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Commemoration of casualties from the Parochial Parish of Kingsdown and Creekside

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Poppies for CommemorationAt 11pm on 4 August 1914 Britain declared war on Germany, ushering in one of the darkest periods in our history.

At the end of the centenary commemorations in 2018, the Lynsted biographies will be pulled together in a Book of Remembrance.

The Casualties: From this page you can follow the First World War as it was experienced through the sacrifices of casualties from our Parish and nearby. The family connections of soldiers and the places in our Parishes fromwhich they came.Outside Lynsted Parish, we have included names and records from other Parishes within the Kingsdown and Creekside Parochial Parish but the greatest detail is given for Lynsted Parish throughthe Society WW1Project.

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Remembering the men from the Kingsdown and Creekside Cluster
who gave their lives in the First World War

On the centenary of their death, we remember

Date of death Person   Notes
6th September 1914
[CWGC wrongly give the date as 5th September 1914]
Guy Christopher Ottley OLDFIELD (of Doddington).
Serving in the Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment (attached to Kings African Rifles)
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, aged 25.
More....
Memorial: Newnham and Doddington
Theatre: British East Africa (Kenya)
He was the only son of Lieutenant-Colonel Christopher George Oldfield, R.A.. Nephew of Brigadier General Jeffreys, of Doddington Place where Guy spent much of his childhood.
10th October & the 1st Battle(s) of Ypres: The dates for the "1st Battle of Ypres" vary according to sources and definitions used. Field Marshal Viscount French, who was in charge of British Forces in theatre at this time, gives 15th October as the start in his book "1914" (pub. 1919). However, according to the "Report of the Battles Nomenclature Committee, 9th July 1920", the '1st Battle' was made up of four battles that took place simultaneously during the period 10th October-11th November 1914.
20th October 1914 Arthur Richard MEDGETT (of Newnham, Kent). Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, aged 26.
More....
Memorial: Newnham and Doddington [Newnham Panel as "A. Midgett"]
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died near Radinghem.
One of 12 children of William and Mary Ann Medgett living in Goodnestone (near Canterbury/Sandwich). Five or six sons served during WW1. Only Arthur died; his younger brother Albert (Sgt) won the Military Medal.
19th December 1914 Charles Alfred TOLHURST (of Lynsted with Kingsdown) Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, aged 30.
More....
Memorial: Lynsted Church
Theatre: France and Flanders

Died near Armentieres. Re-buried ("Concentrated" from a nearby cemetery that had been marked by a cross) in Y-Farm Cemetery, Bois Grenier (3 miles south of Armentieres).
First joined the Buffs in 1902, became active in 1904. Re-enlisted (The Buffs) on declaration of war.
25th December 1914 Walter George SMITH
(of Newnham)
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, aged 25.
More....
Memorial: Newnham and Doddington [Newnham Panel]
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died near Radinghem. Buried in Y-Farm Cemetery, Bois Grenier (3 miles south of Armentieres).
1915      
7th January 1915 Sidney Frances KITE
(of Doddington)
Remembered with Honour.
Killed on Home Service, infectious disease, aged 33. More....
Memorial: Newnham and Doddington
Theatre: Home Service
Died: Registered death in Faversham (appears to have died from infectious disease in hospital facilities at Lenham/Hollingbourne nearby)
8th - 14th January 1915: The Battle of Soissons. A brief and ferocious battle as the French tried to secure a 132-metre hill (Hill 132) but had to retreat after the River Aisne was flooded, destroying bridges to the rear of French forces. Only after they were able to construct replacement bridges were they able to retreat. Illustrated London News Report "The Battle of Soissons: Aisne Floods and Bombarded Buildings." Illustrated London News [London, England] 6 Feb. 1915: 184."
22nd January 1915 Henry BURLEY
(of Luddenham)
Remembered with Honour, died from disease, aged 44.
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Memorial: Gillingham (Woodlands Cemetery) - Family living in Luddenham
Theatre: Home (ship at Sheerness)
Died: Influenza or Enteric Fever (Typhoid) in Gillingham Hospital.
8th April 1915 Charles Edward HIGGINS
(Teynham Memorial)
Remembered with Honour, aged 21. Died from disease.
More....
Memorial: Teynham Church; Dover Marine Station (SE&C Railway Memorial); Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery.
Theatre: France; returned Home ill.
Died: Scarlet Fever, in Gillingham Hospital.
12th April 1915 William James PILE
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour, aged 34. More.... Memorial: Teynham Church
Theatre: France & Flanders
Died: near Zonnebeke. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate), Panel 12 & 14
20th April 1915 Ernest RIDLEY
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour, died from disease, aged 28. More... Memorial: Teynham Church, East Boundary
Theatre: Home (Fort Pitt Hospital)
Died:
Registered Faversham
22nd April 1915: The Second Battle of Ypres opens with a sustained German attack that included the first use of poisonous gas on the battlefield on the first day. Ended on 25th May [Ref: HMSO 1922] - Personal recollections of the early part of this Battle include the account of George Archibald Hall (Teynham, below) and two soldiers' letters.
2nd May 1915
George Abraham HALL
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour, Killed in Action, aged 31. More... Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 12 and 14)
Theatre: France and Flanders

Died: from German shelling of forward trenches in the LANGEMARK/ GRAFENSTAFEL area. Body not recovered.
3rd May 1915 Leonard TERRY
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour, Killed in Action, aged 28. More... Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 12 and 14)
Theatre: France and Flanders

Died: from German shelling of forward trenches in the LANGEMARK/ GRAFENSTAFEL area. Body not recovered.
13th May 1915 Stephen CHAMP
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour, Killed in Action, aged 40 years. More ... Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, Panel 11
Theatre: Mediterranean Theatre

Died: HMS Goliath torpedoed off the Gallipoli Peninsula (Dardanelles)
25th May 1915: The Second Battle of Ypres ends [Ref: HMSO 1922].
27th May 1915 Arthur HUGHES
(of Lynsted with Kingsdown)
Remembered with Honour, Killed in H.M.S. Princess Irene in a catastrophic explosion off Sheerness, aged 30 years. More ... Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, Panel 11
Theatre:
Home
Died: HMS Princess Irene catastrophic explosion.
19th June 1915 Frederick Percy CARLTON
(of Lynsted with Kingsdown)
Remembered with Honour, Killed in Action, aged 19 (actually 18 years and 2 months.) More ... Memorial: Potijze Chateau Wood Cemetery - Grave Ref: B.3.
Theatre
: France and Flanders
Died: in trenches during shelling and a gas attack in the Potijze sector of the YPRES SALIENT.
12th July 1915 Thomas GOODWIN
(of Oare)
Remembered with Honour, Died from Disease, aged 31. More... Memorial: Mhow New Cemetery (Madhya Pradesh district) - Plot U, Row 5, Grave 4.
Theatre:
Asiatic
Died: in Mhow hospital (possibly from typhoid)
20th July 1915 Percy William CROWHURST
(of Oare)
Remembered with Honour, Killed in Action, aged 19. More... Memorial: La Brique Military Cemetery No.1, Ypres - Grave Ref C4.
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: in trenches, probably from a trench mortar round.
No casualties in August 1915
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France and Flanders: no major engagements. Italian and Russian forces more active. See Home Front pages.
5th September 1915
(between noon and 1pm)
James LUCAS
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour, Drowned, aged 19.
More...
Memorial: Teynham Memorial and buried in Teynham (St. Mary) Churchyard, East Corner.
Theatre: Home
Died: drowned off Dover coast while swimming with friends.
25th September: Allied Autumn Offensive begins - including Battle of Loos (ended 8th October); 3rd Battle of Artois (ended 15th October); and 2nd Battle of Champaign (ended 6th November).
13th October 1915 Percy FORSTER
(of Doddington)
Remembered with Honour, Killed in Action, aged 29.
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Memorial: Loos Memorial, Panel 15 to 19.
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: in failed attack on German trenches, near Hulluch.
13th October 1915 Harry Victor HIGGINS
(of Doddington)
Remembered with Honour, Killed in Action, Aged 18.
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Memorial: Loos Memorial, Panel 15 to 19.
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: in failed attack on German trenches, near Hulluch.
6th November: end of 2nd Battle of Champagne and end of Allied Autumn Offensive.
9th November 1915 Malcolm Philip DALTON
(of Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour, Killed in Action, Aged 29.
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Memorial: Redoubt Cemetery, Pink Farm, Gallipoli.
Theatre:
Eastern Mediterranean
Died: in Gallipoli action
21st November 1915 Frederick GODFREY
(of Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour, Killed in Action, Aged 34.
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Memorial: Hedge Row Trench Cemetery, nr. Ypres.
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: in a motorcycle accident at the Front.
20th December 1915 Walter William Richard SEARS
(of Newnham)
Remembered with Honour, Killed in Action, Aged 26. More... Memorial: Dunhallow Advanced Dressing Station, nr. Ypres
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: in bombardment
1916      
16th January 1916 Alice POST
(of Teynham)
Died from T.N.T. Poisoning from working at the Faversham Powder Mills, Aged 22. More... Memorial: Remembered in Teynham Church but graveyard marker has been lost
Theatre: Home
Died: from poisoning from TNT work
No casualties in February 1916
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France and Flanders: no major engagements. Italian and Russian fronts more active. Gallipoli is a closed chapter. See Home Front pages.
1st March 1916 Ernest Cecil KEMP (of Lynsted) Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 19. More.... Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, Panel 16
Theatre: Mediterranean, nr. Greek island of Kythera/Cerigo
Died: through drowning after ship was torpedoed
6th March 1916 Wilfred Henry CARYER (of Doddington) Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, Aged 19. More...
Memorial: Loos-en-Gohelle, Departement du Pas-de-Calais
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: In an under-prepared assault on "Triangle Crater" near Noyelles, east of Lens.
18th March 1916 William Charles DRAYSON (of Lynsted) Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, Aged 34. More...
Memorial: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: In Action, Hohenzollern Redoubt, near Loos.
2nd April 1916 Henry ANDERSON (Oare)
chr. 5th April 1891
Civilian death - Faversham Explosion Faversham Cemetery, mass burial plot and Memorial
2nd April 1916 Arthur William BEESLEY
(Teynham) b. 1881
Civilian death - Faversham Explosion Faversham Cemetery, mass burial plot and Memorial
2nd April 1916 Albert Edward COLE (Oare) b. 1885 Civilian death - Faversham Explosion Faversham Cemetery, mass burial plot and Memorial
2nd April 1916 Cornelius William TAYLOR
(Teynham) b. 1891
Civilian death - Faversham Explosion Faversham Cemetery, mass burial plot and Memorial.
[Some additional family records have help us build a fuller picture, thanks to family researcher, Emma Knight]
2nd April 1916 Henry Charles WALKER
(Oare) b. 1864
Civilian death - Faversham Explosion Faversham Cemetery, mass burial plot and Memorial
2nd April 1916 Herbert John WOODS (Oare) b. 1891 Civilian death - Faversham Explosion Faversham Cemetery, mass burial plot and Memorial
No casualties in May 1916
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  The French forces were experiencing intense and costly fighting in defence of Verdun. We have transcribed key documents regarding the Battle of Jutland [See also Home Front News snippets]
No casualties in June 1916
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  The French forces were experiencing intense and costly fighting in defence of Verdun
1st July 1916 Leon Lorden ACKERMAN (Lynsted)
b. 1884
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, Aged 32. More...
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme.
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: in the opening day of The Somme. Body not recovered.
1st July 1916 William Thomas BUTCHER (Doddington)
b. 1892
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, Aged 23. More...
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme.
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: in the opening day of The Somme. Body not recovered.
1st July 1916 Charlie HOLLANDS(Lynsted) b. 1895 Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, Aged 21. More...
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme.
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: in the opening day of The Somme. Body not recovered.
1st July 1916 Hubert Harold HAYESMORE (Newnham) b. 1893 Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, Aged 22. More...
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme.
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: in the opening day of The Somme. Body not recovered.
4th July 1916 Samuel Albert UNDERDOWN (Norton) b.1867 Remembered with Honour.
Died of wounds ("shock" & "wound of head"), Aged 49. More...
Memorial: Norton Churchyard.
Theatre: Home (from Mediterranean)
Died: from psychological trauma and physical decline. Associated with losses of HMS Irene and HMS Bulwark.
16th August 1916 Dennis Joseph POWNALL
(Oare) b.1892
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 24. More... Memorial: Abbeville Communal Cemetery.
Theater:
France and Flanders
Died: of wounds, possibly from "gas gangrene".
9th September 1916 Thomas William BEER
(Lynsted) b.1897
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 19. More... Memorial: Caterpillar Valley Cemetery.
Theater: France and Flanders
Died: of wounds attacking German trenches in High Wood, Longueval
11th September 1916 William James RALPH
(Luddenham, not on Memorial but Remembered in Services) b.1886
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 30. More... Memorial: Serre Road Cemetery, No.2
Theatre:
France and Flanders
Died: of wounds in Dublin Trench, Leuze Wood.
12th September 1916 William Percy FOSTER
(Oare) bapt. 4th January 1895
Remembered with Honour. Died of Wounds, Aged 21. More... Memorial: St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen.
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: of wounds received near High Wood. Taken to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen.
15th September 1916 Frederick Thomas HOLLANDS
(Lynsted) b.1889
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 27.
More...
Memorial: Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: in trenches N.E. of Leuze Wood
17th September 1916 John Henry ABBOTT(Luddenham)
bapt: Q1, 1886
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 21. More... Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: in trenches under bombardment (East of FLERS)
26th September 1916 Henry SMITH
(Teynham) b. 27th September 1890
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 25. More... Memorial: Canadian National Vimy Memorial
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: attacking and holding a Quarry at Courcelette.
26th September 1916 Gerard Prideux SELBY
(Teynham) b. 10th April 1891
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 25. More... Memorial: Orvillers Military Memorial
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: attending to injured men in "no-man's land."
7th October 1916 George LOMBARDY (Lynsted) b. 1876 Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 40. More... Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Battle of Transloy Ridges
10th October 1916 Percy Frederick SMITH
(Lynsted) b. 1892
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 24. More... Memorial: A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers, Somme
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: killed in trenches
18th October 1916 Herbert Edward COOPER (Luddenham) b. Q3, 1889 Remembered with Honour. Died of Wounds, Aged 26.
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Memorial: Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'abbe
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Probably from fragmentation shell shrapnel in Delville Wood.
18th November 1916 Walter David COLE (Oare) b. 1889 Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 27.
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Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: During attack on German trenches.
9th December 1916 Frank KNIGHT (Newnham) b. 2nd January 1896 Remembered with Honour. Died of Wounds, Aged 20.
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Memorial: Etaples Military Cemetery
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Wounds during Relief of his Battalion
16th December 1916 Albert TUMBER (Teynham) b. 1894 Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 22.
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Memorial: Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm), Zillebeke, Belgium
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: In Trenches Hill 60
1917      
23rd January 1917 William Thomas MANN (Newnham)
b. 11th February 1898
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 19.
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Memorial: Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Theatre:
France and Flanders
Died: In Shelling of Trench Working Party
3rd February 1917 Henry William FEAKINS (Luddenham)
b. Q3, 1893
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, Aged 22/23.
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Memorial: Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: During a Relieving action by 15th Hants Regiment.
10th February 1917 Charles Huggett RICHES
(Teynham)
b. Q2, 1880
Remembered with Honour.
Died of Wounds, Aged 36.
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Memorial: Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Shrapnel Wounds to the lung after a (British?) shell hit his heavy trench mortar forward position.
{Society Note: Omitted from the Teynham Memorial but, at the time of his death, identified as a Teynham man.}
24th February 1917 Thomas BAKER (Teynham)
b. 1888
Remembered with Honour.
Died of Wounds, Aged 28.
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Memorial: Tallinn Military Cemetery (Reval Military Cemetery) Estonia
Theatre: Baltic Sea
Died: Of unspecified illness. Two others from the submarine's complement also lost within a month
7th March 1917 Henry Mercer CHAPMAN (Newnham) Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 20.
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Memorial: Fouquescourt British Cemetery
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Killed in Action during a relief operation
15th March 1917 Daniel Thomas BAKER (Luddenham) Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 25.
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Memorial: Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Killed in Action when gun-pit shelled (4 diead, 2 wounded)
4th April 1917 Sydney James PULLEN(Doddington) Rembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, Aged 22.
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Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Killed in Action, possibly under "friendly fire" of slow British lifting artillery barrage.
9th April 1917: Start of the Battle of ARRAS
10th April 1917 Frank MILLS
(Doddington & Wychling)
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, Aged 33.
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Memorial: Bois-Carre British Cemetery, Thelus
Theater: France and Flanders
Died: Killed in Action during a delayed Relief action.
10th April 1917 William Henry HODGE
(Teynham)
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, Aged 32.
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Memorial: Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez
Theatre:France and Flanders
Died: Killed in Action on the Eastern slope of Vimy Ridge.
13th April 1917 John Lovett SATTIN (Lynsted) Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, Aged 32.
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Memorial: Canadian National Vimy Memorial
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Killed in Action in the Attack on Vimy Ridge
14th April 1917 James FRENCH
(Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, Aged 23.
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Memorial: Arras Memorial, Faubourg-D´Amiens Cemetery
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Killed in Action on the final day of the First Battle of the Scarpe.
1st May 1917 Ernest William ABBOTT
(Luddenham)
Remembered with Honour.
Died of Wounds, Aged 21.
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Memorial: Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Probably injured between 9th to 12th April during a Trench assault and consolidation near Arras.
2nd May 1917: Third Battle of the Scarpe, 1917 (Arras), begins.
2nd May 1917 William Albert EVANS
(Oare)
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, Aged 32.
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Memorial: La Targette British Cemetery, Neuville-St. Vaast
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Manning 123rd Battery gun-pit at Bois de la Ville in Vimy Ridge area when it was hit by enemy shell-fire.
3rd May 1917 Amos John BROWN
(Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, Aged 35.
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Memorial: Arras Memorial, Faubourg-D´Amiens Cemetery
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: During the opening day of the Third Battle of the Scarpe, Battle of Arras.
3rd May 1917 William GAMBRILL
(Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, Aged 27.
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Memorial: Roeux British Cemetery, Pas de Calais
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: During the assault on Roeux during the Third Battle of the Scarpe, Arras.
3rd May 1917 Stanley Monkton CLEAVER
(Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour.
Died of Wounds, Aged 21.
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Memorial: Arras Memorial, Faubourg-D'Amiens Cemetery, Panel 2
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: From initial wounds almost certainly inflicted in early pitch darkness and confusion close to CHERISY the same day that he died.
3rd May 1917 MacDonald DIXON
(Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, Aged 31.
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Memorial: Arras Memorial, Faubourg-D'Amiens Cemetery, Panel 2
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Almost certainly killed in the early pitch dark and confusion experienced close to CHERISY.
3rd May 1917 Reginald Douglas WEAVER
(Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, Aged 23.
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Memorial: Arras Memorial, Faubourg-D´Amiens Cemetery, Panel 2
Theatre
: France and Flanders
Died: During the opening day of the Third Battle of the Scarpe, Battle of Arras.
3rd May 1917 Harry FILMER
(Newnham)
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, Aged 30.
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Memorial: Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: During a relieving operation in Right SubSector trenches in Hulloch Sector - two O.R.s died in the process.
3rd May 1917 William Henry LAKER
(Teynham)
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, Aged 30.
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Memorial: Arras Memorial in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: During an assault on German positions to the east of Cherisy village under rifle and machine-gun fire.
3rd May 1917 George POTTS
(Teynham)
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, Aged 35.
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Memorial: Arras Memorial, Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: During an unsuccessful attack from Monchy toward Jigsaw Wood
4th May 1917: End of Third Battle of the Scarpe, brings Battle of Arras, 1917, to an end.
8th May 1917 Harry KING
(Doddington)
Remembered with Honour.
Died of Wounds, Aged 23.
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Memorial: Bethune Town Cemetery (Pas de Calais)
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: When 88th Battery was shelled (H.E. & gas).
11th May 1917 Henry Thomas CARRIER
(Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, Aged 31.
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Memorial: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais
Theatre
: France and Flanders
Died
: During attack on Cemetery to North-East of village.
7th June 1917: Start of the Battle of Messines Ridge
7th June 1917 Harry PHILPOTT
(Doddington)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 19.
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Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Killed in attack on Wytschaete-Messines Ridge
8th June 1917 John Millgate, serving as CRUMP
(Wychling)
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, Aged 28.
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Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: From shrapnel wound to the head near Messines.
14th June 1917: End of Battle of Messines Ridge
30th June 1917 Daniel Edward EASON (Teynham) Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 27.
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Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial
Theatre: Northern Patrol
Died: After striking a mine off the Shetland Isles
9th July 1917 Ernest Bolton ATKINS
(Newnham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 21.
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Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial
Theatre: Northern Patrol
Died: In Internal Explosion at Scapa Flow
31st July 1917: Start of the Battle of Passchendaele (also known as 3rd Battle of Ypres) to 10th November 1917
6th August 1917 Frederick George CHAMP (Teynham) Remember with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 34.
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Memorial: Fosse No.10 Communal Cemetery Extension, Sains-En-Gohelle
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Hit by a stray shell while in a Ration-carrying party.
9th August 1917 Charles William PRIEST (Luddenham) Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 22.
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Memorial: Arras Memorial at Faubourg-D´Amiens Cemetery
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Participating in a rehearsed Raid on German trenches
18th August 1917 Leonard Charles JARVIS (Doddington) Remembered with Honour. Died of Wounds, Aged 19.
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Memorial: Dozinghem Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: From wounds to his abdomen area at No.47 Casualty Clearing Station
21st August 1917 Albert E SLINGSBY (Newnham) Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 21.
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Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: During a Relief Action south of Ypres-Roulers Railway
23rd August 1917 Reuben READER (Teynham) Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 22,
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Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: In Support at Bellewarde Ridge, under attack and counter attack actions in Ypres Salient
3rd September 1917 Stephen ROGERS (Oare) Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 19,
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Memorial: Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery Extension
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Died at No.7 Casualty Clearing Station, from gunshot wounds, sycoma.
16th September 1917 Frederick BACK
(Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 21,
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Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Killed while asleep in a trench at 5.30 in the morning when a large shell burst within two yards of him.
20th September 1917 Percy Albert WILDISH
(Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 22,
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Memorial: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Ypres
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Killed by (most likely) machine gun fire during attack on Hessian Wood.
7th October 1917 George Thomas SWAN
(Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Died of Wounds, Aged 37,
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Memorial: Great Yarmouth (Caister on Sea Cemetery) Memorial
Theatre: Home
Died: Died from illness (mental collapse) attributed to severe sun stroke.
8th October 1917 Frank RUSSELL
(Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 20,
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Memorial: Madras 1914-1918 War Memorial (Face 8), Chennai (Madras). Buried at Bareilly Cemetery, Janakpuri Nehru Park Colony, India
Theater: Asiatic
Died: Died from Disease, enteric fever (a form of typhoid)
11th October 1917 William McGARRY
(Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 33,
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Memorial: Hooge Crater Cemetery
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Killed while being relieved back from the Front
14th October 1917 John Henry GLADWELL
(Teynham and Norton)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 25,
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Memorial: Duhallow Advanced Dressing Station Cemetery, Belgium
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Killed by a bomb dropped on a lorry transport
26th October 1917 Thomas Warwick KITE
(Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 34,
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Memorial: The Arras Memorial in the Faubourg-D´Amiens Cemetery, Arras
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Killed by shell-burst during a Naval Division attack on German strong-points
4th November 1917 Thomas QUAIFE
(Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour. Died of Wounds, Aged 25,
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Memorial: Kantara Cemetery, Egypt
Theatre: Mediterranean
Died: From Wounds received during the Battle of Beersheba.
6th November 1917 George Tappenden HILLS
(Newnham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 26, More ... Memorial: Passchendaele New British Cemetery
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: At the opening of the Battle of Passchendaele under an artillery barrage of Support trenches
10th November 1917 Reginald Frank GILBERT
(Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 23, More ... Memorial: Duhallow Advanced Dressing Station (ADS), Cemetery, Ieper (Ypres)
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: From Wounds inflicted during artillery exchanges in the Ypres Salient
12th November 1917 William Allan SEWELL
(Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 23, More ... Memorial: Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais & Roll of Honour at Keble College, Oxford
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Killed in Action on a familiarisation flight over the Front near Arras.
30th November 1917 Fergus William CHRISTMAS
(Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 24, More ... Memorial: Cambrai Memorial, Louverval
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: At the Front near Cambrai when his Battalion suffered heavy losses during a German counter-attack.
2nd December 1917 Sydney Arthur WATTS (Lynsted) Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 22, More ... Memorial: Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France
also the War Memorial at St. Michael's Church, Hernhill
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: At Gouzeaucourt being relieved back to the Hindenburg system, initially reported "missing".
2nd December 1917 Harold ODLE(Newnham) Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 22, More ... Memorial: East Mudros Military Cemetery
Theatre: Eastern Mediterranean
Died: When the plane in which he was Observer crashed into the sea. Drowned.
9th December 1917 Arthur PHILPOTT(Oare) Remembered with Honour. Died of Wounds, Aged 39, More ... Memorial: Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-Le-Grande, Somme
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Of wounds received at Gouzecourt, probably through shell shrapnel.
18th December 1917 Thomas Henry HARRIS(Luddenham) Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 27, More ... Memorial: Étaples Military Cemetery
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Of wounds received at the Front, potentially on the Hindenburg Support Line or Berthincourt when gas attacks were experienced.
27th December 1917 Thomas Henry JONES(Luddenham) Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 23, More ... Memorial: Brookwood Military Cemetery, Woking, Surrey
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: of Sickness contracted in the Trenches, most probably Pulmonary Tuberculosis.
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5th January 1918 Robert Stewart CLARK (Lynsted) Remembered with Honour. Died from Injuries, Aged 19, More ... Memorial: Exeter Higher Cemetery
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Injuries received near Louverval that led to foot amputation in the Field.
21st March: German Spring Offensive Launched - "Operation Michael"
21st March 1918 Herbert David GAMBELL M.M.(Lynsted) Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 20, More ... Memorial: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, Bay 10
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Killed in Action east of Lagnicourt, in the Queant Sector, facing the first onslaught of the German Spring Offensive.
22nd March 1918 Charles Henry BACK (Newnham) Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 32, More ... Memorial: Pozieres Memorial, Stone Number 48
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Killed in Action, during retiring actions from Braucourt to reinforce the Vaulx-Morchies line under heavy shelling and close-quarters fighting around Maricourt Wood.
23rd March 1918 Herbert Edward KADWILL(Lynsted) Remembered with Honour. Died from Injuries, Aged 19, More ... Memorial: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais - Bay 7
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Killed in Action during retirement actions from Lagnicourt, Beugny and then to Gommecourt.
26th March 1918 Albert Edward HADLOW (Teynham) Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 19, More ... Memorial: Pozières Memorial, Somme, France, Panel 14.
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: During resumed German attacks on Chaulnes from which the Battalion removed to a position east of Meharicourt.
27th March 1918 Thomas WIGG R.N. (Teynham) Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 30, More ... Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, Panel 29, Column 3
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Killed by a Mine at Sea following a failure by the Captain to update maps of British minefields.
28th March 1918 Elvey Thomas SIMS (Lynsted) Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 21, More ... Memorial: Pozières Memorial, Somme - Panel 2
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: During intense shelling of front line and HAMEL from 11a.m. throughout the day.
28th March 1918 Albert Edward PILES (Newnham) Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 32, More ... Memorial: Maroeuil British Cemetery, Plot 4, Row J, Grave 6
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: In the Gavrelle Sector during enemy attacked along the whole of the Divisional front accompanied by heavy artillery
28th March 1918 Ernest CHEESEMAN (Teynham) Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 37, More ... Memorial: Pozieres Cemetery, Stone No.58.B
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: In Aveluy Wood area under mass attack and counter-attack leading to large losses.
6th April 1918 Joseph Henry RAY (Teynham) Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 20, More ... Memorial: Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, Albert
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Near the Bouzincourt-Albert Road
24th April 1918 William John MATCHAM (Oare) Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 26, More ... Memorial: Loos Memorial, Loos-en-Gohelle, France
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: During artillery bombardment.
5th May 1918 Frank BUTLER (Newnham) Remembered with Honour. Died of Wounds, Aged 34, More ... Memorial: Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: After being taken as a POW on 21st/22nd March.
22nd May 1918 Thomas KNIGHT (Luddenham) Remembered with Honour. Died of Illness, Aged 28,
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Memorial: Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Part I.
Theatre: Balkans
Died: From Smallpox and/or meningitis
10th June 1918 Reginald FRENCH (Lynsted) Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 33, More ... Memorial: Australian National Memorial, at Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery. Also, National War Memorial in Campbell, near Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: During attack on German Trenches.
8th August 1918 Albert Henry LUCKHURST
(Oare)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 19, More ... Memorial: Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas-de-Calais
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Killed during unsuccessful attack on Chipilly Ridge at Malard Wood.
12th August 1918 James DAVIS
(Doddington)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 42, More ... Memorial: Croydon (Queen's Road) Cemetery
Theatre: Home
Died: Probable complications from Influenza (France) - he was weakened from malaria contracted in India.
21st August 1918 Frederick Walter WILES
(Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 27, More ... Memorial: Locre No 10 Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: During heavy German shelling near Mount Kemmel. Included many gas shells.
25th August 1918 Edward George LUCKHURST
(Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 27. More ... Memorial: Achiet-Le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: During move from a railway cutting at Achiet-le-Grand into Support for an attack on Favreuil. He had to pass through a heavy barrage. If he survived the barrage, he then faced 12 Machine Guns strafing his positions.
3rd September 1918 Alfred ("Alf") Henry FEAVER
(Teynham)
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, Aged 34. More ...
Memorial: Ligny-St. Flochel British Cemetery, Averdoingt
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Of wounds. Injured by a shell fragment to his back.
5th September 1918 Edward James Victor WHITE
(Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 20. More ... Memorial: Péronne Communal Cemetery Extension
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Killed in Action. "Making good" around NURLU, keeping contact with the enemy.
Battles of the Hindenburgh Line began on 12th September; lasting through to the 9th of October
19th September 1918 Frederick HAWKES
(Luddenham)
Remembered with Honour. Died of Sickness, Aged 24. More ... Memorial: Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria.
Theatre: Balkan Theatre
Died: Died of Sickness. From pneumonia contracted in service.
24th September 1918 Sidney PHILPOT
(Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 29.
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Memorial: Chapelle British Cemetery, Holnon.
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Killed in Action. During a successful attack near HOLNON.
16th October 1918 Charles Peter BOOKER
(Lynsted and Norton)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 34.
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Memorial: Cross Roads Cemetery, Fontaine-Au-Bois
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Under shelling during relief action. Near Vambourlieux Farm and Troisville
22nd October 1918 James Frederick LAKER
(Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 27.
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Memorial: Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Died of Wounds (Gas) received on 12th October, in 7th Stationary Hospital, Boulogne.
23rd October 1918 William Frank BACK
(Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 22.
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Memorial: Forest Communal Cemetery
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: At the head of an advancing column just East of MONTAY when the Battalion suffered 15 casualties from shell fire in a sunken road.
23rd October 1918 Bertie Charles DOWNS
(Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 18.
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Memorial: Vis-en-Artoise Cemetery, Pas de Calais
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Under intense machine-gun and sniper fire between Fayt Farm Road and Bousies. All Battalions suffered heavy losses.
23rd October 1918 Thomas James LAVENDER
(Luddenham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 19.
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Memorial: La Vallee-Mulatre Communal Cemetery Extension, Aisne.
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: While batteries covered an attack towards CATILLON by the 32nd Division. There is no mention of a gun-pit being hit, so it may be speculated that Bertie was with a Forward Observer. However, not all gun-pit casualties are identified in War Diaries.
24th October 1918 George RAINES
(Newnham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, Aged 23.
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Memorial: Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: As a P.O.W.; declared missing on 3rd May when under intense shelling in trenches of the Grafenstafel area.