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RIPPLE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © David Hughes and Neil Clark 2006

The parish tribute in Ripple is located in the parish churchyard. It takes the form of a Portland stone cross mounted on a hexagonal platform. The memroial was dedicated by the Bishop Suffragan of Dover on 4th February 1920. The architect was Mr. Harold C King. The memorial contains the names of former students of the Upton School (believed to be a former local private school). The remaining men are local residents. There are two names for World War 2 which have not been transcribed here.

Photograph Copyright © David Hughes and Neil Clark 2006

IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN
AND IN GRATITUDE FOR LIVES SPARED IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

FORMER PUPILS OF UPTON SCHOOL

BATHO

Arnold Capel

Second Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment). Formerly Private (2847) 9th Battalion, London Regiment. Died 15th September 1916 aged 25 years. Son of Mr W.I. Batho and Ellen C. Batho of 82 Belsize Park Gardens, Hampstead, London. Buried Combles Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Grave reference VI.B.19.

DICKSEE

Lawrence Roy Arthur

Second Lieutenant, “D” Company, 3rd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment). Died (CWGC) 9th May 1916 (ODGW) 2nd May 1916 aged 18 years. Son of Lawrence Robert Dicksee and Nora Beatrice Dicksee of Haverstock Hill, London. Buried Sunderland (Mere Knolls) Cemetery, County Durham. Grave reference 4.1199.

DICKSEE

Maurice John

Lieutenant, 9th (Territorial Force) Battalion, Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment). Attached 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 14th September 1918 aged 21 years. Son of Herbert and Ella Dicksee of “Oak House,” 7 Kiddepore Avenue, Hampstead, London. Buried Lebucquiere Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference I.G.22.

FAREY, MC

Cecil Victor

Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion East Surrey Regiment. Attached 7th Battalion. Died 11th August 1917 aged 20 years. Son of Walter and Mary V Farey of 8a Wellington Mansions, Queen’s Club Gardens, West Kensington, London. Buried Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference VI.B.45.

SUTHERLAND

H

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TURNER

P C

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HUNTER

G F T

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PARISH MEN

ELLEN

J A S

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BELSEY

Leonard

Petty Officer 210639, H.M. Submarine “E49”. Royal Navy (R.N). Died 12th March 1917 aged 32 years. Son of William and Caroline Belsey. Husband of Annie Eliza Belsey of 5 Prospect Place, Martin Mill Station, Ringwould, Kent. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Chatham, Kent. Panel reference 21.

All the crew was lost when the E.49 struck a mine between Balta Isle and Huney off the East coast of Unst, Shetland Islands the day that Leonard died.

BURGESS

Bertram George

Lance Corporal 27926 BURGESS. 9th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Formerly (1992) South Midland Mounted Brigade, Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorial Force). Died 22nd March 1918. Enlisted Dover. Resided Walmer. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial. Pas de Calais, Arras, France. Panel reference – 7.

COOPER

Charles Edmund John

Private G/42776, 16th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment. Died 1st December 1917 aged 27 years. Born Godmersham. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Sutton, Dover. Son of E Cooper of Ripple, Kent. Husband of Annie Elizabeth Cooper of West Street, Deal, Kent. Commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Cambrai, France. Panel reference 9.

COURT

George Henry

Corporal S/4092, 13th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort’s Own). Died 10th July 1916. Born Walmer. Enlisted Lewisham. Resided Upper Walmer. Buried Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France. Grave reference III.E.14.

DENNIS

Fred

No further information currently available

DENNIS

William

Stoker 1st Class K/25508, Royal Navy. H.M.S. “Torrent.” Died 23rd December 1917 aged 24 years. Son of James and Sarah Elizabeth Dennis of Church Farm, Ripple, Ringwould, Kent. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Chatham, Kent. Panel reference 23.

FOSTER

Arthur Harold

Private 784937, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment). Died 30th October 1917 aged 36 years. Born Ripple 8th December 1881. Enlisted Dundas, Canada 11th March 1916. Resided Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada. Son of William and Emma Foster of Ripple Vale, Dover, Kent. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium. Panel reference – 10.

Educated at Ashford Grammar School Kent where he is also commemorated. At the time of Arthur’s enlistment his parents lived at Filmer House, Bridge, Canterbury, Kent.

GRAY

Robert Charles

Private G/7666, 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 10th October 1918. Born Headcorn, Kent. Enlisted Dover. Resided Upper Deal, Kent. Buried Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece. Grave reference 594.

HATELEY

Fred

No further information currently available

The Medal Index Cards give this man - Gunner 77615 Frederick Hateley. Royal Garrison Artillery. He is not recorded by the CWGC as a war casualty so is probably a man who died of wounds after being discharged from the service (one of many).

LONG

Victor Manners

Private G/5172, 8th Battalion, Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Formerly (2831) The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 25th September 1915 aged 34 years. Born Sandwich. Enlisted Great Mongeham. Resided Sutton, Dover, Kent. Son of Charles and Harriet Long of Eastry, Kent. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

MORRELL

(Reverend) A

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THAKE

William Ronald

Private 203083, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 12th October 1917 aged 19 years. Born Stebbing, Essex. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Ripple. Son of Harry and Clara Thake of “Hillside Cottage,” Stebbing, Chelmsford, Essex. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

Last update 8 March, 2006

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