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NONINGTON WAR MEMORIAL

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

The war memorial is located at St Mary the Virgin, Nonington. Most of the men served in the 6th battalion Buffs and lost their lives in 1915. The memorial lists the name sin no p[articular order but they have been sorted into alpabetcial order here for ease of viewing.

The Great War 1914 – 1918

ASHMAN

Frank [Richard]

Private G/426, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). 13th October 1915. Born Dover. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Nonington. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

AVERY

Alfred

Sergeant (Chief Mechanic) 2545, No6 Stores Depot, 6 Squadron Royal Air Force (R.A.F). Died 31st October 1918 aged 24 years. Son of William and Rhoda Avery, of Park Cottage, Nonington, Dover, Kent. Buried locally in the Nonnington (St Mary) Churchyard Extension, Nonington, Canterbury, Kent.

BAILEY

Frederick

Chief Petty Officer 183465, ‘H.M.S. Coquette’, Royal Navy (R.N). Died 23rd February 1916 aged 36 years. Son of William and Elizabeth Bailey, of Ratling Street, Adisham, Canterbury, Kent. Husband of Clara Bailey, of 5 Ratling Street, Adisham, Canterbury, Kent. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Chatham, Kent. Panel 15.

BATCHELDER

Robert [Henry]

Sergeant 200119, 1st/4th Battalion, attached to the 1st/6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 14th April 1917 aged 24 years. Born Nonington. Enlisted Nonington. Resided Nonington. Son of Mr T.G and Mrs K. A Batchelder, of Nonington, Dover, Kent. Buried Baghdad (North Gate) Cemetery, Iraq. Grave reference XX.M.6.

BEER

Charles Leonard

Lance Corporal 200120, 1st/4th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 13th April 1919. Buried locally in the Nonington (St Mary) Churchyard Extension, Nonington, Dover, Kent.

CASHMAN

John

Private G/565, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 10th October 1915. Born Buckland, Dover. Enlisted Nonington. Resided Nonington. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

From de ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Part 2 Page 61

CASHMAN, JOHN, Private, No. G. 565, 5th Battn. East Kent Regt., s. of John Cashman, of Johnstone's Terrace, near Dover; served with the Expeditionary Force in France; killed in action 10 Oct. 1915.

CAUSER

Edwin

Private G/544, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 7th March 1916 aged 26 years. Born Tamworth, Warwickshire. Enlisted Nonington. Resided Nonington. Son of Edwin and Rose Causer of 18 Hall Lane, Huyton Quarry, Liverpool (moved to Liverppol after the death of their two sons). Husband of Elizabeth Mary Causer, of 1 Church Street, Nonington, Dover, Kent, stayed in Nonington and is buried in the graveyard there, they had 2 children, Edwin Daniel Causer (13 months) and Gwendoline Bessie Causer. (38 months). Brother of John (below). Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

CAUSER

John

Private G/602, 1ST Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Formerly 6th Battalion. Died 19th October 1915 aged 22 years. Born Tamworth, Warwickshire. Enlisted Nonington. Resided Liverpool. Son of Edwin and Rose Causer of 18 Hall Lane, Huyton Quarry, Liverpool (moved to Liverppol after the death of their two sons). Brother of Edwin (above). Buried Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference III.E.8A.

From de ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Part 2 Page 62

CAUSER, JOHN, Private, No. G. 602, 1st Battn. (3rd Foot) The Buffs (East Kent Regt.), s. of Edwin Causer, of 15, Elm Street, Huyton Quarry, near Liverpool, Engine Winder; b. Co. Warwick, 12 April, 1893; enlisted in Sept. 1914, after the outbreak of the war; served with the Expeditionary Force in France, and died in hospital 19 Oct. following, from wounds received in action: unm.

CHIDWICK

William

Bombardier 56275, 41st Battery, Royal Field Artillery (R.F.A). Died 13th September 1918 aged 26 years. Born Nonington, Dover. Enlisted Canterbury. Husband of Nellie Chapman (formerly Chidwick), of Church Street, Nonington, Dover, Kent. Buried Hermies Hill British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I.G.5.

COWELL

Albert Thomas

Private G/319, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 19th March 1916 aged 22 years. Born Canterbury. Enlisted Shepherdswell. Resided Nonington. Son of Albert and Ellen Cowell, of Church Street, Nonington, Dover, Kent. Buried Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference V.B.62.

DAY

Frederick Harry

Private G/563, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 16th February 1915 aged 36 years. Born Newmarket, Cambridgeshire. Enlisted Nonington. Resided Derbyshire. Son of Mrs E.J Day of Chapel Row, Pilsley, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Buried Shorncliffe Military Cemetery, Folkestone, Kent. Grave reference O.258.

Photograph Copyright © Nigel Tarry 2008

HAMMOND

Douglas William

Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 24th May 1915 aged 18 years. Son of Egerton and Ina Hammond, of St Albans Court, Nonington, Dover, Kent. Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ieper, Belgium.

HOPE

Thomas

Private G/8983, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 3rd July 1916 aged 22 years. Born Canterbury. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Denton. Son of John and Sarah Hope, of Ackholt, Nonington, Dover, Kent. Buried Ovillers Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave reference IX.B.3.

JONES

Herbert (Henry) Stanton

Private G/22578 , 3rd Battalion, Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Formerly Trooper (23825) 21st Lancers. Died 10th October 1918 aged 29 years. Born Ashford. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Dover. Son of Edward Stanton and Mary Ann Jones, of 18 Edinburgh Road, Ashford, Kent. Buried Kirkcudbright (St Cuthbert) Old Churchyard, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland.

Herbert’s name also appears on the Ashford Town War Memorial and on his parents grave in the Old Ashford Cemetery, Canterbury Road, Ashford, Kent.

KINGSFORD

Walter [T]

Private G/558, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 24th August 1915. Born Bossington, Canterbury. Enlisted Adisham. Resided Adisham. Buried Calvaire (Essex) Military Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Grave reference III.C.5.

MARLEY

Henry (Harry)

Petty Officer (Stoker) 301862, H.M.S ‘Botha’, Royal Navy (R.N). Died 14th December 1917 aged 33 years. Son of William and Charlotte Marley, of 2 Church Villas, Nonington, Dover, Kent. Buried locally in the Nonington (St Mary) Churchyard Extension, Nonington, Dover, Kent.

HMS Botha was not sunk in the Great War.

MARSH

Arthur [W]

Private G/429, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 14th October 1915 aged 25 years. Born Shepherdswell. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Barfrestone, Canterbury. Son of Harry and Emily Marsh, of Soles Farm, Frogham, Eythorne, Dover, Kent. Buried Sailly-Labourse Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference K.9.

MARTIN

Thomas Jesse

Private G/231, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 6th September 1916 aged 30 years. Born Hawkhurst. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Canterbury. Son of Mrs Mary Jane Honeysett, of Henden Farm, Chart Sutton, Maidstone, Kent. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel reference - Bay 2.

MAXTED

Herbert James

Sergeant 31478 , 89th Field Company, Royal Engineers (R.E). Died 3rd June 1917 aged 48 years. Born Wingham. Enlisted Nonington. Son of Turner James and Hannah Maxted of Nonington. Husband of Eliza Agnes Maxted, of Holt Street, Nonington, Dover, Kent. Buried Beaurains Road Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference E29.

PARTRIDGE

Ernest James

Private L/9255, 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 16th February 1915 aged 27 years. Born Alkham. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Adisham. Son of William and Jane Partridge, of Old Court Cottages, Adisham, Canterbury, Kent. Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ieper, Belgium.

PAY

Thomas J

Private L/9116, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Formerly 2nd Battalion. Died 23rd February 1916 aged 26 years. Born Nonington. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Nonington. Son of William and Mary Ann Pay, of Holt Street, Nonington, Dover, Kent. Buried Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II.N.21.

PENN

Eric [Frank]

Captain, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 18th October 1915 aged 33 years. Son of William and Constance Penn, of London. Husband of Gladys Penn, of Baldslow Place, Baldslow, Sussex. (brother) Buried Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference I.K.11.

PENN

Geoffrey Mark

Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Attended Somerset Light Infantry (S.L.I). Died 11th February 1915 aged 28 years. Son of William and Constance Penn, of 34 Wilton Crescent, Victoria, London. (brother) Buried Rifle House Cemetery, (located in Ploegsteert Wood), Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Grave reference IV.H.6.

SAWKINS

John

Chief Petty Officer (Stoker) 280187C H.M.S ‘Negro’, Royal Navy (R.N). Drowned 21st December 1916 aged 39 years. Son of John and Alice Sawkins, of Nonington, Dover, Kent. Husband of Mabel Caroline Black (formerly Sawkins), of 5 Edward Villas, Bredhurst Road, Rainham, Kent. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. Panel 17.

John was awarded the Naval General Medal (Persian Gulf) and Naval LS & GC Medal. HMS Negro was an M Class Destroyer involved in a collision with H.M.S Hoste the day John died. The ship sank off the Orkney Islands. Records state that all 80 crew perished.

SIMMONDS

Thomas [George]

Corporal T/200148, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 23rd August 1918 aged 23 years. Born Nonington. Enlisted Nonington. Resided Dover. Son of William George and Elizabeth Jane Simmonds, of Woolwich Green, Barham, Canterbury, Kent. Buried Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Grave reference VI.C.22.

SUTTON

Alfred [George Leonard]

Lance Corporal L/8359, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 6th March 1916 aged 27 years. Born Nonington. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Nonington. Husband of Maria Sutton, of 12 Cargate Hill, Aldershot, Hampshire. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

WHYBOURN

John

Lance Corporal 8841, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 7th April 1917 aged 29 years. Son of Mr & Mrs Whybourn, of Holt Street, Nonington, Dover, Kent. Born Pluckley. Enlisted Dover. Resided Nonington. Buried Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference IV.B.50.

Last updated 15 August, 2013

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