Ministry of Defence
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Lest We Forget
British Legion
The Royal British Legion

WESTGATE ON SEA WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Paul Bishop 2008
researched Martin Edwards

The Westgate on Sea war memorial stands on Sea Road and takes the form of cross set on a Cairn type setting of rock. There are 79 names for Wolrd War 1 and 29 for World War 2. The memorial was first dedicated on 4th August 1923 by the Bishop Suffragan of Croydon.

Photograph Copyright © Paul Bishop 2008

BRITISH LEGION MEMORIAL
“LEST WE FORGET”
1914 -1918

BALL

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BEAL, MM

Robert W
Corporal G/18421, 10th Battalion, Queen's OWn (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 29th September 1918. Born Shoreditch, Middlesex, enlisted Canterbury, resident Westgate-on-Sea. Formerly 2615. R.E.K.M.R. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorate on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 106 to 108.

BENNETT

Herbert Bishop
Boy Telegraphist J/55130, HMS Boxer, Royal Navy. Died 8th February 1918. Aged 17. Adopted son of Mr. and Mrs. Sandwell, of 10, Adrian Square, Westgate-on-Sea. NO known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 29.

BLOWS

Norman Woodgate Joseph
[Connection with Westage unknown but this is the only N BLOWS on CWGC] Private 1754, 13th (County of London) Battalion (Princess Louise's Kensington Battalion), London Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Aged 21. Born Richmond, enlisted Kensington, resident Earl's Court. Son of Arthur and Kate Mabel Blows, of 398A, Richmond Rd., Twickenham, Middx. Buried in HEBUTERNE MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row M. Grave 11.

BRASS, DCM

John
Second Lieutenant, 16th Army Auxiliary Horse Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 28th July 1918. Aged 39. Husband of C. C. Brass, of 4, Mable Terrace, Richborough Rd., Westgate-on-Sea. Native of Cupar, Fife. Served in the South African Campaign with the Royal Scots Fusiliers. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct medal (D.C.M.). Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot V. Row L. Grave 8A.

CHAMPS

Bertie
Private G/463, 6th Battalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 7th April 1916. Aged 21. Born St. Nicholas, enlisted Westgate, resident Garlinge. Son of Ambrose and Sarah Elizabeth Champs, of 6, Belmont Terrace, Westgate-on-Sea. Native of St. Nicholas-at-Wade, Kent. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row N. Grave 27.

CHAMPS

Joseph Ambrose
Sergeant 58489, 23rd Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 18th July 1916. Born and enlisted Margate. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row G. Grave 5.

COLMAN

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MANBY-COLGRAVE

Gerard [Thomas]
Lieutenant, Royal Army Service Corps attached 221st Siege battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 21st April 1917. Aged 31. Son of the late Thomas and Alice Manby-Colegrave, of Cann Hall, Essex, and Little Ellingham, Norfolk; husband of Hilda Atherton Brown (formerly Manby-Colegrave), of Bourton Hill House, Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos. He was owner of Cann Hall and Lord of the Manor of Little Ellingham. Leaves issue of one daughter and one son. Buried in HAUTE-AVESNES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 23. Copnnection with Westgate unknown.

COZENS BROOKE

John Gilbert Somerset
Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 18th October 1914. Aged 20. Son of Ernest and Isobel Cozens Brooke, of 6, Collingham Rd., South Kensington, London. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 19 and 33.

DADDS

Thomas William
Private G/13653, 6th Battalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Aged 31. Born Preston, Kent, enlisted Margate, resident Westgate-on-Sea. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Mary Dadds, of Deerson Lane, Preston, Canterbury; husband of Grace Mary Dadds, of 14, Margravine Villas, Victoria Avenue, Westgate-on-Sea. Formerly 4th Battalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2.

DENNY

Donald William
Private G/14431, "Y" Company, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) attached 9th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 16th September 1916. Aged 22. Born Deal, enlisted Margate, resident Westgate. Son of Thomas William and Jane Agnes Denny, of 32, Holly Walk, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 and 8.

DUNN

George Augustus
Private G/5743, 6th Battalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 6th December 1915. Aged 27. Born Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, enlisted Canterbury, resident Westgate-on-Sea. Son of Frederick and Mary Toule Dunn, of Wolverhampton, Staffs. Buried in LE TREPORT MILITARY CEMETERY, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot 1. Row M. Grave 7B.

DYKE

Cyril John
Second Lieutenant, 24th (County of London) Battalion (the Queen's) attached to 2nd/22nd Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 7th November 1917. Son of Alfred and Emily Dyke, of "Hazelhurst," Victoria Avenue, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent. Buried in BEERSHEBA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Plot/Row/Section J. Grave 50.

EEDE

Alfred J
Private G/67594, 6th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 11th August 1918. Born Cranleigh, Surrey, enlisted Margate, resident Westgate. Buried in MORLANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY No. 2, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 15.

EVANS

Alfred Dean
G/25001, 3rd/4th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 4th October 1917. Aged 20. Born Presteign, Radnorshire, enlisted Margate, resident Westgate. Son of Edwin Alfred and Emily Evans, of 11, De Roos Rd., Eastbourne. Formerly 242192, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). No known grave. Commemorate on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 14 to 17 and 162 to 162A.

FORESTER

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FRIGHT

Edgar Norman
Signalman J/6739, HMS Formidable, Royal Navy. Died 1st January 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 10.

GILBERT

John Humphrey
Private 42443, 7th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died in Salonika 2nd November 1918. Aged 21. Born and resident Westgate, enlisted Ashford. Son of Archibald and Harriet Gilbert, of "Woodbury," Streete Court Rd., Westgate-on-Sea. Kent. Formerly 3120, Royal Army Medical Corps. Buried in MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA, Greece. grave 718.

HARROW

R W T
Seond Lieutenant, 3rd Training Depot Station, Royal Air Force. Died 16th June 1918. Buried in ST. MILDRED'S CEMETERY, TENTERDEN, Kent. Grave 245.

HEATON, MiD

Ivon
Actging Captain, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 14th October 1917. Aged 21. Son of Charles James Heaton, M.D., and Mary Florence Heaton, of Westgate-on-Sea, Kent. Mentioned in Despatches. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 6B.

HAYBURN, MM and Bar

Walter [Thomas]
[Spelt HEYBURN on CWGC] Corporal 55999, 19th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Centrasl Ontario Regiment). Died 16th August 1918. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.) and Bar. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.

HOARE

Harry [Walter]
Sergeant L/8475, 2nd Battalion, Buffs 9East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 11th May 1915. Born Lower Walmer, enlisted Dover, resident Westgate-on-Sea. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 12 and 14.

HORN

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possibly Frederick HORN, Stoker 1st Class K/21075, HMS Vanguard, Royal Navy. Died 9th July 1917. Aged 24. Son of Frank and Eleanor Horn, of 1, Vincent Cottages, Nern, Margate. Native of Birchington, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 24.

HOWARD

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HOWLAND

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HUMPHREY

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HUNTLEY

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JONES

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KEMP

William James Thomas
Acting Lance Corporal M2/050846, 594th Mechanical Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps attached to 12th Siege Brigade Ammunition Column, Royal garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 13th July 1917. Aged 22. Born Putney, enlisted Margate, resident Westgate-on-Sea. Son of Lewis James and Louisa Caroline Kemp, of "Lausanne," Belmont Rd., Westgate-on-Sea, Kent. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XV. Row B. Grave 15A.

KENRICK

Herbert William Mascall
Captain, 11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars attached to Reserve of Officers. Died 24 March 1919. Aged 49. Born 22 May 1869. First son of William Mascall Kenrick and Mary Catherine Kenrick; husband of Helen Clara Campden Kenrick (nee Campden, daughter of Frederick Campden Little, married 1905), of Ellingham, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, married 1905 in Kensington, London. In the 1891 census he was aged 21, Lieut 3d Queens R W T, born Dublin, visiting Springfield House, Springfield, Rye, Sussex. In the 1911 census he was aged 41, born Dublin, Ireland, married to Helen, retired Captain in the Army Reserve, visiting his widowed mother at Lindsay Lodge, Sea Road, Westgate On Sea, Kent. Educated Charterhouse School, Surrey, left Orartion Quarter 1886. Joined 11th Hussars, 1891; served on N.W. Frontier of India, 1897-98; Captain 1898; attached to the Egyptian Amry, 1900-1902; Adjutant, Lanarkshire Imperial yeomanry, 1904; retired 1908. Member of the Cavalry Club, London W. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot I. Row F. Grave 12. See also Charterhouse School

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1919:

KENRICK Herbert William Mascall of Whitehall House Cranbrook Kent died 24 March 1919 at Cologne in Germany Administration (with Will) London 28 July to Helen Clara Campden Kenrick widow. Effects £5297 0s. 11d.

KESBY

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KING

Wallace
Air Mechanic 2nd Class 82760, Royal Air Force. Died 11 May 1918. Aged 34. Son of Frederick Alfred King, of Idene Bungalow, Benenden, Cranbrook. Born at Westgate-on-Sea. Buried in MARGATE CEMETERY, Kent. Plot 13. (C). Grave 5268.

LAVER

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LAUGHTON

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LUCK

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LUCK, DCM

George
Lance Corporal G/452, 6thBattalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 3rd July 1916. Aged 27. Born, resident and enlisted Westgate-on-Sea. Son of Edward John and Caroline Luck, of 6, Essex Rd., Westgate-on-Sea. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct medal (D.C.M.). Buried in MILLENCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 21.

LUCK

Frank
Sergeant G/409 [SDGW] or G/469 [CWGC], 6th Battalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 7th October 1916. Born, resident and enlisted Westgate-on-Sea. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D.

MANDERS

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MARCH

William Francis George
Lieutenant, 23rd Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and Genral List. Died of wounds as a prisoner of war 24th October 1917. Aged 21. Son of William and Lizzie March of "Kimberley," Westgate-on-Sea, Kent. Buried in HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Harelbeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 5.

MARSH

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MEASURES

Arthur Richard
Rifleman 3914, "B" Company, 1/9th (County of Lodnon) Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 38. Enlisted London, resident New Cross. Son of Richard and Mary Ann E. Measures, of "Rockleigh," Streete Court Rd., Westgate-on-Sea. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 C.

MOLESWORTH

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MOOR

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MORGAN

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PAOLINI

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PERRINS

Donald Stewart
Private L/10180, 2nd Battalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 28th September 1915. Born and resident Westgate, enlisted Margate. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 15 to 19.

POINTER

William
Able Seaman 220380, H.M.S. Aboukir, Royal Navy. Drowned in the North Sea when his ship was sunk by a German submarine 22 September 1914. Aged 29. Born 14 December 1885 in Westgate-on-Sea. Son of Harry Pointer, of 4, Essex Rd., Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, and the late Emma Ann Pointer. Occupation prior to enlisting Conductor. Enlisted 14 December 1903 for 12 years. Heoght 5 feet 5 inches, light brown hair, blue eyes, fair complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 2.

POINTER

Frederick James
Private SS/13242, 18th Labour Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died at sea 13th August 1915. Born Westgate, enlisted and resident Margate. Buried at sea. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 199 or 233 to 236 and 331.

POTTER

Frederick Arthur
Private 275165, 3rd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action 22nd March 1918. Aged 21. Enlisted Canterbury, resident Westgate-on-Sea. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Williams A. Potter, of "Burnley", Reculvers Rd., Westgate-on-Sea, Kent. Formerly 3436, 4th Battalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Originally posted to 2nd/4th Battalion, London Regiment. His brother, Herbert, also fell, see below. Buried in CHAUNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY BRITISH EXTENSION, Aisne, France. Special memorial.

POTTER

Herbert Arthur
Rifleman 10506, 4th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 28th January 1915. Aged 21. Born and resident Westgate-on-Sea, enlisted London. Son of Alice Maud Potter, of "Burnley," Reculvers Rd., Westgate-on-Sea. His brother, Frederick, also fell, see above. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 51 and 53.

PRICE

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PRICE

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PRICE

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RAIKES

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RANDELL

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RICHARDSON

Robert Joseph Gordon
Rifleman 4700, 1/16th (County of London) Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 19 September 1916. Aged 28. Enlisted Westminster, resident Catford. Son of Robert and Esther J. Richardson; husband of Dorothy May Richardson, of The Nook, Belmont Rd., Westgate-on-Sea, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 C.

ROBBINS

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ROGERS

Leonard Neville
Captain, 1st Battalion attached 18th Battalion, Northumberand Fusiliers. Died of wounds 11 April 1917. Aged 38. Son of William Bennett Rogers and Anne Catherine Rogers, of Danehurst, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent. Buried in ST. NICOLAS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 13.

SADLER

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SANDWELL

Victor T
Serjeant 40163, 12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Killed in action 2 September 1918. Aged 20. Born and enlisted mArgate, Kent. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Sandwell, of 16, Adrian Square, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent. Formerly 1630, East Kent Regiment. Buried in NIEUWKERKE (NEUVE-EGLISE) CHURCHYARD, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section P. Grave 1.

SAUNDRES

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SOLLY

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STAVELEY

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STOKES

Ernest Alfred
Rifleman C/6292, 18th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 10th October 1918. Aged 18. Born and resident Westgate-on-Sea, enlisted Margate. Son of Thomas and Emma Stokes, of 2, Richborough Rd., Westgate-on-Sea, Kent. Buried in A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERS, Aisne, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 15.

STONEHAM

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THURLEY

Ansell Gifford
Armourer's Mate M/2565, H.M.S. Hawke, Royal Navy. Drowned in the North Sea when his ship was sunk by a German submarine 15 October 1914. Born 22 December 1891 in Westgate-on-Sea. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Ann Thurley, of "Glenroyd," Leslie Avenue, Garlinge, Margate. Native of Westgate-on-Sea. Prior to enlisting he weas a Cycle & Motor Mechanic. Enlisted 2 November 19810 for 12 years. Heoght 5 feet 7 inches, chest 36 inches, dark brown hair, blue eyes, fresh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 6.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, page 350:

THURLEY, ANSELL GIFFORD, Armourer's Crew, M. 2565, H.M.S. hawke, s. of Joseph Thurley, of 24, Station Road, Westgate-on-Sea; lost when his ship was torpedoed in the North Sea, 22 Sept., 1914.

TYLER

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WALK

Ernest John
Lance Sergeant G/6747, 10th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 9th October 1916 [8th on CWGC]. Born Westgate-on-Sea, enlisted and resident Margate. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C.

WALLER

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WARD

Charles Thomas Shelvey
[Listed as Thomas Charles Shelvey WARD on SDGW & CWGC] Private L/7880, 1st Battalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 20th October 1914.Aged 27. Born and resident Westgate-on-Seas, enlisted London. Husband of Louisa Ellen Ward, of 7, Tichborne St., Brighton. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 2.

WARD

Henry William
[Listed as William Henry WARD on SDGW & CWGC] Acting Corporal 20515, 7th Division Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 6th November 1918. Born Westgate-on-Sea, enlisted Margate. Husband of E. A. Ward, of 25, Manor House, Marylebone Rd., London. Formerly 8838, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Buried in STAGLIENO CEMETERY, GENOA, Italy. Plot II. Row B. Grave 6.

WASHINGTON

Herbert Walter
[Listed as Herbert Joseph Washington on CWGC] Private 14552, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 4 September 1914 in Viller Cotterets Forest, France. Aged 23. Born in Romford, Essex, 23 March 1893, enlisted Margate. Son of Walter and Maud Washington, of Queen St., Romford; husband of Eliza Emily Washington, of 105, Ramsgate Rd., Margate. Married Eliza (Field) at Margate on 29 January 1914; resident at Staverton House, Belmont Road, Westgate and 105 Ramsgate Road, Margate. Photographer by profession. Enlisted in 1914. His daughter, Bertha, was born on 2 November 1914, just 2 months after he died. Buried in GUARDS GRAVE, VILLERS COTTERETS FOREST, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section I. Grave 35.

WATSON

James
Private T/201021, 4th Battalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment) attached to 46th Casualty Clearing Station. Died of wounds 30th May 1918. Enlisted Canterbury, resident Westgate-on-Sea. Nephew of Mrs. M. Moore, of 10, Essex Rd., Westgate-on-Sea, Kent. Buried in BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT, Somme, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 13.

WILLIAMS

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WILLIAMS

Herbert Henry
Private 33711, 6th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 12th May 1917. Aged 26. Born Northwood, isle of Thanet, enlisted Canterbury, resident Westgate-on-Sea. Son of Thomas and Winifred Williams, of Sackett's Hill, Farm Cottages, St. Peter'S, Thanet; husband of Bessie Williams, of 4, High St., Garlinge, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent. Formerly 174199, Royal Engineers. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMOPRIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

WILSON

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WOODWARD

Albert [John]
Private S/216, 1st Battalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 12th April 1915. Born St. Nicholas, Margate, enlisted and resident Westgate-on-Sea. Buried in ERQUINGHEM-LYS CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 6.
IN MEMORY
ALSO OF THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES DURING THE 1939 1945 WAR
THIS TABLET WAS ERRECTED BY THE MAYOR ALDERMEN AND BURGESSES OF THE BOURGH OF MARGATE

APPLEBY

Tom
Sergeant 930962, 40 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 26 August 1941. Aged 27. Son of Thomas Freeman Appleby and Harriet Ann Appleby, of Westgate-on-Sea, Kent. Buried in RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 7. Row C. Grave 10.

BALDWIN

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BUSHELL

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CLARK

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COOK

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DOWLING

Reginald [Victor]
Ordinary Seaman C/LD/X 5094, H.M.S. Whirlwind, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 5 July 1940. Aged 28. Son of William and May Dowling, of Westgate-on-Sea, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 40, Column 3.

DUFF

Robert [Alfred]
Leading Aircraftman 1806617, B.S.R.U., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 7 November 1944. Aged 21. Son of Mrs. M. Duff, of Westgate-on-Sea, Kent. Buried in OOSTENDE NEW COMMUNAL CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot 9. Row 2. Grave 23.

HAMBRIDGE

Henry William Collingwood
[Listed as HAMBIDGE on CWGC] Aircraftman 2nd Class 1268360, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 22 October 1944. Aged 22. Son of Henry William and Patricia Marti Hambidge, of Westgate-on-Sea, Kent. Buried in AMBON WAR CEMETERY, Indonesia. Plot 33. Row D. Grave 5.

JARMAN

Arthur Percy
Major 98796, 452 Battery, 86 Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 26 July 1944. Aged 52. Son of Alfred George and Eliza F. Jarman, of Westgate-on-Sea, Kent; husband of Phyllis Lilian Jarman, of Westgate-on-Sea.Buried in BARI WAR CEMETERY, Ialy. Plot VII. Row C. Grave 21.

JEFCOATE

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JOHNSTONE

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JOHNSTONE

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LANCHBURY

Percy Frank
Private 14641536, 5th Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died 19 May 1944. Aged 32. Son of Horace John and Alice Lanchbery; husband of Doris Mabel Lanchbery, of Westgate-on-Sea, Kent. Buried in CASSINO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XI. Row J. Grave 14.

LYNAS

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PELL

Dennis Britton

Sergeant (Pilot U/T) 955979, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13th June 1943. Aged 26. He was born on 23 October 1916, the son of William Henry and Alice Pell of Westbury Road, Westgate. Son of William Henry and Alice Pell; husband of Nora Pell, of Heald Green, Cheshire. Buried in MARGATE CEMETERY, Kent. Section F. Grave 345.

After attending Chatham House school in Ramsgate he joined the Metropolitan Police on 28 May 1934 as a Divisional Clerical Assistant and was called to duty with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve on 16 April 1940.

He was the husband of Nora Pell, of Heald Green, Cheshire. They married on 29 October 1938.

On 26 May 1943 he joined No. 48 Flying Training Course at RAF Cranwell as Sergeant 955979 RAFVR. The Operations Record Book for 13 June 1943 reads : “ Sergeant D B Pell, a pupil of No. 48 Course, killed as a result of a flying accident on the South Aerodrome. A Court of Inquiry was held.”

He was a noted athlete. During the late 1930s he regularly won the mile, half mile, one mile relay and the individual challenge cup at the annual Civil Service Athletics Association meetings. He also seems to have been unbeatable in cross country events. He was only fifteen when he first ran at the White City coming second to Sydney Wooderson, holder of the world mile record. He never beat Wooderson but in their last race he lost by only one fifth of a second. He was a member of Herne Hill Harriers and regularly represented his country in international events.

Dennis Pell was buried with full military honours in Margate cemetery on Friday 18 June 1943.

PRICE

Percy Douglas

Stoker 1st Class C/KX 90532, H.M.S. Dasher, Royal Navy. Died 27 March 1943. Aged 23. Son off Florence Hilda A. Price, of Westgate-on-Sea, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 72, Column 2.

SAVAGE

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SETTERFIELD

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SHRIMPTON

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SINCLAIR

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SMITH

Stuart Jack

Flying Officer ( Wireless Op./Air Gunner) 183693, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 21 March 1945. Aged 18. Son of David Algernon and Rebecca Smith, of Westgate, Kent. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 21. Row C. Collective grave 13-17.

SMITH

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STEERS

Norman Edward

Sapper 14454211, Royal Engineers. Died 19 June 1945. Aged 21. Son of Frederick Percy and Louisa Steers, of Westgate-on-Sea. Son of Frederick Percy and Louisa Steers, of Westgate-on-Sea. Buried in MARGATE CEMETERY, Kent. Section F. Grave 328.

STEWART

Donald Cecil Clive

Writer P/MX 58102, H.M.S. Royal Oak, Royal Navy. Died 14 October 1939. Aged 19. Son of Edward Joseph and Louisa May Stewart, of Westgate-on-Sea, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 35, Column 3.

STRINGER

Royston [James]

Private 6286955, 4th Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died 8 June 1940. Aged 21. Son of James Stringer, and of Louie Stringer, of Westgate-on-Sea, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 38.

TERRY

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TURNER

Ernest Victor

Trooper 1433854, 3rd King's Own Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 10 April 1941. Aged 27. Son of George Jedwell Turner and Florence Catherine Turner, of Westgate-on-Sea, Kent. Buried in TOBRUK WAR CEMETERY, Libya. Plot 3. Row F. Grave 9.

TYRE

Edwin Cyril

Seaman LT/JX 223282, H.M. Yacht Rosabelle, Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died 11 December 1941. Aged 20. Son of Albert Charles Tyrie, and of Mary Jane Tyrie, of Westgate-on-Sea, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL, Suffolk. Panel 6, Column 1.

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