Kent there are various memorials
and rolls of honour dedicated to those men and
women who fell in various wars. These memorials and
rolls cover many centuries in some cases, most World
War One and Two.
any conflict there are certain acts of bravery or defiance
that are noticeable above others. For these acts citations
and medals have been awarded.
anybody has information for those of the Second World
War, Boer War, or the like similar to those supplied
for the First World War then I would gladly post these
and cemeteries maintained by the War Graves Commission
for the Western Front are described and pictured on
the Internet. There is also another site that describes
these memorials. Details of Kranji War Cemetery
and Taiping can be found on MyFarEast
an overview of all the towns and parishes covered, and hopefully
to be covered, by this site there is an alphabetical
of the cap badges
are laid out, on a separate page.
all memorials were to people; there are memorials to various
types of animal that served and fell in World War I for
pages are available for transcripts of these memorials
and rolls of honour. If you have a transcription of,
or you are willing to transcribe, a Kent memorial
or roll of honour for these pages then please contact
me, the email address is below.
acknowledgements for assistance with these pages must
go to Janet Brown, Neil Clark, David Hughes, Janet
Graves, Tony Grant and many others - thank you all.
Note: Every attempt has been made to transcribe this information
accurately but there are occasions that the information
supplied is incorrect or errors occur during transcription.
We do not wish to cause offence to any families of the men
detailed here and will change the relevant information when
note that places detailed on these memorials may appear
in the wrong county. This information has been transcribed
from the records given and, as the men were parochial, the
information supplied at enlistment was the view of the men
and the county they thought they resided in.
War 1 & 2 - Others Selection
- Memorial Selection
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Habour from the Air
watching the unveiling of the Royal East Kent Mounted
Rifles Memorial 15th October 1922
information about soldiers who fell, were awarded medals
and more is to be found in old copies of the London
Gazette. Here is a brief resume:
London Gazette, first published in 1665, is the oldest,
continuously published newspaper in the United Kingdom
and probably the world. The London Gazette and its sister
publications, the Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes, have
a unique position in British publishing. They are official
newspapers of the Crown. The London Gazette contains
a wide range of office notices including State, Parliamentary
and Ecclesiastical notices, Transport and Planning notices
as well as Corporate and Personal Insolvency notices
to name a few. In addition, a number of Supplements
are published covering Honours and Awards, Premium Bonds,
Armed Forces Promotions and Re-gradings, Companies'
information, etc. and a Quarterly Index.
the 17th century, it was believed that National efficiency
depended on the intelligence received by the Crown and
that the reckless publishing of news might endanger
it. An embargo on the printing of news other than reports
of events abroad, natural disasters, Royal declarations
and sensational crime continued until 1640. This had
the effect of delaying the development of the press
in the UK. Censorship was introduced in 1643, followed
by licensing of news publications. The Gazette came
about because of two momentous events: the Great Plague
and the decision of King Charles II to remove his court
- effectively the government of the time - to Oxford.
The London Gazette started life as the Oxford Gazette
and after a few months changed to its current title.
30 October, 2014