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CRANBROOK, KENT – WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 & Boer War & Others - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Janet Graves 2004

This memorial stands at the entrance to the village. The names of the dead are listed on two memorials in the Parish Church of St. Dunstan.


Photographs Copyright © Janet Graves 2004

TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF CRANBROOK WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
THOSE NAMES ARE ENGRAVED
ON THE MEMORIAL IN THE PARISH
CHURCH

  1914-1918

ADDISON

L. J.

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ADDISON

P. F.

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AUSTEN

F.

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BAILEY

C. P.

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BALCOMBE

W.

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BEACH

A.

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BEACH

E.

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BEACH

P.

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BRINGLOE

E. C.

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BRINGLOE

T.

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BRYANT

C.

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BURDEN

J. F.

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BURDEN

V. J.

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BURGESS

A. H.

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BURGESS

S. E.

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BUSS

R.

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BUTLER

A.

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CARR

T.

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CATT

A. W.

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CHAPMAN

E.

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CHAPMAN

H.

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CHAPMAN

J.

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CHAPMAN

V. W.

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CHEESMAN

A. E.

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CHEESMAN

P.

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CHENERY

C.

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CHURCHILL

H. C.

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COLE

F.

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COLLINS

C. H.

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COLLINS

W.

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COLLISON

W. E.

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DAY

E. J.

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DROWLEY

C. S.

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EDWARDS

R.

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ELDRIDGE

F. H.

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ELDRIDGE

P.

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EVENDEN

C. S.

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EVENDEN

V.

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FIELD

E. J.

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FOREMAN

F. J.

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FOREMAN

S. H.

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FOREMAN

W. G.

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FORWARD

T.

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FRANKLAND

W. J.

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FRYER

E. H.

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GANDY

H. H.

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GILBERT

W. P.

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GOLDSMITH

E. T.

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GOOD

F.

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GOWER

W.

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GROOMBRIDGE

W.

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GURR

B.

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GURR

C.

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GURR

W.

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HATCHER

C. W. R.

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HATCHER

F. W.

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HATCHER

J.

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HATCHER

T. H.

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HILLS

T. J.

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HIXON

T. H.

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HOOKER

A.

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HOLMAN

B.

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HONESS

F.

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JENNER

G.

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JENNER

W. J. T.

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JENNER

W.

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JONES

E. J.

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JOY

H. J.

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KING

J.

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LING

P. J.

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LUCK

H.

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MANSFIELD

W. J.

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MARTIN

A. H.

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MAYNARD

A.

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MILLING

R. A.

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MOON

S. A.

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MOORE

A. V.

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NEVE

A. W.

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PALMER

G.

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PARKS

C. S.

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PENFOLD

C. W.

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PENFOLD

G.

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RANDALL

E.

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REED

W.

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SALMON

C. H.

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SANTER

W.

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SEAMER

A. G.

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SMITH

L. J.

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SMITH

L. T.

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SMITH

V.

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TAYLOR

R. D.

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TOLHURST

G. F.

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TOPHAM

G. B.

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TORKINGTON

C. C.

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TORKINGTON

J. E. B.

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TROWELL

E. B.

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UNDERDOWN

A.

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VOUSDEN

R.

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WAINWRIGHT

N. H.

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WATTS

H. L.

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WATTS

R. K.

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WELLS

W. D.

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WILLIAMS

C. J.

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WINCH

W. H.

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WINCH

E. M.

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WINSON

L.

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WRIGHT

A.

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TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE MEN OF CRANBROOK
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 – 1918
‘GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS’

TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE OF
THIS PARISH WHO FELL IN THE
SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945

BAITUP

D. J.

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BONIFACE

A.V.

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BURT

L.

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BUTLER

C. J.

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BUTLER

G. K.

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CAZALET

V. A.

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CHEESEMAN

E. V.

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COSENS

C.

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CRADDOCK

W. J.

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DITTON

J. G.

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HARROLLD

J. C.

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HATCHER

L. R. J.

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HEAD

F. J.

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HICKMOTT

E.

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HICKMOTT

F. J.

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JAEGER

B. L.

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LAMBERT

E. J.

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OSBORNE

G. I.

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RYAN

J. T.

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SHEARBURN

D. R. OR

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TESTER

F. J.

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WATERS

F.

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WELLS

P. E.

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WILSON

A. C.

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WILLIS

Barbara

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‘GREATER LOVE THAN NO MAN THAN THIS’

OTHER CONFLICTS

FALKLAND WAR


IN MEMORY OF
A MUCH LOVED SON AND BROTHER
ANTHONY RICHARD NORMAN
KILLED ON H.M.S. SHEFFIELD
FALKLANDS 4TH MAY 1982
AGED 25 YEARS

EAST INDIES


TO THE MEMORY
OF
THOMAS JOHN
ELDEST SON OF THOMAS ADAMS ESQ.
LATE OF BELGRAVE PLACE, LONDON,
WHO LOST HIS LIFE IN ACTION WITH
THE BURMESE JANUARY 7TH 1826
BEING LIEUTENANT IN THE 3RD OR
PALAMACOTTAH REGT. OF LIGHT INFANTRY
EAST INDIES
AGED 25.

 

AFRICA


LOYAL BRAVE
BOYD ALEXANDER - KILLED AT NYERI - APRIL 2ND 1910 CLAUD ALEXANDER
SCOTS GUARDS
DIED AT MAIFONI - NOVEMBER 18TH 1904
AFRICA

 


TO THE MEMORY OF LIEUTENANT
COLONEL BOYD FRANCIS ALEXANDER,
RIFLE BRIGADE, OF SWIFTS PLACE
CRANBROOK, KENT WHO DIED 19TH AUGUST, 1917

 

BOER WAR

 


IN MEMORY
OF NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS
AND MEN OF THE 2ND
??(1668) WEALD OF KINGS VOLUNTEER BATTN.
EAST KENT REGIMENT ‘THE BUFFS’
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
THEIR COUNTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA
1900 - 1902

WIMBLE

W

[Listed as Lance Corporal on memorial] Private 7358, 1st Volunteer Company (A Company), The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of disease at Bloemfontein. Also listed on Canterbury Memorial and Staplehurst Memorial.

BASS

W.

[Listed as BUSS on database - Listed as Private on Memorial] Lance Corporal 7306, 2nd Volunteer Company (B Company), The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of disease at Winburg. Also listed on Canterbury Memorial and Staplehurst Memorial.

PAYNE

John

[Listed as 1st Volunteer Company on database] Private 7348, 2nd Volunteer Company (B Company), The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of disease at Cape Town.

POTTER

Frank

[Listed as 2nd Volunteer Company on database] Private 7467, 1st Volunteer Company (A Company), The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of disease at Winburg.

CHANDLER

C

[Listed as J CHANTLER on database] Private 7422, 2nd Volunteer Company (B Company), The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Accidentally shot by sentry at Elandshoek Station, Elanshoek 6th February 1902. Also listed on Canterbury Memorial and Staplehurst Memorial.

HICKS

H.

[Listed as 1st Volunteer Company on database] Private 7362, 2nd Volunteer Company (B Company), The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of disease at Winberg.

WATSON

M.

Private, 1st Volunteer Company (A Company), The Buffs 9East Kent Regiment). Died in South Africa.

 

BELL

Reginald William

Lieutenant, Royal Engineers, Died 11th February 1900 at De Har, South Africa. Age 25. Son of Reverend William M.A., vicar of Cranbrook and Honourary Canon of Canterbury Cathedral.

Bell.- Lieut. Reginald William Bell, Royal Engineers, died of enteric Feb. 11th, 1900, at De Aar. He was the eldest son of Rev. W. Bell, vicar of Cranbrook, late Headmaster of Dover College. Lieut. Bell was born in April, 1874, and educated at Dover College, where he was captain of the Football XV. At the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, he played for the Academy, and also for the R.E. at Chatham. He was a keen sportsman and a good horseman. He entered the Royal Engineers, July, 1893, being promoted lieut. 1896. He was stationed at Gibraltar in 1899, and went from there to South Africa in Nov., and served in Cape Colony.

Source: "The Last Post - Roll of Officers who fell in South Africa 1899-1902" by Mildred G Dooner.


IN MEMORY OF REGINALD WILLIAM BELL
LIEUTENANT OF THE ROYAL ENGINEERS
WHO DIED AT DE HAR, SOUTH AFRICA ON
FEBRUARY 11TH 1900, AGED 25 YEARS.
THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY HIS FATHER THE
REVD. WILLIAM BELL, M.A. VICAR OF THIS PARISH
AND HON. CANON OF CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL.

Last updated 4 July, 2006

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