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EYTHORNE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed David Hughes and Neil Clark 2006

The memorial is a bath stone wheeled cross on s square base. It stands at the crossroads in Eythorne. There are twenty-two names for the First World War and thirteen for the Second World War.

Photograph Copyright © David Hughes and Neil Clark 2006

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF EYTHORNE
WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 TO 1918

BEAN

Samuel John

Able Seaman 177884, Royal Navy, (RFR/CH/B/5305). H.M.S. “Hawke”. Royal Navy (R.N). Died 15th October 1914 aged 36 years. Son of Samuel John and Elizabeth Bean of Chapel Hill, Eythorne, Dover, Kent. Husband of Mrs Hodgson (formerly Bean) of 8 Claremont Avenue, Scarboro Street, Hull. Served in the South African War. Commemorated on the Chatham Memorial, Chatham, Kent. Panel reference 2.

BEDWELL

David Knowler

[The SDGW wrongly records him as David BEDFORD] Private (Shoeing Smith) TS/1316, No 2 Depot Company, Army Service Corps (A.S.C). Died 8th December 1914 aged 32 years. Born and resided Eythorne. Enlisted Woolwich, London. Son of Thomas Frederick and Kate Bedwell of 55 West Street, Deal, Kent. Buried “Heroes Corner” Greenwich Cemetery. Grave reference B.1138. Also commemorated on Screen Wall 1C.

CARLEY

Stephen

Chief Stoker 154764, Royal Navy, H.M.S. “Pembroke”. Royal Navy (R.N). Died 8th February 1915. Husband of Winifred A.S. Carley of 19 Larch Road, Elvington, Eythorne, Kent. Buried nearby in the Eythorne Baptist Chapelyard. Grave reference – North West corner.

CASTLE

Edwin Andrew

Private PO/2464(S), 1st Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Marine Light Infantry (RMLI). Died 27th September 1918 aged 25 years. Son of Mr and Mrs Charles Castle of West Langdon, Dover, Kent. Husband of Ada Grace Castle of 13 Selborne Terrace, Dover, Kent. Commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel reference - 1.

Also commemorated on the nearby West Langdon civic war memorial.

CHITTENDEN

Frank

Able Seaman 186140, H.M.S. “Hogue”. Royal Navy (R.N). Died 22nd September 1914 aged 35 years. Born Folkestone. Husband of L.M Ralph (formerly Chittenden) of 27 Prospect Place, Swindon, Wiltshire. Frank’s name appears on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Chatham, Kent. Panel reference 2.

DAVIES

Henry

No further information currently available

DAVIES

Wallace [James]

Private 171864, 50th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 4th November 1918 aged 21 years. Born Pelsall, Staffordshire. Enlisted Dover. Husband of Florence Mary Davies of 259 Old Road. West, Gravesend. Kent. Buried Cross Roads Cemetery, Fontaine-au-Bois, Nord, France. Grave reference I.A.22.

FOLEY

Robert

No further information currently available

FORTH

William

Private, 18th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge’s own (Middlesex Regiment). Died 6th July 1918 aged 38 years. Born and resided Dover. Enlisted Canterbury. Son of George Frederick Samuel and Elizabeth Forth of 5 Church Road, Temple Ewell, Dover, Kent. Buried Hagle Dump Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium. Grave reference I.H.4.

GOLDSACK

William

Private G/2710, 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 26th September 1915 aged 24 years. Born Barfrestone. Enlisted and resided Eythorne. Son of George Goldsack of The Street, Dover, Kent. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

GOTHARD

John [Willie]

Private 7323, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (K.O.Y.L.I). Died 26th August 1914. Born and enlisted Barnsley, Yorkshire. Commemorated on the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France.

HARRIS

George

No further information currently available

HILLS

[Henry] James

Sergeant 41670, 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Died 26th October 1917 aged 22 years. Born and resided Eythorne. Enlisted St Paul’s Churchyard, London. Son of James Hills of Jubilee Cottage, Eythorne, Dover, Kent. Husband of Edith Ellen Hills of “Ockley House” Wrotham, Sevenoaks, Kent. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

Commemorated on the Eythorne village war memorial as James Hills.

KEMP

John

Private 33776, 8th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Formerly (12360) Army Service Corps (A.S.C). Died 2nd August 1917. Born Goodnestone. Enlisted Sandwich. Resided Eythorne. Buried nearby in the Goodnestone (Holy Cross) Churchyard, Dover, Kent. Grave reference - near East Gate.

Also commemorated on Goodnestone memorial.

KIRBY

Arthur

Corporal 14692, Guards “X” Trench Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery (R.G.A). Died 12th May 1916 aged 19 years. Born Woolwich, London. Enlisted Dover. Resided Eythorne. Son of William and Elizabeth Kirby of The Green, Eythorne, Dover, Kent. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave reference VI.C.44.

LITTLE

Ernest

No further information currently available

MAITLAND

Richard

No further information currently available

MORELY

Robert [William]

Private G/2458, 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 8th October 1915. Born Hairfield, Middlesex. Enlisted Eythorne. Resided Sarre Court, Kent. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Morley of 16 Stirling Road, Wealdstone, Harrow. Buried Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany. Grave reference XIII.A.4.

NORRIS

Samuel

No further information currently available

SIFFLEET

Alfred [Lionel]

Sergeant 205169, 12th Battalion, Tank Corps. Formerly (1720) Royal East Kent Mounted Rifles (REKMR). Died 2nd September 1918 aged 26 years. Enlisted Broadoak, Sussex Son of Mrs Goodwin (formerly Siffleet) and Alfred Lionel Siffleet. Husband of Florence Alice Siffleet of 12 St George’s Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Buried Mory Abbey Military Cemetery, Mory, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference III.F.5.

WINTER

William [James]

Private S/9741, 7th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Died 12th October 1916. Enlisted Dover. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel reference - Face 15C.

WHYBORN

Cecil [Gordon]

Private G/1453, 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 26th September 1915 aged 19 years. Son of Arthur and Edith A Wyborn of 39 Mount Sion, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

1939 – 1945

ARBUCKLE

George

Leading Seaman C/SSX 26900, Royal Navy H.M.S. Hurst Castle. Died 1st September 1944 aged 23 years. Son of George and Esther Arbuckle of Eythorne, Dover, Kent. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Chatham, Kent. Panel reference - 74.3.

H.M.S. Hurst Castle was a Castle Class Corvette sunk by a U-Boat on the day that George perished.

DAVIES

Glyn

No further information currently available

FAULKNER

Herbert [Fraser]

Lieutenant 117065, 27th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 1st June 1940. Commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France.

FERMOR

Sidney Charles

Flight Sergeant (Navigator) 1390455, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 96 Squadron. Died 17th May 1943 aged 24 years. Son of Charles and Eve Fermor of Eythorne, Kent. Buried Rambouillet Communal Cemetery, Yvelines, France.

GAVIN

Henry [William]

Fusilier 70411660, 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Died 28th May 1940 aged 37 years. Son of Henry and Frances Gavin. Husband of Violet Gavin of Elvington, Kent. Buried Pollinkhove Churchyard, Lo-Reninge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave reference 7.

HAWKINS

Francis

No further information currently available

HIMSWORTH

Richard [Henry]

Ordinary Seaman C/JX 189339, H.M.S “Southampton”. Royal Navy (R.N). Died 11th January 1941 aged 23 years. Son of Richard and Beatrice Himsworth. Husband of Brenda Mary Himsworth of Eythorne, Kent. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Chatham, Kent. Panel reference – 44.3.

H.M.S. Southampton was sunk in the Mediterranean whilst escorting a convoy.

JAMES

Anthony [Langford]

Flight Sergeant (Air Bomber) 1801848. 189 Squadron. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (R.A.F.V.R). Died 2nd February 1945 aged 21 years. Son of William Edgar Robert and Doris Gertrude James of Dover, Kent. Buried Durnbach War Cemetery, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany. Grave reference 1.F.20.

Only one of the crew of Lancaster PB840 (CA-K) survived when the aircraft crashed at Unterowishim near Bruchsai. Anthony was moved to lie with his comrades as he was initially interred in the Ulstatadtfriedhof on 9th February 1945. The survivor was Sgt R.F. Dyson G.M.

OATES

Wilfred [Leonard]

Stoker 1st Class C/KX 93378, H.M.S. “Duchess”, Royal Navy (R.N). Died 12th December 1939 aged 20 years. Son of George Elijah and Florence Beatrice Oates of Elvington, Kent. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Chatham, Kent. Panel reference – 33.3.

Six officers and 123 ratings were lost when Wilfred’s ship was struck by H.M.S. Barham 9 miles off the Mull of Kintyre, Scotland as H.M.S. Duchess was returning to Scotland from China.

PROSSER

Norman [James]

Private 6289212, 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). H.M.S “Lancastria”. Drowned 17th June 1940 aged 21 years. Son of Mr and Mrs Edward A. Prosser. Buried Prefailles Communal Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France. Grave reference - 1.

Norman died when the troopship “Lancastria” a converted Cunard liner was sunk by enemy bombs five miles off St Nazaire, France. The sinking was Britain’s worst maritime loss of life in the Second World War estimated to be as many as 9,000 including French men, women and children.

SHEPPARD

Maurice [D]

Lance Corporal 6285686, 1st Battalion, The Buffs, (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died 4th October 1942 aged 26 years. Son of George Clement and Sarah Shepherd of Elvington, Dover, Kent. Buried Prague War Cemetery, Olsany, Czech Republic. Grave reference IV.B.1.

SMITH

William

No further information currently available

WILLIAMS

Harold

Lance Bombadier 818943, 1 Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery (RHA). Died 22nd November 1941 aged 29 years. Resided Canterbury. Son of George and Fanny Williams of Elvington, Dover, Kent. Born Shropshire. Buried Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya. Grave reference 2.B.5.

Last update 29 January, 2006

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