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BISHOPSBOURNE WAR MEMORIALs

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Margaret Smith, David Hughes and Neil Clark 2004

The Bishopsbourne memorial takes the form of a brass plaque witrhin the church of St Mary, Bishopsbourne. The are eight names for World War 1 only, the Regiment is also listed with the names. There is also an unusual war memorial containing the name of just one officer which is a famly tribute and stands in the churchyard.

IN HONOURED MEMORY OF
THOSE IN THIS PARISH WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE OF
THEIR KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

ADAMS

Frank Coveney

Private 1611, 56th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action 3rd December 1916. Aged 37. Born Blean, near Canterbury, Kent. Enlisted Gunbar, New South Wales. Educated Canterbury. Son of Mr. Julius John Adams of Langham Park, Bishopsbourne, Kent. Employed as an agricultural labourer. Emigrated aged 32 years. His notes on the Australian ROH state "He was with A McArthur Esq., Sylvanham, Gunbar, N.S.w. from April 1913 to Feb 1916 when he enlisted in the A.I.F." No known grave. Commemorated on VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL, Somme, France. His enlisted ment papers and history are to be found in the Australian Records.

DENNE

Thomas Cecil

[Listed as Cecil Thomas on CWGC, memorial states East Kent Yeomanry] Private G/20137, 6th Battalion. The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 9th April 1917. Aged 30. Son of Thomas and Eliza Denne, of Nackington; husband of Louisa Kate Denne, of Langham Park, Bishopsbourne, Kent. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row G. Grave 52.

DRAPER

Sydney James

[Listed as DRAPPER on memorial] Private G/2029, 8th Battalion. The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 26th September 1915. Aged 22. Born Whitstable, Kent, enlisted Folkestone, resident Bishopsbourne. Son of James Henry and Ellen Draper, of 7, Bourne Cottages, Bishopsbourne, Canterbury. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 15 to 19.

LARRETT

Frederick

The Buffs - No further information currently available

LINKINS

Charles

Private G/20806, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 16th September 1917. Aged 24. Born and resident Bishopsbourne, enlisted Canterbury. Son of William and Mary Ann Linkins, of The Street, Bishopsbourne, Canterbury. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Koln (Cologne), Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Plot X. Row H. Grave 12.

WARD

Percy Charles

Private 10811, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 3rd September 1916. Aged 33. Born Nottingham, enlisted Canterbury. Formerly 12431, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Son of William and Betsy Ward. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B and 6 C.

WILLIS

Henry William

Private G/4030, 6th Battalion. The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 3rd July 1916. Aged 31. Born Ashford, enlisted Canterbury, resident Bishopsbourne. Son of Mr. W. G. and Mrs. C. Willis, of Dane St., Chilham, Canterbury, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D.

WOODCOCK

Ernest

Private G/48, 6th Battalion. The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 13th October 1915. Aged 28. Born and enlisted Canterbury, resident Bishopsbourne. Son of Adolphus and Charlotte Woodcock, of Stourmouth, Canterbury. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 15 to 19.

THE CARE OF THEM IS WITH THE MOST HIGH

Photograph Copyright © David Hughes and Neil Clark 2004

This cross erected by Major Philip & Gertrude DURHAM, the parents of Captain Edward DURHAM, Rifle Brigade, grandson of Matthew & Fanny BELL Of Bourne Park, who fell at Fauquissart, France on 26th November 1914.

DURHAM

Edward

Captain, Rifle Brigade. Killed in action at Fauqissart, France, 26th November 1914. Son of Major Philip and Mrs gertrude Durham; grandson of Matthew and Fanny Bell of Bourne Park.

Last updated 21 August, 2007

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