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HOTHFIELD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed David Hughes and Neil Clark 2004

The war memorial is in the form of a Memorial Plaque inside St Margaret’s Church. There are lists of men who served and those who died. A further brass plaque below the main memorial lists those from World War 2.

Photograph Copyright © David Hughes and Neil Clark 2004

The Great War 1914 – 1918

LEIGH-PEMBERTON

Percy

Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died 27th July 1916 aged 29 years.

CHAPMAN

Charles [Henry]

Corporal 40224, 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Formerly (13326) Dragoon Guards. Died 10th November 1917 aged 21 years.

DANIELS

J

Private – no further information currently available

FOX

Alfred

Private 9218, 8th Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 29th March 1916 aged 33 years.

JONES

T

Private – no further information currently available

OTTAWAY

Frederick [Henry]

Private L/10196, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died Wednesday 23rd February 1916 aged 19 years.

RIDDIFORD

John [Alfred]

Private M2/153891, 4th Motor Ambulance Convoy, Army Service Corps (ASC). Died Wednesday 12th July 1916.

1939 – 1945

CROUCHER

Archibald [Cecil Charles]

Gunner 1597533, 34th Battery, 12 (11th Battalion, London Regiment) Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery (R.A). Died 13th May 1941 aged 29 years. Buried nearby in the Hothfield (St Margaret’s) Churchyard.

MEECH

Richard

Sergeant (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner) RAFVR 910491, 40 Squadron, Royal Air Force (R.A.F). Died 15th May 1941.

REED

Felix John

Leading Stoker C/KX103891, H.M.S “BULLEN”, Royal Navy (R.N). Died 6th December 1944.

WORLD WAR 1
ROLL OF HONOUR

The following men are listed inside the church on the parish roll of honour as having served in the colours during the Great War. Most of these local men somehow managed to survive the war; additionally other men have been added whose names have been taken from the Hothfield Roll of Honour published in the Kentish Express during 1915.

BINGHAM

John

Corporal

BINGHAM

William

Able Seaman, H.M.S. Kennett

BLUNT

Jason

Private 9th Buffs (East Kent Regiment)

BRISLEY

J

Private

BROOKER

L

Private

BUDGEN

W

Private

BULL

J

Private

COLLYER

F

Private

COLLYER

W

Private

CRAMP

William

Private, Royal West Kent Regiment

CROUCHER

C

Private

DAINTY

J

Private

EDMONDS

C

Private

ELLIS

Reginald

Private, Royal Army Medical Corps

ELLISON

R H N

Reverend Red Cross Driver

GILBERT

George

Private 2nd Buffs (East Kent Regiment)

HILL

A F S

Major

HILL

G C

Major

HILL

R A S

Captain

HEATHFIELD

A

Private 1st Buffs (East Kent Regiment)

HICKMOTT

F

Lance Corporal

JUDGE

A

Private

KERR

J

Private

KERR, MC

Robert

Captain, London Regiment (Sportsman’s). Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.).

LEIGH-PEMBERTON

P W

Captain

LUCKHURST

E

Private

LUCKHURST

F

Private

LUCKHURST

F

Able Seaman

LUCKHURST

C

Private

LUCKHURST

H

Private

LUCKHURST

P

Private

LUCKHURST

Robert

Private, 9th Buffs (East Kent Regiment)

LUCKHURST

Sidney

Lance Corporal, 4th Buffs (East Kent Regiment)

LUCKHURST

Thomas

Private, 1st Buffs (East Kent Regiment)

MILLER

H

Lance Corporal

MURTON

C

Rifleman

NEAVES

H

Sergeant

NEAVES

P

Private

NEAVES

W

Private

OTTAWAY

A

Corporal

OTTAWAY

Fred

Private 3rd Buffs (East Kent Regiment)

OTTAWAY

R

Lance Corporal

OTTAWAY, MM

Charles

Private 9th Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.).

OTTAWAY

G

Private

PRETT

E

Private

PALMER

J

Private

SHORTER

H

Private

SMITH

Robert

Private, 5th Buffs (East Kent Regiment)

SPICER

A

Private, Buffs (East Kent Regiment)

TUFTON

The Rt Hon John S R

Major, 3rd Royal Sussex Regt

TUFTON

H H S T

Lieutenant, 3rd Royal Sussex Regiment

WATERS

J

Private

WILLIS

Frank

Private, 5th Buffs (East Kent Regiment)

WILLIS

G

Private 9th Buffs (East Kent Regiment)

WILTSHIRE

J

Private

WOOD

E

Private

WOOD

J

Private

WOOD

P

Private

WOOLLEY

B

Bombardier

WOOLLEY

E

Private

WOOLLEY

H

Private

WILES

A

Able Seaman

WORRELL

L

Gunner

Last updated 2 February, 2006

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