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HIGH HALDEN WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © David Hughes and Neil Clark 2006

The parish tribute is in the form of a celtic cross located in the High Halden Churchyard. It contains the names of 9 men most of whom died in 1917 (3rd Battle of Ypres and Battles of Arras and Cambrai). Some of the lead lettering is missing and the rest could benefit from being painted black. In march 2005 the memorial became Grade II listed.

Photograph Copyright © David Hughes and Neil Clark 2006

TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE
OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE
THEIR LIFE FOR KING AND COUNTRY
DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918

ADAMS

Charles Edward

Lance Corporal 52913, 2nd Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Died Monday 25th March 1918. Born High Halden. Enlisted Ashford.

CHANDLER

Henry (Harry) James

Bombardier 176448, 11th Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artillery (RFA). Died Friday 22nd March 1918 aged 28 years. Resided High Halden. Enlisted Ashford.

HAWKINS

Henry Frank

Private 33851, 7th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Formerly (157904) Royal Army Service Corps (RASC). Died 15th April 1917. Born Tenterden. Enlisted Tenterden. Buried locally in the High Halden Churchyard (St Mary), Kent.

HOOKER

George

Private G/21441, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 30th November 1917. Born Charing, Kent. Resided Tenterden, Kent. Enlisted Canterbury.

LEDGER

Ebenezer John

Sapper 112311, 32nd Reserve Battalion, Royal Engineers (RE). Died Sunday 10th February 1918 aged 22 years. Resided High Halden.

ROOTES

Clement

Private 240612, Royal Flying Corps (R.F.C). Formerly 6th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died Iraq 30th June 1916 aged 21 years. Born Tenterden. Enlisted Kingston, Surrey.

TAYLOR

Robert Barclay

Rifleman 318065, 5th Battalion, London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade). Formerly (2538) 5th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died Monday 14th October 1918. Born High Halden. Resided High Halden.

WOODGATE

James

Airman 3rd Class 80344 Leonard James WOODGATE. Royal Flying Corps (RFC). Died 1st October 1917. Born High Halden. Son of E.B and Sophia Woodgate of Lion Hill Farm, High Halden, Ashford, Kent. Buried locally in the High Halden churchyard, High Halden, Ashford, Kent.

WRIGHT, MC

Basil [Charles]

Lieutenant Basil Charles Wright (MC) aged 20. 2nd. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st. Div. Killied in action at Vermand near St.Quentin 24th September 1918. Born in Walton on Thames. Nok.High Halden. Commemorated on the Vis En Artois Memorial.

WHAT I GAVE I LOVE

1939 – 1945

BIGGS

Reginald

Sapper 1881999, 501 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 18th July 1941 aged 24 years. Adopted son of Edith Maud Rootes of High Halden. Buried Shorncliffe Military Cemetery, Folkestone, Kent. Grave reference - Section V. Grave 1105.

BRIDGER

George Coleman

Able Seaman C/J 101229, H.M.S. “Whirlwind”. Royal Navy (R.N). Died 5th July 1940 aged 35 years. Son of Harry and Alice Bridger. Husband of Doris May Bridger of High Halden, Kent. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Chatham, Kent. Panel reference 35.1.

CAMBRIDGE

William James Cecil

Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 1896872, 460 (Royal Australian Air Force) Squadron. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (R.A.F.V.R).. Died 19th July 1944 aged 30 years. Son of Mr and Mrs D.J.C Cambridge. Grandson of Susan Jackson of High Halden, Kent. Buried Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Gelderland, Netherlands. Grave reference 12.F.7.

DANCE

Reginald John

Sapper 2181556, Boring Section, Royal Engineers (R.E). Died between 27th May & 2nd June 1940 aged 33 years. Son of William John and Annie Dance. Husband of Doris Winifred Dance of Slough, Buckinghamshire. Buried Les Moeres Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave reference - Row B. Grave 51.

ETTERIDGE

Peter Colohan

Colour Sergeant 6342447, 1st Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 15th May 1944 aged 27 years. Son of William Edward and Mary Etteridge. Husband of Phyllis Marjorie Etteridge of High Halden, Kent. Buried Cassino War Cemetery, Italy. Grave reference XI.H.12.

FANNING

Peter Leonard

Captain 186900, 5th Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 4th November 1944. Son of Frederick Charles and Patricia Mary Fanning. Buried Venray War Cemetery, Limburg, Netherlands. Grave reference II.E.9.

HOGBIN

Clement John

Lieutenant Colonel 88858, 145th (M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 1st March 1945 aged 49 years. Son of Alfred Apps Hogbin and Grace Hogbin of Herne Bay, Kent. Husband of E.J. Hogbin. Buried Hornsea Cemetery, Yorkshire. Grave reference - Section A. Row AA. Grave 45.

WALL

Leslie Edwin Gordon

Captain 141033, Grenadier Guards. Died 18th June 1944 aged 43 years. Son of the Reverend Richard Wall and Ethel Mabel Wall, The Vicarage, Bobbing, Kent. Husband of Violet Maud Diana Wall of 120 Mount Street, London W.1. Captain L.E.G. Wall is buried locally in the Bobbing (St Bartholomew) Churchyard, Bobbing, Kent. Grave reference Row 8. Grave 5.

Mrs Violet Maude Diana Wall.

Leslie and Violet perished alongside 117 other members of the church congregation when a flying bomb exploded on the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, London during morning service. Violet was the daughter of Mrs Jackson of High Halden, Kent but her name was not included on the High Halden village war memorial despite serving in the W.V.S! Quite remarkable…

WARD

Denis Erskine

Major 53783, 47th (Oldham) Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 27th October 1942 aged 30 years. Son of George Louis and Muriel Ward of Guildford, Surrey. Husband of Susan Beryl Ward. Buried El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt. Grave reference XXIV.D.23.

WRIGHT

James Ebenezer Robert

Gunner 1075362, 85th Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 7th August 1943 aged 26 years. Son of James and Mary Maynard Wright of High Halden, Kent. Buried Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Grave reference 6.G.77.

Last update 23 March, 2008

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