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HARTLIP WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © David Hughes and Neil Clark 2005

The memorial takes the form of a stone cross within the village. The memorial cross stands in front of a wall of remebrance.

Photographs Copyright © David Hughes and Neil Clark 2005

The Great War
1914-1919

APPS

Edward Thomas

Private G/8166, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 3rd May 1917. Born Bredhurst. Enlisted Sittingbourne. Resided Hartlip.

APPS

William Ernest

Rifleman 47275, 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Formerly (233896) Army Service Corps (A.S.C). Died 21st March 1918. Born Hartlip. Enlisted Sittingbourne.

ATTWOOD

Mark Albert

Private, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Formerly (9219) 9th Royal Lancers. Died 1st July 1916 (first day of the Battle of The Somme) aged 15 years. Born Hartlip. Enlisted Chatham. Resided Hartlip. Note – Mark’s unit on the memorial gives 9th Royal Lancers. He must have been one of the youngest to die on the first day of the battle.

COOPER

Robert Neville

Private L/8079, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 25th September 1915. Born Grain, Kent. Enlisted Canterbury.

HALES

Sidney Arthur

Private G/35640, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 30th October 1918. Born Chatham, enlisted Sittingbourne, resident Hartlip. Buried in Landrecies British Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 68.

HOLLANDS

Frederick Thomas

Corporal 12766, 10th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Formerly 9th Battalion, Died 23rd March 1918. Born Hartlip. Enlisted Wooton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire. The memorial lists his unit as the 9th battalion. Soldiers Died gives 10th battalion.

LOCKE

Harold

Captain, 18th Royal Irish Regiment. Drowned 10th October 1918. Age 45. There was no 18th battalion. It seems likely that Harold may in fact have served in the 1st battalion which was in Egypt when Harold drowned.

RAYFIELD

[Frederick] William

Private 3205564, 31st Battalion, (Alberta Regiment) Canadian Infantry. Born Hartlip 25th March 1889. Enlisted Calgary, Alberta, (Canada). 20th October 1917 (Called Up 9th June 1918). Died 11th October 1918.

SKINNER

Charles William

Private 148466, (Aka Gerald William SKINNER) 78th Battalion, (Manitoba Regiment) Canadian Infantry. Born Sittingbourne 4th January 1889. Enlisted and resided Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Died 9th April 1917.

WHITEHEAD

Charles Albert

Stoker (2nd Class) K/55105, “H.M.S. Pembroke”. Died 2nd December 1918. Age 18. Buried nearby in the Hartlip (St Michael) Churchyard.

The Second World War
1939 – 1945

HOPE

Charles Webley

RM Lieutenant Commander H.M.S “Bonaventure”. Royal Navy (R.N). Died 31st March 1941 aged 39 years.

HARRIS

Albert [Stephen George]

Private 14207366, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment. Died North Africa 13th April 1943. Aged 20 years.

MARSHALL

Harry

C.E.O, Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA). Died Alexandria, Egypt. Died 25th December 1942 (Christmas Day) aged 40 years. This man doesn’t appear to be recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as a war casualty. This needs to be put right.

Last updated 22 February, 2007

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