MONKTON WAR MEMORIAL
War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Transcribed, Compiled and Copyright © Andy Pay 2005
memorial north of the church on the outside perimeter wall of St. Mary
Magdalene Church, Monkton. It takes the form of a roofed shrine like
structure built against the perimeter wall surrounding the church. There
are 13 names for World War 1 and 6 for World War 2. In 1999 the memorial
was throughly cleaned.
Copyright © Andy Pay 2005
the Glory of God
and in loving memory of
The men of Monkton who
made the supreme sacrifice
during the Great War
1914 - 18 1939 - 45
(dedicated by public subscription)
Greater Love have no man than this
that a man lay down his life
for his friend.
them O Lord eternal rest
and let light
perpetual shine on them
G/5402. 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died on service
10 November 1918. Aged 39. Born and resident Minster, Ramsgate,
Kent, enlisted Ramsgate, Kent. Son of John Andrews, of Red Cottages,
Thorne, Ramsgate, and the late Sarah Andrews; husband of Clara Andrews,
of Sheriffs Court Lane, Minster, Ramsgate. In the 1901 census he
was aged 21, a boarder, born Minster, kent, boarding with Edward
and Elizabeth Andrews Monkton Street, Monkton, Thanet, Kent. in
In the 1911 census he was aged 31, born Minster, Kent, a cowman
on farm, married to Calara, resident Ebbs Fleet Near Ramsgate, Minster-In-Thanet,
Kent. No known grave. Commemorated at VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas
de Calais, France. Panel 3.
S/60, 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action
3rd May 1915. Born Monkton, enlisted and resident Cantebury. No
known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium. Panel 12 and 14.
428514, 426th Agricultural Company, Labour Corps. Died in United
Kingdom 31st October 1918. Aged 31. Born Eastry, enlisted Dover,
resident St Margaret's-at-Cliff. Husband of Fanny Fitall, of Monkton
St., Ramsgate. Formerly 6453, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Buried
South of Church tower, near South boundary in MONKTON (ST. MARY
MAGDALENE) CHURCHYARD, Kent.
East Kent Regiment
31st October 1918
G/7739, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 2nd April
1917. Aged 27. Son of John Foad, of Gore Street, New Cottages, Monkton,
Kent. Buried in ST. NICHOLAS-AT-WADE CEMETERY, Kent. Grave 238.
G/445, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in
action 20th November 1917. Aged 22. Born Chislet, enlisted and resident
Birchington. Son of John Albert and Annie Garlinge, of 1, Sayer's
Cottages, Broomfield, Herne Bay. No known grave. Commemorated on
CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 3.
G/5196, 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds
17th July 1916. Aged 31. Born Richborough, Ash, Kent, enlisted Margate,
resident Birchington. Son of John Albert and Annie Garlinge, of
1, Sayer's Cottages, Broomfield, Herne Bay, Kent. Native of Ash,
Canterbury. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in BAILLEUL
COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD, Nord, France. Plot II. Row E.
G/1874, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds
23rd July 1917. Born Ash, enlisted Margate, resident Monkton. Son
of Mr. W. J. Hammond, of Eden Cottage, Minster, Ramsgate, Kent.
Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, KASSEL, Hessen, Germany. Plot
IX. Row C. Grave 6.
G/1873, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds
29th September 1915. Born Ash, enlisted Minster, resident Monkton.
Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section
B. Grave 4.
40863, 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action
26th October 1917. Born and resident Thanet, enlisted Ramsgate.
No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium. Panel 90 to 92 and 162 to 162A.
1st Class K19889, HMS Vengeance, Royal Navy. Died on board Hospital
Ship "Soudan" from scalds received by the bursting of
a boiler tube in H.M.S. Vengeance, 28th February 1915. Aged 21.
Born 20th December 1892 in Monkton. Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Johnson,
of Acol Hill Cottages, Acol, Birchington, Kent; his mother, Fanny,
was listed as next-of-kin at Monkton Road Cottages, near Birchington,
Kent. Enlisted 24 July 1913 for 12 yearws. Previously a farm labourer.
Height 5 feet 6¾ inches, chest 34½ inches, fair hair,
grey eyes, fresh complexion. Buried at sea. No known grave. Commemorated
on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 11.
7467, 91st Battalion, Machine Gun Coprs (Infantry). Killed in action
15th July 1916. Born Monkton, enlisted Ramsgate, resident Minster,
Thanet. Son of Mrs. Pritchard, of Monkton Rd., Minster, Ramsgate.
Formerly 8347, East Kent Regiment. Buried in CATERPILLAR VALLEY
CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot XI. Row G. Grave 40.
G/1366, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in
action 1st July 1916. Aged 22. Born and resident Monkton, enlisted
Margate. Son of the late Stephen and Sarah Shonk. Buried in DANTZIG
ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row V.
9698, 1st Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry).
Died of wounds 21st April 1918. Aged 24. Born Tooting, Middlesex,
enlisted Bedford, resident Ramsgate. Son of Walter George and Kate
Effield Stevens, of 5, Church Cottages, Monkton, Ramsgate, Kent.
Formerly 10294, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in LAPUGNOY MILITARY
CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IX. Row C. Grave 19.
(Air Gunner) 1863924, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed
by a Doodlebug while in London in 26th November 1944. Aged 20. Son
of Ernest John and Nellie Louisa Bushell, of Monkton. Buried in
RAMSGATE CEMETERY, Kent. Ramsgate Div. Sec. M.A. Grave 191.
1431751, 4th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers. Died 18 August 1944.
Aged 32. Son of Ernest Nelson Dunk, and of Rosa Dunk, of Monkton,
Kent. Buried in BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France.
Plot IV. Row E. Grave 8.
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( Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 976069, 35 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 7th May 1942. Born 18th July
1919, Baldersby St James, Yorkshire. Son of Walter Henry and Emily
Maria Hood; husband of Queenie May Lilian Hood, of Minster, Kent.
Awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM). Buried in NEUFCHATEAU
COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Luxembourg, Belgium. Grave 7.
7887809, 4th Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. Killed in action 21st June
1942. Aged 25. Born 8th January 1917, Minster, Thanet. Son of Percy
Edwin Spain Smith and Jessie Mabel Smith, of Minster, Kent; husband
of Ruby Smith, of Minster. Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY,
ACROMA, Libya. Plot 10. Row C. Grave 7.
in St. Mary Magdalene churchyard but not on memorial
5060, 2nd/6th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died in United Kingdom
10th October 1916. Aged 40. Born dalston, Cumberland, enlisted Stratford,
Essex. Husband of Florence Kate Long, of 4, Park Rd., Netley Rd.,
Walthamstow, Essex. Buried North-West of Church, near West boundary
in ST MARY MAGDALENE CHURCHYARD, MONKTON.
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261564, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 29th December 1918.
Royal Army Service Corps
29th December 1918
10 December, 2018