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Re: Kent War Memorials
« Reply #300 on: August 10, 2013, 23:55:33 »
St. Mary the Virgin, Lydden



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





In memory of Gordon Baker known always as “Pete”
Died at sea in H.M.S. Curacoa 2nd October 1942 aged 17 ½ years

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Re: Kent War Memorials
« Reply #299 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

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Re: Kent War Memorials
« Reply #298 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

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Re: Kent War Memorials
« Reply #297 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

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Re: Kent War Memorials
« Reply #296 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.

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Re: Kent War Memorials
« Reply #295 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.

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« Reply #294 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

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Re: Kent War Memorials
« Reply #293 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

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Re: Kent War Memorials
« Reply #292 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

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Re: Kent War Memorials
« Reply #291 on: June 04, 2013, 16:44:11 »
St. Mary, Lenham.

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« Reply #290 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.
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« Reply #289 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.

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« Reply #288 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.
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« Reply #287 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.

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« Reply #286 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.
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