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TUNBRIDGE WELLS HMS HYTHE AND 1ST/3RD KENT FIELD COMPANY ROYAL ENGINEERS WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright ©
Martin Edwards 2022

The memorial is to be found within St Matthew's Church, High Brooms Road, High Brooms, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. It takes the form of a rectangular tablet with triangular pediment and regimental badge above; the names are in four columns in black lettering and the whole is supported by two corbels. The memorial was sponsored by Sir David Salomons and he attended the unveiling 28 October 1916. It was previously housed in Southborough Drill Hall, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. There are 130 names listed. for the 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers; these have been sorted into alphabetical order to aid rsearch and reading.

Note: On 28 October 1915, the troopship H.M.S. Hythe was sunk approaching the Dardanelles. H.M.S. Sarnia, another troopship steaming away from shore after disembarking her troops, collided with the Hythe, which went down in ten minutes. The Hythe was sailing without lights in order to avoid detection by Turkish batteries on the shore. There were 275 men on board including crew, and 154 of them drowned in the Aegean Sea, of which 131 of these were men of the 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers, from Tunbridge Wells, Southborough, and the surrounding region; one other man was rescued but died and is buried in Mudros Cemetery. Twenty-four of them are named on Southborough War Memorial. For further information see The Sinking of HMS Hythe - 28 October 1915.

If it is still in print then there was a book "Southborough Sappers of the Kent (Fortress) Royal Engineers by F. A. Stevens, published March 2000.

HMS Hythe and 1st/3rd Kent Field Company Royal Engineers Susan Featherstone (WMR-16213)

THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE OF THE 1ST/3RD KENT FIELD COMPANY
ROYAL ENGINEERS, WHO VOLUNTEERED TO SERVE THEIR KING AND COUNTRY IN THE WAR OF 1914
AND LOST THEIR LIVES IN MUDROS, WHEN UPON HMS HYTHE, WHICH WAS SUNK
IN A COLLISION WITH HMS SARNIA ON THE NIGHT OF OCTOBER 28TH 1915
THE NAMES OF ALL WHO PERISHED IN THIS CATASTROPHE ARE INSCRIBED BELOW.

ARCHER Edward Charles
Sapper 1371, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 16. Born Milton, Kent, resident Gravesend, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Son of Mrs. Mary A. Archer, of 75, Havelock Rd., Gravesend, Kent, and the late Edward Thomas Archer. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
ARNOLD Omar

Sapper 2192, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 30. Son of William S. Arnold, of Greenfield; husband of Edith Elizabeth Arnold, of Greenfield, Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Greenfield, Bedfordshire

Extract from National Roll of the Great War Section V - Luton

ARNOLD, O., Sapper, Royal Engineers.
Volunteering in May 1915, and having completed his training was en route to Gallipoli on board H.M.S. "Hythe," when the vessel was torpedoed and sunk on October 28th, 1915, and he was drowned. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
Mill Road, Greenfield, Bedfordshire.
1520

Note: In actual fact he died when HMS Hythe and HMS Sarnia collided. There was no torpedo. Hythe was on her way into Cape Helles, Sarnia was coming out empty. Despite last minute course corrections, both ships were going too fast and running without lights and Sarnia hit Hythe in the middle. Sarnia was much bigger and had just a hole above the water line. Hythe sank within 15 minutes. Some lucky men managed to scramble from Hythe onto Sarnia.

ASHDOWN Charles William
Sapper 904, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 20. Born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Ashdown, of 120, Silverdale Rd., Tunbridge Wells, and the late C. J. Ashdown. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
BANKS Hugh
Sapper 797, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 21. Son of Edward M. and Hannah Jane Banks, of 6, Denbigh Rd., Tunbridge Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
BARWICK John B
Lance Corporal 2388, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Folkestone, Kent, resident Dover, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
BELL James Henry
Sapper 1184, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 17. Born Darlington, Co. Durham, resident Strood, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Son of George and Mary Louisa Bell, of 23, Commercial Rd., Strood, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
BENTON Percy
Driver 2241, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 19. Born and resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Son of James Frederick and Emily Benton, of 26, Birling Rd., Tunbridge Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
BETTS Sydney
Sapper 743, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
BISSELL William Henry
Driver 2052, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 42. Born Edinburgh, resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Husband of Eliza Annie Bissell, 4, Holly Bank, Crescent Rd., Tunbridge Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
BLACKMAN Edward Henry
Sapper 2600, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 25. Resident Northfleet, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Son of George and Mary A. Blackman, of Hollybush, Longfield Hill, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
BLACKMAN James
Sapper 2194, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 31. Born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Son of Henry Blackman, late of Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells, husband of Minnie Blackman, of Maplesden Cottage, Station Rd., Horsmonden, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
BREWER Herbert Reginald
Sapper 1009, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 20. Born and resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. Son of Mrs. Amelia Brewer, of 84, Auckland Rd., Tunbridge Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
BRISTOW Richard John
Sapper 1568, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Sevenoaks, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
BROCKWELL Joseph
Sapper 2570, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Rotherhithe, Surrey, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
BROWN William Alfred
Driver 2024, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 19. Born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Son of Mrs. W. Brown, of 87, Silverdale Rd., Tunbridge Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
CARTER John Henry
Company Serjeant Major 161, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 42. Born Peterborough, Northants, resident Strood, Kent, enlisted Chatham, Kent. Husband of Bethania Carter, of 77, Montfort Rd., Strood, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
CLARKE Frederick
Sapper 1962, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
COOK Joseph Leonard
Sapper 2112, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born and resident Margate, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
COOKE Ernest
Sapper 2019, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born and resident Tonbridge, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
COPPARD William Herbert
Driver 2089, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 33. Born Brighton, resident Hever, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Son of Frederick and Ruth Coppard, of 5, Drove Cottages, Patcham, Brighton; husband of Alice M. Coppard, of 33, Cromwell Rd., Tunbridge Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
CRITTENDEN Frederick
Sapper 890, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 21. Born and resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. Husband of Julia Elizabeth Esther Crittenden, of 148, St. James Rd., Tunbridge Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
CROCKETT Alfred James
Sapper 2564, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Resident Gravesend, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
DADSON Frederick
Driver 2247, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 28. Born Tonbridge, Kent, resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Son of Frederick and Mary Dodson, of Great Lodge, Tonbridge, Kent; husband of Annie Norris Dadson, of 1, Hall Cottages, Barming, Maidstone. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
DAVEY Edwin William
Sapper 1462, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Enlisted Tunbridge Wells, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
DAVIES William
Driver 2235, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
DRAWBRIDGE Walter Nelson Greengro
Sapper 2198, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Wadhurst, Sussex, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
ELVIDGE Harry
Sapper 2056, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Hereford, resident Canterbury, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
FARNES Robert
2nd Corporal 835, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
FENNER Harold
Driver 2230, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
FILEWOOD George
Sapper 941, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
FLOYD David
Sapper 2380, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Walmer, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
FORD William Henry
Sapper 1039, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 19. Born Bedford, enlisted Southborough, Kent. Son of Henry and Rose Annie Ford, of 18, John St., Tunbridge Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
FOSTER Leonard Daniel Stewart
Sapper 1559, 8th Reserve Company, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Dulwich, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
FULLER William Brookes
Serjeant 970, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 31. Born Colchester, Essex, resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. Son of Thomas and Caroline Fuller, of Calveley House, Calverley Rd., Tunbridge Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
FUNNELL Alfred [George]
Driver 2234, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born and resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
FUNNELL Frank
Corporal 719, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
FUNNELL Harry aka Henry George
Sapper 900, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
FUNNELL William
Sapper 1633, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
GANDER Charles [William]
Driver 2090, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Tonbridge, Kent, resident Penshurst, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
GILBERT John Robert
[Listed as James GILBERT on SDGW] Driver 2240, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 21. Born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Son of John William and Annie Gilbert. of 6. Cemetery Rd., Tunbridge Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
GILBERT Nelson
Sapper 2167, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 20. Born Maidstone, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Son of Nelson and Ellen Gilbert, of 31, Waterloo Rd., Tonbridge, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
GILLIES Henry
Sapper 2200, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Duns, Berwickshire, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
GODSMARK Thomas
Driver 2233, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 21. Born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Godsmark, of 25, Gordon Rd., High Brooms, Tunbridge Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
GOLDBAUM Harry aka Henry
Sapper 1149, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 17. Born Edinburgh, enlisted Southborough, Kent. Son of Charles and Sonia Goldbaum, of 24, High St., Stepney, London. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
GOODSELL Charles Lewis
Sapper 2084, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Battle, Sussex, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
GOWER William [Henry]
Sapper 1225, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 41. Born London, resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. Son of William and Alice Gower; husband of Sarah Gower, of 118, Silverdale Rd., Tunbridge Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
GRAINGER John
Sapper 1979, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 19. Born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Son of Walter and Emma Grainger, of 2, Brickfield Cottages, Pembury, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
GRAVES Arthur
Sapper 2104, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 17. Born Tonbridge, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Graves. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
GREIG William Spence

Driver 75333, M Lines Communication Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Aberdeen, resident Renfrew, enlisted Glasgow. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.

** On the ship but not 1st/3rd Kent Field Company ***

GROOMBRIDGE William
Corporal 727, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born and enlisted Southborough, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
HANDLEY Thomas Frederick James
Driver 2225, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 19. Born London, resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Son of Mrs. Eliza Handley, of 19, Nursery Rd., High Brooms, Tunbridge Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
HARMER Frank
Sapper 892, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 20. Born and resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. Son of Edward and Sophia Harmer, of 95, St. James Rd., Tunbridge Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
HARMER Frederick James
Sapper 1354, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 36. Born Tonbridge, Kent, resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. Son of Mr. F. J. Harmer; husband of Mary Ann G. Harmer, of 57, Silverdale Rd., Tunbridge Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
HARMER William
Driver 2252, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 21. Born and resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Son of Harry and Emma Harmer, of 89, Silverdale Rd., Tunbridge Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
HATCH Frederick
Sapper 2587, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Resident Bromley, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
HAWKINS Clement
2nd Corporal 741, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 34. Born Sevenoaks, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. Husband of Ada Mary Ann Hawkins, of 19, Western Rd., Southborough, Tunbridge Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
HEAD Albert
Lance Corporal 899, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born and resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
HEASMAN Henry
Sapper 798, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Sevenoaks, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
HEASMAN Jesse
Sapper 1037, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
HEASMAN William
Sapper 786, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Stringhill, of 32, Springfield, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
HOAD [Frank] George
Sapper 806, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born and resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
HODGES Albert [Edward]
Driver 2212, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Tonbridge, Kent, resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
HOLLAMBY James
Sapper 2623, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 25. Born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Hollamby, of 7, Vermont Rd., Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells; husband of Flora Hollamby, of 2, Gladstone Rd., Crowborough, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
HOLLOMBY John George
Sapper 1460, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Enlisted Tunbridge Wells, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
HUGHES John Edward
Sapper 1972, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 29. Born and resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Hughes, of The Laurels, Goodstation Rd., Tunbridge Wells; husband of Louisa Hughes, of 20, Auckland Rd., Tunbridge Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
HUNT Percy Robert
Sapper 1641, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Battersea, Surrey, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
JEFFERY Edwin
Sapper 939, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 23. Born and resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. Son of George and Mary Jeffery, of 96, Silverdale Rd., Tunbridge Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
KIMBER Stanley Arthur
Sapper 1024, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born and enlisted Southborough, Kent, resident High Brooms, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
LANGRIDGE Thomas William
Sapper 1499, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 19. Born Tonbridge, Kent, enlisted Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Son of Mrs. E. Langridge, of Church Cottage, Edenbridge, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
LATTER Frederick Edward
Sapper 2390, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Beckenham, Kent, resident Bromley, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
LOTT John Frank
Sapper 2387, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born and resident Canterbury, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
MANKLOW Conrad E
Driver 2028, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 30. Born and resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Son of Edwin and Violet Manklow, of 18, Culverden Square, Tunbridge Wells; husband of Bertha A. Manklow, of 57, St. John's Rd., Tunbridge Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
MARCHANT George Henry
Sapper 2203, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 20. Born Croydon, Surrey, resident Oxted, Surrey, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Son of H. and Martha Marchant, of Mount Pleasant, Oxted, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
MARRINER Percy Bertram
Sapper 2204, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 20. Born and resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Son of Alfred and Rose Marriner, of 6, Stone St., Tunbridge Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
MARTIN Frederick Thomas
Sapper 1966, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 34. Born Uckfield, Sussex, resident Tunbridge Wells. Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Son of Martha Tompkin (formerly Martin), of 6, Homestead Cottages, Langton, Kent, and the late John Martin; husband of Clara Parsons (formerly Martin), of 3, Gladstone Rd., Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
MARTIN George
Sapper 2367, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 18. Born and resident Cliffe, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Son of George William Martin and Norah Martin, of High St., Cliffe, Rochester, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
MAY Sidney Charles
Sapper 1507, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born and enlisted Tonbridge, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
McNALLY John
Sapper 1266, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Monaghan, resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
MEPHAM James
Sapper 1147, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born and resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
MILES Sidney Isaac
Driver 2214, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 24. Born Tonbridge, Kent, resident Speldhurst, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Son of Walter William and Harriet Miles, of Blowers Hill, Speldhurst. Tunbridge Wells. His brothers Archie Albert Miles and Harry Miles also fell. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
MILLS Herbert
Sapper 2021, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Hawkhurst, Kent, resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Brother-in-law of M. M. Hollands, of 30, Woodland Rd., Tunbridge Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
MOLLOY Luke
Sapper 558113, 1st London Div. Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 20. Resident Barnes, Surrey, enlisted London. Son of Luke Molloy, of 27, Huntingdon St., Barnsbury, London. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
MORRIS James
Sapper 1955, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 39. Born Bolton, Lancs, resident Heacham, Norfolk, enlisted Hunstanton, Norfolk. Son of the late John and Sarah Morris, of Bolton; husband of Jeanie Morris, of Heacham, Norfolk. A Surveyor. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
MOSS Percy
Driver 2091, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born and resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
MURRELLS Jesse aka James
Sapper 918, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born and resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
NEAL Frederick Arthur
Sapper 991, 1st/3rd Kent Field Coy Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Son of Mr. J. and Mrs. F. L. Neal, of 3, Denbigh Rd., Tunbridge Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
NYE Albert
Sapper 776, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born and resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
OXLEY Ernest Edgar
Sapper 1150, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born and resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
PARKER Harry
Lance Corporal 1990, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 29. Born Wenhaston, Suffolk, resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Son of George William Parker, of Suffolk; husband of Eva Agnes Parker, of 68, Queen's Rd., Tunbridge Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
PARROTT William
Sapper 796, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Luton, Beds, enlisted Southborough, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
PEERLESS Clarence Roland Walter
Sapper 1973, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 21. Born and resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Son of Walter James and Louisa Alice Peerless, of 37, Common View, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
PEERLESS Walter James
Sapper 1408, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 42. Resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. Husband of Louisa Alice Peerless, of 37, Common View, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
PEMBERTON Horace James
Sapper 2087, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Hornsey, Middlesex, resident Stamford Hill, Middlesex, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
PETERS George Henry
Sapper 1599, 8th Reserve Company, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 19. Enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Son of William George and Annie Caroline Peters, of Stembridge House, Lawrence St., Gillingham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
PETTET Augustus J
Sapper 2206, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 31. Born Wateringbury, Kent, resident High Wycombe, Bucks, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Pettet. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
POOK Richard [Thomas]
Driver 2268, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Battle, Sussex, resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, elisted Gillingham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
READER Frank
Serjeant 290, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born and enlisted Tonbridge, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
RICHARDSON Ernest Benbow

Second Lieutenant, 67th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 30. Enlisted 15 December 1914 at Darlington. Son of Sir Thomas and Lady Richardson, of Kirklevington Grange, Yarm, Yorks. Attested aged 29 years 9 months, a Rancher by trade, unmarried, height 5 feet 9¾ inches, chest 37-39 inches, originally Pioneer 59667, 67th Company, Royal Engineers 15 December 1914, appointed Lance Corporal 15 March 1915, with Mediteranean Expeditionary Force 2 July 1915, discharged 7 October 1915 to a commission. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. Also listed on St Martin War Memorial, Kirklevington, Yorkshire (North Riding).

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1916:

RICHARDSON Ernest Benbow of Kirklevington Grange Kirklevington Yorkshire died 28 October 1915 at sea Administration London 27 April to Thomas Richardson barrister-at-law. Effects £111.

RICKARD Joseph
Sapper 2207, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Aylesbury, Bucks, resident Tring, Herts, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
RIPPON Charles
Sapper 30765, Postal Section, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 37. Born Whittlesea, Cambs, resident Carlisle, Cumberland, enlisted London. Son of Thomas Rippon, of North Bank, Thorney, Peterborough; husband of Elizabeth Rippon, of 33, Norfolk St., Carlisle, Cumberland. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
ROBERSON Harry
Sapper 1564, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born and resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
ROGERS John
Sapper 742, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 22. Born and resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. Son of Richard and Sarah Rogers, of 19, Speldhurst Rd., Southborough, Tunbridge Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
RUDDLE Bob
Driver 1989, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Glastonbury, Somerset, resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
SADLER James Henry
Sapper 2537, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Hastings, Sussex, resident Gravesend, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
SALOMONS David Reginald Herman Phillip

Captain, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Tunbridge Wells crica 1885. Son of Sir David Lionel Goldsmith-Stern-Salomons and Lady Laura Julia of Hyde Park Gate, London. Educated Eton College. Left Eton College in 1904. Resident Broomhill, Tunbridge Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Cambridge University, Gonville & Caius College

Prior to the war he was known as Reginald or Reggie to his family and friends, the third David Salomons was brought up at Broomhill and educated at Eton and at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, which had also been his father's college. He then started training as a lawyer.After Cambridge he travelled widely; first to France, Italy and Spain, and then to the East. In 1910 he and his cousin, Arthur Paget, spent two and a half months exploring Japan, travelling many hundreds of miles by train, horse, rickshaw, boat and on foot. Arthur had previously travelled in Japan, and married there in 1911. Reginald was greatly impressed by the people and the scenery and, on his return to England, took lessons in Japanese and established links with the Japanese consulate. Reginald wrote an account of his travels, "An Outsider's Impression of Japan", under the name R. Nagano. Although never published, it gives an interesting description of the Japan of 1910 and of his reaction to the country and its peoples. [Source: Lives Of The First World War 1914-1918]

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, Volume 2, page 268:

GOLDSMID- STERN -SALOMONS, DAVID REGINALD HARMAN PHILLIP, M.A., Capt., 1 /3rd Kent (Fortress) R. E. (T.F.), only s. of Sir David Lionel Goldsmid-Stern-Salomons, Bart., of Broomhill, Tunbridge Wells, and of 49, Grosvenor Street, London, W., M.A., D.L., J.P., Hon. Col. Kent (Fortress) R.E., by his wife, Laura Julia, sister to Herbert, 1st Lord Michelham, K.C.V.O., and yr. dau. of the late Baron Hermann de Stern ; b. Tunbridge Wells, co, Kent, 13 Oct. 1885 ; educ. Eton ; Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he graduated in History ; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. Kent (Fortress) R.E. 1911, and promoted Lieut. 15 Aug. 1913, and Capt. 31 Oct. 1914 ; volunteered for Imperial Service after the outbreak of war in Aug. 1914 ; left for Gallipoli, and was drowned in the Aegean Sea 28 Oct. 1915, while in command of troops on H.M.S. Hythe, when that ship was sunk by collision with H.M.S. Sarina. He refused to leave the ship until his men were safely off, and was lost with about 130 of his company. He took a keen interest in working up the Cadet Force in Tunbridge Wells and Chatham, and was the prime mover of the Territorial Cadet Institution and Kent Territorial Cadet Institution ; unm.

Obituary from Jewish Chronicle Obituary - 19 November 1915:

THE LATE CAPT. SALOMONS.

As we briefly announced last week. Capt. Reginald Phillip Salomons 1/3rd Kent Field Company, R.E,. who went down with over 100 officers and men in the foundering of H.M.S. "Hythe," was the only son of Sir David and Lady Salomons, of Broomhill. Tunbridge Wells. Only those who were intimately acquainted with him, says the Tunbridge Wells Advertiser, knew how very near his heart the welfare of his men was. but everyone was cognisant of what he had done to make the Southborough Company a succes. He was a keen organiser, one of his most notable achievements being to found a Cadet Corps to act as a supply to the parent Regiment. In this respect it may safely be assumed that nobody will miss Capt. Salomons more than the boys, although it is satisfactory to learn that Sir David has decided to perpetuate his son's memory by continuing the Cadet Corp. Heir to the baronetcy, Capt. Salomons was an M.A. of Caius College, Cambridge, and received his Captaincy in the Kent Fortress Engineers just over a year ago. He was thirty years of age.

In the course of a letter to the Editor of the above-quoted journal, Sapper Perry writes: The men who had not left the ship were all huddled up in the stern, and one after another you could see them drop off like flies into the water. Altogether about 140 went down. and among them, I am sorry to relate, was our Captain. Capt. D. R. Salomons, who was beloved by his men. He stood on the bridge to the last with the Sergt.-Major of our Company, and went down with the ship.

SALTER William Henry
2nd Corporal 916, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 20. Born and resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. Son of William Gillard Salter and Eliza Salter, of 9, Steward Rd., High Brooms, Tunbridge Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
SAUNDERS William
Sapper 2092, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 28. Born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, resident Ealing, Middlesex, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Son of Mrs. Selina Saunders, of 2, Haywards Cottages, St. John's Rd., Tunbridge Wells; husband of Lucy Alice Howard (formerly Saunders), of 96, Ealing Park Gardens, South Ealing, London. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
SAUNDERS William
Sapper 2261, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born and resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
SCOLLICK Alban Vincent
Driver 2348, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 27. Born Battersen, Surrey, resident Redhill, Surrey, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Son of Joseph Benjamin and Florence Helen Scollick, of 102, Earlsbrook Rd., Redhill, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
SHELLEY Ewbert John
Sapper 2209, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 20. Born Frant, Sussex, resident Hartfield, Sussex, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Son of William and Alice Shelley, of Holly Croft, Hartfield, Sussex. Born at Frant, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
SKINNER Albert Edward
Driver 2029, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Hadlow, Kent, resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
SMALLCOMB Arthur
Corporal 903, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Southborough, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
SOMERS Frederick
Serjeant 722, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, resident Brenchley, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent.No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
STARKE Harry
[Spelt STARK on SDGW] Sapper 2385, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 44. Born Islington, Middlesex, resident Holloway, Middlesex, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Son of James and Martha Starke, of Holloway, London; husband of Emily Starke, of 147, Nightingale Lane, Hornsey, London. Buried in EAST MUDROS MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot III. Row C. Grave 73.
SUMNER Albert George
Sapper 2400, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 32. Born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, resident Edenbridge, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Husband of Rosetta French (formerly Sumner), of Curds Cottages, Mark Beech, Edenbridge, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
THOMPSON John Victor
Sapper 1509, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 28. Born Hawkhurst, Kent, resident Paddock Wood, Kent, enlisted Tonbridge, Kent. Son of John Thompson, of Jinty Cottage, Paddock Wood, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
TICEHURST Edward [Charles]
Sapper 848, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 22. Born and resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ticehurst, of 109, Silverdale Rd., Tunbridge Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
TIDY John William
Sapper 1869, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born and resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
TILL Simeon
Sapper 2386, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born and resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
TILL Thomas Frederick
Sapper 1048, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
TODMAN Harry
Sapper 1411, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 28. Resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. Son of George Todman, of Ferrers Estate, Tunbridge Wells; husband of Gertrude Annie Coulstock (formerly Todman), of 82, Springfield Rd., Southborough, Tunbridge Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
TUTCHENER Frank Leonard
Sapper 757, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Southborough, Kent. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Tutchener, of 3, The Retreat, London Rd., Southborough, Tunbridge Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
UNDERHILL Mark Thomas
Sapper 756, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Tonbridge, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
VAUGHAN Ernest
Driver 1991, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 19. Born and resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Vaughan, of Station Rd., Withyham, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
WAKEFORD Albert Henry
Driver 2220, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 37. Born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, resident Wadhurst, Sussex, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Son of Martin Wakeford; husband of Ellen Georgina Wakeford, of 5, Woods Green, Wadhurst, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
WALTER Frank
Sapper 2210, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 34. Born Maidstone, Kent, resident Folkestone, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Husband of Ada Alice Walter, of 59, Chart Rd., Morehall, Folkestone. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
WATSON Arthur William
Sapper 2534, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Aged 36. Born Forest Hill, Kent, resident Eltham, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Son of George William and Sarah Ann Watson; husband of Emily Terry (formerly Watson), of Great Exted Farm, Elham, Canterbury. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
WHITE Charles Walter
Lance Corporal 2402, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Sittingbourne, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
WILMSHURST William [Jesse]
Sapper 826, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born and resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
WIMSHURST Frank
Sapper 958, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born and resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
WOOD Leslie William
Sapper 2023, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born Maidstone, Kent, resident Paddock Wood, Kent, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells
WOOD Walter Edward
Sapper 1011, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned when H.M.S. Hythe sank after a collision 28 October 1915. Born and resident Speldhurst, Kent, enlisted Southborough, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328. See also Tunbridge Wells

THE HYTHE MEMORIAL
ON WHICH ARE INSCRIBED
THE NAMES OF THE MANY MEN FROM
SOUTHBOROUGH AND HIGH BROOMS
WAS ORIGINALLY PLACED IN
THE DRILL HALL, SPELDHURST ROAD
AND WAS ERECTED HERE IN 1969.

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