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SHIPBOURNE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Dtailed information
Compiled and copyright © Tony Grant 2004

In the Churchyard of St. Giles Church, Off Ightham Road, Shipbourne, Kent.


Photographs Copyright © Tony Grant 2004

TO THE PRAISE OF GOD
THE GIVER OF VICTORY
AND IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF
ALL THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
THEIR KING AND COUNTRY & FOR
THE FREEDOM OF THE NATIONS
IN
THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1919
ESPECIALLY THOSE OF THIS PARISH
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

This Inscription is to the front face of the base.

1914-1918

Names to right side of base

MARTIN

George Stephen

Private 41443, 11th. Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 10th. October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Plaxtull (Plaxtol), Kent, enlisted Maidstone, Kent. Son of Mrs. R. Martin, of Lavender Terrace, Shipbourne, Tonbridge, Kent. Formerly TR/9/6831, 26th. T.R. Battalion. Buried DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY , Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave VIII. G. 1.

MAY

Edward

Private 020776, 50th. Mobile Workshops, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died 25th. August 1917 in Mesopotamia. Age 35. Born Hadlow, Kent, enlisted Maidstone, Kent. Husband of Emily May, of Shipbourne Green, Tonbridge, Kent. Buried BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, IRAQ. Grave XII. C. 9.

SYMONDS

Harold John

Private G/7723, 10th. Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 8th. February 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Enlisted Maidstone, Kent, resided Tonbridge, Kent. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. I. Symonds, of Hookwood, nr. Tonbridge, Kent. Transferred from West Kent Yeomanry. Buried WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. C. 17. Formerly Trooper 1626, West Kent Yeomanry.

WRAIGHT

William

Private 34774, 7th. Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died 29th. April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 26. Enlisted Tonbridge, Kent, resided Shipbourne, Kent. Son of Mr. Wraight, of Ightham; husband of Annie Wraight, of High St., Plaxtol, Sevenoaks, Kent. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3

COUSANS

Guy Newson

Second Lieutenant, 70th. Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and 3rd. Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Died or killed in action 9th. September 1916 in France & Flanders. Son of Beatrice and the late Henry Edward Cousans, of Binfield, Berkshire. Educated at the Wick Hove, Uppingham, and R. M. College, Sandhurst. Buried in CORBIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Grave Plot 2. Row D. Grave 1.

WHARTON

H

Lance Corporal, Royal Fusiliers. No further information currently.

WEST

A H

Arthur Henry WEST, Rifleman 3904, 1st. / 16th. (County of London) Battalion (Queen’s Westminster Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 1st. July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Westminster, London, resided Sidcup, Kent. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL , Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 C.

Names to reverse of base.

HOWARD

E W

Private, Royal Army Service Corps. No further information currently.

Names to left of base.

CAZALET

Edward

Second Lieutenant, 1st. Battalion, 3rd. Company, Welsh Guards. Killed in action 10th. September 1916. Age 22. Son of Mr. W. M. and Mrs. M. Cazalet, of Fairlawne, Tonbridge, Kent. Buried in CITADEL NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, FRICOURT, Somme, France. GraveII. A. 4.

HESKETT

Frederick Thomas

Serjeant G/13075, 6th. Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 3rd. May 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born Shipbourne, Tonbridge, Kent, enlisted Ashford, Kent, resided Shipbourne, Tonbridge, Kent. Son of John and F. E. Heskett, of Sunnyside, Shipbourne Green, Tonbridge, Kent. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2.

BUTLER

W

Possibly – Walter William BUTLER, Lance Corporal G/3807, 10th. Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 10th. September 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 29. Born Northiam, Sussex, enlisted Tonbridge, Kent, resided Faversham, Kent. Son of Henry Deprose Butler and Eliza Butler, of Faversham, Kent; husband of Annie Beatrice Butler, of 93, Amity Grove, Cottenham Park, Wimbledon, London. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. GraveXXIV. B. 21.

BOOTH

F G

Possibly – Frederick George BOOTH, private L/9131, 2nd. Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 6th. February 1917 in Mesopotamia. Age 29. Born Battle, Sussex, enlisted Maidstone, Kent. Son of Samuel and Ellen Booth, of 2, Spring Cottage, Flimwell, Hawkhurst, Sussex. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Grave XXI. Y. 19.

DICKS

P

Possibly - Ploughwright Roper DICKS, private G/1860, 7th. Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 13th. July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Lakenheath, Brandon, enlisted Tonbridge, Kent, resided Tonbridge, Kent. Buried in BERNAFAY WOOD BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave N. 75.

DICKS

John

Private, East Surrey Regiment. No further information currently.

HESKETT

C

Possibly – Charles HESKETT, private G/17277 from Soldiers Died CD Rom, G/40898 from CWGC, 4th. Battalion, Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 31st. July 1917 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Brighton, Sussex. Husband of Mrs. E. A. Heskett, of 17, Richmond Hill, Carlton Hill, Brighton. Commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 49 and 51.Formerly 2641, Royal Filed Artillery.

No WW2 Memorial

Within the Church are the following -

  • A tablet to Edward Cazalet

EDWARD CAZALET
BORN BRIGHTON 9/11/1827
DIED CONSTANTINOPLE 21/4/1883

His remains are buried in the crypt

  • A list of men serving in World War Two

  • A book containing personal details of WW1 casualties with photographs of graves and cemeteries.

  • A handmade tribute to Lt. Edward Cazalet

17 November 2004

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