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HILDENBOROUGH WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2009
additional information Terence Barton

The Hildenborough war memorial stands at the die of the Tonbridge Road in Hildenborough. It takes the form of a two-stepped base surmounted by a plinth, shaft and cross. The names for World War 2 are inscribed on the sides of the top step and the whole is surrounded by a flower bed. In the centre of the arms of the cross is a relief sculpture of Christ on the cross flanked by two angels. There are 37 names for World War 1 and 16 for World War 2. It was originally unveiled on 5th October 1920; the designer was Mr H Burke-Downing.

Photograph Copyright © Tony Grant 2009

VIAM
LIFT
UP YOUR HEARTS
REMEMBER THE COMRADES
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-19
GRANT THEM O LORD ETERNAL REST
LET LIGHT PERPETUAL SHINE ON THEM

AUSTEN

Alfred William S
Private G/4216, 2nd Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action in France at the Battle of Loos 25th September 1915. Aged 21. Born Marden, Kent, enlisted Deptford, resident Rotherhithe. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 13 to 15.

BAMBLETT

William Henry
Corporal 9771, 4th Battalion, King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 7th August 1916. Aged 32. Born and resident Tonbridge, enlisted Maidstone. Son of Emily Bamblett, of 25, Powder Mills, Tonbridge, and the late George Bamblett Native of Leigh, Kent. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot V. Row O. Grave 6. See also Leigh War Memorial

BARDEN

Bertie
Private 62045, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 23rd October 1918 at Harlebeke. Aged 26. Son of Edwin and Harriet Barden, of 149, High St., Sevenoaks, Kent. Buried in HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 12.

BARDEN

Mortimer
Private G/13047, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action at the Battle of the Somme 7th October 1916. Aged 20. Born Hildenborough, enlisted Tonbridge. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C.

BATCHELOR

Horace
Boy 1st Class J/28285, H.M.S. “Formidable”, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship when it was sunk by a U-boat in the English Channel 1st January 1915. Aged 17. Born in Leigh (listed as Tonbridge) 31st January 1898. Born in Leigh, Kent on the 31st January 1898. Baptised on the 1st May 1898. Prior to enlistment he was an errand boy. Son of Alfred and Esther Batchelor, of 20, New Houses, Powder Mills, Tonbridge, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 10. See also Leigh War Memorial

BATCHELOR

Sidney
Private 35950, Number 2 Section, 41st Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 20th July 1918. Aged 21. Born Tunbridge Wells, enlisted Harlesden. Born in Leigh on the 17 November 1896. Baptised on 7th February 1897 at St Mary’s Leigh. He took the bible awarded him by Hildenborough Sunday School in 1906 with him to war. Son of Annie Laura Batchelor, of 22, Powder Mills, Tonbridge, and the late Benjamin George Batchelor. Formerly 24825, Royal Fusiliers. Buried in LA CLYTTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 13. Also commemorated on the Leigh War Memorial.

BOYS

John
Private TF/241322, 1/5th [SDGW] or 13th [CWGC] Battalion. Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action at the Battle of the Somme 24th March 1918. Aged 36. Born Godmersham, Kent, enlisted Tonbridge. Husband of Maud F. Boys, of 2, Park Terrace, Hildenborough, Kent. Buried in HEATH CEMETERY, HARBONNIERES, Somme, France. Plot V. Row H. Grave 5.

BROWN

Frederick
Private G/12881, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May 1917 near Arras France. Aged 37. Enlisted Tonbridge. Son of Mr. R. Brown, of 4, Priory St., Tonbridge, Kent; husband of Mabel Mary Brown, of 3, Rock Corner, Chiddingstone, Hoath, Edenbridge, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

BUSS

Harold [Edward]
Driver 168882, 9th Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 28th March 1917 near Arras bringing the ammunition up for the guns. Aged 22. Enlisted and resident Tonbridge. Son of Thomas and Isabella Buss, of 1, Hereford Villas, Hilden Park Rd., Tonbridge, Kent. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row L Grave 3.

CARD

Thomas William
Private T/242847, 1st/5th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 15th February 1917. Enlisted Tonbridge, resident Hildenborough. Formerly 2093, 4th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XXI. Row M. Grave 10.

CHALLEN

William Augustus

Lance Corpral 3902, 12th Battalion, Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Force. Killed in action by enemy shell fire between 19th and 22nd August 1916, instaneous death, Mouquet Farm, near Pozieres. Aged 25. Born 11 August 1891 in Hildenborough, enlisted 12 August 1915 in Hobart, Tasmania. Son of George and Blanch Margaretta (nee Blaxall) Challen, of Fern Bank, Hildenborough, Kent. Footman to the late Governor Sir William Ellison Macartney. Emigrated to Hobart 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL, Somme, France. See Australian Roll of Honour Circular

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1919 Volume 2 Page 64:

CHALLEN, WILLIAM AUGUSTUS, L.-Corpl., No, 3902, Australian Imperial Force, eldest a. of George Challen, of Fern Bank, Hildenborough, co. Kent, by his wife, Blanch Margretta, dau, of the late A. S. Blaxall, of London ; b. Hildenborough, 11 Aug. 1891 ; educ. there ; after being employed in his native village and in London, he went to Tasmania in the service of the Governor 4 April, 1914 ; volunteered and enlisted at Hobart, Tasmania, 12 Aug. 1915, in the Australian Forces, and trained in the camp at Melbourne ; was shortly afterwards promoted L.-Corpl., and left for Egypt Dec. 1915 ; from there he went to France in March, 1910 ; killed in action at the Monquet Farm. Porières, 22 Aug. 1916. Buried there. Capt. Newland, commanding his company, wrote to his mother: “The company of which he was a member attacked successfully, and captured a line of enemy trench, and it was during the time that he was holding the position that he was killed outright by the enemy's Ore. The position that we occupied gave us very little shelter, and before we had time to put it into order we were subjected to considerable shelling... It is only with the assistance that can be rendered by those with the soldierly spirit, as displayed by Corpl. Chalice, can we hope for the successes we have met with being continued." A comrade wrote that on 22 Aug. they were ordered to charge the enemy trenches, and Challen reached them in safety, but whilst holding the same was shot in the head by a sniper ; unm.

CORKE (Junior)

William
Able Seaman J/35409, HMS “Defence”, Royal Navy. Died when his shipblew up at the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916. Aged 19. Born 21 February 1897 in Tonbridge, Kent. Son of C. Corke and the late William Corke (below), of 117 Shipbourne Road, Tonbridge, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 11.

CORKE (Senior)

William
Private G/13159, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex regiment. Died in shelling 20th November 1917. Aged 40. Born and enlisted Tonbridge. Husband of Caroline Corke, of 117, Shipbourne Rd., Tonbridge; father of William (above). No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 7.

FULLER

Harry
Private L/9582, "A" Company, 2nd Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 28th May 1916. Aged 25. Born Hildenborough, enlisted Tonbridge. Son of Henry and Esther Fuller, of Hildenborough, Kent. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 14.

GAINSFORD

Arthur [Victor]
Sapper 343481, 47th Railway Operating Division, Royal Engineers. Died 18th July 1918 in Flanders. Aged 33 (CWGC 31). Born Tonbridge, enlisted Tunbridge Wells. Birth registered in the July to September Quarter 1887 in the Tonbridge Registration District. Husband of Laura Gainsford, of 75, Auckland Rd., Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Formerly L/7412, Royal West Kent Regiment. Buried in LIGNY-ST. FLOCHEL BRITISH CEMETERY, AVERDOINGT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 8.

GROOMBRIDGE

George
Private 7290, 90th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 10th July 1916. Aged 19. Born Southborough, Kent, enlisted Eastbourne, resident Tonbridge, Kent. Son of George and Florence Groombridge, of Meopham Park Cottage, Hildenborough, Kent. Formerly G/8012. Royal Sussex Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C.

HAINES

Arthur Ernest
Driver T4/108192, 18th Reserve Park, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in United Kingdom 11th July 1918. Aged 45. Enlisted Tonbridge, resident Hildenborough. Husband of Mary Ann Haines, of 9, Avoca Cottage, Hildenborough. Buried north-east part of the church in ST. JOHN CHURCHYARD, HILDENBOROUGH, Kent. Section O. Grave 913.

HOUGHAM, MC

Bertram William
Captain, 3rd Battalion, Queens Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) attached 5th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Walesl's Own (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 6th August 1918. Aged 22. Awarded the Military Cross (MC) posthumously. Buried in PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row M. Grave 11.

HUMPHREY

Frederick R
Private 51034 [SDGW] or 21034 [CWGC], 16th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 2nd August 1917. Born Hildenborough, enlisted Tonbridge, resident Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Formerly G/19315, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 53 and 55.

HUMPHREY

Gilbert Stanley
Private G/15793, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Born Tambridge Priory, Surrey, enlisted Tonbridge, resident Hildenborough. Son of Mr. G. Humphrey, of The Lodge, Kingsmead, Matfield, Paddock Wood, Kent. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row O. Grave 19.

JENNER

Horace John
Private 49238, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th April 1918. Born and resident Hildenborough, enlisted Maidstone. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 28 and 29.

KEEN

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LUCAS

Arthur
Stoker 1st Class SS/117036, HMS “Strongbow”, Royal Navy. Died when his ship, a Destroyer, was sunk by enemy action while protecting a convoy 17th October 1917. Aged 21. Born 12 July 1896 in Tonbridge, Kent. Son of George and Martha Lucas, of Hilden Cottage, London Rd., Tonbridge, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, kent. Panel 24.

MACKNEY

Oswald Moseley
Serjeant 207375, 10th Battalion formerly Hampshire Yeomanry (Carabiniers), Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 28th May 1918 in France. Aged 31. Born Redhill, Surrey, enlisted Winchester, resident Gosport, Hampshire. Son of John and Fanny E. MacKney, of The Limes, Hildenborough, Kent Buried in CHAMBRECY BRITISH CEMETERY, Marne, France. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 9.

MARTIN

A
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MARTIN

Frederick
Acting Bombardier 115749 [CWGC] or 113749 [SDGW], 2nd/1st (North Midland) Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 22nd July 1917. Aged 35. Born Hildenborough, enlisted London, resident Renolda, North carolina, U.S.A. Son of Joseph Martin, of Hildenborough, Kent; husband of Hester Martin, of Vine Cottage, St. Catherine's Rd., Long Melford, Suffolk. Buried in PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row A. Grave 19.

MARTIN

Joseph
Sergeant 22253, 130th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 1st November 1917. Born and resident Hildenborough, enlisted Woolwich. Buried in KLEIN-VIERSTRAAT BRITISH CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row G. Grave 12.

MEADE

Cyril
Second Lieutenant, 2nd/5th Battalion, Gloucesteshirer Regiment. Killed in action on 5th April 1917. Aged 20. Son of Charles F. Meade, of 10, Bettring Rd., Tunbridge Wells. Native of Hildenborough, Tonbridge, Kent. Buried in VERMAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Civilian Section Grave 1.

PAINTON JONES

[Thomas] Edward
Captain, 1/6th (City of London) Battalion (Rifles) London Regiment. Killed 15th September 1916 at High Wood during the Battles of the Somme. Aged 39. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAl, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D.

PARKER

William [George]
Private 60759, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 30th August 1917. Born Hartfield, Sussex, enlisted Tonbridge, resident Hildenborough. Formerly 15604, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Buried in MONCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, MONCHY-LE-PREUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row L. Grave 4.

PORTER

James Herbert
Driver 97339, 29th Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Died at sea 23rd October 1915. Enlisted Bromley, resident Hildenborough. Commemorated on MIKRA MEMORIAL, Greece.

ROBINSON

Charles
Private D/2754, 7th Dragoon Guards (Princess Royal). Died of wounds 12th August 1918, aged about 32. Born and resident Tonbridge, enlisted Canterbury. The 1901 census states he was born in Rye, Sussex, were he is shown as being 14 years of age and working as an apprentice cabinet maker. The census records a family with five sons and a daughter, the youngest being five. FreeBMD.org records the birth of a Charles Robinson as being registered at Rye between July and September of 1886, this corresponds to his age when he was killed. The 1918 Absent Voters Register records both his army details and his home address of 12 Powdermills, Leigh. Son of George (died 1907) and Harriet Robinson. Buried in Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery. Also commemorated on the Leigh War Memorial.

SKINNER

James
Private G/18841, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 24th March 1918. Born Hildenborough, enlisted Tonbridge. Buried in ROSIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave 28.

SMYTHE

Frederick Charles
Private 229754, 1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action 19th August 1918. Aged 30. Born privett, enlisted and resident Brighton. Husband of Mrs. Smythe, of Thrift Cottage, Hildenborough, Kent. Formerly 40 Cyclist Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried in OUTTERSTEENE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, BAILLEUL, Nord, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 35.

STEWART

Bertrand
Captain, Queen’s Own West Kent Yeomanry working as an Intelligence officer with the Cavalry Brigade. Killed in action 112/3th September 1914 near Braisne, France. Aged 42. Son of Charles and Eva Stewart, of Achara, Argyllshire; husband of Daphne Priaulx Stewart, of Queen's Gate Gardens, London. Buried in BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 3.

STREATER

Arthur Augustus
Pioneer 359342, No. 5 Foreway Company, Royal Engineers. Died 23rd May 1918. Aged 43. Born Brighton, Sussex, enlisted Sevenoaks, resident Hildenborough. Husband of Elizabeth Streater, of Laburnam Cottage, Hildenborough, Kent. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IX. Row A. Grave 78.

YOUNG

Albert
Private G/18032, Cheshire Regiment trasnferred to 389054, 818th Divisional Employment Company, Labour Corps. Died of Malaria on 20th November 1918 at Exochi, Greece. Buried in KIRECHKOI-HORTAKOI MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Grave 478.

YOUNG

David
Private 200958, 2/4th Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action in Egypt 19th April 1917. Aged 32. Born and enlisted Tonbridge, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panel 41.

1939 1945

ABEL

Richard John Frederick
Captain 140800, 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 19th June 1944. Aged 33. Son of John Harold and Winifred Annie Abel, of Crofton, Kent. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XIV. Row F. Grave 2.

CHAPMAN

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ELMORE

John Denis
Lieutenant 311273, The Nottinghamshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 19th April 1945. Aged 21. Son of John and Norah Elmore, of Hildenborough, Kent. Buried in BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY, Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 3. Row G. Grave 12.

FIELD

Leon John George
Sergeant 611676, 9 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 31st August 1943. Son of Leon Thomas Stephen Field and Emily Field, of Hildenborough, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 149.

MASCALL

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PARIS

Ivor Ray Stanley
Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 1388902, 27 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 26th july 1944. Aged 20. Son of William Joseph and Rosa Leah Cecilia Paris, of Hildenborough, Kent. Buried in LE PETIT LAC CEMETERY, Algeria. Plot E. Row C. Grave 26.

REES, DSC

William Harold Carey
Lieutenant, H.M.S. Coventry, Royal Navy. Died 14th September 1942. Aged 30. Son of A. E. Carey Rees and Ellen Rees; husband of Rosemary Kate Arnold Rees. Awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (D.S.C.). No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 62, Column 1.

RUDD

Norman Reginald
Trooper 7941500, 50th Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 18th December 1943. Aged 22. Son of Reginald Harry and Maisie Violet Rudd, of Tonbridge, Kent. Buried in SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XIV. Row E. Grave 27.

SCOTT

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SCOTT

Norman Stanley
Flight Sergeant (Air Bomber) 1399603, 462 (R.A.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Diedf 7th January 1945. Aged 21. Son of William Geoffrey and Vesta Albine Scott, of Hildenborough, Kent. Buried in HOTTON WAR CEMETERY, Hotton, Luxembourg, Belgium. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 6.

SPENDER

Ernest herbert
Leading Stoker P/KX 106174, H.M. Submarine Stonehenge, Royal Navy. Died 20th March 1944. Aged 30. Son of Ernest and Winifred M. Spender, of Tonbridge, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 85, Column 3.

TERRY

Peter
Sergeant (Pilot) 1803366, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 24th August 1944. Aged 21. Son of Alfred and Dorothy Terry, of Tonbridge, Kent. Buried in BARI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XV. Row A. Grave 2.

VEITCH

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WHETTON

Cyril Frederick
lance Corporal T/202449, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 9th march 1943. Aged 32. Son of Charles Thomas Whetton and Lillian Whetton; husband of Patricia Whetton, of New Southgate, Middlesex. Buried in TRIPOLI WAR CEMETERY, Lybia. Plot 6. Row D. Grave 17.

WILLIAMS

Horace Edward Walter
Private 5389637, 6th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 6th May 1944. Aged 31. Son of Fred and Amelia Williams, of Tonbridge, Kent; husband of Winifred May Williams, of Hildenborough, Kent. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot 4. Row G. Grave 23.

WINSER

Trevor Ernest
Corporal S/154859, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 7th December 1942. Aged 26. Son of Ernest and Louise Winser; husband of Joyce Winser, of Tonbridge, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 16. Column 1.

Buried in the churchyard but not on the memorial

CUNLIFFE

Gordon
Captain, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died 23rd February 1920. Buried north of the church in ST. JOHN CHURCHYARD, HILDENBOROUGH, Kent. Section O. Grave 785.

FURNEAUX

Frank William
Aircraftman 2nd Class 933787, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 14th March 1941. Buried in ST. JOHN CHURCHYARD, HILDENBOROUGH, Kent. Section N Grave 251.

MATTHEWS

Cecil Walter
Leading Stoker C/KX 89456, H.M.S. Ulster, Royal Navy. Died 22nd January 1946. Aged 27. Son of Lilian Matthews: husband of Joan E. Matthews, of Hildenborough. Buried in ST. JOHN CHURCHYARD, HILDENBOROUGH, Kent. Section N Grave 345.

ROWE

Donald James
Flight Lieutenant (Pilot Instructor) 49203, Royal Air Force. Died 13th November 1945. Aged 23. Son of Arthur James Rowe and Margaret Ruth Rowe; husband of Pauline Rhoda Rowe, of Hildenborough. Buried in ST. JOHN CHURCHYARD, HILDENBOROUGH, Kent. Section N Grave 353.
Mentioned on gravestone but not buries in churchyard
WHITE
William Allison
On the gravestone of Violet Victoria WHITE (nee PRICE] who died 20th April 1956, aged 35, is her husband who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.)

William Allison WHITE, V.C. T.D. Captain Machine Gun Corps and Royal Artillery. Died 13th September 1974 in Wellington, Shropshire Cremated Emstrey Crematorium, Shrewsbury. Born 19 October 1894, Mitcham, Surrey.

Extract from Symbol of Courage - The Men behind The Medal by Max Arthur:

WHITE, William Allison T/Second Lieutenant, 38th Bn., Machine-Gun Corps
20 September 1918 – When an advance was delayed by an enemy machine-gun at Gouzeaucourt, France, he rushed the gun position single-handed, shot the three gunners and captured the gun. Later, accompanied by two men both of whom were immediately shot down, he attacked another machine-gun, where he killed the team of five and captured the gun. He subsequently collected a small party and rushed a third position, inflicting heavy losses on the enemy.

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