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LYDD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed David Hughes and Neil Clark 2004

The memorial stands in the village of Lydd. During the Great War Lydd was a very important military garrison town. The Royal Garrison Artillery maintained a large presence here and Lydd lent it’s name to the high explosive “Lyddite”. In addition to the historic army barracks, the town of Lydd is the joint home (alongside Hythe) of the Cinque Ports Firing Ranges. The military ranges are still used extensively by the army.

Lydd is the most southerly town in Kent and has the longest parish church in the county.

Worthy of special notice here is the tragedy inflicted on John Henry and Harriet Williams of 10 Wolseley Terrace, Lydd. They lost 4 sons in the Great War! Another son Gunner 683187 John Edward Williams 79th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery thankfully survived the carnage of the Great War…

Photograph Copyright © David Hughes
and Neil Clark 2004

1914-1918

ADAMS

Percy Walter

Lance Corporal 42842, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Formerly 10446 Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 23rd August 1918 aged 19 years. Born, enlisted and resided Lydd. Son of George and Mary Elizabeth Adams of Harts Farm, Denge Marsh, Lydd, Kent. Formally resided at Fox Farm, Lydd. Buried Becourt Military cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Somme, France. Grave reference -II.B.13.

Percy’s brother Private 1262 William George Adams, 14th Cyclist Battalion, Army Cyclist Corps also served having originally been a member of The Buffs. It would seem feasible that Percy had enlisted with Frederick Nelson Wood a brother of Lydd casualty William Wood as they both served in the same battalion with a mere six digits between their Regimental numbers. By the end of the war 227 officers and 5274 other ranks had served in Percy’s battalion and of these, 1103 fell.

ADAMS

Roy Manfred

Private CH/21203, Royal Marine Light Infantry. H.M.S. “Vindictive”. Died 23rd April 1918 aged 18 years. Son of Arthur Adams of Ice House, Manor Road, Lydd. Buried locally in Lydd (All Saints) Churchyard, Lydd, Kent.

The Zeebrugge Raid

It would appear that Roy’s demise can be attributed to the Zeebrugge Raid when H.M.S. Vindictive was used as an assault ship. Captain Edward Bamford who led the assaulting Royal Marine Light Infantry from Roy`s ship was awarded the Victoria Cross for his part played in the raid (one of eight awarded in this action). Several of the two hundred men that died on the raid are buried or commemorated in St James Cemetery, Dover. Roy was probably a member of the 4th Battalion RMLI. He was probably seriously wounded in the assault but somehow managed to be recovered to the UK where he sadly sucumbed to his wounds shortly afterwards.

ASHMORE

E T

Probably this man - Private 13255 Edwin T ASHMORE. Labour Corps. Formerly Private (31865) York and Lancaster Regiment. Died 21st February 1920 aged 24 years. Son of Thomas Ashmore. Husband of Elizabeth Ashmore of 14 Swan Street, Pensett, Staffordshire. Buried Pensett (St Mark) Churchyard, Pensett, Staffordshire.

BALCOMBE

Frederick J

Petty Officer Stoker 276783, Royal Navy. H.M.S “Hawke”. Died 15th October 1914. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Chatham, Kent. Panel reference 4.

H.M.S Hawke was sunk in the North Sea off Aberdeen by the German submarine U9 commanded by Otto Weddingen. Although 71 men were rescued about 500 souls perished.

BALCHIN

Henry George

Private 33754, 7th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Formerly M/88207 Army Service Corps. Died 13th November 1917 aged 19 years. Born Hayward Heath, Sussex. Enlisted Lydd. Son of George and Matilda Balchin of 1 Kimberly Villas, Lydd, Kent. Buried Poelcappelle British Cemetery, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave reference - XLIX.D.13.

BASS

Charles William

Private G6305, 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 28th September 1915. Born and resided Lydd. Enlisted Canterbury. Son of Charles Edward and Julia Elizabeth Bass of Tourney Hall, Lydd, Kent. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Charles brother Private 13264 Raymond John Bass also served in the army gaining a commission via the Inns of Court OTC. He survived the Great War and was demobbed 23rd January 1919.

BEAN

Clement George

Private 17916, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 3rd May 1917. Born Lydd. Enlisted Canterbury. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Arras, Pas de Calais, France. Panel reference - Bay 6.

BLACKLOCKS

Albert

Private G/1371, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 14th July 1916 aged 20 years. Born, enlisted and resided Lydd. Son of Mrs F.E. Blacklocks of 2 Poplar Terrace, Lydd, Kent. Buried Bernafay Wood British Cemetery, Montauban, Somme, France. Grave reference J.11.

Two of Albert’s brothers also served - Corporal 55478 John Blacklocks Machine Gun Corps, and Private G/1362 Thomas Blacklocks 7th Battalion, The Buffs, (East Kent Regiment).

BRADBURY

R G W

Probably this man - Private 512953 Roland G BRADBURY. 2nd/14th Battalion, London Regiment (London Scottish). Formerly Private 6915 14th Battalion, London Regiment. Died 9th May 1917. Enlisted London. Resided Wood Green. Buried Karasouli Military Cemetery, Greece. Grave reference - D. 794.

BROWN

Arthur Victor

Private G/13781, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 3rd May 1917. Born, enlisted and resided Lydd. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel reference - Bay 2.

BURCHILL

Thomas

Leading Stoker 276152, Royal Navy. H.M.S. Hogue. Died 22nd September 1914 aged 40 years. Son of Thomas George Burchill of Cork. Husband of Emma Burchill of 1 Bellevue Villas, Belleville Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial. Panel 3.

H.M.S Hogue was one of three ships torpedoed in a short space of time on 22nd September 1914 by the German submarine U9 commanded by Otto Weddigen. There were more casualties in this disaster than in the whole Battle of Trafalgar! A truly disasterous day for the Royal Navy…

CARPENTER

Ross Vernon Victor

Private 52131, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Formerly Private (44516) Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 26th August 1918 aged 18 years. Born and resided Lydd. Enlisted Canterbury. Son of John and Flora Carpenter of 3 Station Road, Lydd, Kent. Commemorated at Warlencourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Special Memorial 32.

Four brothers of Ross served in the army they were –

Corporal 43254 Cecil O’Conner Carpenter. Machine Gun Corps.

Private 48957 George Henry Miles Carpenter. Northumberland Fusiliers, formerly 2048 The Buffs (East Kent Regiment),

Corporal H/6177 John Carpenter. 13th Hussars.

Private 52131 Ross Hierman Victor Carpenter. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, formerly Private (44516) Bedfordshire Regiment.

CHASMAR

Henry Thomas

Private 24507, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 16th August 1916 aged 26 years. Born and enlisted Lydd. Son of John Thomas and Susan Chasmar of Spring Place, Woodchurch, Ashford, Kent. Husband of Lucy Chasmar of White House, Avon Castle, Ringwood, Hampshire. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Also commemorated on Woodchurch war memorial, the Lydd Institute Memorial plaque and in Lydd All Saints Church.

CHESTERMAN

William C

Company Sergeant Major G/2941, 8th Battalion, The Queen`s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 30th April 1916 aged 28 years. Born Cheriton. Enlisted and resided Lydd. Son of Daisy Chesterman of Mill House, Lydd, Kent. Buried Dranoutre Military Cemetery, Heuveland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave reference - I.E.3.

COLLICK, MM

John Henry

Gunner 64172, 94th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 18th November 1916. Age 18. Born and resided Lydd. Enlisted Ashford. Son of Thomas Edward and Charlotte Collick. Commemorated on Screen Wall, Reading Cemetery, Berkshire.

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

COLLINS

Neville Lancelot

Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Attached 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 15th August 1916 aged 22 years. Son of the Reverent Canon and Mrs Percy H. Collins of the Rectory, Lydd, Kent. Buried Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Grave reference XVI.C.20.

Three of Neville’s brothers also served as officers in the army during the war they were - Major Percy Hugh Campbell Collins, York and Lancaster Regiment, Captain Keith Gordon Floyd Collins, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment (ex 2nd Nigerian Regiment) and Captain Neil Boswell Floyd Collins, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment.

DALTON

Albert Frederick

Boy 1st Class J/31403, H.M.S. Collingwood, Royal Navy. Died 6th April 1916 aged 17 years. Son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Dalton. Buried Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery, Orkney. Grave B.23.

Alfred’s brother also served in the army - Lance Corporal 202604 Arthur William Dalton 4th Battalion Queen`s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). He resided at 2 Neville Terrace, Lydd.


Floral tribute to Albert Dalton from an old postcard.

Note: HMS Collingwood was a St Vincent Class Dreanought Battleship built by Vickers, Barrow, laid down February 1908, completed April 1910, cost £1,680,888. Durijng World War 1 she was with the 1st Battle Squadron Grand Fleet, where HRH The Duke of York, later King George VI, served as a lieutenant on her. She was present at the Battle of Jutland (may 31st - 1st June 1916) and fired 84 12in rounds, receiving no damage. She was transferred to 4th Battle Squadron and in December 1922 sold for scrap.

DRUMMOND

Andrew

Sapper 7881, 59th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 23rd February 1915 aged 36 years. Born Leith, Edinburgh. Enlisted Edinburgh. Son of John Drummond of Jock’s Lodge, Edinburgh. Husband of Rachel Grant (formerly Drummond) of 2 Gladstone Villas, Manor Road, Lydd, Kent. Buried Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Heuveland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave reference - III.D.21.

DUNK

Philip William

Sergeant L/9332, “C” Company, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 29th December 1917 aged 29 years. Born and resided Lydd. Enlisted Shorncliffe. Son of Philp William and Emily Dunk (nee Swan). Husband of Catherine Stack (formerly Dunk) of “Glenmore,” Killester Villas, Howth Road, Dublin. Buried Rye Cemetery, Sussex. Grave reference - 4890.

FRAMPTON

Charles Walter

Private G/24386, 23rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Formerly Private G/24033 Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died 17th February 1917 aged 24 years. Born Stone, Kent. Enlisted Lydd. Son of Edward and Elizabeth Frampton of Scotney Court, Lydd, Kent. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

FULLER

H W

No further information currently available

GODFREY, DSC

James Douglas

Lieutenant, Royal Navy. H.M.S “Attentive”. Formerly H.M.S “Arethusa”. Died 31st October 1917 aged 39 years. Son of George Gilbert Godfrey and Edith Hannah Godfrey of Lydd. Husband of Ellen Elizabeth Godfrey of Rose Farm House, Lydd. Buried locally in Lydd (All Saints) Churchyard, Lydd, Kent.

For several years the Godfrey family resided at the Station Hotel, Lydd were George was the manager. Awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (D.S.C.) Brother of Nelson Godfrey below.

DSC citation - For coolness in action under heavy fire. Gunner James Douglas Godfrey, H.M.S. "Arethusa.". In charge of torpdeo tubes. [London Gazette 23 October 1914 page 8501.]

GODFREY

Nelson

Battery Sergeant Major 1702, 4th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 7th November 1917 aged 36 years. Son of George Gilbert and Edith Hannah Godfrey of Lydd. Husband of Alice M.M Godfrey of West Ripe, Lydd. Buried locally in Lydd (All Saints) Churchyard, Lydd, Kent.

Brother of James Douglas Godfrey above.

HAMBROOK

Charles Arthur

Aircraftman 2nd Class 281095, Royal Air Force. Died 10th April 1919 aged 34 years. Husband of H.K Humphrey (formerly Hambrook) of 11 Ravens Knowle, Wouldham, Rochester, Kent. Buried Maidstone Cemetery, Maidstone, Kent. Grave reference - 2C.304.

HANDS

G

No further information currently available

HASSALL

Joseph William

Lance Corporal 10621, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died Gallipoli 29th June 1915 aged 18 years. Born Aldershot. Enlisted Lydd. Resided Chatham. Son of Joseph Hassel of 2 Wolseley Terrace, West Ripe, Lydd, Kent. Buried Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey. Grave reference - C. 96.

JACKSON

Edward

Quartermaster Sergeant (Smith) 3409, 3rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 6th November 1914 aged 42 years. Born and resided Barton Bendish, Stoke Ferry, Norfolk. Enlisted Swaffham, Norfolk. Son of David and Anne Jackson of Barton Brandish, Norfolk. Husband of Madeline Gertrude Jackson of “Sea View,” Lydd, Kent. Buried Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference - III.B.37.

JAMES

A M

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JONES

Lomas

Private T/1256, 5th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 7th January 1916 aged 23 years. Born and resided Lydd. Enlisted Tenterden. Son of Charles and Jane Louisa Jones of “Homeleigh,” Boulder Wall, Lydd, Kent. Buried Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Grave reference - XXXI.C.7.

KENNETT

G

No further information currently available

KENT

J G W

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LAING

D

No further information currently available

Note: The 1901 census shows a 10 year David LAING living with his widower father (also David) at Middle Ripe, Lydd. David probably died of wounds after the Great War had ended. The trustees of the towns civic tribute allowed his name to go forward on the grounds he died as a consequence of his war service. This case warrants further investigation. David is one of many thousands of men whose names should have been properly recorded but were not.

LOCKE

George Edward

Rifleman 593431, 18th Battalion, London Regiment (London Irish Rifles). Formerly Private 1822 4th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 7th April 1917 aged 24 years. Born Brookland, Kent. Enlisted and resided Dover. Son of Annie Lydia Locke of 6 Bulwark Street, Dover, Kent. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinghe, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave reference - XI.C.29.

LORDING

Hugh Hartland

Private G/9051, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) Died 14th July 1916 aged 20 years. Born, enlisted and resided Lydd. Son of Mr and Mrs Mary Jane Lording of Jacques Court, Lydd, Kent. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5D.

Hugh’s younger brother Private 418401 Loftus Frank Lording, East Surrey Regiment also served.

MARTIN

Horace Dunster

Lance Corporal 40160, 14th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Formally Private 2964 The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 16th August 1917 aged 29 years. Enlisted Lydd. Son of William and Harriet Sarah Martin of 1 Myrtle Villas, Lydd, Kent. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

Horace’s brother Lance Corporal 265613 Alfred Richard Martin, 2nd Battalion The Queen`s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) also served.

MILLER

John Robert

Bombadier 62247, 88th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 18th August 1917 aged 32 years. Born Lydd. Enlisted Maidstone. Resided Marden. Son of Joseph and Fanny Miller, Lydd, Kent. Husband of D.L. Miller of 10 Wolseley Terrace, Lydd, Kent. Buried Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference - III.D.12.

Post war address for Mrs Miller (above) is as for the Williams brothers, possibly related to the family.

MILLS

Tom

Driver T3/022731, 151st Mechanical Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Attached 56th Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 5th June 1917 aged 21 years. Born and resided Lydd. Enlisted Canterbury. Son of James Edward and Edith Emily Mills of 5 Queens Road, Lydd, Kent. Buried Avesnes-la-Comte Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference - I.D.10.

Two of Tom’s brothers served in the Royal Navy they being Trimmer Ernest James Mills, HMS Colleen and Fireman 934392 Jack Mills HMS Imperieuse.

MUNDS

Albert Ernest

Private G/9368, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 7th October 1916. Born, enlisted and resided Lydd. Son of George and Ellen Munds of New Street, Lydd, Kent. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel reference - 5D.

Three of Albert’s brothers also served:

Private G/15512 John Munds 2nd Battalion, Queen`s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) Formerly Private (48118) Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.

Driver TF/20419 Sidney Munds. Royal Field Artillery.

S/312233 Private William Munds. Army Service Corps.

NOAKES

James Henry

Corporal G/672, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 10th October 1917 aged 21 years. Born Winchelsea, Sussex. Enlisted Dover. Resided Lydd. Buried Cement House Cemetery, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave reference - XII.D.2.

OILLER

William Richard

Leading Seaman 219400, Royal Navy. H.M.S. India. Died 8th August 1915. Son of Herbert and Katherine Oiller of the Ship Inn, Dungeness, Kent. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Portsmouth, Hampshire. Panel reference - 7.

HMS India an armed merchant cruiser was sunk by the U 22 commanded by Bruno Hoppe at Bodo, West Fjord off the coast of Norway. Two of William`s brothers also went to sea in the war serving on tugs of the Royal Naval Reserve, Joseph Holbrook Oiller aboard the 192 ton RNRT “Warrior”. The Oiller’s are very long established Kent fisherman. Over the years there have been many Oiller’s serving aboard the various South Kent RNLI lifeboats.

PAINE

Archibald

Private G/9136, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 3rd December 1917 aged 24 years. Born, enlisted and resided Lydd. Grandson of Mrs Alice Mannings of 2 Chapel Terrace, Lydd, Kent. Buried Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France. Grave reference - V.D.15.F.

PAINE

Frederick

Private G/9153, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 25th September 1916 aged 24 years. Born, enlisted and resided Lydd. Son of George and Mary Paine. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel reference - Pier and Face 5D.

PAINE

William George

Private GS/24486, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died 11th January 1918. Born, enlisted and resided Lydd. Son of Alfred and Kate Paine of Lydd. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

Two other sons of Alfred and Kate enlisted together they were –

Private 203176 Ernest Edward Paine and Private 203175 Bertie Paine both of whom served in the 4th Battalion, Queen`s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).

PRIDDIS

William James

Private 25869, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 14th April 1917 aged 33 years. Born Exmouth. Enlisted Exeter. Resided Ebbw Vale. Husband of Frances Minnie Priddis of 99 Egremont Road, Exmouth. Buried Villers Hill British Cemetery, Villers-Guislain, Nord, France. Grave reference - VI.C.21.

RAINE

Joseph Leonard

Corporal 12661, 6th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 20th July 1916 aged 29 years. Born and enlisted Scarborough. Husband of Elizabeth V Raine of 6 Gordon Terrace, Lydd, Kent. Buried Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, Somme, France. Grave reference - I.F.18.

RAMSDEN

Arthur

Able Seaman 186587, Royal Navy. (RFR/CH/B/6557) H.M.S “Hogue”. Died 22nd September 1914 aged 34 years. Son of the late Mr and Mrs Richard Ramsden of “Prospect House,” Lydd, Kent. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Chatham, Kent. Panel reference - 3. (See Thomas Burchill).

READ

F J

Able Seaman J/22290, Royal Navy. H.M.S “Osiris”. Died 18th December 1917. Buried locally in Lydd (All Saints) Churchyard, Lydd, Kent.

SAXTON

Tom

Sergeant 1558, “B” Squadron, 3rd (King’s Own) Hussars. Died 10th August 1918 aged 29 years. Born and enlisted Stalybridge. Resided Lydd. Son of Joseph and Ann Saxon of 86 Grosvenor Street, Stalybridge, Cheshire. Husband of Emmeline Rose Saxon of 1 Glenfield Road, Buckland, Dover, Kent. Served RN for 11 years. Commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel reference -2.

SHEPPARD

Henry Joseph

Private 9349, 10th (Prince of Wales Own) Royal Hussars. Died 17th November 1914. Born New Romney. Enlisted and resided Lydd. Son of Mr J.W Sheppard of Gas Lane, Tenterden, Kent. Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ieper, Belgium. Panel reference - 5.

SILLS

Charles Gordon

Private 67830, 50th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Formerly Private (4098) London Regiment. Died 27th May 1918 aged 33 years. Born Lydd. Enlisted Camberwell. Son of George and Emily Sills of Kings Plot Villas, Lydd, Kent. Buried Craonnelle French National Cemetery, Aisne, France. Grave reference -1720.

SPANNER

Cecil Ernest Alfred

Lance Corporal G/9053, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 9th April 1917. Born, enlisted and resided Lydd. Son of Mr E.A. Spanner of Prospect Place, Ness Road, Lydd, Kent. Buried Beaurains Road Cemetery, Beaurains, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference - A.35.

Cecil’s brother served as Private 31340 Percy SPANNER. Royal Defence Corps.

SPICER

Albert Ley

Private 21738, 12th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 19th August 1917 aged 19 years. Born Aldershot. Enlisted Lydd. Son of Mrs W. Cloke (formerly Spicer) of 44 Stade Street, Hythe, Kent. Buried Harlebeke New British Cemetery, Harlebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave reference - I.D.15.

Albert lived at Middle Ripe, Lydd. Albert was the son of a soldier that died in the Boer War. Albert’s younger brother was born in Ireland.

SOUTHERDEN

Frederick

Driver 130280, “D” Battery, 63rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 1st December 1917 aged 33 years. Enlisted Rye. Resided Jury’s Gap, Sussex. Second son of Frederick Southerden of Jury’s Gap, Sussex. Husband of Alice Southerden of 52 Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, Kent. Buried Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Grave reference - IV.L.16.

Jury’s Gap although just in Sussex is at the western extremity of Lydd army ranges. The Kent Cyclist Battalion often patrolled this area during the Great War.

STEWARD

Frederick James

Private 1612, 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards. Died 25th July 1916. Born Dymchurch. Enlisted Swansea. Son of Benjamin and Mary Steward of Dymchurch, Kent. Buried Brandhoek Military Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium. Grave reference - II.K.2.

SDGW lists Frederick’s date of death as 25th September 1916.

TERRY

F

The only casualty traced with this name having any connection with Lydd is:-

Gunner 38789 Frank TERRY. 1st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 25th October 1917. Born Hurst, Ashford 28th May 1892. Enlisted Maidstone. Resided Aldington. Son of Edward William and Phoebe Louisa Terry (nee Brignall). Edward and Phoebe were both natives of Lydd. Buried Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave reference IX.D.15.

Frank is also commemorated on the Aldington war memorial plaque.

TURK

John

Private G/25079, 11th Battalion, The Queen`s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Formerly Private (242538) The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 14th October 1917 aged 28 years. Born Lydd. Enlisted Ramsgate. Resided Minster (Isle of Thanet) Kent. Son of Mr F. Turk of West Ripe, Lydd, Kent. Buried Zuydcoote Military Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave reference - I.F.20.

John`s brother Gunner 78934 Edgar Turk 157th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery also served.

TURNER

Raymond Horace

Private G/2516, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 13th July 1916 aged 22 years. Born and resided Lydd. Enlisted Ramsgate. Son of Horace and Caroline Turner of New Street, Lydd. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel reference - Pier and Face 5D.

WADDEL

William George

Private G/52603, 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Formerly Private (SPTS/5878) Royal Fusiliers. Died 1st December 1917 aged 30 years. Born Lydd. Enlisted Folkestone. Son of Mr and Mrs H. Waddel. Husband of Cecilia Waddel of 105 Morehall Avenue, Folkestone, Kent. Buried Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference - VIII.C.11.

WELLSTEAD

W A

Able Seaman 179706, Royal Navy. (RFR/PO/B/797). H.M.S “Bayano”. Died 11th March 1915. Buried Ballyphilip Church of Ireland Churchyard, County Down, Northern Ireland. Grave reference - 198.

H.M.S Bayano an armed merchant cruiser was torpedoed by a German U-boat off Corswell Point, Galloway, Ireland.

Worthy of special notice here is the tragedy inflicted on John Henry and Harriet Williams of 10 Wolseley Terrace, Lydd. They lost 4 sons in the Great War. Another son Gunner 683187 John Edward Williams 79th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery thankfully survived the carnage of the Great War…

WILLIAMS

Alfred Clement

Private G/24772, “C” Company, 2nd Battalion, The Queen`s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 27th June 1917. Age 29. Born, enlisted and resided Lydd. Son of John Henry and Harriet Williams of 10 Wolseley Terrace, Lydd. Buried locally in Lydd (All Saints) Churchyard.

WILLIAMS

Clem Flisher

Able Seaman 235078, Royal Navy. H.M.S. Triumph. Died 25th May 1915 aged 25 years. Son of John Henry and Harriet Williams of 10 Wolseley Terrace, Lydd, Kent. (Same address as Mrs D.L. Miller). Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Chatham, Kent. Panel reference - 10.

H.M.S Triumph was torpedoed and sunk by the U-21 commanded by Otto Hershing. H.M.S Triumph was bombarding enemy positions at Gaba Tepe, Gallipoli. 73 men perished (including poor Clem)…

WILLIAMS

Clifton Lionel

Lance Corporal 122785, 42nd Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 14th September 1918 aged 19 years. Born and enlisted Lydd. Son of John Henry and Harriet Williams of 10 Wolseley Terrace, Lydd, Kent. Buried Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Grave reference - IV.E.24.

WILLIAMS

Frank Ernest

Lance Corporal 203178, 2/4th Battalion, Queen`s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Formerly Private (2205) The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 18th January 1918 aged 21 years. Enlisted and resided Lydd. Son of Mr and Mrs John Henry Williams of 10 Wolseley Terrace, Lydd, Kent. Buried Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel. Grave reference - O.103.

WOOD

Charles Edward

Private L/9869, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 22nd February 1916. Born Hastings. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided New Romney. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Charles is also commemorated on New Romney War Memorial.

WOOD

Douglas

Private G/585, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 15th September 1916 aged 23 years. Born, enlisted and resided Lydd. Son of Alexander and Florence Emily Wood of New Street, Lydd, Kent. Buried Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, Somme, France. Grave reference - X.J.1.

WOOD

William James

Private S/10588, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 29th May 1915. Born and resided Lydd. Enlisted Shorncliffe. Son of Joseph and Catherine Wood of 12 Wolseley Terrace, Lydd, Kent. Buried Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension, Nord, France. Grave reference - I.B.13.

Three of William`s brothers also served, they were –

Private 1587 Albert WOOD. RMLI. HMS Allyn. Lance Sergeant 10059 Ernest Charles Wood 4th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Private 42848 Frederick Nelson Wood 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment.

1939-1945

ADAMS

N L

No further information currently available - Also commemorated on the Lydd Memorial Institute plaque.

ADDY

John R

Private 6400458, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 14th June 1941 aged 23 years. Born and resided Kent. Son of Thomas R. Addy and Winifred M. Addy of Lydd, Kent. Buried locally in Lydd (All Saints) Churchyard, Lydd, Kent.

Pre war member of the Regiment. Also commemorated on the Lydd Memorial Institute plaque.

BATES

Isabel Ruth

(Civilian). Died (Enemy Action) 5th October 1940 aged 36 years. Resided “The Haven,” Skinner Road, Lydd, Kent. Daughter of P.R. and E. Ward of The Street, Rolvenden, Kent. Wife of Graham Henry Bates. Killed at “The Haven,” Skinner Road, Lydd. Buried Lydd Municipal Cemetery, Lydd, Kent.

Also commemorated on the Lydd Memorial Institute plaque.

BROWNING

Cyril

Lance Corporal 2615183, 6th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 10th September 1943 aged 20 years. Born and resided Kent. Son of Charles Ethelbert Browning and Violet Marion Browning of Lydd, Kent. Buried Salerno War Cemetery, Italy. Grave reference - III.D.13.

Pre war member of the Regiment. Also commemorated on the Lydd Memorial Institute plaque.

BUDGE

Fanny

(Civilian). Died (Enemy Action) 10th September 1944 at Willesborough Hospital aged 64 years. Resided at Ketchley House, Manor Road, Lydd, Kent. Daughter of William and Fanny Mittell. Widow of Sidney Budge. Mortally wounded 29th August 1944 at Granary Corner, Lydd.

Also commemorated on the Lydd Memorial Institute plaque.

BURGESS

Philip Sidney

Pilot Officer 124881, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 617 Squadron RAF. Died 16th May 1943 aged 20 years. Son of Willis and Marie Burgess. Buried Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Grave reference - 5.C.7.

Also commemorated on the Lydd Memorial Institute plaque.

BURT

A

No further information currently available - Also commemorated on the Lydd Memorial Institute plaque.

CHEESEMAN

Charles Sydney

Gunner 2041808, 468 Battery, 29th Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 22nd January 1941 aged 49 years. Son of George and Eliza May Cheeseman. Husband of Elizabeth Catherine Cheeseman of Lydd, Kent. Buried locally in Lydd (All Saints) Churchyard, Lydd, Kent.

Also commemorated on the Lydd Memorial Institute plaque.

EEDE

Cecil

Sergeant 7870901, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 10th February 1943. Born Surrey. Resided Canterbury. Buried Catterick Military Cemetery, North Yorkshire. Church of England Section. Grave reference - 224.

Also commemorated on the Lydd Memorial Institute plaque.

FINN

Robert Bannerman

Pilot Officer 185402, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 68 Squadron R.A.F. Died 5th January 1945. Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Panel reference - 268.

Also commemorated on the Lydd Memorial Institute plaque.

FLISHER

Leonard Charles

Sergeant (Observer) 564186, 218 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 12th May 1940 aged 26 years. Son of Harry William Flisher and Rose Hannah Flisher of Guildford, Surrey. Buried Sensenruth (Curfoz) Communal Cemetery, Belgium. Grave reference -Collective grave 3-4.

Also commemorated on the Lydd Institute Memorial plaque.

GRAVER

Alfred Stanley

Sergeant 7882953, 3rd Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 24th February 1941 aged 28 years. Son of Alfred and Beatrice Alice Graver. Husband of Constance Joan Graver of Littlestone, Kent. Buried Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Grave reference - 2.C.7.

Also commemorated on the Lydd Institute Memorial plaque.

GREENSTREET

Henry James

Signalman 2318274, 12 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, Royal Artillery, Signals Section, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 12th October 1943 aged 36 years. Born Kent. Resided Canterbury. Son of Richard and Emily Greenstreet. Husband of Daisy Greenstreet of West Heath, Hampshire. Buried Naples War Cemetery. Grave reference - III.J.8.

Pre war member of the corps. Also commemorated on the Lydd Institute Memorial plaque.

HOLDSTOCK

Raymond Francis

Sapper 1868794, 9th (Airborne) Field Company, Royal Engineers. 1st Airborne Division. Died 17th September 1944 aged 30 years. Born Kent. Resided Canterbury. Son of Frank Holdstock and of Mabel Holdstock (nee Baldock). Husband of Emily Holdstock of Westbrook, Margate, Kent. Buried Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery. Grave reference - 15.A.18.

Raymond was killed when glider No 386 crashed near Arnhem, Holland during operation “Market Garden.” Pre war member of the corps. Also commemorated on the Lydd Memorial Institute plaque

JONES

Philip H

Sapper 1868645, Royal Engineers. Died 11th October 1940. Born Kent. Resided Canterbury. Buried Fort Pitt Military Cemetery, Chatham, Kent. Grave reference - 1677.

Pre war member of the corps. Also commemorated on the Lydd Institute Memorial plaque.

LEWIS

Lionel Vivian

Battery Sergeant Major 1412438, Royal Artillery. Died 6th August 1942 aged 39 years. Born Kent. Resided Plymouth. Husband of Edith Lewis of Shoeburyness, Essex. Buried Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Grave reference - 10.A.6.

Pre war member of the Regiment. Also commemorated on the Lydd Institute Memorial plaque.

NASH

Walter Thomas James

(Civilian). Died 6th October 1940 at Ashford Hospital aged 32 years. Son of Edith J. Williams (formerly Nash) of Forge House, Cannon Street, Lydd, Kent. Injured 5th October 1940 at Lydd.

Also commemorated on the Lydd Institute Memorial plaque.

NEALE

Richard Henry

Petty Officer C/JX 145790, Royal Navy. H.M.Submarine Stonehenge. Died 20th March 1944 aged 24 years. Son of Arthur and Clara Beatrice Neale. Husband of Jean Ann Neale of Bethersden, Ashford, Kent. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Chatham, Kent. Panel reference - 74, 3.

Also commemorated on the Lydd Institute Memorial plaque, and on the village war memorial at Bethersden. H.M. Submarine Stonehenge was the first RN submarine lost in the war with Japan failing to return from patrol between Northern Sumatra and the Nicobar Islands. It was thought the submarine struck a mine and sunk with the loss of all hands.

OWENS

H J

No further information currently available - Also commemorated on the Lydd Institute Memorial plaque.

PARSONS

J L

No further information currently available - Also commemorated on the Lydd Institute Memorial plaque.

PARKER-BULL

Raymond

Private 14368071, 6th Battalion, Queen`s Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Died 5th October 1943 aged 21 years. Born and resided Kent. Son of William Albert and Ada Mary Parker-Bull of Lydd, Kent. Buried Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy. Grave reference - II.E.21.

Also commemorated on the Lydd Institute Memorial plaque.

PASQUET

Leslie Joseph

Warrant Officer Class 2 6092761 Leslie Joseph PASQUET. 2/5th Battalion, The Queen`s Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Died 24th February 1944. Born and resided Surrey. Buried Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio, Italy. Grave reference - IX.C.3.

Also commemorated on the Lydd Institute Memorial plaque.

PERRY

George

(Civilian). Died (Enemy Action) 7th October 1940 at Willesborough Hospital aged 53 years. Husband of Kate Florence Perry of Renee Villa, Skinner Road, Lydd. George was mortally wounded at Renee Villa 5th October 1940. Buried Lydd Municipal Cemetery, Lydd, Kent.

PERRY

Florence Kate

(Civilian). Died (Enemy Action) at Renee Villa 7th October 1940 aged 47 years.

It was sad to note that Florence has not been commemorated on the Lydd Town war memorial, but is included on the memorial plaque outside the Lydd Memorial Institute (as is her husband).

REDMOND

G D

No further information currently available - Also commemorated on the Lydd Institute Memorial plaque.

REYNOLDS

H

No further information currently available - Also commemorated on the Lydd Institute Memorial plaque.

RHOADES

Walter J

Gunner 2039097, 29 Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery. Formerly (pre-war) Royal Engineers (RE). Died 24th July 1944 aged 24 years. Born Dorset. Resided Kent. Son of Walter James Rhoades and Violet Emily Rhoades of Lydd, Kent. Buried Kirkwall (St Olaf’s) Cemetery, Orkney. Grave reference - Plot 33. Joint grave 21.

Also commemorated on the Lydd Memorial Institute plaque.

SHARP

J

No further information currently available - Also commemorated on the Lydd Institute Memorial plaque.

SIVYER

Edward J

Platoon Sergeant Major (Warrant Officer 2) 7813921, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 6th November 1943. Age 41. Resided Kent. Son of George and Alice Sivyer. Husband of Emily Ellen Sivyer of Lydd, Kent. Buried Minturno War Cemetery, Italy. Grave VII.K.14.

Pre war member of the Regiment. Commemorated as A.I SIVYER on the Lydd town war memorial. But on the memorial plaque outside the Lydd Memorial Institute he is commemorated as E.J SIVYER.

SMITH

E

No further information currently available - Also commemorated on the Lydd Institute Memorial plaque.

SWAN-BENZIE

Walter George

Major 56577, 1st Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. B.Sc. Died 12th June 1942 aged 32 years. Born Malaya. Resided Aberdeen. Son of Alexander Emslie Benzie and Agnes Emma Swan Benzie of Aberdeen. Buried Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya. Grave reference - Joint grave 16.C.22.

Also commemorated on the Lydd Memorial Institute plaque.

TAYLOR

R J

No further information currently available - Also commemorated on the Lydd Institute Memorial plaque.

TYE

Joseph Stanley

(Civilian). Died (Enemy Action) 24th March 1943 aged 18 years. Son of Joseph Henry and Winifred Sarah Tye of Police Station, Lydd, Kent. Died at New Street, Lydd.

Also commemorated on the Lydd Memorial Institute plaque.

WHITE

H

No further information currently available - Also commemorated on the Lydd Institute Memorial plaque.

WHITING

D

No further information currently available - Also commemorated on the Lydd Institute Memorial plaque.

WILLIAMS

Percy Clement

Private 6289985, 5th Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died 9th April 1943 aged 26 years. Born and resided Kent. Son of Edith Jane Williams of Lydd, Kent. Buried Oued Zarga War Cemetery, Tunisia. Grave reference - 1.K.24.

Also commemorated on the Lydd Memorial Institute plaque.

Last updated 14 January, 2008

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