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TEMPLE EWELL WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial is in the form of a stone cross with a second cross (probably a sword of sacrifice) being inset. The cross has a long tapering stem at the bottom of which is the inscription. The plinth has a three stone tiers the top two containing the inscriptions of the names by initial and surname, there are 24 of these for World War 1 only.
Photograph Copyright © David Hughes and Neil Clark 2006

TO
THE GLORY
OF GOD
AND
IN MEMORY
OF THE
BRAVE MEN
WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR
COUNTRY
DURING THE
GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918
AND
THE SECOND
GREAT AWAR
1939-1945

ALDERSON

A Evelyn

Captain, 3rd Battalion, The Queen`s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Attached 1st Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died 11th March 1918. Son of E.A. Alderson (Chaplain to the Forces, 1St Class) and Mary Alderson of “Weeford”, River, Dover, Kent. Buried Struma Military Cemetery, Greece. Grave reference VI.F.11.

BALDWIN

Thomas

Petty Officer Stoker K/12579, H.M.S. Partridge, Royal Navy. Died 12th December 1917 aged 28 years. Son of Thomas and Frances Baldwin of Chapel Street, Temple Ewell, Dover, Kent. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. Panel reference - 23.

H.M.S. Partridge was sunk off the coast of Norway while on escort duties by four German destroyers.

BOURNE

W

No further information currently available

BUNTING

Geoffrey Phillip

Gunner 164218, 217th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery (RGA). Died 9th April 1918 aged 27 years. Born Anmer, Norfolk. Enlisted Dover. Son of John Bunting of Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Husband of Jessie Mary Bunting. Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel reference - 1.

CHEESEMAN

Herbert John

Private G/6165, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 14th July 1916 aged 19 years. Born Ringwold, Kent. Enlisted Dover. Resided Temple Ewell. Son of Walter James and Annie Cheeseman of 1 Brook Cottages, Temple Ewell, Dover, Kent. Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ieper, Belgium.

CURTIS

G A J

No further information currently available

FORTH

William Staveley

Private G/87575, 18th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died 6th July 1918 aged 38 years. Born Dover. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Dover. Son of George Frederick Samuel Forth and Elizabeth Forth of 5 Church Street, Temple Ewell, Dover, Kent. Buried Hagle Dump Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium. Grave reference I.H.4.

HARRIS

George

Private 22907, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 3rd May 1917 aged 34 years. Born Battle, Sussex. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Dover. Son of Thomas and Ellen Harris of Temple Ewell, Dover, Kent. Husband of Jane Grey (formerly Harris) of 30 Maison Dieu Road, Dover. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel reference - Bay 6.

HONEYBALL

Wilfred Charles

Second Lieutenant, 14th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 21st March 1918 aged 31 years. Son of Frederick and Kate Honeyball of “Dalday,” Temple Ewell, Dover. Husband of Mabel Honeyball of 14 Wessex Gardens, Golders Green, London. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

JARVIS

Alfred [Henry]

Sapper 18776, 7th Signal Company, Royal Engineers (RE). Died 30th October 1914 aged 24 years. Born Kearsney, Dover. Enlisted Dover. Son of Elizabeth Jarvis of “The Haven,” Whitfield, Dover, Kent. Commemorated on the Menin Gate. Panel reference 9.

KING

Lewis Thomas

Sergeant 13070, “D” Company, 10th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment). Died 31st August 1916 aged 32 years. Born Loftus, Yorkshire. Enlisted Dover. Resided Loftus, Yorkshire. Husband of Ada Mary Waite (formerly King) of 4 Whitby Road, East Loftus, Yorkshire. Buried Berks Cemetery Extension, Comines-Warneton, Hainault, Belgium. Grave reference I.D.3.

MAXTED

Albert Edward

Corporal G/402, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 13th October 1915. Born Temple Ewell. Enlisted Dover. Resided Temple Ewell. Son of Harry and Elizabeth Maxted of Temple Ewell, Dover, Kent. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

MAXTED

Henry John

Lance Corporal G/8459, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 4th August 1915. Born Temple Ewell. Enlisted Dover. Son of Harry and Elizabeth Maxted of Temple Ewell, Dover, Kent Resided Temple Ewell. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5D.

MAXTED

Walter George

Private 42479, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Formerly (31383) Suffolk Regiment. Died 4th August 1918 aged 34 years. Born Temple Ewell. Enlisted Dover. Resided Temple Ewell. Son of Harry and Elizabeth Maxted of Temple Ewell, Dover, Kent. Husband of E.F. Maxted of Temple Ewell. Buried Nine Elms Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave reference - XV.C.1.

MAXTED

William Colbred

Private T/240412, 5th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Formerly (1648) The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 24th February 1917. Born and resided Wye. Enlisted Ashford. Commemorated by Special Memorial (Screen Wall) located in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.

MAXTED

William Henry

Lieutenant, 3 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 17th December 1918 aged 19 years. Son of James Samuel and Minnie Maxted of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried Etaples Military Cemetery. Grave reference - XLV. A.12.

PHILPOTT

Horace Henry

Stoker 1st Class K/21845, H.M.S. Pathfinder, Royal Navy. Died 5th September 1914. Son of Mr F.W. Philpott, 39 Stonehall Village, Lydden, Dover, Kent. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. Panel 6.

H.M.S. Partridge was the first RN vessel sunk by a German submarine when she was torpedoed in the North Sea by the U-21 commanded by Otto Hershing.

RICHARDS

Edwin [James]

Private 141973, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Formerly (8424) The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 23rd April 1918. Born Temple Ewell. Enlisted Dover.

RICHARDS

George William Powney

Engine Room Artificer (4th Class), H.M.S. P.26, Royal Navy. Died 10th April 1917 aged 22 years. Born North Wingfield, Derbyshire. Son of Charles Henry and Ellen Richards of Stone Hall House, Lydden, Dover, Kent. Buried Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Harve, Seine-Maritime, France. Division 62. Grave I.

H.M.S. P.26 was the patrol boat attached to the hospital ship H.M.S. Salta. Both vessels were sunk by mine.

RIGDEN

Albert Victor

Private G/6164, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 15th September 1916 aged 19 years. Born and resided Temple Ewell. Enlisted Dover. Son of William and Eliza Rigden of “Vine Cottage,” Temple Ewell, Dover, Kent. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier & Face 5D.

Brother of J.F Rigden.

RIGDEN

James Frank

Private 57167, 9th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Formerly (G/9070) The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 29th October 1916 aged 21 years. Born Temple Ewell. Enlisted Dover. Resided Temple Ewell. Son of William and Eliza Rigden of “Vine Cottage,” Temple Ewell, Dover, Kent. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

ROGERS

Arthur Henry

Private 74899, 31st British Stationary Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). Died 31st July 1917. Born Temple Ewell. Enlisted Warwick. Buried Baghdad (North Gate) Cemetery. Grave reference - XII.B.9.

VANSON

W

No further information currently available

WEST

William

Rifleman 2116, 4th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died 21st February 1917 aged 31 years. Born Dover. Enlisted Chatham. Resided Temple Ewell. Son of John and Frances West of 4 Dour Terrace, Temple Ewell, Dover, Kent. Commemorated on the Mikra Memorial, Greece.

Last update 10 April, 2006

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