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GRAVESEND IMPERIAL PAPER MILLS WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Adrian Burns 2016

The Gravesend Imperial Paper Mills Great War memorial plaque is located at the entrance to the White House, which was formerly the offices of the Imperial Paper Mills at Imperial Wharf, Gravesend. On the opposite of the entrance is another plaque which is in rememberance of Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe. The Great War memorial plaque is inscribed with the names of fifty four casualties.

Photograph Copyright © Adrian Burns 2016

IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL REMEMBERANCE OF THE MEN FROM
THE IMPERIAL PAPER MILLS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE
GREAT WAR

AITKEN

William Whiteley

Lance Corporal G/731, "C" Company, 7th (Service) Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died Thursday 3 May 1917. Aged 20. Born New Mills, Manchester, Lancashire, enlisted London, resident Gravesend, Kent. Son of William Alexander Aitken and Sarah Elizabeth Aitken of Alexander Lodge, Lennox Road, Gravesend, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2,

BENNETT

George

Private CH/8200, H.M.S. Cressy, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died 22 September 1914. Aged 42. Adopted son of Maria Bennett of 18, Newman Road, Perry Street, Northfleet, Gravesend, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Panel 7

BENNETT

Thomas Alfred

Private, 5005, 1st/4th (Territorial Force) Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 28 July 1917. Born Northfleet, Kent. Enlisted Gravesend, Kent. Son of George and Maria Bennett. No known grave. Commemorated on the Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial, India. Face 7

BIDDLECOMBE

Percival

Private, 61608, 24th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), (2nd Sportsman’s). Died 15 January 1917. Aged 19. Born Southampton, Hampshire, enlisted and resident Gravesend, Kent. Son of Mrs. Gertrude Biddlecombe of 17, Bligh Road, Gravesend, Kent. Formerly Private, L/10661, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Buried Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 20.

BONNER

James George

Driver, T/20320, Army Service Corps. Died 6 December 1916. Aged 33. Born Tovil Maidstone, Kent, enlisted Maidstone, Kent and resident Northfleet, Kent. Son of Elizabeth Bonner of 93, Farleigh Hill, Tovil Maidstone, Kent. Husband of Nellie Emma Bonner (née Harflett) of 73, Rural Vale, Rosherville, Northfleet, Kent. Buried Louvencourt Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot 1. Row E. Grave 4.

BOURNE

William Thomas James

Private, G/11816, 8th (Service) Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 17 August 1916. Born Northfleet, Kent. Enlisted Gravesend, Kent. Son of Mrs. Mary Jane Bassant (formerly Bourne) of 209, Dover Road, Northfleet, Kent, and of the late William Thomas Bourne. No known grave. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C.

BRADBROOK

Joseph William

2nd Corporal, WR/552550, Inland Water Transport, Royal Engineers. Died 11 March 1918. Aged 32. Enlisted Gravesend, Kent. Husband of Mrs. L. Bradbrook of 42, Cutmore Street, Gravesend, Kent. Formerly Sapper, 196938, Royal Engineers. Buried in Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. Plot I. Row H. Grave 16.

BRADLEY

William Henry

Private L/1823, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 24 August 1914. Born Stone, Dartford, Kent. Enlisted Maidstone, Kent. Resided Gravesend, Kent. Buried in Hautrage Military Cemetery, Saint-Ghislain, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 1.

BUTTS

Arthur William

Private 10740,1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 23 April 1917. Born Gravesend, Kent, enlisted Maidstone, Kent. Son of Arthur John Butts and Emma Fanny Butts (née Loft) of Gravesend, Kent. Buried La Chaudiere Military Cemetery, Vimy, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 4.

CHAMBERS

Harry John

Private 74008, 16th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 6 May 1918. Born Maidstone, Kent, enlisted Gravesend, Kent. Son of Eliza Chambers of Holbeck Cottage, Snodland, Kent. Husband of Daisy Verbinia Chambers (née Powell) of 1, Gorham Cottages, High Street, Snodland, Kent. Formerly of 15, Winfield Road, Gravesend, Kent. Buried in Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension Bailleul, Nord, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 58.

CHAPMAN

George William

Private G/979, 4 Company, 6th (Service) Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 8 October 1915. Aged 19. Born Higham, Rochester, Kent. Enlisted and resided Gravesend, Kent. Son of John Thomas Chapman of 65, Peacock Street, Gravesend, Kent, and of the late Charlotte Chapman. No known grave. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 95.

CLIBBON

William Gordon

Private G/4930, 6th (Service) Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 24 October 1918. Aged 33. Born Strood, Kent. Son of Walter and Rose Clibbon. Husband of Alice Maud Clibbon (née Baker) of 32, Gordon Road, Strood, Rochester, Kent. Buried Strood Cemetery, Rochester, Kent. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 210.

COLEMAN

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COLEMAN

William

Lance Corporal G/52827, 24th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died 29 September 1918. Aged 29. Born and resided Northfleet, Kent. Enlisted Gravesend, Kent. Son of Robert and Sophia Coleman of 34, Station Street, Northfleet, Kent. Husband of the late Winnie Coleman (née Thomkins). Formerly Private, G/24469, Middlesex Regiment. Buried Beaumetz Crossroads Cemetery, Beaumetz-les-Cambrai, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 28.

CUNNINGHAM

Thomas

Private T/207252, 7th (Service) Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 22 October 1917. Born Wrotham, Sevenoaks, Kent, enlisted Maidstone, Kent, resident Gravesend, Kent. Formerly Private, 20440, East Surrey Regiment. Buried in No Man’s Cot Cemetery, Boesinghe, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 25.

DIXON

Henry William

Gunner 128557, 319th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 6 October 1917. Aged 21. Born Acton, London, enlisted and resident Gravesend, Kent. Son of Henry John Dixon of 15, Salisbury Road, Gravesend, Kent, and of Emily Dixon. Buried in Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row F. Grave 14.

DOWLAND

Herbert

Private G/997, 6th (Service) Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 8 March 1916. Aged 21. Born Ramsgate, Isle of Thanet, Kent, enlisted Gravesend, Kent, resident Northfleet, Kent. Son of William and Elizabeth Harriett Dowland of 45, Hamerton Road, Northfleet, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 95.

DUCK

Edward

Ordinary Seaman J/16642, H.M.S. Pathfinder, Royal Navy. Died Saturday 5 September 1914. Aged 18. Born Northfleet, Gravesend, Kent 4 August 1896. Son of Henry and Mary Ann Duck (née Taylor) of 39, Cecil Road, Gravesend, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Panel 3

ELLIOTT

Joseph John

Corporal TF/615449, 57th Company, Labour Corps. Died 16 October 1918. Born Walworth, Surrey, enlisted Gravesend, Kent, resident Northfleet, Kent. Formerly Corporal, TF/2680, 2nd/1st Kent Cyclist Battalion, Army Cyclist Corps. Buried Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 17.

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FAIRALL

Sidney

Serjeant 7285, 12th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 10 October 1917. Born Ilford, Essex, enlisted Gravesend, Kent, resident Northfleet, Kent. Son of Frank and Flora Fairall. Formerly Private, G/10105, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 154.

FARROW

Sydney Arthur

Gunner 121716, 462nd Battery, 179th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Born and enlisted Gravesend, Kent. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. Plot V. Row H. Grave 12A.

FIELDER

Harry

Gunner 120146, 53rd Anti-Aircraft Company, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died Tuesday 19 November 1918. Aged 27. Son of Harry and Alice Bullock of Perry Street, Northfleet, Kent. Husband of M. Wise (formerly Fielder) of 38, Cooper Road, Perry Street, Northfleet, Gravesend, Kent. Buried Gravesend Cemetery, Kent. Screen Wall Commemoration 5297.

FINCH

Horace Arthur

Rifleman A/201474, 9th (Service) Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died 22 October 1917. Aged 27. Born Gravesend, Kent, enlisted Deptford, Kent. Son of Frederick S. and Amelia C. Finch of Gravesend, Kent. Husband of Louisa Finch of 15, Prospect Place, Gravesend, Kent. Formerly Private, TR/13/71339, 111th Training Reserve Battalion. No known grave. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 116.

FOTHERGILL

James William

Gunner 46378, 16th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 25 June 1916. Aged 18. Born and enlisted Gravesend, Kent. Son of James and Elenor Fothergill. Nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Windham F. Sandeman of Meadowlands, Longfield, Gravesend, Kent. Buried in Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 21.

GOODA

Louis Frederick

Private 67234, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), posted to the 2nd/2nd (City of London Battalion), London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Died 26 October 1917. Born and resided Northfleet, Kent. Enlisted Gravesend, Kent. Son of Thomas William Gooda and Victoria Gooda (née Cattee) of Northfleet, Kent; brother of Thomas James Gooda (below). Formerly Private 17827, 29th Training Reserve Battalion. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 29.

GOODA

Thomas James

Sapper 208137, Inland Water Transport, Inland Water Transport. Died 21 May 1917. Born and resided Northfleet, Kent, enlisted Gravesend, Kent. Son of Thomas William Gooda and Victoria Gooda (née Cattee) of Northfleet, Kent. Buried in Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. Plot IV. Row N. Grave 17.

GOUGE

Albert

Able Seaman London Z/1697, Hawke Battalion, 63rd (Royal Naval) Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 13 November 1916. Aged 19. Born Northfleet, Kent 3 August 1897. Son of William James Gouge and Marion Gouge (née Whitbread) of 76, Springhead Road, Northfleet, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 A.

GOUGE

Ernest

Rifleman O/80, 11th (Service) Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died Friday 12 April 1918. Aged 19. Born Shorne, Gravesend, Kent. Enlisted Gravesend, Kent. Resided Northfleet, Kent. Son of George and Rose Gouge of 31, All Saints Road, Perry Street, Gravesend, Kent. Formerly Private 10/2771, Training Reserve. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. Plot VII. Row K. Grave 10A.

GRIFFIN

John

Private 49491, 12th (Service) Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died 13 April 1918. Aged 23. Born Bradninch, Exeter, Devon, enlisted Gravesend, Kent. Son of John Griffin and of Agnes Griffin (née Lowman) of 56, Salisbury Road, Gravesend, Kent. Formerly Private 54200, Royal Engineers. Buried Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension Bailleul, Nord, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 45.

HADLER

George William

Private G/12385, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 6 September 1916. Aged 31. Born Tovil, Maidstone, Kent. Enlisted Gravesend, Kent. Resided Northfleet, Kent. Son of George and Sarah Hadler of 26, Burley Road, Sittingbourne, Kent. Buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Plot III. Row N. Grave 10.

HALL

Percy John

Private 51198, "C" Company, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 25 May 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Rosherville, Northfleet, Kent, enlisted Maidstone, Kent. Son of William and Alice Mary Hall of 62, Gordon Road, Rosherville, Northfleet, Kent. Buried in Mesnil Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 38.

HARDY

Charles R

Stoker 1st Class K/33380, H.M.S. Lookout, Royal Navy. Died 9 May 1919. Aged 21. Born Deptford, Kent 7 January 1898. Buried Greenwich Cemetery, London. Screen Wall. 1 "C." B. 1217.

HAYNES

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HULFORD

Edward

Lance Corporal 530715, 2nd/15th (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles). Died 31 October 1917. Aged 24. Born Wood Green, Middlesex, enlisted London, resident Palmers Green, London. Son of Fred and Jane Elizabeth Hulford of 74, Shrewsbury Road, New Southgate, London. Buried in Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel. Section N. Grave 26.

KIRBY

Henry John

Stoker 1st Class SS/103966, H.M.S. Hogue, Royal Navy. Died 22 September 1914. Aged 27. Born Gravesend, Kent 22 December 1887. Son of Mrs. M. A. Kirby of 3, Primrose Terrace, South Hill Road, Gravesend, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Panel 5

LANG

James

Gunner 128514, 310th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 29 July 1917. Enlisted Gravesend, Kent. Formerly Gunner, 993, No. 1 Company (Kent), Royal Garrison Artillery. Buried Boston Cemetery, Lincolnshire. Plot/Row/Section T. Grave 933.

MILLS

Harvey James

Private G/11053, 10th (Service) Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), (Kent County). Died 7 May 1917. Aged 22. Born Godstone, Surrey. Enlisted Gravesend, Kent. Resided Northfleet, Kent. Son of George and Christina Mills of "Grasmere," Park Avenue, Northfleet, Gravesend, Kent. Buried Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, Dikkebus, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section BB. Grave 18.

PARROTT

Henry James

Able Seaman London/Z/2135 H.M.S. Natal, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 30 December 1915. Aged 20. Son of Mary Anne Parrott of 25, The Shore, Northfleet, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Panel 15

PENNELL

Charles

Private G/13088, "C" Company, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 7 May 1917. Aged 40. Born Swanscombe, Greenhithe, Kent. Enlisted Gravesend, Kent. Son of George Pennell of Swanscombe, Greenhithe, Kent. Husband of Alice Maud Pennell of "Haywood," St. James's Avenue, Gravesend, Kent. Buried in Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 25.

PENNY

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REEVES

John William

Stoker 2nd Class K/38155, H.M.S. Vanguard, Royal Navy. Died 9 July 1917. Aged 25. Born Gravesend, Kent 25 April 1890. Husband of Rosina Reeves of 7, William Street, Gravesend, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Panel 24.

RESTELL

Sydney

Private 94368, 12th (Service) Battalion, (Pioneers) Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died 21 March 1918. Aged 19. Born and resided Northfleet, Kent. Enlisted Gravesend, Kent. Son of Eliza Anne Restell of 5, Hartfield Place, Northfleet, Kent, and the late Thomas Restell. No known grave. Commemorated on the Pozières Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 53.

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ROBINSON

William Francis

Lance Corporal G/24471, 23rd (Service) Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, (2nd Football). Died 30 September 1918. Aged 30. Born Curragh Camp, County Kildare, Ireland, enlisted Gravesend, Kent, resident Northfleet, Kent. Son of John Robinson of 2, Galley Hill Terrace, Swanscombe, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 114.

RUSSELL

Arthur

Stoker 2nd Class K/38141, H.M.S. Vanguard, Royal Navy. Died 9 July 1917. Aged 27. Born Swanscombe Kent 29 March 1890. Son of Edward Thomas and Rosina Elizabeth Russell. Husband of Annie Beatrice Russell of 1, Stanbrook Road, Northfleet, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. Panel 24.

TREADWELL

Arthur

Private G/23103, 21st (Service) Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, (Islington). Died 9 April 1918. Aged 38. Born and resided Northfleet, Kent. Enlisted Gravesend, Kent. Son of Alfred Thomas and Caroline Ann Treadwell. Husband of Sarah Ann Treadwell of 4, Carter's Road, Perry Street, Gravesend, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Berks Cemetery Extension, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 8.

THOMAS

Albert Sidney

Private 31051, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 8 May 1917. Aged 33. Born Milton Regis, Kent, enlisted Gravesend, Kent, resident Northfleet, Kent. Husband of Ada Beatrice Ellen Cork (formerly Thomas) of 80, All Saints Road, Perry Street, Northfleet, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

VICKERY

Reginald George

Private G/4872, 2nd Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 25 September 1915. Aged 16. Born Snodland, Kent. Enlisted Gravesend, Kent. Resided Northfleet, Kent. Son of William C. Vickery and Caroline Vickery of 24, Peer Road, Rosherville, Northfleet, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 15.

WALLIS

Stephen

Private G/12872, 9th (Service) Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 6 December 1916. Aged 38. Son of Henry and Susan Wallis of Northfleet, Kent. Husband of Mary A. S. Wallis of 40, Toronto Road, Tilbury Dock, Essex. Buried in Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row K. Grave 37.

YATES

Thomas

Private G/1939, "D" Company, 7th (Service) Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 8 July 1917. Born Northfleet, Kent, enlisted Gravesend, Kent. Buried in Dickebusch New Military Cemetery Extension, Dikkebus, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row C. Grave 19.

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