Remembering the men from across the Kingsdown and Creekside Cluster
who returned from overseas to give their lives in the First World War
On the centenary of their death, we remember:-
Henry SMITH (of Teynham)
b. 27th September 1890;
d. 26th September 1916.
Aged 25 years.
29th (Vancouver) Canadian Battalion - 2nd Canadian Division
Courcelette - Battle of The Somme
Read his story
Charles Huggett RICHES (of Teynham)
b Q3 1880;
d. 10th February 1917.
Aged 36 years.
1st Battalion, South African Infantry
Died in the Front Line at Arras
Memorial: Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery
Not shown on the Teynham Memorial
Read his story
John Lovett SATTIN (of Lynsted)
b. 14th January 1885;
d. 13th April 1917.
Aged 32 years.
63rd Battalion, 7th Canadian Infantry (1st British Columbian Regiment)
Vimy Ridge - 1st Battle of Arras
Read his Story
More will be added on the Centenaries of their deaths
The "Teynham Pals" is short-hand for a sizeable group of young men who travelled early in the 1900's to Canada (in the main) where they hoped to find a new life. About 10 "Pals" returned home in Canadian Expeditionary Forces (CEF) to fight alongside other local lads. There were also casualties from the South African Infantry Battalion.
There are several anecdotal stories today about a group of local lads who emigrated to Canada to find a better life. Through the WW1 Project, we have found the names of ten (so far) young Teynham men who emigrated to Canada and who then returned in Canadian Regiments.
There were perhaps more than 14 lads in total from the Creekside Cluster who fought with the Canadians and may well have been well known each other. Compared with 120 from Sittingbourne and 108 from Faversham.
|Family Name||First Names||Born (in order)||Died|
|Fairbrass||William John (m. Ellen Mary)||25th April 1878 (attested: 28/2/16)|
|Riches*||Charles Huggett||bapt. 23 June 1880||10th February 1917|
|Black||Edward||14th January 1882|
|Champ||Frederick George||27th April 1884||6th August 1917|
|Hodge||William Henry||15th November 1884||10th April 1917|
|Beacon||George||14th February 1887|
|Boorman||Charles Gabriel||9th April 1887|
|Hales||Henry Thomas||10th September 1887|
|Thomas||John (Jan?) Thomas||22nd February 1890|
|Smith||Henry||27th September 1890 (attested 3/11/15)||26th September 1916|
|Ray||Archibald||9th January 1891|
* Not recorded on the Teynham Memorial, but strong connections with Teynham
|Parish||Family Names||First Names||Born (in order)||Died|
|Newnham||Hills||George Tappenden||1891||6th November 1917|
|Doddington||Sydney||Thomas Davis||8th October 1892|
|Lynsted||Sattin||John Lovett||14th January 1895||13th April 1917|
|Oare/Faversham||Rogers||Stephen||1898||3rd September 1917|