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PETHAM WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial stands in the grounds of All Sinats' Church, Church Lane Petham and is in the form of a smooth worked Celtic wheel cross on a tall shaft with a three-stepped base. There are 22 names listed for World War 1 and 5 for World War 2 (not yet transcribed).

Photograph Copyright © David Hughes and Neil Clark 2004


I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE.
IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO DIED
TO WIN THE WAR OF 1914-1918

CAGE
Charles
Private G/9720, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment. Killed in action 3rd December 1917. Born St Stephens, Canterbury, resident Bekesbourne, Canterbury. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 3.
CARVILL
Edward
Rifleman 52377, 15th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (RIR). Formerly (4595) The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 22nd October 1918. Aged 27. Born and resident Petham, enlisted Canterbury. Son of William and Sarah Carvill. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 138 to 140 and 162 to 162A and 163A.
CHEESEMAN
James
Private 40582, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 14th September 1917. Born Ash, Kent, enlisted Wallsall. Formerly 1996, South Staffordshire Regiment. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 22.
DEAL
Horace Edwin
Private G/25264, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 10th May 1918. Aged 19. Born Waltham, Canterbury, enlisted Canterbury, resident Wooton, Canterbury. Son of Frederick and Jane Deal, of Hill House Farm, Wootton, Canterbury, Kent. Buried in ESQUELBECQ MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 21.
DEAL
Walter James
Private 23238, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (O&B L.I). Died of wounds 12th May 1918. Aged 32. Born Denton, Kent, enlisted Caversham, Reading, resident Sonning Common, Berkshire. Son of Henry Deal, of Denton, Canterbury. Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION NO.2, Somme, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 9.
ELGAR
George
Private G/15407, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 18th April 1918. Enlisted Grimsby, Lincolnshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 86 to 88.
GUTTERIDGE
Charles Albert
Gunner 951257 [SDGW] or 951287 [CWGC], "A" Battery, 15th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (RFA). Died of wounds 7th May 1917. Enlisted Lower Kennington, resident Vauxhall, London. Buried in LA TARGETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, NEUVILLE-ST. VAAST, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 22.
HOGBEN
Frederick William
Corporal 74558, 364th Battery, Royal Field Artillery (RFA). Killed in action in Salonika, Greece 9th September 1916. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Canterbury. Son of Walter and Elizabeth Hogben, of Westwood Cottages, Westwood, Faversham, Kent. Native of Boughton, Faversham. One of four brothers who served in the War, two of whom fell. Buried in STRUMA MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 10.
HOGBEN
Henry Edward
Private 55150, 13th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 26th August 1918. Aged 36. Born Elmsted, enlisted Canterbury. Son of Walter and Elizabeth Hogben, of Benfield, Petham, Canterbury; husband of Annie Hogben, of Vicarage Hill, Petham, Canterbury. Formerly 13433, Cavalry Reserve Regiment. Buried in DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot XXII. Row N. Grave 4.
MISSING
William Walter
Private G/17596, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 30th November 1915. Born Hinx Hill, enlisted Canterbury. Buried in A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERS, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 14.
NASH
Henry Whinfield
Leading Stoker K/4511, H.M Submarine H.26, Royal Navy (R.N). Died from disease. 23rd August 1918. Aged 29. Born 31 May 1891 in New Malden, Surrey. Son of Herbert H. and Cecilia Nash, of Little Bursted Farm, Upper Hardres, Canterbury. Kent. Enlisted 30 October 1909 for 12 years, Heoght 6 feet 03/10 inches, chest 38 inches, dark brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion. Buried nearby in the PETHAM (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Kent. Grave 313.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, volume 4, page 142:

NASH, HENRY WHINFIELD, Stoker, Petty Officer, Royal Navy, s. of Herbert H. Nash, of Petham, Canterbury, Retired Accountant, by his wife, Katherine. dau. of W. H. Whinfleld, of Shepperton, Middlesex; and gdsn. of the late James Nash, Assistant Superintendent of the Royal Mint ; b. New Malden, co. Surrey, 31 May, 1839; educ. Belvedere, Haywards Heath, co. Sussex; joined the Royal Navy in 1909: served on H.M.S. Lord Nelson; took part in the bombardment of the Dardanelles Forts in 1915; assisted in the landing of troops at Suvla Bay; transferred to H.M. Submarine E 11; joined H 26 in April, 1918, and died at the Canterbury Hospital 23 Aug. following, from injuries received on Submarine H 26, while on duty. Buried at Petham, Canterbury ; unm.

POSSEE
William
Lance Corporal 115662, 51st Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 14th April 1918. Aged 19. Born Folkestone, enlisted Canterbury, resident Petham. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Possee, of East Wootton, Petham, Canterbury. Buried in LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 5.
POTTS
Bertie L
Private 102486, "A" Company, 2/5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment). Died of wounds 22nd April 1918. Aged 21. Born and resident Petham, enlisted Canterbury. Son of John Russell Potts and Sarah Ann Potts, of Garlinge Green, Petham, Canterbury. Formerly 936, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IX. Row A. Grave 10.
POTTS
George
Private G/13626, "B" Company, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 3 May 1917. Aged 35. Born Petham, enlisted and resident Sittingbourne. Son of William and Elizabeth Potts, of East Wootton, Petham, Canterbury; husband of Rosa Frances Godfrey (formerly Potts), of Wildash Yard, Greenstreet, Teynham, Sittingbourne, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2.
THOMPSON, DSO
Frederick Vivian

Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Engineers, attached to the 9th (Service) Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died Sunday 14 October 1917. Aged 37. Born Andover, Hampshire 26 April 1880. Son of the late Major-General Charles Thompson (Indian Service Corps) and of Mrs. Alice E. Thompson of Bedford, Bedfordshire. Husband of Evelyn Rachel Thompson (née Mackay) of 2 3, Hillcrest Road, Saltwood, Hythe, Kent. Buried Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 16. Also commemorated in St Paul's Church, Bedford

His Battlefield Cross is mounted on a backboard within the church of All Saints.

MAJOR A/LT COLONEL
F V THOMPSON DSO RE
COMMDG 9TH ESSEX REGMT
DIED OCT. 14TH 1917 OF WOUNDS
RECD. IN ACTION OCT.7TH
1917 THIS CROSS AND THE INSCRIBED BOARD
MARKED THE RESTING PLACE OF LIEUT-
-ENANT COLONEL F.V. THOMPSON D.S.O.
AT AGNEZ-LES-DUISANS - FRANCE -
HEY WERE BROUGHT HOME SIMPLY
FRAMED AND PLACED HERE WHEN A
PERMANENT MEMORIAL TOOK
THEIR PLACE EASTER 1924

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