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NETTLESTEAD WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Tony Grant 2004

The memorial is within the lych gate leading to St. Mary the Virgin Church, Nettlestead. There are inscriptions along the front beam and and also on the inside of the interior beams.

   

Photograph Copyright © Tony Grant 2004
   
   
1939
1914 – 1918
1945
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF ALL FROM THIS PARISH WHO SERVED IN THE WAR AND ESPECIALLY OF
   
THE
FOLLOWING
WHO
DIED
   

1914-1918

ADAMS

Ernest William

Private L/7645, 1st. Battalion, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Killed in action 22nd. July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born East Peckham, Kent, enlisted New Cross, London. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and face 11C.

ADAMS

Charles John Norman

Second Lieutenant, 2nd. Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds 14th. November 1918. Age 29. Son of George Adolphus Samuel Adams (Clerk in Holy Orders) and Beatrice Adams (nee Norman), of Nettlestead Rectory, Maidstone, Kent. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, EXTENSION, Rouen, France. Grave S. V. I. 7.

ANDREWS

John William

Private 6959, 16th. Battalion Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action/Died 4th. July 1917. Ploegsteert, France. Age 28. Born Petham, near Canterbury, Kent. Son of of Mr. H. G. and Mrs. E. C. Andrews, of 17, Frederick St., Sittingbourne, Kent, England. Buried in STRAND MILITARY CEMETERY, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Grave IX. J. 10. Agricultural labourer, was 21 when he arrived in Australia, chiefly connected with Yuna, Giraldton, Western Australia, his father Henry George Andrews had previously lived at Nettlestead. Brother of Private 6716 F J Andrews of 16th. Battalion Australian Infantry A.I.F., of Shinton Street, Giraldton, Western Australia. No previous military service.

CHAPMAN

S

No further information currently

COULTER

Charles

Leading Seaman, J/12893, H.M.S. "Pembroke”, Royal Navy. Killed in action/Died 24th. September 1919. Age 24. Son of Charles and Alice H. Coulter, of Nettlestead; husband of Alice M. M. Coulter, of 182, Richmond Rd., Gillingham. Buried in New ground, West part NETTLESTEAD (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD. Nettlestead, Kent. Served in the Persian Gulf.

CURD

Frederick

Gunner, 49429, 85th. Bde. "B" Bty. ,Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action/Died 6th February 1917. Age 30. Son of William and Elizabeth Curd, of Wells Cottages, Nettlestead Green, Kent. Commemorated at KENSAL GREEN (ALL SOULS') CEMETERY, London. 213. 7. 23. (Screen wall.)

EWBANK

J S

No further information currently

HEAD

Robert Arthur

Lance Corporal, 8514, 6th. Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers). Killed in action 31st. October 1914 in France & Flanders. Born Wateringbury, Kent, enlisted Stratford, London, resident in Wateringbury, Kent. Son of Mrs. Bertha Crayford (formerly Head), of Linden Cottage, Wateringbury, Maidstone. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5

MEPHAM

Edward John

Private, 45251, 5th. Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 13th. October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 32. Son of Walter Mepham; husband of Edith May Mepham, of Old School Cottages, Nettlestead, Wateringbury, Maidstone, Kent. Enlisted Maidstone, Kent, resident in Nettlestead, Kent. Buried in SPOILBANK CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. GraveII. A. 13.

PEARSON

Frank William

Soldiers Died lists him as William, CWGC lists him as William Frank. Lance Corporal, G/16617, 1st. Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 26th. October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 30. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Pearson, of Nettlestead; husband of Ellen Avis Pearson, of 4, Glenleigh Terrace, Nettlestead, Wateringbury, Kent. Born Yalding, Kent, enlisted Maidstone, Kent, resident Nettlestead, Kent.  Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave VIA. E. 11.

RELF

Frederick

Rifleman, S/2656, 12th. Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 25th. September 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Wateringbury, Kent, enlisted London, resident Wateringbury, Kent. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 10

SPRINGETT

William Thomas Robert

Possibly - Private, G/4864, 1st. Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 27th. July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Hunton, Kent, enlisted Bromley, Kent, resident Wrotham, Kent. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C.

VERRALL

George Thomas

Company Serjeant Major, S/923, 8th. Battalion Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 16th. April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 37. Born Marden, Kent, enlisted Maidstone, Kent. Son of Thomas and Ann Verrall, of Ryarsh, West Malling, Kent; husband of Alice Verrall, of Wells Cottages, Nettlestead Green, Wateringbury, Kent. Buried in MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. C. 11.

WATERS

Charles Henry

Private, 41187, 3rd. Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 4th. May 1917 at sea. Age 23. Born Marden, Kent, enlisted Tonbridge, Kent, resident Nettlestead, Kent. Buried in PORQUEROLLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Var, France. Formerly 3516, Royal West Kent Regiment.

WEBB

W

No further information currently

WINTER

Charles

Private, 49434, 7th. Battalion, Soldiers Died lists him as 17th. Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 13th. November 1916 in France & Flanders, Soldiers Died has him listed as Killed in action 13th. October 1916. Born Barming, Kent, enlisted Maidstone, Kent, resident Nettlestead, Kent. Buried in REDAN RIDGE CEMETERY No. 2, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Grave B. 25. Formerly TR/10/60634

WOOLEY

Frederick George

Both Soldiers Died and CWGC have him listed as WOOLLEY, Private, 220783, 5th. Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died 23rd. September 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 36. Born Maidstone, Kent, enlisted Maidstone, Kent, resident Wateringbury, Kent. Buried in BOISGUILLAUME COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Seine Maritime, France. Grave G. 3B. Formerly 206160, Hampshire Regiment.

WW1  continued below.

THE
CROSS IS
GIVEN
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IN MEMORY
OF
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It hasbeen assumed the first two names on this panel are from World War 1 as no details can be found for them in World Wwar 2 but they are listed as World War 1 as such. The following names are definitely World War 2.

1914 - 1918

HEALE

E N

Lieutenant Colonel, 121st Indian Pioneers, Secondary Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers, attd. 14th Battalion. Nationality: Indian. Died / Killed in action 12th. June 1916.  Son of Rev. J. N. and Mrs. Heale. Received his commission and went to India with 2nd Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers. Served in Somaliland Campaign. Buried in LE TREPORT MILITARY CEMETERY, Seine Maritime, France. Plot 2. Row O. Grave 16.

HEALE, MC.

George Reginald Charles

Captain, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regt.), 10th. Battalion. Died of wounds 3rd. May 1917. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 20

1939 - 1945

CLARK

V W

No further information currently

MORGAN

W

No further information currently

MORGAN

C

No further information currently

VINSON

R A

No further information currently

4 November 2004

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