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Currently we have a huge backlog of around 3,500+ memorials to put on-line and between 20,000-30,000 edits to existing memorials. This is a voluntarily run website and we are currently inundated due to the start of the centenary events marking the start of World War 1. Although we do try to reply to emails the volume is such that we cannot guarantee a response, sorry but there is a huge amount of emails coming in and it is just not possible.

Throughout 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.

During any conflict there are certain acts of bravery or defiance that are noticeable above others. For these acts citations and medals have been awarded.

If 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 as well.

The various memorials and cemeteries maintained by the War Graves Commission for the Western Front are described and pictured on the Internet. Details of Kranji War Cemetery and Taiping can be found in the Overseas section.

Some of the cap badges are laid out, on a separate page.

Not all memorials were to people; there are memorials to various types of animal that served and fell in World War I for example, dogs.

These 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.

Current 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.

Thank you,
Martin Edwards

Please 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 informed.

Also 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.

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Pre-1914 - Memorial Selection

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To gain an overview of all the towns and parishes covered, and hopefully to be covered, by this site there is an alphabetical index.

World War 1 & 2 - Kent
Aldington | Alkham | Appledore | Ashford Civilian | Ashford Grammar School | Ashford Railway Works | Ashford Royal Mail Sorting Office | | Aylesham | Barfreston | Barham | Barming | Bekesbourne | Benenden | Bethersden | Biddenden | Bilsington | Bishopsbourne | Bonnington | Brabourne | Breznett | Bridge | Broadstairs, Holy Trinity | Brompton | Brook | Brookland | Burmarsh | Canterbury Cathedral 9th (Queen's Own) Lancers WW1 | Challock | Charing | Charing Heath | Charlton Postmen | Chartham | Chatham Naval Memorial | Chatham Naval Division Barracks and Memorial | Chilham | Chillenden All Saints | Chislet | Cranbrook | Crundale | Darenth - Barry Memorial | Deal, St George | Dover Marine Rail | Dover Patrol | Dymchurch | East Langdon | East Sutton | Eastry | Egerton | Elham | Elmsted | Eythorne | Farningham | Faversham Gunpowder Mill Plot | Folkestone, Burma Star Association 1941-1945 | Folkestone, Harvey Grammar School | Folkestone, MGC (Cavalry) | Godmersham | Goodnestone | Gravesend Imperial Paper Mills | Greenwich Postmen | Greenwich,
South Metropolitan Gas Workers | Hadlow | Ham | Harrietsham | Hartlip | Hastingleigh | Hawkhurst | Hawkinge R.A.F. Base | Headcorn | Hernehill | High Halden | Hildenborough | Hollingbourne | Hoo, St Werburgh | Horton Kirby | Hothfield | Hougham | Hythe | Hythe United Reformed Church | Ifield | Igththam | Kemsing | Kenardington | Kennington | Kingston | Kingsnorth | Lamberhurst | Leeds | Leigh | Lenham | Lower Hardres| Lydd | Lyminge | Lympne | Lynsted | Maidstone, Mote Park Oak Tree | Marden | Mersham | Molash | Monks Horton | Monkton | Murston | Nettlestead | Newenden | Newington & Peene | Nonington | Old Romney | Otham | Otford | Paddock Wood | Patrixbourne | Petham | Pluckley | Postling | Rainham | Rainham, British Standard Cement Works | Ripple | River | Rochester Mathematical School | Rolvenden | St Margarets at Cliffe | St Mary's in the Marsh | Sandwich | Sandwich St Mary | Saltwood | Sellindge | Sheldwich | Shepherdswell | Shipbourne | Shottenden | Sibertswold | Sissinghurst | Smarden | Smeeth | Snargate | Snave | Southborough (photo only) | Stanford | Staple | Staplehurst | Stelling Minnis | Stone in Oxney | Stourmouth All Saints | Sutton Valance | Swingfield | Sydenham | Temple Ewell | Tenterden | Thanet St Peter | Tunbridge Wells | Tunbridge Wells, St Matthew's Church, High Brooms 1st/3rd Field Company RE | Tunbridge Wells Post Office | Ulcombe | Upchurch | Waltham | Warehorne | West Langdon | Westgate on Sea | Wilmington | Wingham | Wittersham | Woodchurch | Woolwich Postmen World War 1 | Worth | Wye | Wye, South Eastern Agricultural College | Yalding

Canterbury Boer War | Canterbury Cathedral Buufs Malaya & Zulu War | Canterbury Yeomanry Boer War | Chatham Kitchener Memorial | Chatham Royal Engineers Boer War | Cranbrook Boer War | Dartford Detahcment RAMC Boer War | Dover Boer War | Eltham, St John the Baptist, Boer War | Folkestone Boer War | Maidstone All Saints Boer | Rochester Cathedral Boer War Regimental | Tonbridge Boer War
| Woolwich, Army Ordnance Corps Boer War





war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper
Friends of Medway Archives Centre (FOMA) website contains various sections dealing with World War 1 in Medway.

Margate Habour from the Air

8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment 1915 (above)
(front ramk Sergeant S/817 William Thomas Hodgon - died of wounds - see Tunbridge Wells

Crowd watching the unveiling of the Royal East Kent Mounted Rifles Memorial 15th October 1922

Much 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:

The 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.

In 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.

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