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Re: St. Lawrence, Hawkhurst
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2017, 22:18:09 »
In proud and ever-loving memory of Capt. Alwyne Travers Loyd.
The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) and Royal Flying Corps. Youngest son of Llewellyn G. Loyd, of Lillesden, Hawkhurst. And Grandson of John Travers Lewis. Archbishop of Ontario, Canada. He gave his life flying over the enemy's lines near Ypres. Sept 28th 1917 - aged 23.
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Captain Loyd was born Hawkhurst, Kent 12th July 1894 and educated at Eton. He joined the 5th Battalion, The Buffs on the outbreak of the First World War and later transferred to the Royal Flying Corps. He joined No. 25 Squadron RFC in June 1916 as a Second Lieutenant then moved to No. 22 Squadron, both flying the two-seat FE2b. He joined No. 32 Squadron, flying the single-seat Airco DH-5, in mid 1917.
Captain Loyd claimed six victories, one each with 25 and 22 squadrons, and four with 32 squadron.
He was killed in action east of Ypres on the 28th September 1917, Shot down by either flak or Oberleutnant Rudolph Berthold of Jasta 18.
Buried at Lijssenthoex Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. (CWGC)
Photo and list of victories @ http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/england/loyd.php
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Re: St. Lawrence, Hawkhurst
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2017, 17:53:16 »
544381 Flight Sergeant
E.L. Bishop
Navigator/Radar Operator
Royal Air Force
18th July 1944 age 26



265085 Private
T. Smith
E. Kent Regt. (The Buffs)
21st February 1919 Age 36



A. Playford, D.S.M.
Chief Petty Officer R.N.
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H.M.S. “Pembroke”
20th April 1919 Age 36



L/10550 Private
C. Dibley
Royal West Kent Regiment
24th July 1918 Age 19




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St. Lawrence, Hawkhurst
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2017, 17:47:54 »
In loving memory of Alexander Ross Thomason Liet. 2nd Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers killed at Ypres 30th October 1914 only son of Frederick & Ellen Mary Ross Thomason of Hensill Hawkhurst





In loving memory of John Stanley Hudson Lieutenant 36 W. Kent Imperial Yeomanry.  Eldest son of John & Elizabeth Hudson and Grandson of James Thomason of Hensill Hawkhurst.
Killed while leading his squadron on Christmas morning 1901.  At Tweefontein, Orange Country, South Africa.  Aged 27.





To the glory of God and in memory of Privates Wm. J. Payne and Frank Potter of the Buffs.  Who went out from Hawkhurst with the Volunteer Section to the War in South Arica. (1899-1902) and there died in the Service of their country.





In proud and ever-loving memory of Capt. Alwyne Travers Loyd.
The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) and Royal Flying Corps.  Youngest son of Llewellyn G. Loyd, of Lillesden, Hawkhurst.  And Grandson of John Travers Lewis.  Archbishop of Ontario, Canada.  He gave his life flying over the enemy’s lines near Ypres.  Sept 28th 1917 – aged 23.
The above propeller Cross was brought from his grave in the Military Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium.









 

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