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World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Transcribed, Compiled and Copyright © Andy Pay 2005

The memorial north of the church on the outside perimeter wall of St. Mary Magdalene Church, Monkton. It takes the form of a roofed shrine like structure built against the perimeter wall surrounding the church. There are 13 names for World War 1 and 6 for World War 2. In 1999 the memorial was throughly cleaned.

Photograph Copyright © Andy Pay 2005

To the Glory of God
and in loving memory of
The men of Monkton who
made the supreme sacrifice
during the Great War
1914 - 18 1939 - 45
This Memorial
(dedicated by public subscription)
is dedicated
Greater Love have no man than this
that a man lay down his life
for his friend.


Grant them O Lord eternal rest
and let light
perpetual shine on them

Private G/5402. 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died on service 10 November 1918. Aged 39. Born and resident Minster, Ramsgate, Kent, enlisted Ramsgate, Kent. Son of John Andrews, of Red Cottages, Thorne, Ramsgate, and the late Sarah Andrews; husband of Clara Andrews, of Sheriffs Court Lane, Minster, Ramsgate. In the 1901 census he was aged 21, a boarder, born Minster, kent, boarding with Edward and Elizabeth Andrews Monkton Street, Monkton, Thanet, Kent. in In the 1911 census he was aged 31, born Minster, Kent, a cowman on farm, married to Calara, resident Ebbs Fleet Near Ramsgate, Minster-In-Thanet, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated at VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3.
Private S/60, 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 3rd May 1915. Born Monkton, enlisted and resident Cantebury. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 12 and 14.
Private 428514, 426th Agricultural Company, Labour Corps. Died in United Kingdom 31st October 1918. Aged 31. Born Eastry, enlisted Dover, resident St Margaret's-at-Cliff. Husband of Fanny Fitall, of Monkton St., Ramsgate. Formerly 6453, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Buried South of Church tower, near South boundary in MONKTON (ST. MARY MAGDALENE) CHURCHYARD, Kent.

6453 Private
E. Fitall
East Kent Regiment
31st October 1918

FOAD George [Ernest]
Private G/7739, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 2nd April 1917. Aged 27. Son of John Foad, of Gore Street, New Cottages, Monkton, Kent. Buried in ST. NICHOLAS-AT-WADE CEMETERY, Kent. Grave 238.
GARLINGE Cecil [Frederick]
Private G/445, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 20th November 1917. Aged 22. Born Chislet, enlisted and resident Birchington. Son of John Albert and Annie Garlinge, of 1, Sayer's Cottages, Broomfield, Herne Bay. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 3.
GARLINGE William [James]
Private G/5196, 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 17th July 1916. Aged 31. Born Richborough, Ash, Kent, enlisted Margate, resident Birchington. Son of John Albert and Annie Garlinge, of 1, Sayer's Cottages, Broomfield, Herne Bay, Kent. Native of Ash, Canterbury. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD, Nord, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 6.
HAMMOND Albert [William]
Private G/1874, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 23rd July 1917. Born Ash, enlisted Margate, resident Monkton. Son of Mr. W. J. Hammond, of Eden Cottage, Minster, Ramsgate, Kent. Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, KASSEL, Hessen, Germany. Plot IX. Row C. Grave 6.
HAMMOND Frederick [George]
Private G/1873, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 29th September 1915. Born Ash, enlisted Minster, resident Monkton. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 4.
IRELAND Frederick William
Private 40863, 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th October 1917. Born and resident Thanet, enlisted Ramsgate. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 90 to 92 and 162 to 162A.
JOHNSON Frederick Thomas
Stoker 1st Class K19889, HMS Vengeance, Royal Navy. Died on board Hospital Ship "Soudan" from scalds received by the bursting of a boiler tube in H.M.S. Vengeance, 28th February 1915. Aged 21. Born 20th December 1892 in Monkton. Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Johnson, of Acol Hill Cottages, Acol, Birchington, Kent; his mother, Fanny, was listed as next-of-kin at Monkton Road Cottages, near Birchington, Kent. Enlisted 24 July 1913 for 12 yearws. Previously a farm labourer. Height 5 feet 6¾ inches, chest 34½ inches, fair hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion. Buried at sea. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 11.
PRITCHARD Charles Alfred
Private 7467, 91st Battalion, Machine Gun Coprs (Infantry). Killed in action 15th July 1916. Born Monkton, enlisted Ramsgate, resident Minster, Thanet. Son of Mrs. Pritchard, of Monkton Rd., Minster, Ramsgate. Formerly 8347, East Kent Regiment. Buried in CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot XI. Row G. Grave 40.
SHONK Sidney
Private G/1366, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 1st July 1916. Aged 22. Born and resident Monkton, enlisted Margate. Son of the late Stephen and Sarah Shonk. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row V. Grave 3.
STEVENS Percy William
Private 9698, 1st Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Died of wounds 21st April 1918. Aged 24. Born Tooting, Middlesex, enlisted Bedford, resident Ramsgate. Son of Walter George and Kate Effield Stevens, of 5, Church Cottages, Monkton, Ramsgate, Kent. Formerly 10294, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IX. Row C. Grave 19.
1939 - 1945
BUSHELL Ronald [Ernest Herbert]
Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1863924, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed by a Doodlebug while in London in 26th November 1944. Aged 20. Son of Ernest John and Nellie Louisa Bushell, of Monkton. Buried in RAMSGATE CEMETERY, Kent. Ramsgate Div. Sec. M.A. Grave 191.
DUNK Arthur [Nelson]
Fusilier 1431751, 4th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers. Died 18 August 1944. Aged 32. Son of Ernest Nelson Dunk, and of Rosa Dunk, of Monkton, Kent. Buried in BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 8.
FAGG Ernest
No further information currently available
FULLER Digby Alfred
No further information currently available
HOOD, DFM Norman [Henry]
Sergeant ( Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 976069, 35 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 7th May 1942. Born 18th July 1919, Baldersby St James, Yorkshire. Son of Walter Henry and Emily Maria Hood; husband of Queenie May Lilian Hood, of Minster, Kent. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM). Buried in NEUFCHATEAU COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Luxembourg, Belgium. Grave 7.
Sergeant 7887809, 4th Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. Killed in action 21st June 1942. Aged 25. Born 8th January 1917, Minster, Thanet. Son of Percy Edwin Spain Smith and Jessie Mabel Smith, of Minster, Kent; husband of Ruby Smith, of Minster. Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA, Libya. Plot 10. Row C. Grave 7.
Buried in St. Mary Magdalene churchyard but not on memorial
LONG Walter George
Private 5060, 2nd/6th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 10th October 1916. Aged 40. Born dalston, Cumberland, enlisted Stratford, Essex. Husband of Florence Kate Long, of 4, Park Rd., Netley Rd., Walthamstow, Essex. Buried North-West of Church, near West boundary in ST MARY MAGDALENE CHURCHYARD, MONKTON.

Photograph Copyright © Suzannah Foad 2012

Driver 261564, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 29th December 1918.

261564 Driver
J. Matthews
Royal Army Service Corps
29th December 1918

Last updated 10 December, 2018

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