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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

additional information Jennie Stringer

The World War 1 memorial is to be found on the South wall of Aldington Evangelical Mission, Forge Hill, Aldington. It takes the form of a rectangular, marble, tablet with a nowy head and a rose surround to the names below in black lettering. There are 12 names listed fro World War 1. The World War 2 memorial is also to be found on the South wall of Aldington Evangelical Mission, Forge Hill, Aldington. It also takes the form of a nowy head plaquewitht he names for World War 2 listed. There is a carved floral boarder below surrounding the names in black lettering.
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

CUTRESS

Henry aka Harry

Private G/14018, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died Wednesday 3rd October 1917. Aged 35. Son of Charles and Polly Cuttress, of School House, Aldington; husband of Pearcey Jane Cuttress, of Mount Pleasant, Aldington, Hythe, Kent. Buried in MONCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, MONCHY-LE-PREUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row N. Grave 10.

DAISEY

Walter Harry

Private G/9187, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action Friday 14th July 1916. Born and resident Aldington, Kent, enlisted Ashford, Kent. Son of James and Mary Ann Daisey, of Church Street, Aldington, Kent. Attested 12th December 1915 at Ashford, aged 22 years 130 days, resident Church Street, Aldington, unmarried, Labourer by trade, height 5 feet 7½ inches, 147lbs, chest 36 inches. To Army Reserve 13th December 1915, mobilized 23rd January 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, The Buffs 25th January 1916, posted 1st Battalion 11th May 1916, with B.E.F. to France 11th May 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 12 and 14.

DE POMEROY

Norman [Ransch]

Second Lieutenant, 11th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and General List. Killed in action in Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2b 4867 Friday 20th October 1916 flying with with Second Lieutenant W Black who was taken Prisoner of War. Aged 25. Native of Aldington, Kent. Son of Julia Charlotte de Pomeroy, of Pantile, Aldington, Ashford, Kent, and the late Edward William Norman de Pomeroy. Buried in CAGNICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 17.

Note: Killed in action 20th October 1916, aged 25, during an aerial combat while returning from reconnaissance over Douai and Arras. Attacked whilst over Douai, at 10,000 feet, Pilot Norman De Pmeroy was killed instantaneously, the severely wounded Observer, Second Lieutenant W Black, fainted whilst trying to exit aircraft and was taken prisoner of war.

GODDEN

Albert Edward

Rifleman S/7549, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Formerly 8th Battalion. Died 23rd March 1918. Brother of Frederick below. Buried in GRAND-SERAUCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France . Plot III. Row E. Grave 2.

GODDEN

Frederick Edward

Rifleman S/7547 Frederick Edward GODDEN. 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died 6th July 1915. Brother of Albert (above). No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 46 - 48 and 50.

HILLS

Albert [Edward]

Private G/7259, 1st Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Formerly West Kent Yeomanry. Died 8th May 1918. Aged 31. Husband of Hilda Hills, of 3, Five Wents, Matfield, Kent. Buried in TANNAY BRITISH CEMETERY, THIENNES, Nord, France. Plot 2. Row C. Grave 10.

LANCASTER

John

Private G/9630, 2nd Battalion, Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Formerly 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action Wednesday 6th September 1916. Aged 33. Born and resident Aldington, Kent, enlisted Ashford, Kent. Son of Mr. H. Lancaster, of Rock Cottage, Aldington, Ashford, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D.

PLAYFORD

William George

Stoker 1st Class K/21054, H.M Submarine "C 34," Royal Navy (RN). Killed when his submarine was sunk by a German submarine off the Shetland Islands. Saturday 21st July 1917. Aged 24. Born 30th March 1894 in Ashford, Kent. Son of Janan and Martha Playford, of Aldington, Ashford, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 24.

TERRY

Frank

Gunner 38789, 1st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery (RGA). Died of wounds Thursday 25th October 1917. Aged 25. Born Hurst, Kent, resident Aldington, Kent, enlisted Maidstone. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY. West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IX. Row D. Grave 15.

UPJOHN

William Moon [St Leger]

Captain, 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards. Killed in action Saturday 24th August 1918. Aged 33. Son of W. H. Upjohn, K.C. and Mrs. Upjohn; husband of Dora Upjohn, of 30, Connaught Square, Hyde Park, London. Attended Eton Collge, left Eton College in 1903. Had suffered trench fever, admitted to Queen Alexandra's Military Hospital at Millbank, transferred to King Edward 7th 4th June 1917. Buried in BEAULENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, LIGNY-THILLOY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 7. Also commemorated on King's College Chapel Wprld War 1 Panelling, Cambridge.

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. Son of Jane Winchester, of Aldington, Ashford, Kent, and the late John Winchester; husband of Jessie Louisa Winchester, of 44, Church Rd., Ramsgate, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 12 and 14.

WOOD

Harry

Private G/9388, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) attached to 2nd Battalion, Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action Friday 1st September 1916. Aged 31. Born Mersham, Kent, resident Aldington, Nr. Hythe, Kent, enlisted Ashford, Kent. Son of the late Mrs. Sarah Wood. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D.

1939 - 1945
WITH PROUD THANKSGIVING LET UP REMEMBER
THOSE WHO IN THE SECOND
WORLD WAR
WENT FORTH FROM THIS PARISH AND DID NOT RETURN.

BROOKS

Robert John

Private 5385721. 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (O.B.L.I). Died 13th August 1944. Aged 29. Born Aldington Son of Charles and Pricilla Barnes Brooks, of “Shepherds,” Forge Hill, Aldington, Ashford, Kent.. Buried in BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 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 in ALEXANDRA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot 4. Row J. Grave 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. Son of Herbert Cecil and Jannette Katherine Gardner, of “Callywell,” Goldwell Lane, Aldington, Ashford, Kent. Buried in ALEXANDRA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot 1. Row H. Grave 19.

PEARSON

Denis Craven

Second Lieutenant 95577. 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died Tuesday, 21st May 1940. Aged 20. 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 in ESQUELMES WAR CEMETERY, PECQ, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot V. Row B. Grave 62.

SLOMAN

Bernard

Lance Corporal T/110961. Royal Army Service Corps. Killed on way to Arnhem as part of British XXX Corps Tuesday, 19th September 1944. Aged 26. Son of Millicent Sloman, of Mersham, Ashford, Kent. Buried in VALKENSWAARD WAR CEMETERY, NOORD-BRABANT, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 20.

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. Born Arpinge nr Folkestone, Kent. 27th January 1914. Son of William G.C. and Caroline A. Ward, of Rock Cottages, Aldington, Ashford, Kent. Buried in SYRACUSE WAR CEMETERY, Sicily. Plot I. Row C. Grave 14.

Last update 20 January, 2019

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