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ALDINGTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © David Hughes and Neil Clark 2004

The memorial is in the form of a marble plaque within Forge Hill Chapel.

Photograph Copyright © David Hughes and Neil Clark 2004

THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED
TOGETHER
WITH A SIMILAR ONE IN THE PARISH CHURCH
BY THE PEOPLE OF ALDINGTON
THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS GRATEFULLY
ACKNOWLEDGE THE GODD FEELING THUS EXPRESSED

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE OF
THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

UPJOHN

William Moon

Captain, 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards. Died Saturday 24th August 1918 aged 33 years.

DE POMEROY

Norman

Second Lieutenant, 11th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and General List. Died Friday 20th October 1916 aged 25 years.

DAISEY

Walter Harris

Private G/9187, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died Friday 14th July 1916.

CUTRESS

Henry (Harry)

Private G/14018, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died Wednesday 3rd October 1917 aged 35 years.

WOOD

Harry

Private, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Attached to the 2nd Battalion, Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died Friday 1st September 1916 aged 31 years.

WINCHESTER

William Stephen

Private G/5247, 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Formerly 5th battalion (Ashford Company). Died Friday 23rd April 1915 aged 34 years.

LANCASTER

John

Private G/9630, 2nd Battalion, Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Formerly 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died Wednesday 6th September 1916 aged 33 years.

HILLS

Albert [Edward]

Private G/7259, 1st Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Formerly West Kent Yeomanry. Died 8th May 1918.

GODDEN

Albert Edward

Rifleman S/7549, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Formerly 8th Battalion. Died 23rd March 1918. Brother of Frederick below.

GODDEN

Frederick Edward

Rifleman S/7547 Frederick Edward GODDEN. 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died 6th July 1915. Brother of Albert )above).

PLAYFORD

William George

Stoker 1st Class K/21054, H.M Submarine C 34. Royal Navy (RN). Died Saturday 21st July 1917 aged 24 years.

TERRY

Frank

Gunner 38789, 1st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery (RGA). Died Thursday 25th October 1917 aged 25 years.

1939 - 1945

BROOKS

Robert John

Private 5385721. 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (O.B.L.I). Died 13th August 1944 aged 29 years. Born Aldington Son of Charles and Pricilla Barnes Brooks, of “Shepherds,” Forge Hill, Aldington, Ashford, Kent.. Buried Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Grave reference III.C.22.

DAVIS

Derrick Norman

Marine CH/X 103960. 23rd Light Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Marines. Died Wednesday, 7th April 1943. Son of Ernest and Gladys Davis, of 6 Goldwell Houses, Roman Road, Aldington, Ashford, Kent. Buried Alexandra (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Grave reference - 4.J.4.

GARDNER

John Hassall

Major 1A/388. 21st King George V’s Own Horse (Central India Horse), Indian Armoured Corps. Died Thursday, 25th June 1942 aged 35 years. Son of Herbert Cecil and Jannette Katherine Gardner, of “Callywell,” Goldwell Lane, Aldington, Ashford, Kent. Buried Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Grave reference 1.H.19.

PEARSON

Denis Craven

Second Lieutenant 95577. 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died Tuesday, 21st May 1940 aged 20 years. Son of Major Algernon George Pearson D.S.O. and Edith Sylvia Pearson, of “Knoll Farm,” Aldington, Ashford, Kent. Also Resided at Clogheen, County Tipperary, Irish Republic. Born Kensington, London, 15th March 1920. Buried Esquelmes War Cemetery, Pecq, Hainaut, Belgium. Grave reference V.B.62.

SLOMAN

Bernard

Lance Corporal T/110961. Royal Army Service Corps. Died Tuesday, 19th September 1944 aged 26 years. Son of Millicent Sloman, of Mersham, Ashford, Kent. Buried Valkenswaard War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Belgium. Grave reference I.A.20.

Killed on way to Arnhem as part of British XXX Corps.

WARD

Alec

Signalman 6296933. 1St Division Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Formerly The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Formerly Rifle Brigade. Died 9th April 1944 aged 30 years. Born Arpinge nr Folkestone, Kent. 27th January 1914. Son of William G.C. and Caroline A. Ward, of Rock Cottages, Aldington, Ashford, Kent. Buried Syracuse War Cemetery, Sicily. Grave reference I.C.14.

Last update 29 January, 2006

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