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HYTHE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © David Hughes and Neil Clark 2006

The Hythe War Memorial has in the past suffered from vandalism. In the 1994 the bronze winged angle was stolen and had to be replaced at great cost by Hythe Town Council.

Like most town and village war memorials Hythe has a significant number of its victims of both world wars not commemorated, and whilst not meriting special mention over and above all the other Hythe citizens that lost their lives, it does seem odd that 33 year old Commander Rupert Arnold Brabner D.S.O, D.S.C, M.P, RNVR the Member of Parliament for Hythe is amongst their number. He died when the Liberator aircraft taking him to Canada was lost off the Azores on Tuesday 27th March 1945 and is commemorated on the Lee-on-Solent Memorial. Bay 6. Panel 2.

The memorial itself stands in The Grove, Prospect Road, Hythe and is in the form of a small winged victory holding a small version of a medieval cinque port vessel while standing on an orbb with mosaic relief. The supporting column is square in shape with a carving showing twelve servicemen. There is a lion's head on each side at the base that were originally fountains. The names from both World Wars are listed on a wall behind the memorial, there are 154 names for World War 1 and 40 names for World War 2. The memorial was unveiled on 16th July 1921 by Earl Beauchamp and the dedication was by local clergy and other dignitaries. The memroial cost £450 and the sculptor was Mr. Gilbert Bayes. Reports of the unveiling are to be found in "The Hythe Reporter" of 16th and 23rd July 1921. Reports of the stolen angel appeared in the "Kentish Express" 28th April and 18th August 1994.

Photograph Copyright © David Hughes and Neil Clark 2006

1914-1918

ADAM

Alan Gordon Acheson

Captain, 5th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent) Regiment). Died 21st January 1916 aged 28 years. Son of the late Dr and Mrs Adam of Quarry Down, Hythe, Kent. Husband of V. Margory M. Adam, New Victoria Club, 30A Sackville Street, Piccadilly, London. Buried Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Grave reference XVII.J.2.

Also commemorated in Holy Trinity Church, Folkestone.

ADAM

William

Private 85809, 114th Company, Labour Corps. Formerly (39084) 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Formerly (27852) Essex Regiment. Died 18th October 1917. Born Hythe. Enlisted Colchester. Buried Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le-Treport, Seine-Maritime, France Grave reference III.0.10A.

ALDERSON

Edward Clarkson

Lance Sergeant 535, 20th Hussars. Died 30th October 1914 aged 29 years. Born Sevenoaks. Enlisted Shorncliffe. Resided Hythe. Son of Jonathon and Mary Ann Alderson of 11 Egerton Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ieper, Belgium. Panel reference - 5.

ALLEN

John Glencoe

Private G/66739, 6th Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Formerly (26325) The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 23rd August 1918. Born Lambeth. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Hythe. Buried Meaulte Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave reference G.41.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

AMOS

William Hope

Second Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 14th October 1916 aged 19 years. Son of Thomas and Jane Elizabeth Amos of The Priory, Hythe, Kent. Buried A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers, Somme, France. Grave reference - I.C.24.

A former pupil of Harvey Grammar School, Folkestone where he is also commemorated.

ARNOLD

Frederick Arthur

Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, Queen’s (Own Royal West Kent Regiment). Formerly Lance Corporal (G/19130) 11th Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 13th October 1918 aged 35 years. Son of David and Mary Arnold of Hythe, Kent. Husband of E.R. Arnold of 46 Prince of Wales Road, Norwich, Norfolk. Buried Houchin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference - III.B.21.

BAILEY

Bernard Dudley

Gunner 74282, 23rd Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 20th October 1917 aged 28 years. Born Birmingham. Enlisted Hythe. Son of William and Harriet Bailey of 3 Wood Road, Hythe, Kent. Buried Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave reference - I.K.1.

BAKER

Frederick Charles

Private G/7858, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 19th April 1916 aged 17 years. Born and resided Hythe. Enlisted Canterbury. Son of Richard William and Charlotte Baker. Buried La Brique Military Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium. Grave reference - I/U.17.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

BAKER

John

Private G/8690, 8th Battalion, The Buffs, (East Kent Regiment). Died 5th September 1916 aged 26 years. Born and resided Hythe. Enlisted Canterbury. Son of William and Ruth Baker of 24 Frampton Road, Hythe, Kent. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5D.

Also commemorated on the Memorial Plaque at the United Reformed Church, East Street, Hythe.

BALL

Edward William

Private 20537, 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 15th November 1916. Born and resided Hythe. Enlisted Dover. Buried Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France. Grave reference VII.B.17.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

BARDON

Edward George

Lance Corporal 18137, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 8th September 1918 aged 21 years. Born Folkestone. Enlisted and resided Hythe. Eldest son of Edward George and Susan Barden (nee Parsons) of 5 Cobden Road, Hythe, Kent. Buried Saulcourt Churchyard Extension, Guyencourt-Saulcourt, Somme, France. Grave reference A.16.

Also commemorated on the Folkestone Civic Memorial and at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

BARNARD

William John

Lance Corporal G/4732, 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 26th September 1915 aged 34 years. Born Redhill, Surrey. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Hythe. Son of John Alfred and Barnard of 92 Stade Street, Hythe, Kent. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

BARNES

[Edward] F

Lance Corporal G/2263, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment. Died 22nd April 1916 aged 25 years. Born Battersea. Enlisted and resided Hythe Son of Charles and Emily Elizabeth Barnes of 119 Dymchurch Road, Hythe, Kent.. Buried Chipilly Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Grave reference A.19.

Commemorated on Hythe Town War Memorial as F Barnes.

BARTON

Reginald Frank

Sergeant 10381, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 23rd March 1918 aged 21 years. Born Chatham. Enlisted Hythe. Son of Thomas and Alice Mary Barton of 6 Victoria Avenue, Hythe, Kent. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel reference - Bay 5.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe and Christ Church, Folkestone.

BASS, MM

[Walter] Edward [Edgar]

Corporal 45517. Heavy Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery (R.G.A).. Died 3rd April 1917 aged 22 years. Born Hythe. Enlisted Folkestone. Resided East Dulwich, Surrey. Son of Walter Edward and Georgiana Bass of Hythe, Kent. Buried Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference - V.A.25. .

Awarded the Military Medal (MM) for bravery in the field.

BENNETT

Alfred Edward

Corporal 30131, 2nd/5th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Died 21st March 1918 aged 34 years. Born and resided Hythe. Enlisted Dover. Son of Robert and Harriet Bennett of 10 St Leonards Road, Hythe, Kent. Husband of Alice Bennett of 6 Theatre Street, Hythe, Kent. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial. Somme, France.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

BLACKMAN

Alfred James

Private G/6043, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 12th March 1916 aged 43 years. Born, enlisted and resided Hythe. Son of Alfred James and Marguretta Blackman. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Also Commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

BLACKMAN

David

Private 10532, 70th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Formerly (G/7782) The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 1st July 1916 (first day of the Battle of The Somme 1916). Born and enlisted Hythe. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

BLACKMAN

F

No further information currently available. Probably another local man who died of wounds or disease after discharge from the service.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

BLOOMFIELD, MM

James

Sergeant L/8917, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 29th August 1918 aged 29 years. Born Aldershot. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Hythe. Son of Curtis and Margaret Bloomfield, of 119 High Street, Hythe, Kent. Buried Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Grave reference VII.B.39.

Awarded the Military Medal (MM) for bravery in the field.

BRANDRETH

Lyall

Major, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 6th June 1915 aged 46 years. Son of the late Admiral Sir Thomas Brandreth K.C.B. Husband of Clare Rosebelle Briggs Brandreth of “Fairmount,” Hillcrest Road, Hythe, Kent. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

BRISLEY

Lewis Alfred

Private 47469, 23rd Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers (Tyneside Scottish). Died 29th April 1917 aged 26 years. Born Alkham. Enlisted Hythe. Husband of Mrs Alice May Brisley of Rabbits Cross Farm, Chart Sutton, Maidstone, Kent. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

BRISSENDEN

Frank

Sergeant G/18399, 1st Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Formerly (2136) Royal East Kent Mounted Rifles (REKMR). Died 23rd August 1918. Born Folkestone. Enlisted Herne, Kent. Buried Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, Somme, France. Grave reference IV.E.15.

Also commemorated on the United Reformed Church, East Street, Hythe, Memorial Plaque and at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

BUTTANSHAW

Edward Henry Underwood

Lieutenant, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 25th April 1915 aged 22 years. Born Aldershot. Son of Colonel E.T. Buttanshaw of Scots Craig, Hythe, Kent. Buried Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium. Grave reference IV.C.16.

Also commemorated in SS Peter & Paul Church, Saltwood.

CASSING

John

Rifleman 953, 18th (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment (London Irish Rifles). Died 16th August 1915 aged 30 years. Born Brentford. Enlisted Chelsea. Resided Battersea.Son of John and Maria Cassing of 13 Bartholomew Street, Hythe, Kent. Buried Colchester Cemetery, Essex. Grave reference H.11.331.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

CHANNON

Joseph Arthur

Private 2268, 7th Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 7th October 1915 aged 23 years. Born Bermondsey, London. Enlisted and resided Hythe, Kent. Son of Edwin and Hannah Channon. Of 14 West Parade, Hythe, Kent. Buried Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Somme, France. Grave reference I.C.16.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

CHEAL

Frederick

Private G43326, 16th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died 23rd April 1917 aged 30 years. Son of John and Sarah Cheal. Born Hythe. Enlisted Purfleet, Essex. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel reference - Bay 7.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

CHESTER

Douglas

Sergeant B/19412, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 24th April 1917. Born Steyning, Sussex. Enlisted Dover. Resided Folkestone. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel reference - Bay 3.

CHURCH

[William] Robert

Private TF/1202, 1st/1st Kent Cyclist battalion, Army Cyclist Corps. Died 12th October 1915. Enlisted Tunbridge Wells. Resided Hythe. Buried locally in Hythe (Horn Street) Burial Ground. Grave reference 178.

CLARK

William Arthur

Private TF/2176, 2/1st Kent Cyclist Battalion, Army Cyclist Corps. Died 20th August 1916 aged 21 years. Born Rye, Sussex. Enlisted Tonbridge. Resided Hythe. Son of James Edwin and Margaret Clark of 5 Victoria Terrace, Seabrook, Hythe, Kent. Buried Estaires Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave reference II.G.10.

Also commemorated at St Martin’s Church, Cheriton.

CLOKE

Albert Francis

Private 44874, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 3rd August 1918. Born Hythe. Enlisted Canterbury. Buried Pernes British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference III.A.14.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

CLOKE F.P

Frederick Phillip

Private R/26475, 9th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died 9th April 1917 aged 36 years. Born Folkestone. Enlisted Dartford. Son of John Cloke of Hythe, Kent. Husband of Ellen Grace Cloke of 68 Invicta Road, Stone, Dartford, Kent. Buried Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference II.H.29.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

COMBER-TAYLOR

Edmund Horace

Captain, 10 Squadron Royal Air Force and General List. Died 16th June 1918 aged 29 years. Born Brighton. Son of Mr W.O. and Mrs I.E. Comber-Taylor of “Furzelands,” Aldbourne, Hassocks, Sussex. Buried Esquelbecq Military Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave reference III.B.20.

CONLEY

Alick Theodore

Private 8359, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (O.B.L.I). Died 19th September 1914. Born Hythe, Enlisted Sandgate. Resided Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried Vailly British Cemetery, Aisne, France. Grave reference I.H.12.

Also commemorated in SS Peter & Paul Church, Saltwood.

COOK

Thomas George

Lance Corporal L/9761, 2nd Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 7th November 1914 aged 20 years. Born and resided Hythe. Enlisted Dover. Son of Thomas and Amelia Cook of 4 Victoria Avenue, Hythe, Kent. Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ieper, Belgium.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

COOPER

Edmund T

Lance Corporal L/6341, “A” Company, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 20th September 1918 aged 35 years. Born and enlisted London. Resided Hythe. Husband of Ada Annie Cooper (formerly Stokes) of 17 Military Road, Hythe, Kent. Buried Trefon British Cemetery, Caulaincourt, Aisne, France. Grave reference B 27.

CORLISS

Joseph Sebastian

Corporal 6939, 2nd Battalion, Prince of Wales Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment). Died 25th August 1914 aged 25 years. Born Portsmouth, Hampshire. Enlisted Shorncliffe. Resided Hythe. Son of Michael Corliss of Willow Tree Farm, Burmarsh Road, Hythe, Kent. Husband of Salome Julia Stokes (formerly Corliss) of 10 “A” Block, Married Quarters, Depot Barracks, Warrington, Lancashire. Commemorated on the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Maritime, France.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

CUNNINGHAM

Frank

Sergeant 5949, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died 4th April 1915 aged 30 years. Born St Wurburghs, Derbyshire. Enlisted Aldershot. Resided Derby. Son of Mr F. Cunningham of Derby. Husband of Sarah Ann Cunningham of 81 Market Street, Hythe, Kent. Buried Bailleul Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave reference J. 59.

DAWES

Frederick John

Pioneer 24161, 4th Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died 5th September 1914 aged 27 years. Born Plumstead, London. Enlisted Shorncliffe. Son of John and Agnes Dawes of 43 Windmill Street, Hythe, Kent. Buried Portsmouth (Milton) Cemetery, Hampshire. Grave reference I.C.52.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

DAY

Alfred

Private 6584, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 30th September 1914. Born Loughton, Buckinghamshire. Enlisted Wolverton, Buckinghamshire. Resided Hythe. Buried City of Paris Cemetery, Pantin, Seine-St-Denis, France. Grave reference 6.21.27.

Also commemorated on Sandgate War Memorial.

DAY

George Edward

Private PW/5493, 1st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died 28th October 1916 aged 27 years. Born and enlisted Hythe. Son of Mrs Ada Day of 30 Park Street, Hythe, Kent. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

DEARMAN

W

Private 161434, 578th Home Service Employment Company, Labour Corps. Formerly (6186) Essex Regiment. Died 28th July 1919. Buried locally, Hythe (Horn Street) Burial Ground. Grave reference 533.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

DEARMAN

Samuel

Private SR/9857, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 10th February 1915 aged 22 years. Born and resided Hythe. Enlisted Shorncliffe. Son of James and Minnie Dearman of 31 Frampton Road, Hythe, Kent. Buried Desplanque Farm Cemetery, La Chapelle-D’Armentieres, Nord, France. Grave reference B.15.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

DE LA MARE

Horace Reginald

Private T/ 2334, 1st/4th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 25th September 1915 aged 24 years. Born St Heliers, Jersey. Enlisted Folkestone. Resided Sittingbourne. Buried Maala Cemetery, Yemen. Grave reference A.14.

DENNE

Clifford Filmer Stanley

Lance Corporal 266658, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 28th March 1918 aged 30 years. Born Gateshead-on-Tyne. Enlisted Kensington, London. Son of Filmer Iccia and Ellen Annie Denne of 33 St Leonards Road, Hythe, Kent. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

DENNETT

William Alfred Harden

Sergeant G/304, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 22nd June 1915 aged 27 years. Born and enlisted Bexhill-on Sea, Sussex. Enlisted Canterbury Son of George and Alice Dennett of “The Lamb Inn,” Hooe, Battle, Sussex. Buried Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension, Nord, France. Grave reference I.D.2.

Also commemorated on the Roll of Honour (Staff), St Leonards C of E Primary School, Hythe.

DOUGHTY

Frederick

Gunner 1314, “A” Battery, 222nd Brigade. Royal Field Artillery (R.F.A). Died 16th July 1916. Born Margate. Enlisted Folkestone. Buried Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. Grave reference VI.X.7.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

DOWN

William

Private 8710, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 30th July 1916 aged 27 years. Born Saltwood. Enlisted Shorncliffe. Resided Hythe. Son of Mrs Elizabeth Down of 25 Church Hill, Hythe, Kent. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe and SS Peter & Paul Church, Saltwood.

DRAY

Thomas

Corporal L/8510, 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 11th April 1915. Born and resided Hythe. Enlisted Shorncliffe. Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ieper, Belgium.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

DRIFFIELD

Herbert George

Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Attached 10th Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 1st August 1917 aged 35 years. Born Old, Northamptonshire. Son of Reverend George Townsend Driffield and Mary Ann Driffield (daughter of John Lamont). Buried Poperinge New Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave reference II.C.38.

EDE

Albert

Private 23241, 8th Battalion East Surrey Regiment. Died 3rd May 1917. Born Wadhurst, Sussex. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Hythe. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel reference - Bay 6.

FAGG

Walter Ernest

Private 32655, 2nd (Garrison) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly (3766) East Yorkshire Regiment. Died 15th July 1917 aged 32 years. Born Ivychurch, Romney Marsh, Kent. Enlisted Hythe. Husband of Beatrice Emily Fagg of 137 Seabrook Road, Hythe, Kent. Buried Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. Grave reference IV.D.14.

FISHER

Frank William

Gunner 164300, 152nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery (R.G.A). Died 8th November 1917 aged 38 years. Born Pedlinge, Hythe. Enlisted Hythe. Son of Francis and Sarah Fisher of Hythe, Kent. Husband of Florence Elizabeth Fisher of 4 Sun Lane, Hythe, Kent. Buried Artillery Wood Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium. Grave reference I.E.17.

Also commemorated At St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

FREEMAN

Gordon Cecil James

Private G/27809, 12th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died 26th September 1916. Born, enlisted and resided Hythe. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

FREEMAN

H

No further information currently available but also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

FREW

Albert

Gunner 2173, “A” Battery, 222nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 4th July 1916. Enlisted Dover. Resided Hythe. Buried Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. Grave reference V.O.6.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

FRIEND

William Francis

Able Seaman 197865, (RFR/DEV/B/4086). H.M.S. “M 282.” Died 20th January 1918 aged 37 years. Son of Richard George and Margaret Friend. Born Cork, Ireland. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial. Panel reference 27.

FRY

William

Sergeant G/65320, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Formerly (1131) 4th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 3rd May 1917. Born Swanage, Dorset. Enlisted Folkestone. Resided Hythe. Commemorated on the Arras memorial, Pas de Calais, France.Panel reference - Bay 3.

GAMBELL

Edward

Private L/9112, 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 3rd May 1915 aged 30 years. Born Malta. Enlisted Shorncliffe. Resided Hythe. Son of Edward Gambell. Husband of Alice Amelia Green (formerly Gambell) of Athonville, Restigouche Co, New Brunswick, Canada. Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ieper, Belgium.

GAMBELL

William

Private L/9617, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 11th April 1915. Born Athlone, Ireland. Enlisted Shorncliffe. Resided Hythe. Buried Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension, Nord, France. Grave reference I.A.15.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

GOOGER

H T

No further information currently available

GOODSELL

Edward

Private 533, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 29th November 1914 aged 23 years. Born and resided Hythe. Enlisted Shorncliffe. Son of John and Margaret Goodsell of 41 Windmill Street, Hythe, Kent. Buried Sailly-Sur-La-Lys Churchyard, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference A.6.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

GOODSELL

Frederick Jessie

Gunner 79092, 5th Mountain Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 18th October 1918. Age 23. Son of Mrs M. Goodsell of 41 Windmill Street, Hythe, Kent. Born and enlisted Hythe. Buried Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece. Grave 554. Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

GREEN

H

No further information currently available

GREEN

Jack Durrell

Telegraphist J/30016 GREEN. H.M.S. “Arno”. Royal Navy. Died 16th September 1916 aged 18 years. Son of Jainas and Emma Green of 5 Alma Street, Wivenhoe, Colchester, Essex. Buried Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery. Grave reference - Protestant 324.

GWYNNE

David

Private 200556 GWYNNE. 7th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 1st April 1917 aged 20 years. Born Kirkcaldy, Fife. Enlisted and resided Kidderminster. Son of Mrs Jane Gwynne of 44 Churchfield, Kidderminster, Worcestershire.

HAKEWELL

T

Possibly this man - Second Lieutenant Thomas George HAKEWILL. 11th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. Attached 17 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps (RFC). Died 11th February 1916 aged 19 years. Born Hampstead, London. Buried Son of George John and Anna Catherine Hakewill of 24 Austin Friars, London. Alexandria (Chatby) Military And War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Grave reference Q 563.

HALL

James

Sapper 24945, 153rd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 29th April 1918 aged 19 years. Born Gillingham. Enlisted Shorncliffe. Resided Hythe. Son of James and Jessie Hall of 9 St Nicholas Road, Hythe, Kent. Buried Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference II.B.7.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

HARRIS

Victor Charles

Private G/9492, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 19th September 1918. Born and resided Hythe. Enlisted Folkestone. Husband of E. Robertshaw (formerly Harris) of 407 Culler Heights Lane, Bradford, Yorkshire. Buried Chapelle British Cemetery, Honlon, Aisne, France. Grave reference III.E.2.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe and the United Reformed Church, East Street, Hythe.

HAYLES

Alfred

Private 5565, 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 3rd September 1916 aged 38 years. Born Landport, Hampshire. Enlisted New Romney, Kent. Resided Littlestone-on Sea. Son of Mr and Mrs S. Hayles of 4 St Nicholas Road, Littlestone-on–Sea, Kent. Buried Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Grave reference IX.A.16.

Also commemorated in St Nicholas Church, New Romney.

HAYLES

Albert Westwater

Sapper 22240, 26th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 2nd March 1916 aged 25 years. Born Durham. Enlisted Dover. Resided Hythe. Son of Henry Robert Hayles. Husband of Lydia C.A. Hayles of 9 West End Cottages, Hythe, Kent. Buried St Patrick’s Cemetery, Loos, Pas de Calais. Grave reference III.C.36.

HAYLES

George Edward

Bugler 23954, 12th Field Company, Royal Engineers (RE). Died 7th February 1915. Born Hythe. Enlisted London. Buried Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, Nord, France. Grave reference IX.B.93.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

HAYLES

Richard John

Boy 1st Class J/51294, H.M.S. “Vanguard”. Royal Navy (RN). Died 9th July 1917 aged 17 years. Born Hythe. Son of Henry Robert and Edith Mary Hayles of 4 Burnt Oak Terrace, Gillingham, Kent. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Panel reference 25.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

HILDYARD

Robert Aubrey

Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Royal Lancaster Regiment. Died 20th December 1916 aged 19 years. Son of Major H.R. and Mrs Hildyard of Hythe, Kent. Buried Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, Somme, France. Grave reference III.B.22.

HIGGINS

Stephen William

Private M2/155836, Royal Army Service Corps (RASC). Died 21st October 1918 aged 24 years. Born and enlisted Folkestone. Resided Hythe. Son of Stephen and Louisa Higgins of Drury Lane Farm, Redmarley, Gloucester. Buried Peshawar (Right) British Cemetery. Grave reference XLV.4.

Also commemorated on the Delhi Memorial (India Gate), India.

HILL

Francis Charles

Private 16776, 7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment). Died 24th April 1915 aged 41 years. Son of Colonel Francis Charles Hill, (late 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment) and Frances D. Hill of “Glenariff,” Hythe, Kent. Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ieper, Belgium.

Also commemorated in SS Peter & Paul Church, Saltwood.

HINES

Percy James

Private G/8425, 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 19th August 1916. Born and resided Hythe. Enlisted Dover. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5D.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

HIRE

F

Lieutenant, Royal Engineers (RE). Attached to Assistant Director of Light Railways. Died 12th October 1918. Buried Hardinghe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave reference III.A.48.

Also commemorated on the Dover Marine Railway War Memorial and at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

HOBBS

William

Private L/7968, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 27th November 1917. Born and resided Hythe. Enlisted Canterbury. Buried Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France. Grave reference V.A.6.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

HOPKINS

Wyndham Walter Valentine

Rifleman 41612, “D” Company, 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Died 2nd October 1918 aged 35 years. Born and resided Hythe. Enlisted Canterbury. Husband of Elizabeth Hopkins of 164 Seabrook Road, Hythe, Kent. Buried Dadizeele New British Cemetery, Moorslede, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave reference IV.D.14.

HOWLAND

William

Private G/4361, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 13th October 1915 aged 18 years. Born and resided Monks Horton. Enlisted Hythe. Son of George and Jane Howland of “Sunnyside,” Hythe, Kent. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Also commemorated locally on Lympne village war memorial, Monks Horton (St Peter’s) Church and St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

HURST

Stanley Ewart

Second Lieutenant, 200th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery (R.G.A). Formerly Second Lieutenant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers (K.O.S.B). Died 24th October 1917. Buried The Huts Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium. Grave reference XII.A.12.

Also commemorated at the United Reformed Church, East Street, Hythe.

JAMES

Ernest Arthur

Company Quartermaster Sergeant. 203164, 2/4th Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Formerly Kent Composite Battalion (Gallipoli). Formerly (TF/2359) The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 23rd June 1918 aged 29 years. Enlisted Folkestone. Resided Hythe. Son of George Wilkins and Hannah M. James of 3 The Avenue, Hythe, Kent. Buried Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel. Grave reference P.34.

Also commemorated St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

JEAL

Ernest John

Private 1358, 14th Battalion, Australian Infantry. Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F). Died 27th April 1915 aged 35 years. Son of John James and Emily Jeal of Silwood, Hythe, Kent. Commemorated by Special Memorial 44. Quinn’s Post Cemetery ANZAC. Turkey.

JEFFREYS

Leslie Vincent

Private 150983, “B” Company, 103rd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Formerly Private 2660 City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders). Died 15th November 1918 aged 21 years. Enlisted 11th September 1914. Son of George Massie Jeffreys and Laura Inez Jeffreys of The Chalet, Napier Gardens, Hythe, Kent. Buried Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference L.C.9.

Served Egypt, Salonica, Balkans, Palestine and France.

JEMMETT

George Elwick

Second Lieutenant, 13th (Kensington) Battalion, London Regiment. Formerly Corporal (3855), Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 17th December 1917 aged 37 years. Son of George and Grace Jemmett of Hythe, Kent. Buried Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, Seine-Maritime, France.

George’s name appears on a private family plaque in the Ashford (St Mary’s) Church, Ashford, Kent. The Jemmett family were an established Ashford family. George was related to Lt C.W JEMMETT (Buffs) who also lost his life in the Great War. George died at Le Treport, France of wounds that he received in the fighting at Tadpole Copse near Bourlon Wood during the Battle of Cambrai (Arras).

KENNEDY

Gilbert Stuart

Captain, 1st King George’s Own Gurkha Rifles (The Malaun Regiment). Died 12th March 1915 aged 30 years. Son of Mr and Mrs J.Y. Kennedy. Husband of Helen Mabel Kennedy (nee Inglis) of “Brown Tiles,” Lyminge, Kent. Commemorated on the Neuve-Chapelle Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

At the time of his demise Gilbert was serving as the Adjutant of his battalion.

KIDD, MM

Robert

Company Sergeant Major 6573, 8th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps (K.R.R.C). Died 21st March 1918. Born Selby, Yorkshire. Enlisted Pontefract, Yorkshire. Resided Hythe. Husband of E.A. Kidd of 12 Church Hill, Hythe, Kent. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

LEE

[William] George

Private G/21368, 5th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 9th October 1918 aged 41 years. Born Folkestone. Enlisted and resided Hythe. Husband of Alice Annie Lee of 2 New Road, Hythe, Kent. Buried Hosur Road Cemetery, Bangalore, India. Also commemorated on the Madras 1914-1918 War Memorial, Chennai, India. Face 7.

Also commemorated on the Memorial Plaque at the United reformed Church, East Street, Hythe.

LEWIS

A

No further information currently available

LORD

William Akers

2nd Steward 891639, H.M.S. “Riviera”, Mercantile Marine Reserve. Died 8th November 1916. Son of Annie Eleanor Lord of 157 Seabrook Road, Hythe, Kent. And the late Richard Henry Lord. Born Sandling, Kent. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial. Panel 20.

Also commemorated on Folkestone Civic Memorial and in SS Mary & Enswathe Church, Folkestone.

LYTH

David Stringer

Private L/11107, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 19th April 1918. Born Hythe. Enlisted Dover. Resided Wouldham. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 17.

Also commemorated in SS Peter & Paul Church, Saltwood.

LYTH

D

No casualty is recorded by the CWGC or SDGW/ODGW. The MICs show a sole matching entry - David LYTH 4727 Machine Gun Corps. Formerly (442866) Labour Corps.

Possibly a man who died of wounds or disease after discharge from the service.

MACKENDER

R

No further information currently available

MARSHALL

Frank Alderman

Corporal 406313, 870th Area Employment Company, Labour Corps. Formerly (3031) The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 28th February 1919 aged 25 years. Son of Frederick William and Sarah Marshall of 4 Victoria Terrace, Seabrook, Hythe, Kent. Buried Janval Cemetery, Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave reference II.K.3.

MAYCOCK

George

Sergeant L/8829, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 18th March 1916 aged 29 years. Born and resided Hythe. Enlisted Shorncliffe. Son of George and Annie Maycock of 23 Frampton Road, Hythe, Kent. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

MILLER

Herbert Brown

Gunner 140099, Royal Artillery. Died 16th April 1917 aged 32 years. Enlisted and resided Hythe. Son of the Reverend William and Catherine Emma Miller of Hillgrove, Saltwood, Hythe, Kent. Buried Point-Du-Jour Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference I.H.18.

Also commemorated on the memorial at St Peter & St Paul, Saltwood, also honoured in the Hythe Methodist Church and at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

MILLER

William

Private G/24863, 7th Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Formerly 23457 Lancers. Died 21st July 1917. Born Edinburgh. Enlisted Hythe. Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ieper, Belgium.

MOORE

David Abraham

Lance Corporal 22922, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 22nd March 1918 aged 35 years. Born Gorlestone, Suffolk. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Hythe. Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Moore of Yarmouth. Husband of Ada Moore. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

MOUNT

Percy Victor

Lance Corporal 23256, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 9th April 1917 aged 27 years. Born Newington, Surrey. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Hythe. Son of the late Mr and Mrs George Mount of 154 High Street, Cheriton, Folkestone, Kent. Husband of Annie Elizabeth Mount of 2 Ivy Cottages, Bradstone Road, Folkestone, Kent. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel reference - 6.

Percy was a member of the Hythe Town Fire Brigade.

MUXWORTHY

W J

Corporal 318048, Labour Corps. Formerly (34633) Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 16th November 1918. Age 23. Son of Mrs Sarah Muxworthy of 45 Fort Road, Hythe, Kent. Buried locally in Hythe (Horn Street) Burial Ground. Grave 592.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

MYERS

Henry John

Captain, Royal Army Service Corps (RASC). General List. Formerly Private (515185) London Regiment. Died 19th February 1919 aged 38 years. Son of Henry and Ann Myers of Hythe, Kent. Buried locally in Saltwood St Peter & St Paul Churchyard.

Also commemorated on the Folkestone Civic Memorial.

NELSON

Charles Rice

General Servant, Mercantile Marine. SS “Persia” (Greenock). Died 30th December 1915 aged 41 years. Son of Charles R. Nelson and Catherine Nelson. Born Hythe. Commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London.

Charles was amongst the 334 lost when his ship was torpedoed 70 miles off Crete by the German submarine U-38. Another of those who perished was Eleanor Thornton the model for the Rolls Royce “Flying Lady” mascot.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

NELSON

H

No further information currently available - but also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

NICHOLLS

Percy John

Guardsman 25521, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 6th August 1917. Born Hythe Enlisted Folkestone. Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ieper, Belgium.

Also commemorated on the United Reform Church, East Street, Hythe, Memorial Plaque and St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

PAUL

Alfred Edward

Sergeant 6142, 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died 10th March 1915. Born Walton, Liverpool. Enlisted Liverpool. Resided Hythe. Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

PIDDOCK

R W

Possibly this man - Lance Corporal 38749 Percy William PIDDOCK. 2/5th (Territorial) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Formerly Private (M2/222252) Army Service Corps. Died 1st October 1918 aged 26 years. Son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Piddock of Boltophs Bridge, West Hythe, Kent. Husband of S.J. Piddock of 15 East Street, Hythe, Kent. Buried Laventine Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, Nord, France. Grave reference IV.D.6.

Also commemorated at Lympne School and on Lympne village war memorial.

POTTER

Robert F

Private TF/265417, 1/1st Kent Cyclist Battalion, Army Cyclist Corps. Died 13th October 1918. Born Hythe. Enlisted Canterbury. Commemorated on the Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial, India. Face 11.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

RADDALL, DSO

Thomas Head

Lieutenant Colonel, 8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Died 9th August 1918 aged 40 years. Born Farnborough, Hampshire 9th December 1876. Enlisted Valcaster, Quebec, Canada, 22nd September 1914. Husband of Ellen Raddall of 71 Duncan Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Buried Manitoba Cemetery, Caix, Somme, France. Grave reference A.4.

Prior to enlisting Thomas had served 21 years in the Imperial Army and 2 years in the Permanent Force (Canada). He served for several years at the School of Musketry, Hythe, Kent which is probably what bought him to the Hythe area in the first place.

REES

D M

No further information currently available - but also commemorated at the United Reformed Church, East Street, Hythe.

RENDALL

Frank

Corporal G/514, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 18th November 1916 aged 32 years. Born Maiden Newton, Dorset. Enlisted Ashford. Resided Kemble, Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Son of Dr William and Anna Maria Rendall of The Limes, Kemble, Cirencester, Gloucestershire.. Buried Stump Road, Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme. Grave reference B.26.

RICHARDS

Harry Victor

Private G/4578 RICHARDS. 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 13th March 1916 aged 18 years. Born and resided Hythe. Enlisted Dover Son of Tom and Margaret Sarah Richards of 7 Theatre Street, Hythe, Kent. Buried Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference V.B.23.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

ROGERS

Ernest Henry

Private 60658, 23rd Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers (Tyneside Scottish). Formerly 33175 Middlesex Regiment. Died 28th April 1918. Born and enlisted Hythe. Buried Esquelbecq Military Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave reference II.A.21.

ROLFE

Percy Edward

Private L/8851, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). 9th August 1915. Born and resided Hythe. Enlisted Shorncliffe. Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ieper, Belgium.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

ROLFE

Thomas Henry

Private 48408, 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 4th August 1917 aged 35 years. Born Saltwood. Enlisted and resided Hythe. Husband of Mrs R.A. Rolfe of 4 Chapel Street, Hythe, Kent.. Buried Cabin Hill Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave reference A.24.

SAVAGE

Robert

Private 27255 SAVAGE. 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 16th July 1917. Born and enlisted Hythe. Buried Baghdad (North Gate) Cemetery, Iraq. Grave reference VI.F.1.

SHELFORD

Thomas Lawrie

Captain, H.M.S. “Goliath”. Royal Navy. Died 13th May 1915 aged 43 years. Son of Thomas Shelford C.M.G. Husband of D. Shelford of Swilly Lodge, Devonport. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. Panel reference 8.

Captain Shelford’s ship was sunk with a loss of 570 lives by three torpedoes from the Turkish M.T.B. “Muavenet” commanded by Rudolph Firle of the German Navy.

SMITH

Percy Sydney Thomas

Private M2/187027, 347th Motor Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 14th June 1918 aged 21 years. Born Sheerness. Enlisted Grove Park. Resided Hythe. Son of Thomas and Hetty Smith of 16 New Road, St Leonards Road, Hythe. Kent. Buried Gaza War Cemetery, Israel. Grave reference XXXII.D.5.

Also commemorated on the United Reformed Church, East Street, Hythe, Memorial Plaque.

SMITH

William Charles

Private G/5944, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 13th October 1915. Born, enlisted and resided Hythe. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

SPILSTED

Charles Robert

Rifleman C/6811, 18th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Died 15th September 1916 aged 20 years. Born and enlisted Hythe. Son of Thomas and Ellen Matilda Spilsted of 21 Windmill Street, Hythe, Kent. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

SPRINKS

Harry William

Gunner 45508, 11th Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 11th May 1916 aged 23 years. Born and reside Hythe. Enlisted Folkestone. Son of the Christopher E. and Sarah Sprinks. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

STAPLEY

George

Private G/998, 8th Battalion, The Buffs, (East Kent Regiment). Died 3rd December 1916 aged 40 years. Born, enlisted and resided Hythe. Son of Mrs G. Stapley of 3 Windmill Street, Hythe, Kent. Buried Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference I.L.19.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

STOKES

Frank

Private G/1, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 13th October 1915 aged 21 years. Born and resided Hythe. Enlisted Shorncliffe. Son of Mrs Annie Stokes of 21 Brewery Cottages, Hythe, Kent. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

STOKES

George Thomas

Rifleman 593518, 18th (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment (London Irish Rifles). Formerly (4213) 4th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 5th December 1917. Born Ashford. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Hythe. Buried St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave reference P.V.I.3B.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

TACCHI

William George

Private 307601, “C” Company, 6th Battalion, Tank Corps. Formerly (5930) Royal Flying Corps. Died 5th September 1918 aged 22 years. Born Canterbury. Enlisted Guildford, Surrey. Son of William and Jessie Tacchi of Canterbury, Kent. Buried Bac-Du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference IV.A.32.

TAYLOR

W M

No further information currently available

TERRY

F

No further information currently available

THOMAS

Eric Raymond

Lance Corporal T/201305, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 1st July 1918 aged 19 years. Born Lewisham. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Hythe. Son of Charles and Alice Thomas of Hythe, Kent. Buried Harponville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Grave reference D.14.

Also commemorated in St Martin’s Church, Cheriton and at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

Prior to enlisting Eric had been a member of the Bell Ringing team at St Leonard’s Church, Hythe and is commemorated on the Roll of Honour kept in Canterbury Cathedral honouring those ringers from Kent that died in the Great War.

THOMPSON, DSO

Fredrick Vivian

Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Engineers. Attached 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 14th October 1917 aged 37 years. Son of Major-General and Mrs Charles Thompson of Bedford. Husband of Rachel Thompson of 23 Hillcrest Road, Hythe, Kent. Buried Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference V.C.16.

Also commemorated in St Paul’s Church, Bedford, Bedfordshire.

TUGWELL

Walter Thomas Beverley

Private G/15699, 2nd or 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 28th February 1917. Born Gillingham, Kent. Enlisted Tonbridge. Resided Hythe. Buried Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel, Hessen, Germany. Grave IV.E.17.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

TURNER

Frank

Lance Corporal 4139, 1st Battalion, Scots Guards. Died 17th November 1914. Born and enlisted Hythe. Buried Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel, Hessen, Germany. Grave reference V.D.4.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

USHER

Herbert

Lance Corporal TF/260163, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 10th November 1918. Born Hythe. Enlisted Canterbury. Buried Cambrai East Military Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave reference II.B.36.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

VIDLER

Stephen Charles

Private G/15702, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 3rd May 1917 aged 20 years. Born, enlisted and resided Hythe. Son of Mrs Eliza Vidler of 13 Frampton Road, Hythe, Kent. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel reference - Bay 2.

Also commemorated at the United Reformed Church, East Street, Hythe, and at Hythe Methodist Church.

WARD

A

Stoker 1st Class K/1787 (CH), H.M.S. “Pembroke”. Royal Navy. Died 2nd April 1918. Buried locally in Hythe (Horn Street) Burial Ground. Grave reference 569.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

WARD

George

Private G/8156, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 17th May 1916. Born Sutton-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire. Enlisted and resided Hythe. Buried Poperinge New Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave reference I.B.32.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

WARD

[William] James [Richardson]

Private L/8624, 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 3rd May 1915 aged 26 years. Born Sutton, Nottinghamshire. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Hythe. Son of Mr and Mrs War of 3 Stanley Cottages, New Road, Saltwood, Hythe, Kent. Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ieper, Belgium.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

WARE

A

Private 11460 A WAR, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 8th October 1917 aged 20 years. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Sellindge. Son of Robert and of Rose Ware of the Bakery, Barrow Hill, Sellindge, Ashford, Kent. Buried Montbrehain British Cemetery, Aisne, France. Grave reference A.17.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

WEEDS

Pomeroy L

Corporal 29594 WEEDS. 4th Army Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died 3rd December 1918 aged 31 years. Son of C.E. and Annie Weeds of 147 Seabrook, Hythe, Kent. Buried Magbeuge (Sous-Le-Bois) Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave reference D.13.

WHEELER

A

No further information currently available - Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

WHEELER, DCM, MM

Henry James

Staff Sergeant 45684, 56th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 2nd November 1918 aged 34 years. Born and enlisted Hythe. Son of James and Susannah J. Wheeler of The Grange, Mersham, Ashford, Kent. Buried Maurois Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave reference 59.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe. Henry was highly decorated for bravery. The DCM is second only to the VC for other ranks.

WHITING

Harry Newman

Private 22934, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 3rd May 1917. Born Sandgate. Enlisted Folkestone. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais. Bay 6.

Also commemorated on Sandgate war memorial.

WICKS

Percy

Rifleman 3974, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort’s Own). Died 9th May 1915. Born and resided Hythe. Enlisted Dover.

WILKINSON

Bertie John

Private 305978, Tank Corps. Formerly (3046) Royal Engineers. Died 10th August 1918. Born Hythe. Enlisted Eastbourne.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

WILLMORE

Herbert George

Lance Sergeant 5199, 3rd Battalion, Scots Guards. Died 28th March 1920 aged 31 years. Husband of May Willmore of 55 Picton Road, Ramsgate, Kent. Buried Ramsgate and St Lawrence Cemetery. Grave reference KB. 495.

WILSON

Sidney Herbert

Private G/4820, 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 27th May 1915 aged 29 years. Born and resided Hythe. Enlisted Woolwich. Son of Joseph and Janet Wilson of 23 Rampart Road, Hythe, Kent. Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ieper, Belgium.

WINDER

Cecil

Private G/5867, 1sr Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 9th November 1915 aged 21 years. Born and resided Folkestone. Enlisted Hythe Son of George and Kate Winder of Folkestone, Kent. Buried Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium. Grave reference III.E.25.

Also commemorated at George Spurgeon School, Sidney Street, Folkestone and on the Folkestone Civic War Memorial.

WIRE

George

Private 16962, Coldstream Guards. Died 30th July 1917 aged 30 years. Born and resided Hythe. Enlisted Dover. Son of George Wire of 23 Albert Road, Hythe, Kent.. Buried Dudhallow A.D.S. Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium. Grave reference VIII.G.13.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

WOODWARDS

Frederick Joseph

Private L/8516, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 20th July 1915. Born Hythe. Enlisted Shorncliffe. Resided Ringsend, Dublin, Ireland.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

WOOTTEN

[Alfred] George

[Spelt WOOTON elsewhere] Lance Corporal M/298036. 985th Motor Transport Company, Army Service Corps (A.S.C). Died 8th December 1917. Born and resided Hythe. Enlisted Dover. Son of Cornelius and Elizabeth Wootten of 18 South Road, Hythe, Kent. Buried nearby in the Hythe (Horn Street) Cemetery, Hythe, Kent. Grave reference – 167.

WORTHINGTON

Arthur

Private 40145, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died 3rd May 1917. Born Saltwood. Enlisted Loughborough, Leicestershire. Resided Hythe. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas De Calais, France. Bay 5.

Also commemorated at Hythe Methodist Church and at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

WRAIGHT

G

No further information currently available

WRAIGHT

J W T

No further information currently available

WRATTEN

A

Private T/203618, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 7th August 1918. Born and resided Hythe. Enlisted Canterbury. Buried Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerp, Belgium. Grave reference - Plot IIa. Grave 15.

CWGC lists this casualty with no Christian name, MIC entry shows Arthur and SDGW records him as Adam with a previous Regimental number G/9757.

Also commemorated at St Leonard’s School, Hythe.

WRIGHT

S

No further information currently available

1939-1945

ATKINSON

Clarence Victor

Flight Engineer, Royal Air Force (R.A.F). Ferry Command. Died 14th October 1942. Buried Eastern Portion, port of Spain (S James) Military Cemetery, Trinidad and Tobago.

BENTON

Cyril Ernest

Corporal 5625809, 1/4th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 26th September 1943. Born and resided Kent. Son of Ernest Lionel Benton. Husband of Kathleen Maud Benton of Maidstone, Kent. Buried Salerno War Cemetery, Italy. Grave reference III.F.38.

BLIZZARD

George Henry

Leading Stoker C/KX 95971, Royal Navy. H.M.S. Eridge. Died 1st September 1942 aged 25 years. Son of William Henry and Louisa Elizabeth Blizzard of Hythe, Kent. Buried Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Grave reference 3.F.25.

BOORMAN

Frederick John

Private 14517075, Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Died 5th January 1944 aged 19 years. Son of Frederick Hector and Francis Kathleen Boorman of Mottingham, Kent. Born South East London. Resided Kent. Buried Bari War Cemetery, Italy. Grave reference VI.A.4.

BRISTOW

Charles Wilfred Symons

Pilot Officer 88418, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (R.A.F.V.R). Died 8th June 1941 aged 22 years. Son of Henry Holditch and Irene Gladys Bristow (nee Symons) of Hythe, Kent. Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Panel reference 31.

Also commemorated as Wilfred Bristow in SS Peter & Paul Church, Saltwood.

BULL

Bramwell Harry

Lance Bombadier 1737443, 53rd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 22nd May 1940 aged 34 years. Son of Harry and Kate Bull. Husband of Kathleen Emily Bull of Stone Hill, Sellindge, Kent. Buried Delhi War Cemetery, India. Grave 7.G.5.

Also commemorated on Sellindge Memorial Plaque in the parish church. Prior to enlistment Bramwell had been a Scout Group Leader.

CHAPPELL

Douglas Stanley Knox

Sergeant (Wireless Operator) 976906, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 106 Squadron R.A.F. Died 9th October 1943. Buried Hanover War Cemetery, Germany. Grave reference 3.D.6.

Also commemorated at his old school the Harvey Grammar School, Folkestone.

CHIPPERFIELD

Edward Lawrence

Lieutenant 265071, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 1st November 1944 aged 27 years. Son of Albert Victor and Rosa Chipperfield. Husband of Freda Betty Chipperfield of Andover, Hampshire. Born and resided Kent. Buried Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Grave reference 25.B.7.

Also commemorated at his old school the Harvey Grammar School, Folkestone, and in SS Peter & Paul, Saltwood.

CLAYTON

Patrick Gerald Maturin

Lieutenant, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. H.M.Submarine Stonehenge. Died 20th March 1944 aged 24 years. Son of Lancelot James and Dorothy Lucy Clayton of Hythe, Kent. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Panel reference - 88. Column 1.

COBB

Cecil Francis

Private 7021146, 1st Battalion, The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire). Died 27th January 1944 aged 21 years. Son of Harry and Mary K. Cobb of Hythe, Kent. Born and resided Kent. Buried Anzio War Cemetery, Italy. Grave reference IV.V.1.

COE

Charles William Cyril

Able Seaman C/J 109653, H.M.S “Achates”, Royal Navy. Died 31st December 1942 aged 34 years. Son of Harriett Coe. Husband of Kathleen Coe of Kennington, Ashford, Kent. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. Panel 53.2.

Charles joined the Royal Navy as a boy entrant and his family lived at Prince’s Terrace, Dymchurch Road, Hythe.

H.M.S. Achates, an “A” Class Destroyer was sunk by the German Heavy Cruiser Admiral Hipper in the Barents Sea, 113 men perished from a crew of 190.

COOPER-KEY

Aston Maurice

Pilot Officer 40802, 46 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 24th July 1940 aged 21 years. Son of Major Astleigh Langrishe Cooper-Key and Kathleen Juliette Cooper-Key of Hythe, Kent. Buried Scopwick Church Burial Ground, Lincolnshire. Row 2. Grave reference 32.

COX

Henry Arthur

Sapper 1922655, 28 Bomb Disposal Company, Royal Engineers. Died 23rd June 1944 aged 25 years. Son of Henry and Annie Alice Cox. Husband of Edna Cox of Acton, Middlesex. Born and resided Kent. Buried Benghazi War Cemetery, Libya. Grave reference 3.A.3.

CRAMPTON

Leonard Robert

Flying Officer (Pilot) 124479, 156 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 27th July 1943 aged 22 years. Resided Palmarsh Crescent, Hythe, Kent. Buried Hamburg Cemetery, Germany. Collective grave reference - 4A.H.1-7.

Also commemorated at his old school the Harvey Grammar School, Folkestone.

CRUMP

Joseph Raymond

Seaman LT/JX 185698, H.M. TRAWLER “Stella Dorado,” Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died 1st June 1940 aged 19 years. Son of Richard James Crump and Florence Matilda Crump of Hythe, Kent. Commemorated on the Lowestoft Naval Memorial. Panel 2. Column 1.

Joseph lost his life when the 550 tonnes trawler was sunk by a German E-Boat off Dunkirk during the evacuation of the BEF.

EAGER

Edward Ernest

Lance Bombardier 851798, 234 Battery, 89th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment. Royal Artillery. Died 20th May 1940 aged 19 years. Born and resided Kent. Commemorated on the Athens Memorial, Greece. Panel reference -Face 2.

EDGEWORTH

Edward Alec

Captain 121429, 2nd Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died between 26th May & 1st June 1940 aged 25 years. Son of Edward John and Winifred Louise Edgeworth of Folkestone, Kent. Born Portsmouth, Hampshire. Resided Kent. Buried Hinges Communal Cemetery. Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference 5.

Also commemorated as Alec Edgeworth in SS Peter & Paul, Saltwood.

FAIRCLOTH

Lionel Alfred

Stoker 1st Class C/KX 111333, H.M. Motor Launch 169. Royal Navy. Died 15th February 1942 aged 20 years. Son of Thomas Alfred and Winnifred Gladys Faircloth of Hythe, Kent. Buried Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery. Grave reference - Plot 2. Row B. Joint grave 10.

FATHERS

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FELLOWS, MC

Noel Christopher Bertram

Major 53590, 7th Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 17th June 1941. Son of Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Stewart Fellows and Hetty Claudine Lucy Byng Fellows of 9 North Road, Hythe, Kent. Born India. Resided Kent. Buried Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt. Grave reference 21.A.3.

FEW

George Frederick William

Pilot Officer 157430, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 7 Squadron. Died 6th January 1944 aged 37 years. Son of George and Lilian Few. Husband of Annie Matilda Few of Gillingham, Kent. Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Panel reference 211.

FRENCH

Charles Malcolm Aubrey

Trooper 7938770, 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), Royal Armoured Corps. Died 6th June 1942 aged 21 years. Son of Captain A.L. French and Mrs French of Hythe, Kent. Born Warwickshire. Resided Kent. Commemorated on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt. Panel reference - Column 30.

Also commemorated as Aubrey French in SS Peter & Paul Church, Saltwood.

FRIEND

Leslie Richard

Leading Seaman C/JX 160060, Royal Navy. H.M.S. Blean. Died 11th December 1942 aged 19 years. Son of William Edwin and Dorothy Kate Friend of Sandgate, Kent. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. Panel reference 52. 1.

FULLAGER

Dennis Raymond

Pilot Officer (Navigator) 155994, 49 Squadron R.A.F. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 9th July 1943 aged 21 years. Son of Edward William and Emily Fullager of Hythe, Kent. Buried Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerp, Belgium. Grave reference IVa.B.48.

Also commemorated at the Harvey Grammar School, Folkestone.

GOSDEN

Douglas Charles

Sergeant (Air Bomber) 1336609, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 14th September 1942 aged 20 years. Son of Charles Edwin and Emily Jane Gosden of Hythe, Kent. Buried Rheinberg War Cemetery, Nordhein-Westfal, Germany. Grave reference 17.H.24.

Also commemorated at the Harvey Grammar School, Folkestone.

HAIG

Rupert Alexander

Flying Officer 84886, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 61 Squadron R.A.F. Died 19th August 1942 aged 38 years. Son of Brigadier-General Roland Charles Haig D.S.O. and Geraldine Dorothy Haig. Husband of Squadron Officer Marion Sylvia Haig, M.A. Hons (Oxford), Womens Auxiliary Air Force of Nairobi, East Africa. Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Panel reference 67.

HOLMAN

Frank Ronald

Sapper 1989887, 4 Bomb Disposal Section, Royal Engineers. Died 15th August 1940 aged 26 years. Son of Mr and Mrs Frank Gilbert Holman; stepson of Elizabeth Jane Holman of Hythe, Kent. Born and resided Kent. Buried locally in Saltwood SS Peter & Paul Churchyard.

HOLME

Harold Oliver

Lieutenant AI/260, 4th Battalion, 6th Rajputana Rifles. Died 12th February 1941 aged 27 years. Son of Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Siegfried Holmes and of Laura Frances Ida Holmes (nee Ebden) of Kew Gardens, Richmond, Surrey. Buried Karen War Cemetery, Eritrea. Grave reference 4.D.4.

HULBERT

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HYNES

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JACKSON

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JARVIS

Walter William

Stoker 1st Class C/KX 120315, Royal Navy. H.M.S. Veteran. Died 26th September 1942. Son of Joseph and Annie Amelia Jarvis of Hythe, Kent. Commemorated on the Chatham Memorial. Panel reference 62.1.

JENKINSON

Frederick Sidney

Sergeant (Pilot) 565394, Royal Air Force. Died 20th September 1940 aged 24 years. Son of Alfred and Alice Elizabeth Jenkinson of Hythe, Kent. Buried Grantham Cemetery, Lincolnshire. Grave reference - Section 17. Row K. Grave 9.

KEELER

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MARTIN

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McQUAID

George Gordon Evans

Warrant Officer Class 2 (CSM) 4446419, 8th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 21st August 1942 aged 34 years. Son of Edward Scott McQuaid and Edith McQuaid. Husband of Louisa McQuaid of Hythe, Kent. Born Northumberland. Resided Newcastle-on-Tyne. Buried Fayid War Cemetery, Egypt. Grave reference 2.G.19.

MOORE

Arthur Charles

Lance Corporal 14214877, 2nd Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. Died 13th February 1944 aged 20 years. Son of William and Mary Jane Morgan of Hythe, Kent. Born and resided Kent. Buried Anzio War Cemetery, Italy. Grave reference II.F.2.

MORGAN

Maurice Frederick

Sergeant (Air Bomber) 1394772, Died 25th June 1944. Son of Maurice Dennis Victor Morgan and Hilda Mary Morgan of Hythe, Kent. Buried Fruges Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference -Collective grave 7.

MUNN

Herbert Frank

Lance Corporal 3967277, 1st/6th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 3rd July 1944. Son of George and Annie Munn of Sellindge, Kent. Born and resided Kent. Buried Bolsena War Cemetery, Italy. Grave reference I.C.9.

MURPHY

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MURPHY

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PHILPOTT

Alfred Harry

Gunner 6297578, 2 Maritime Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died at sea 6th May 1941 aged 35 years. Son of Henry and Eliza Jane Philpott of Seabrook, Kent. Born and resided Kent. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Panel reference - 61. Column 3.

RATHE

Thomas Lockly

Private 14615696, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 22nd August 1944 aged 19 years. Son of Louis and Mary Rathe of Hythe, Kent. Born Kent. Resided Surrey. Buried Brouay War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Grave reference III.D.20.

RISING

Harry William

Trooper 5733581, “B” Squadron, Queen’s Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards). Royal Armoured Corps. Died 25th October 1942 aged 32 years. Son of Harry and Emily Ester Rising. Husband of Kathleen Laura Rising of Hythe, Kent. Born North London. Resided Eastbourne, Sussex. Buried El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt. Grave reference - Collective grave XVII.H.16.

ROBERTS

Albert Ernest

Sergeant 1330745, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 50 Squadron R.A.F. Died 3rd April 1943 aged 21 years. Son of Isrial and Elizabeth Roberts. Husband of Doris Jessie Roberts of Hythe, Kent. Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Panel reference 163.

RODWELL

Zacharia

Trooper 6294283, 141st (7th Battalion, The Buffs Royal East Kent Regiment). Royal Armoured Corps. Died 11th August 1944 aged 32 years. Son of Charles and Martha Rodwell. Husband of Margaret Winifred Rodwell of Seabrook, Hythe, Kent. Born North West London. Resided Kent. Buried Ryes War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Grave reference VII.H.7.

ROSAM, DFC, DFM

Edward William George

Flying Officer (Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner) 113328, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 57 Squadron R.A.F. Died 31st January 1943 aged 31 years. Son of Edward and Edith Evangeline Rosam. Husband of Ivy Gertrude Rosam of Rustington, Sussex. Buried Hamburg Cemetery, Germany. Grave reference 10A.M.3.

SIMMONS

Raymond Francis

Private 6286713, 4th Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died at sea between 23rd & 24th October 1943 aged 23 years. Born and resided Kent. Commemorated on the Athens Memorial, Greece. Panel reference Face 5.

SMITH

Eric Norman

Sgt 1294712, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 150 Squadron R.A.F. Died 15th October 1942 aged 22 years. Son of Frank and Ivy Lilian Florence Smith of Hythe, Kent. Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Panel 93.

The aircraft which Eric was flying is believed to have crashed in the sea off Holland all the crew of his Wellington bomber X3552 JN- are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial apart from Sgt P.C. Harrison who is buried in Westduin General Cemetery.

SMITH

Sidney Herbert

Gunner 206254, 53rd Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 7th January 1944 aged 27 years. Son of Arthur John and Annie Louisa Smith of Highbury, London. Born North London. Resided Kent. Buried Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy. Grave reference XV.C.16.

SMITH

William Thomas

Sergeant 6341641, 5th Battalion, Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Died 2nd December 1943 aged 29 years. Son of Henry Thomas Smith and Evelyn Clare Smith. Husband of Lilian Elizabeth Smith of Hythe, Kent. Born Swansea. Resided North London. Buried Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy. Grave reference XV.E.20.

STICKELLS

Anthony Morgan

Sergeant 1444397, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 50 Squadron R.A.F. Died 12th April 1944 aged 22 years. Son of George and Elsie Stickells of Hythe, Kent. Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Panel reference 238.

Also commemorated on the Folkestone Civic Memorial and at the Harvey Grammar School, Cheriton Road, Folkestone.

STONE

William Donald

Sergeant 6287773, 11th Battalion, Parachute Regiment AAC. Formerly The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died 22nd November 1944 aged 22 years. Son of George and Elsie Stone of Hythe, Kent. Born and resided Kent. Commemorated on the Groesbeek Memorial, Gelderland, Netherlands. Panel reference 8.

SWATTON, DSM

Vernon

Corporal PO/X 2317, Royal Marines. H.M.S. Fidelity. Died 1st January 1943 aged 23 years. Son of Hilda F. Swatton of Hythe, Kent. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Panel reference 79. Column 2.

Vernon’s ship came into service with the RN in June 1940 having originally been the French vessel “Le Rhin,” a “Q” ship she was sunk with the loss of 325 whilst in the convoy ONS-154 in the Atlantic off the Azores.

TAYLOR

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THOMAS

Raymond

Leading Aircraftman 1499502, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 621 Squadron R.A.F. Died 3rd December 1943 aged 22 years. Son of William Ernest and Ella Annie Thomas of Hythe, Kent. Buried Nairobi War Cemetery, Kenya. Grave reference 2.B.16.

UDEN

Peter William

Marine PO/X 2332, Royal Marines. H.M.S. Barham. Died 25th November 1941 aged 22 years. Son of Peter John and Daisey Agnes Uden of Hythe, Kent. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval MEMORIAL. Panel 59. Column 2.

The tragic sinking of H.M.S. Barham by three torpedoes from the U-331 is well documented, from a ship company of 1359 a total of 865 perished including 34 of the 134 Royal Marines aboard.

WEMYSS

David Michael

Officer Cadet 888029, Royal Artillery. Formerly a (Regular) Gunner, Royal Artillery. Died 22nd December 1939 aged 20 years. Son of Lieutenant Colonel David Gillespie Wemyss (Late The Royal Scots) and Florence Elca Wemyss of Hythe, Kent. Born South East London. Resided Kent. Buried Canterbury (St Martin) Churchyard.

WINK

John Stewart

Lieutenant (Sp), Royal Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve. H.M.A.S. Moreton. Died 23rd March 1943 aged 32 years. Son of Dr Charles Stewart Wink and Maud Wink of Hythe, Kent. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial. Panel reference 84. Column 2.

WONFOR

John William

Private 621584, 1st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. The Princess Louise’s Kensington Regiment. Died 17th May 1945 aged 23 years. Son of John William and Hannah Victoria Wonfor of Hornchurch, Essex. Born Kent. Resided Essex. Buried Klagenfurt War Cemetery, Austria. Grave reference 4.D.4.

WONFOR

Leonard John

Private 14632281, Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Died 18th September 1944 aged 34 years. Born and resided Kent. Buried Gradara War Cemetery. Grave reference II.A.55.

WORSELL

John Edward

Company Quartermaster Sergeant 2366274, Special Wireless Company, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 1st September 1945 aged 25 years. Son of William George Ernest Worsell and Mabel Alice Worsell of Saltwood, Kent. Born and resided Kent. Buried Rangoon War Cemetery, Myanmar. Grave reference 1.A.8.

WYLIE

David

Private 2974768, 1st Battalion Royal Scots. Died between 26th & 27th May 1940 aged 28 years. Son of James Henry and Laura Matilda Wylie of Hythe, Kent. Born Kent. Resided Canterbury. Buried La Paradis War Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference 2.A.1.

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