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LYMPNE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright ©
David Hughes & Neil Clark 2005

The village tribute is on a plinth, the names are listed around the base for World War 1 and the World War 2 names are listed on an extra stone behind the memorial. The memorial itself stands by the lychgate to the parish churchyard.

Photograph Copyright © David Hughes & Neil Clark 2005

GREAT WAR
1914-1918

CHAMPNEYS J. Amyan Ludford
Second Lieutenant, 73rd Squadron, Royal Air Force Died 17th June 1918. Son of Edward Hugh and Magdalene Champneys. Born Sellindge. Buried Marissel French National Cemetery, Beauvais, Oise, France. Grave 664. On the 1901 census for Lympne, this officer is recorded as Amyan J.L. Champneys.
FAGG Charles Frederick
[Listed a F C FAGG on memorial] Private L/10341, 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 28th September 1915. Age 19. Born Temple Ewell, Dover. Enlisted Dover. Resided Lympne. Son of Thomas Fagg, of Lympne Street, Hythe, Kent. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Probably known by villagers as Fred, as a Fred Fagg is commemorated on the village school memorial plaque, he is also recorded on the village war memorial as Frederick C Fagg, however the CWGC, SDGW & MICs show Charles Frederick Fagg for this casualty.
HOWLAND William
Private G/4361, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 13th October 1915. Age 18. Born Monks Horton, Kent. Enlisted Hythe. Resided Monks Horton. Son of George and Jane Howland, of “Sunnyside”, Hythe, Kent. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial. Pas de Calais, France. William is commemorated on several other local war memorials, they being Monks Horton (St Peters) Church. St Leonard’s School Hythe memorial plaque, and Hythe town civic war memorial.
KENNETT Ernest Edward (Ted)
Trooper 2437, Household Battalion. Died 10th October 1917. Age 28. Born Lympne. Enlisted Dover. Son of Frederick and Mary Mercy Kennett, of “Forge Cottage”, Lympne, Hythe, Kent. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Also commemorated on the Lympne School memorial plaque as Ted Kennett.
McNICHOL William
[Also listed as McNICHOLL] Corporal 309255, 17th Battalion, Tank Corps. Died 21st August 1918. Age 28. Enlisted Blackford, Perth. Enlisted London. Formerly 23144 Royal Flying Corps. Son of Duncan and Isabel McNicoll, of Scotland. Husband of Annie Susan McNicoll, of “The Nest”, West Hythe, Kent. Buried Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, Somme, France. There are variants of this casualties surname recorded by SDGW, CWGC and the MIC, headstone on grave shows his surname as being McNicoll.
PEEL Albert [Jonathan]
Private 25921, “4 Company” 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 8th July 1917. Age 30. Born Bournemouth. Enlisted Hythe. Son of George and Mary Jane Peel. Buried Canada Farm Cemetery. Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave I.B.7.
PIDDOCK Percy [William]
Lance Corporal 38749, 2/5th Gloucestershire Regiment. Formerly (222252) Army Service Corps (A.S.C). Died 1st October 1918. age 26. Born Hythe. Enlisted Grove Park. Son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Piddock, of Boltophs Bridge, West Hythe, Kent. Husband of, Mrs S.J. Piddock, 15 East Street, Hythe, Kent. Buried Laventie Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, Nord, France. Grave IV.D.6. Also commemorated on the Lympne School memorial plaque.
ROLFE Benjamin Alfred
Private L/8807, 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 16th December 1918. Age 30. Born Saltwood. Son of Mark Andrew Rolfe and Thurza Rolfe, of Lympne Street, Lympne, Hythe, Kent. Buried Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece. Grave 997. Also commemorated on the Lympne School memorial plaque.
ROLFE Mark
Leading Stoker K/143, “H.M.S. Laforey”. Died 23 March 1917. Age 29. Son of Daniel Jesse and Sarah Jane Rolfe, of the Street, Lympne, Hythe, Kent. Commemorated on the Chatham Memorial. Panel 23. Also commemorated on the Lympne School memorial plaque.
SKERRITT Edward J
Private 555, 26th Battalion, Australian Infantry A.I.F. Died 26th March 1917. Age 36. Born Folkestone. Commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Somme, France. Also commemorated on the memorial plaque in St John’s Church, Folkestone, and on the town civic war memorial.
TAYLOR Jesse
Private T/271070, 10th (Yeomanry) Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died Palestine 25th December 1917 (Christmas Day). Son of William and Martha Taylor. Born Lympne. Enlisted Hythe. Resided (Court at Street) Lympne. Buried Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel. Grave C.29. Former pupil of Lympne School and commemorated on school memorial plaque.
UDEN Jack
No further information currently availavle SDGW/ODGW or CWGC, the MICs list a Private 49038 Jack UDEN. Royal Army Medical Corps. Jack is numbered amongst the seven former Lympne School pupils that are commemorated on the school memorial plaque.
UPJOHN William Moon
Captain, 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards. Died Saturday 24th August 1918 aged 33 years. Eldest son of William Henry Upjohn K.C. and Mrs Upjohn of “Lympne Place”, Aldington Road, Lympne, Hythe, Kent, and 91 Sloan Street, London. Husband of Dora Upjohn, of 30, Connaught Square, Hyde Park, London. Buried Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny Thilloy, Pas de Calais, France. Also commemorated on Aldington war memorial plaques, also those of Trinity Collage, Cambridge, and Eton College. William has the rank of Lieutenant on his headstone, but he was promoted Captain on 20th May 1918. William’s younger brother Gerald also served in the Welsh Guards during WW2, attaining the rank of Brigadier, in 1963 he became Baron Upjohn C.B.E.
WRATTEN Roland Glover
Private TF/241550, 3/8th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died 21st August 1917. Born Deal. Enlisted Hythe. Son of George Jeremiah and Sophia Wratten, of “Channel View”, Dymchurch Road, Hythe, Kent. Buried locally in the Burmarsh (All Saints) Churchyard.
THE SECOND WORLD WAR1939 – 1945
BUTCHER Frederick
No further information currently available.
COOPER Peter
No further information currently available.
CROUCHER Leonard George
Private S/235981, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 17th June 1943. Age 27. Son of Harry and Ellen Eliza Croucher. Husband of Gwendoline Croucher, of Lympne, Hythe, Kent. Commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey. Panel 17. Column 3.
DUPE Reginald [Frederick Cyril]
Sergeant (Pilot) 517894, 97 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 10th February 1940. Buried Lympne (St Stephen’s) Churchyard. Grave 16 C.
FINN Robert
No further information currently available.
HOPKIN Harry
Lieutenant 230535, 14th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment). Died 24th October 1942. Age 39. Son of Richard and Lily Hopkin. Husband of Florence Ellen Hopkin, of Lympne, Hythe, Kent. Buried El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt. Grave IX.E.23.
ROLFE Albert [Henry]
Sapper 2060407, Royal Engineers. Died 12th September 1939. Age 18. Son of James Thomas Arthur and Phyllis Jane Rolfe, of Sellindge, Kent. Buried nearby in Lympne (St Stephen’s) Churchyard. Grave 6C. Also commemorated on the Stanford village war memorial.

1 March 2005

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