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Newspaper snippets from the Home Front

 

- All WW2 Despatches transcribed by the Lynsted with Kingsdown Society

 

Second World War Casualties

VICTORY IN EUROPE

At 3pm on Tuesday 8 May 1945, Prime Minister Winston Churchill made a radio announcement that the war in Europe had come to an end, following Germany's surrender the day before.

On the 75th Anniversary we remember the men and women of Lynsted, Kingsdown, Norton, Teynham, Newnham, Doddington, Wychling, Oare and Luddenham who lost their lives.

Please note: The full soldiers' stories will be published to coincide a Society WW2 Open Day event - perhaps earlier if the Open Day event cannot be delivered because of on-going Covid-19 problems.

Names Villages Death Dates Theatre
1940
Gordon Richard HOPPER Oare 5th February Home
Sydney Philip GREGORY Oare 21st July Home
Louisa BANFIELD Teynham 11th September Civilian
Charles Henry APPS Newnham 16th November Home
1941
Frederick Charles RUCK Lynsted & Teynham 26th February Home
Richard BEACON Teynham 17th April Civilian/Fireman
William LEACH Doddington 23rd April Civilian
Robert Henry ('Bertram') MILLS Lynsted 23rd May Naval Action - Mediterranean
Arnold Edward TAYLOR Doddington 24th May Naval Action - North Sea (Bismark action)
Peter George HILLS Newnham 2nd November USA (RAF training)
Ernest Charles BAKER Teynham 26th November Western Desert
Edward George POST Teynham 18th December Far East
1942
Leslie Frank BURFORD Luddenham 1st March Merchant Navy, North Sea
Charles Henry GRANSDEN Lynsted 4th March Home
Harry Stephen AMOS Lynsted 2nd June Home
Frederick PAYNE Norton 6th June Home
Philip William PHILLIPS Doddington 29th June North Africa
Archibald GILBERT Lynsted 30th June Home (sickness)
Alan Douglas COMYN Wychling 19th August check updated text
John Vivian SHARP Lynsted 18th November Naval Action, HMS Arethusa
Walter Edgar WATSON Teynham 30th November North Africa
1943
Francis Henry CLAPP Lynsted & Norton 25th January North Atlantic
Robert Charles ELSTON Teynham 28th February North Africa
George Ivan DRURY Teynham 31st March Mediterranean
Frank Robert HORSNAIL Teynham 9th August Mediterranean
John Darrell JEFFREYS Doddington 16th August Mediterranean
Cuthbert William Prideaux SELBY Lynsted & Teynham 27th August Coastal Command (off Portugal)
Edwin Dennis KITE Doddington 22nd September Europe (Germany)
Donald Leonard Seagar SMITH Doddington 28th September Home (Accident)
Herbert Bertie PARRISH Teynham 21 October Home (Accident)
1944
Albert ANDREWS Doddington 1st February Italy
James William ALLEN Teynham 4th February Italy
Winifred Mary Clarace GAMBELL Lynsted 14th March Home
Edric Albert HUTTON Lynsted 8th June Home
Edmond Henry JEFFREYS Doddington 10th June Europe (Northern France)
Robert Richard HODGES Norton & Teynham 26th June Europe (Northern France)
Bertram Charles HEATHFIELD Teynham 21st July Italy
Jack Victor HORSNAIL Teynham 2nd September Italy
Ernest Harry BRANCH Lynsted 6th September Northern Europe, Belgium
Kenneth Whigham STEVENS Newnham 21st September Far East, Japan
George Edward AMOS Teynham 2nd October Europe, France
Edith Caroline BAILEY Lynsted 24th October Civilian (V1 - 'doodlebug')
William HOLTUM Newnham 20th November Netherlands
Harold Lewis WILLIS Luddenham 23rd November Home
1945
Hubert Frank HIGGINS Doddington 18th-19th January Killed in Action (off Holland)
Leslie Frank BOORMAN Teynham 1st-2nd February Burma
Alfred Henry Daniel FISHER Lynsted 1st April Germany
Albert PRICE Teynham 5th April Germany
Edwin J MOODY Wychling 11th April Italy
Cecil William POWELL Oare 4th August Home (accident)
(James) Percy DALE Oare 11th October Home (accident)
1946
Geoffrey Sydney BUTTON Teynham 18th January  

 

Battle of Britain Casualties in the Parish that we remember:-

 

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them