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IGHTHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 & Malayan Emergency - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright ©
Tony Grant 2005

The war memorials take the form of two brass plaques within St. Peter’s Church, Fen Pond Road, Ightham, Kent; the World War 2 plaque is under the World War 1 plaque. There are 50 names for World War 1 and 26 names for World War 2. The village memorial is to be found at a crossroads traffic islands in Ightham and takes the form of a Celtic cross mounted on a tapered shaft standing on a square base; the inscriptions are to be found on the sides of the plinth. This memorial lists 46 men for World War 1, 26 for World War 2 and one for the Malayan Emergency.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THE MEN FROM THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

ADDY

Kenneth James Balguy

CWGC lists him as Balgay. Temp. Second Lieutenant, 1st. Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 13th. October 1915. CWGC lists him as 3rd. October 1915. Age 23. Son of George Henry and Harriet Addy, of The Firs, Ightham, Kent. Native of Hampstead Heath, London. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. J. 16.

ATTWOOD

A

Possibly – Private Arthur William ATTWOOD, Private G/24805, 13th. Battalion, Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 26th. August 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 39. Born Newington, Kent, enlisted Maidstone, Kent, resided Sevenoaks, Kent. Son of Emily Attwood, of Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks, and the late William Attwood; husband of Elizabeth Emma Attwood, of The Post Office, Upper St. John's Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium . Panel 113 to 115.

ASHBY

H

Possibly – Herbert Edward ASHBY, Private G/15538, 7th. Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 17th. November 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Maidstone, Kent, enlisted Tonbridge, Kent, resided, Maidstone, Kent. Son of Frederick Richard and Annie Maria Ashby, of 44, Perry St., Maidstone. Buried in STUMP ROAD CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT, Somme, France. Grave B. 54. Formerly 2306, 2nd./1st. Kent Cyclist Battalion.

BIRD

S

Possibly– Samuel Oliver BIRD, Private G/3801, 1st Battalllion, Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds 25th. August 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Wrotham, Kent, enlisted Maidstone, Kent, resided Wrotham, Kent. Formerly 4477, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)

BIRD

W

Possibly– William Thomas, Leading Stoker K/403, H.M.S. “Princess Irene”, Royal Navy. Died 27th. May 1915. Age 27. Husband of Lily Bird, of "The Nutshell", Culverstone Green. Meopham, Gravesend. Commemorated on the CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Chatham, Kent. 11.

BOORMAN

F

Possibly– Frank James BOORMAN, Private G/532, 6th. Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 10th. May 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Staplehurst, Cranbrook, Kent, enlisted Tonbridge, Kent. Buried FEUCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. C. 7.

BOTTLE

Henry

Private 6/1470, Canterbury Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Died/killed in action 20th. May 1915 in Gallipoli. Age 20. Son of William Henry and Caroline Bottle, of Rosewood Villa, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks, England. Commemorated on the LONE PINE MEMORIAL, Turkey. Ref. 74.

BRYANT

E

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COLES

J

Possibly – James Cole, Private 14367, 2nd. Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th. July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Hadlow, Kent, enlisted Kettering, Northamptonshire. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

COLEMAN

James Edward Henry Roger

Private G/2212, 7th. Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 8th. October 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born Ightham, Kent, enlisted Tonbridge, Kent. Son of James and Mary Arm Coleman, of Redwell, Ightham Common, Ightham, Sevenoaks. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VIII. D. 131.

COLEMAN

Arthur

Corporal G/2220, 7th. Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 28th. March 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born Ightham, Kent, enlisted Tonbridge, Kent. Son of James and Mary Coleman, of Redwell, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent. Commemorated on the POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 58 and 59.

CHEVERTON

T

MC Possibly– Thomas Bird CHEVERTON, Major, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 24th. March 1918 in France & Flanders. Commemorated on the POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 7 to 10.

CRAWLEY

Thomas Henry Ousley

Soldiers Died CD Rom & CWGC list him as Ouseley, Captain, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 6TH. May 1915. Age 30. Son of Col. G. B. Crawley, of Upper Brooms, Ightham, Kent; husband of Meta Janette Steel Raper (formerly Crawley). Commemorated on the HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 104 to 113.

CROWSON

Charles Luer

Private 241783, 2nd. Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 30th. August 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 37. Born Ightam (Ightham), Kent, enlisted Woodford. Husband of Lydia Crowson, of 8, Aldeburgh Place, Woodford Wells, Essex. Buried in ECOUST-ST. MEIN BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave A. 4. Formerly 32268, Suffolk Regiment.

CROWSON

Robert

Petty Officer J/14151, H.M.S. “Ettrick”, Royal Navy. Died/killed in action 7th. July 1917. Age 22. Son of Mr. L. and Ada Charlotte Crowson, of Beresford Villa, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent. Commemorated on the CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Chatham, Kent. 21.

CORNELL

C

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COUCHMAN

Walter

Private G/12544, 3rd. Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 30th. March 1916 Home. Born Chipstead, Kent, enlisted Maidstone, Kent, resided Sevenoaks, Kent. Son of Walter Couchman, of Ightham. Buried in IGHTHAM (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD, Ightham, Kent. North-West part.

COLYER- FURGUSSON

Thomas Riversdale

No. 30272, dated 4th Sept., 1917; records the following:- "For most conspicuous bravery, skilful leading and determination in attack. The tactical situation having developed contrary to expectation, it was not possible for his company to adhere to the original plan of deployments, and owing to the difficulties of the ground and to enemy wire, Captain Colyer Fergusson found himself with a Serjeant and five men only. He carried out the attack nevertheless, and succeeded in capturing the enemy trench and disposing of the garrison. His party was then threatened by a heavy counter-attack from the left front, but this attack he successfully resisted. During this operation, assisted by his Orderly only, he attacked and captured an enemy machine gun and turned it on the assailants, many of whom were killed and a large number driven into the hands of an adjoining British unit. Later, assisted only by his Serjeant, he again attacked and captured a second enemy machine gun, by which time he had been joined by other portions of his company, and was enabled to consolidate his position. The conduct of this officer throughout forms an amazing record of dash, gallantry and skill, for which no reward can be too great, having regard to the importance of the position won. This gallant officer was shortly afterwards killed by a sniper.

DEWLEY

J

No further information currently

DRURY

Percy

Private G/43416, 2nd. Battalion, Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 2nd. June 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Plaxtol, Kent, enlisted Maidstone, Kent, resided Inghtham (Ightham), Kent. Son of Albert Alfred and Eliza Drury, of Yewtree Cottage, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks, Kent. Buried SISSONNE BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Grave 6. 16.

EVANS

J

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FREMLIN

Albion Thomas

Private 41065, 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Killed in action 23rd. April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Stansted, Kent, enlisted Maidstone, Kent. Son of Mary Ann Fremlin, of Crown Point Cottages, Ightham, Sevenoaks, and the late Thomas Fremlin. Buried ARRAS ROAD CEMETERY, ROCLINCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. P. 33. Formerly 47730, Middlesex Regiment.

FUNNEL

A

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HILLS

Amos

The following information was kindly provided by Kyle Tallett @ www.royalnavaldivision.co.uk/index.htm CWGC lists him as Private CH/534(S), 2nd. Royal Naval Battalion, Royal Naval Division, (Kyle gives him as 2nd. Battalion, Royal Marines). Killed in action 30th. October 1916 in France & Flanders. From his service papers, next of kin, mother Mary of Tilton Cottage, Borough Green, Born Leigh, Tonbridge. Listed on the 1901 Census as being in Ightham. Buried in HAMEL MILITARY CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Grave II. B. 13.

HOLLMAN

Fred Arthur

Private G/2104, 8th. Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 23rd. April 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born Ightham, Kent, enlisted Maidstone, Kent. Son of Arthur and Rosetta Hollman, of Church Green, Ightham, Kent. Buried in DRANOUTRE MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave I. C. 19.

HOLLMAN

Horace

Private S/312, 1st. Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 30th. July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Ightham, Kent, enlisted Maidstone, Kent. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C

HOLLMAN

Thomas

Private S/622, 1st. Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 4th. October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Ightham, Kent, enlisted Maidstone, Kent. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium . Panel 106 to 108.

HOLLMAN

Walter

Private G/4947, 1st. Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 22nd. July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 38. Born Ightham, Kent, enlisted Tonbridge, Kent. Son of Joseph and Amelia Hollman, of Redwell, Ighthany (Ightham), Sevenoaks; husband of Louisa Hollman, of Rose Bank Cottage, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks, Kent. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C.

HIDER

Frank John

Private G/4948, 1st. Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 9th. June 1915, CWGC list him as 8th. June 1915, in France & Flanders. Age 28. Born Ightham, Kent, enlisted Tonbridge, Kent, resided Ivy Heath, Sevenoaks, Kent. Son of James Hider; husband of Ada Emma Wilson (formerly Hider), of High St., Ightham, Sevenoaks. Buried in VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURES No.1 and No 2, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave I. A. 8.

JAMES

Charles Kenneth

DSO and bar, Acting Lieutenant Colonel, 6th. Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 19th. May 1918. Age 26. Son of Dr. C. A. James, of The Pollard Elms, Upper Clapton, London; husband of Phyllis D. E. Cursham (formerly James), of The Manor House, Thrumpton, Derby. Buried in BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave XVI. D. 7.

KEALEY

A

Possibly – Alfred KEALEY, Corporal G/2127, 7th. Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 25th. July 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 25. Born Kemsing, Sevenoaks, Kent, enlisted Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Son of Alfred and Annie Kealey, of Yaldham, Kemsing, Sevenoaks, Kent. Native of Wrotham, Kent. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XVI. H. 13.

LAWRENCE

F

Possibly– Frank LAWRENCE, Gunner 82036, “A” Battery, 62nd. Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action (Soldiers Died CD Rom lists him as) 5th. November 1916 in France & Flanders, CWGC lists him as 5th. November 1915. Born Sevenoaks, Kent, enlisted Tonbridge, Kent. Buried in the GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IV. B. 33.

MALLION

William Henry

Private G/4950, 1st. Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 4th. April 1918. Son of William Henry Mallion, of Ightham. Buried in IGHTHAM (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD, Ightham, Kent. South-West part.

MERTON

C

Possibly – Charles Frederick MERTON, Private G/13509, Soldiers Died lists him as 7th. Battalion, CWGC lists him as 9th. Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 30th. December 1916 B.E.F. Enlisted Maidstone, Kent. Husband of E. J. Fletcher (formerly Merton), of Borough Green, Kent. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. G. 2.

MOORE

Arthur

Rifleman S/10724, 3rd. Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort’s Own). Killed in action 21st. August 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Ightham, Kent, enlisted, Tonbridge, Kent, resided Ightham, Kent. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C.

MOORCROFT (MEM)
(CWGC -MOORECROFT)
(SD – MORECROFT)

Joseph Charles

Private T/270709, 10th. (Royal East Kent and West Kent Yeomanry) Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died/killed in action 13th. August 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born Ightham, Kent, enlisted Maidstone, Kent, resided Borough Green, Kent. Son of Mr. J. C. Moorecroft, of 11, Sunnyside, Borough Green, Sevenoaks, Kent. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 15 to 19. Formerly 150, 1st./1st. West Kent Yeomanry.

MCDONALD

J

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MITCHELL

Sidney William

Private G/39893, 1st. Battalion, Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 25th. September 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 28. Born Malling, Kent, enlisted Maidstone, Kent, resided Ightham common, Near Sevenoaks, Kent. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Evans, of Monckton's Cottages, Basted Lane, Borough Green, Kent; husband of Mrs. A. Wickham (formerly Mitchell), of Frankfield, Seal Chart, Sevenoaks, Kent. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 14 to 17 and 162 to 162A.

NEWMAN

Edward George

D.C.M., Serjeant 61654, “B” Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 5th. October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 26. Born Sevenoaks, Kent, enlisted Maidstone, Kent. Son of Edward and Harriet Newman, of 1, Whatcote Cottages, St. Mary's Platt, Borough Green, nr. Sevenoaks, Kent. Native of Borough Green. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave XXVII. E. 1A.

PALMER

Askew William

Company Serjeant Major 200090, 2nd./4th. Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 22nd. April 1917 in Egypt. Age 29. Born Ightham, Kent, enlisted Sevenoaks, Kent. Son of Friend William and Ann Palmer, of The Willows, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent. Buried in the DEIR EL BELAH WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Grave A. 132.

PARKES

Albert

Private G/3806, 7th. Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 13th. July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Shipbourne, Kent, enlisted Tunbridge (Tonbridge), Kent, resided Sevenoaks, Kent.

RALPH

Albert John

Private 5014, 4th./1st. Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 27th. May 1916 Home. Age 33. Born Sevenoaks, Kent, enlisted Wandsworth, Surrey. Son of Mrs. Victoria Ralph, of Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent. Buried in the BURY ST. EDMUNDS CEMETERY, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Grave 35. 50A. Formerly 18521, East Surrey Regiment.

SHAW

W

Possibly – William SHAW, Private L/8260, 1st. Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 6th. October 1914 in France & Flanders. Age 29. Born Deptford, Kent, enlisted Maidstone, Kent. Son of Alfred and Annie Shaw, of 14, Rock Rd., Borough Green, Kent. Buried in the NETLEY MILITARY CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave C.E. 1599.

STANLEY

Percy Lambeth

Rifleman Lance Corporal R/46, 10th. Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 10th. August 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Ightham, Kent, enlisted Maidstone, Kent, resided Ightham, Kent. Commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 51 and 53.

SWAFFER

W

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THORNDYCRAFT

Reginald Frank

MM, Rifleman R/966, “A” Company, 11th. Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 3rd. September 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born Maidstone, Kent, enlisted Maidstone, Kent, resided Boro’ Green (Borough Green), Kent. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Thorndycraft, of Basted Lodge, Borough Green, Sevenoaks, Kent. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B.

WEBB

A

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WILLARD

J

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WRAIGHT

Frederick Charles

Serjeant 8964, 2nd. Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 25th. May 1917 in Mesopotamia. Born Wrotham, Kent, enlisted, Maidstone, Kent resided Ightham, Kent. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Grave XIII. G. 15.

WRAIGHT

William

Private 34774, 7th. Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died 29th. April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 26. Enlisted Tonbridge, Kent, resided Shipbourne, Kent. Son of Mr. Wraight, of Ightham; husband of Annie Wraight, of High St., Plaxtol, Sevenoaks, Kent. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

ALSO OF THOSE FROM THIS PARISH WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES IN THE WORLD WAR OF 1939 - 1945

ASHBY

Leslie Arthur

Private 6347574, 5th Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died 18th March 1943. Aged 24. Son of Frederick & Alice Ashby of Ightham, Kent. Husband to Pearl Ashby also of Ightham. Buried in TABARKA RAS RAJEL WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 3. Row C. Grave 24.

BARING

Patrick

Second Lieutenant 75440, 3rd. Battalion, Grenadier Guards. 19th. May 1940. Age 21. Son of The Hon. Windham Baring, and of Lady Gweneth Baring, of Ightham, Kent. OUTER COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Ninove, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave 263.

BURVILL

P E

No further information currently

CAS(S)INGHAM

Ernest

Flight Sergeant (Nav.) 1335447, 35 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 12th. June 1943. Age 22. Son of Herbert and Kate Cassingham; husband of Myra Irene Cassingham, of Ightham, Kent. Buried in the ROTTERDAM (CROOSWIJK) GENERAL CEMETERY, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. Plot LL. Row 1. Grave 43.

DIPLOCK

L E A

Possibly – Laurie Errick Alan, Rifleman 6348220, 1st. Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died 4th. September 1944. Age 27. Buried in the LONDON CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot 13. Row C. Grave 20.

DRURY

J L

Possibly– James Leonard, Gunner 1710669, 7 Coast Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 5th. March 1943. Age 36. Son of Albert and Elizebeth Drury; husband of Lilian May Drury, of Plumstead, London. Commemorated on the SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 17.

DURLING

G W

Possibly - George William, Private 6347586, 6th. Battalion, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Died 24th. May 1940. Age 21. Commemorated on the DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 13.

ELLIOTT

P

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FANCETT

Denys Gerald

Private 6346283, 4th. Battalion, Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Died 29th. May 1940. Age 21. Son of Alfred W. Fancett, and of Beatrice A. Fancett, of Sevenoaks, Kent; husband of Doris Mary Fancett, of Sevenoaks. Commemorated on the DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 113.

FOORD

Thomas George

Corporal 6347003, 4th. Battalion, Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Died 10th. January 1944. Age 24. Son of John Foord, and of Florence Foord, of Borough Green, Kent. Commemorated on the RANGOON MEMORIAL, Taukkyan, Myanmar. Face 16.

BORDON

K

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GREEN

Ronald William Frank

Gunner 1077370, 5 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 3rd June 1943. Aged 29. Son of William Henry and Florence Alice Green; husband of Doreen Marjorie Green, of Stockport, Cheshire. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 9 Row M Special Memorial 4.

Note: Special memorial are usually found where a person is known to be buried within a given cemetery but the exact grave cannot be identified.

MACARTHURTON

Donald Frank

Warrant Officer Class II (Armr. Q.M.S.) 6348559, 811 Armoured Troops Workshop, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Died 15th. January 1945. age 28. Buried in the LEOPOLDSBURG WAR CEMETERY, Leopoldsburg, Limburg, Belgium. Grave VI.B. 19.

PICTON

Harold Christopher James

Leading Aircraftman 1205466, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 19th. September 1945. Buried in RINGE CEMETERY, Ringe is a town of Fyn, Denmark. Grave P. 10. 25.

RALPH

Albert George

Private 13072190, Pioneer Corps. Died 8th. June 1944. Age 27. Son of William and Amelia Ralph, of Ivy Hatch. Buried in IGHTHAM (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD, Ightham, Kent.

READER

Arthur Henry

Private 6350185, 4th. Battalion, Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Died 2nd. October 1942. Age 28. Son of Arthur and Sarah Reader; husband of Dorothy I. Reader, of Oldbury, Kent. Buried in the CASERTA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave II, D, 20.

ROGERS

R H

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SERGENT

W H G

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SELMAN

Albert James

Petty Officer C/J106752, H.M.S. “Tamar”, Royal Navy. Died 25th. December 1941. Age 36. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Selman; husband of Bertha Selman, of Borough Green, Kent. Commemorated on the CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Chatham, Kent. Panel 83.

SMITH

Arthur [Charles]

Stoker 2nd Class C/KX 156166, H.M.M.T.B. 29, Royal Navy. died in an accident on the Torpedo boat in the North Sea 6th October 1942. Aged 18, born in 1924. Son of William and Elizabeth Smith, of Seal Chart, Kent. Buried in FLUSHING (VLISSINGEN) NORTHERN CEMETERY, Netherlands. Row D. Grave 5.

STANLEY

Henry Walter

Sergeant (Pilot) 1330743, 501 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 17th. February 1943. Age 20. Son of Henry Leslie and Margaret Stanley, of Ightham. Buried in IGHTHAM (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD, Ightham, Kent. 

STYANCE

Arthur Ernest

Private 14440264, 7th. Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Died 23rd. November 1944. Age 19. Son of Harry and Elizabeth Hannah Styance, of Ightham, Kent. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Grave 47. D. 7.

TAYLOR

George

Gunner 6355073, 2 Maritime Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 28th March 1943. Aged 19. Son of Robert William and Mary Eliza Taylor, of Maidstone, Kent. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 80, Column 3.

WILLIAMS

Ivor Gordon

Pilot Officer (W.Op./Air Gnr.) 188234, 49 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 21st. November 1944. Age 22. Son of Arthur Thomas Williams and Mildred Rose Williams, of Ightham, Kent. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Grave 13. C. 16.

MALAYAN EMERGENCY

MORLEY

Frederick John

Sergeant/Pilot 3507305, 60 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Accidentally killed while flying 13th November 1952. Aged 20. Son of Frederick and Amy Morley of Cobtree Cottage Ightham. No known grave. Commemorated on the Memorial Wall in Terendak Camp Military Cemetery, near Malacca (Melaka), Malaysia.


CRIPPS

Emma

Civilian, of Oldbury Hall Cottage, Ightham. Widow of Samuel Cripps. Died at Phylheam, Spring Lane, Ightham, 9th. August 1944. Age 82. Buried in Malling, Rural District.

WARREN

Phyllis

Civilian, of 15 Spring Lane, Ightham. Wife of Ernest Warren. Died at 15 Spring Lane, Ightham, 9th.August 1944. Age 53. Buried in Malling, Rural District.

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