/Barfleur%203.JPG)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Riding With The Angels on June 12, 2009, 23:26:46
http://www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk/hms_barfleur.htm (http://www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk/hms_barfleur.htm)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: BenG on June 15, 2009, 17:49:10
Herne Bay:
(http://www.kentexploration.co.uk/images/stories/misc/warmem/hernebay/150620091060.jpg)

(http://www.kentexploration.co.uk/images/stories/misc/warmem/hernebay/150620091055.jpg)

(http://www.kentexploration.co.uk/images/stories/misc/warmem/hernebay/150620091056.jpg)

(http://www.kentexploration.co.uk/images/stories/misc/warmem/hernebay/150620091057.jpg)

(http://www.kentexploration.co.uk/images/stories/misc/warmem/hernebay/150620091058.jpg)

(http://www.kentexploration.co.uk/images/stories/misc/warmem/hernebay/150620091059.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on June 21, 2009, 19:33:21
Aylesford
(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee257/mercury1923/WarMemorial1.jpg)

Eccles
(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee257/mercury1923/WarMemorial2.jpg)

Burham
(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee257/mercury1923/WarMemorial3.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on August 08, 2009, 17:41:19
Royal Engineers Museum,Gillingham.
(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee257/mercury1923/REMuseumMemorial1.jpg)

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee257/mercury1923/REMuseumMemorial2.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on August 19, 2009, 20:33:00
Offham
(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee257/mercury1923/Offham1.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: unfairytale on August 19, 2009, 22:36:12
Church of St Peter and St Paul. River Nr Dover.

(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn151/unfairytale208/DSC04078.jpg)

Here's the grave stone to the left of the memorial.
(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn151/unfairytale208/DSC04076.jpg)

Alfred Spain, An Able Seaman in the Royal Navy, serving aboard the HMS Mars. He became a Gun-layer in the reserve. He died on 25th August 1914, aged 30, as the result of an accident during gun practice whilst serving in the Home Fleet.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: unfairytale on August 27, 2009, 23:25:52
Memorial to the Norwegian navy WW2. Dover seafront.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2558/3863404242_e41c2e792d.jpg)

The Plaque:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3440/3863408748_8e40615f54.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: unfairytale on August 28, 2009, 11:44:36
Battle of Dunkirk memorial. Dover seafront.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2542/3862717813_7fcb4f8bc3.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3453/3863504864_3afb6aba64.jpg)

The legend reads:

"Dunkirk Veterans association East Kent.
 This memorial was erected on 10th August 1975, the 35th anniversary of the battle of Dunkirk. During the period May 10th to 1st June 1940 202,306 British, British Commonwealth and Allied troops were evacuated to Dover. The memorial not only pays tribute to the bravery and discipline of the servicemen, but to the courage of the crews of the armada of little ships which assisted, and the people of the port of Dover who received them".

Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: numanfan on September 07, 2009, 19:37:01
All in Folkestone
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww272/numanfan/100_7842.jpg)
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww272/numanfan/100_7845.jpg)


(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww272/numanfan/100_7855.jpg)
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww272/numanfan/100_7856.jpg)


(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww272/numanfan/100_7841.jpg)
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww272/numanfan/100_7840.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: grandarog on September 14, 2009, 21:11:24
In the churchyard of Farningham Village
No Names ,In memory of the fallen ,Thanks for bringing Victory and the safe return of parishioners who served  in both World Wars.
(http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu92/grandarog/Churchs%20and%20Graves/100_0820.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: BenG on September 20, 2009, 18:06:17
In the gardens near Westgate Towers, Canterbury:

(http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz112/bengibbs/Along%20the%20Stour%20in%20Canterbury/DSCF8128.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: grandarog on October 20, 2009, 20:23:17
Heres a  Memorial erected by the De Laune Cycling Club in Memory of their members lost in the World Wars.
 It can be found on the Wall of Newnham Church, where it is plainly visible from the High Street.

(http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu92/grandarog/Churchs%20and%20Graves/100_0866.jpg)

The names are 1914-1918 War ..      F C REED. W ENGLAND. W W WEBSTER. P J TIBBE?S A T WILLIAMS .HON.SEC.
                           
               1939-1945 WAR   ..    R G BARNES.
 R BRISLEY. N S FARROW. A W GREGOR. L BERETTA. S EDMONDS. G W HINDS .
                                                   R NEALE. B  PALASTAMGA.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: grandarog on October 20, 2009, 21:00:39
This is the War Memorial erected jointly by the two villages on the Boundary line of the parishes of Doddington and Newnham  shortly after WW1. The casualties from each village are on the side nearest their village

(http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu92/grandarog/Churchs%20and%20Graves/100_0860.jpg)

(http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu92/grandarog/Churchs%20and%20Graves/100_0861.jpg)

(http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu92/grandarog/Churchs%20and%20Graves/100_0864.jpg)

(http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu92/grandarog/Churchs%20and%20Graves/100_0865.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: grandarog on October 20, 2009, 21:06:32
This is a Hand Drawn Memorial Plaque /Picture which hangs in Doddington Church.

(http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu92/grandarog/Churchs%20and%20Graves/100_0859.jpg)

(http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu92/grandarog/Churchs%20and%20Graves/100_0858.jpg)

Very Attractive and neatly produced.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: grandarog on October 20, 2009, 21:16:54
Milstead and Kingsdown War Memorial situated in Milstead Churchyard.

(http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu92/grandarog/Churchs%20and%20Graves/100_0877.jpg)


(http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu92/grandarog/Churchs%20and%20Graves/100_0879.jpg)


(http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu92/grandarog/Churchs%20and%20Graves/100_0881.jpg)

Sorry the inscriptions arent very clear ,the surface needs a good clean. Rog
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Islesy on October 24, 2009, 00:33:22
Couple of the RFC Memorial (and right next to it is the memorial to the American HAA & Royal Artillery Units) at Swingate

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2626/4038458006_6dc55ff315.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2484/4038461142_ae9e6ce8f9.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2501/4038456400_f8878f6149.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2742/4037714659_f97720e794.jpg)

The plaques are starting to look at bit jaded
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Glen on October 26, 2009, 00:24:21
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2519/3809883012_ca3527e068_m.jpg)

Shoreham war memorial

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3522/3809069693_400a264e87_m.jpg)

The white cross on the hill cut in 1920 as a memorial to the fallen in the Great War. This is visible from the A225.

Glen
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Glen on October 26, 2009, 00:33:53
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2624/4043653949_dbd66d45a7_m.jpg)

The war memorial at St Michaels church Offham.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2565/4043640999_8fc3108783_m.jpg)

A memorial tablet inside the church to Lieutenant Colonel Walter Adams Nicholson of the Royal Field Artillery who was killed near Ypres in 1917. It is interesting to note that his name does not appear on the war memorial outside the church.

Was this a class thing? Main memorial only for non officer types?

Glen
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on October 26, 2009, 19:03:49
Meopham
(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee257/mercury1923/MeophamWarMemorial.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on October 31, 2009, 13:30:15
St Michael and All Saints Church, Kingsnorth
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Riding With The Angels on October 31, 2009, 15:39:29
St Andrews Church, Buckland, Dover

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/Sub%20album%203/IMG_0226.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Riding With The Angels on October 31, 2009, 22:05:47
Shepherdswell on the green and in the church

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/Sub%20album%203/IMG_0287.jpg)

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/Sub%20album%203/IMG_0288.jpg)

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/Sub%20album%203/IMG_0312.jpg)

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/Sub%20album%203/IMG_0313.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: colin haggart on November 06, 2009, 22:21:00
I took these photos today in Trinity Square in Margate.

Burma Star.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/colinhaggart/Margate3-1.jpg)

Korean War.
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/colinhaggart/Margate4-1.jpg)

Main Memorial.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/colinhaggart/Margate5-1.jpg)

Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Islesy on November 06, 2009, 23:14:32
Chislehurst - on the Common.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2613/4080887915_5cc5da6249.jpg)

and an addition..

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2704/4080888961_91117c6c4f.jpg)

Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Riding With The Angels on November 07, 2009, 00:02:34
Ramsgate outside St Georges Church.

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/Sub%20album%203/IMG_0816.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Riding With The Angels on November 07, 2009, 00:17:28
Ramsgate - St Laurence Church

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/Sub%20album%203/IMG_0591.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on November 12, 2009, 18:19:12
St Bartholomew, Bobbing
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Islesy on November 13, 2009, 14:50:01
New plaque added to the Dover War Memorial on Wednesday in a special Armistice Day Dedication ceremony. 22 names added.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2610/4099254212_74fbd078d3.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: unfairytale on November 13, 2009, 19:05:19
It's nice to see on the new plaque that the names A.E. Archer and E. Minter are next to each other. After all, in life they lived next door to each other, in Wyndham Road, Dover. They are both Great Uncles of mine.

Albert Edward Archer was a Sapper in the Royal Engineers and died on November 15th 1942 aged 39. His Brother in law, Ernest Minter was a gunner in the coast artillery, based at the Mumbles. He died on the 28th August 1942. Aged 36.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on November 15, 2009, 14:55:00
Sheerness War Memorial has now been given Listed Status  :)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on November 19, 2009, 16:44:39
I popped into Detling for a look at the church and found this one on Pilgrims Way  :)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: grandarog on November 20, 2009, 13:10:11
       I am pretty sure the Detling RAF memorial to all who served at Detling Aerodrome ,by the roadside, was Commissioned specially as a one off by the local history group . I remember reading an article about the designer etc when it was dedicated only a few years ago .
      You should be able to see the article in the Kent Messenger archives . I think there was a mention in Bygone Kent as well but not sure on that.    
                                      Rog         
;                                                
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Riding With The Angels on November 21, 2009, 01:30:23
It was unveiled in 1998 from public funds and provided by four Detling People and Robin Brooks, aviation author and historian. A Swordfish and Hurricane honoured the memories of those who served with a flypast.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: unfairytale on November 23, 2009, 21:13:52
In Canterbury Cathedral.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2799/4125678928_24bd754fd6.jpg)
Memorial to the officers and men of the 50th Queens Own Regiment who fell during the Sikh wars of 1845 - 1846.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Islesy on November 26, 2009, 10:44:28
Dover, Kent.
Camden Crescent. The Rifles Monument was erected in 1861 as a memorial to the men of the 60th Rifles killed in the Indian Mutiny of 1857.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2565/4133577669_f1a00e543f.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2521/4134337948_55b470fba4.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on November 28, 2009, 16:52:43
All saints Church, Whitstable

Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: unfairytale on November 29, 2009, 11:47:00
St. Mary's Church. Dover
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2710/4143589400_8ba1062deb.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Riding With The Angels on November 30, 2009, 00:34:07
Chilham

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/Sub%20album%203/IMG_1532.jpg)

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/Sub%20album%203/IMG_1533.jpg)

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/Sub%20album%203/IMG_1534.jpg)

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/Sub%20album%203/IMG_1535.jpg)

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/Sub%20album%203/IMG_1536.jpg)

and the unusual memorial inside for the fallen from the parish of Shottenden

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/Sub%20album%203/IMG_1468.jpg)

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/Sub%20album%203/IMG_1473.jpg)

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/Sub%20album%203/IMG_1469.jpg)

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/Sub%20album%203/IMG_1470.jpg)

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/Sub%20album%203/IMG_1471.jpg)

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/Sub%20album%203/IMG_1472.jpg)

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/Sub%20album%203/IMG_1474.jpg)

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/Sub%20album%203/IMG_1475.jpg)

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/Sub%20album%203/IMG_1476.jpg)

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/Sub%20album%203/IMG_1477.jpg)

How personal is that?
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on November 30, 2009, 13:29:14
St Mary in the Marsh

Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on December 01, 2009, 17:45:07
Iwade
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on December 05, 2009, 19:48:52
St Margaret's Church, Rochester.

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee257/mercury1923/StMargaretsRochester13.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on December 11, 2009, 19:46:17
St. Mark's Church, Gillingham.

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee257/mercury1923/StMarksWarMemorial2.jpg)

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee257/mercury1923/StMarksWarMemorial1.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on December 12, 2009, 17:06:04
Canterbury Cathedral
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on December 14, 2009, 19:35:34
St. Mary Magdalene, Gillingham

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee257/mercury1923/StMaryGillingham13.jpg)

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee257/mercury1923/StMaryGillingham14.jpg)

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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on December 28, 2009, 20:53:18
Boxley

This memorial is nice as on the back it gives thanks to those who served and did not die!
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Glen on December 30, 2009, 00:41:12
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/4226050451_1390b7a14e.jpg)

Great War memorial tablet located at the entrance to the White House at Imperial Wharf in Gravesend - not the one in Washington DC! The White House was formerly the offices of the Imperial Paper Mills.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2757/4226808922_db69dfa447.jpg)

Great War memorial at St Peter & St Paul church Luddesdowne. Names commemorated on the memorial are as follows -

James BECKHAM
Sidney GILBERT
John GOODWIN
James A. GOODWIN
George E. A. GOODWIN
Reginald HORTON
Jesse PIPER
Philip E. STEPHENS
Arthur S. STEPHENS
William WOOD

The church was locked when we visited so there may be a second world war memorial as well. Will have to check it out on a future visit.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Riding With The Angels on December 30, 2009, 17:47:56
St Peter and St Paul Lynsted

S Aisle

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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on January 01, 2010, 18:49:05
All Saints, Woodchurch
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on January 02, 2010, 16:02:13
Shorncliffe Military Cemetery

Newington
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on January 08, 2010, 11:37:21
Holy Trinity Church, Sheerness
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Sapper571 on January 09, 2010, 18:52:24
Did you know that 'THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE' which is carved on most war memorials was the idea of Rudyard Kipling whose only son John, an officer in the Irish Guards, was killed at Loos?
He also suggested the phrase 'KNOWN UNTO GOD' for the marking of headstones on graves of unknown servicemen.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Glen on January 09, 2010, 20:44:42
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2715/4242696570_18cc06b6a7_b.jpg)

Memorial at Royal Terrace Pier, Gravesend for Thames tug crews lost by enemy action during WW11. One day I will research the history of the various tugs and write a post for my blog...

Glen
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Chatham_Girl85 on January 12, 2010, 21:57:57
it used to be a day centre for people with mental health problems in the early 90's... called the Bridge Centre

my mum used to work there... was a big place, never knew it was a school neither, but what i remember of the layout of the building it resembles a school. i went to st johns on ordanance st. but have heard talk of another st johns so this may well be it
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Islesy on January 18, 2010, 22:32:02
"Thing that intrigues me is what age group were taught there, because I can't think of any other school that has put up a memorial to its old boys who perished in the war. Or are there others?"

Dover Grammar School for Boys has a memorial in the School Hall if I remember right, and I've just helped Marmalade to present a copy of North Board School's Memorial to Mundella Primary School in Folkestone.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: DoverDan on January 19, 2010, 20:23:17
Ive just been looking into these school memorials, i came across the roll of honour/memorial for the Harvey grammar school in Folkestone. A few of the names have ages included ranging from 21 to 41, so i assume any former pupil from the schools history can be remembered. 
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Glen on January 21, 2010, 23:56:09
Last weekend I discovered another war memorial in an unexpected place. We were having a walk around Darenth Country Park (near Dartford) which is built on part of the grounds of the former Darenth Park and Mabledon (psychiatric) hospitals.

The hospitals had their own self contained cemetaries. One was used until about 1918 but the other one was used into the 1970's.  

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4026/4288634611_6342812db5_b.jpg)

In amongst the grave stones I came across a memorial dedicated to the hospital staff (including some doctors) who died in the First and Second World Wars. Unfortunately the memorial looks a bit unloved and probably hasn't had a lot of attention since the hospitals closed in the 80's.

Glen
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Monkton Malc on January 25, 2010, 21:53:31
While visiting Margate cemetery with my girlfriend to see the grave of her grandfather, I wandered over to the war graves and took these...


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Over the back along the wall I noticed these..

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One interesting thing about this thread... Before posting I thought I had better look and see if it
 had already been done and I saw the name of a relative on the Manston memorial. I asked my mum as it is on her side of the family and she said that she had always meant to ask her parents but never got round to it while they were alive. I will dig deeper on this one.

Malcolm
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Merv on January 26, 2010, 17:51:15
Boughton Mochelsea Primary School
This was taken in a store room the last time I visited..
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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: colin haggart on January 26, 2010, 18:18:46
Rochester, now, 2010.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/colinhaggart/Rochesterwarmem.jpg)

Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Longpockets on January 26, 2010, 19:49:54
Hi All,

Apolgies if this has already been posted on this site but as a new comer I am still finding out what is here. I thought this might be of interest/use. I have contributed to it personaly and still have the names to research on quite a few from Snodland and surrounds.

http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Kent/

From here -

http://www.roll-of-honour.com/

Regards
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on January 26, 2010, 19:59:16
I am sure it has already been mentioned but thank you very much for adding it incase it hadn't!
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on January 26, 2010, 20:22:43
All Saints, Snodland.

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee257/mercury1923/AllSaintsSnodlandmemorial.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Longpockets on January 29, 2010, 20:57:44
This may be of use/interest to some. The following may cover memorials that have already been mentioned, if yes please accept my apologies.

I have lists of the names (Excel speadsheets & some word docs.) from the memorials listed below and some background information and/or photographs on some of them. It represents many hours of work and trips out collecting the information for an unfinished project of mine.

Boughton Monchelsea, East Sutton, Hadlow, Ightham, Paddock Wood, Hunton, Plaxtol, Shipbourne, St James Grain, Sutton Valance, Addington, Aylesford, Birling, Borough Green, Burham, Cobham, Cuxton, Ditton, East Malling Chur
ch, East Malling, Eccles, Halling, Hartley, Hildenborough, Larkfield, Leybourne, Luddesdown, Meopham, Offham, Platt, Ryarsh, Snodland, Stanstead, Trottiscliffe, West Malling, Wouldham, Wrotham, Barming, Coxheath, East Peckham, Linton, Loose, Nettlestead, Yalding, Boxley, East Farleigh, Mereworth, Teston, Wateringbury, West Peckham, Headcorn, Hunton, Marden, Staplehurst.

If anyone would like copies of any please feel free to contact me. I will try and post some photographs once I have worked out how to do it.

There may be some more tucked away somwhere, if yes I will post them when found.

Regards
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on February 01, 2010, 11:58:47
Birling

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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Susan_F on February 01, 2010, 12:06:12
Longpockets,

It sounds as if we have started doing similar projects.

I started by trying to find the men behind the names on my two local War Memorials. The results are at http://www.leighhistorical.org.uk/History.htm. I was so dismayed by the neglect and 'loss' of surrounding War Memorials that I started recording them for The National Inventory of War Memorials. Your list has four Memorials that are missing from the NIWM, would you consider recording them as you already have their history.

The National Inventory of War Memorials have taken over the Channel 4 'lost generation’ name database and are in the process of checking the accuracy before going public, see http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=67311 Post #8. But the IWM staff are so overwhelmed that potential volunteers are being neglected. I have listed all the information on 90 - WW1 Memorials, 70 - WW2 memorials and 10 - other conflicts into Excel. I am thinking of constructing a names database for the War Memorials in West Kent from these, so I would be delighted to combine our efforts. I will just have to learn about databases.

Please PM me, if you have a googlemail account I can send an unofficial map of the Kent War Memorials. This has been constructed using the map references in the NIWM database with links back into each NIWM record.

Susan
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on February 01, 2010, 19:34:59
St. Peter and St. Paul, Trottiscliffe

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee257/mercury1923/TrottiscliffeChurch4-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on February 03, 2010, 16:16:24
Milstead
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on February 07, 2010, 15:41:25
Chatham Memorial
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: ellenkate on February 08, 2010, 12:46:53

SWINGFIELD CHURCHYARD

We visited Swingfield about the year 2000.   At the church there was a planning application for conversion to a house;  the church was obviously closed and not in use.

    War Memorial:
We saw two marble plaques listing names, the plaques were attached to the underneath of the lych gate at the entrance to Swingfield parish churchyard.
Names of those killed in the two wars were given as:
1914-18
William ATKINS
Richard HOBBS
Charles R. PALMER
William E. PARKER
George PARKER
Walter C. SAUNDERS
Thomas W. SEATH
1939-45 />Kenneth DEAN
John HEMINGWAY
Wallace HOLNESS
Reginald MEADES



The churchyard was obviously still having its trees trimmed and grass cut, and it was not too difficult to traverse the grass to inspect the memorial stones.  There were some early (17 century), ornate headstones to "Colarde" (one "L"), and I also made a note of other surnames, which covered a long period of time, mostly in the 1800s but also some very recent. 
In addition to the War Memorial (which are on plaques under the Lych Gate)   the other surnames on memorials in the churchyard which we noted were:

AMOS,  ANDREWS,  BARNARD,  BAYLEY,  BULEY,  BURROWS, CHENEY, COLEMAN, COL(L)ARD,  COURT,  CROSWELL-JONES, DAWKINS,  DEAN, DIXON
EDNEY,  EWART,  FAGG,  FINNIS,  FONTAINE,  FOORD,  FOREMAN,  FOX,  FRIEND,  GAMMON,  GILBERT,  GEORGE, HAMBROOK,  HILL,&nbs
p; HOBBS,  HOGBEN
HOLNESS,  HOUSE,  JOHNSON,  JULIAN,  KEELER,  KELSEY,  LEFORD,  MACFARLANE,  MADDLEY,  MAXTED,  MAY,  MEADES,  MIDDLETON,  MILLARD,  MOTE
MUSK,  NEWMAN,   NEWTON,  NICKOLS,   PARKER,  PEARCE,  PEMBLE,  PREBBLE,  QUESTED,  RICHARDS,  RIDGE,  ROBERTS,  ROSS,  SAUNDERS
SEATH, SHEPHERD, SOUTH,  SPARKS, THOMAS,  TOLPUTT,  TRITTON,  WILKINSON,  WILLSON,  WOODLAND

There were a large number of memorials to a few families, eg. HAMBROOK, PREBBLE

Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on February 08, 2010, 13:20:31
St. Margaret's, Addington

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee257/mercury1923/AddingtonMemorial.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Monkton Malc on February 09, 2010, 21:04:24
St Mary the virgin church Minster in Thanet

Inside the church on the north wall is this memorial.

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(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p3/monktonlad/DSCF1135.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: colin haggart on February 14, 2010, 19:14:09
Some of my photos.

Paddockwood,
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Tenterden.
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Cranbrook.

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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on February 20, 2010, 14:20:27
Bredgar
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: ellenkate on February 20, 2010, 22:05:31


St Martin?s infant and junior school, Markland Road, Dover
(founded 1903)

Memorial plaque in the hallway entrance of the school:

?1914-1919
In proud memory of the old boys of St Martin?s School who fell in the Great War

AMOS, R;          BLANCHE, W.E.;     BRETT, C.M.;       BRINKWORTH, J.;     BROWN, A.;       BROWN, R.;       BROWN, V.;     
CLIFTON, J.;      COOK, W.;            COOMBS, E.;        DENNETT, T.S.;  &n
bsp;    DENNIS, C.G.;    DUNCAN, A.;      DUNN, A.R.;
DUNN, H.L.;       EAVES, A.T.;         EVANS, V.S.;       FOURR?, G.;            FRIEND, W.;       GABB?, F.;         GATES, H.;
GLAYZER, F.;     HALL, F.;               HUNTER, T.;        JACKSON, T.D.;       KNOTT, T.J.;       LANDALL, H.;     LETTY, R.R.;
LEWRY, E.J.;      MARTIN, R.;          MASTERS, N.D.;   McLOUGHLIN, F.;     NEILL, C.;          PETIT, E.;           PHIPPS, F.;
PINK, D.S.;        REEDER, R.;          RICH, F.;             SEDGEWICK, E.C.;   STOKES, L.;       WILLIS, A.;&n
bsp;        THE UNKNOWN

?The Glory dies not?   (Sir S.E.Bridges)

(and at the bottom of the plaque): 
?Also of those old boys who made the supreme sacrifice
during the years 1939-1945?


Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: unfairytale on March 07, 2010, 20:12:15
Tilmanstone.
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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: DoverDan on March 12, 2010, 19:54:20
Battle of Britain memorial Capel-le-ferne.
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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on March 15, 2010, 11:48:35
Two from Tonbridge

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(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee257/mercury1923/TonbridgeWM2.jpg)


Boer War Memorial

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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on March 17, 2010, 11:27:53
Canterbury with bomb damage!
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on March 18, 2010, 13:23:20
The opening ceremony of the Chatham Naval Memorial on the Great Lines, by the Prince Of Wales, April 26, 1924

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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: ellenkate on March 28, 2010, 18:41:56


Thanks to Unfairytale for picture of Tilmanstone War Memorial

Here is a bit more information:   TILMANSTONE WAR MEMORIAL
October 9th 1921 Memorial Service for the Unveiling and Dedication of the Parish War Memorial.
Erected in grateful Remembrance of the MEN OF TILMANSTONE who gave their lives for their country, 1914-1918.
    To the Glory of God and in Honoured Memory of:
Walter ATKINS   Bombadier, Royal Horse Artillery
Arthur  DIXON     Private, Royal West Surrey Regiment
Albert T. HUSK   Able Seaman, Royal Navy
Harr
y MARSH     Private, The Buffs       (see also below)
James MARTIN   1st Class Stoker, Royal Navy  (HMS Derwent)
Charles NEVES   Private, The Buffs
John RAMSAY    Captain, Rifle Brigade
Jesse SANDY     Able Seaman, Royal Navy  (HMS Paris)

1939-1945:  John Alfred HUGHES

  The War Memorial was unveiled by Admiral Sir Roger KEYES  who led the famous raid on Zebrugge during the 1st World War.
  The War Memorial was  dedicated by His Grace the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury.  
  The Memorial (large Cross) was designed by Sir Reginald BLOMFIELD  and is similar to that at St James's Cemetery, Dover, and many others.

=============

                         ----more information on those listed on the memorial:
r />Walter G. ATKINS (Bombadier RFA)  died Aug 19 on active service abroad, of malaria aged 27. 
Elder son of the late Geo ATKINS of Betteshanger, and of Mrs NORRIS of Dover Road, Tilmanstone
(Dover Express 1.9.1916 p.1)
--------------

DIXON, Arthur Wm.Edwin s.o. Wm & Maria of Til.Mkt Gdnr 30.5.1886 above born 21 Mar 1886  (Baptised at Tilmanstone)

31.3.1916 Dover Express page 8:    Arthur DIXON age 30 applied for exemption from military service, at Eastry.  3 months' exemption was granted.

Arthur William Edward DIXON  (private, 8th Batt., West Surrey Regiment)  T/205297)  Killed in action, France & Flanders  4 Oct 1917   E.K.M.  (wounded 3-8-1917 died before dressing station). 
Of St Mary Grove,  Left wife, his    age 31. Son of Mr Wm DIXON,  Holmesdale, Doves Corner, Tilmanstone.   
     Arthur Wm Edward DIXON (Private Ro
yal W.Surrey  Regt, 8th Batt). Born Tilmanstone, enlisted in Dover, gave his home as "Tilmanstone"?    Army number;: T205297  (info ex. A.G.Belsey)
     He was son of William & Maria DIXON.   
Arthur W.D.DIXON died aged 32.  3 Aug 1917.  Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium, Casualty Clearance Station, Plot No. 17, Row E, Grave 11 
(from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records, info ex C.Buckle)
His widow re-married and became wife of : Wm Richd C. PIERCE, lived at Fir Cottage, Tilmanstone.   
-------------------------

Albert T. HUSK   Able-Seaman, Royal Navy (on Roll of Honour, served in First War)

Albert Frederick HUSK is listed on the War Memorial at Tilmanstone;  he died 23rd May 1920 at Bridge Union Workhouse Infirmary, from Tuberculosis. (Having been invalided out from the Navy in 1918 with TB).   

Albert Frederick HUSK is buried
at Tilmanstone churchyard.  
Burial entry:   Albert Frederick HUSK of 10 Union Road, Bridge, buried 26 May 1920 (entry 666)
       There is also:  Burial: 7 Jan 1911  Dina HUSK of Tilmanstone aged 40 (ref 617)
   also  Burial:  Emily Edith CULVER,  of 2 Glory Hill Cottages, Wooburn Grn, Bucks (formerly of Deal),  aged 26  buried 10 April 1922 (ref 672)   (NB Emily E. Culver is sister of A.F. Husk)

(NB: A few months ago, due to the efforts of Neil Clarke and Dave Dixon, a Commonwealth war grave memorial was erected in Tilmanstone churchyard, almost 90 years after his death.  It includes his details and,  because the site of his grave cannot be identified, says: 'Buried elsewhere in this churchyard').
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Harry MARSH (Private in the Buffs), of Tilmanstone, in the 1st war
Harry George MARSH (Private) G.8281, 6th Buffs, died of wounds F
rance/Flanders 17.9.1917, born St Radigunds, Canterbury, enlisted at Dover.  Home:Tilmanstone. 
     A little more information on Harry MARSH (from "Soldiers Died in the Great War):
(Private)  Harry George MARSH of Buffs (E.Kent regt), 6th Battalion.      He was   born at St Radigund's Abbey, Kent.  Enlisted at Dover, Kent.    Residence at Tilmanstone, near Eastry, Kent. 
Died on 17 Sept 1917 of wounds received, "France and Flanders".    Number G/828.
-------------------

Private Charles Henry NEVES
   G/8280  6th Batt. Buffs. Killed in action France/Flanders 7 Oct 1916. Born Tilmanstone, enlisted Dover (home:Tilmanstone) 
Joined up Jan1917. To western front May 1911.

1881 census, Tilmanstone :   (under Doves Corner):
Henry NEVES  head married    49  Agr Labr           born Tilmanstoner />Mary        ?        wife                 52                                         ?
Henry       ?        son                   21    agr.labr                        ?   Cripple from birth
Robert      ?        son                   19     agr.labr                        ?
George     ?        son                   14     agr labr                        ?
Charles 
;   ?         son                   12                                         ?
Frederick  ?        son                    8   scholar                           ?
         Charles, above, aged 12 in 1881, was the one who served in the first war.

(1891 Census says):
Charles NEVES    servant  single 22  Farm Servant  born Tilmanstone
(with GILBERT family  WINGHAM 1891 Census, the Street, Ref.118)
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(Captain) John RAMSAY (Rifle Brigade), of Dane Court, Tilmanstone ? served in first war.

Lt. John Marmaduke, RAMSAY, (TP)  d. of W,  14.4.1917, 2nd att 10th Bn. the R
ifle Brigade.  Born 5.9.1891.  Eldest son of Mr M.F.RAMSAY of Dane Court, Tilmanstone.  Educated at Harrow, Sandhurst, AMC, June 1915, 2nd Lt. 26.1.1916,  Lt. 4.9.1916, according to E.K.Mercury ?Lt./Acting Captain?  buried in France, Bray Military Cemetery.         

John Marmaduke RAMSAY    For family tree see Burke?s Peerage and Baronetage under ?Ramsay of Balmin, Bt. CR1806?   From the same family comes Adm. RAMSAY who was Vice-Admiral Dover 1939-42 and was a RN Officer who served in Dover during WW1, and may have visited his relations at Dane Court during WW1. 
-----------------

Jesse SANDY, RN of  Tilmanstone
(Able-Seaman RN  "HMS Paris" in 1st War)  died in 1st War 
       Jesse Edwin SANDY married Emily Jane (nee FRIEND), living at Telegraph Farm in 1903.  Had a large family

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SECOND W
ORLD WAR


John Alfred HUGHES  died 7 Sept 1940 aged 21  (Royal East Kent Regiment killed by enemy action, as part of Gun Crew London,  and his body transferred from Brookwood Cemetery to Tilmanstone 16 November 1940)
mother Alice May HUGHES died 14 December 1956 aged 69.  (Mrs Hughes was the schoolmistress at Tilmanstone village school, and John was her only child).
          There is a memorial stone not far from, and on the right of the church porch.

Concerning John Alfred HUGHES from WWII:
 listed by CWGC on their roll of honour:
See http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2655403

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Ellenkate

Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: neil clark on March 29, 2010, 16:27:19
Ellenkate,

I wonder if it's possible for someone to kindly send me a photo of Albert Husk's new CWGC headstone? My email address is - clarkneil@live.co.uk

I'm glad to see that their are others who care about these gallant men who gave their lives so that we could all live in (New Labour's idea of) freedom.

Many Thanks
Neil

Here is part of my submission to the Ministry of Defence a couple of years ago or so -

4. HUSK A.F
Tilmanstone War Memorial
SERVICE PAPERS ON CD
DEATH CERTIFICATE ON CD

* Special Thanks to Dave Dixon and Ka
thleen Hollingsbee for tracing his burial place.

Able Seaman J26742 Albert Frederick HUSK. HMS Cochrane, Royal Navy.
Died Pulmonary Tubercolosis (TB) June 1920. Born 8 December 1897 at Nonnington, Kent. Son of Henry Frederick and Dinah Husk (nee Fallowfield) of Lower Street, Tilmanstone, Kent. Albert?s father was a Gate Maker. They married 31 December 1892 at St Mary the Virgin, Wingham, Kent. Buried Churchyard, St Andrews Parish Church, Timanstone, Dover, Kent. Grave reference: not known at this time, efforts being made to trace...

Death NOT found on the GRO War Death Index Great War 1914-1923.

Death Certificate ? Died Pulmonary Tuberculosis and Cardiac Failure 20th May 1920 aged 22 years at 10 Union Road, Bridge, Canterbury, Kent. Navy Pensioner. Poor Albert died of the SAME disease he was kicked out the navy suffering from therefore this case is quite straightforward ? He is entitled to commemoration by the MoD and CWGC. He died 3 within months of his medical discha
rge! How sad?

Albert enlisted into the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class on 21st August 1913. He served at HMS Ganges and several other shore based establishments before being posted to HMS Cochrane (Warrior Class Cruiser) as a Boy 1st Class. On 8 August 1915 Albert was promoted to Ordinary Seaman. On 8 December 1915 (his birthday) Albert signed on for a further 12 years RN service. On 8 April 1916 he was promoted Able Seaman and saw action on board HMS Cochrane during the Battle of Jutland. Albert continued to serve on HMS Cochrane until 5 February 1918 at which point he was returned to HMS Pembroke Naval Barracks in Chatham and admitted into the Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham suffering from T.B. On 20 March 1918 Albert was discharged (Invalided) from the Royal Navy due to WAR ATTRIBUTABLE T.B (it states this clearly and prominently on his service papers). Albert was still only 22 years of age!

He died at Bridge near Canterbury of the SAME disease he had been invalided with about 3 months la
ter!

Census 1901 Gives
Lower Street, Tilmanstone, Kent

Henry William      HUSK   Gate Maker   Nonnington      
Mabel Helen                     Nonnington (Mar 1894)
Albert Frederick          Scholar           Nonnington (8 Dec 1895)
Emily                        Nonnington (Dec 1895)
Arthur James                     Nonnington (Mar 1900)
Dinah       FALLOWFIELD   Workhouse   Canterbury (Mar 1870)   
 
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: neil clark on April 25, 2010, 23:38:20
Received with my thanks.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: grandarog on May 06, 2010, 17:37:14
Heres the WILMINGTON near Dartford Memorial. Sited in the front grounds of the village school. No mention of WW2 but presume the other plaque at base commemorates the WW2 losses..

(http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu92/grandarog/Churchs%20and%20Graves/100_1707.jpg)

(http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu92/grandarog/Churchs%20and%20Graves/100_1703.jpg)

(http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu92/grandarog/Churchs%20and%20Graves/100_1704.jpg)

(http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu92/grandarog/Churchs%20and%20Graves/100_1706.jpg)

(http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu92/grandarog/Churchs%20and%20Graves/100_1705.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: ellenkate on May 19, 2010, 09:45:42

In Goodnestone by Wingham church:
(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz93/ellenkate1/churches%20in%20Kent/CIMG2221.jpg)

Ellenkate

Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on May 24, 2010, 12:32:56
Cobham

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee257/mercury1923/CobhamMay241.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Glen on June 07, 2010, 01:02:19
Eynsford

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1305/4676832600_3baf2ac3d3_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/4676835442_5ba3df8c10_b.jpg)

Glen
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on June 11, 2010, 14:23:38
Ospringe
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii34/batgirlphotos/KHF/IMG_3514Small.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: unfairytale on June 26, 2010, 18:41:32
Saltwood. 
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4078/4736252022_fa8c058300.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on June 29, 2010, 18:10:28
Brabourne
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii34/batgirlphotos/KHF/IMG_3436Small.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on June 29, 2010, 19:29:23
Eastling
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii34/batgirlphotos/KHF/IMG_3466Small.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: neil clark on July 05, 2010, 17:14:09
http://www.kentfallen.com/PDF%20REPORTS/BROMPTON.pdf

http://www.kentfallen.com/PDF%20REPORTS/McCUDDEN%20VC.pdf
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on July 12, 2010, 15:10:46
For some reason St John's Cemetery in Margate has two of these?
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii34/batgirlphotos/KHF/007.jpg)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii34/batgirlphotos/KHF/006.jpg)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii34/batgirlphotos/KHF/010.jpg)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii34/batgirlphotos/KHF/014.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Longpockets on July 12, 2010, 20:50:55
For some reason St John's Cemetery in Margate has two of these?

CWGC list two entries for Margate, one for Miltary (including Dunkirk and German graves) the other for civilians. Could that be the reason for the two Cross of Sacrifice?

Regards
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Glen on July 22, 2010, 00:50:42
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4079/4816883382_61cf8b1186_b.jpg)

Memorial at Chalk Church near Gravesend

Glen
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: peterchall on July 22, 2010, 16:25:59
Re those killed at Chalk: I believe there was a pub on Gravesend Road in the Chalk area that was hit by a land-mine - the only building for a long way around and it got a direct hit - talk about luck! I wonder if those casualties are associated with that. Has anybody any other information?
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Glen on July 22, 2010, 17:22:30
Re those killed at Chalk: I believe there was a pub on Gravesend Road in the Chalk area that was hit by a land-mine - the only building for a long way around and it got a direct hit - talk about luck! I wonder if those casualties are associated with that. Has anybody any ther information?

Vera and Gwendoline were appartently two teenage girls who were killed at the junction of Thong Lane and Milton Road. That's the only information I have found on them so far. Not sure if it was a bomb or some other explanation.

Glen
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Susan_F on July 23, 2010, 01:25:06
Chalk Church near Gravesend

http://www.kentfallen.com/PDF%20REPORTS/CHALK.pdf

Susan F
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Captain James T Kirk on July 23, 2010, 15:41:05
Very moving - I'm filled with respect. You guys really bore the brunt of it. Let's hope it never happens again
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on July 23, 2010, 20:07:47
(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee257/mercury1923/RiversideMemorial.jpg)

Memorial in the Visitor's Centre at the Riverside Country Park, Gillingham. It was originally on a wall of the Caretakers house, just outside the main gate to the Cement Works at Motney Hill.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Susan_F on July 24, 2010, 00:38:39
Motney Hill Cement Works.

http://www.kentfallen.com/PDF%20REPORTS/RAINHAM%20CEMENT%20WORKS.pdf

Susan F
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on July 31, 2010, 18:10:55
Ashford
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii34/batgirlphotos/KHF/IMG_4859_renamed_15738.jpg)

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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Monkton Malc on August 03, 2010, 10:15:01
Minster in Thanet

(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p3/monktonlad/war%20graves/DSCF1764.jpg)


No it's not leaning, I just couldn't see my camera screen very well.

There is another small war graves plot behind the trees at the western end of the cemetery.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Glen on August 16, 2010, 00:00:25
St Botolph's Chevening

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4114/4894785631_fbf1740911_z.jpg)

First and Second World War

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4141/4894785635_7f044b79a3_z.jpg)

Korean War

Glen
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Glen on August 16, 2010, 00:06:44
St Peter & St Paul, Shoreham

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4140/4892468126_d0887c1bed_z.jpg)

First World War

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4115/4892469038_1a56021842_z.jpg)

Second World War

Glen
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Glen on August 16, 2010, 00:20:10
St Bartholemews, Otford

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4099/4892483588_ccafa75501_z.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4095/4891889415_88dbb71557_z.jpg)

Glen
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on August 17, 2010, 17:47:31
St Dunstan's, Snargate
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii34/batgirlphotos/KHF/IMG_5143.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Monkton Malc on August 31, 2010, 20:28:43
Ramsgate

The chapel.

(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p3/monktonlad/war%20graves/DSCF1911.jpg)



There are 2 war graves plots in Ramsgate cemetery. Almost half of the 101 first world war burials form one plot including 6 unidentified.

(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p3/monktonlad/war%20graves/DSCF1892.jpg)

There are 88 burials from the second world war and a number of these form another plot close to the first world war ones.
In this plot there are also 11 German and one Dutch graves as well as another six unidentified.

(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p3/monktonlad/war%20graves/DSCF1895.jpg)

(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p3/monktonlad/war%20graves/DSCF1894.jpg)

(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p3/monktonlad/war%20graves/DSCF1899.jpg)

(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p3/monktonlad/war%20graves/DSCF1897.jpg)

(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p3/monktonlad/war%20graves/DSCF1905.jpg)

(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p3/monktonlad/war%20graves/DSCF1900.jpg)

Next to the first world war graves plot there is a memorial to the crew of HMTB4 that blew up while moored in Ramsgate inner harbour on 26th May 1917. The main inscription is on the left hand side at ground level and is hard to photograph due to the hedge and the grass overgrowing it. The names of those who perished are round the base also a bit too overgrown.

(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p3/monktonlad/war%20graves/DSCF1910.jpg)


MMr />
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: delboy on September 01, 2010, 19:45:47
LENHAM CEMETERY. R.E.M.E. Memorial.
 I called in here on Monday to take a headstone pic. for a friend and took these as well.  There are 52 names on the plaque but only 46 are interred here. The other 6 are in other cemeteries in various parts of the UK. All were killed by a V1 bomb on 24/06/1944. delboy

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad117/dovermarine/khf/REMEplotLenham.jpg)
(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad117/dovermarine/khf/REMEMemorial.jpg)
(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad117/dovermarine/khf/300810025.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Glen on September 01, 2010, 23:00:51
Holy Trinity, Crockham Hill

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4148/4946115759_c7863ceaee_z.jpg)

Glen
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Glen on September 13, 2010, 00:32:33
St Margarest, Darenth

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4108/4983987579_88ebe4806e_z.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4131/4983980455_9d9f80d4d7_z.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4132/4983989657_52715a7d02_z.jpg)

Glen
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on September 26, 2010, 15:55:17
Ebony Church
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii34/batgirlphotos/KHF/IMG_6521Small.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: unfairytale on October 03, 2010, 20:30:10
Dover seafront.
"To commemorate all men and women, both service and civillian who lived, served and died in East Kent
 Frontline Britain 1939-1945."

(http://i347.photobucket.com/albums/p473/Hugh-Jarsole/DSC00927.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Leofwine on October 08, 2010, 21:14:31
Church of St Mary The Virgin, Upchurch.

The Great War Memorial.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4133/5063011388_3147853d1a_z.jpg)
It reads:
"Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends."
This tablet and East Window were erected to commemorate the brave Upchurch men who died for England in the Great War.
1914 - 1918
Sailors
Henry T. Mason, Ernest G. Carter, Edward T. Seamer, John E. Packer, James Brown, Walter Hatton, William J. Seamer, Percy Betts, Roland Whitnell, Wilfred Baker, Stuart W. A. Mercer
Soldiers
Thomas H. Anderson, Herbert J. G. Hodges, Jam
es Hatton, Frederick Godfrey, Albert H. Newman, Charles Gransden, James Robinson, Frederick Banfield, William Simmonds, Henry Thurley, Percy Hales, William H. Clark, John Allen, Frederick Milton, Arthur E. Faulkner, Thomas Sifleet, Edward Muggeridge, Frederick Blewitt, William Lamb, Frederick Paige, Robert Tumber, George Banfield, Albert Stapleton, Henry James Marsh, Frederick J. Gorman
May they rest in peace.

East Window erected to commemorate the brave Upchurch men who died for England in the Great War.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4110/5062400525_cbc3172112_z.jpg)

It seems the village men fared less badly in WW2. WW2 War Memorial.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4146/5063011028_d34b0e6c43_z.jpg)
It reads:
Their name liveth for evermore
This tablet was erected to the memory of the three men of Upchurch who made the supreme sacrifice in the Second World War 1939-1945
Sidney R. Boakes, Ashley Edmonds, Percy Sketchley
May they r
est in peace

Larger versions: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22124479@N03/5063011028/in/photostream/
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on October 11, 2010, 19:01:46
Challock
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii34/batgirlphotos/KHF/IMG_6752Small.jpg)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii34/batgirlphotos/KHF/IMG_6751Small.jpg)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii34/batgirlphotos/KHF/IMG_6754Small.jpg)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii34/batgirlphotos/KHF/IMG_6753Small.jpg)

Minster Abbey, Sheppey
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii34/batgirlphotos/KHF/IMG_6811Small.jpg)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii34/batgirlphotos/KHF/IMG_6812Small.jpg)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii34/batgirlphotos/KHF/IMG_6816Small.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Glen on October 25, 2010, 00:18:11
Memorial to Second World War civilian dead of Dartford at Watling Street cemetery

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1362/5111684183_ff836fda53_z.jpg)

Glen
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on October 28, 2010, 13:06:58
Hartlip
(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee257/mercury1923/HartlipMemorial2.jpg)

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee257/mercury1923/HartlipMemorial1.jpg)

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee257/mercury1923/HartlipMemorial3.jpg)

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee257/mercury1923/HartlipMemorial6.jpg)

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee257/mercury1923/HartlipMemorial4.jpg)

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee257/mercury1923/HartlipMemorial5.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: unfairytale on October 31, 2010, 21:58:52
St. Mary's Church. Patrixbourne.
 (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1144/5132896729_e11ed08e32.jpg)

 (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1184/5132896703_f7bb04482d.jpg)

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1203/5132896683_fb68fd5329.jpg)

J.M. Ronald. The Buffs. Died April 23rd 1915. aged 39.

Victor George Henry Francis Conyngham. The 5th Marquis of Conyngham Born in London on 30th January 1883 and baptised at Patrixbourne the same year. He died on November 9th 1918. He was unmarried and also served in the Boer War.

Company Sergeant Major, David Alexander 10
242. Died 29.09.1918

Sapper F.S. Brickenden. 88th Field Company RE. Died at Gallipoli, Oct 15th 1915.

STEVENS C.H
Private 54003 Charles Henry STEVENS. 2nd Battalion, King?s Royal Rifle Corps (K.R.R.C). Formerly (2543) Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). Formerly (T4/238984) Army Service Corps (ASC). Died 25th September 1918 or 1915. Born Sandwich. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Sevenoaks.
Soldiers Died gives his date of death as 1915 whereas CWGC gives 1918.

STEVENS A.E
Private D/11037 Albert Edward STEVENS. 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales Own). Died 30th May 1917. Born Patrixbourne. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Patrixbourne.

(Last two, info taken from Kent Fallen)

Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on November 03, 2010, 17:33:12
The main ones from Chilham have already been posted but here are a few more from the same church.
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(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii34/batgirlphotos/KHF/IMG_7159Small.jpg)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii34/batgirlphotos/KHF/IMG_7172Small.jpg)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii34/batgirlphotos/KHF/IMG_71791Small.jpg)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii34/batgirlphotos/KHF/IMG_7233Small.jpg)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii34/batgirlphotos/KHF/IMG_7184Small.jpg)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii34/batgirlphotos/KHF/IMG_7185Small.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Glen on November 03, 2010, 19:55:26
Gravesend

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1343/5133542617_e8e75a9109_z.jpg)

Glen
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: unfairytale on November 12, 2010, 20:07:44
Wickhambreaux. St Andrew's Church.
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1404/5169624755_4d2441e669.jpg)

     1914-18                           1939-45
Bernard Barraclough           Sidney Bushell
Albert Johnson                  John Cadman
Frederick Johnson              Albert Friend
John Robert Lewis              Peter Harmsworth
Frederick Morgan MM          David Maltby
  D.S.O.  D.F.C.
William Pearce                   Norman Tucker
George Reynolds                James Young
Reginald Sharp
John Whybourne
George Woollatt

Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: unfairytale on November 19, 2010, 18:36:02
Ware Memorial. Holy Trinity church.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4085/5189271101_30198d2889.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4113/5189699787_39afecb128.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on November 28, 2010, 14:58:58
St. Peter and Paul Churchyard, Shorne

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee257/mercury1923/ShorneMemorial1.jpg)

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee257/mercury1923/ShorneMemorial2.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on December 13, 2010, 10:56:59
Luddenham
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii34/batgirlphotos/KHF/IMG_7505Small.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on December 13, 2010, 11:29:18
Teynham
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii34/batgirlphotos/KHF/IMG_7517Small.jpg)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii34/batgirlphotos/KHF/IMG_7518Small.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Glen on January 16, 2011, 01:00:23
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5290/5322175124_4b64bd3816_z.jpg)

Stone (near Dartford)

Glen
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on January 20, 2011, 19:13:40
Church of St. Thomas à Becket, Capel

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee257/mercury1923/TABMemorial1.jpg)

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee257/mercury1923/TABMemorial2.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: neil clark on January 26, 2011, 22:27:00
Sorry to be the messenger of bad news but post number 188 by Monktonmalc seems not to be a CIVIC war memorial but a Commonwealth War Graves Commission tribute which is placed in cemeteries which contain more than 40 war graves. Many thousands of cemeteries contain these things and they ALL look exactly the same. There are hundreds just in Kent. I see no value in taking pics of these as they never display any data such as names etc.. I may be wrong but this picture doesn't look to me to be a CIVIC war memorial and therefore doesn't belong here on this useful list.

I would add that we at kentfallen.com often use the pics here to identify a man's name when carrying out our transcriptions. Thanks for a wonderful resource.

Sometimes people confuse OFFICIAL tributes with CIVIC tributes. I often refer to this little write up I did years ago -

Official Commemoration .v. Civic Commemoration

It is absolutely imperative that you understand the difference between an Official Tribute and a Civic Tribute. This is not always understood and can lead to utter confusion. Each casualty of the war should have an official commemoration (paid for and maintained by the government) – this can be in the form of a headstone where they were buried or in the case of men whose remains were never found or identified, an entry on one of the government’s memorials to the missing men. A civic commemoration is a private tribute often funded by parish council’s and local authorities where a man hailed from or was employed. The men’s names that appear on private (civic) tributes will more often than not also appear on an official tribute somewhere else. Sometimes we come across men’s names on local civic tributes who do not have any form of official commemoration. It is these men who will take priority because this means the country they died for has forgotten their sacrifice! Try not to get the two confused.

The vast majority of men whose names appear on a civic tribute should ALSO have an official tribute. If not then it’s possible their name has been forgotten! If you are transcribing a civic war memorial and come across a name(s) that you can’t trace on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission searchable website it’s possible (even probable) that you have discovered one of these men! Unfortunately the authorities will not assist you. It’s up to you alone to get the record put straight. If you decide you want to do this, we shall be happy to assist you in any way we possibly can. Just get in touch with us.

This is a good example of confusion between a civic and official commemoration -  Some people in Medway seem to under the mis-guided impression that the Chatham Naval Memorial is in fact the town’s civic tribute to the fallen men of Medway and surrounding areas! Of course this is nonsense, the Chatham Naval Memorial is in fact an official military memorial to the fallen sailors from ships that were based at Chatham during the war. The vast majority of sailors mentioned on it came from all over the UK and it’s Dominions.

 
Neil
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on February 25, 2011, 20:31:13
Rochester
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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: BenG on February 26, 2011, 16:04:04
Beltinge, by the railway bridge:

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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on February 26, 2011, 20:20:27
Rolvenden
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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: unfairytale on March 11, 2011, 22:54:19
Lower Hardres.
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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: unfairytale on March 11, 2011, 23:36:48
Bishopsbourne. By St. Mary's Church.

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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: unfairytale on March 18, 2011, 23:49:12
Nackington.
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F. Butler. Corporal 72588. Died 05/05/1918 aged 34.
Charles Chapman. M.C. Major. Died 01/10/1917 aged 25.
William Chapman. Lieutenant. Died 07/10/1917 aged 21.
Alfred Cook. Rifleman R/10804. Died 17/07/1918 aged 23.
Cecil Denne. Private G/20137. Died 09/04/1917 aged 30.
William Eldridge. Private 31914. Died 23/05/1918 aged 27.
Harry Gardener. Private 21154. Died 27/09/1915.
William Hedley. Captain. Died  19/07/1918 aged 23.
J.H. Knott. Private 30138. Died 22/08/1918 aged 19.
Harry Maple. Private 14796. Died 13/09/1916 aged 23.
George Murton. Stoker 2nd Class K/31943. Died 27/04/1916 aged 30.
E.H. Williams. Private G/3000. Died 10/05/1915.

Info from the CWGC.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: keniff on March 19, 2011, 09:14:23
Memorial at Dover Marine railway station (now the cruise terminal) to the 5,222 staff and employees of the South Eastern and Chatham Railway who served during the Great War. Of those who served, 556  were never to return home.


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A full account / history / photographs can be found at the following >>>

http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Kent/DoverMarine.html
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Glen on March 27, 2011, 23:01:07
St George's, Deal

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Glen
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on April 17, 2011, 22:36:37
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Cross of Sacrifice, Chatham Cemetery.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on April 18, 2011, 22:17:25
Ifield, near Gravesend.

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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Bryn Clinch on April 27, 2011, 17:11:57
St. Peter and St. Paul, Borden, Sittingbourne.

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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Glen on April 30, 2011, 00:05:48
Downe WWI and WWII memorials in St Mary The Virgin

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Glen
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Glen on May 07, 2011, 01:28:13
Dartford

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Glen
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: yeoman on July 30, 2011, 13:13:32
Excellent thread - some great photos too.  As an aside the Imperial War Museum holds a national register.  Basic details (grid reference, inscriptions, basic description, who and when unveiled etc) are available on line.  This was collated during the late 1980s and includes a lot of memorials that aren't publicly visible, such as those inside offices or factories, barracks etc.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on August 01, 2011, 18:12:40
Hoo St Werburgh
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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Leofwine on August 01, 2011, 23:02:56
The Crimean Memorial Arch in Brompton Barracks, c.1890-1900

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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Bobdonk on August 02, 2011, 14:09:34
Gillingham Congregational Church relocated to Gillingham URC 1939

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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Bobdonk on August 02, 2011, 14:12:55
Barming Church

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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Bobdonk on August 02, 2011, 14:21:36
Rochester Cathedral

Unfortunately the memorials were behind a screen so I couldn't get a good photo.

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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Bobdonk on August 02, 2011, 14:24:43
East Farleigh

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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Bobdonk on August 02, 2011, 14:31:58
Gillingham Baptist Church Green Street

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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Chatham_Girl85 on August 02, 2011, 16:24:17
Some nice additions there bobdonk. Thanks for sharing them with us :)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: numanfan on August 02, 2011, 20:39:21
Luton Memorial Meadow and Garden

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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Bobdonk on August 04, 2011, 09:06:15
Napoleonic Prisoners of War

The memorial is located behind St Georges (Church) Centre in Gillingham.

The inscription on the memorial is difficult to read.  If anyone wants a transcription I can go back a get it.

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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Merry on August 07, 2011, 23:18:38

Memorial in the Visitor's Centre at the Riverside Country Park, Gillingham. It was originally on a wall of the Caretakers house, just outside the main gate to the Cement Works at Motney Hill.

Rather movingly, there is a book giving details of all the men named on the memorial - it's at the reception desk and is a very touching read.

This has been such a sad thread to read, but how good to see the respect with which the names on all these memorials are still respected after nearly a century.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Bobdonk on August 07, 2011, 23:21:30
Memorial to Lieutenant Chard VC in Rochester Cathedral

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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Bobdonk on August 09, 2011, 15:37:16
Chatham Naval War Memorial

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For photos of all 82 individual panel see this thread http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=11482.0

Bob
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on September 11, 2011, 18:14:51
St Catherines, Preston near Faversham
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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on September 11, 2011, 19:41:17
The Great War Memorial Obelisk, Brompton Barracks.

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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: unfairytale on September 26, 2011, 22:17:16
St. Mary's Church Dover.
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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on October 03, 2011, 10:34:59
National Destroyer Memorial - Chatham Dockyard

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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: dragonwelsh on October 05, 2011, 18:23:41
Hello on the war memorial you have a photo of is my grandads name D J Hudson. He was in the 6th Tank Brigade when he was killed by the V1 bomb. He was 24 when he died. My gran and him had been married for 2 years, my mum was born in the December 1944 after he was killed.
Would you mind if I had a copy of you photo?  Or e-mail me a copy so I can show it to my mum.
Hope you don't mind?  Sarah Taylor sarah.taylor72@yahoo.co.uk
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: merc on October 05, 2011, 19:03:52
Hi dragonwelsh, if you send 'delboy' a message i'm sure he'll let you have a copy :)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on November 18, 2011, 13:10:34
St Margaret's Horsmonden
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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on November 18, 2011, 16:38:18
All Saints', Tudeley

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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on November 19, 2011, 22:07:50
Village Hall, Penshurst
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St John the Baptist, Penshurst
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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on December 06, 2011, 18:10:48
Some more detailed shots of the aylesford memorial, showing names.
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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on December 07, 2011, 18:04:41
East Malling

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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on December 08, 2011, 09:29:21
Leybourne
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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on March 21, 2012, 10:51:36
St. Mary's Church, Chatham
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To the memory of
the men of this Parish, who fell
1914 – 1918

William Allen
Alfred Alexander
Edward Arter
Arthur Austin
William Avis
Percy Batty
Richard Bendyshe
Charles Bessent
Thomas Best
Edmund Betts
John Blackman
Albert Bovis
Edgar Bovis
Wilfred Boley
Herbert Bonnett
Otway Bourne, D.S.O.
Ernie Bronie
Gordon Browne
William Chittenden
Edmund Cox
Albert Daniels
Leonard Dean
John Fitzgerald
Samuel Ferrier
Henry George
William George
Albert Gibbs
George Golding
Charles Graham
James Green
Alfred Gest
Herbert Harban
Edward Hatton
Francis Harvey, V.C.
Albert Hinge
Thomas Hussey
James Hussey
Thomas Jackson
George Jarrett
Robert Jordon
George Kirman
Albert Langdon
William Marshall
Henry Mills
William Ogiluie
Charles Ost
Arthur Pittam
Alfred Pocock
John Reed
Walter Richards
Tom Russell
Fred’K Saunders, D.S.O.
Harry Sayer
John Simpson
James Sennett
Alfred Shannon
Frank Small
Albert Smith
Arthur South??
Charles Sp????d
George Tan??n
Richard Taylor
Brodie Toner
Frederick Tucker
Ivo Vandell
John Wilkins
Frank Williams
Joseph Williams
Robert Williams
William Wilson
Frederick Wooding
Frank Wells
Frederick Wells
Henry Wells
Herbert Wells
John Walters
William Reed
Stanley Reed
Richard West
Albert Ware
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on June 02, 2012, 23:34:51
St. Peter and St. Paul, Luddesdown
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on June 17, 2012, 18:25:06
St Michael, East Peckham

MORS JANVA VITAE

In Honoured Memory of the Men of This Parish
Who fell in the Great war

Edwin Berkely Cook . M.V.O . Lieut: Col: First Life Guards.
Francis Hart Dyke . 2nd Lieut: Royal West Kent Regiment.
Edward Payne . Sergt . Royal West Kent Regiment.
John Frederick Moon . M.M.Gnr Royal Garrison Artillery.
Rupert Beckett . Pte. Hants. Cyclists.

And in the Second World War
1939 – 1945

Edwin Thomas Cook . Major Grenadier Guards.
John Hollingworth Roberts . Lieut: R.N.R
William Thomas Burbridge . L/Cpl. C.M.P
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on June 17, 2012, 18:53:44
Also St Michael, East Peckham

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In Thankful Memory of Francis Hart-Dyke 2nd Lieutenant Royal West Kent Regiment who laid down his life for his Country near Ypres in Flanders 27th September 1917 in the Twentieth Year of his age.
Oldest son of Colonel E. Hart-Dyke of Leavers in this Parish.



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In memory of John Norwood, Captain 5th Dragoon Guards, V.C., who fell at the Battle of the Marne 8th September 1914, aged 38 years, and John Norton Norwood, Second Lieutenant 4th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (attached 2nd) who died of wounds received In the Battle of the Somme 22nd July 1916, aged 24 years.
Kinsmen who constituted the sixth generation male of the Yeoman family of Norwood, sometime of Stilstead in this Parish.



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Carved oak reredos with the altar is a memorial to Colonel Edwin Berkely Cook who died of wounds early in the First World War.



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This Roll Contains the Names of the Men Connected with this Parish who Served in the Great war

1914   
Frederick Butcher
Edwin Berkeley Cook
Walter Kelsey
William Hodges Luck
John Frederick Moon
Servante Morland
Edward Newble
Frank Pay
Edward Payne
Charles Henry Reynolds
Henri Saul Samuel
Cecil Sharman
Charles Hyde Villiers
Lewis Wallace

1915
Albert William Bassett
Ernest Carter
William Henry Craddock
Joseph Jordan
William Kelsey
Andrew James Perkins
Harry Reader
Gerald Glen Samuel
George Henry Saunders (Ringer)
Frank Skinner
Herbert Arthur Skinner
Neville Hamilton Fordham Smith
Reginald George Fordham Smith
Ernest William Poudell

1916
Rupert Becket
Harry Bell (Choir)
George Henry Bishop (Ringer)
Sidney John Henry Bryant
Arthur Ralph Cook
Francis Hart Dyke
William Honey (Ringer)
Hugh Robert Lachlan (Organist)
Edgar William Turner

1917
Reginald John Bell
Matthew Ralph Eceott
William Newble
Frank Charles Simmons (Choir)

1918
Edward Hart Dyke
Herbert George Ellis
William John Samson

The Lych gate at the entrance to the Churchyard was erected to the memory of the fallen . The ceremony of Dedication was performed on Whit-Sunday, May 15th 1921.
Geoffrey C.E. Ryley – Vicar
Edward Hart Dyke – Churchwarden
William J.L. Luck - Churchwarden
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on June 18, 2012, 09:27:14
St Luke, Matfield

WWI
G. Blackford
?th E. Kent Regt.
F. Bridges
G. Guards
G. Burley
5th E. Kent Regt.
L. Burden
HMS Powerful
P. Boulden
Canadian Army
F.A. Bendall
R. W. Kent Regt.
F. Collins
R.F.A.
E. Cheeseman
4th R. W. Kent Regt.
T. Clarke
Sur. Regt.
A. Clarke
K.R.R.C.
L. Ellis
R. W. Kent Regt.
S. V. Fuller
R.F.A.
G. Gooch
R.G.A.
W. A. Goad
HMS President III
F.J. Gurr
R.F.A.
A.E. Hills
W. Kent Yeomanry
G.D. Hope
10th R. W. Kent Regt.
A. Haylor
7th R. Sussex Regt.
H. Marchant
5th E. Kent Regt.
G. Playford
Kent Cyclist Bn.
H. Storr
D.S.O.
18th Middlesex Regt.
H. Sassoon
R.E.
S. Standing
Lond. Irish Rif.
J. Bourne
7th Bedf. Regt.
G. Collins
R.F.A.
A. W. Prall
R. W. Kent Regt.

WWII
L. F. Booth R.A.F. & R.N.
F. E. Goad R.A.
F. C. Banks R.A.F.
J. M. Bland R.E.
R. F. Cooper R.N.
W. G. Dolding R.A.
P. J. Drew R.A.O.C.
R. C. French R.N.
R. A. Newbold M.N.
R. Perrott R.A.O.C.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on June 18, 2012, 09:40:25
Also St Luke, Matfield

In memory of those who laid down their lives in the war of 1939 – 1945

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To the glory of god and in grateful memory of the men of this parish who gave their lives in the Great War 1914 – 1918

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In proud and loving memory of the old boys of Matfield Grange 1886 – 1911 who gave their lives for their country in the Great War.

1939 – 1945

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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Bobdonk on July 22, 2012, 16:25:32
These two memorials are on display in Davington Church but neither originated there:

The first came from St John the Evangelist Church, The Brents

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The Second originated from Davington School:

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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Bobdonk on July 23, 2012, 09:17:21
Transcription of the Davington Church war memorial see my post http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=598.msg119778#msg119778

ROLL OF HONOUR

In memory of the fallen of both world wars
Connevted with the parish and congregation

1914-1918
R. Amies
B. Adley
H. S. L. Arnold
C. Besley
A. F. Coppins
J. W. R. Cornelius
A. Knight
J. Coxedge
C. Evans
G. Hicks
W. R. Holtburn
W. R. Shrubsole
T. Taylor
P. Wyman
A. H. Luckhurst
G. E. Charlton
F. Ralph

1939-1945
W.J. Percival
W. Lawrence
E. A. Weaver
F. Shepherd
C.L. Dorman
P. M. Rudgard
S. Gregory
E. Aylett
H.Marsh
C. W. Powell
S. H. Bunting
F. Gilham
G. N. Marsham
R. Jacobs
W.E. Fever
J. Jackman
J. N. Millichap

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THE OLD
SCHOLARS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY
1939-1945
Edward Aylett
Thomas Broadbridge
Frederick Dane
Sidney Gregory
Gordon Hopper
John Jackman
William Lawrence
Maurice Madams
Herbert Marsh
Donald Miles
Cecil Powell
Frederick Shepherd
Edgar Weaver
Percy Willis

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

This tablet commemorates
former scholars of Davington
School. Intended for for erection there.
It was placed here by reason of the
changed status of the school
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Bobdonk on July 26, 2012, 12:15:38
Kohima Cross.

This memorial to the men of the RWK who died in the battle of Kohima is on display at Maidstone museum

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surname   forename   initials   age_text   honours_awards   date_of_death   rank
MORLEY   THOMAS HENRY   T H   26      13/04/1944   Corporal
ALLCHIN   HARRY VYNER   H V   22      09/04/1944   Private
BOXWELL   GERALD FRANCIS   G F   25      12/04/1944   Serjeant
BAKER   GEORGE SYDNEY   G S   19      14/04/1944   Private
PEACOCK   LESLIE CHARLES   L C   24      11/04/1944   Lance Serjeant
BENNETT   FRANK ERNEST HENRY   F E H   26      06/04/1944   Serjeant
FIDLER   GEORGE   G   21      14/04/1944   Private
BRATTMAN   JOHN JOSEPH   J J         13/04/1944   Private
JUDGE   ALFRED ERNEST   A E   32      18/04/1944   Corporal
BUNNELL   DAVID LLEWELLYN   D L   21      10/04/1944   Private
HATTON   EDWARD GEORGE   E G   26      14/04/1944   Corporal
COOK   REGINALD CHARLES   R C   25      09/04/1944   Private
MARTIN   GEORGE   G   26      06/04/1944   Corporal
COLEMAN   JOHN DAVIES   J D   21      07/04/1944   Private
REES   LEONARD   L   32      14/04/1944   Corporal
COLLINS   HORACE ARTHUR   H A   24      20/04/1944   Private
REES   TREVOR JOHN   T J   27      09/04/1944   Corporal
COLLINS   LEONARD SIDNEY   L S   24      14/04/1944   Private
ROSE   LESLIE WILLIAM   L W   27      20/04/1944   Corporal
CALTON   STANLEY FRANK   S F   26      13/04/1944   Private
WANT   ALBERT WILLIAM   A W   27      09/04/1944   Corporal
CROSBIE   HARRY JAMES   H J   30      17/04/1944   Private
BOWLES   REGINALD FRANK   R F   22      09/04/1944   Corporal
DAVIES   KENNETH ROGER   K R   20      14/04/1944   Private
HILL   WILLIAM HENRY   W H         19/04/1944   Lance Corporal
DAVIES   WILLIAM DAVID   W D   25      11/04/1944   Private
WORTH   E               
FISHER   LEONARD CHARLES   L C   30      11/04/1944   Private
HAWKER   ARTHUR THOMAS   A T   31      18/04/1944   Private
FALL   PATRICK HENRY   P H   24      13/04/1944   Private
KING   SAMUEL   S   24      09/04/1944   Lance Corporal
FORSYTH   WALTER   W   22      23/04/1944   Private
MANN   GEORGE EDWARD   G E   33      10/04/1944   Lance Corporal
FOORD   CLIFFORD ASHLEY VALE   C A V   22      10/04/1944   Private
GUILFORD   ALBERT EDWARD   A E   22      10/04/1944   Private
GRAY   CHARLES W.   C W   35      14/04/1944   Private
GWILT   IVOR WILLIAM   I W   19      10/04/1944   Private
HALL   FREDERICK (FRED)   F   22      09/04/1944   Private
GIPPS   FREDERICK WILLIAM   F W   22      11/04/1944   Private
HAZELL   JOHN ALBERT   J A   25      15/04/1944   Lance Corporal
HUGHES   PERCY   P   29      14/04/1944   Private
HESKETH   JOSEPH KERSHAW   J K   19      07/04/1944   Private
HASLAM   JOHN GEORGE   J G   22      10/04/1944   Private
HOPKINS   HAROLD THOMAS   H T   21      19/04/1944   Private
JUDGES   ALFRED GEORGE MAJOR   A G M   26      06/04/1944   Private
JONES   GWILYM OWEN   G O   30      11/04/1944   Private
KEATING   CLEMENT JOHN   C J   19      13/04/1944   Private
MANCY   E               
NORTON   HARRY ALBERT   H A   24      13/04/1944   Serjeant
OLIVER   DONALD WILFRED   D W   28      10/04/1944   Private
PARIS   ALBERT   A   24      06/04/1944   Private
ROBERTS   STEPHEN EDWARD   S E   27      14/04/1944   Private
ROBERSON   CECIL EDWARD   C E   21      10/04/1944   Private
SIMS   CHARLES   C   34      11/04/1944   Private
SINCLAIR   JOSEPH   J   21      19/04/1944   Private
TRUSSLER   CHARLES ROY   C R   23      11/04/1944   Lance Corporal
WALSH   JOSEPH PATRICK   J P   31      05/04/1941   Private
WALTERS   ROBERT EDWARD   R E   24      08/04/1944   Private
WELLS   EDWARD WILLIAM   E W   30      09/04/1944   Private
WEEKS   STANLEY   S   29      10/04/1944   Private
WINDLE   DERRICK   D   20      10/04/1944   Private
GARTRELL   RUSSELL   R   22      14/04/1944   Private
HAINES   WILLIAM FRANK   W F   28   M M   18/04/1944   Warrant Officer Class II
CHANTLER   N               
CRATHERN   ARTHUR HENRY   A H   24      08/04/1944   Serjeant
MILLICHAP   WILLIAM GEORGE   W G   34      18/04/1944   Serjeant
MOXWORTHY   WILLIAM GEORGE SAMUEL   W G S   32      11/04/1944   Corporal
HANKINSON   ALBERT AUSTIN   A A   29      13/04/1944   Private
BLOOMFIELD   GERALD PERCY   G P   28      10/04/1944   Private
BRADSTREET   JAMES   J   21      10/04/1944   Private
WHITTINGHAM   EDWARD BERTRAM   E B   20      12/04/1944   Private
WILLIAMS   CHRISTOPHER   C   20      14/04/1944   Private
WILLIAMS   ARTHUR   A   20      14/04/1944   Private
WILLIAMS   JOHN   J   30      14/04/1944   Private
WILLIAMS   P               
HARMAN   JOHN PENNINGTON   J P   29   V C   09/04/1944   Lance Corporal
TOPHAM   JOHN NICHOLAS ORME   J N O   27      08/05/1944   Captain
INGLIS   GORDON EDWIN HORRICKS   G E H   26      30/04/1944   Lieutenant


 The following show different details on the on the commonwealth war grave site

CHANTLER   HARRY GEORGE   H G   25      12/04/1944   Serjeant
MANCEY   DONALD ARTHUR ASQUITH   D A A   24      14/04/1944   Private
WILLIAMS   STANLEY WILSON   S W   20      15/04/1944   Private
WORTH   FREDERICK WILLIAM   F W   32      16/04/1944   Private
 

Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on August 07, 2012, 20:22:57
East Sutton

TO THE
GLORY OF GOD
AND
IN HONOURED MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF EAST SUTTON
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 – 1919

1939 – 1945
CLINTON DANBY
MICHAEL BRYANT
PETER PAINE
ROBERT PAINE
ROBIN FILMER-WILSON
JACK WOOLGAR
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on August 07, 2012, 20:49:30
Leeds
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on August 20, 2012, 16:48:14
In honoured memory of the men of Ulcombe Parish who gave their lives for their country in the Great war.
1914 – 1918

Harry Bradford – R. West Kent.
Harry Brann – R. Field Artillery.
Charles Bugden – R. West Kent.
James Bugden – 11th Hussars.
George Burton – R. Field Artillery.
Charles Chambers – R. Field Artillery.
Maurice Chapman – West Kent Yeomanry.
William Crump – R. Garrison Artillery.
Frank Fermor – R. West Kent.
Charles Filmer – R. west Kent.
William Freed – Queens R. West Surrey.
Alfred Hawkins – R. Field Artillery.
Jack Heathfield – West Yorkshire.
Albert Howe – West Kent Yeomanry.
Albert Mackelden – R. Horse Artillery.
Albert Mercer – R. West Kent.
Walter Merralls – County of London Surrey Rifles.
Frederick Norris – Northamptonshire Regiment.
William Oliver – Queens N. West Surrey.
Robert Peen – R. Sussex.
Joel Piper – R. West Kent.
Frank Pope – Canadian Epd. Force.
Alfred Port – 12th London.
Arthur Port – R. West Kent.
Raymond Sharp – Army Service Corps.
Maurice Smith – Queens R. West Surrey.
Albert Sorrell – East Kent.
George Watson – R. West Kent.

Also 1935 – 1945

George Burgess – R. West Kent.
Ronald Phillips – R. Navy.
Maurice Pryce – R. Navy.

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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on August 20, 2012, 16:51:04
Ulcombe
1914 – 1918
Harry Bradford
Harry Brann
Charles Bugden
James Bugden
George Burton
Charles Chambers
Maurice Chapman
William Crump
Frank Fermor
Charles Filmer
William Freed
Alfred Hawkins
Jack Heathfield
Albert Howe
Albert Mackelden
Albert Mercer
Walter Merralls
Frederick Norris
William Oliver
Robert Peen
Joel Piper
Frank Pope
Alfred Port
Arthur Port
Raymond Sharp
Maurice Smith
Albert Sorrell
George Watson

1935 – 1945

George Burgess
Ronald Phillips
Maurice Pryce

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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on August 20, 2012, 16:54:18
Hastingleigh
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Hastingleigh Church
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To the Glory of God and to perpetuate the memory of

William Stanely Bushall
Alfred Henry Else
George Hayward
Herbert Lloyd
Arthur William Plunkett
Frederick William Read
Frank William Tappenden

Who laid down their lives for their country in the Great European War 1914 – 1918

1939 – 1945
George F. Bartlett
Reginald C. Wraight

In loving memory.

Parish of Hastingleigh
Roll of Honour.
Names of the men connected with this parish who served in the Great War.  1914 – 1918.

Hebert Hayward
James George Lindridge
Bert Hayward
Alfred William Young
William Norris
George Curd
John Edward Norris
Herbert Curd
Walter Boulding
Arthur William Hunkett
Harry Bert
William Stanley Bushell
Wiley Kushbrook
Frederick William Read
William Hayward
Herbert Lloyd
George Frank Bushell
George Hayward
Frederick Albert Taylor
Frank William Tappenden
Robert Herr
Frederick Thomas Hennett
Cecil Henry Deal
Alfred Henry Else
Lewis Percy Deal
George William Baker
Wyndham Begent
William Naylor Horrox
Frederick Marsh
Frederick George Laws
Owen Jones
William Richard Cook
Alfred Prebble
Alfred William Southen
Albert Mills
William Leigh Falmer
Charles Wallis
William Leigh Broughton Palmer
Benjamin Begent
Edward Prebble
William Begent
James Albert Young
Alfred Begent
Walter John Ross
Charles Packham
Alfred Edward Ross
Edwin Hayward
Albert George Ross
John Mills
Robert William Marsh
Philip Mills
John Gynne Lloyd
William Henry Neame
Arthur Mills

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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on August 20, 2012, 17:04:16
Lympne  Church

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In grateful memory of the men who fell in the Great War 1914 – 1918
Jamyan Ludford Champneys
Frederick C. Fagg
William Howland
Ernest E. Kennett
William McNicoll
Albert Peel
Percy Piddock
Benjamin A. Rolfe
Edward J. Skerritt
Jesse Taylor
Jack Uden
William Moon Upjohn

1939 – 1945
Frederick Butcher
Peter Cooper
Leonard C. Croucher
Reginald Dupe
Harry Hopkin
Albert Rolfe
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on August 29, 2012, 15:58:16
St. Bartholomew's, Waltham

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I am the resurrection and the life

Midshipman Douglas A.C. Birch.  Royal Navy
Stoker William Coleman.
Pte. Albert Allan Gibbs. K.R.R.
Stoker Percy Herbert Lawrence. Royal Navy.
Pte. James Ottaway. Queens R.W. Surrey.
Driver Harry Philpott. R.A.S.C.
Pte. Ernest Potter. Royal Fusiliers.
Pte. Harry Potter. 5th Buffs.
Gr. William John Quested. R.F.A.

In memory of parishioners who died giving their services in the Great Way. 1914 – 1918.

1939 – 1945
L/C. Frederick C.F. Stickells. 2nd Batt. The Buffs.
L.A.C. Philip D. Gibbs. R.A.F.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: grandarog on September 22, 2012, 15:14:04
This is the just completed new Milton Regis, World War One, War Memorial. It is  located in the Holy Trinity Churchyard.
The original was destroyed in the 1987 Hurricane.
The plaque photos are not too good as I couldn't get close enough for high def shots. I will take better photos of the individual slate name plaques when the fencing is removed after it is Dedicated on the 13 October.
The last 2 pics are of the remains of the original memorial .
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Susan_F on September 22, 2012, 21:44:15
Grandarog.

This is good news following the destruction of the previous memorial http://www.ukniwm.org.uk/server/show/conMemorial.54552 (http://www.ukniwm.org.uk/server/show/conMemorial.54552)

Can I use your photographs to record the replacement? Photo credit is given but no payment.

Susan
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: grandarog on September 22, 2012, 22:54:12
Hello Susan , :)
                   Of course you can use my photos, only too pleased to be of help to your site. You will note that due to the current threat of theft, where any type of metal plaques are concerned, the inscriptions have been carved on slate instead. Keep an eye to the thread. I will update the plaque photos at a later date when they are accessible.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Susan_F on September 23, 2012, 11:15:08
Thanks Grandarog,

I have lost count of the number of times the NIWM photographs have been used to reconstruct name panels http://ukniwm.wordpress.com/tag/theft/ (http://ukniwm.wordpress.com/tag/theft/). I would urge everyone to record them. They can then be permanently archived for future use.

Susan

Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: grandarog on October 23, 2012, 13:23:50
The Headcorn War Memorial, also enlargement of the two Plaques recording WW1 & WW2.

    The original was unveiled by Col.Cornwallis and a service of dedication was held.
Unfortunately the memorial was completely destroyed when the local hairdresser Mr E A Lock crashed his car into it during February 1932. Luckily he only suffered cuts and shock. He magnanimously paid for the memorial to be completely rebuilt and restored as new. It was re-dedicated at the Remembrance service in November the same year.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on November 15, 2012, 17:40:31
St. Mary & St. Ethelburga, Lyminge

In the glorious and honoured memory of the men of Lyminge who fell in the great wat.
1914-1918.

“Greater love hath no man than this, that”
“A man lay down his life for his friends”

Lieutenant George St Vincent Pawson M.C.
Sergeant Major Sydney C. Halls
Sergeant George Skeer M.M. Croix De Guerre
Cu John C. Lott
Lance Corporal Stanley G. Fletcher
Lance Corporal Norman A. Jones
Private Sidney J. Bailey
Gunner Thomas Boughton M.M.
Sapper Frederick Bradley
Private Cecil Bushell
Private Herbert F. Butler
Private Edward W. Garvill
Private Leonard Crapps
Private Henry Ellender
Private Ernest Ellender
Gunner Albert Ellender
Private Ernest Fisher
Private Harry Gower
Gunner Robert H. Langhorne
Private Henry Lintott
Sapper Frederick Morgan
Private Horace G. Morris
Private William T. Morris
Private Henry J. Ovenden
Gunner Frederick G. Potten
Private William C. Rumbold
Private Lionel E. Taylor
Private James E. West

Also those who fell in the World war 1939 – 1945

Private Joseph J. Barton
Driver Sidney Crouch
Private Reginald Curtis
Lance Corporal Charles H. Edgington
Private Thomas Foreman
Private Clarence Guest
F/Officer Robert Finn
Lance Corporal Frederick Har???
Brigadier Ernest E. Hayesmore
Corporal Reginald A. Mercer
Lance Corporal Frederick G. Ovenden
Captain Robert Spens M.C.
F/Sergeant Raymond E. Woods
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on November 15, 2012, 17:56:18
In Memoriam
1914 – 1918

Ernest T. Ames
Herbert S. Ames
John E. Baldock
Ernest H. Castle
Charles Carswell
Douglas F. Clayson
Wavel J. Cole
Albert Ellender
Henry ellender
Ernest Ellender
George T. Friend
Charles Gammon
John Godfrey
Alfred Hayward
Edward Hadaway
William Hobbs
Alfred Hogben
Walter f. Johnson
Norman A. Jones
Lewis A. Lyons
Frederick Martin
William May
Harry W. Nash
William Netherede
Cecil Packer
Raymond S. Pearce
Austin Pegden
Sydney Pegden
William Pegden
Alfred Richards
Frederick Savage
Lindsay B. Scott
Edward Simmons
William Vincent
Artfuir W. Watson
William H. Webster
Thomas E. West
William S. White
Reginald Youden


1939 – 1945

Norman Cherry
Derrick Constant
Frederick Cork
Sydney Crouch
Donald File
Eric Hoskins
James Peary
James Seymour
Frank Southern
Edgar Verney
Marshall Wilkinson
Leslie Wren
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on November 15, 2012, 19:05:02
St. Anthony, Alkham

To the glory of god in loving and proud memory of the Alkham heroes who fell in the Great War 1914-1918

Cecil Allen
George Bailey
Ralph Drake Brockman
Edward Collard
George Collard
Arthur Daniels
Edwin Daniels
Albert Francis
Charles Grainger
Stephen Maple
Sidney Marsh
Joseph Mount
Percy Parker
George Rye
John Rye
Ernest Tupper

Their name liveth for evermore

1939 – 1945

Ronald Couchman
Lewis Fagg
Alan Gavin
William Hinds
Henry Keeler
Ernest Richards
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on November 15, 2012, 19:19:38
Roll of Honour

In memory of those who were killed in Action or Died on Active Service whilst serving their King and Country

CooperNoel Laurence FrankRoyal Signals
HolmanCharles ArthurHome Guard
PittockJoseph John
Royal Artillery
PhilpotLouis DanielThe Buffs
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on December 12, 2012, 20:23:28
St. Michael's, Hernhill.

In memory of Sergeant James Jacob.  7th Dragoon Guards of this parish who was killed in action at Featherstonhaugh, in South Africa, Feb 6th 1901, aged 30.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on December 12, 2012, 20:24:39
St. Michael's, Hernhill.

In sacred memory of Frederick Sidney Horn of this parish, (Royal Army Medical Corps) who was killed in action October 10th 1917, at Ypres: age 24.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on December 13, 2012, 09:29:21

St. Michael’s, Hernhill

To the glory of God and in honour of the brave men of this parish who fell in the Great Wars.
1914 – 1918    1939 – 1945

Do you who dwell midst English pastures green
Remember them and think what might have been.

Charles E. Arnold
Percy W. Arnold
John Brown
Frederick Brown
Frank Bassant
John G. Clinch
J. Harold Clinch
Laurence P. Clamp
E. Stanley Coachworth
Herbert W. Foreman
W. E. Harvey
Frederick S. Horn
Bertram F. Hadlow
Wilfred H. W. Haslam
Aubrey Jessup
Ernest Manuel
Leonard Parsons
Reginald Pay
George Philpott
George Pout
John Pout
Sidney A. Smith D.C.M.
Percy R. Smith
William Stewart
John Twrell
George Twrell
Alec L. Wraight
Victor J. Wraight
Sydney A. Watts
Alfred Graham

1939 – 1945

Douglas Brown
Albert Butcher
Geoffrey Cranfield
Bruce Edmonds
James James
Arthur Wanstall

Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on December 18, 2012, 14:46:37
Dunkirk

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In memoriam.
Lieutenant W. V. Burgess
Captain R. Gossett
Sergeant J. Wills
Corporal E. Hall
Corporal A. Miles
Private P. Bruger
Private W. Baker
Private H. Baker
Private E. Baker
Private P. Butcher
Private F. Foster
Private R. Grainger
Private T. Grainger
Private G. Harlow
Private H. Hart
Private F. Owen
Private W. Packman
Private A. Ralph
Private H. Smith
Private S. Smith
Private W. F. Stickells
Private E. Uden
Private A. Wood
???. F. Howe
???. S. g. Marsh
???. H. Owen

They nobly fell that we might live.
1914 – 1918
1939 – 1945

Herbert Brooks
Charles Dunkin
Herbert Spillett
Ernest Symes
Peter Wright
Paul Wright

Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on December 19, 2012, 10:59:28
St. Mary the Virgin, Selling

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Dedicated to the memory of the following who fell in the Great war 1914 – 1919.

P.J. Dunk Private 1st Buffs France.
S.C. Hickson Private 2nd Buffs France.
A.H. Stanley Private 2nd Buffs France.
William White Private 2nd Buffs France.
A.J. Hickson Private 2nd Buffs France.
William Butcher Private 2nd Buffs France.
G.T. Neame Captain 7th Buffs France.
A.G. Cole Private 4/5 Buffs France.
Percy Head Lance Corporal 21st Middlesex France.
James Hawkins Private Q.R. West Surrey France.
Horace Butcher Private 4/5 Buffs France.
F.J. Bingham Private 8th Buffs France.
P.J. Farbrace Private R. Fusiliers France.
B.W. Hall Private Q.R. West surrey France.
Henry Jordan Private 9th Rifle Brigade France.
E.E. Pay Lance Corporal 12th R. Irish Rifles France.
Geoffrey Neame Major R.F.A. France.
A.G.R. Greenslade Boy Tel. H.M.S. High Flyer  Mid Atlantic.
J.T. Weller Private A.S.C. France
Frederick Neves Private Q.R. West Surrey.
Frederick Beaney Private 3rd Buffs Palestine.
Harry Bishop Private 3rd Buffs France.
James Newington Stoker H.M.S. Harrow Harwich.
Stephen Creed Private 2/4 Buffs France.
I.W. Fryer Private 1/5 Buffs Mesopotamis.
Charlie Gambell Private 18th Middlesex France.
F.T. Kirby Driver R.E. France.
Harry Carey Private 8th Lancs. France.
Frank Carey Private 1st Buffs.
E.J. Pout Gunner R.G.A. Wales.
E.E. Dunk Private Notts & Derby France.

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In honoured memory of those of this parish who gave their lives in the World War 1939 – 45.

Sgt. John Richard Fagg  r.a.F.
Sgt. Michael James Grace  R.A.F.
Flt. Sgt. Henry Stephen Impett  R.A.F.
Sgt. David John Kingsnorth  R.A.F.
Gnr. Bernard George Quinlan  R.A.
Sgt. William Thomas Quinlan  R.A.F.
Pte. William Stephen Shrubshall  Dorset.
Sigmn. Albert George Victor Smith  R.N.

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In loving memory of Major Geoffrey Neame M.C.
190th Brigade R.F.A.
Killed in action 2nd April 1918 near Bucquoy, Artois, France aged 34.
Son of Frederick & Kathleen Neame of Luton in this parish.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on December 20, 2012, 15:43:17
Donated by Queenborough & District Naval Ensign Association.
In memory of all those who served on HMS Wildfire.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: grandarog on December 22, 2012, 17:45:14
This is the new Milton Regis, World War One, War Memorial. It is  located in the Holy Trinity Churchyard.
The original was destroyed in the 1987 Hurricane.
These are the better pictures I promised when I submitted the original thread.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: grandarog on December 22, 2012, 17:56:48
Milton Regis, World War One, War Memorial. Name plaques of Slate rather than Bronze to deter theft.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: grandarog on December 22, 2012, 18:13:56
 Milton Regis, World War One, War Memorial. These are the remains of the base and a plaque of the original memorial which was destroyed by the 1987 Hurricane.
The image is how it looked.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on December 23, 2012, 11:40:08
Thank you for adding this.  I have walked around this churchyard but missed this.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on March 26, 2013, 18:17:51
The names of West Malling men who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1919 are here recorded.  They died for right & freedom may they rest in peace.

Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.

A. G. A. Adam
W. Adam
E. J. Barwood
T. A. Baldock
W. W. Bottle
E. W. Brooker
C. Bull
P. A. Damant
H. A. Danes
S. F. Danes
E. Day
F. Driver
C. T. Ford
A. J. Fry
A. Gibbons
J. Huggett
E. W. Higgins
F. Hills
A. P. Hodge
J. T. Jury
F. J. Jaques
F. Kelvie
W. H. Whipscombe
W. Leeves
A. Leeves
C. F. Larking
J. D. C. Lyon
J. R. Miles
G. J. Neame
C.A. Pointer
C. Payne
S. Phillips
A. Packham
W. Robinson
S. Sutton
R. Startup
J. H. Skinner
R. Skinner
T. sands
R. M. Terry
A. E. Thorpe
G. A. Vaughan
T. Weller
A. Wood
E. G. Wooff
J. E. Wells
H. Waters
E. R. Webb
G. Woodger



Placed here to the memory of the men of this parish who gave their lives in the Second World War 1939 – 1945.

Reginald R. A. Bell
George Palmer Bratten
Ronald D. Briggs
Francis H. Constable
Ralph S. Eagleton
Percy Henry Efford
Robert Gray
Anthony Gray
Edward S. Hall
Leslie B. Harris
Wilfred E. Hodge
Ronald B. J. Kelvie
William N. Large
Robert H. Lucas
S. Trevor Misselbrook
Richard W. Pearson
John A. Powell
Albert Sabine
Walter A. Skinner
Frederick C. Underhill
Edgar Wallace
Matthew Wilson
Robert W. Wood

Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Bobdonk on April 11, 2013, 08:30:51
The Church Hall of the Church of King Charles the Martyr Tunbridge Wells
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1914  1918

This hall which was being erected when
the Great War began was used for the
training and recreation of soldiers
throughout the war. When Hostilities
ceased it was completed and dedicated
as a thanksgiving for victory and in
honoured and gratefull memory of

Donald Barten
William John Batchelor
Benjamin Bunand
Percy Lewis Burnand
Reginald Burton Charsley
Robert Arthur Ferguson
Maurice Oliver Francis
Herbert Thorndyke Godfrey
Henry Heasman
Joseph Arnold Leslie Hepworth
Alan Victor Hobbs
Benard Francis Hobbs
Frank Matthew Hobbs
Victor William Hollis
Frank Septimus Holyer
James Thompson McCall
Raymond William Marsh
John Harris Mitchell
Arthur Cecil Packham
William Payne
Arthur Beddome Read
Pecival John Reader
Selby Reed
Charles Richardson
Alexandra Mary Roberts
Henry Charles Nathaniel Simes
Charles Stanford
George Thomas Wise
Albert John Woolgar

They gave their lives
for their country

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To the glory of God
The foundation stone of
King Charles The Martyr Church Hall
was laid by the Most Honourable
the Marquess of Abergevenney
by whom the sir was generously given

This must be one of the few halls dedicated to the memory of the soldiers who died in the First World war that was actually built before the war started

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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Bobdonk on April 11, 2013, 08:48:04
King Charles the Martyr Church Tunbridge Wells

Two stained glass windows:

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING M(EMORY) OF FRANK MATTHEW HOBBS 2ND LIEUT
 4TH BATTALION ROYAL FUSILIERS K(ILLED) AT THE BATTLE OF THE AISNE SEP 14 1914

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TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALFRED VERNON OLIVER-JONES
LIEUTENANT ROYL FIELD ARTILLERY
AND ROYAL FLYING CORPS
KILLED AT BEAULENCOURT (SIC) ON THE
 21ST JULY 1916 WHEN FLYING AS
 LEADING OBSERVER ON A BOMBING EXPEDITION
 ERECTED BY HIS UNCLE, SISTER
 AND BROTHER

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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Kentishwolf on May 03, 2013, 17:56:39
Anglo-Saxons Friendly Society. Anglo-Saxons Hall, Berkley Road, Gravesend.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Kentishwolf on May 03, 2013, 17:58:34
Gravesend Methodist Church, Milton Road, Gravesend.

1914 1918 In sacred memory of those connected with this church who entered the fuller life in the great struggle for righteousness and in devout thankfulness to Almighty God for our preservation.

W.W. Aitken
D. Aitkin
W. Allan
H.S. Bailey
W.H. Berry
F. Box
C. Carter
H. Colleer
A. Crockett
F.J. Dann
P. Dumbrill
O. Milway
J.H. Morris
W.H. Mottashaw
L. Ross
A.S. Russell
F. Webber

I have researched all the names, the only one I can't pin down is C Carter. If anybody wants details, let me know.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Kentishwolf on May 03, 2013, 18:43:22
St Mary's Church, Wrotham Road, Gravesend.

In grateful memory of our brothers of St Mary's district who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1918 in defence of our country. Crowned with the garland of Immortality

F. Atkins
R.C. Box
N.F. Cooper
R.S. Chambers
H.W.K. Dixon
T.E. Denham
E. Duck
A.E. Elston
H.G. Elston
T.S. Elston
W.G. Fisher
E. Gladdish
J. Griffiths
J.W. Hammond
C. Hammond
J.W. Hatton
C.W.G. Head
L.S. Hubbard
A. Johnson
M.F. Judges
F.A. Judges
P.C. Lashmar
P.D. Lawrence
R. Lewis
C. Lewis
R.M. Meadows
E. Morgan
H.G. Rice
A.H. Turrell
F.J. Tutton
L. Waterman
W. Webster
F.L. West
C.D. Wright
F.W. Gray
F.W. Shaw

Erected by the congregation and friends
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Kentishwolf on May 03, 2013, 18:49:45
Gravesend Post Office, Milton Road, Gravesend.

This tablet is erected by the staff of the Post Office Gravesend and district as a tribute to the memory of their brave comrades who lost their lives in the Great War 1914-1919 and whose names are inscribed hereon

W.G. Dadds
W.J. Dix
J. Henchliffe
A.V. Hibbin
J. Lambert
W.H.T. Lovett
R. Lewis
N.A. Rose
G.L. Shrosbree

Lest we forget
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Kentishwolf on May 03, 2013, 19:21:13
All Saints Church, Galley, Hill, Swanscombe.

These all gave their lives 1914-1918

John Anderson
Richard Baker
Percy Barden
Henry Barden
Leonard Bardoe
Cyril Bare
William Bare
Walter Bareham
George C. Berriman
John Bobby
Herbert C. Bobby
William Bones
Wilfred S. Bowen
Samuel Bright
Edward Broad
Thomas Broad
Charles N. Broad
Robert A. Butchard
Ernest Clark
George Crust
Henry Daltry
Henry J. Dunmall
Fred G. Ellen
Charles W. Finch
Robert Flint
Harold Foreman
Thomas Godden
Henry Gray
Robert Green
Stephen R. Groombridge
John Gurr
Fred Hudson
Thomas Jarvis
Harold Jessup
William Loft
Hubert Martin
Stewart W. Mercer
Herbert E. Newdick
Harry Ovens
James J. Piper
William Plummer
Owen E. Poll
Fred Price
Henry Robinson
Frank Robinson
George Seaden
Nelson Skews
Percy Smith
Alfred Smith
Louis Stevens
Harry Stoneham
William Sullivan
John Tucker
George Turner
William Turner
George Webster
Harry Wellar
George White
John White
Arthur Woodger

Glory to God who gave strength to endure.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Kentishwolf on May 03, 2013, 19:31:32
Denton War Memorial, Lower Range Road, Denton, Gravesend.

For Humanity's Sake

Robert W. Bennett
Richard J. Brook
John Connolly
Thomas Gardner
James Green
Albert V. Hibbin
Leslie W. Lund
Harry Marshall
Samuel Pollard
William Sedge
Frank West
Stanley Williams
Benjamin A. Young

1914 1919 In honour of the men of this parish, who fell during the Great War.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Kentishwolf on May 06, 2013, 10:28:18
St John's RC Church, corner of Milton Road and Parrock Street, Gravesend.

Pray for the souls of the members of this congregation who gave their lives for God, Justice and Country in the Great War 1914 - 1918
Requiem mass yearly during August

1915
Percy Grey, Private. Middlesex Regiment   May
John Healy, Private. Middlesex Regiment   10th May
Timothy Healy Lc Corp: Middlesex Regiment  24th May
Joseph Mulligan, Private.  Duke Of Corn: Lt Inf:  25th April
Herbert J Purdon, Corp:  R. Irish Rifles  9th May

1916
Robert W Bennett, Gunner.  R.W. Kent  12th September
Thomas Bone, Private.  R.W. Kent  9th October
Bernard Cadic, Capt: R. Gar: Artillery 20th August
James Callan, Private. Hawk Batt:  13th November
Claude J P Hayes, Capt: 1st R. Fusiliers  9th August
Reuben Honeyman, Sergt:  2nd Bedfords  12th October
Arthur W Ray, C. Sergt: Dublin Fusiliers  2nd November

1917
Joseph Brady, Bombardier.  R.F. Artillery  21st April
William Burles, Private. 5th R. Sussex  27th September
Lawrence Cadic, Capt:  Essex Regiment  9th October
Patrick Daly, Corp: R.W. Kent  17th May
Walter J Finch, Seaman.  R.N. Reserve  10th May
Ernest O'Conner, Private.  King's R. Rifles  27th August
George Stapley, Driver.  A.S. Corps  5th November
Charles Taylor, Seaman.  R. Navy  17th September

1918
Bernard W Arnold, Capt:  R.F. Artillery  March
Patrick Mullane, Private.  Dublin Fusiliers  September
Frederick White, Private.  M. Gun Corps  5th April

And let us pray for all those who have lost their lives at war. 
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Kentishwolf on May 12, 2013, 09:35:55
All Saints Church, Perry Street, Northfleet.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Kentishwolf on May 12, 2013, 13:44:57
Rosherville War Memorial, St Mark's church, London Road, Rosherville, Northfleet.

I have photo's of the panels if anybody wanted, (but it wouldn't let me upload them all)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on May 12, 2013, 13:47:26
Thank you for these additions Kentishwolf :)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Leofwine on May 12, 2013, 13:55:32
Echoing kyn's words, thank you for these additions Kentishwolf. The transcriptions you included with many of them are particularly helpful as they help people search for their relatives.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Kentishwolf on May 12, 2013, 14:10:47
Echoing kyn's words, thank you for these additions Kentishwolf. The transcriptions you included with many of them are particularly helpful as they help people search for their relatives.

If anybody has a relative on one of the memorials in the Gravesend area, I have researched most of them and have photo's which I will happily share.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Kentishwolf on May 13, 2013, 17:46:30
Stansted War Memorial.

 1914 - 1918

Lt Col A G Kemball 54th Canadians
Major W N Pitt  2nd Bn. Lincolnshire Regt
Lieutenant and Adjutant  J M Pitt  1st Bn Dorset Regt
Sergt. Major A Kirton  11th Bn. Austalian Imperial Force
Co Sergt. Major J F Johnson  9th Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps
Private A T Betts  Royal Army Service Corps
Guardsman H G Blackman  1st Bn. Grenadier Guards
Driver F Bowyer  Royal Engineers
Private L V Brown  2nd Bn. Royal West Surrey Regt
Driver V R Brown  Royal Field Artillery
Private E C Burnett  3rd Bn. Royal West Kent Regt
Private A Martin  28th Bn. Australian Imperial Force
Private L Soloman  Post Office Rifles
Private B R Streatfield  7th Bn. Royal West Kent Regt

1939 - 1945

Lieut. Col. G C P Lance D.S.O., 7th Somerset Light Infantry
Wing Commander C G Hohler  Royal Air Force
Petty Officer C K Hooper  Royal Navy
Leading Stoker A W Colegate  Royal Navy
Private E R Gould  8th Bn. The Royal Scots Regt
Pilot Officer P A Nash  Royal Air Force
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Kentishwolf on May 13, 2013, 17:48:42
Northfleet War Memorial, outside St Botolph's Church, The Hill, Northfleet.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Kentishwolf on May 13, 2013, 17:50:13
Framed Roll of Honour, inside St Botolph's Church, The Hill, Northfleet. This used to hang in Northfleet's Council offices.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Kentishwolf on May 13, 2013, 17:56:04
St Peter and St Paul's Church, Swanscombe.

The memorial commemorates servicemen from both wars, and civilians from the second World War.

I have closer pictures of the panels, if anybody has a relatives name on it.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: smiffy on May 13, 2013, 18:44:55
Framed Roll of Honour, inside St Botolph's Church, The Hill, Northfleet. This used to hang in Northfleet's Council offices.

I can see the name of an uncle on this roll of honour. I was told he had died in the first war, the story being that it was from a sniper's bullet.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Kentishwolf on May 13, 2013, 18:53:59
Framed Roll of Honour, inside St Botolph's Church, The Hill, Northfleet. This used to hang in Northfleet's Council offices.

I can see the name of an uncle on this roll of honour. I was told he had died in the first war, the story being that it was from a sniper's bullet.

What was his name Smiffy, I will see if I have anything.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: smiffy on May 13, 2013, 21:07:38
Thank you, Kentishwolf - his name was George Charles Frazier. I have his birth date as 1896 at Greenhithe. I believe the family home was in Stonebridge Road, Northfleet.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Kentishwolf on May 14, 2013, 07:29:31
Thank you, Kentishwolf - his name was George Charles Frazier. I have his birth date as 1896 at Greenhithe. I believe the family home was in Stonebridge Road, Northfleet.

I have George on the main memorial at The Hill and of course on the framed Roll of Honour. He is also mentioned on the Easterby family grave in Northfleet Cemetery.

CWGC records, George Charles Frazier, Private, Machine Gun Corps, (Infantry), 16th Company, 70853. Died 22 July 1917, aged 20 years. The son of William George Frazier, of 21, Chalk Pit Hill, Chatham. He is buried in Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery extension, (between Lens and Bethune, Pas de Calais).

SDGW indicates that he was born in Greenhithe, living at Northfleet and enlisted in Gravesend. He had served in the Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), service number, G/11423, prior to joining the M.G.C. He was shown as killed in action.

He has some papers surviving from his service record which show that he attested at Gravesend on 30th November, 1915, aged 20 years and 14 days, an engine driver, living at 55, Lawn Road, Northfleet. He was 5'9" tall. His next of kin was listed as his sister, Maggie, (Margaret Florence), of 21, Chalk Pit Hill, Chatham. The family had to complete a form listing all immediate relatives, this was usually filled out around 1919/1920. This listed his father, William George at 21, Chalk Pit Hill, mother as dead, brother, William Henry, 25, six sisters, Margaret, 20, Alice?, 18, ????? Alice, 16, Dorothy Lilian, 12, Ethel Annie, 10 and Florence Olive, 7/8.

The headstone in Northfleet Cemetery "The family grave of Alfred and Emma Easterby  In loving memory of........also of George Frazier, who died somewhere in France, July 22nd 1917. Aged 21 years. In death not divided.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: smiffy on May 14, 2013, 15:58:49
Thank you very much Kentishwolf, there is a lot here I had no knowledge of. It's very strange that he is stated as being 20 in both 1915 and 1917 and that he is listed as being 20 on the CWGC record, but 21 on the memorial. The sisters names are Margaret, Alice, Edith, Dorothy, Ettie and Florence. Florence was my mother. I have no idea who the Easterby family were, this is something I will have to look into. Once again, many thanks for this information.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Kentishwolf on May 26, 2013, 19:17:50
Last weekend I discovered another war memorial in an unexpected place. We were having a walk around Darenth Country Park (near Dartford) which is built on part of the grounds of the former Darenth Park and Mabledon (psychiatric) hospitals.

The hospitals had their own self contained cemetaries. One was used until about 1918 but the other one was used into the 1970's. 

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In amongst the grave stones I came across a memorial dedicated to the hospital staff (including some doctors) who died in the First and Second World Wars. Unfortunately the memorial looks a bit unloved and probably hasn't had a lot of attention since the hospitals closed in the 80's.

Glen

I have had a look at this memorial, the names are as follows;

Ball J W
Byrne H B
Couchman A E
Crowhurst S G
Crowhurst W R
Gladwell J
Harrington T J
Holloway W A
McNab A. F.?.C.S.
Roberts J
Spensley F O.  M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P.

and from 1939-1945

Davidson W
Rollinson T

At the time of the first war the establishment was known as the Darenth Industrial Colony, an improvement of a previous title, The Metropolitan Imbecile Asylum! The board had trained the inmates in basic skills, and so as not lose out on a source of income, and as some of the children were difficult to place, they carried out their various trades in the colony.
I think I have traced all the names apart from H B Byrne.
Frank Oswald Spensley, (Royal Army Medical Corps) was the Senior Medical Officer, and is recorded as such on the Commonwealth War Graves site. From the 1911 census, Albert Edward Couchman (Grenadier Guards) was a gas stoker working for the Metropolitan Asylum Board. John Jeffery Gladwell was shown as a Mess Man at the Darenth Industrial Colony on his service papers.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Bryn Clinch on June 04, 2013, 16:44:11
St. Mary, Lenham.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on July 22, 2013, 13:58:15
St Margaret's of Antioch Church, Lower Halstow

Lower Halstow Working Men’s Club

To the Memory of
H.Brooks Buffs
W. Pawsey Buffs
C. Snelling Buffs

Members of this club who made the Great Sacrifice and to the Honour of
J. Beswick R.E.K.M.R.
A Brittenden Buffs
W. Bunting RFL.BGD.
T. Clark R.E.K.M.R.
E. Cook Buffs
W. Cook Buffs
G. Cook Buffs
P.W. Cook A.P.C.
G. Croucher R.N.
F. Datson R.E.K.M.R.
S. Gilbert Buffs
L. Harvey A.O.C.
G. King Buffs
N. Luck Buffs
R. Marsh Horse Guards
R. Ottoway Norfolk Reg.

Who answered their country’s call to the Great War 1914-1918
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on July 23, 2013, 16:05:48
St Margaret's of Antioch Church, Lower Halstow

Their Name Liveth For Evermore

To the Glory of God and in Grateful Memory of the Men of Halstow who gave their Lives for King and Country in the Great War 1914-1918

Harry Beanland
Herbert Arthur Brooks
William Henry Clark
Samuel Crane
Leonard Davis
Walter Charles Finch
James Gilbert
Alfred Henry King
Alfred Ottoway
Willaim Pawsey
Harry Reed
Samuel Shiveral
Thomas Sifleet
Edward James Smith
Charles James Snelling
George Thomas watts
Charles Whitnell
John William Whitnell
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on August 08, 2013, 18:44:22
To the Glory of God and in Grateful Memory of the Men of this Parish who Laid Down their Lives in the Great War, 1914-1918.

Edward Champion – Lancashire Fusiliers
Ernest Cook – Middlesex Regiment
Allan T. Croucher – Grenadier Guards
Edward S. Dale – Royal Sussex Regiment
Thomas Foord – The Buffs
William Foord – The Buffs
Charles Gammon – Manchester Regiment
Alfred Hoare – Middlesex Regiment
William T. Hobbs – The Buffs
Ernest G. Keeler – The Buffs
George Woollett – East Lancashire Regiment
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on August 08, 2013, 19:34:44
To the Glory of God and in Memory of those Kingston Men who Fell Fighting in the Cause of Truth, Righteousness and Liberty in the Great War of 1914 – 1918.

Arthur Ovenden.
Norman Stannard
Frank Stannard
George Luckhurst
Henry Sergeant
Fred Stannard

“They loved not their life even unto death”

This tablet has been placed by their friends and fellow parishioners
And
of the 1939 – 45 War.

Albert E Deveson.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on August 09, 2013, 15:12:16
St. John the Baptist, Barham

In proud & loving memory of Harold W. File.  Sec. Lieut. 7th Royal West Kent Regt killed in action.  Trones Wood, France.  July 13th 1916.  Aged 22.

Kitchener, H.H. – Field Marshal
Cottrell, Percy – Lt. R. Fusiliers M.C.
Bennet, Ernest H. – H.M.S. Hogue
Perkins, Charles – H.M.S. Aboukir
West, Johnson – H.M.S. Marmion
Barton, D.W. – The Buffs
Goodburn, Ernest – The Buffs
Hope, Thomas – The Buffs
Parker, William C. – The Buffs
Prescott, Edward – The buffs
Long, Fred G. – Grenadier Guards
Friend, Edward – R.E.K.M.R.
Weston, Reginald – R.W. Kent R.
Williams, Philip I. – R.E.K.M.R.
Flood, Robert – R. Berks. R.
Goodburn, Edward – Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.
Martin, Cecil – R.W. Surrey R.
Spriggs, Vincent – R.W. Surrey R.
Osman, Ernest E. – E. Surrey R.
Parker, George – R. Fusiliers
Marsh, Leonard – 25th Canadians

In Memory of the Fallen.  1939 – 1945

Allen, William – The Buffs
Bignall, John – R. Tank Corps
Clarke, Peter G. – The Buffs
Champion, Reginald – The Buffs
Ellen, Leonard J. – H.M.S. Prince of Wales
Ford, Thomas J. – The Buffs
Harris, John – R.A.
O’Hara, Albert T. – R.W. Kent R.
Meyrick, Kenneth – H.M. Sub. Tetrarch
West, Kenneth – H.M.S. Utmost
Quested, Frederick – Hampshire R.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on August 09, 2013, 15:32:21
And another from the church at Barham

To the memory of those who came not back 23rd signals 1914-1918
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on August 10, 2013, 20:51:21
St. Lawrence the Martyr, Hougham

To the glory of God and in perpetual memory of these brave men of this Parish who gave their lives in the Great War for King and Country, right and liberty. 1914-1918

Sidney Edward Atkins
William Cook
Thomas Sutton Dennett
Roger Macdonnell Evanson
Percy Finnis
William Robert Friend
William Golds
Frank Hodgkin
Walter George Jones
Lewis Kingsmill
Arthur Morris
Robert William Smith
Ebenezer Frank Tanton
John Turton
Stuart Corban Webb
Percy Wraight

“Greater Love hath no man than this
That a man lay down his life for his friends.”

Their name liveth for evermore

Parishioners of Hougham died in action during World War Two

Bertram Dennett
Charles Fox
John Foulds
William Gisby
Henry Janaway
William Wilson
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on August 10, 2013, 22:48:12
St. Peter & St. Paul, Temple Ewell

A. E. Alderson
T. Baldwin
W. Bourne
G. P. Bunting
H. J. Cheeseman
W. s. Forth
G. Harris
W. C. Honeyball
A. Jarvis
L. T. King
A. E. Maxted
H. J. Maxted
W. G. Maxted
H. H. Philpott
E. Richards
C. W. P. Richards
A. v. Rigden
J. F. Rigden
A. H. Rogers
W. Vanson
W. West
G. A. J. Curtis
W. C. Maxted
W. H. Maxted
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on August 10, 2013, 23:55:33
St. Mary the Virgin, Lydden

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In loving memory
George W. P. Richards E.R.A. R.N.
Aged 22 years
Of H.M.S. P. 26 sunk by mine
April 10th 1917
Till the day breaks



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In memory of Gordon Baker known always as “Pete”
Died at sea in H.M.S. Curacoa 2nd October 1942 aged 17 ½ years
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: yeoman on August 14, 2013, 22:25:32
Thanks to all who are posting these - especially memorials which include the units of the fallen as it indicates town/village of origin.   I've only been able to do a cursory check for my own regiment's antecedents against CWGC names but cannot get a 100% match.  I assume this is in part because soldiers changed units, but, even so, I cannot on occasion reconcile even fairly unusual names.  Does anybody have a solution?
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Susan_F on August 18, 2013, 01:17:08
Yeoman
The British Newspaper Archive now has the Kent & Sussex Courier on line. If the name is unusual, try a keyword search for the obituary. Kent library computers provide free access.
Susan F
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: yeoman on August 18, 2013, 22:34:29
Thanks for that Susan.  The TW library has these on microfiche but has some missing editions.  Do you know about online coverage of other Kent local papers?  The Courier group only really cover the Kent/Sussex marches
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Susan_F on August 19, 2013, 23:58:19
Ah Yeoman, but the on-line newspapers have a keyword search. I see we are in the same corner of Kent. I have spent many a winters day cosying up to that microfiche reader. I have listed out all the War Memorials from the Courier and photographed most of those that still exist. The War Memorials Trust / English Heritage site http://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/  (http://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/) has many photographs. KentFallen has biographies http://www.kentfallen.com/  (http://www.kentfallen.com/). Tonbridge library has some reference books on the West Kents.

Apparently its going to take 10 years to digitise the entire British Library’s collection of newspapers but the currently available Kent list is here:-
HTTP://WWW.KENT.GOV.UK/LEISURE_AND_CULTURE/LIBRARIES/ONLINE_LIBRARY_SERVICES/ONLINE_REFERENCE_LIBRARY/FAMILY_AND_LOCAL_HISTORY.ASPX (http://HTTP://WWW.KENT.GOV.UK/LEISURE_AND_CULTURE/LIBRARIES/ONLINE_LIBRARY_SERVICES/ONLINE_REFERENCE_LIBRARY/FAMILY_AND_LOCAL_HISTORY.ASPX).

So don’t hold your breath.
Susan
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on August 22, 2013, 15:17:34
Lower Halstow Parish Church (St. Margaret’s) (Built 800 A.D.)

Roll of Lower Halstow residents who are serving in his Majesty’s Forces and the Auxiliary Services, together with Rolls of Honour & other casualties.

H.M. Forces
Admas, A.H.  Buffs.
Andrews, J.L.  R.W.K.
Andrews, L.G.  E. Sur. - Discharged
Andrews, H.G.  S.L.I.
Andrews, W.J.  R.A.F.
Black, A.J.  R.A.
Black, H.  R.A.F.
Busbridge, L.  R.A.F.
Camp, A. R.A.
Carlton, J. R.N.
Cole, E.  R. Norfolks
Cotton, F.  R.A.P.C.
Cotton, J.A.  R.A.
Dackombe, A.  Buffs.
Diss, W.J.  R.A.O.C.
Evans, T.H.  R.E.
Fever, R.C.  R.A.
Gilbert, C.S.  R.A.
Gilbert, F.R.  R.E.
Godmon, T.W.  R.A.F.
Hales, W.H.  R.A.
Hepton, G.  A.A.
Hepton, R.  Buffs.
Hodges, E.J.  R.W.K.
Hodges, W.  R.N. – Wounded & Discharged
Horsford, J.  Pioneer C.
Judges, J.L.  R.A.N.
Judges, I.M.  Wrens.
Kemp, P.E.  R.A.
Kitney, H.  R.A.F.
Kitney, D.  W.A.A.F.
Ledger, G.E.  R.W.K.
Manning, E.  A.T.S. – Since married & left the Service
Mercer, H.H.  R.A.
Peckham, H.C.  R.N.
Phillips, G.  Buffs.
Poynter, C.J.  R.A.
Rossiter, S.C.  R.A.
Rouse, H.L.B.  R.A.
Rouse, L.R.G.  Hw’ds.
Salter, R.  K.O.  Hus. - Wounded
Savage, A.W.  R.A.M.C.
Shiverall, M.E.  A.T.S. – Since married & left the Service
Smitherman, B.  R.A.
Spree, F.  R.N. – Since married & left the Service
Stevens, A.T.  R.W.K.
Stevens, L.  R.A.S.C.
Swift, F.L.  R. Berks.
Swift, F.M.  K.R.R.
Swift, G.e.  R.N.
Swift, L.G.  R.A.O.C.
Swift, T.W.  R.A.M.C.
Tress, C.  R.A.S.C.
Tress, F.T.  R.N.
Tress, L.G.  S’light R.
Tress, N.C.  R.A.F.
Tress, W.E.  Shrop, L.I.
Underhill, N.  R.W.K. – Prisoner of War
Wanstall, C.  Hants.
Watts, W.  R.A.
West, H.A.  R.N.
Winterton, J.  R.A.
Wood, C.J.  R.W.K.

Home Guard
Sec. Ldr. A. Durrant
Corpl. G. Stevens
Corpl. A. Gallihawk
Vol. J. Andrews
Vol. G. Davis
Vol. J. Davis
Vol. W. Everest
Vol. H. Hales
Vol. P. Hales
Vol. J. Hepton
Vol. C. Latham
Vol. H. Ransley
Vol. R. Rossiter
Vol. A. Shrub
Vol. J. Sifleet
Vol. P. South
Vol. E. Tutt
Vol. M. Wanstall
Vol. R. Wanstall

Other Casualties
Hodges.  R.W.K. – Wounded and discharged
Salter, R.  K.O. Hussars – Wounded
Spree, F.  R.N. – Wounded
Underhill, N.  R.W.K. – Prisoner of War

First-Aid Party
(All members are qualified by examination)

(First-Aid Point: The Vicarage)

Mrs. W.J. Wright  ex-Red Cross V.A.d. (in charge)
Miss Florence G. Baker
Mr. G. A. Busbridge
Miss Joyce M. Carlton
Mr. A.C. Cotton
Miss Joyce Durrant
Mr. Albert Gallihawk
Mr. Charles Gallihawk
Mr. W. T. Harvey
Miss Mavis Hatcher
Mr. A. W. Hawkins
Mrs A. W. Hawkins
Mrs. Marshall
Mr. Phillip South
Mrs. Phillip South
Mrs. Pilcher
Mr. Gerald Stevens
Mr. Stephen Tress
Mrs. W. E. Tress
Mr. A. K. W. Wright
Rev. W. J. Wright

Miscellaneous
Mr. A. C. Cotton – Vol. Food Officer
Miss K. Gilbert – Women’s Land Army
Mr. G. Cook – A.T.C.
Mr. R. Gilbert – A.T.C.
Mr. N. Rossiter – A.T.C.
Mr. D. Snelling – A.T.C.
Mrs. W. J. Wright – Organiser Forces’ Comforts Fund
Mr. A.K.W. Wright – S.T.C.
Rev. W.J. Wright – Ministry of Information Committee Member and Deputy Vol. Food Officer

W.V.S.
(Including Rest Centre)
(Rest Centre: Lower Halstow school)
Mrs. W.J. Wright (in charge W.V.S. and Chief Vol. worker at Rest Centre)
Mrs. W.T. Harvey (Deputy Chief Col. Worker. Rest Centre)
Mrs. A. Adams
Miss. F.G. Baker
Mrs. Busbridge, Sen.
Mrs. F. Busbridge
Miss. J. Carlton
Mrs. Cook (Sea View)
Mrs. S.R. Cook (Westfield)
Miss. J. Durrant
Miss S. Everest
Mrs. N. Gilbert
Miss. N. Gilbert
Mrs. T.W. Godmon
Miss. F. Goodhew
Miss. A.W. Hawkins
Miss. R. Hepton
Miss. J. Horsford, Sen.
Miss. J. Horsford, Jun.
Mrs. E.E. Jarrett
Mrs. Latham
MRs. Marshall
Mrs. Moseley
Mrs. Pilcher
Mrs. A. Sifleet
Mrs. Spree
Mrs. F. Tress
Miss. M. Tress
Mrs. W.E. Tress
Mrs. Tutt
Mrs. Wanstall
Miss E. Wanstall
Mrs. A.E. Whitnell

Rest Centre Only:
Mr. A.C. Cotton (Centre Marshal)
Mr. W.J. Harvey
Mr. A Jardine
Mr. A.K.W. Wright
Rev. W.J. Wright

Police
(Special)
Mr. G.E. Mannering (Chief Special)
Mr. C. Diddams
Mr. C. Everest
Mr. G.F. Goodhew
Mr. W.H. Hales
Mr. W. Moss
Mr. S.E. Tress
Mr. F. Vale

Air Raid Wardens
Mr. G. Stevens (Head warden)
Mr. A. Darrant
Mr. A. Hawkins
Mr. J. South
Mr Wanstall

A.F.S.
Mr. A.G. Snelling (In Charge)
Mr. G. Bond
Mr. R. Bond
Mr. A. Camp
Mr. A. Clemons
Mr. G. Cook
Mr. C. Gallihawk
Mr. A. Goodall
Mr. B. Hatcher
Mr. W. Hawkins
Mr. N. Hepton
Mr. H. Hepton
Mr. V. Mannering
Mr. E. Marshall
Mr. H. Swift
Mr. G. Wakelin
Mr. G. Wilson
Mr. G. Wraight

Fire Guard
Mr. A.C. Cotton
Miss J. Carlton
Dis. Organisers

Miss. F. Baker
Mr. S. Batchelor
Mrs. S. Batchelor
Mr. Busbridge
Mr. F. Busbridge
Mr. R. Busbridge
Mr. Camp
Mr. Clark
Mr. Collins
Mr. G. Cook
Mr. S. Cook
Mr. W. Cook
Mr. J. Diddams
Mr. F. Friend
Mr. Giddins
Mr. Gilbert
Mr. H. Hatton
Mr. Hepton
Mrs. J. Hodges
Mrs. W. Hodges
Mr. Hughes
Mr. A. Hunt
Mrs. P. Kemp
Mr. McArdie
Mrs. Moseley
Mr. D. Moseley
Mr. S. Rossiter
Mr. F. Swift
Mr. T. Swift
Mr. A. Stevens
Mr. W. Tress
Mrs. W. Tress
Mr. Underhill
Mr. Ward
Rev. W.J. Wright
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Bryn Clinch on August 26, 2013, 18:48:10
The refurbished 1914-1918 memorial in Holy Trinity, Milton Regis. Unfortunately the names are in black and difficult to read on the dark wood background. There are a great many names and there wasn`t enough time to write them all down. This memorial was transferred from St. Paul`s Church, Milton Regis which was demolished in the late 1950s.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on August 26, 2013, 19:32:57
Thank you for adding it :)
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: babs on November 07, 2013, 16:44:54
One name I can add to the Memorial at Milton Regis is Private William Harold Woolley, 6th Bn The Buffs (East Kent Regiment).  Died aged 22 on 3rd July 1916.  Buried at Serre Road Cemetery No.2.  He was my husbands Great Uncle.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Susan_F on November 17, 2013, 11:11:39
There's more information on the Milton Regis St Paul's Church Memorial on the War Memorials Trust website http://www.warmemorials.org/search-grants/?gID=860 (http://www.warmemorials.org/search-grants/?gID=860).

Susan F
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Signals99 on February 06, 2014, 09:53:00
Not too certain this belongs in this section so apologies if wrong. Moderator, please remove if inappropriate. HMS Affray, submarine lost in the fifties with tragic loss of life. Now registered as a War Grave.
Are all lost warships registered as war graves, regardless of the country being in a state of war or peace?
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on July 08, 2014, 21:21:28
St. Helen’s, Cliffe

To the glory of God and in memory of the brave men of this parish who laid down their lives for King and Country in the victorious struggle against the enemies of mankind, August 4th 1914 – June 28th 1919.

William Abbott
Walter Ashby
Ernest G. Austin
Aubrey Ayers
Bert Baines
Reginald A. Barlow
Bert Batchelor, M.M.
James Chevous
Fred Elford
James Foord
Robert Foord
Ernest J. Francis
Bertie Frost
William C. Gales
Edward Gardner
Alfred Growns
Archibald J. Grubb
Sidney A. Gulvin
William Haggar
Leonard Haggar
Edwin Herbert
Harry E. Hoare
Alfred Hoare
Benjamin Johnson
William Joyce
Frederick J. Kates
Ernest J. Kearsey
Albert Lawrence
Fred Lindridge
Arthur G. Lowdell
John N. McLeod
George R. Lamkin
Arthur Maton
George Martin
Robert Morrison, M.M.
John Offen
William Osenton
Arthur A.L. Randall
Richard W.H. Talbot
Abraham Taylor
Edwin H. Thompson
Roland Thorndike, M.M.
George Tomlin
Alfred Whibley
Jack Whibley
Frank White
Benjamin Wright

1939 – 1945
Ronald Archer
Horace E. Ayears
George H. Burton
Herbert F. Burton
James H. Comfort
Thomas H. Francis
Harry Harrison
Edward C. Hatcher
Sidney G. Hatcher
Alfred W. Hoare
Robert C. Holland
Thomas A. Holland
Henry C. How
Charles A. Ince
Robert G. Martin
Albert S. Radley
Richard J. Sims
Reginald W. Smith
Frederick T. Stiling
Thomas Tanner
Frederick J. Thompson
George P. Weeden
Leo Whibley
William E. Woodbine
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: Anne Colline on August 04, 2014, 11:32:25
I wonder if the Air Raid Warden listed as "A Darrant" should be "A Durrant" as he was my grandfather and lived at Mill House, Lower Halstow?
Anne
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: grandarog on September 17, 2014, 14:33:54
Tenterden War Memorial and the face inscriptions.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: grandarog on July 09, 2015, 22:05:16
1.   Harbledown War Memorial .
2.   WW1 Names on front face.
3  . WW2 Names on East side face.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: conan on August 25, 2015, 13:28:18
Southfleet WW1 memorial has been restored

http://www.gravesendreporter.co.uk/news/new_stone_plaque_in_memory_of_18_north_kent_villagers_who_gave_their_lives_in_the_great_war_has_been_unveiled_1_4207032
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on April 18, 2016, 22:02:29
To the Glory of God in the memory of the Bekesbourne Men who fell in the Great War
W. Gibbs
H. Hoare
J. Knight
W.C.V. Newport
G. E. Cage S. Lancs Regt.
J. Mepsted Kent Cyclists Batt.
Captain W. Howard The Buffs
Gnr W.T. Coldup R.F.A.
P. More R.*. A
Pte F.W. Kingsford R.W. Surrey Reg.
L. Serg. S.J. Bushell The Buffs
Pte. A. Bean
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on April 19, 2016, 17:30:23
In honoured memory of the men of this parish who laid down their lives in the Great War 1914-1918

Carter T.F.
Carter R.H
Carr B.A.
Fox A.J.
Fielder H.T.
Hope T.
Hudson E.J.
Kingsford W.
Lawrence W.J.
Maple F.C.
Newing C.
Newing W.
Penfold E.T.
Penfold F.W.
Penfold C.E.
Pegden A.J.
Wilds A.J.

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. St. John XV.13

Oliver S.H.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on May 01, 2016, 21:37:30
Linton.

Unfortunately the names were not clear enough to photograph and transcribe.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: grandarog on May 02, 2016, 19:05:51
Linton, St. Nicholas. Presumably the WW1 names on the memorial will be the same as on the plaque. There are an additional three names on the memorial from WW2.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on May 09, 2016, 18:33:40
All Saints, Staplehurst
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on May 09, 2016, 19:40:50
St. George, Benenden
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on May 09, 2016, 21:27:29
All Saints, Biddenden
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on May 10, 2016, 18:45:06
The inscription on the memorial at Cobham.

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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: conan on May 10, 2016, 19:45:38
I was intrigued to see 2 females inscribed on the 2nd world war part of the Cobham memorial.There was no record I could find of Freda Martin but Florence Fairburn Moojen came to a tragic end being on a troop ship sunk by the Japanese.

More details here

http://www.kentfallen.com/PDF%20reports/COBHAM.pdf
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on May 11, 2016, 22:07:35
Ickham Church
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: grandarog on May 12, 2016, 18:05:02
Quote from Conans previous post.
"There was no record I could find of Freda Martin"

Conan,
           I asked for help/info on Roots chat.
           There are 2 plausible answers to the missing Freda Martin.

One is, it could be.............Fred  A.  Martin (there are several on CWGC) but none listing Cobham. One is on the Chatham Navy memorial so could be .
More probably the Freda  is ............ Elfreda Ella MARTIN aged 20 of Gold Street, buried 25 September, 1943 in the burial registers of Cobham. 
.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on May 12, 2016, 21:52:37
West Stourmouth
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on May 14, 2016, 00:11:12
Wingham Church
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on May 24, 2016, 22:31:00
All Saints, Petham
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on May 28, 2016, 22:00:48
Saint Peter & Paul, Upper Hardres
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on June 01, 2016, 19:47:39
St. Mary's, Nackington

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Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on June 03, 2016, 00:04:24
Same church as above.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on June 05, 2016, 00:48:30
St. Leonard's, Hythe
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on July 09, 2016, 21:44:38
Canterbury Cathedral
Battle Honours of the Buffs.
Blenheim. Ramillies. Oudenarde. Malplaquet. Dettingen. Douro. Talavera. Albuhera. Vittoria. Pyrenees. Nivelle. Nove. Orthes. Toulouse. Peninsula. Punniar. Sevastopol. Taku Forts.
South Africa 1879. Chiral and Punjab Frontier 1895 to 1898.
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on July 15, 2016, 21:17:18
St. Peter's, Hever
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on July 15, 2016, 21:18:48
St. Peter's, Hever
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on July 17, 2016, 15:32:32
Royal Military Canal, Hythe
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on July 17, 2016, 17:37:29
St. Mary, East Farleigh
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on January 13, 2017, 20:51:47
Holy Cross, Hoath

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To the Glory of God and in undying memory of the men connected with this Parish who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1918

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Royal Navy:
Henry Gilham
Cyrus Jones
Frank Jones

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H. M. Army
Albert E. Bourne
Arthur Bourne
Harold Cornford
Harry Edden

Walter Hogben
Richard Marsh
Frederick willer
Thomas Willer
William Palmer
William C. Pretty
Sidney Tutt
Jesse T. Wilson

This reredos was erected by Parishioners and friends .

C.P.V. Luffman, Vicar

H. Edden.
P.Rose.
Churchwardens

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For those who died in the Second World war and subsequent conflicts.
Ianto Price
Reginald C. Amos
Frank Adey
Thomas Amos

Korean War
John Didmon-White
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on March 31, 2017, 22:20:07
St. Margaret's, Dover
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
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St. Lawrence, Hawkhurst
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
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St Nicholas, St Nicholas-at-Wade
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St Mary Magdalene, Monkton
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
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St Mary the Virgin, Minster
Title: Re: Kent War Memorials
Post by: kyn on June 16, 2018, 22:30:31
St. Mary's, Crundale

In memory of the Men of Crundale who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1918

Charles Chadwick
Fergus Cleave
Frank Graves
Albert Hover
Alan Richardson
Percy Scott
Albert Sharpe
Ernest Sharpe
George Wood

1939-1945
Daniel Harvey
Edwin Marsey Offen
Thomas Edward Pellatt