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SANDWICH WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Michael Peck 2010

The Sandwich war memorial stands in the grounds of St Peters Church, Sandwich and takes the form of a brick screen wall with the memorial in relief depicting mounted St George killing the dragon with bronze inscription tablets above and either side, mounted on brick screen; the main inscription tablet includes the Sandwich town crest. There are 87 names for World War 1, 17 names for World War 2, 3 names for Korea and one for the Falklands Conflict. The original memorial was unveiled in 1922 the sculptor was Charles Leonard Hartwell, the architect Ernest May, the builder Mr Henry Barlow and the designer Mr Omar Ramsden (there is some disagreement that Hartwell was the sculptor and that credit should be given to Ramsden).

Photograph Copyright © Michael peck 2010

1914 1919
TO THOSE MEN OF THIS TOWN
WHO WENT FORTH TO FIGHT FOR
GOD, KING AND COUNTRY
AND CAME NOT BACK AGAIN

AKHURST Norman Walter
Lieutenant. 35th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 8th June 1918, aged 22 years. Son of Walter James and Minnie Elizabeth Akhurst of The Priory, Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No:2. I.D.13.
ALLEN Arthur John
Private 41692. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, formerly S/4/109813 Army Service Corps. Died 31st July 1917, aged 38 years. Son of John Allen of Regent Street, Whitstable, husband of Jessie Emma Allen of Hendra Terrace, Woodnesborough Road, Sandwich, Kent. Born Whitstable, enlisted Canterbury and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 21.
ATKINS George [Charles]
Private G/5056. 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 25th May 1918. Born Mongeham, enlisted Dover and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Annois Communal Cemetery. I.B.11.
BENNELL Robert Thomas
Private 10/123. Wellington Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Killed in action Gallipoli 8th August 1915, aged 31 years. Son of George and Sarah E Bennell of St Bartholomew’s, Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial. 19.
BERRY Ernest George
Private G/352. 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 15th October 1915. Born Sandwich St Peter, enlisted and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Chocques Military Cemetery. I.G.45.
BISHOP Raymond [Benjamin Greaves]
Private M2/148279. 634th M T Company, Army Service Corps. Died East Africa 18th December 1916, aged 19 years. Son of William Henry and Catherine Bishop of 78 Strand Street, Sandwich, Kent. Born, enlisted and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Morogoro Cemetery. VI.B.6.
BLACKMAN Frederick [John Edward]
Private 290899. 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, formerly 6078 Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 23rd October 1918, aged 24 years. Son of Mrs Richard Blackman of Sandwich, husband of Florence F A Blackman of Langdon Abbey, Kent. Born and enlisted Canterbury, Kent. Commemorated Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension. I.D.4.
BLAXLAND Eric Percy
Private 535425. 15th Battalion, London Regiment, posted to 9th Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 16th August 1917. Born Sandwich, enlisted Falmouth and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 54.
BOYCE H G
One H G Boyce only identified, but connection with Sandwich unknown. Possibly Herbert George Boyce. Trooper 2810. 2nd Life Guards. Killed in action 18th November 1914. Born Beeston, YKS and enlisted Windsor (which unspecified). Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 3.
BRETT M B
No further information currently available M B Brett. Possibly mistaken initial and should read Richard Benjamin Brett. Private G/5452. 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 17th July 1916, aged 26 years. Son of W and J E Brett of 9 Millwall Place, Sandwich, Kent. Born Sandwich, enlisted Dover and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery. I.D.27.
BRETT William Robert
Chief Petty Officer 183718, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Gaillardia’. Died 22nd March 1918. Son of William and Jane Brett of Sandwich, Kent. Husband of Harriet Elizabeth Brett of 12 Albany Road, Gillingham, Kent. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 28.
BURTON Walter Henry
Sergeant 60809. 11th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 15th April 1918. Born and enlisted Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Mendinghem Military Cemetery. IX.F.9.
CLARK J A
No further information currently available
COTTON Edward Milliner
Private 8/2198. 1st Battalion, Otago Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Died of wounds 18th September 1916. Born 188, the son of Mrs Rosa Cotton of 5 Church Street, Sandwich St Mary, Kent. Commemorated Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt. II.C.23.
CORNER E
Possibly Edward Franklin Corner. Second Lieutenant. A Company, 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 26th September 1915, aged 20 years. Commemorated Loos Memorial. Panel 15 to 19.
COX Alexander
Private TF/1744. 1/1st Kent Cyclist Battalion, Army Cyclist Corps. Died India 23rd August 1916, aged 25 years. Born Pimlico, LND and enlisted Canterbury, Kent. Son of Mrs E Wraight of 40 High Street, Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Madras 1914-1918 War Memorial (buried Bangalore (Hosur Road) Cemetery).
CRYER Frederick Thomas
Private G/4413. 8th Battalion, Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment), formerly 2821 The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 3rd October 1915, aged 21 years. Son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Cryer of Sandwich, Kent. Born, enlisted and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Chocques Military cemetery. I.E.124.
CURTIS Albert Howell
Private PS/10394. 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds 4th August 1916, aged 23 years. Son of Henry Levi and Mary Matilda Curtis of Barrowden, RUT. Born Easton, NTH, enlisted and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Varennes Military Cemetery. I.A.2.
DANIELS Albert
Private 495219. 2/2nd Home Counties Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of wounds 9th November 1917, aged 28 years. Son of Albert John and Mary Daniels of 28 Strand Street, Sandwich, Kent. Born Waltham and enlisted Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated St Sever Cemetery Extension. P.III.N.8A.
DANTON William Frederick
Sergeant G/628. 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 20th November 1917. Born Dover, enlisted and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Cambrai Memorial. Panel 3.
DAVIS, MM Walter Stacy
Company Sergeant Major L/8385. 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died Salonika 29th January 1917, aged 28 years. Son of David Henry and Julia E Davis of 4 Hindra Terrace, Sandwich, Kent. Born Sandwich St Mary, enlisted Canterbury and resident Sandwich, Kent. Military Medal (MM). Commemorated Struma Military Cemetery. IV.H.8.
DAY Herbert
Second Lieutenant. 8th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died 10th July 1916, aged 35 years. Son of Rev. Benjamin Day, Rector of Sandwich St Peter, and Mary Sophia Day. Commemorated Pozieres British Cemetery. III.B.31.
DAY Maurice
Second Lieutenant. 2nd Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died 9th May 1915, aged 23 years. Son of Rev. Benjamin Day, Rector of Sandwich St Peter, and Mary Sophia Day. Commemorated Ploegsteert Memorial. Panel 7 and 8.
DRAYSON Thomas Henry
Private G/26658. 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 23rd August 1918, aged 18 years. Son of James Dixon and Agnes Drayson of Sandwich, Kent. Born Sandwich, enlisted Canterbury and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Meaulte Military Cemetery. E.15.
DURBAN Ernest
Private G/4433. 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 1st July 1916, aged 22 years. Son of Mr F Durban of The Butts, Sandwich, Kent. Born Sandwich St Mary, enlisted and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 5D.
EAST Percy James
Private G/6280. 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 18th March 1916, aged 22 years. Son of Selina C East of 1 Jessamine Villas, Boatman’s Hill, Sandwich, Kent. Born, enlisted and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Loos Memorial. Panel 15 to 19.
EAST Sidney Dick
Private G/8083. 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 7th October 1916, aged 21 years. Son of Mrs Sarah Elizabeth East of 34 High Street, Sandwich, Kent. Born Sandwich, enlisted Canterbury and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 5D.
ELLENDER Christopher
Private 57453. 14th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, formerly 185875 Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 28th August 1918. Son of Sampson and Mary Ann Ellender of Sandwich, Kent. Husband of Emma Diamond (formerly Ellender) of 55 Church Road, Guildford, SRY. Born 1880 Sandwich and enlisted Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Guildford (Stoke) Old Cemetery. G.369.
ELLIOTT Henry James
Corporal T/31808. Number 1 Company, 37th Div Train, Army Service Corps. Died 30th October 1918. Born Stepney, LND, enlisted Ipswich, SFK and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Beaulencourt British Cemetery. I.C.9.
EVERETT F E
No further information currently available.
FARRIER Samuel Frank
Sapper 207744. 247th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 21st August 1918, aged 47 years. Son of Mrs M E T Farrier of 29 Upper Strand Street, Sandwich, Kent. Born Sandwich and enlisted Deal, Kent. Commemorated Vis-En-Artois Memorial. Panel 3.
FIELDER John George
Gunner 91038193rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 25th March 1918, aged 19 years. Son of John George and Adalaide Jane Fielder of Crispin Inn, High Street, Sandwich, Kent. Born Ramsgate and enlisted Deal, Kent. Commemorated Bac-Du-Sud British Cemetery. I.D.19.
FOSTER Cecil Percy
Private 47912. 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 24th October 1918, aged 21 years. Son of Demetrius and Emma Foster of ‘Cholaghur’, Dover Road, Sandwich, Kent. Husband of Linda Foster of Chase Farm School, Enfield, MDX. Born Dartford, enlisted Canterbury and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Ghissignies British Cemetery. A.59.
GLITHRO Frank William
Private CH/12573, Royal Marine Light Infantry. HMS ‘Aboukir’. Died 22nd September 1914, aged 33 years. Husband of C E Glithro of 29 Upper Strand Street, Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 7.
GRUBB George
Private G/30570. 6th Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 21st September 1918. Born St Pancras, LND, enlisted Canterbury and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery. V.D.10.
HARRIS Robert Leonard
Private 301088. 7th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Palestine 19th April 1917, aged 23 years. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Mary Harris of 4 Market Square, Sandwich, Kent. Born Sandwich, Kent, enlisted Walthamstow and resident Leyton, ESS. Commemorated Gaza War cemetery. II.A.5.
HEWITT William Walter
Rifleman 593370. C Company, 18th Battalion, London Regiment, formerly 4552 The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 5th April 1918, aged 26 years. Son of (the late) James F and Sarah Ann Hewitt of Portland House, 67 Lower Strand Street, Sandwich, Kent. Born Faversham, enlisted Canterbury and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Bouzencourt Communal Cemetery Extension. I.J.1.
HICKSON William Richard
[William Richard Hickson on 1880 birth record, marriage record and census William Henry Hickson on military records.] Driver T4/092503. Army Service Corps, attached 39th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died Mesopotamia 7th June 1916. Son of William and Amelia Hickson. Husband of Mary Ann Hickson (nee Moore) of 7 Fisher Street, Sandwich, Kent. Born Margate, enlisted and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Amara War Cemetery. XII.K.5.
HOWLAND William Henry
Private 57161. 9th Battalion, Welsh Regiment, formerly 9163 The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 20th September 1917, aged 23 years. Brother of Mr T Howland of 6 Pouces Cottages, Minster, Ramsgate, Kent. Born Garlinge, enlisted Ramsgate and resident Thanet (place unspecified), Kent. Commemorated Locre Hospice Cemetery. II.B.19.
JAMES Samuel George
Temporary Sub Lieutenant, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division ex-ZX/519 Acting Petty Officer RNVR. Killed in action 9th October 1917, aged 28 years. Son of Mr and Mrs S G James of The Golf Club, Sandwich, Kent. A Golf Club Secretary, born 3rd December 1889. Enlisted 2nd October 1914, assigned Howe Battalion D/227 (at Antwerp) 2nd october 1914 until 27th May 1915 after shotgun wounds to the back, rejoined Howe Battalion 15th August 1915 until 2nd october 1915 when he left due to Diarrhoea, rejoined Howe Battalion 16th october 1915 until 24th July 1916 when he suffered from Sycosis Face, rejoined Howe Battalion 20th August 1916 until 3rd November 1916 when he suffered abrasions to both legs caused by enemy barbed wire, rejoined Howe Battalion 16th November 1916 until 20th December 1916 when he was sent back to the UK for Commission. Discharged to Commissioned Temporary Sub Lieutenant RNVR 29th May 1917. Draft for BEF 7th September 1917, joined Hood Battalion 27th September 1917until his death. Commemorated La Brique Military Cemetery No:2. I.O.16.
JOHNSON John
Private G/5560. 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Born Eastry, enlisted and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 2.
JONES Archibald [Stanley]
Private 13470. 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds 4th November 1914. Born Dover and enlisted Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. III.B.22.
JONES Ernest Edward
Sergeant 8278. 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 21st October 1914, aged 23 years. Son of Richard and Ellen Jones of Cottage Row, Sandwich, Kent. Born Sandwich, enlisted Canterbury and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 37 and 39
JONES Walter Lewis Richard
Lance Corporal G/6403. 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action Salonika 29th October 1917, aged 29 years. Son of Richard and Ellen Jones of Cottage Row, Sandwich, Kent. Born, enlisted and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Struma Military Cemetery. V.F.9.
KEESEY George Ernest Howard
Captain. 8th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 24th August 1916, aged 30 years. Son of Rev. G W and Annie Keesey. Husband of Violet Marian Keesey of Helme Bank, Kendal (which unspecified). Assistant Master of Wellington College, BRK. Commemorated Serre Road Cemetery No:2. XXV.L.8.
KENDALL James
Lance Corporal G/6153. 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 18th March 1917, aged 26 years. Son of James and Frances Maria Kendall (nee Court) of Church Street, Sandwich, Kent. Born Ash, enlisted and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Maroc British Cemetery. I.P.12.
KENDALL Percy William
Private G/22259. 6th Battalion, Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 30th November 1917. Son of James and Frances Maria Kendall, husband of Elizabeth Kendall. Born Ash, enlisted Canterbury and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Cambrai Memorial. Panel 3.
KENDALL Stephen John

Private 1141, 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade, born 1888, the son of James and Frances Maria Kendall. Recorded as civil death 19 November 1918, no trace SDGW/CWGC and died after discharge. Listed on his medal card as Steven. Buried in Woodnesborough Cemetery. Plot C14 Ref 2303

Extract from East Kent Mercury Book of local men killed in WW1:

Pte Stephen John Kendle (Kendall). B. 1888. D 19/11/1918. After upward of 13 years’ service in Rifle Brigade, Stephen John Kendel, second son of Mr. Mrs. Kendel of 1 Church St Mary’s Sandwich was invalided from the army in July 1918 and in the following November succumbed to an attack of double pneumonia flowing influenza at the age of 30. He was buried with full Military honors in Sandwich Cemetery. He went in France in September 1914 and was wounded by shrapnel in his leg, which already ultimately occasioned his discharge. Buried in Woodnesborough Cemetery. Plot C14 Ref 2303

KENTON Albert [George]
Gunner 64059. North Riding Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 26th April 1918. Son of William and Grace Kenton of Sandwich, husband of Eva M Kenton (nee Hopper) of Felderland, Kent. Born 1890 Sandwich, enlisted Dover and resident Eastry, Kent. Commemorated Mendinghem Military Cemetery. X.C.23.
KENTON Walter James
Private L/8346. 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 8th February 1915. Son of William and Grace Kenton (nee Greenstreet) of Sandwich, Kent. Husband of Elizabeth Kenton. Born 1887 Winsborough, enlisted Canterbury and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 12 and 14.
KIDD Arthur George
Sapper 1687. 941st Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 1st July 1916, aged 37 years. Only son of George and Harriet Kidd. Born Sydenham and enlisted Canterbury, Kent. CWGC has ‘native of Farnborough, Kent’. Commemorated Wailly Orchard Cemetery. I.C.10.
KNOWLES C W
Possibly Charles William Knowles. Private G/4193. 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 15th October 1916, aged 37 years. Son of Mrs E A Gardner of Ramsgate, Kent. Born Ramsgate, Kent and enlisted Newhaven, SSX. Commemorated Heilly Station Cemetery. III.E.28.
LANE A C
No further information currently available.
LANGLEY Hubert [John]
Private G/11528. 10th Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 1st July 1916, aged 21 years. Son of John and Sarah Ann Langley of 33 Strand Street, Sandwich, Kent. Born and enlisted Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Tancrez Farm Cemetery. I.H.33.
LAWRENCE William John
[Lawrance on military records] Company Sergeant Major 13114. 76th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 27th September 1918, aged 35 years. Husband of Maud Lawrance of 105 Cecil Street, Rochester, Kent. Born Sandwich and enlisted Canterbury, Kent. Commemorated Sanders Keep Military Cemetery. I.A.10.
LONG Arthur Watts
Private G/763. 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 11th November 1916. Born Sandwich St Mary, enlisted and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery. III.D.6.
MacNALLY Charles [Frederick]
Rifleman 4022. 4th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 15th July 1915. Born Ramsgate, enlisted and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension. II.F.20.
MAY C J
No further information currently available C J May. Possibly Godfrey James May. Able Seaman J/25663, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Calypso’. Died 30th November 1917, aged 21 years. Son of Thomas George and Julia May of Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 21.
MOUNT George
Private 270379. 10th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), formerly 2764 3/1st Royal East Kent Yeomanry. Died of wounds Palestine 31st October 1917, aged 24 years. Enlisted Canterbury and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Beersheba War cemetery. M.13.
PAY John [James]
Private G/199. 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 23rd February 1916. Born and enlisted Ash, resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Loos Memorial. Panel 15 to 19.
PHILPOTT F
No further information currently available.
PITTOCK Albert [Thomas]
Sergeant 61448. 40th Reinforcement, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Died of disease at sea to UK 4th September 1918. Son of Albert and Annie Pittock of Knightrider Street, Sandwich, Kent. Born 1895 Pyle, South Wales. Commemorated Wellington Provincial Memorial, New Zealand.
PITTOCK George Thomas
Private G/9310. 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 18th November 1916. Son of George T and Mary Jemima Pittock (nee Revell) of Sandwich, Kent. Born 1896 Sandwich, enlisted and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Regina Trench Cemetery. IX.G.6.
PITTOCK John Arthur
Private G/25877. 10th Battalion, Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), formerly 38156 Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st October 1918. Son of George T and Mary Jemima Pittock (nee Revell) of 10 Court Lodge Road, Gillingham, Kent. Born 1899 Sandwich, enlisted Chatham and resident Gillingham, Kent. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 14 to 17 and 162 to 162A.
PORTER F H
No further information currently available.
PRICE Frederick Horace Walter
Private G/4895. 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 13th October 1915. Born Sandwich, enlisted Canterbury and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Loos Memorial. Panel 15 to 19.
RALPH Harold Fred
Lance Corporal G/2994. 8th Battalion, Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), formerly 2925, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 25th September 1915. Born Deal, enlisted and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Loos Memorial. Panel 13 to 15.
REYNOLDS William Cecil
Private G/568. 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 7th October 1916. Husband of Mary Elizabeth Reynolds of 20 Church Street, Sandwich St Mary, Kent. Born Sandwich St Mary, enlisted Sandwich and resident Sandwich St Peter, Kent. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 5D.
ROUTLEY Francis Robert
Lance Corporal L/9513. 6th Battalion, Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Born Aldershot, HAM, enlisted and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Arras Road Cemetery. III.C.14.
SHELVEY James
Private G/2673. A Company, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 17th October 1917, aged 39 years. Son of (the late) James and Mary Ann Shelvey of Sandwich, Kent. Born Sandwich St Clement, enlisted and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Wimereux Cemetery. VI.D.23.
SIMMONS Edgar Cooper
Private 451933. 341 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps. Died 31st October 1918, aged 32 years. Son of Alfred William and Ada Mary Ann Simmons of Strand Street, Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Conches-En-Ouche Communal Cemetery. A.6.
SMITH John
[Frederick Dodds alias John Smith] Private 47050. 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment, formerly 258587 Royal Engineers. Killed in action 21st October 1917, aged 25 years. Son of Robert and Margaret Dodds of 332 St Cuthbert’s Road, Gateshead, DUR. Born Gateshead, DUR and enlisted Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Motor Car Corner Cemetery. B.33.
SMITH William Ernest
Lance Corporal G/2677. 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 18th August 1916, aged 28 years. Son of John and Emma Elizabeth Smith of 4 Hawthorn Cottages, Sandwich, Kent. Born Minster, enlisted and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 5D.
SNELLING Harold Measday
Rifleman 4746. 9th Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Enlisted London (place unspecified) and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 9C.
SOLLY John Algernon
Rifleman 2441. C Company, 9th Battalion, London Regiment. Died of wounds 29th April 1915, aged 30 years. Son of George and Frances Jane Solly of Millwall Place, Sandwich, Kent. Enlisted London (place unspecified) and resident Southend (which unspecified). Commemorated Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery. I.C.30.
STARKIE John Edgar
[Starkey on birth and military records.] Private 6420. 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 8th April 1915. Born Sandwich, Kent and enlisted Devises, WIL. Commemorated Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. III.D.81.
STOKES Charles Frederick John
Private G/8223. 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 12th September 1918, aged 21 years. Son of William and Fanny Stokes of Sandwich, Kent. Born, enlisted and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Brookwood Military Cemetery. XIII.C.2.
STONE Albert
Sergeant 868. B Battery, 222nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died Persian Gulf 30th August 1916, aged 21 years. Son of Amos and Ellen Stone of North Paulders, Richborough Road, Sandwich, Kent. Born Swanscombe and enlisted Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Basra War cemetery. IV.S.3.
STROUD Leonard
Corporal L/8263. 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 14th May 1916. Born Sandwich St Mary, enlisted Canterbury and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Essex Farm Cemetery. II.3.5.
SUTTON Charles James
Bombardier 53618. 14th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died Mesopotamia 15th May 1916, aged 25 years. Son of Henry George Sutton of Sandwich St Bartholomew, Kent. Born and enlisted Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Amara War Cemetery. XXI.F.13.
SUTTON Frank
Corporal 3164. 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 13th May 1915, aged 26 years. Son of Henry George and Fanny Sutton of St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Sandwich, Kent. Born, enlisted and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated New Irish Farm Cemetery. IX.F.2.
TOWN John
Private G/4932. 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 26th May 1915. Born, enlisted and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated White House Cemetery. III.J.16.
UDEN Alfred Thomas
Private G/2926. 8th Battalion, Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment, SDGW has formerly 2926 (?) The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 25th September 1915, aged 19 years. Son of Alfred John and Louisa Uden of 6 Britannia Terrace, Sandwich, Kent. Born, enlisted and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Loos Memorial. Panel 13 to 15.
WHIDDETT William
Stoker 1st Class K/2155, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Formidable’. Killed in action 1st January 1915. Born 4 May 1890 in Birchington, Kent. Husband of Ethel A M Simmons (formerly Whiddett) of 7 Broadway, Swanpool, Wellingborough, NTH formerly of 20 Bowling St, Sandwich Kent.. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 12.
WILLIAMS Frederick Charles
Lance Corporal G/9815. 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 25th July 1917. Born Eastry, enlisted Dover and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Monchy British Cemetery. I.J.6.
WRAIGHT [Wiles] George
Private L/6991. 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 20th October 1914. Son of Wiles George and Emma Wraight. Born 1883 Sandwich, enlisted Canterbury and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Ploegsteert Memorial. Panel 2.
WRAIGHT R W
Possibly R W Wraight (forenames unknown). Private M2/073598. Army Service Corps. Died 20th February 1919. Commemorated Halle Communal Cemetery. A.55.
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ALDOUS Robert [Frederick]
Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 1254695, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 57 Squadron. Died 28th December 1941, aged 26 years. Son Annie A Aldous of Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery. Plot JJ. Coll Grave 42.
BOYD George Patrick
Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 1290787, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 61 Squadron. Died 15th October 1944, aged 24 years. Son George and Edith Elizabeth Boyd of Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Hanover War Cemetery. 2.G.13.
BURGESS E J
No further information currently available.
BURLEY Frederick Charles
Petty Officer C/JX134839, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Bedouin’. Died 15th June 1942, aged 27 years. Son of Albert Charles and Minnie Roberta Burley of Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 51.3.
CHAPPLE W J
Possibly Walter James Chapple. Flight Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 1257583, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 9 Squadron. Died 15th June 1943, aged 32 years. Son Alfred John and Florence Chapple of Forest Gate, ESS. Commemorated Uden War Cemetery. 5.F.9.
CLARINGBOLD Leon Jack
Able Seaman P/JX160603, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Hood’. Died 24th May 1941, aged 19 years. Son of Harry and Ida Claringbold of Luton, BDF. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Panel 47. Column 2.
IRELAND E W
Possibly Eric William Ireland. Sergeant 902411, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 218 Squadron. Died 11th October 1941, aged 27 years. Son Mr and Mrs W G Ireland of Hunstanton, NFK. Commemorated Runnymede Memorial. Panel 46.
MARSH Alfred William James
Able Seaman P/JX323822, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Janus’. Died 23rd January 1944, aged 31 years. Son of Alfred and Eva Booth Marsh of Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Panel 82. Column 3.
MARTIN G
No further information currently available.
MARTIN Sidney Frank
Lance Bombardier 867393. 234 Battery, 89 Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 23th May 1941, aged 33 years. Son of John and Annie Martin of Sandwich, Kent. Husband of G M Martin of Canterbury, Kent. Commemorated Athens Memorial. Face 2.
PENGELLY John Charles
Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1378703, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 149 Squadron. Died 8th November 1941, aged 32 years. Son John and Beatrice Mary Pengelly of Ellacombe, Torquay, DEV. Commemorated Reichswald Forest War Cemetery. Joint Grave II.B.7-8.
PETTMAN A
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SKINNER Leslie Thomas
Lance Bombardier 772270. 234 Battery, 89 Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 20th May 1941, aged 32 years. Son of George and Ellen Skinner. Husband of Kathleen Skinner of Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Athens Memorial. Face 2.
SMITH Ernest Henry
Private 6282898. 4th Battalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died between 23rd and 24th October 1943, aged 36 years. Son of Ernest and Amy Roseanna Smith. Husband of A R Smith of Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Athens Memorial. Face 5.
STYLES Thomas
Bombardier 980216. 8 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 6th May 1944, aged 31 years. Son of Walter F C and Ellen M Styles of Sandwich, husband of Minnie Dorothy Styles of Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Taukkyan War Cemetery. 12.E.24.
TRELEAVEN Cyril Norman Earle
Musician RMB/X687, Royal Marine Band. HMS ‘Royal Oak’. Died 14th October 1939. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Panel 36. Column 2.
WHORLOW R V
Possibly Reginald George Whorlow (no R V Whorlow identified). Gunner 873092. 234 Battery, 89 Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 2nd June 1941, aged 23 years. Son of Albert Victor and Alice Whorlow of Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Suda Bay Cemetery. 7.E.9.
WRIGHT C E
Possibly Chaseley Edward Thomas Wright. Aircraftman 2nd Class 518075, Royal Air Force. Serving on HMS ‘Courageous, Royal Navy. Died 17th September 1939, aged 25 years. Son of Chaseley and Margaret Wright of Deal, Kent. Commemorated Runnymede Memorial. Panel 3.
KOREA 1951
BYRNE Albert Ernest
Lance Corporal 22366030. King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Born 2nd July 1929 and killed in action during the Battle of Hill 227 18th November 1951. Aged 22. Commemorated UN Memorial. Pusan Cemetery, Korea.
PRESCOTT-WESTCAR George Villiers Beeston
Second Lieutenant 403657. Royal Ulster Rifles. Born 14th March 1929 and initially listed as missing then killed in action during the Battle of Seoul 3rd January 1951. Commemorated UN Memorial. Pusan Cemetery, Korea.
PRICE John David
Private 22366067. King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Born 12th December 1931 and missing presumed killed during the Battle of Hill 227 17th November 1951. Commemorated UN Memorial Wall, Korea.
THE FALKLAND ISLANDS
1982
FRANCIS Kenneth David
Lieutenant NO23442U, Royal Marines. HQ 3 Commando Brigade (Air Squadron). Born 24th September 1952 and killed when his Gazelle was shot down by ground fire near Port San Carlos while attacking Argentinean troops 21st May 1982. Aged 29. Resident Fyfield, Essex. Commemorated Armed Forces Memorial.

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