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World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed David Hughes and Neil Clark 2004

The village memorial is presently looking rather unloved and is need of urgent restoration. The Portland stone is covered with algae growth and the names inscribed on the memorial also need some attention. This reflects badly on the village - the men deserve better than this.

Photograph Copyright © David Hughes and Neil Clark 2004

The Great War (1914 -1918).

ANDERSON, MC Donald Knox

Lieutenant Colone,. Machine Gun Corps (MGC). Formerly (Captain) The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 3rd December 1917. Awarded the Military Croos (M.C.)


Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Formerly 3rd Battalion. Died 22nd August 1914.


Corporal 72588, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) (M.G.C). Formerly (1831) Kent Cyclist Battalion. Died 5th May 1918. Born Newnham, Kent. Enlisted Canterbury. The village memorial lists Frank as a Private but SDGW gives him as a Corporal.


Lance Corporal G/19274, 11th Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Formerly (2480) Royal East Kent Mounted Rifles (Yeomanry) (REKMR). Died 26th July 1917. Born Sittingbourne. Enlisted Canterbury.

FORD Cecil Stanley

Private 13676, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 20th October 1914. Born Bridge, Kent. Enlisted Canterbury.

FORD Fredeick James

Lance Sergeant G/5774, 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 21 August 1916. Born Bridge, Canterbury, Kent, resident Brede, Sussex, enlisted Rye, Kent. Son of William and Jane Ford; huisband of Edith Linda (nee Mayo) Ford, married 1911. After his death his wife returned to Shaftesbury and lived at 44 St. James Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset. Buried in La Neuville British Communal Cemetery, Corbie, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 30. Also listed on the memorial at St. James Church, Shaftesbury and Holy Trinity Church Memorial Board (now in St. Peters Church, Shaftesbury).

(N.B. This information was identified by Ian King as a result of his Dorset War Memorial research.)


Private A.H FOSTER. Canadian Infantry – NO TRACE - There is no record of this man on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial or Soldiers Died Great War (with a local connection).

HARVEY William Charles

Private 21379, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 25th September 1915. Born Royston, Hertfordshire. Enlisted Canterbury.

JONES Frederick Charles

Private G/1377, 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 12th May 1915. Born Bridge. Enlisted Ramsgate. Resided Bridge.

MANN Arthur John

Lance Corporal 18384, 13th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 23rd March 1918. Born Bridge. Enlisted Kingston-Upon-Thames.

MANN Walter James

Private 1150 , 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 15th October 1914. Born Aldborough, Yorkshire. Enlisted Canterbury.

PERKINS Charles Edward

Chief Petty Officer (CPO) SS.105825(C), HMS “Aboukir”. Royal Navy (RN). Died 22nd September 1914.

PEIRCE Charles Henry

Lance Corporal G/5502, 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 12th February 1916. Born Bishopsbourne. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Bridge.

The Second World War (1939 – 1945)

FRIEND John Ernest

Lieutenant 237002, Royal Army Service Corps (RASC). Died 17th December 1943.

WEST George Palmer

Second Lieutenant 117320, Leicestershire Regiment. Died 26th May 1941 aged 28 years.

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