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To remain ignorant of what happened before you were born is to remain a child......Cicero

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Re: Kent War Memorials
« Reply #314 on: July 09, 2015, 22:05:16 »
1.   Harbledown War Memorial .
2.   WW1 Names on front face.
3  . WW2 Names on East side face.

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Re: Kent War Memorials
« Reply #313 on: September 17, 2014, 14:33:54 »
Tenterden War Memorial and the face inscriptions.

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Re: Kent War Memorials
« Reply #312 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?
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Re: Kent War Memorials
« Reply #311 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

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Re: Kent War Memorials
« Reply #310 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?

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Re: Kent War Memorials
« Reply #309 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.

Susan F
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www.iwm.org.uk/memorials

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Re: Kent War Memorials
« Reply #308 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.

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Re: Kent War Memorials
« Reply #307 on: August 26, 2013, 19:32:57 »
Thank you for adding it :)

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Re: Kent War Memorials
« Reply #306 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.

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« Reply #305 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

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Re: Kent War Memorials
« Reply #304 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/ has many photographs. KentFallen has biographies 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.

So don’t hold your breath.
Susan
Kent Volunteer Fieldworker
War Memorial Archive
Imperial War Museum.

www.iwm.org.uk/memorials

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« Reply #303 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

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« Reply #302 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
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War Memorial Archive
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www.iwm.org.uk/memorials

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« Reply #301 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?

 

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