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WORTH WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Michael Peck 2010

The Worth war memorial stands at the roadside on The Street, Worth, Dover, Kent. It takes the form of an obelisk shaped structure, like a cairn, built from Aberdeen granite, with a square plinth and three stepped base. It was unveiled by Earl Beauchamp, KCMG, and dedicated in September 1920. The 18 names and the dedication are listed on a bronze plaque for World War 1 and an additional bronxe plaque has been added for World War 2, 2 names. The names on the memorial are listed in rank order, but have been sorted alphabetically hee for ease of reading and research.

Photograph Copyright © Michael Peck 2010

IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918.
THESE DIED IN WAR, THAT WE IN PEACE MIGHT LIVE
THESE GAVE THEIR BEST, SO WE OUR BEST SHOULD GIVE
NOT FOR THEMSELVES – FOR JUSTICE, FREEDOM, RIGHT,
THEY FOUGHT, AND BID US FORWARD TO THE FIGHT.

CHAPMAN Frederick Thomas
Sapper. R.E.

Sapper 207449. 63rd Div Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 23rd March 1918. Born Sandwich, enlisted Walmer and resident Deal, Kent. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 1.
FOSTER Cecil Percy
Pte. 13th Batt. Royal Fusiliers.

Private 47912. 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 24th October 1918, aged 21 years. Son of Demetrius and Emma Foster of ‘Cholaghur’, Dover Road, Sandwich, Kent. Husband of Linda Foster of Chase Farm School, Enfield, MDX. Born Dartford, enlisted Canterbury and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Ghissignies British Cemetery. A.59.
FRIEND James Richard
Pte. 2nd Batt. Buffs.

Private G/4966. 2nd Battalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 24th May 1915, aged 24 years. Son of William and Susannah Mercy Friend (nee Harvey) of 3 Mill Lane Cottages, Worth, Kent. Brother of John Thomas Friend. Born West Langdon, enlisted Dover and resident Worth, Kent. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 12 and 14.
FRIEND John Thomas
Pte. 6th Batt. Buffs.

Private G/4967. 6th Battalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 7th October 1916, aged 26 years. Son of William and Susannah Mercy Friend (nee Harvey) of Solly Farm, Worth, Kent. Brother of James Richard Friend. Born East Langdon, enlisted Dover and resident Worth, Kent. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 5D.
GIBBENS Charles Edward
Gunner. R.F.A.

Gunner 98286. C Battery, 23rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 7th November 1918, aged 20 years. Son of James Henry Gibbens of Uffington Cottage, Adisham Road, Canterbury, Kent. Enlisted August 1914. Noted as native of Eastry, Kent. Born Dover and enlisted Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated St Sever Cemetery Extension. S.III.U.27.
GREEN Herbert Walter
D.S.O. Brevet Lt. Colonel. The Buffs.

Distinguished Service Order. Lieutenant Colonel. Buffs (East Kent Regiment), attached 1st Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 31st December 1918, aged 40 years. Son of (the late) Walter James and Maria Jane Green of 13 Queens Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Brother of James Richard Friend. Born Watford (which unspecified). Commemorated St Sever Cemetery Extension. S.V.L.13.
HENDERSON Frank Hannam
C.M.G. D.S.O. Vice Admiral.

Companion Order of St Michael and St George, Distinguished Service Order. Vice Admiral, Royal Navy. HMS ‘President’. Died 26th June 1918, aged 68 years. Son of John and Laura Catherine Henderson of ‘Felderland’, Worth, Kent. Husband of Agnes Jane Henderson of ‘Hakone’, Alverstoke, HAM. Commemorated Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery. H.II.3.
HODGSON Cyril Francis
2nd Lieut. 2nd Batt. 124th Baluchistan Infty.

Second Lieutenant. 2nd Battalion, 124th Duchess of Connaught’s Own Baluchistan Infantry. Died 11th January 1917, aged 19 years. Son of Rev Francis Douglas and Margaret Hodgson of Worth Cottage, Broadstairs, Kent. Commemorated Amara War Cemetery. XVIII.K.2.
HOILE Arthur George
L. Cpl. 4th Batt. Kings Royal Rifle Corps.

Lance Corporal 10769. 4th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 6th November 1918, aged 24 years. Son of Job and Eliza Jane Hoile (nee Ladd) of Ham, Kent. Born Sandwich, enlisted Canterbury and resident Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension. VIII.A.4.
JAMES Samuel George
Sub Lieut. R.N.V.R. Howitzer Batt. R.N.D.

Sub Lieutenant, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division. Died 9th October 1917, aged 28 years. Son of Mr and Mrs S G James of St Georges Golf Club, Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated La Brique Military Cemetery No:2. I.O.16.
JOHNSON William George
Pte. R.M.L.I. H.M.S. Hawke.

Private CH/15485, Royal Marine Light Infantry. HMS ‘Hawke’. Died 15th October 1914, aged 26 years. Son of George and Ellen Johnson of Flint Cottage, Worth, Kent. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 7.
LONG William
Pte. 2nd Batt. Royal West Kent Regt.

Private G/15444. 2nd Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action Mesopotamia 28th October 1918. Born Shattling, enlisted and resident Ramsgate, Kent. Commemorated
MOAT Frank
A.B. H.M.S. Agamemnon.

Able Seaman 237033, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Agamemnon’. Died 10th August 1915. Commemorated Hill 10 Cemetery. Sp Mem 43.

Appears to be Frank Moat, born 1887 Sandwich, Kent the son of William J and Mary A Moat.
PARKER Arthur
Pte. 6th Batt. Buffs.

Private G/560. 6th Battalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 3rd July 1916. Brother of Frank Roy Parker. Born Sandwich St Mary, enlisted Sandwich and resident Margate, Kent. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 5D.
PARKER Frank Roy
Pte. 6th Batt. Buffs.

Private G/567. 6th Battalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 13th October 1915. Brother of Arthur Parker. Born Sandwich St Mary, enlisted Sandwich and resident Worth, Kent. Commemorated Loos Memorial. Panel 15 to 19.
SAUNDERS Wilfred Arthur
Cpl. R.M.L.I. H.M.S. India.

Corporal CH/17005, Royal Marine Light Infantry. HMS ‘India’. Died 8th August 1915, aged 20 years. Son of Alfred George and Amy Saunders of Mill Lane, Worth, Kent. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 3.
SEYMOUR William George
A.B. Coast Guard. H.M.S. Cressy.

Able Seaman 212477, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Cressy’. Died 22nd September 1914. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. 2.
SUTTON John
Pte. R.M.L.I. H.M.S. Victorious.

Private CH/7764, Royal Marine Light Infantry. HMS ‘Victorious’. Died 5th November 1918. Commemorated Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery. C.33.
ALSO THOSE WHO DIED
1939-1945
WELBURN John Raymond
Sergeant. 4th Buffs.

Sergeant 6288524. 4th Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died 14th November 1943, aged 25 years. Son of George and Fanny Welburn of Worth, Kent. Commemorated Leros War Cemetery. 3.C.3.
MURRAY-WOODS Ellison [Murray]
Captain. Irish Guards.

[Murray-Woods on memorial, Woods on birth record, marriage record and CWGC] Captain 149144. 3rd Battalion, Irish Guards. Died 3rd August 1944, aged 27 years. Son of John Murray and Margaret Edith Constance Woods. Husband of Aileen B Woods (nee Boyd) of South Kensington, LND. B.A. (Oxen). Commemorated St. Charles De Percy War Cemetery. V.G.14.

Last update 5 August, 2016

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