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SANDWICH ST MARY WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Michael Peck 2010

The Sandwich St Mary war memorial is on the west wall of St Mary's Arts Centre (formerly St Mary's Church), Church Street, Sandwich. It takes the form of a Cruciform wooden board with inscription and the names of the fallen in white-painted, incised, lettering. There are 35 names listed.

Photograph Copyright © Michael peck 2010

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN UNFADING MEMORY OF
PARISIONERS AND MEMBERS OF
THE CONGREGATION ORF THIS CHURCH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914-18

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.
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 E J
Possibly Edward James Blackman. Private 7871281. 3rd Armoured Car Company, Tank Corps. Died 8th February 1921, aged 17 years. Son of Arthur Henry and Rosanna Florence Blackman of 14 Lion Road, Twickenham, Middlesex. Commemorated Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery. G.101.
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 appears no Kent connection.

Possibly Herbert George Boyce. Trooper 2810. 2nd Life Guards. Killed in action 18th November 1914. Born Beeston Hill, YKS and enlisted Windsor, BRK. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 3.

CLARK J A
Unable to identify, no further information currently.
COTTON Edward
Private 8/2198. 1st Battalion, Otago Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Died of wounds 18th September 1916, aged 28 years. Son of Mrs Rosa Cotton of 5 Church Street, Sandwich St Mary, Kent. Commemorated Dartmoor Cemetery. II.C.23.
DANIELS Albert
Private 495219. 2nd/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.
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, Loop Street, 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, Sandwich, Kent. Born, enlisted and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Loos Memorial. Panel 15 to 19.
ELLENDER Christopher
Private 57453. 14th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, formerly 185875 Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 29th August 1918, aged 37 years. Son of Sampson and Mary Ann Ellender of Sandwich, Kent. Husband of Emma Diamond (formerly Ellender) of 55 Church Road, Guildford, SRY. Born Guildford, SRY and enlisted Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Guildford (Stoke) Old Cemetery. G.369.
ELLIOTT Henry James
Corporal T/31868. No 1 Company, 37th Division Train, Army Service Corps. Died 30th October 1918. Born Stepney, MDX, enlisted Ipswich, SFK and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Beaulencourt British Cemetery. I.C.9.
EVERITT Frank Edward
Second Lieutenant. 1st Battalion, Australian Infantry. Enlisted 7th July 1915, embarked 15th January 1916 and died of gunshot wound at 103rd Field Ambulance on 20th July 1916, aged 22 years. Son of James and Kate Agnes Everitt of 4 Moreton Road, South Croydon, SRY (at enlistment parents address given as Bank House, Strand Street, Sandwich, Kent). Born Alton, HAM. Commemorated Albert Communal Cemetery Extension. I.J.11.
HEWITT William Walter
[William Walter Hewett on CWGC/William Walter Hewitt on both SDGW and birth record] Rifleman 593370. C Company, 18th Battalion, London Regiment, formerly 4552 4th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 5th April 1918, aged 26 years. Son of (the late) James F and Sarah Annie Hewitt of Portland House, 67 Lower Strand Street, Sandwich, Kent. Born Faversham, enlisted Canterbury and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension. I.J.1.
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 Mrs 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
Private 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 5 Cottage Row, Sandwich, Kent. Born, enlisted and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Struma Military Cemetery. V.F.9.
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 Kendall of 1 Church Street, Sandwich St Mary, Kent. Brother of Percy William Kendall. 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 Kendall, brother of James Kendall. Born c1882 Ash, enlisted Canterbury and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Cambrai Memorial. Panel 3.
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.
LANGLEY Hubert [John]
[Herbert John Langley on SDGW/Hubert John Langley on both CWGC and birth record] Private G/11528. A Company, 10th Battalion, Queens 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 Sandwich (as SDGW, birth record has Eastry District) and enlisted Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Tancrez Farm Cemetery. I.H.33.
MacNALLY Charles Frederick
[Charles Frederick MacNally on CWGC, Charles Frederick McNally on SDGW and appears as Charles MacNally on 1897 birth record] 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 Godfrey James
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.
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.
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 Sandwich St Mary, Kent. Born Sandwich St Mary, enlisted Sandwich and resident Sandwich St Peter, Kent. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 5D.
SIMMONS Edward C
Private 65504. 66th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps, formerly 6271 The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds Salonika 21st September 1916, aged 19 years. Son of Frank and Mary Ann Simmons of 1 Sunnyside, Marshborough, Kent. Born Marshborough, enlisted Sandwich and resident Marshborough, Kent. Commemorated Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery. 440.
SMITH J
Possibly this may be John Smith which is the name that Frederick DODDS served under. Private 47050. 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment, formerly 258587 Royal Engineers. Killed in action 21st October 1917. Born Gateshead, Durham and enlisted Sandwich, Kent. Son of Robert and Margaret Dodds, of 332, St. Cuthbert's Rd., Gateshead-on-Tyne. Buried in Motor Car Corner Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 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.
SUTTON Charles James
Bombardier 53618. 14th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died Mesopotamia 15th May 1916, aged 25 years. Son of Henry George and Fanny Sutton of St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Sandwich, Kent. Brother of Frank Sutton. 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. Brother of Charles James Sutton. 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 W
Possibly William Charles Francis Whiddett. Rifleman 555549. 16th Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action5th November 1918. Born Wandsworth, SRY, enlisted Kingston (which not specified) and resident Ramsgate, Kent. Commemorated Angreau Communal Cemetery. I.B.7.

OR

Possibly William Whiddett. Lance Corporal 31601. 577th H S Emp Company, Labour Corps, formerly East Kent T. F. Discharged on pension at Nottingham unfit for further military service 29th August 1917, aged 34 years (possibly born 23rd June 1883), to address 39 Military Road, Canterbury, Kent. Wife is Mercy Edith Mary and children named as Edith Mary, Ethel May, William Alfred Joseph and Lily Whiddett. No trace CWGC and if died after discharge commemoration unknown.
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 R W
Private M2/073598. Army Service Corps. Died 20th February 1919. Commemorated Halle Communal Cemetery. A.55.

Appears to be Richard William Wraight, born Sandwich 1879 the son of Osborne J and Elizabeth Wraight. Present Canterbury 1901 then married to Louisa (nee Hills) with child William J Wraight.

Last update 5 August, 2016

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