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Merv

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Re: Fort Pitt,Military Cemetery,Chatham
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2013, 01:32:29 »
I know little about this place, yet past it every day years ago.
I was asked tonight by a lady looking for a relative`s Grave.
She said she can remember going with her Mum years ago, but she is unable to find it.
Could it be his grave is unmarked?
This is all she gave me,

"His name was William Frederick Ellis. He died in Aldershot about 1925. It's a sad story."

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Re: Fort Pitt,Military Cemetery,Chatham
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2010, 02:35:41 »
Private William John Jenner
32nd Training Reserve Bn TR10/31442
Age 18.
Son of William Albert and Mary Emily Jenner of 32 Salisbury Rd. Dover
Died 18th August 1917


Rifleman G.O. Cains,
5th Bn. Rifle Brigade S/4191
Died 13th July 1917


Private F. Procter,
Leicestershire Yeomanry 256462
Age 18.
Son of Mrs. Mary Procter of 4 Charles St. Cobridge St. Stoke-on-Trent
Died 31st May 1917


Private E. Miller
31st Bn. Middlesex Regiment G/47752
Age 39.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Martin Miller; husband of R. Early (formerly Miller) of 25 Eamont St. St. Johns Wood London
Died 11th April 1917


Rifleman J. T. Smith
5th Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps 6/8814
Died 12th June 1917


Corporal A. J. Whitbread,
2nd Garrison Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment 47116
Age 32.
Son of William and Clara Whitbread of London; husband of Ellen Burbage (formerly Whitbread) of Emily Rd. Tatsfield Westerham Kent
Died 9th May 1917


Sergeant Henry Vincent Falkner,
No. 2 Provisional Coy. Royal Engineers 56729
Age 45
Husband of Mrs. L.
B. Falkner of 17 Caroline St. Ordnance Place Chatham
26th April 1917


Private J. Sutton,
28th Training Reserve Bn. 14368
Died 11th April 1917


Sapper Bertram Thomas Blencowe
No.1 Coy. 2nd Reserve Bn. Royal Engineers 178978
Died 18th November 1916
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Re: Fort Pitt,Military Cemetery,Chatham
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2010, 02:15:22 »
2nd Corporal W. Brant
G Depot Coy. Royal Engineers 25021
Died 12th November 1918


Regimental Serjeant Major Frederick James Croft
L Coy. Royal Engineers 1754
Husband of A. M. Croft of 32 Rutland Rd. Hove Brighton
Died 4th November 1918


Lance Corporal Leonard Wallace Cole
1st Garrison Bn. Suffolk Regiment 39103
Age 18
Son of Charles Edward and Susan Ann Cole of 118 Conway Rd. Southgate London
Died 26th March 1918
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Corporal Frederick Albert Stevens
59th Bty. 18th Bde. Royal Field Artillery transf. to (Cpl. 620754) 102nd Prisoner of War Coy Labour 49428
Age 34
Son of William Stevens and Elizabeth Stevens of 1 Bartholomews Square Rochester.
Died 19th October 1918


Sapper Frederick Sheldon
Tunnelling Depot Coy. Royal Engineers 96836
Died 3rd June 1918


Sapper Alfred Charles Wilkinson
G Coy. Royal Engineers 17756
Age 33
Son of Samuel Wilkinson of Tewkesbury; husband of Dorothy Ada Booth (formerly Wilkinson) of Sweets Court Smith's Lane High St. Tewkesbury
Died 30th March 1918


Private William Temple,
3rd Bn. Norfolk
Regiment transf. to (344360) 387th Home Service Coy Labour Corps 3/10404
Age 42
Son of William and Priscilla Temple of Yarmouth; husband of the late Sarah Temple
Died 29th January 1918


Private W. Langridge
16th Bn. Royal Defence Corps 6364
Age 58
Son of Henry Langridge; husband of Emily Ethel Langridge of 37 West St. East Grinstead.
Died 25th January 1918


Corporal M.E. Smith
Army Pay Corps (Chatham) 3534
Died 15th January 1918


Peter Bowes
Age 58
Died 4th January 1918
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Staff Sergeant Victor Harold Bowes
Army Ordnance Corps
Age 22.
Son of Peter & Alice Jane Bowes
Killed at Neuve Chapelle 10th March 1915.
&
Driver Reginald Leonard Ronald
Bowes
Royal Engineers
Age 22.
Son of Peter & Alice Jane Bowes
Killed in Belgium 31st August 1917.
&
Henry George Peter Bowes
Age 10 months
Died at Woolwich 29th August 1890
&
Alice Jane Bowes
Age 58
Died at Bath, Somerset, 24th July 1919
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Re: Fort Pitt,Military Cemetery,Chatham
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2010, 02:28:35 »
Private Isaac Slater,
29th Bn. Canadian Infantry 180727
Age 39
Died 22nd May 1917


Driver Thomas Knight,
Royal Field Artillery 76487,
Age 25,
Son of Ellen Stevens (formerly Knight) of 12 Ravens Knowle Wouldham Rochester and the late Thomas Knight
Died 23rd October 1919


Private H.W. Hamilton,
1st Bn. South Wales Borderers, 22833
Age 32,
Son of Mr. Hamilton; husband of Mrs. E. N. Hamilton of 14 Dal
by St. Kentish Town London
Died 23rd August 1919


Private C.H. Price
13th Bn. Australian Infantry 3427
Died 24 Sep 1917


Sapper T.R. Busby,
1st Provisional Coy. Royal Engineers 614565,
Died 7th March 1920


Lance Corporal William John Baker,
3rd Reserve Bn. Royal Engineers 314548
Age 26
Son of Alfred Harry and Ellen Louisa Baker of 83 Wickham St. Rochester; husband of Lily Baker
Died 24th September 1919


Captain Bryan B. Barnsley,
Royal Engineers,
Age 49
Died 5th August 1991


Pvt G. Ford,
52nd Bn. Austra
lian Infantry 2170
Age 23
Died 22nd June 1917


Company Serjeant Major C. Burgess
Railway Troops Depot. Royal Engineers WR/200832
Died 21 Feb 1919


Private Charles Town
36th Bn. Royal Fusiliers transf. to (62786) 426th Agricultural Coy Labour Corps 33607
Age 38
Son of Robert and Caroline Town of East Sutton Kent; husband of Rose Town of 284 Chatham Hill Chatham
Died 20th November 1918
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Re: Fort Pitt,Military Cemetery,Chatham
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2010, 02:19:00 »
I'm working my way through the graves here, will post them in stages.

Private G. White
Clearing Office. Labour Corps 697129
Age 62
Died 3rd September 1919


Private William John Rickard
The Queen's Regiment 243696
Age 35
Son of Thomas and Emma Rickard; husband of M. A. Turner (formerly Rickard) of 30 Milton Rd. Sittingbourne.
Died 18th September 1919


Serjeant Albert Edward Watkins
D Coy. 2nd Bn. Queen�
39;s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) L/12300
Age 29
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Watkins of 5 Buller Rd. Chatham; husband of Agnes Watkins of 9 Willmott St. Chatham.
Died 22nd October 1919


Lance Corporal W. Sweetman
Royal Sussex Regiment 37371
17th February 1920


Gunner Edwin George Mills
Experimental Establishment School of Gunnery. Royal Garrison Artillery 29282
Age 33
Son of Edwin George and Sophia Margaret Mills of 98 Pearcroft Rd. Leytonstone London
Died 23rd August 1920


Sapper J McSweeney
2nd Reserve Bn. Royal Engineers 614063
Age 34
Husband of Harriet McSweeney of 151 Chatham Avenue Marney St. New North Rd. London
Died 19th March 1920


Serjeant Harold Ernest Kneller,
Royal Army Service Corps M/30842
Age 30.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kneller of 4 Wyndham Rd. Chatham
Died of phthisis 25th March 1920.


Sp Kul Sahadur Gurun,
The Queens Gurkha Engineers 1163225
11 June 1961 - 9 August 1988


Corporal Krishnakuma Rai
The Queens Gurkha Engineers 1159021 Age 30
Killed during operations in the Falkland Islands. 69 Gurkha Indep Fd Sqn.
Died 11th November 1982


Sgt George Grant
Royal Army Service Corps T/56913,
Age 35
Died 4th June 1952
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Re: Fort Pitt,Military Cemetery,Chatham
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2009, 19:58:31 »
The WWI and Inter-War years part of the Cemetery...



















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Re: Fort Pitt,Military Cemetery,Chatham
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2009, 17:00:49 »
Certainly seems like a good bet!

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Re: Fort Pitt,Military Cemetery,Chatham
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2009, 12:23:45 »
Fort Pitt Military cemetery is off City Way,Rochester,although for military reasons i think it is listed as being in Chatham.
The oldest graves are from the 19th century and are in the Southern section of the cemetery.

link to Jason's site with more info about the cemetery :
http://www.historicmedway.co.uk/chatham/fortpittmilitarycemetery.htm



I take it that this T W Hall is the same one mentioned in the "Mur
der Most Foul" thread:

http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=3458.0

merc

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Re: Fort Pitt,Military Cemetery,Chatham
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2009, 21:55:08 »
Well done for finding his grave merc! 
Thanks Kyn.

It was just luck really,i didn't even know he was buried there.
I just started trying to read the faded writing on the grave and made out "Flying Bridge" and "Siege Operations"
Apparantly it happened in one of the dry ditches around the Redan.


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Re: Fort Pitt,Military Cemetery,Chatham
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2009, 21:33:58 »
Well done for finding his grave merc! 

merc

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Re: Fort Pitt,Military Cemetery,Chatham
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2009, 21:25:55 »
on the 3rd August during rehersals however; the bridge had been brought forward and launched.  Three companies of Royal Marines Light Infantry had crossed with bayonets fixed but the exit became blocked with men.  troops continued to crowd on the bridge and one of the ropes snapped causing the bridge to give way.  sending a number of marines plummeting 17 feet into the ditch with bayonets still fixed.  These obviously were the main cause of injury with 12 casualties and a greater number of seriously wounded.

Private William Marchment w
as the only fatality and was killed by a bayonet wound to the chest.

Chris  


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Fort Pitt,Military Cemetery,Chatham
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2009, 20:18:28 »
Fort Pitt Military Cemetery, City Way, Rochester.



link to Jason's site with information about the cemetery: http://www.historicmedway.co.uk/chatham/fortpittmilitarycemetery.htm


Crimean War Memorial.


















 

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