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LYMINGE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright ©
David Hughes & Neil Clark 2005

The village tribute is in the form of a Celtic Cross on a stepped plinth in the parish churchyard.

Photograph Copyright © David Hughes & Neil Clark 2005

GREAT WAR
1914-1918

BAILEY Sidney John
Private G/7643, 7th Battalion, The Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 28th September 1916 aged 25 years. Born Ospringe, Enlisted Rye, Resident Rye.
BOUGHTON, MM Thomas [George]
Gunner 14755, D Battery, 95th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (R.F.A). Died 27th September 1917. Born Lyminge. Enlisted Dover.
BRADLEY Frederick [Charles]
Private 76898, 11th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Formerly (3072) Royal Engineers. Died 30th November 1917aged 32 years. Enlisted Gillingham, Resided Lyminge,
BUSHELL [Henry] Cecil
Private G/1443, 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 3rd September 1916. Born Elham, Enlisted Lyminge, Resided Lyminge.
CRAPPS Leonard
Private G/18869, 7th Battalion, Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 3rd march 1919. Born Hawkinge. Enlisted Folkestone. Resided Lyminge.
ELLENDER Albert
Gunner 25458, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 2nd July 1916. Born Lyminge. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided North Lyminge.
ELLENDER Henry
Private G/7632, 10th Battalion, The Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 15th September 1916. Born Etchinghill. Enlisted Dover. Resided Elham.
FISHER Ernest
Lance Corporal 14663, 12th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 8th May 1917 aged 27 years. Born Folkestone. Enlisted Western-Super-Mare.
FLETCHER Stanley G
Lance Corporal No further information currently available - Possibly another man who died of wounds after being swiftly discharged from the service.
GOWER Harry
Private 9455, 2nd Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died 23 July 1918. Born Hythe. Enlisted Dover. Resided Barham.
GARVILL Edward W
Private Closest match is this man on the Medal Index Cards - Rifleman 52377 Edward CARVILL, 15th Battalion, Royal Rifles. Formerly (4595) The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Formerly Private (260268) Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
HALLS Sydney C
Sergeant Major No further information currently available - Possibly another man who died of wounds after being swiftly discharged from the service.
JONES Norman Aldham
Lance Corporal G/246, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) Died 13th October 1915. Born Rotherhithe. Enlisted Folkestone. Resided Canterbury.
LANGHORNE [Robert] H
Gunner Probably this man: Driver 731722 Langhorne R, Royal Field Artillery. Formerly Private (2037) Welsh Regiment. - Possibly another man who died of wounds after being swiftly discharged from the service.
LINTOTT Henry
Rifleman A/204870, 11th Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Died 24th March 1918. Born Harbledown. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Folkestone.
LOTT John Charles
Corporal 14754, C Battery., 73 Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (R.F.A). Died 5th April 1917. Born Lyminge. Enlisted Dover.
MORGAN Henry
Sapper, Royal Engineers (R.E) No further information currently available - Possibly another man who died of wounds after being swiftly discharged from the service.
MORRIS Horace C
Private No further information currently available - Possibly another man who died of wounds after being swiftly discharged from the service.
MORRIS William Thomas
Private G/5425, 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 18th August 1916. Born Lyminge. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Lyminge.
OVENDEN Henry James
Lance Corporal S/349, 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 25th May 1915. Born Ashford. Enlisted Folkestone. Resided Lyminge.
POTTEN Frederick George
Gunner 76312, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 25th November 1917. Born Chilham. Enlisted Dover. Resided Lyminge.
PAWSON, MC George [St Vincent]
Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Formerly Second Lieutenant, Westmorland & Cumberland Yeomanry. Died 6th November 1918 aged 28 years. Buried in the Lyminge (SS Mary & Ethelburgar) Churchyard.
RUMBOLD William Charles
Private 26607, 23rd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 22nd August 1918. Born Folkestone. Enlisted Ashford. Resided Charing Heath.
SKEER,
MM, Croix de Guerre (Belgium)
George
Sergeant 280539, 222nd Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 21st March 1918 aged 33 years. Born Harbledown. Enlisted Ashford.
TAYLOR Lionel Edgar
Private 3205779, 50th Battalion, (Alberta Regiment) Canadian Infantry. Died 18th November 1918 aged 27 years. Born Lyminge. Enlisted Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Resident Edmonton.
WEST James William
Private James William West was born in Margate in 1886. He married Edith Adelaide Clayson in Margate in 1911 and a daughter was born the following year. Edith’s family were from the Elham area and it appears they moved back there as the family were living at Mill Cottage, Lyminge when James West joined up on 7th September 1914. James West joined The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) as Private G/1431. He was posted to France with the 8th Battalion and took part in the Battle of Loos. He was listed as missing on 26th September 1915 although it was later reported that he was a prisoner of war. He was repatriated on 25th May 1916 and discharge on 23rd June 1916 on the ground of being medically unfit for duty. His records state that "in action at Hulloch Operation he received a gun shot wound to the abdomen, which has healed with some tendancy to hernia". He had also fractured his left femur, which, although the fractured, had healed; the missile was "still in situ" and as a result his left leg was 2 inches shorter. By the time James West returned home the family were living at Ivydene, Station Road, Lyminge. His death is recorded in the March quarter of 1919. His last medical examination was on 23rd May 1918 therefore it is likely that his injuries contributed to his death.
The Second World War
(1939 1945)
BARTON Joseph James
Private 6288183, 5th Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) Died 22nd November 1943 aged 22 years.
CROUCH Sidney
Driver T/14696052, Royal Army Service Corps. Attached Royal Army Medical Corps (R.A.M.C). Died 13th October 1945 aged 20 years.
CURTIS Reginald
Private 7617494, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Attached Royal Armoured Corps, Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons). Died 10th March 1941 aged 21 years.
EDGINGTON Charles Henry
Corporal 4911816, Royal Armoured Corps, 1st Royal Dragoons. Died 2nd July 1940 aged 27 years.
FINN Robert
Flying Officer No further information currently available
FOREMAN Thomas
Private 6106234, 2/6th Battalion, The Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 25th February 1944 aged 21 years.
GUEST Clarence
Private No further information currently available - Possibly another man who died of wounds after being swiftly discharged from the service.
HARRIS Frederick
Leading Aircraftsman 1289283, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (R.A.F.V.R). Died 30th August 1942 aged 31 years.
HAYESMORE Ernest Edward
Bombardier 894179, 114th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery (R.A). Died 21st April 1944 aged 28 years.
MERCER Reginald Albert
Corporal 6399330, 1st Parachute Squadron, Royal Engineers. Died 24th November 1942 aged 22 years.
OVENDEN Frederick George
Leading Aircraftsman 1626444, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (R.A.F.V.R). Died 6th December 1944.
SPENS, MC Robert [Richard Patrick]
Captain 92060 SPENS, 65th (The Norfolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died between 13th & 15th February 1942.
WOODS Raymond Ewart
Flight Sergeant 1288560, 684 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (R.A.F.V.R). Died 10th December 1943 aged 22 years.

Last updated 13 November, 2008

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