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HYTHE UNITED REFORMED CHURCH WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © David Hughes and Neil Clark 2006

The memorial is to be found in the United Reformed Church in East Street, Hythe. The memorial is in the form of a marble plaque affixed to the wall of the church. It lists 14 names by initial and surname.
Photographs Copyright © David Hughes and Neil Clark 2006

TO
THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE UNDERMENTIONED
MEN WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918.

THEY ERE A WALL UNTO US, BOTH BY NIGHT AND BY DAY.

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, Miramont, Somme, France. Grave reference IV.E.15.

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.

CHURCH

William Robert

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

ELLIS

V

No further information currently available

HIRST

Stanley Ewart

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

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.

LEE

William George

Private G/21368, 1st/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 Bangalore (Hosur House) Cemetery, India.

Also commemorated on the Madras 1914-1918 War Memorial, Chennai, India.

NICHOLLS

Percy John

Guardsman 25521, Died 6th August 1917. Born Hythe. Enlisted Folkestone. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

Percy is recorded with the surname Nickoils on SDGW. Nickolls with the CWGC and Nicholls on the MIC entry. It would seem that the casualty commemorated on the Hythe town civic war memorial is also Percy but spelt Nichols.

O’CONNEL

A J

[Spelt O’CONNELL elsewhere] Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Nigeria Regiment, West African Field Force. Died between 4th August 1914 and 31st August 1921. Commemorated on the Ibadan Memorial, Nigeria, West Africa.

360 casualties here have no known grave. They all died in Africa during the war years.

PROBERT

Edward John

Private, 4th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died 22nd August 1917. Born Bangor, Caernarfon. Enlisted Chatham, Kent. Commemorated on the Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial, India. Face C.

REES

D M

No further information currently available

SMITH

Percy Sydney Thomas

Private M2/187027, 347th Motor Transport Company, 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

VIDLER

Stephen Charles

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

WOOTON

Alfred Gordon

Private M2/98036, Army Service Corps. Died 8th December 1917. Born and resided Hythe. Enlisted Dover.

Recorded on the memorial as A.C Wooton.

This man appears to be missing from the CWGC records! He is is recorded by SDGW as died at home! One of many men who appear to have been completely forgotten.

Last update 10 April, 2006

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