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CHILHAM WAR MEMORIAL

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

The war memorial is located in St Mary's churchyard and is in the form of a stone cross with a two-tiered hexagonal base. The names have been sorted rather than appear as they are listed on the memorial.

Photograph Copyright © David Hughes and Neil Clark 2004

The Great War 1914 – 1918

ARROWSMITH

George Frederick John

Air Mechanic 2nd Class (Corporal) 225615. Experimental Workshops (Battersea). Royal Air Force (RAF). Died Saturday 9th November 1918 aged 29 years.

AUSTEN

Samuel Ernest

Private L/8103. 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died Friday 23 October 1914 aged 29 years.

BEEKEN

Thomas Henry

Private L/8124. 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died Friday 12th March 1915 aged 26 years.

BONES

Walter James

Private G/4926. 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died Monday 31st May 1915 aged 20 years.

CLOVER

Ernest Charles W.

Corporal 19373. 2nd Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died Tuesday 29th October 1918 aged 25 years.

COLE

Alexander George

Private 10260. “C” Company, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died Wednesday 13th October 1915 aged 25 years.

COUNT

Edmund [John William]

Rifleman 3240. 6th Battalion, London Regt (City of London Rifles). Died Sunday 30th April 1916.

CREED

Bertie Frank

Sergeant 3247. 9th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died Thursday 3rd May 1917.

CROUCH, MM

Alfred

Corporal G/7728. 10th Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died Monday 24th December 1917 (Christmas Eve) aged 28 years.

DODD

Charles Thomas

Private 31899. 34th Labour Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died Thursday 5th October 1916 aged 36 years.

HARDY

Alan Herbert

Second Lieutenant. Royal Flying Corps (RFC). Formerly Royal East Kent Yeomanry (Mounted Rifles). Died in a flying accident in Scotland Thursday 14th October 1915 aged 25 years.

HARLOW

Walter Albert

Corporal T/201920. 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died Saturday 10th August 1918 aged 25 years.

HOARE

George

Private L/9716. 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died Monday 3rd May 1915 aged 20 years.

HOARE

John aka Jack

Born 1856. Ammunition Worker. Cotton Powder Company next door to Explosive Loading Company Limited, near Oare, Faversham, Kent. Died 2nd April 1916. Buried in the Gunpower Mill Burial Plot, Faversham, Kent.

HORTON

Francis F

Corporal 202624. 2/4th Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Formerly Kent Composite Battalion and (1181) 2/4th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died in Egypt 4th November 1917 aged 22 years.

JARVIS

H.G

Ammunition Worker. Explosive Loading Company Limited, near Oare, Faversham, Kent. Died 2nd April 1916. Buried in the Gunpower Mill Burial Plot, Faversham, Kent.

LEWIS

Alexander (Alec) William

Private G/15476. 6th Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Formerly (524) The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died Monday 3rd July 1916 aged 18 years.

LUCAS

William Albert

Private 9774. 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died Friday 28th August 1914 aged 26 years.

LYONS

B. [A]

Ammunition Worker. Explosive Loading Company Limited, near Oare, Faversham, Kent. Died 2nd April 1916. Buried in the Gunpower Mill Burial Plot, Faversham, Kent.

MACEY

George Albert Arthur

Private S/10590. 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died Tuesday 31st August 1915 aged 19 years.

MOON

William Ernest

Lance Corporal G/50943. 17th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died Tuesday 4th December 1917.

MORTLEY

Frederick George

Private G/6167. 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died Thursday 5th October 1916 aged 21 years.

MURTON

George Walter

Stoker 2nd Class K/31943. HMS “Pembroke”, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham Naval Base, Kent. Royal Navy (RN). Died 27th April 1916 aged 30 years.

PATTERSON

Percy [W]

Private 145952. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Formerly (45536) Suffolk Regiment. Died Sunday 11th August 1918.

PUDNEY

Herbert William James

Sergeant 45773. 236th Company, Machine Gun Corps (MGC). Formerly (41645) Royal Fusiliers (London Regiment). Died Friday 12th October 1917 aged 33 years.

ROSE

William Alfred

Cooks Mate M/7190. HMS “Southampton”. Royal Navy (RN). Died Wednesday 31st May 1916 aged 20 years.

RUMSEY

Stanley Frederick

Sapper 541095. 432nd Field Company, Royal Engineers (RE). Died 25th March 1918.

SHEAFF

Frederick Walter

Sergeant 7759. 3rd (King’s Own) Hussars. Died Sunday 24th March 1918 aged 30 years.

SHERWOOD

Albert William

Rifleman 593445. 18th Battalion, London Regiment (London Irish Rifles). Formerly (3474) The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died Tuesday 23rd April 1918.

SMITH

William

Corporal L/9759. 10th Battalion (Yeomanry), The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 19th September 1918.

WADE

Charles Ernest

Lance Corporal A/939. 8th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps (KRRC). Died Friday 30th July 1915.

WAGHORN

John

Sergeant M/207017. 906th Mechanical Transport Company, Army Service Corps (ASC). Died Thursday 4th July 1918 aged 22 years. John (known as Jack) was the youngest son of John and Frances Waghorn. Although Leon and Walter got through the first world war unscathed Jack died on active service in Palestine (now Israel). Their other son Charlie was not medically fit for the Army. Jack is buried at Ramley Cemetery in Israel.

See also Headcorn Memorial

 

Original grave now replaced by CWGC stone

Photographs © Roger Harris 2006

WOOD

Alec Henry

Private L/9065. 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died Monday 3rd May 1915 aged 24 years.

WRAIGHT

John William

Private TR/10/161482. 53rd (Graduated) Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Formerly 10th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died Friday 8th November 1918.

Last updated 17 May, 2016

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