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SHEPHERDSWELL AND SIBERTSWOLD WAR MEMORIAL

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

The Shepherdswell memorial also covers Sibertswold. It is in the form of a Celtic Cross mounted on a plinth with a two-stepped, shallow, base. There are 20 names for World War 1 and 14 for World War 2. IOt stands on the village green close to the church.

Photograph Copyright © David Hughes and Neil Clark 2006

1914 - 1918
IN HONOURED MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF SHEPHERDSWELL
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR

ATKINS

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ATKINS

Charles Horace

Private G/10797 ,2nd Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 25th September 1915. Born Chertsey, Surrey. Enlisted Croydon. Resided Shepherdswell. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

BEAN

Leonard

Gunner 9154, “A” Battery, 71st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (R.F.A). Died 11th October 1915. Born Shepherdswell. Enlisted Canterbury. Buried Fosse 7 Military Cemetery, Mazingarbe, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference - Collective grave II.G.2a.

COPPEN

Charles Henry

Lance Corporal G/9756, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 10th October 1916 aged 31 years. Born Shepherdswell. Enlisted Dover. Resided Shepherdswell. Son of Henry and Harriet Coppin of 4 The Terrace, Shepherdswell, Dover, Kent. Brother of Edward Coppen below. Buried Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt L` Abbe, Somme, France. Grave reference III.F.85.

COPPEN

Edward Ethelbert

Private G/38 ,6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 24th September 1915 aged 26 years. Born Shepherdswell. Enlisted Dover. Resided Shepherdswell. Son of Henry and Harriet Coppin of 4 The Terrace, Shepherdswell, Dover, Kent. Brother of Charles Coppen above. Buried Bailleul Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave reference II.A.28.

CROOKEWIT

Alexander Edward

[Spelt CROOCKEWIT on CWGC] Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Attached 1st Battalion. Formerly Driver (T4/058235) Army Service Corps. Died 26th October 1917 aged 31 years. Son of John Henry and Fanny M. Croockewit of “Menin,” Leyburn Road, Dover, Kent. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave reference XXII.H.2.

Educated at Bedford School.

DREW

Henry Thomas

Private 32826, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Formerly (26807) Worcestershire Regiment. Died 14th March 1917. Born Shepherdswell. Enlisted Blandford, Dorset. Resided Buckland, Dover. Buried St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave reference O.VII.D.3.

FOX

Albert Charles

Sapper 154173, 72nd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 29th April 1917 aged 31 years. Born Shepherdswell. Enlisted Manchester. Son of William Charles and Sarah Jane Fox of Glebe Way, Shepherdswell, Dover, Kent. Vrother of Ernest Fox below. Buried Bolarume Cavalry Barracks Cemetery, India.

Also commemorated on the Madras 1914-1918 War Memorial, Chennai, India. Brother of Ernest (Below).

FOX

Ernest Alfred

Private 316331, 1st/6th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 10th April 1914 aged 31 years. Enlisted Dover. Son of William Charles and Sarah Jane Fox of Shepherdswell, Kent. Husband of Rosa Fox of 1 Freeman’s Villas Shepherdswell, Dover, Kent. Brother of Albert Fox above. Buried Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference XXXIII.F.14A.

GOLDFINCH

Philip

Corporal S4/091033 ,63rd Field Bakery, Army Service Corps (A.S.C). Died 27th November 1915 aged 23 years. Enlisted Dover. Resided Shepherdswell. Son of W.P and A Goldfinch of Dover, Kent. Born Charlton, Dover, Kent. Buried nearby in the Dover (Charlton) Cemetery, Dover, Kent. Grave reference Z.L.22.

HAMMOND

Arthur Edward

Private 3034, 8th Cyclist Battalion, Army Cyclist Corps. Died 27th November 1918. Buried locally in the Shepherdswell (St Andrew) Churchyard, Shepherdswell, Kent. Grave reference - North of Church.

HAMMOND

Frederick Maurice

Guardsman 29968, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 22nd August 1918 aged 27 years. Born Shepherdswell. Enlisted Dover. Buried Son of Mr G and Mrs M.A. Hammond of 5 Hillside Cottages, Shepherdswell, Dover, Kent. Buried Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference VI.D.11.

HAWKINS

Charles

Private G/44051, 17th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died 13th November 1916 aged 19 years. Born Lydden. Enlisted Dover. Resided Shepherdswell. Son of Mrs Annie Hawkins of Beauxfield, Shepherdswell, Dover, Kent. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

KENNETT

Edward James

Sapper 182533, 5th Field Survey Company, Royal Engineers (R.E). Died 28th October 1918 aged 32 years. Born Minster, Kent. Enlisted Dover. Resided Shepherdswell. Son of Edward and Elizabeth Kennettt of Oast House, Cox Hill, Shepherdswell, Dover, Kent. Buried Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Grave reference VI.B.2.

MILLER

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MUMMERY

William Amos

Private G/417, “A” Company, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 23rd July 1915 aged 23 years. Born Shepherdswell. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Shepherdswell. Son of Mr J Mummery of Southern Side, Shepherdswell, Dover, Kent. Buried Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Grave reference I.C.97.

POLLIN

William Arnold

Private 86852, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) (M.G.C). Formerly (M2/06085) Army Service Corps (A.S.C). Died 13th April 1918 aged 21 years. Born Spalding, Lincolnshire. Enlisted Dover. Resided Shepherdswell. Son of William and Francis Maud Pullin of “Hillcroft,” St Leonards-on Sea, Sussex. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

SHEPHARD

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WELLER

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WILLARD

Jesse

Private G/308, 6th Battalion, The Buffs, (East Kent Regiment). Died 16th July 1916 aged 20 years. Born Hawkhurst. Enlisted Shepherdswell. Resided Marden, Kent. Son of Frederick and Harriet Willard of Myrtle Villa, Goudhurst Road, Marden, Kent. Buried Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference XIV.A.2A.

1939 – 1945

ARCHER, MC

David

Major 67176, 1st Battalion, Queen`s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 30th April 1943 aged 27 years. Born Sheffield. Resided Canterbury. Son of Lieutenant Colonel Harold W Archer and Doris Archer (nee Davy). Husband of Marion Margaretta Archer of Edinburgh, Scotland. Buried Massicault War Cemetery, Tunisia. Grave reference II.A.7.

David was awarded the Military Cross (MC).

CAMPBELL

Andrew

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COUCHMAN

Stanley

Second Lieutenant 294988, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) attached to 2/5th Battalion, The Queen’s Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Died 10th February 1944. Age 24. Son of Victor and Sarah Jane Couchman. Husband of Phyllis Couchman of Nitshill, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Buried Minturno War Cemetery, Italy. Grave VIII.G.6.

DORMAN

Charles Lewis

Leading Stoker C/K 63359, Royal Navy. H.M.S. Emerald. Died 15th June 1941. Son of Lewis and Linda Dorman. Husband of Beatrice Maud Dorman of Faversham, Kent. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. Panel reference 47.1.

DOWNING

John Douglas

Able Seaman, Motor Vessel “Inverlee” (Glasgow), Merchant Navy. Died 19th October 1941 aged 18 years. Son of Lionel D. and Kate Alice Downing of Elvington, Kent. Commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London. Panel reference 58.

Also commemorated as one of 85 Old Boys from the Prince of Wales Sea Training School that lost their lives during the Second World War. All have their names recorded on a well cared for Memorial Plaque now located in the Dover Seafarers Centre, Snargate Street, Dover, Kent.

HEWISH

Wilfred

Sergeant (Wireless Operator) 538041, Died 21st March 1941 aged 23 years. Son of William and Ellen Hewish. Husband of Lydia Evelyn Hewish of Pontyclun. Buried Llantrisant (Cefn-y-Parc) Cemetery, Glamorganshire, Wales. Section B. Grave reference 636.

HUNTLEY, DFM

Donald Norman

Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 777675, 44 Squadron. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (R.A.F.V.R). Died 14th September 1942. Buried Epe General Cemetery, Gelderland, Netherlands. Grave reference - Plot2. Row 10. Grave 620.

Only one crewman survived when Donald’s Lancaster W4169 (KM-S) was shot down by a night-fighter (Oblt Manfred Meurer) crashing 12 miles North of Apeldoorn. All six killed are all interred in the same cemetery.

The London Gazette entry for Donald’s D.F.M. is dated 28/4/1942.

KENNARD

Harold Moore

Sergeant 1204535, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 90 Squadron. Died 20th February 1943 aged 26 years. Son of George and Lizzie Kennard of Shepherdswell, Dover, Kent. Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Panel reference 155.

KIRBY

Reginald

Private S/97562, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 19th July 1940 aged 21 years. Son of John Frederick and Elizabeth Alice Kirby of Northwood Road, Ramsgate, Kent. Buried locally in Shepherdswell (St Andrew) Churchyard.

MARTIN

Edwin

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MILSTEAD

William Henry

Ordinary Seaman C/JX, H.M.S. “Dasher”. Royal Navy (R.N). Died 27th March 1943 aged 21 years. Son of Albert and Emily Bessie Milsted of Shepherdswell. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Chatham, Kent. Panel reference – 70.2.

“Mystery” still surrounds what caused the loss of 379 lives aboard the aircraft carrier on the day William died. For years the explosion was attributed to being struck by a torpedo but of late different causes have been put forward. All those lost are recorded in the “Dasher Memorial Book” kept in the North Ayrshire Museum. A new memorial has now been erected near Androssan close to where the tragedy occurred.

OAKDEN

Alfred David James

Able Seaman C/JX 158109, H.M.S. “Juno”. Royal Navy (R.N). Died 21st May 1941 aged 18 years. Son of John N and Maud A Oakden. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Chatham, Kent. Panel reference 43.2.

H.M.S Juno was sunk off Crete by five high altitude Italian Cant Z 1007 bombers led by Lt Morassuti.

PEMBLE

Edward

Private 1594240, Army Catering Corps (A.C.C).Died 28th September 1942 aged 31 years. Son of John and Jane Pemble of Shepherdswell.Husband of Freda B.Pemble of Shepherdswell, Dover, Kent.Buried locally in Shepherdswell (St Anthony) Churchyard, Shepherdswell, Kent.

WOOLASTON

Charles

Lance Corporal 2661957, 49th (West Riding) Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps, Royal Armoured Corps.Died 29th August 1944.Buried Etreville Churchyard, Eure, France.Grave reference - Row 5.Grave 5.

Last update 8 March, 2006

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