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YALDING WAR MEMORIAL

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

The Village memorial is at the top of the High Street, and contains names for both wars. There is also a WW1 memorial in the church of St Peter & St Paul, on the south wall. 113 men enlisted in WW1, of which 40 did not return. In WW2 17 village lives were lost. The names listed here have been sorted into alphabetical order within conflict for ease of reading.

Photograph Copyright © Tony Kremer 2005

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
1914 - 1918

ADAMS

Frederick

Private Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died Saturday 22nd July 1916 aged 38. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Husband of Mrs T Morgan (nee Adams), of Wood Cottages, Nettlestead Green, Maidstone.

BETSON

James

Private (5th) Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died Tuesday 10th July 1917 aged 21. Woods Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium. Son of Mrs Elizabeth Betson, King St, Maidstone.

BROWN

H C

Private Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). No further information currently

CAULFIELD

Frederick Arthur

Private The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) Died Tuesday 29th August 1916 aged 27. Authuile Military Cem. Somme, France. Son of Mrs A E Maddocks, of Park Gate Cottage, Queen Street, Paddock Wood.

CHEESEMAN

Frederick

Corporal The Hampshire Regiment. (15th Bn.) Died Friday 15th September 1916 aged 27. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Son of William and Mary Cheeseman of Mile Ham Cottages, Yalding.

CHEESEMAN

H B

Private 8th Btn. The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died Friday 26th April 1918. Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery. Possibly Horace son of Horace and Frances Cheeseman, of Hemsleys Cottages.

CHILDS

Percy George

Private 3rd Royal Sussex Regiment. (2nd Bn.) Died Sunday 9th May 1915 aged 19. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Son of George and Ann Childs, of Rose Cottage, Yalding.

CLOUT

Sidney G

Sergeant / Driver. ‘D’ Bty. 14th Bde. Royal Horse Artillery. Died Saturday 2nd September 1916. Heilly Station Cem., Mericourt – L’abbe, Somme. Son of Alfred and Emma Cloutt, of Hunton. Sidney worked for Colonel Borton, Cheveney.

COOK

Charlie

Private Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died Saturday 25th March 1916 aged 20. Cemetery, SS Peter & Paul, Yalding. Son of Mrs Ellen Eliza Cook, of Vicarage Road, Yalding.

COOPER

Edwin

Private The London Regiment. Worked for Colonel Borton at Cheveney

ELLEN

Frank Austin

Private Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died Monday 24th August 1914. La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Mem., Seine-et-Marne, France.

FISHER

Richard

Private 2nd Bn. The Queen’s. Royal West Surrey Regiment. Died Friday 14th July 1916. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

FOREMAN

Owen

Rifleman King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died Thursday 11th May 1916 aged 23. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Mr & Mrs Owen John Foreman, Seaborne Cottages, Yalding.

FREEMAN

Frank

Private Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died Monday 15th November 1915 aged 25. Basra Memorial, Iraq. Son of James and Jane Freeman.

GOLDING

John

Sergeant Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died Sunday 11th July 1915. Voormezeele Enclosures 1 & 2, Ieper, Belgium. Son of Edwin and Elizabeth Golding, of Kings Cottages, Yalding.

HENLEY

C

Private Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died Wednesday 23rd May 1917 aged 18. Etaples Milty., Cem., Pas de Calais, France. Son of John and Harriett Ada Henley, of Yalding.

HOLLANDS

Eli

Private The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) Died Wednesday 19th April 1916 aged 38. Ypres Memorial, Ieper, Belgium. Son of Mrs F Hollands of Luckhurst Lane, Yalding.

KEMBER

John Henry

Private Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died Thursday 13th July 1916. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

LEIGH

John Charles Thomas

Captain The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) Died Monday 3rd July 1916 aged 22. Ovillers Military Cem., Somme, France. Son of Canon I R Leigh and Mrs M L Leigh, then Yalding Vicarage.

MANNERING

William

Private The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) Died Wednesday 5th December 1917. Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France.

MASTERS

Albert Edward

Corporal (Trooper) 10th (Prince of Wale’s Own Royal) Hussars Died Thursday 13th May 1915 aged 34. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium. Son of Charles and Mary Masters, husband of Esther (later Ball), of 4 High Street, Yalding.

MASTERS

G T

Private The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died Saturday 9th September 1916. Bazentin-le-Petit Communal Cem. Somme, France. Worked for Colonel Borton at Cheveney.

MERCER

Herbert W

Rifleman King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died Sunday 14th April 1918 aged 20. Fouquescourt Brit. Cem. Somme, France. Son of George and Emma Mercer, of Yalding.

MILLS

Frank

Private Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died Tuesday 10th April 1917 aged 33. Bios-Carre Brit., Cem., Thelus, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Alfred and Sarah Mills; husband of Phoebe Lilian Mills, Sittingbourne. Prev of Yalding.

MITCHELL

Ronald Walter

2nd Lieut. (Capt) East Kent Yeomanry. Died Monday 19th November 1917 aged 41. Port Said War Mem. Cem. Egypt. Son of Mrs Mary H Mitchell, of Green Hedges, Rye, Sussex.

ONIONS

John Frederick

Driver 54th Field Company. Royal Engineers. Died Thursday 21st November 1918 aged 22. Staglieno Cem. Genoa, Italy. Son of Frederick and Alice Eliza Onions, of Mill House, Benover, Yalding

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James

Private Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died Wednesday 8th May 1918 aged 19. Tannay Brit., Cem, Thiennes, Nord, France. Son of Daniel and Elizabeth Page, Hennington London.

PATTENDEN

Herbert Reginald W

Private The Sea Forth Highlanders. Died Friday 20th September 1918 aged 24. Jerusalem Memorial, Israel. Son of Tom and Emily Pattenden, of The Lees, Yalding.

REISS

Thomas

Sergeant (5th) Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Worked for Colonel Borton at Cheveney.

ROBINSON

J T

Private The Royal Warwick Regiment. No further information currently

SEDGE

Herbert W

Private (Royal Fusilliers) The London Regiment. Died Saturday 23rd March 1918. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Alfred and Emma Sedge, of Foremans Cottages, Yalding.

SHOEBRIDGE

John

Private Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died Thursday 5th October 1916. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

SINGYARD

Ernest

Drummer Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died Thursday 20th September 1917 aged 31. Tyne Cot Mem, Zonnebeke, Belgium. Son of Ellen Singyard, of 1 Belgrave Terrace, Laddingford, Yalding.

SOLMAN

Charles

Rifleman King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died Tuesday 29th August 1916 aged 23. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Charles Henry and Lydia Solman.

TULLY

J

Private Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died Wednesday 17th January 1917 aged 19. Fort Pitt Military Cemetery, Kent. Son of John and Ada Tully, of Fowl Hall, Paddock Wood, Kent.

TUTT

Thomas Robert

Private The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) Died Monday 29th January 1917 aged 43. Netley Military Cem. Hampshire. Son of George and Mary Ann Tutt; husband of Clara Tutt, of Lees Cottage, Yalding.

UNDERHILL

Herbert James

Private Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died Tuesday 29th August 1916 aged 24. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Mr and Mrs Underhill, of Bow Meadow Cottages, Bow Hill, Yalding.

UNICUME

Harry Cecil

Rifleman King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died Thursday 21st March 1918. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Kate Unicume of the Woolpack Inn.

WITHERDEN

Charles Henry

Corporal 84th Anti-Aircraft Sect. Royal Garrison Artillery. Died Sunday 16th February 1919 aged 22. Cologne Southern Cem. Germany. Son of Mrs C H Witherden, of Kench Hill Cottage, Tenterden.

WOOD

Basil Vaughan

Second Lieut Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died Monday 3rd July 1916 aged 28. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Edward Joshua (Doctor) and Ethel Vaughan Wood, of Torr House, Yealmpton, Devon.

1939 – 1945

BACK

Frederick James

Private Royal Army Medical Corps. Died Saturday 10th July 1943 aged 23. Syracuse War Cemetery, Sicily, Italy. Son of Albert Ernest and Alice Back, of Yalding.

BEECH

William Henry

261 Company Pioneer Corps Died Tuesday 6th March 1945 aged 29. Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerpen, Belgium. Son of George Alfred and Ruth Beech, of Hadlow, Kent.

BOARER

Thomas George

Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment Died Friday 12th May 1944. Prague War Cemetery, Czech Republic. Son of Emma Coulridge, of Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

BRENCHLEY

Peter Reginald Dann

Flt. Sergnt. 358 Sqdn. R A F Volunteer Reserve Died Tuesday 29th May 1945. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Son of Reginald and Lucy Brenchley, of Laddingford, Yalding.

CASELTON

Kenneth

Sergeant R A F Volunteer Reserve Died Wednesday 5th August 1942 aged 19. Cemetery, SS Peter & Paul, Yalding. Son of Tom and Daisy May Caselton, of Yalding.

CHEESMAN

Frederick Walter

Driver Royal Army Service Corps Died Thursday 7th January 1943 aged 26. Brookwood Memorial, Surrey. Son of Alfred and Amelia Cheesman, husband of P Cheesman, Deptford, London.

COOMBER

Charles

Gunner 19 Fld. Regt. Royal Artillery Died Monday 8th December 1941 aged 28. Brompton Cemetery, London. Son of Charles and Florence Coomber; hsbd Emily Lucy Coomber, of Fulham.

FARROW

Ernest Albert

Civilian Died 30th October 1940 aged 51. Municipal Borough Cemetery, Maidstone. Special Constable. Husband of Maggie Victoria Farrow, of 9 Kenward Rd, Yalding. Injured 29th October at Beltring, died at West Kent General Hospital, Maidstone.

GLASSCOCK

Robert

Gunner 172 Fld. Regt. Royal Artillery Died Wednesday 7th April 1943 aged 27. Medjez-el-bab War Cem, Tunisia. Son of James and Bridget Glasscock; hsbd of Ivy Glasscock, of Hunton.

LATTER

Percy Henry

Rifleman 1st Bn. Lndn. Irish, Royal Ulster Rifles. Died Tuesday 19th September 1944 aged 24. Gradara War Cemetery, Italy. Son of E C and Hilda Latter, Paddock Wood, Kent.

MASTERS

Ernest Edwin

Bombardier 78 Bty. 35 Lt. A A Regt. Royal Artillery. Died Friday 3rd August 1945 aged 34. Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia. Son of Edwin and Rosette Masters, Benover; hsbd of Marie B Masters, Haverah Pk, Yorkshire.

MOXHAM

James Gerald

Flying Officer 59 Sqdn. R A F Volunteer Reserve. Died Thursday 24th February 1944. Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Son of Mr and Mrs James Moxham, Bridge House, Yalding.

MOXHAM

Peter Clement

Flying Officer 619 Sqdn. R A F Volunteer Reserve Died Wednesday 11th August 1943. Durnbach War Cemetery, Bayern, Germany. Son of Mr and Mrs James Moxham, Bridge House, Yalding.

NEWMAN

Gordon Henry

Aircraftman 2855 Sqdn. R A F Volunteer Reserve. Died Thursday 12th August 1943 aged 19. Syracuse War Cemetery, Sicily, Italy Son of Bertha Newman, of Yalding.

ONIONS

A S

B S M Royal Horse Artillery. Died 22nd September 1940 aged 42. El Alamein War Cemetery. Son of Frederick and Alice Onions, of Maidstone, Kent.

PAGE

Ernest

Driver Son of Susan and William Page, of Lughorse Lane.

SINGYARD

Annie (Hannah)

Housewife. Civil defence worker.. Died 6th October 1943. Result of H.E. bomb. Cemetery, SS Peter & Paul, Yalding. Wife of Tom Singyard, of Rose Cottage, The Green, Yalding.

14 December 2005

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