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HORTON KIRBY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2018

The memorial takes the form of a rectangular board with a Second World War addition below. The Second World War board has a border of decorative gates. The whole is to be found within St Mary's Church, Horton Road, Horton Kirby, Sevenoaks, Kent. There are 30 names listed for World War 1 and 20 for World War 2. The name for the World War 1 are in rank order on the memorial but have been sorted into alphabetical order here for ease of reading and research. The memorial covers Horton Kirby and parts of South Darenth.

Photograph Copyright © Graham Jansen 2018

THE GREAT WAR
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE
MEN OF HORTON KIRBY WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY

ATKINS

Frederick James

Sergeant L/17529, "B" Battery, 148th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died on service 10 November 1916. Aged 26. Born Dartford, enlisted Liverpool. Son of George and Mary Ann Atkins, of Kemp Cottages, School Hill, Horton Kirby, Dartford, Kent. Police Constable of Bootle, Lancs. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section O. Plot I. Row N. Grave 5.

BEAN

Percy [Allen]

Rifleman R/17289, 17th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corp. Killed in action 2 July 1916. Aged 21. Born and resident Horton Kirby, Kent, enlisted Bromley, Kent. Son of John and Lizzie Bean, of 6, Bexley Cottages, Horton Kirby, Kent. Buried in LE TOURET MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row H. Grave 23.

BROWN

Edward Cecil

Lieutenant, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) and R.A.F. Killed in action 18 October 1918. Born 10 October 1894. Resident South Darenth, Dartford, Kent. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Horton Kirby, son of William and Margaret A Brown, resident White House, Horton Street, Horton Kirby, Dartford, Kent. Buried in BUSIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot IV, Row B. Grave 22.

BROWN

James Ferguson

Second Lieutenant, 14th Battalion attached to 1st/6th (Reserve) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 24 April 1917. Baptised 11 April 1889 in Maidstone, Kent, son of William and Margaret Ann Brown. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 5 B.

CARCARY

Arthur

Private 16840, 6th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Died on service 6 July 1915. Aged 18. Born Dartford, Kent, enlisted Taunton. Son of David Carcary, of Frank's Farm, Horton Kirby, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

COUCHMAN

Robert

Bombardier 59047 [CWGC] or 59947 [SDGW], 58th Battary, 35th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery attached to "X" 7th Trench Mortar Battery. Killed in action 9 July 1916. Born Dartford, Kent, enlisted Gravesend, Kent. Buried at CITADEL NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, FRICOURT, Somme, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 13.

COUCHMAN

Thomas [Edward]

Private TF/1882, 1st/5th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died in India 13 June 1915. Born Horton Kirby, Dartford, Kent, enlisted Bromley, Kent. Buried in JHANSI CANTONMENT CEMETERY, India. Plot H. Grave 106.

CROWHURST

Cyril Munn

Rifleman 57506, 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 4 November 1918. Aged 22. Born and resident Horton Kirby, enlisted Dartford, Kent. Son of Edwin and Sarah A. Crowhurst, of Reynold's Place Farm, Horton Kirby, Dartford, Kent. Buried in CROSS ROADS CEMETERY, FONTAINE-AU-BOIS, Nord, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 17.

DAY

Sydney

Private S/8074, 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. Killed in action 25 May 1915. Born Hartley, Gravesend, enlisted Gravesend, Kent. Buried in PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row A. Grave 7.

DEMPSEY

Daniel

Private TF/5019, 1st/8th (T.F.) Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24 August 1918. Born Penge, Kent, resident and enlisted South Darenth, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 8-9.

EDNEY

Albert

Rifleman C/9707, 20th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 4 May 1917. Aged 27. Born and enlisted Dartford, Kent. Son of Mrs. Mary Edney, of Homefield Farm, Sutton-at-Hone, Kent. Buried in TILLOY BRITISH CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 1.

ELLIOTT, MM

Charles Alfred

Private G/4974, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 13 December 1917. Born South Darenth, Kent, enlisted Bromley, Kent. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in ARTILLERY WOOD CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X. Row C. Grave 4.

HOWARD

Edgar

Private 14049, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 12 October 1917. Aged 24. Born Southdown, Kent, resident Dartford, Kent, enlisted Bromley. Son of Robert John and Sarah Howard, of Ebenezer Villas, South Darenth, Dartford. Buried in CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIV. Row D. Grave 16.

JENKINS

Sydney Harold

Lance Corporal 6923, 1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action 7 October 1916. Born and resident Horton Kirby, enlisted Dartford, Kent. Formerly 2875, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D and 16 B.

JOHNSON

H A

Corporal, Royal West Kent Regiment

KITCHENER

Walter James

Private G/8792, 10th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 15 June 1916. Aged 19. Born Sutton-on-Hone, Kent, resident South Darenth, Kent, enlisted Woolwich, Kent. Son of Walter James and Annie Kitchener, of 12, New Rd., South Darenth, Kent. Buried in GUNNERS FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Row R. Grave 2.

LUDLOW, MC

Ernest

Captain, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed (with his wife and two of his sons and a niece), during an air raid on the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, on 16th February 1918. He was ‘Captain of the Invalids’ at the Royal Hospital, and he and his family are buried in BROOKWOOD CEMETERY, Surrey.

MALLETT

William Warwick

Lance Corporal 27462, 6th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 18 March 1917. Born Hatherop, Gloucestershire, enlisted Dartford, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

MARSHALL

Horace Samuel

Rifleman 2190, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 30 October 1914. Born Guestwick, Dereham, Norfolk, resident Dartford, Kent, enlisted Woolwich, Kent. Son of Mr. Peter Mrs. Ellen Marshall, of 1, Derant Vale Terrace, South Darenth, Dartford, Kent. Farm Labourer before enlisting. Regular soldier. Attested 10 July 1907 aged 18. Height 5 feet 3¾ inches, weight 118 lbs, chest 32½ inchesBuried in LE TOUQUET RAILWAY CROSSING CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Row B. Grave 8.

NEWNHAM

Thomas William

Rifleman S/20900, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 19 October 1916. Born Rochester, Kent, resident South Darenth, Kent, enlisted Dartford, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C.

OPENSHAW

Louis John

Private 82278, 6th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 25 June 1917. Aged 35. Born Dartford, Kent, resident Northfleet, enlisted Gravesend. Son of John and Frances Maria Openshaw, of Swanscombe, Kent; husband of Mary Jane Openshaw, of 2, Goodwins Cottages, Horton Kirby, Dartford. Buried in GORRE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 6.

PACKHAM

George Frederick

Rifleman S/28380, 9th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 3 May 1917. Aged 37. Born Crowborough, Sussex, resident South Darenth, Kent, enlisted Dartford, Kent. Son of Mrs. Sarah Jane Packham, of The Lodge, Holmwood, Langton Green, Tunbridge Wells; husband of L. A. I. Packham, of 5, New Rd., South Darenth, Dartford, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9.

PALMER

Frederick Charles

Corporal 200980, "H" Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 15 November 1919. Aged 25. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Palmer, of Horton Kirby, Dartford, Kent. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot X. Row F. Grave 22.

PALMER

John Albert

Lance Bombardier 198524, "C" Battery, 94th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 27 May 1918. Aged 29. Resident Plumstead, Kent, enlisted Woolwich, Kent. Son of Alfred and Emily Palmer, of Mussenden Cottage, Horton Kirby, Kent; husband of Winifred Robbens (formerly Palmer), of 150, Plumstead Common Rd., Plumstead, London. Formerly SE/17285, Royal Army Veterinary Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.

TAYLOR

Benjamin

Private G/4956, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 15 March 1916. Aged 23. Born and resident Horton Kirby, Kent, enlisted Bromley, Kent. Son of the late F. G. and Rosetta Taylor, of Sharp's Cottages, Horton Kirby, Dartford, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 95 to 97.

THOMPSON

William Henry

Private TF/2002, 1st/5th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died in India 21 September 1915. Aged 23. Born Woolwich, Kent, resident South Darenth, Kent, enlisted Bromley, Kent. Son of Zachariah and Emma Thompson, of 5, Prospect Place, South Darenth, Dartford, Kent. Buried at JHANSI CANTONMENT CEMETERY, India, Plot H. Grave 108.

WALKLING

Edward Leonard

Private 43615, 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 August 1918. Born and resident South Darenth, Kent, enlisted Dartford, Kent. Formerly 51316, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 15.

WHEATLEY

John Frederick William

Private 7029, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Kuilled in action 22 September 1914. Born Caister, Lincolnshire, resident Waddesdon, Bucks, enlisted London. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

WILSON

James Albert [Victor]

Rifleman S/26881, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died of wounds 16 October 1917. Aged 20. Born Canterbury, Kent, resident South Darenth, Kent, enlisted Dartford, Kent. Son of Thomas and Margaret Wilson, of South Darenth, nr. Dartford, Kent. Formerly 13/18273, Training Reserve. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 7B.

WILSON

Tom Kenneth [Stephen]

Private 202549, 1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action 26 April 1916. Aged 23. Born Canterbury, resident Darenth, enlisted Dartford. Son of Thomas and Margaret Wilson, of 28, New Rd., South Darenth, nr. Dartford, Kent. Buried in WANQUETIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 22.

1914-19

ALSO IN PROUD MEMORY OF THOSE HWO GAVE
THEIR LIVES IN THE WROLD WAR 1939-45

BERRY

Walter Henry Arthur (The Rev.)

Chaplain 4th Class 291270, Royal Army Chaplains' Department. Died 27 July 1944. Aged 40. Son of Walter Joseph Berry and of Mary Selena Eleanor Berry (nee Smith); husband of Kathleen Berry, of Keston, Kent. M.A. (Cantab.). Mentioned in Despatches. Buried in RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 15.

BURBERRY

William Ernest

Driver 1884620, 17 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died during the evacuation at Dunkirk 1 June 1940. Aged 25. Son of Herbert Ryder Burberry and Ellen Mary Burberry, of Horton Kirby, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 28.

CLEMENT

H W

Private, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment.

COX

John Geoffrey Hayler

Sergeant 1813120, 25 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 4 May 1945. Aged 19. Son of Edgar William George and Margaret May Emma Cox, of South Darentth, Kent. Buried in BELGRADE WAR CEMETERY, Serbia. Plot 5. Row A. Grave 2.

DOWNTON

Walter Charles

Gunner 1548837, 91 Battery, 44 Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 9 May 1945. Aged 29. Son of Christopher John and Annie Jane Downton; husband of Amy Louisa Downton, of Horton Kirby, Kent. Buried in MAYNAMATI WAR CEMETERY, Bangladesh . Plot 3. Row G. Grave 10.

ENGLAND

Robert [Henry]

Sergeant 6341366, 1st/6th Battalion, The Queens Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Died 27 October 1944. Aged 32. Buried in UDEN WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot 1. Row F. Grave 5.

GARDNER

Donald Lawrence

Second Lieutenant 67266, 2 Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died during the evacuation of Dunkirk between 22 and 23 May 1940. Aged 24. No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 7.

GATLAND

Ronald Henry

Corporal 5572421, 4th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Died 11 July 1944. Aged 26. Son of Henry John and Cissie Eva Gatland; husband of Betty Thompson Gatland, of Dartford, Kent. Buried in BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 30.

GILES

Arthur

Private 14517142, Welch Regiment. Died 11 May 1943. Buried in HORTON KIRBY (ST. MARY) NEW CHURCHYARD, Kent. Grave 40.

HOGAN

John [Arthur]

Private T/232940, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 3 June 1944. Aged 34. Son of Anne Hogan and Stepson of Reubin Lowe; husband of Phyllis Comfort Hogan, of Ramsgate, Kent. Buried in JEDDA CHRISTIAN CEMETERY, Saudi Arabia.

KEMP

Edgar eginald Harrison

Master (Captain), S.S. Rotorua (Plymouth), Merchant Navy. Died 11 December 1940. Aged 49. Son of Percy and Emily Rachel Kemp, of Dartford, Kent. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 88.

MITCHELL

Ronald aka Ron

Private 5344665, 1st Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died 23 April 1944. Aged 29. Son of Richard and Emily Edith Mitchell; husband of Florence Maud Mitchell, of Swanley Junction, Kent. Buried in KOHIMA WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 7. Row H. Grave 8.

RASHLEIGH, DFC

Francis Evelyn George

Flight Lieutenant 41064, Royal Air Force. Died 30 September 1943. Aged 23. Son of the Revd. William Rashleigh, M.A., and of Katherine M. T. Rashleigh, of Woburn Sands, Buckinghamshire; husband of Ann Rashleigh. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.). No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 267.

ROBERTS

Clement [William] Herbert

Private 6344468, 5th Battalion, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Died 25 May 1940. Aged 19. Buried in LE GRAND HASARD MILITARY CEMETERY, MORBECQUE, Nord, France. Plot 5. Row D. Grave 13.

ROBINSON

Charles Horace Frederick

Private 6285703, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died 9 february 1945. Aged 29. Son of Thomas George Richard Robinson and of Bessie Robinson (nee Banks), of South Darenth. Buried in HORTON KIRBY (ST. MARY) NEW CHURCHYARD, Kent. Grave 65.

STONEHAM

Mark Alfred

Private 6289144, 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died 1 February 1945. Aged 25. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter John Stoneham, of South Darenth, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar. Face 4.

THEOBALD

Ernest George

Private 6344872, 4th Battalion, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Died 7 November 1942. Aged 21. Son of Gertrude Lily Theobald, of South Darenth Kent. Buried in KIRKEE WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 2. Row E. Grave 12.

THOMPSON

[Ernest] George

Lance Corporal 6355663, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 11 June 1944. Aged 20. Son of Ernest Herbert and Ethel Naomi Thompson, of Darenth, Dartford, Kent. Buried in HOTTOT-LES-BAGUES WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot VII. Row J. Grave 8.

TURKENTINE

Fredeerick John

Flight Sergeant 1601690, 106 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 18 December 1944. Aged 22. Son of Robert Charles and Kathleen Turkentine, of South Darenth, Kent. Buried in MALBORK COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY, Poland . Plot 3. Row A. Grave 9.

WILDISH

George Thomas

Fusilier (Lance Corporal) 5344733, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died 7 September 1944. Aged 28. Husband of Gladys Victoria May Wildish, of Catchgate, Annfield Plain, Co. Durham. Buried in GRADARA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot I. Row E. Grave 70.

1939-1945

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