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OTHAM WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © David Hughes and Neil Clark 2006

The memorial stands on the village green in Otham, especially created to hold the memorial.

Photograph Copyright © David Hughes and Neil Clark 2006

 

IN PROUD
REMEMBRANCE OF
THE MEN OF OTHAM
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE CAUSE OF TRUTH
JUSTICE AND FREEDOM
THIS GREEN WAS GIVEN
& THIS CROSS ERECTED

1914 -1918

ALLARD

Harry Hemsley
Private 19950, 8th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry (S.L.I). Died 23rd April 1917. Born Maidstone. Enlisted Bristol. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel reference - Bay 4.

BETTS, MM

John Percy
Corporal T/270991, “C” Company, 10th (Yeomanry) Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Formerly (2355) 3/1st Royal West Kent Yeomanry. Died 6th August 1918 aged 26 years. Enlisted Maidstone. Resided Otham. Son of James Rayner Betts and Clara Betts of Greenhill Farm, Maidstone, Kent. Buried St Venant-Robecq Road British Cemetery, Robecq, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference -III.C.24.

BROWN

Leonard Marshall
Private G/18057, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 9th April 1917. Born Langley, Kent. Enlisted Maidstone. Buried Gourock Trench cemetery, Tilloy-les-Mofflaines, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference - D.2.

CHESSON

Frederick Charles
Lance Corporal T3/029184, 198th Horse Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 10th December 1918. Buried St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave reference - S.IV.D.13.

GOODWIN

Arthur Wallace
Private G/7785, 11th Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Formerly (1856) West Kent Yeomanry. Died 20th September 1917. Born Otham. Enlisted Maidstone. Resided Otham. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

GRIGSBY

Walter Thomas
Gunner 686869, 450th Battery, 15th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (RFA). Died 15th October 1917. Born Otham. Enlisted Erith, Kent. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

SEARS

George Thomas
Petty Officer Stoker 311686, Royal Navy. HMS Natal. Died 30th December 1915. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Chatham, Kent. Panel reference - 11.

PENTECOST

Frank
Private T/1628, 5th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 26th June 1916. Born Otham. Enlisted Ashford. Resided Langley, Kent. Buried Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. Grave reference - VI. O 16.

PENTECOST

Frederick
Private 300102, 7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Formerly (G/11731) Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 29th September 1918 aged 25 years. Born Otham. Enlisted Maidstone. Resided Maidstone. Son of Mrs Pentecost of Holmes, Ryash, West Malling, Kent. Buried Granezza British Cemetery, Italy. Grave reference - Plot 1. Row E. Grave 5.

SENDLES

Walter
Private L/11185, 7th Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 21st May 1918. Born Loose, Maidstone. Enlisted Maidstone. Buried St-Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave reference - Q.III.N.6.

SPARTALI

Cyril
Second Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died 13th October 1915. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

SPARTALI

Michael
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion South Wales Borderers. Attached to 2nd Battalion SWB. Died 15th June 1915. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

WALTER

Gordon James
Private G/4923, 2nd Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died Iraq 22nd April 1916. Born East Farleigh, Kent. Enlisted Maidstone. Resided Otham. Commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel reference - 29.

1939 – 1945

CROWTHER

Alan Ross
Flight Sergeant (Air Bomber) 1335788, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 149 Squadron RAF. Died 6th September 1943 aged 22 years. Son of Captain George Cubley Crowther, Royal Engineers and Ellen Elizabeth Crowther of Otham, Kent. Buried Durnbach War cemetery, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany. Grave reference - Collective grave 6.D.25-27.

VAUGHAN

Edward
Probably this local man - Sergeant 1066781 Edwin VAUGHAN. 85 Anti Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 24th August 1944 aged 36 years. Born Kent. Resided Hampshire. Son of Edwin and Emily Vaughan of Otham, Kent. Husband of Hilda M Vaughan of Whitchurch, Hampshire. Commemorated on the Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar. Panel reference - Face 2.Pre war member of the Royal Artillery.

Last update 9 July, 2016

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