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GOODNESTONE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed David Hughes and Neil Clark 2005

The parish tribute is in the form of a white marble tablet hanging on the wall inside the (Holy Cross) Parish Church, Goodnestone.

The Great War 1914-1919

AMOS

Frank Edward

Second Lieutenant, “A” Battery, 230th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (R.F.A). Died 20th September 1918 aged 20 years. Son of Edward W and Gertrude Amos of Wey Street, Herne Hill, Faversham, Kent. Commemorated Temple-Le-Guerard British Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave reference - Special Memorial 4.

BARTLETT

William Henry

Petty Officer (Stoker), H.M.S “Cynthia”, Royal Navy (R.N). Drowned 3rd September 1915 aged 33 years. Son of James Bartlett. Buried Sheerness (Isle of Sheppey) Cemetery, Sheerness, Kent. Grave reference PP.82B.

BUDDLE

William J

Royal Navy (R.N) – No further information currently available

CLEMENTS

Reginald

Private 235111, 20th Battalion, King’s (Liverpool Regiment). Died 7th August 1917 aged 19 years. Born Goodnestone. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Dover. Son of Walter and Kate Clements of Goodnestone, Kent. Buried Brandhoek New Military Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium. Grave reference IV.E.14.

GIBBENS

Charles E

Gunner 98286, “C” Battery, 23rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (R.F.A). Died 7th November 1918 aged 20 years. Born Eastry. Enlisted Sandwich (August 1914). Son of James Henry Gibbins, of Uffington Cottage, Adisham Road, Canterbury, Kent. Buried St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave reference S.III.U.27.

KEMP

John Thomas

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, Kent. Buried locally in the Goodnestone (Holy Cross) Churchyard, Kent. Grave reference - located near the East gate.

KNOTT

William [Henry]

Private 17377, “A” Company, 8th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert’s) (S.L.I). Died 15th November 1916 aged 20 years. Born Folkestone. Enlisted Sandwich. Resided Eastry. Son of Albion Frederick and Amy Knott, of Mill Lane, Eastry, Kent. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel & Face 2A.

HOPKINS

Robert [Thomas]

Private G/232, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 5th March 1916 aged 21 years. Born Staple. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Goodnestone. Son of H.W and Florence Jane Hopkins of Boys Lane, Goodnestone, Canterbury, Kent. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

MARTIN

Henry John

Private G/223, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 1st May 1917 aged 28 years. Born Monkton, Ramsgate, Isle of Thanet. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Goodnestone. Son of Raynor Jesse and Sandra Martin. Husband of Clara M. Johnson (formerly Martin), of 1 Grey Friar’s Cottages, Stour Street, Canterbury, Kent. Buried Faubourg D`Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference IV.E.20.

MEDGETT

Arthur [Richard]

Private L/8362 MEDGETT. “B” Company, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 20th October 1914 aged 26 years. Born Goodnestone. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Goodnestone. Son of William and Mary Ann Medgett. Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 2.

MILLARD

Percy [William]

Private L/8971, 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 3rd May 1915. Born Finglesham, Deal. Enlisted Deal. Resided Finglesham. Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ieper, Belgium.

RALPH

Arthur

Private L/9880, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 20th April 1915 aged 19 years. Born Goodnestone. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Goodnestone. Son of Fanny Ralph of Black Pond Farm, Fleming, Woodnesborough, Sandwich, Kent. Buried Ration Farm Military Cemetery, La Chapelle-D`Armentieres, Nord, France. Grave reference VI.C.8.

RALPH

Edward

Private G/425, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Formerly 6th Battalion. Died 25th September 1916. Born Rowling, Goodnestone. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Rowling, Goodnestone. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel & Face 5.D.

SHARP

Alfred

The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) – No further information currently available

SAYER

Horace

Private 205088, 6th Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 30th June 1918 aged 18 years. Born Chillenden, Kent. Enlisted Canterbury. Son of George and Violet Sayer, of Pilots Cottages, Lower Hardres, Canterbury, Kent. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

27 February 2005
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