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BARMING WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Gordon Mabb 2006

Situated 2.5 miles from the centre of Maidstone on the A26 Tonbridge Road at its junction with North and South Street, Barming standing on the central island. It takes the form of a stone cross mounted on an octagonal plinth with a two stepped base. It stands above the island and a section of the island itself has been cut away and steps inserted to allow access. There are a further two memorials within St Margaret's Church, Barming, one for World War 1 and the other for World War 2. The names on the memorials match.

The War Memorial Barming
Photograph Copyright © Gordon Mabb 2006
1914-1918 Memorial, St Margarets Church
1939-1945 Memorial, St Margarets Church

TO OUR GLORIOUS DEAD 1914 - 1918

ASHBY

Arthur

Sapper. 541983. 20th T.F. Depot seconded from 456th Field Comapny, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 7th May 1918. Age 30. Enlisted Gillingham, reisdent Maidstone. Husband of Kate Ashby of 3, Edinburgh Villas, Barming. Buried in Barming (St. Margaret’s) Churchyard – West of Church, near West boundary.

BELLINGHAM

Percival Edmund

Rifleman. S/17523. 12th Battalion. Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 31st August 1916. Born Barming, enlisted Woolwich, resident North Cray. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 16B and 16C.

BLACK

Richard William

Private. 225656. 1st Battalion, attached to 2nd/4th Battalion. London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action 21st March 1918. Age 33. Born Leeds, enlisted Maidstone, resident Barming. Son of William and Caroline Matilda Black of 1 New Town, West Malling, Kent. Formerly 204044, East Kent Regiment. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial. Panel 85 and 86

BURRLUCK

George [Edward]

[Listed as BURLOCK and Private on memorial] Lance Corproal L/9871, 2nd Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died in Mesopotamia 8th July 1916. Born East Malling, enlisted Maidstone. No known grave. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel 29.

CHAPMAN, MC

Henry James

Second Lieutenant (Intelligence Officer) 7th Battalion. Queens Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 8th August 1918. Age 32. Husband of Daisy E. Chapman of 45, Marine Parade, Lowestoft. Native of Barming, Maidstone. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette. Grave IV.G.6.

COGGER

Christopher Albert

Private. 31105. 34th Battalion. Royal Fusiliers. Secondary Regiment: Labour Corps. Transf. to (60095) 101st Coy. Died of wounds 19th May 1918 (SDGW states 16th). Age 34. Born and resident Barming, enlisted Maidstone. Son of Henry and Emma Cogger of Barming, nr. Maidstone. Buried in Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport. Grave V.H.12B.

COX

Albert

Private 6763, 1st/20th Battalion (Blackheath and Woolwich), London Regiment. Killed in action in France 1st October 1916. Enlisted Maidstone, resident Barming Heath. Formerly 3916, Royal West Kent Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D 9 C 13 C and 12 C.

CURTIS

Fredrick

Private. 3367. 1st Battalion. Welsh Guards. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Age 32. Son of Elizabeth Waterman 0f Edinburgh Villa, Barming Heath, Maidstone. Buried in Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery. Grave VII. C. 15.

ELLIS

Thomas Stephen

Private. 19085. 37th Battalion. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 8th December 1917. Born Shoreham, enlisted Chatham. Formerly 6/742, Royal West Kent Regiment. Buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery. Grave XIII. C. 17.

EXCELL

Albert

Private. 555. 1914 Star. ‘A’ Coy. 2nd Battalion., Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1915 (SDGW states July). Age 25. Born Barming, enlisted Chatham, resident Maidstone. Son of John Thomas and Annie Excell, of Red House, Barming, Maidstone, Kent. Commemorated on Loos Memorial. Panel 22 to 25

FAIRMAN

George

Private. 225559. 2nd Battalion (SDGW states 1st), London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action 21st March 1918. Age 39. Born and resident Barming, enlisted Maidstone. Son of the late George Fairman and of Caroline Fowler, formerly Fairman, of 4 Hall Cottages, Barming, Kent. Formerly 2525, Huntingdonshire cyclist Battalion posted to 2nd/2nd Battalion, London Regiment. Buried in Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension. Grave Sp. Mem. 2.F.16.

HOGBIN

James

Private. G/13551. 16th (Sussex Yeomanry) Battalion. Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 21st September 1918. Born Sutton, Kent, enlisted Maidstone. Commemorated on Vis-En-Artois Memorial. Panel 6.

HOOKER, MM

Herbert James

Sergeant. G/67. 6th Battalion. Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in actrion 14th October 1917. Age 25. Born Barming, enlisted Maidstone. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Commemorated on Arras Memorial. Bay 7.

MARSHALL

Ernest Frank

Sapper. 24356. 1st Signal Company. Royal Engineers. Killed in action 10th November 1914. Age 21. Born and resident Maidstone, enlisted Chatham. Son of John and Clara Marshall of 3 Colenso Villas, Heath Road, Barming, Maidstone. 1914 Star. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 9.

MULLINS

Edward James

Sapper. 2816. 1914 Star. 15th Field Coy. Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 21st August 1915. Age 32. Born Longford, Co. Longford (sic), enlisted Chatham, resident Barming. Son of James William and Bertha Mary Mullins, of 3 Woodside Cottage, Barming Heath. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. Grave VIII. B. 73.

MULLINS

Stanley Harold

Sapper. 18650. 1914 Star. 1st Field Squadron. Royal Engineers. Killed in action 24th May 1915. Age 27. Born and resident Barming, enlisted Chatham. Son of James and Bertha Mary Mullins of 3 Woodside Cottage, Barming Heath. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate)Memorial. Panel 9.

NOAKES

Harry

Private. 2096. West Kent Yeomanry (Queen’s Own). Killed in action 31st August 1916. Born Barming, enlisted and resident Maidstone. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1 A.

WATERMAN

Albert Edward

Private. 51280. 4th Battalion. Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th September 1918. Age 19. Born and resident Barming, enlisted Maidstone. Son of the late Edward and Elizabeth Waterman of Barming Heath, Maidstone. Buried in Moeuvres Communal Cemetery Extension. Grave I. B. 24.

WELLS

Walter Frederick

Private. 27545. 4th Battalion. Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 1st December 1917. Age 30. Born Haddington, enlisted Maidstone. Son of Thomas Wells of West Malling, Kent. Husband of Rosa L.K. Wells of 8 Edinburgh Cottages, Barming Heath, Maidstone. Buried in Bleuet Farm Cemetery. Grave I. H. 6.

WHITEHEAD

Richard

Private. 889. 2nd Battalion. Rhodesia Regiment. Died 30th July 1917. Age 45. Son of Sir Charles and Lady Whitehead. Buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery. Grave C.E. 435.

WICKEN

Frederick J

Private G/30554, 16th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died of wounds 3rd June 1917. Born and enlisted Maidstone, resident Barming. Husband of E. Wicken, of 37, Prospect Hill, Swindon. Buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 10.

WYNN

Frederick William

Private. 202838. 11th Battalion. Essex Regiment. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Born Barming, enlisted Maidstone, resident Barming Heath. Formerly 267898, Hertfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

WYNN

Reginald Charles

Private. 7087. 16th Battalion. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Died 27th September 1917. Age 29. Son of Charlotte Wynn of 10 Heath Grove, Barming Heath, Maidstone. and the late John Wynn. Buried in The Huts Cemetery. Grave VII. A. 9.

IN REVERENCE AND HONOUR 1939 - 1945

BOTTEN

William Leslie

Driver. T/5346864. 516 Div. Comp.Coy. Royal Army Service Corps. Died 10th September 1943. Age 33. Son of William and Avis Botten of Aylesford, Kent. Buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba. Grave VIII. B. 13.

BOTTING

Cyril George

Warrant Officer Class II (C.S.M.) 6341288. 2nd Battalion. Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Died on 17th April 1945. Age 33. Buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. Grave 10. K. 11.

BURNE

Colin

Flying Officer (Pilot). 131029, 207 Squadron. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 28th July 1943. Age 20. Son of Albert Wadham and Dorothy May Burne of Penenden Heath, Maidstone. Buried in Becklingen War Cemetery. Grave 11. B. 1.

CONNOR

Brian Harvey

Driver. T/162645. BA (Cantab). 23 Div. Supply Column, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 27-28 May 1940. Age 24. Son of Francis Richard and Ada Connor; husband of Kitty D.V. Connor of Marple, Cheshire. Commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial Column 135.

CURTIS

Frederick Clarence

Corporal. 2318182. 2nd Armoured Brigade Signal Squadron. Royal Corps of Signals. Died 8th September 1943. Age 35. Buried Medjez-El-Bab War Cemetery. Grave 16.A.2.

FISHWICK

Arthur John

Apprentice. S.S. Goolistan (Newcastle on Tyne). Merchant Navy. Died 23rd November 1942. Age 19. Son of Arthur and Charlotte Fishwick (nee Hyland) of Maidstone, Kent. Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 53.

FOSTER

Ronald Charles

Air Fitter. FAA/FX. 77735. H.M.S. Goshawk. Royal Navy. Died 17th January 1941. Age 21. Commemorated on Lee-on-Solent Memorial. Bay2, Panel 3.

GARGET

Sydney

Pilot Officer. Shown on Barming Roll of Honour as S Garget Ptty? Officer. R.N. Probably Sydney Garget. Blacksmith 1st Class. C/MX45530. Royal Navy. H.M.S. Curacoa (Rammed and sunk by the Queen Mary). Died 2nd October 1942. Age 37. Son of William and Elisabeth Mary Garget; husband of Margaret Gertrude Garget of Brighton,Sussex. Buried in Ashaig Cemetery, Inverness-shire. Plot M. Grave 1.

HILLS

Robert Golding

Boatswain. M.V. Victor Ross (London). Merchant Navy. Died 2nd December 1940. Age 52. Son of Robert Golding and Fanny Emma Hills. Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 114.

HOOKER

Donald

Sergeant. 812340. 114 Squadron. Royal Air Force (Auxillary). Died 26th September 1940. Age 21. Son of Gilbert Frank and Bertha Hooker of Barming, Kent. Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial. Panel 15.

LOVETT

Thomas Henry

Leading Aircraftsman. 238427. Royal Air Force. Died 18th August 1940. Age 40. Son of William and Lucy Hannah Lovett; husband of Daisy Lovett of Maidstone. Buried in Barming (Kent County Mental Hospital) Cemetery. Grave P.1.

LUCK

John Lionel

Gunner. 1142693. 112 (The West Somerset Yeomanry) Field Regiment. Royal Artillery. Died 18th September 1944. Age 38. Son of William Lenaan and Annie Luck; husband of Ethel M. Luck of Beckenham, Kent. Buried in Leopoldsburg War Cemetery. Grave III. B. 2.

LUCKING

John Harold

Sergeant (Pilot). 1254971. 142 Squadron. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 30th November 1941. Age 21. Son of Harold George and Edith Lucking of Loose, Kent. Buried in Kiel War Cemetery. Grave 2. A. 13.

MATHEWS

Richard Granville Douglas

Flight Sergeant. 1324301. 51 Squadron. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 6th September 1942. Age 21. Son of Harold Douglas and Joyce Mary Mathews; husband of Marjorie Mathews (nee Oliver) of Barming, Kent. Commemorated ? Panel 75.

O’KILL

Percy Cyril

Sergeant (Air Gunner). 1392579, 10 Squadron. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 7th September 1943. Age 21. Son of Bertram Henry Cecil and Harrietta Martha Blanche O’kill of Barming, Maidstone, Kent. Buried in Joint Grave 5. K. 19-20. Durnbach War Cemetery.

PERKINS

J

LAC. Royal Air Force. probably John William Fraser PERKINS, Leading Aircraftman 616800, Royal Air Force. Died 6th April 1945. Buried in Labuan War Cemetery, Labuan, Malaysia. Plot V. Row A. Grave 15.

SHEPPARD

Cyril Theodore Douglas

Corporal. T/84033. Royal Army Service Corps. Died 14th February 1941. Age 20. Son of Theodore G.A. and Annie M. Sheppard of Barming Heath. Buried in Barming (St. Margaret’s) Churchyard. Grave Row G. 15.

TURNER

Edward Arthur

Private. 5504460. 1/4th Battalion. Hampshire Regiment. Died 17th October 1943. Age 26. Son of Henry William and Rose Ellen Turner of Maidstone, Kent. Buried in Naples War Cemetery. Grave I. L. 17.

TUITE-DALTON

Godfrey Stuart Alan

Lieutenant. EC/4004. Nationality Indian. 6th Duke of Connaught’s Own Lancers (Watson’s Horse), I.A.C. Died 17th December 1943. Age 21. Son of Lt.Col. E. Tuite-Dalton, M.B.E., M.C., and Audrey Tuite-Dalton of Barming, Kent, England. Moro River Canadian War Cemetery. Grave XVI. A. 9.

WISE

Stanley Cuthbert

Pilot Officer (Pilot). 79554. 44 Squadron. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 11th September 1940. Buried in Becklingen War Cemetery. Grave 23. A. 2.

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