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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 memorial tands in the grounds of All Saints Church, Stanford, and is in the form of a granite Celtic Cross, mounted on a three tiered plinth with a single-stepped base. There are nine names listed for World War and nine names listed for World War 2.

Photograph Copyright © David Hughes
and Neil Clark 2004




Private 28819, 7th Battalion (Westmorland and Cumberland Yeomanry), Border Regiment. Formerly (86048) Middlesex Regiment. Died 18th September 1918. Born Ashford. Enlisted Hythe. Resided Stanford near Hythe, Kent. George has no known grave. His name appears on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial, France. Panel reference 6.



Private G/9729, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 7th October 1916. Age 40. Born Croydon. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Westenhanger. Son of Henry and Eliza Butler, Hemsall Lane, Faversham. Buried in Bancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 3.


Philip [Gordon]

Private G/18913, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 9th August 1918 aged 19 years. Born Westenhanger. Enlisted Folkestone. Eldest son of James and Elizabeth Carstairs of Westenhanger. Buried in Pernois British Cemetery, Halloy-Les-Pernois, Somme, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 19.


Douglas [Frank]

Private M2/178164, Army Service Corps. Died 6th March 1918. Age 19. Born Sandgate. Enlisted Whitehall. Resided Eltham. Son of Frank and Freda Clayson of “Surry Arms”, East Croydon, Surrey. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXXVII. Row E. Grave 19.



Private G/8909, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 20th September 1916. Age 26. Born Sellindge. Enlisted Hythe. Resided Westenhanger. Son of Arthur and Ellen Dryland, Station Cottages, Westenhanger. Buried in Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 33.



Sergeant 117406, 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles, (British Columbia Regiment). Died 25th August 1917. Born Folkestone 10th September 1888. Enlisted Red Deer, Canada 11th January 1915. Son of William Henry Major of “Connaught Lodge,” Westenhanger. By trade a Farmer. Unmarried. Height 5 feet 5¼ inches, girth 35 inches. complexion medium/fair, eyes blue, hair light brown, Baptist/Congregationalist. Commemorated on the Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. (brother below)

Also commemorated on the Harvey Grammar School Memorial and the Folkestone Town Memorial. Donald is commemorated on page 289 of the “Canadian World War One Book of Remembrance”. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5859 - 26



[Listed as Roland on Canadian Archives] Private 467525, 7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment). Formerly (3 years) Surrey Mounted Rifles. Died 9th September 1916. Born Folkestone 9th December 1888. Enlisted Edmonton, Alberta 1st December 1915. . Son of William Henry Major of “Connaught Lodge,” Westenhanger. By trade a Machine Agent/Deputy Sheriff. Heoght 6 feet, complexion fair, eyes blue, not bald. No known grave. Commemorated on Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. (brother above)

Ronald is commemorated on page 131 of the “Canadian World War One Book of Remembrance”. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5860 - 49



Private G/5499, 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 19th January 1916. Age 37. Born Lympne. Enlisted and resided Folkestone. Husband of Amy Ann Palmer, 24 Albert Road Folkestone. Buried in Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 10.



No further information currently available - Only match on SDGW is this man – Sergeant G/2561 Phillip Charles UPTON D.C.M. 7th Battalion, The Buffs, (East Kent Regiment). Died 13th July 1916. Born and resided Folkestone. Enlisted Canterbury. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.



Raymond [Clyde]

Gunner 2050146, 6/3 Martime Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 24th January 1942, aged 20 years, when his ship "Empire Gem" was torpedoed by German submarine U-66 off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, USA. Only son of Owen Robert and Catherine Louisa Maud [nee Fifield] Baker who lived at Tollgate House [now boarded up] at the top of slip road to Westernhanger Station. Born - unknown thought to be Canada 1921 but cannot confirm. Enlisted - place and date unknown. No known grave.Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, Panel 67, Column 1 and also on page 56 [displayed on 9th February every year] Book of Remembrance of the Second World War in the Memorial Chamber located in Peace Tower of the Parliament of Canada



Civilian Casualty (Enemy Action) - Died 30th August 1940 at R.A.F. Aerodrome Lympne. Age 48. Resided at Postling Wents Cottage, Postling, Hythe, Kent. Son of the late Beeching and Eliza Down of Westenhanger Brickyard, Westenhanger, Stanford.


William [Frederick]

Company Sergeant Major, Home Guard. Died 24th March 1943 at Ashford Hospital aged 49 years. Husband of Mildred Jeannette Hawkins of “Roseleigh”, Westenhanger, Kent.



No further information currently available


Walter [Charles]

Private T/239545, Royal Army Service Corps. Attached to H.Q. X Corps. Died 14th November 1942 aged 35 years. Son of Walter and Jane Elizabeth Ovenden; husband of Dorothy Ellen Ovenden, of Stanford. Buried Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt. Plot I. Row H. Grave 9



Lance Corporal 5933180, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 21st September 1944 aged 25 years. Commemorated on the Singapore Memorial. Panel reference - Column 57.


Albert [Henry]

Sapper, Royal Engineers. Died 12th September 1939 aged 18 years. Son of James Arthur and Phyllis Jane Rolfe, Sellindge, Kent. Buried locally at Lympne (St Stephen’s) Churchyard, Lympne, Kent. Grave reference 6.C. Also commemorated on Lympne village war memorial.


Gladys [Louisa]

L.A.C.W., W.A.A.F. Died 14 August 1943. Aged 20. Born 30 August 1922, baptised 1 October 1922 at Sellindge, St Mary the Virgin, Kent, daughter of James and Emily Jane Southern. Only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Southern, of Station Cottages, Stanford. In the 1939 Register she was born 30 August 1922, unmarried, a Domestic Servant at Craythournes Cottages, Fairfield Road, New Romney, New Romney M.B., Kent. Buried 18 August 1943 at Stanford, All Saints, Kent.

Extract from Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald - Saturday 28 August 1943, page 7:


The death took place on August 14th. of Miss Gladys Louisa Southern, aged 20, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Southern, of Station Cottages, Stanford.

Miss Southern had recently served with the W.A.A.F. and had attained the rank of L.A.C.W.

The funeral took place at Stanford on Wednesday last week, the Rector (Rev. H. F. Smith) officiating.

The mourners included: Mr. and Mrs. J. Southern (father and mother), Bdr. Southern (brother), Mrs. Southern (grandmother), Mr. and Mrs. F. Southern (uncle and aunt), Mr. T. Southern (uncle), Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. Appleton, Mrs. W. Southern, and Mrs. D. Southern (aunts), Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Taylor and Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Taylor (uncles (ad aunts), Diana (cousin), Mrs. Lewis (friend), Mr. and Mrs. Packham (fiance's parents). Miss M. Southern (friend).

Others present at the church were: Mr. B. Bartlett, Mrs. J. Bull, Mrs. Corner, Mrs. Mewett. Mrs. F. Bailey, Mrs. Banister, and Miss M. Fifield.

Floral tributes were received as follows: ..... (names listed)



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