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SUTTON VALANCE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright ©
Tony Grant 2005

The memorial strands back from the road, inset into the wall, and is in the form of an obelsik mounted on a plinth with two steps leading up to it. The main inscription is on the face of the obelisk while the names appear on the plinth face.

Photograph Copyright © Tony Grant 2005
Photograph Copyright © David Hughes and Neil Clark 2006

REMEMBER
THE MEN
OF
SUTTON
VALENCE
WHO FOUGHT
IN THE
GREAT WAR

MCMXIV
MCMXVII

ESPECIALLY THE FOLLOWING
WHO DIED FOR US

1914-1918

APPS

Jack Harry Mason

Second Lieutenant Temporary, 1st. / 5th. Battalion CWGC, 1st. Battalion Soldiers Died CD Rom, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 20th. November 1917. Age 19. Son of Harry Mason Apps and Kate Helena Apps, of The Nest, Sutton Valence, Maidstone, Kent. Buried in CROISILLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave V. F. 15.

BATES

G

Possibly – George BATES, Able Seaman 210136, (RFR/CH/B/9776) H.M.S. ‘ Cressy’, Royal Navy. Killed in action 22nd. September 1914. Commemorated on the CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, 2.

BRYANT

Charles Ernest

Private 327937, 1st. Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 8th. July 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born Pluckley, Kent, enlisted Maidstone, Kent. Son of George and C. Bryant, of Providence Place, Goudhurst, Kent. Native of Pluckley, Kent. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave I. F. 16. Formerly 31357, Suffolk Regiment.

BROOKS

Frank

Private 5070, 20th. (County of London) Battalion (Blackheath and Woolwich), London Regiment. Killed in action 15th. September 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born Chant, Sutton (Chart Sutton), enlisted Holborn (London), resided Kentish Town, (London). Son of George and Helen Brooks, of Bower House, Sutton Valence, Maidstone, Kent. Buried in LONDON CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Grave 1A.C.2.

CLUBBE

William Horace

Soldiers Died CD Rom lists him as CHUBBE, CWGC lists him as CLUBBE. Gunner 154042, 121st. Brigade, "D Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 10th. June 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 30. Born Maidstone, Kent, enlisted Maidstone, Kent. Husband of A. A. Homewood (formerly Clubbe), of Lower Rd., Sutton Valence, Maidstone. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave I. E. 4.

COURT

Charles

Leading Stoker 297567, (RFR/CH/B/9663) H.M.S. ‘Hogue’, Royal Navy. Killed in action 22nd. September 1914. Age 34. Son of Mary Court; husband of E. M. Court, of 111, Northborough Rd., Norbury, London. Commemorated on the CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Chatham, Kent. 4.

DOVEY

Harry

Private 201385, 2nd. / 4th. Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 8th. May 1917 in Egypt. Age 30. Born Biddenden, Kent, enlisted Maidstone, Kent. Son of Benjamin and Louisa Dovey, of Sutton Valence, Maidstone, Kent. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Grave XXX. D. 13.

DOWN

Thomas Eagles

Private CH/19201, H.M.S. ‘Vanguard’, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died 9th. July 1917. Age 21. Husband of Lizzie Charlotte Down, of 3, Lower St., Broomfield, Maidstone, Kent. Commemorated on the CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Chatham, Kent. 25.

EDMED

Alfred

Private 466543, 27th. Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Died 21st. August 1917. Born Kent, England, January 16th. 1886. Age 31. Son of Isaac and Frances Edmed, of 2, Sandgate, Rye, Sussex, England; husband of Edith Edmed, of Carisbrooke Cottage, Maltmans Hill, Smarden, Kent, England. His father was living at Sutton Valance around time of WW1, calling Bookeeper, single, attested July 15th. 1915 Edmonton, Canada. Commemorated on the VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.

EXCELL

George Frederick

Possibly – Private L/7072, 2nd. Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 3rd. May 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Hawkenbury, Kent, enlisted Canterbury, Kent, resided Hawkenbury, Near Staplehurst, Kent. Buried in PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL), Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave VII. D. 12

FISHENEDEN

Henry Arthur

Signalman London/Z/2182, H.M.S. ‘Racoon’, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve. Died/killed in action 9th. January 1918. Son of Elias and Elizabeth Fishenden, of Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells; husband of Lizzie S. Fishenden, of Mount Pleasant, Sutton Valence, Maidstone. Commemorated on the CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Chatham, Kent. 31.

FORD

Arthur W

Private 2435, 1st (Home Counties) Field Ambulance (Territorial Force), Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of wounds 10th. May 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Langley, Kent, enlisted Maidstone, Kent. Son of Ellen Foord, of Green Lane, Langley, Maidstone, Kent. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. A. 89.

GILES

Ernest Victor

Private L/9107, 2nd. Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 12th. June 1916 in Mesopotamia. Born Sutton Valence (Valence), Kent, enlisted Maidstone, Kent. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Grave V. W. 2.

HOMEWOOD

Percy Edward

Private SD/1371, 9th. Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 22nd. March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Headcorn, Kent, enlisted Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Buried in JEANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Aisne, France. Grave II. B. 13.

HOMEWOOD

V J

Gunner 63, 2nd Home Counties Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died/killed in action 23rd. September 1916. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Grave III. N. 15.

HYLAND

Frederick Harry

Lance Corporal 46404, 99th. Company Infantry, Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action 18th February 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born Maidstone, Kent, enlisted Maidstone, Kent, resided Staplehurst, Kent. Son of William and Ada Hyland, of Forge Farm, Hawkenbury, Staplehurst; husband of Alice Elizabeth Hyland, of High St., Sutton Valence, Maidstone, Kent. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C. Formerly 5442, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)

MAYTUM

Wilfred George

Private T/240093, Soldiers Died CD Rom lists him as 5th. Battalion CWGC lists him as 1st. /2nd. Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 13th. July 1917 in Mesopotamia. Age 23. Born Sutton Valence, Kent, enlisted Sutton Valence, Kent, resided Sutton Valence, Kent. Son of Walter and Phoebe Maytum, of High St., Sutton Valence, Maidstone, Kent. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Grave XV. E. 13.

MUMMERY

Harry Norman S

Captain, attached 14th. Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Died as a prisoner of war 6th. August 1918. Age 24. Son of A. W. and Annie F. Mummery, of School House, Sutton Valence, Maidstone, Kent. Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, Kassel, Hessen, Germany. Grave I. H. 5.

MARTIN

George Harold

Private L/9119, 2nd. Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 15th. January 1916 in Mesopotamia. Born Tenterden, Kent, enlisted Maidstone, Kent. Buried in KUT WAR CEMETERY, Kut, Iraq. Grave G. 13.

RABEY

William Thomas

Private G/8591, 10th. Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 1st. July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 31. Born West Ham, London, enlisted Maidstone, Kent, resided Sutton Valence, Kent. Husband of Mrs. M. A. Genn, of Lower Cottages, Boyton Court, Sutton Valence, Maidstone. Buried in TANCREZ FARM CEMETERY, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Grave I. H. 32.

SHARP

Frederick

Private L/7411, 1st. Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 17th. April 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 28. Born Langley, Kent, enlisted Maidstone, Kent. Husband of Fanny Amelia Sharp, of Gurrs Cottage, Sutton Valence, Maidstone. Commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 45 and 47.

SPICE

S A

Soldiers Died CD Rom lists him as Arthur Stanley, CWGC as A S, Lance Corporal T/1068, 5th. Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 19th. September 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born Woodend, Northampton, enlisted Sutton Valence, Kent, resided Sutton Valence, Kent. Son of Arthur and Mary Louisa Spice, of Mount House, Sutton Valence. Born at Woodend, Northants. Buried in SUTTON VALENCE (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Sutton Valence, Kent. Grave D. 37.

STONEHAM

Robert W

Private T/240011, 5th. Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 15th. February 1917 in Mesopotamia. Born Maidstone, Kent, enlisted Sutton Valence, Kent resided Sutton Valence, Kent.

UNDERDOWN

R Fred

Fred UNDERDOWN, Private 34773, 10th. Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 23 July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Chart Sutton, Kent, enlisted Maidstone, Kent, resided Maidstone, Kent. Son of William and Jane Underdown, of Chart, Sutton Valence; husband of Alice Underdown, of Gurrs Cottage, Sutton Valence, Maidstone, Kent. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

WHATMAN

C

Possibly – John WHATMAN, Private 65505, 32nd. Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action Soldiers Died CD Rom 10th. Septemebr 1917 CWGC 19th. September 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Sutton-Balance (Valence), Kent enlisted Maidstone, Kent, resided Sutton-Balance (Valence), Kent. Formerly 21186, Royal Sussex Regiment. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 28 to 30 and 162 to 162A and 163A.

WELCH

J C

John George WELCH, Private 24009, 1st Garrison Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 31st. October 1916 in India. Born Isleworth, Middlesex, enlisted Maidstone, Kent, resided Sutton Valence, Kent. Buried in the DELHI WAR CEMETERY, India. Grave 8. A. 11.

TUKE

B M

MC, Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps. No further information currently

1939 - 1945

BATES

Alfred

No further information currently

FINLAY

Colin Vernon

Sergeant (Pilot) 1288189,185 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died/killed in action 14th. May 1942. Age 20. Son of Arthur Reginald Gayer Finlay and Phyllis Carney Finlay, of Sutton Valence, Kent. Buried in MALTA (CAPUCCINI) NAVAL CEMETERY, Rinella, Malta. Prot. Sec. (Men's). Plot F. Coll. grave 3.

HADAWAY

Leslie Frederick

Private 14214854, 8th. Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Died/killed in action 30th. November 1944. Age 20. Son of Charles George and Floss Hadaway, of Sutton Valence, Kent. Buried in JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY, Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands. Grave 7. E. 3.

HORTON

George

Private 6345781, 4th. Battalion Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Died/killed in action 21st. May 1940. Age 19. Son of William Edward and Agnes Elizabeth Horton, of Sutton Valence, Kent. Buried in HAZEBROUCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Hazebrouck, Nord, France. Grave Plot 4. Row A. Grave 19.

HUMPREYS

Jack

Possibly – Jack Humphreys, Serjeant T/65106, 247 Motor Boat Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died/killed in action 21st. February 1945. Age 26. Son of John and Emily Humphreys, of Langley, Kent. Commemorated on the ATHENS MEMORIAL, Athens, Greece. Face 8.

MARTIN

Ronald

No further information currently

MILES

Bernard Robert

Serjeant 819012, 95 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died/killed in action 6th. June 1942. Age 28. Son of Francis J. Miles and Edith A. Miles, of Sutton Valence, Kent; husband of Dora Miles (nee Cheeseman). Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA, Libya. Grave 10. D. 23.

TRAPP

Leslie

Possibly – Leslie Alfred Trapp, Driver 6350078, Royal Corps of Signals. Died/killed in action 11th. April 1945. Husband of Dora Trapp, of Lambeth, London, England. Buried in JOHANNESBURG (WEST PARK) CEMETERY, Gauteng, South Africa. Mil. Sec. Grave 321.

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