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

The parish tribute is located in front of St Mary's parish church. The provided photo is not clear due to the fact the church is constructed with local flint. The memorial takes the form of a rough hewn wheel cross on a rough hewn plinth with the dedication on the shaft and the names listed on the polished face of the plinth. There are six names listed for World War 1 only.

Photograph Copyright © David Hughes and Neil Clark 2004


RONALD James McBain

Captain, 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action23 April 1915. Aged 39. Born 26 April 1896 at Outton, Kent. Educated Harrow. Husband of Evelyn Ronald, of Bifrons Cottage, Canterbury, married 7 October 1903 in Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, Ireland. Passed out of Military College 1896, promoted Lieutenant at Cork 19 July 1897, Captain 14 April 1900, Major 1903.Served in South Africa from 23 December 1899 to 18 August 1902. Severely wounded at Driefontein, slightly wounded at Bakenlaagte 20 October 1901, mentioned in despatches 10 September 1901. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 12 and 14.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Rolld of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 1, page 311:

RONALD, JAMES McBAIN, Capt., 2nd Battn. (The Buffs) East Kent Regt., 6th s. of the late Robert. Bruce Ronald, of Pembury Grange, Tunbridge Wells, by his wife. Fanny, dau. of (—) Fowler; b. 26 April, 1876; educ. Harrow, and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst ; gazetted 2nd Lieut., East Kent Regt., 5 Sept. 1896 ; promoted Lieut., 9 April, 1899, and Capt. 1 July, 1900 ; was Adjutant of Volunteers. 6 April, 1904, to 31 Dec. 1907 ; served In the South African War, 1899-1902 ; took part in the advance on, and relief of, Kimberley ; operations in the Orange Free State, Feb.-May, 1900, including actions at Paardeberg (17-26 Feb.); Poplar Grove, and Dreifontein (slightly wounded), and afterwards served as Railway Staff Officer; took part in the operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July-29 Nov. 1900. and those in the Transvaal, 30 Nov. 1900-31 May, 1902 (again slightly wounded in Oct. 1901 ; mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 Sept. 1901] ; Queen's medal with four clasps and King's medal with two clasps). He retired in 1912, hut on the outbreak of war in Aug. 1914, resumed service as a Railway Transport Officer, and rejoined his old refit. in the following March ; went to France, and was killed in action near St. Julien during the second Battle of Ypres. 23 April, 1915. Buried there. Capt. Ronald m. at Bagenalstown, 7 Oct. 1903, Evelyn Mary (Bifron's Cottage, near Canterbury), dau. of S. Crosthwaitc, of Bagenalstown, co. Carlow, and had a dau., Patience Mary, b. 3 Nov. 1908.

CONYNGHAM Victor George Henry Francis (Marquis)
Lieutenant, 7th (South Irish Horse) Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment (R.I.R). Died on service 9 November 1918 (only 2 days before the war ended). Aged 35. 5th Marquess of Conyngham. Eldest son of the late Henry Francis, 4th Marquess Conyngham, and his wife Frances Elizabeth Sarah Eveleigh De Moleyns, of Slane Castle, Co. Meath, Ireland. Baptised 17 March 1883 in Patrixbourne, St Mary, son of Henry Francis and Frances Elizabeth Sarah Conyngham. Buried in North-West corner of SLANE (ST. PATRICK) CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD, County Meath, Republic of Ireland.
Company Sergeant Major (CSM) L/8907, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 29 September 1918. Born London. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Patrixbourne. Awarded the Military Medal (MM). No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3.
BRICKENDEN Frederick Charles
Sapper 63140, 88th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died on service in Gallipoli, Turkey 30 October 1915. Aged 38. Born Elham. Enlisted Canterbury. Son of Frederick (CWGC) or Charles (census and baptism) and Mary Louisa Brickenden, of The Gate Inn, Canterbury; husband of Lilian Emma Brickenden, of 14, Stour St., Canterbury, married 29 November 1908 in Canterbury, St Gregory. Baptised 30 June 1878 at Elham, St Mary the Virgin, son of Charle and Mary Louisa Brickenden. In the 1891 census he was aged 12, born Kent, a scholar, son of Charles and Mary L Brickenden, resident Sign of the Gate, Patrixbourne, Bridge, Kent. In the 1901 census he was aged 22, born Elhma, Kent, a Carpenter, unmarried, son of Charles and Mary L Brickenden, resident Gate Inn Public House, Gutteridge Gate, Canterbury, Kent. In the 1911 censsu he was aged 32, born Elham, Kent, a Carpenter, married to Lillian Emma Brickenden with one daughter Lillian, resident 73, Military Road, Canterbury, St Gregory the Great, Kent. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section B. Grave 121.
STEVENS Charles Henry
Private 54093, 2nd Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps (K.R.R.C). Formerly (2543) Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). Formerly (T4/238984) Army Service Corps (ASC). Died of wounds 25 September 1918 [SDGW incorrectly states 1915 and service no 54003]. Aged 27. Born Sandwich. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Sevenoaks. Husband of Elizabeth Stevens, of 20, Bethel Rd., Sevenoaks, Kent. Buried at BRIE BRITISH CEMETERY. Somme, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 12.
STEVENS Albert Edward
Private D/11037, 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales Own). Died on service 30 May 1917. Born 12 November 1898 in Patrixbourne. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Patrixbourne. Son of John William and Frances Stevens, of Paxibourne, Kent. Horseman by trade. Unmarried. Attested 13 November 1916. Height 5 feet 5½ inches, weight 127lbs, chest 35 inches. Went to France 24 April 1917 until his death 30 May 1917. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Patrixbourne, at school, son of John William and Frances Stevens, resident Renville Cottages, Patrixbourne, Kent. Buried in ST. SOUPLET BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 16.

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