First World War Project

ROLL OF HONOUR

Soldier at restThe Parish of Lynsted with Kingsdown suffered 37 casualties from the hostilities of 1914-1918 and it is the story of these men who are remembered in the Society's book "They Shall Grow Not Old - The stories of the men of Lynsted with Kingsdown who gave their lives in the First World War". To order copies (£15 +p&p), please contact Lis or Nigel Heriz-Smith - parishrecords@lynsted.com.

Download: From September 2020, the Book of Remembrance is available as a free download (10Mb or 63Mb)

We also remember (below) the casualties from the seven Parishes that complete the "Ecclesiastical Parish of Kingsdown and Creekside". Casualties were: 41 from Teynham; 17 from Newnham; 11 from Doddington; 16 from Oare; 13 from Luddenham; and 3 from Wychling. Our research is used by our Clergy in preparing Commemoration services.

On Armistice Sunday 2018, a service for Teynham, Norton and Lynsted with Kingsdown took place in Lynsted Church. Several of the families we have worked with were able to join the Service for a very moving Commemoration Service followed by light refreshments from WW1 recipes (PDF) and an Exhibition. Lis and Nigel Heriz-Smith were also privileged to be invited to attend the National Armistice Service in Westminster Abbey - a considerable honour.

Return of the Unknown Warrior 1920, local newspaper reports the passage through Kent on 10th November 1920, for interrment in Westminster Cathedral on 11th November 1920.

Date of Death Person Notes
6th September 1914
[CWGC wrongly give the date as 5th September 1914]
Guy Christopher Ottley OLDFIELD (of Doddington).
 
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, aged 25.
Memorial: Newnham and Doddington
Theatre: British East Africa (Kenya)
Died: in Tsavo, Kenya leading an attack on German troops on the border (attached to Kings African Rifles)
20th October 1914 Arthur Richard MEDGETT (of Newnham). Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, aged 26.
Memorial: Newnham and Doddington [Newnham Panel as "A. Midgett"]
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: near Radinghem.
19th December 1914 Charles Alfred TOLHURST (of Lynsted with Kingsdown) Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, aged 30.
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.
25th December 1914 Walter George SMITH
(of Newnham)
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, aged 25.
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.
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)
22nd January 1915 Henry BURLEY (of Luddenham) Remembered with Honour. Died from disease, aged 44. 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 (of Teynham) Remembered with Honour.  Died from disease, aged 21. 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. Memorial:Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 12 and 14)
Theatre: France & Flanders
Died: near Zonnebeke.
20th April 1915 Ernest RIDLEY
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Died from disease, aged 28. Memorial: Teynham Church, East Boundary
Theatre: Home (Fort Pitt Hospital)
Died: Registered Faversham (tuberculosis)
2nd May 1915 George Abraham HALL
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 31. 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 William BUTCHER
(of Doddington)
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, aged 23.
Memorial:Ypres (Menin Gate)
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: 3rd May 1915
3rd May 1915 Leonard TERRY
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 28. 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. Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, Panel 11
Theatre: Mediterranean Theatre
Died: HMS Goliath torpedoed off the Gallipoli Peninsula (Dardanelles Theatre)
27th May 1915 Arthur Harold HUGHES
(of Lynsted with Kingsdown)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in H.M.S. Princess Irene in a catastrophic explosion off Sheerness, aged 30 years. 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.) 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. 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. Memorial: La Brique Military Cemetery No.1, Ypres - Grave Ref C4.
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: in trenches, probably from a trench mortar round.
5th September 1915 James Wilson Barnett LUCAS
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Drowned, aged 19. Memorial: Teynham Memorial and buried in Teynham (St. Mary) Churchyard, East Corner.
Theatre: Home
Died: drowned off Dover coast while swimming with friends (between noon and 1pm).
13th October 1915 Percy FORSTER
(of Doddington)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 29. 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. Memorial: Loos Memorial, Panel 15 to 19.
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: in failed attack on German trenches, near Hulluch.
9th November 1915 Malcolm Philip DALTON
(of Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 29. 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. 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. Memorial: Dunhallow Advanced Dressing Station, nr. Ypres
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: in bombardment
1916
16th January 1916 Alice POST
(of Teynham)
Civilian Death -
Died from T.N.T. Poisoning, aged 22.
Memorial: Remembered in Teynham Church but graveyard marker has been lost
Theatre: Home
Died: from poisoning from TNT work at Faversham Powder Mills
1st March 1916 Ernest Cecil KEMP
(of Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 19. 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.
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.
Memorial: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: In Action, Hohenzollern Redoubt, near Loos.
2nd April 1916 Henry ANDERSON
(of Oare)
chr. 5th April 1891
Civilian death - Faversham Explosion Faversham Cemetery, mass burial plot and Memorial
2nd April 1916 Arthur William BEESLEY
(of Teynham) b. 1881
Civilian death - Faversham Explosion Faversham Cemetery, mass burial plot and Memorial
2nd April 1916 Albert Edward COLE
(of Oare) b. 1885
Civilian death - Faversham Explosion Faversham Cemetery, mass burial plot and Memorial
2nd April 1916 Cornelius William TAYLOR
(of Teynham) b. 1891
Civilian death - Faversham Explosion Faversham Cemetery, mass burial plot and Memorial [Additional records thanks to family researcher, Emma Knight]
2nd April 1916 Henry Charles WALKER
(of Oare) b. 1864
Civilian death - Faversham Explosion Faversham Cemetery, mass burial plot and Memorial
2nd April 1916 Herbert John WOODS
(of Oare) b. 1891
Civilian death - Faversham Explosion Faversham Cemetery, mass burial plot and Memorial
1st July 1916 Leon Lorden ACKERMAN (of Lynsted) Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, aged 32.
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme.
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: in the opening day of The Somme. Body not recovered.
1st July 1916 Charlie HOLLANDS
(of Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, aged 21.
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
(of Newnham)
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, aged 22.
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
(of Norton)
Remembered with Honour.
Died of wounds ("shock" & "wound of head"), aged 49.
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
(of Oare)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 24. Memorial: Abbeville Communal Cemetery.
Theater: France and Flanders
Died: of wounds, possibly from "gas gangrene".
9th September 1916 Thomas William BEER
(of Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 19. Memorial: Caterpillar Valley Cemetery.
Theater: France and Flanders
Died: of wounds attacking German trenches in High Wood, Longueval
11th September 1916 William James RALPH
(of Luddenham, not on the Memorial but Remembered in Services)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 30. Memorial: Serre Road Cemetery, No.2
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: of wounds in Dublin Trench, Leuze Wood.
12th September 1916 William Percy FOSTER
(of Oare)
Remembered with Honour. Died of Wounds, aged 21. 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
(of Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 27. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: in trenches N.E. of Leuze Wood
17th September 1916 John Henry ABBOTT
(of Luddenham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 21. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: in trenches under artillery bombardment and M.G. fire (East of FLERS)
26th September 1916 Henry SMITH
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 25. Memorial: Canadian National Vimy Memorial
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: attacking and holding a Quarry at Courcelette.
26th September 1916 Gerard Prideux SELBY
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 25. Memorial: Orviller Military Memorial
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: attending to injured men in "no-man's land."
7th October 1916 George LOMBARDY
(of Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 40. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Battle of Transloy Ridges
10th October 1916 Percy Frederick SMITH
(of Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 24. Memorial: A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers, Somme
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: killed in trenches
18th October 1916 Herbert Edward COOPER (of Luddenham) Remembered with Honour. Died of Wounds, aged 26. 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
(of Oare)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 27. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: During attack on German trenches.
9th December 1916 Frank KNIGHT
(of Newnham)
Remembered with Honour. Died of Wounds, aged 20. Memorial: Etaples Military Cemetery
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Wounds during Relief of his Battalion
16th December 1916 Albert TUMBER (of Teynham) Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 22. 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
(of Newnham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 19. Memorial: Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: In Shelling of Trench Working Party
3rd February 1917 Henry William FEAKINS
(of Luddenham)
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, aged 22/23.
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
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour.
Died of Wounds, aged 36.
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
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour.
Died of Wounds, aged 28.
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
(of Newnham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 20. Memorial: Fouquescourt British Cemetery
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Killed in Action during a relief operation
15th March 1917 Daniel Thomas BAKER
(of Luddenham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 25. Memorial: Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Killed in Action when gun-pit shelled (4 died, 2 wounded)
4th April 1917 Sydney James PULLEN
(of Doddington)
Remembered 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.
10th April 1917 Frank MILLS
(of Doddington & Wychling)
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, aged 33.
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
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, aged 32.
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
(of Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, aged 32.
Memorial: Canadian National Vimy Memorial
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Killed in Action in the Attack on Vimy Ridge
14th April 1917 James FRENCH
(of Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, aged 23.
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
(of Luddenham)
Remembered with Honour.
Died of Wounds, aged 21.
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 William Albert EVANS
(of Oare)
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, aged 32.
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
(of 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
(of Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, aged 27.
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
(of Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour.
Died of Wounds, aged 21.
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
(of Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, aged 31.
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
(of Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, aged 23.
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
(of Newnham)
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, aged 30.
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
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, aged 30.
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
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, aged 35.
Memorial: Arras Memorial, Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: During an unsuccessful attack from Monchy toward Jigsaw Wood
8th May 1917 Harry KING
(of Doddington)
Remembered with Honour.
Died of Wounds, aged 23.
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
(of Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, aged 31.
Memorial: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: During attack on Cemetery to North-East of village.
7th June 1917 Harry PHILPOTT
(of Doddington)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 19. 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
(of Wychling)
Remembered with Honour.
Killed in Action, aged 28.
Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: From shrapnel wound to the head near Messines.
30th June 1917 Daniel Edward EASON
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 27. Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial
Theatre: Northern Patrol
Died: After striking a mine off the Shetland Isles
9th July 1917 Ernest Bolton ATKINS
(of 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
6th August 1917 Frederick George CHAMP
(of Teynham)
Remember with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 34. 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
(of Luddenham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 22. 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
(of Doddington)
Remembered with Honour. Died of Wounds, aged 19. 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
(of Newnham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 21. 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
(of Teynham)

Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 22. 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
(of Oare)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 19. 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
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 21. 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
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 22. 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
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Died of Wounds, aged 37. 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
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 20. 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
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 33. Memorial: Hooge Crater Cemetery
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Killed while being relieved back from the Front
14th October 1917 John Henry GLADWELL
(of Teynham and Norton)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 25. 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
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 34. 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
(of Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour. Died of Wounds, aged 25. Memorial: Kantara Cemetery, Egypt
Theatre: Mediterranean
Died: From Wounds received during the Battle of Beersheba.
6th November 1917 George Tappenden HILLS
(of Newnham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 26. 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
(of Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 23. 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
(of Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 23. 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
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 24,
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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
(of Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 22. 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
(of Newnham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 22. 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
(of Oare)
Remembered with Honour. Died of Wounds, aged 39. 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
(of Luddenham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 27. 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
(of Luddenham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 23. Memorial: Brookwood Military Cemetery, Woking, Surrey
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: of Sickness contracted in the Trenches, most probably Pulmonary Tuberculosis.
1918
5th January 1918 Robert Stewart CLARK
(of Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour. Died from Injuries, aged 19. Memorial: Exeter Higher Cemetery
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Injuries received near Louverval that led to foot amputation in the Field.
21st March 1918 Herbert David GAMBELL M.M.
(of Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 20. 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
(of Newnham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 32. Memorial: Pozières 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 Ewart KADWILL
(of Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour. Died from Injuries, aged 19. 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
(of Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 19. 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 Méharicourt (Somme).
27th March 1918 Thomas WIGG
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 30. 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
(of Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 21. 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
(of Newnham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 32. 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
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 37. Memorial: Pozières 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
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 20. Memorial: Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, Albert
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Near the Bouzincourt-Albert Road
24th April 1918 William John MATCHAM
(of Oare)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 26. Memorial: Loos Memorial, Loos-en-Gohelle, France
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: During artillery bombardment.
5th May 1918 Frank BUTLER
(of Newnham)
Remembered with Honour. Died of Wounds, aged 34. Memorial: Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: After being taken as a POW on 21st/22nd March.
22nd May 1918 Thomas KNIGHT
(of Luddenham)
Remembered with Honour. Died of Illness, aged 28. Memorial: Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Part I.
Theatre: Balkans
Died: From Smallpox and/or meningitis
10th June 1918 Reginald FRENCH
(of Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 33. 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
(of Oare)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 19. 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
(of Doddington)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 42. 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
(of Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 27. 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
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 27. 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, M.M.
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 34. 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
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 20. Memorial: Péronne Communal Cemetery Extension
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Killed in Action. "Making good" around NURLU, keeping contact with the enemy.
19th September 1918 Frederick HAWKES
(of Luddenham)
Remembered with Honour. Died of Sickness, aged 24. Memorial: Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria.
Theatre: Balkan Theatre
Died: Died of Sickness. From pneumonia contracted in service.
24th September 1918 Sidney PHILPOT
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 29. 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
(of Lynsted and Norton)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 34. 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
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 27. 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
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 22. 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
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 18. 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
(of Luddenham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 19. 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
(of Newnham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 23. 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.
4th November 1918 Leslie Jack FIELD
(of Newnham)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 23. Memorial: Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery, Montay
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: During attack on enemy posts on high ground under point-blank gun fire.
6th November 1918 Ernest BLACK
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Died of sickness, aged 27. Memorial: Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Died of Influenza. Merchant Marine supporting military objectives.
6th November 1918 Frederick George BOORMAN
(of Oare)
Remembered with Honour. Killed in Action, aged 36. Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Lost at Sea off Scottish mainland, from Ketch "Janet". 
23rd November 1918 Charles Robert COLE
(of Oare)
Remembered with Honour. Died of Sickness, aged 36. Memorial: Lille Southern Cemetery
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Died of Pneumonia as a complication of influenza at 39th Stationary Hospital, France.
8th December 1918 Benjamin Dan BLACK
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Died of Sickness, aged 36. Memorial: Teynham (St. Mary) Churchyard
Theatre: Having served on HMS "Botha"
Died: Died of Pneumonia as a complication of influenza.
13th December 1918 John DALTON
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Died of Sickness, aged 20. Memorial: Étaples Military Cemetery
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: Died of Bronco Pneumonia.
1919
23rd April 1919 William SMITH
(of Wychling)
Remembered with Honour,
aged 33.
[not CWGC]

MemorialInformal framed record in Wychling Church
Theatre: Home
Died: unknown cause

4th September 1919 William FORD
(of Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Died of Sickness, aged 34. Memorial: Étaples Military Cemetery
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: from Tuberculosis
31st October 1919 Edward JORDAN
(of Lynsted & Teynham)
Remembered with Honour. Died of Sickness, aged 30. Memorial: Lynsted Extension Churchyard.
Theatre: France and Flanders
Died: from endocarditis
1920
27 June 1920 Wilfred John GAMBELL
(of Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour. Died of Illness, aged 19 Memorial: Lynsted Church Memorial. Burial Place not known.
Theatre: N/K
Died: From Nephritis (sub acute)
7th August 1920 William Henry PACKHAM
(of Lynsted)
Remembered with Honour
Died of Illness
Memorial: Lynsted Churchyard
Theatre: Home
Died: From peritonitis
25th August 1920 Walter GAMBELL
(of Newnham)
Remembered with Honour
Died of Illness, aged 19
Memorial: N/K
Theatre: Home
Died: of Illness

 

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