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CHISLET WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Joan Pearce 2008

There are two memorials within the St Mary the Virgin Parish Church one for World War 1 and the other for World War 2. The World War 1 memorial is in the form of an ornate three piece marble plaque and the second a stone plaque set into the south aisle of the east wall for World War 2.

Photograph copyright © Joan Pearce 2007

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN EVERLASTING GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THE MEN
OF THE PARISH OF CHISLET WHO FOUGHT AND DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY THAT WE MIGHT LIVE
1914 - 1918

ANSELL

Frank [Morgan]

Private G/43604, 17th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 13th November 1916. Aged 25. Born Chislet, enlisted Purfleet, Essex, resident Herne Bay. Son of Alfred and Fanny J. Ansell, of Highstead, Chislet, Kent. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No. 2, Somme, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 25.

BENNETT

Arthur

No further information currently available

BIRCH

[Richard] Thomas

Private G/13020, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 18th November 1916. Aged 23. Born Waldershire, Kent, enlisted Canterbury, resident Chislet. Son of Thomas Edward and Annie Elizabeth Birch, of Marshside, Chislet, Canterbury. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D.

CASTLE

Ernest

Ordinary Seaman SS/4633, H.M.S. Monmouth, Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 1st November 1914. Aged 19. Born Faversham, Kent 24 November 1894. Son of Edward and Hannah M. Castle, of Chislet Court Cottages, Chislet, Canterbury. Body not recovered for burial. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 3.

COOPER

Sidney

Corporal L/7738, 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wou8nds 23 August 1916. Born Chislet (Herne on SDGW), resident Upstreet, nr. cantebury, enlisted Canterbury. Husband of Alice Ann Cooper (nee Pearce) of 1 Prospect Place, Upstreet, near Chislet, Kent and brother-in-law to Alfred and Albert Pearce also on memorial. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row H. Grave 12.

CULLEN

Arthur [Lionel]

Private 32051, 2nd Battalion, Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment). Killed in action 14 April 1918. Born and enlisted Herne Bay. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 6 and 7.

CULLEN, MM

Aubrey [Neville]

Lace Corporal L/8407, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 30 March 1917. Aged 29. Son of Henry and Florence Cullen, of Bushey Field, Herne, Kent. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 15 to 19.

DYKE

Arthur [Gerald]

Private L/8925, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 18th March 1916. Aged 23. Born Dover, enlisted and resident Canterbury. Son of A. Samuel and Margaret Elizabeth Dyke, of The Glen, Upstreet, Chislet, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 15 to 19.

FOAD

Frederick [Alfred]

Stoker 1st Class 305357, H.M.S. Foxhound, Royal Navy. Killed or died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action 6th September 1915. Born 19 November 1884 in Hampton, Kent. Son of Susan Foad, of 7, Pages Avenue, Greenwich, S.E.10. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 11.

FOAD

William [John]

Chief Stoker 283150, H.M.S. Formidable, Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 1st January 1915. Aged 38. Born 27 June 1876 at Swalecliffe, Kent. Son of William and Susannah Foad, of Hillborough, Herne Bay; husband of Mary Ann Foad, of White Cottages, Marshside, Chislet, Canterbury. Body not recovered for burial. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 11.

FOSTER

[Walter] Thomas

Private 224154, 3/4th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 24th August 1917. Aged 19. Born Chislet, enlisted Canterbury. Son of George Foster, of 2, Bridge Cottage, Marshside, Chislet, Canterbury, Kent. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 26.

FRASER

James

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GIBBONS

Albert

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GILHAM

Henry

Stoke 1st Class SS/102992, (RFR/CH/B/7611). H.M.S. Hawke, Royal Navy. Died 15th October 1914. Aged 30. Son of Robert and Annie Gilham, of Shelvin Ford, Hoath, Canterbury. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 5.

HARE

Greville [Francis]

Petty Officer 233912, H.M.S. Natal, Royal Navy. Died 30th December 1915. Brother of Winifred Ethel Hare, of Hawthorne Grange, Chislet, Canterbury. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 9.

HAWKES

Thomas

No further information currently available

HOLLAND

James

No further information currently available

HOLNESS

Oliver [William]

Shoeing Smith 2212, Royal East Kent Yeomanry (The Duke of Connaught's Own Mounted Rifles). Killed in action at Gallipoli 13th December 1915. Enlisted Broad Oak, resident Herne Bay. Buried in TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERY, Turkey. Special memorial C. 211Note: There are now 3,360 First World War servicemen buried or commemorated in the cemetery. 2,226 of the burials are unidentified but special memorials commemorate many casualties known or believed to be buried among them.

IRVEN

Sidney

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LAW

Henry

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LLOWARCH

William

Gunner 13602, 317th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in United Kingdom 21st September 1918. Aged 34. Born and enlisted Canterbury. Husband of Nellie Llowarch, of 7, Goodwood Rd., Albert Rd., Southsea, Hants. Buried in PORTSMOUTH (EASTNEY OR HIGHLAND ROAD) CEMETERY, Hampshire. North Wall. B. 13. 5.

MARSH

Richard

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MAY

George

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MILLER

Frederick

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MILLER

Thomas

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PALMER

Thomas John

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PALMER

William

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PEARCE

Albert George 

Joined Royal Navy 8 February 1906 for 12 year term, service number Stoker 1 K39939. Invalided out 1915 and died a Royal Navy pensioner buried in Chislet 2 June 1916. Son of Alfred James Pearce and wife Ann Maria Pearce (nee Harrison), brother of Alfred James Pearce (junior) - belowl.

PEARCE

Alfred James

Gunner 76456, 140th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Born 1887 in Chislet, enlisted Canterbury. Husband of Ada Louisa Dale and father of Alfred James Pearce, Albert George Pearce and Henry Pearce. CWGC states he was the husband of Mrs. L. Cook (formerly Pearce), of 3, Grand Drive, Herne Bay, Kent. Brother of Albert George Pearce (above). Buried in ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row M. Grave 15.

READ

Ernest

Private G/2645, 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 17th July 1916. Aged 20. Born Herne Bay, enlisted and resident Chislet. Son of Mr. A. E. and Mrs. M. J. Read, of Sea View Bungalow, Chislet, Canterbury. Buried in WULVERGHEM-LINDENHOEK ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 26.

ROSE

James [William]

Private 24317, 1st (Garrison) Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 9th February 1916. Born Bradbourne, enlisted Canterbury, resident Chislet. Formerly 6512, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Buried in CHISLET (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Kent. Grave 142.

SELLING

Charles

Private G/5141, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Born Bicknor, enlisted and resident Canterbury. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2.

SELLING

Frederick

Acting Bombardier 57503, 23rd Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 27th March 1916. Aged 27. Born Lenham, enlisted Chatham. Son of Mrs. Hannah Selling, of Shelvenford Farm, Hoath, Kent. Buried in DIVISIONAL CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section L. Grave 20.

WELLAR

Walter

No further information currently available

WELLARD

Albert

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WILES

Percy

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THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY PARISHIONERS AND FRIENDS
1939-1945

BALDOCK

William

Private, 2nd (Selangor) Battalion, Federated Malay States Volunteer Force. Died 30 December 1941 udring the Japanese invasion. Aged 41. Son of Colonel W. S. Baldock and Mary Baldock; husband of Joan Clinton Baldock, of Taunton, Somerset. B.A. (Oxon.). Conservator of Forests, Federated Malay States. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War cemetery, Singapore. Column 391.

BREMNER

Douglas

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CARTER

George

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DAVIS

Harold

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ENTWISTLE

Donnel

Flight Sergeant (Navigator) 1394106, 51 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 22 January 1944. Aged 29. Son of William S. Entwistle, and of Evelyn Entwistle, of Upstreet, Kent. Buried in OLDEBROEK GENERAL CEMETERY, Gelderland, Netherlands. Grave 13.

HANCOCK

George [Thomas]

Private 13021262, 2nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 4 May 1944. Aged 30. Son of George and Ada Mary Hancock, of Chislet, Kent. Buried in KOHIMA WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 4. Row H. Grave 6.

PHILLIPS

Norman

No further information currently available

WILSON

Jesse [Thomas]

Sergeant 1336604, 50 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13 July 1943. Aged 21. Son of John and Maud Ethel Wilson, of Chislet, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 170.

WYBORN

Alfred

Civilian, aged 58, of Sunnydene, Marshside, Chislet. Son of Alice Wyborn, of Inglemere, Marshside, and of the late Edwin Alfred Wyborn; husband of Cicely May Wyborn. Injured 31 October 1944 at Sunnydene, Marshside; died same day at Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital.

WYBORN

Edwin [Alfred]

Lance Serjeant 6290625, 5th Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died 15 April 1942. Aged 26. Son of Alfred and Cicely May Wyborn; husband of Vera Emily Mary Wyborn, of Ramsgate, Kent. Mentioned in Despatches. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 18. Row E. Grave 5.
Single Marble Plaque Within The Church
WOOD John
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN WOOD ESQUIRE
CAPT. OF THE 4th OF KING'S OWN REG
HE DIED AT MAFRA IN PORTUGAL
JANUARY 10th 1811, AGED 32
AND LIES BURIED AT
TORRES VEDRAS

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