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Re: Chatham Cemetery
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2013, 18:45:38 »


07341 Private
E. Wenman
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
21st July 1916







240671 Private
A. P. Hilder
Royal West Kent Regiment
10th August 1917







20086 Serjeant
L. G. L. Inward
Royal engineers
29th April 1917





A. V. Ellard
Chief Petty Officer R.N.
C/J 1172
H.M.S. “Pembroke”
8th April 1943  Age 50







365324 Flight Sergeant
N. T. Phillips
Pilot
Royal Air Force
8th August 1940

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Re: Chatham Cemetery
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2013, 18:19:36 »




John Hoskin
Served as
CH/20125 Marine
Royal Marines
1st June 1944.  Age 46.





CH/15914 Private
C.A. Roberts
Royal Marine Light Inf.
24th January 1919  Age 31







CH/19162 Private
L. G. Drury
Royal Marine Light Inf.
23rd April 1918  Age 19







TR/10/88712 Private
W. B. Moore
29th Training Reserve BN.
16th July 1917  Age 17





Major & Bvt. Lieut. Colonel
John Brecknock Noble
Royal Marines
9th March 1917  Age 49







Frederick Godfrey Bird
Captain Royal Navy C.M.G.  D.S.O.
Legion Dhonneur
Nov.III. MDCCCLXVII
Dec. XXIX  MCMXIX
Captain dover Drifter Patrol
In the Great War

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Re: Chatham Cemetery
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2012, 11:27:18 »


265878 Private
T. Blanden
Suffolk Regiment
31st October 1918





A. J. Best
Ordinary seaman. RN.
J/78397
H.M.S. “General Wolfe”
8th November 1918  Age 19





22392 Private
F. Giles
Royal Defence Corps
21st January 1918  Age 43





22554 Private
A. Bathurst
Border Regiment
10th July 1916  Age 19





CH/10684 Private
H. Falkus
Royal Marine Light Inf.
16th March 1915  Age 43





8376 Private
S.F. Beck
Hampshire Regiment
21st April 1918  Age 30





6344795 Trooper
T.C. Collins
44th Regiment
Recce. Corps. R.A.C.
3rd May 1944  Age 23







563292 Warrant Officer
F.E. Wood
Navigator
Royal Air force
9th May 1944  Age 30

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Re: Chatham Cemetery
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2012, 21:56:24 »


8503 Private
J. G. Clow
E. Kent Regt. (The Buffs)
24th December 1918  Age 37

200463 Private
D. J. Clow
Royal Army Medical Corps
1st November 1925  Age 38





2002604 Private
W. G. Hatt
8th Res. Bn. Canadian Inf.
7th April 1918  Age 17





E. F. Spenceley
Chief Stoker R.N. 121513
H. M. Motor Lighter “C 3”
10th May 1918  Age 53

Live for England
We for England Died





221351 Gunner
J. E. Jones
Royal Field Artillery
9th November 1918  Age 31







CH/19762 Private
H. Prangnell
Royal Marine Light Inf.
23rd April 1918  Age 19







G/14247 Private
A. Donaldson
E. Kent Regt. (The Buffs)
9th June 1920





240332 Private
W. Webb
Royal West Kent Regiment
27th March 1919  Age 20





1031264 Driver
E. A. Sheepwash
Royal Field Artillery
28th May 1921  Age 19





54631 Private
Ernest Thomas Broyden
Middlesex Regiment
8th July 1919  Age 21





28806 Private
H. E. Richards
Royal West Kent Regiment
11th September 1918  Age 19





W. T.  Punt DSM
Sto. Petty Officer RN. 302295
H. M. S. “Laertes”
6th May 1916  Age 34





CH/9634 Private
H. t. Young
Royal Marine Light Inf.
16th July 1917  Age 39







T/1751 Private
A. Warrell
Royal West Kent Regiment
5th January 1915  Age 19





048031 Private
A. E. Moore
Royal army Ordnance Corps
5th February 1919  Age 30





J. H. Thrower
Stoker 1st class RN K/2168
H.M.S. Liffey
28th April 1918  Age 28


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Re: Chatham Cemetery
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2012, 11:53:55 »
BESSENT, CHARLES

Rank:
    Lance Corporal
Service No:
    M2/181813
Date of Death:
    18/03/1917
Age:
    28
Regiment/Service:
    Army Service Corps
 
    31st Motor Ambulance Convoy
Grave Reference
    E. 210.
Cemetery
    CHATHAM (MAIDSTONE ROAD) CEMETERY

Additional Information:

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Bessent, of Chatham; husband of Ellen Lucy Bessent, of 42, Boundary Rd., Chatham.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/3056337/BESSENT,%20CHARLES






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Re: Chatham Cemetery
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2012, 09:23:58 »
As they are an answer to a request I will leave them where they are, but feel free to add them in this thread too so they can all be seen together!

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Re: Chatham Cemetery
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2012, 08:09:41 »
Kyn

Perhaps my photos from http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=15114.0 could be merged here

Bob

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Re: Chatham Cemetery
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2012, 07:30:56 »
No problem, thanks for adding them :)

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Re: Chatham Cemetery
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2012, 22:40:51 »
I thought I had more, Kyn, but I've been through all my pics and could only find these two :)

So there might, or might not, be some I've missed...




1800889 Sergeant
F.J. Luckett
Air Bomber
Royal Air Force
28th September 1943 Age 21





J.W. Wilson
Chief Stoker C/K. 6303
Royal Navy
21st December 1944 Age 53

L.L. Wilson
Leading Cook. RN. CMX.107730
H.M.S. "Pembroke"
24th August 1945 Age 20

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Re: Chatham Cemetery
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2012, 15:38:34 »
Ok, thanks Merc.  Otherwise I will pop up and take photos of the others to add :)

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Re: Chatham Cemetery
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2012, 14:52:06 »
Merc did you photograph all of the ones in the original cemetery?

I think there's a few more photos that I've been meaning to add, but I didn't get round to it. I will have to check.

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Re: Chatham Cemetery
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2012, 14:05:15 »
Stewie, there were many deaths in HMS Pembroke in 1919 from influenza, Woodlands Cemetery have many of the victims buried there.

Merc did you photograph all of the ones in the original cemetery?

These ones are from the extension...





14294720 Private
F. H. M. D. Harding
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
27th November 1944  Age 44





6344646 Private
F. W. Cox
The Queen’s Own
Royal West Kent Regiment
1st March 1941  Age 20





CH/18104 Marine
J. Myatt
Royal Marines
3rd November 1944  Age 58





6291227 Private
E. C. Boxall
Pioneer Corps
13th June 1943  Age 28





1432571 Aircraftman 1st Cl.
W. Treeks
Royal Air Force
23rd March 1943  Age 42





14559523 Gunner
A. P. Cox
Royal artillery
14th July 1944





611567 Corporal
C. W. Dutton
Royal Air Force
20th August 1946  Age 26





454070 A.C.W. 2nd Cl.
D. E. Thornton
Women’s Auxiliary Air Force
2nd April 1947  Age __





742284 Flight Sergeant
R. G. Bradley
Observer
Royal Air Force
28th July 1941  Age 28





1873179 Sapper
W. H. Padfield
Royal Engineers
20th June 1942  Age 24





2312674 Corporal
C. C. Cronin
Royal Signals
8th March 1942





7600756 Private
C. H. Forrester
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
27th June 1946  Age 26







6345185 Private
P. A. w. Hagger
The Queen’s Own
Royal West Kent regiment
29th January 1941  Age 20





365473 Flight Sergeant
W. H. G. Loham
Royal Air Force
13th August 1940  Age 31





J. A. Worthy
Petty Officer. RN. C/JX. 145990
H.M.S. “Pembroke”
3rd January 1941  age 48







343404 LDG. Aircraftman
H. A. Shackleton
Royal air Force
24th August 1940  Age 38





359883 Warrant Officer
E. G. Hunt
Royal Air Force
7th October 1940









1378712 Aircraftman 2nd Cl.
A. E. Hutchinson
Royal Air Force
4th August 1941  Age 34





Volunteer
R. Blakey
14th Kent Bn.
Home Guard
3rd December 1940





347079 Sergeant
A. Thorn
Royal Air Fore
8th May 1943





2738580 Guardsman
E. S. W. Clibbon
Welsh Guards
29th June 1947  Age 34





H. J. Roberts
Stoker Petty Officer RN
C/K 61603
H.M.S. “Wildfire”
9th July 1947  Age 46





14916093 Corporal
T. J. Furminger
The Queen’s Own
Royal West Kent Regiment
22nd February 1946  Age 26





1920411 L. CPL
R.A.F. Wallis
Royal Engineers
26th March 1946  Age 26







1355280 LDG. Aircraftman
F. T. Pyrke
Royal Air Force
29th April 1945  Age 35





CH/15249 Marine
G. E. Barker
Royal Marines
1st April 1944  Age 54




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Re: Chatham Cemetery
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2011, 19:31:32 »
Hi Stewie, thanks for adding that grave :)

I don't think I've ever been in the 'new' cemetery. I may have a look sometime.

There are still a number of Commonwealth War Grave headstones, in the 'old' cemetery that I didn't get around to photographing, so I may pop back there sometime.

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Re: Chatham Cemetery
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2011, 19:14:46 »
With reference to Mercs pictures of the collection of Commonwealth War Graves above I would like to add a picture of a private wartime grave in Chatham Cemetery for a member of the RAF killed in action defending the skies over our country.
This grave has always caught my eye and made me wonder what the story was behind the inscription.
Apologies for the lack of clarity in the picture but the lighting conditions early in the morning when I passed were far from ideal and was taken with a flash.

The inscription reads:

“In Sweetest Memory Of
My Darling Husband
Sergeant Cyril Hubert Newton RAF
Killed in Action 24th February 1941
Aged 24 Years
One of the Few, to Whom So Many Owe So Much”

I am never sure about the ethics of adding photos of items such as this to public forums but it is offered to complement those above. If this post offends anybody or breaches the forum rules I will of course remove it immediately.


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Re: Chatham Cemetery
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2011, 19:00:22 »
Hello Merc, some interesting photos.

I pass through here on my way to work in the morning and have done for some years now and so recognised some of the headstones. I have always been puzzled by those carrying a 1919 date as presumably this means they died of their injuries post war perhaps?
These were all taken in what I call the old cemetery and I am not sure if you ventured into the 'new' cemetery in Palmerston Road just across the way but there is a 'private' grave in there near the pathway running parallel with Palmerston Road with a 'reddish' colouring. The grave is for serviceman 'killed' in action in the second world war (from memory he was a flight sergeant), but on the bottom of his stone is the legend ‘One of the few, to whom so many owe so much’.
I shall try and get a photo or at least some details and add them to your thread if this is ok.

 

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