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CRANBROOK WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 & Boer War & Others - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Janet Graves 2004

This memorial stands at the entrance to the village at the junction with Angley Road (B229) and High Street, Cranbrook. The memorial is a granite column mounted on a square plinth and base with a stepped top to the column and a coat of arms on the front face; the dedication is written in incised lettering with the dates in Roman numerals for both wars. Within the Parish Church of St. Dunstan are the names of the dead listed on two memorials.

Photographs Copyright © Janet Graves 2004

TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF CRANBROOK WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
THOSE NAMES ARE ENGRAVED
ON THE MEMORIAL IN THE PARISH
CHURCH

  1914-1918

ADDISON

L J

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ADDISON

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AUSTEN

Frederick

Private 205303, 1st Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 25 September 1917. Aged 27. Born and resident Biddenden, Kent, enlisted Canterbury, Kent. Son of the late Alfred and Ann Austen, of Biddenden, Kent; husband of Emily Austen, of Whyborn's, Minster-on-Sea, Sheerness. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 8. See also Sissinghurst War Memorial

BAILEY

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BALCOMBE

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BEACH

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BEACH

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BEACH

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BRINGLOE

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BRYANT

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BURDEN

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BURDEN

Victor John
Private 203067, 5th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died April to June Quarter 1918 in Cranbrook Registratrion Distrioct, Kent. Aged 19. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Sissinghurst, Kent, grandso of Ebenezer Curtis, son iof Arthur and Emily Burden, resident Golford Place, Cranbrook, Kent. Attested 2 October 1915 at Cranbrook, Kent, resident Golford, Cranbrook, Kent. Embodied 5th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 2 October 1915, posted 3rd/5th Battalion 6 October 1915, served in United Kingdom 2 October 1915 to 25 May 1917, discharged under para 392 (xvi) King's Regulations 22 May 1917 due to Pulmonary Tuberculosis, no longer physically fit. Religious denomination Church of England, aged 19 years 1 month, height 5 feet 6½ inches. Buried 4 April 1918 in CRANBROOK, ST DUNSTAN CHURCHYARD, Kent. See also Sissinghurst War Memorial

BURGESS

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BURGESS

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BUSS

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BUTLER

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CARR

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CATT

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CHAPMAN

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CHAPMAN

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CHAPMAN

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CHEESMAN

Arthur Edwin
Captain, 1st/5th (The Weald of Kent) Battalion (Territorial), The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died on service 26 September 1916. Aged 39. Son of the late Capt. Edwin Thomas Cheesman (R.A.V.C.), and Mrs. Cheeseman. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot IX. Row E. Grave 26. See also Sissinghurst War Memorial

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1917:

CHEESMAN Arthur Edwin of Sissinghurst Castle Kent captain 5th East Dents died 26th September 1916 at Mesopotamia on active service Probate London 9 October to Thomas Barton Cheesman farmer and the reverend Reginald Phillips Ernest Cheesman clerk. Effects £10924 12s. 2d.

CHEESMAN

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CHENERY

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CHURCHILL

Harry Charles
Private M2/054649, 52nd Mechanical Transport Company (Aldershot), Royal Army Service Corps. Died of Dyspaoca in the West Ham Auxiliary Military Hospital 3 November 1915. Born Cranbrook, Kent, enlisted Holborn. Attested 22 March 1915 in London, resident Leyton House, The Common, Cranbrook, Kent, aged 43 years, a Motor Driver and Mechanic, a widower. Originally married Anna Maria Bennett 6 March 1895 in Lambeth. Next of kin Ellen Anna Churchill (daughter), of Leyton House, The Common, Cranbrook, Kent.Height 5 feet 5½ inche, chest 34½ inches, religious denomination Church of England. Buried in ALDERSHOT MILITARY CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave refe-38 rence AF. 1931. See also Sissinghurst War Memorial

COLE

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COLLINS

Charles Henry
Private G/69464, 6th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) formerly 38305. East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 23 August 1918. Aged 18. Born and enlisted Cranbrook, Kent. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Collins, of Golford Place, Golford, Cranbrook, Kent. Buried in MORLANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY NO.2, Somme, France. Row B. Grave 16. See also Sissinghurst War Memorial

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COLLISON

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DAY

Ernest John
Gunner 54147, 22nd Reserve Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died from Cerebro Spinal Meningitis in the Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich, Midnight 18 February 1915; in hospital 23 days, improved then suddenly collapsed. Aged 20. Born 18 October 1894 in Ashford, Kent [SDGW] or Egerton, Kent [Recruitment document/Medical documents], enlisted Maidstone. Baptised 14 April 1895 at Egerton, St James, Kent, son of Horace and Sarah Day, resident Egerton, Kent, later of Ivy Cottage, Sissinghurst, Kent. His sister Myrtle Mary Day lived in Sissinghurst Vicarage, Cranbrook. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Egerton, Kent, a Baker's lad, son of Horace and Sarah Day, resident Ivy Cottage, Sissinghurst, Cranbrook, Kent. Attested 20 November 1914, aged 20 years 1 month, a Gardener by trade, single, parents deceased,height 5 feet 8¼ inches, weight 147lbs, chest 36-38 inches, fresh complexion, blue eyes, fair hair, religious denominaion Church of England. Next of kin listed as Mrs. S. Day, Ivy Cottage, Sissinghurst, Cranbrook. Cremated and buried in GREENWICH CEMETERY (Shooters Hill Cemetery), London. Screen Wall. 3 "C." A. 107. See also Sissinghurst War Memorial

DROWLEY

Charles Stephen
Sapper 230534, 6th Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died on service 26 October 1918. Aged 34. Born and resident Sissinghurst, Kent, enlisted Canterbury, Kent. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE , Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 41. See also Sissinghurst War Memorial

EDWARDS

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ELDRIDGE

Frederick Harry
Private G/3918, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds in United Kingdom 5 August 1918. Aged 27. Born Sissinghurst, Cranbrook, Kent, resident and enlisted Cranbrook, Kent. Husband of Florence Eva Turner (formerly Eldridge), of Satin's Hill, Sissinghurst. Buried in SISSINGHURST CEMETERY, Kent. Grave reference Gc. 6. See also Sissinghurst War Memorial

ELDRIDGE

Percy [Edward]
Lance Corporal L/7267, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 27 October 1914. Aged 30. Son of the late Edward Frederick and Esther Eldridge; husband of Agnes Isabel Eldridge, of 1, Horsey Bank, Eastbourne. Born Cranbrook, Kent, Canterbury, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31. See also Sissinghurst War Memorial

EVENDEN

Clarence S
Private T/241666, 1st/5th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died on service with Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force 15 December 1917. Born, resident and enlisted Cranbrook, Kent. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XVI. Row H. Grave 8. See also Sissinghurst War Memorial

EVENDEN

Victor
Private T/241618, 5th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 26 February 1917. Aged 30. Born, resident and enlisted Cranbrook, Kent. Son of Thomas and Fanny Evenden, of Sattins Hill, Sissinghurst; husband of Emily Evenden, of Spongs Lane, Sissinghurst, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 6. See also Sissinghurst War Memorial

FIELD

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FOREMAN

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FOREMAN

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FOREMAN

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FORWARD

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FRANKLAND

W J

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FRYER

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GANDY

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GILBERT

W P

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GOLDSMITH

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GOOD

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GOWER

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GROOMBRIDGE

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GURR

Benjamin
Rifleman 45926, 5th Batalion, Rifle Brigade. Died in United Kingdom 10 November 1918. Born Golford, Kent, resident Cranbrook, Kent, enlisted Canterbury, Kent. Buried in SISSINGHURST CEMETERY, Kent. Grave reference Dd. 16. See also Sissinghurst War Memorial

GURR

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GURR

William [Henry]
Private G/24455, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 3 May 1917. Born and resident Cranbrook, enlisted Maidstone. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3. See also Sissinghurst War Memorial

HATCHER

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HATCHER

Frank W
Private L/7046, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 23 September 1918. Born, resident and enlisted Cranbrook, Kent. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section R. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 10. See also Sissinghurst War Memorial

HATCHER

James
Lance Corporal 22951, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 10 November 1916. Born Sellinghurst [sic - s/b Sissinghurst], Kent, enlisted Canterbury, Kent. Son of jesse and Esther Hatcher. Buried in HUMBERCAMPS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 4. See also Sissinghurst War Memorial

HATCHER

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HILLS

T J

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HIXON

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HOOKER

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HOLMANS

B

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HONESS

Frank
Private G/15515, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 24 November 1917. Born and enlisted Cranbrook, Kent. In the 1891 census he was aged 2, born Cranbrook, Kent, son of John and Emily Honess, resident The Hill, Cranbrook, Kent. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Cranbrook, Kent, son of John and Emily Honess, grandson of Caroline Parks, resident Bowling Green, Cranbrook, Kent. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Cranbrook, Kent, a Grocers assistant, son of John and Emily Honess, resident Waterloo Crescent, Cranbrook, Kent. Buried in FIFTEEN RAVINE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLERS-PLOUICH, Nord, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 15. See also Sissinghurst War Memorial

JENNER

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JENNER

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JENNER

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JONES

E J

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JOY

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KING

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LING

Percy John
Fleet Paymaster Percy John Ling
IWM (HU 124173)
Fleet Paymaster, H.M.S. Formidable, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship when it was sunk by a submarine in the English Channel 1 January 1915. Born 9 May 1871 at 4, Suffolk Street, Haymarket, London. In the 1891 census he was aged 19, born London, Middlesex, a Clerk, Crew member of H.M.S. "Asia", resident Portsmouth, Portsea Island, Hampshire. Married Gladys Kthleen Erskine in the April to June Quarter 1903 in the Isle of Wight Registration District, Hampshire. Promoted Fleet Paymaster April 1910. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 9. See also Sissinghurst War Memorial

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1915:

LING Percy John of H.M.S. Formidable Fleet paymaster Royal Navy died 1 January 1915 in action in the English Channel Probate London 1 March to Gladys Kathleen Ling widow. Effects £630 1s. 6d.

LUCK

Harry
Private G/6260, 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 28 September 1915. Aged 22. Born Bickley, Sussex, resident and enlisted Cranbrook, Kent. Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Luck, of Sissinghurst, Cranbrook, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 15 to 19. See also Sissinghurst War Memorial

MANSFIELD

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MARTIN

A H

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MAYNARD

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MILLING

R A

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MOON

S A

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MOORE

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NEVE

Amos William
[Luisted as Lance Corporal on memoria] Private "A" Company, S/62, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 18 March 1916. Aged 37. Born and resident Sissinghurst, Cranbrook, Kent, enlisted Cranbrook, Kent. Son of Mrs. Eliza Ellen Hayter, of 2, Cottage, Sissinghurst, Cranbrook, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 15 to 19. See also Sissinghurst War Memorial

PALMER

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PARKS

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PENFOLD

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PENFOLD

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RANDALL

Ernest
Corporal Wheeler 30926, 8th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died on service in Turkey arena 21 April 1917. Aged 36. Born Tonbridge, Kent, enlisted Woolwich, S.E. Son of Fredrick and Rosa Randall, of Sissinghurst, Cranbrook, Kent. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XXI. Row Y. Grave 39. See also Sissinghurst War Memorial

REED

Walter
Private 493141, 1st/13th (County of London) Battalion (Princess Louise's Kensington Battalion) London Regiment formerly 6488, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 16 August 1917. Aged 22. Born Lessinghurst, Kent (sic - s/b Sissinghurst), resident and enlisted Folkestone. Son of Algernon and Emily Reed, of Sissinghurst, Cranbrook, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panels 52 to 54. See also Sissinghurst War Memorial

SALMON

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SANTER

William
Private PW/6109, "A" Company, 17th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 28 April 1917. Aged 31. Born Sissinghurst, Cranbrook, Kent, enlisted Cantebury, Kent. Son of Owen and Jamia Santer, of Golford, Cranbrook; husband of Edith Annie Santer, of The Bridge, Cranbrook, Kent. In the 1891 census he was aged 5, Biddenden, Kent, a scholar, son of Owen and Jamia Santer, resident Galford Road, Cranbrook, Kent. In the 1911 census he was aged 25, born Cranbrook, Kent, a Road Labourer, married to Edith Annie Santer, resident Rats Castle, Biddenden, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7. See also Sissinghurst War Memorial

SEAMER

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SMITH

L J

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SMITH

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SMITH

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TAYLOR

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TOLHURST

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TOPHAM

G B

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TORKINGTON

C C

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TORKINGTON

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TROWELL

E B

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UNDERDOWN

Alfred
Private 43127, 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment formerly 26830, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 29 September 1918. Aged 34. Born Benenden, Kent, resident Rye, Sussex, enlisted Canterbury. Baptised 26 October 1884 in Benenden, St George, Kent, resident Hinksden, son of Charles and Harriett Underdown. Brother of Mrs. H. Heritage, of Cadbourgh Farm, Rye, Sussex. In the 1891 census he was aged 6, born Benenden, Kent, a scholar, son of Charles and Harriet Underdown, resident Cottage, Mill Street, Benenden, Cranbrook, Kent. In the 1901 census he was aged 16, born Benenden, Kent, a Waggoners mate, servant to John and Mary Bridgland, resident Beston Farm, Benenden, Cranbrook, Kent. Buried in PIGEON RAVINE CEMETERY, EPEHY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 17. Also commemorated on St Michaels Church Choir and Bellringers Memorial, Maidstone, Kent. See also Sissinghurst War Memorial

VOUSDEN

Richard
Private L/10654, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 9 March 1916. Aged 21. Born Paddock Wood, Kent, resident Cranbrook, Kent, enlisted Maidstone. Son of Richard Vousden, of 22, Hadrian St., Greenwich, London. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Yalding, Kent, a scholar, son of Richard and Emily Vousden, resident Waggon Lane, Yalding, Maidstone, Kent. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Paddock Wood, Kent, a Farm labourer's mate, son of Richard and Emily Vousden, resident Friezley Farm, Cranbrook, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 95 to 97. Also listed on St Dunstan's Church Memorial, Kent. See also Sissinghurst War Memorial

WAINWRIGHT

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WATTS

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WATTS

R K

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WELLS

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WILLIAMS

C J

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WINCH

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WINCH

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WINSON

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WRIGHT

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TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE MEN OF CRANBROOK
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 – 1918
‘GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS’

TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE OF
THIS PARISH WHO FELL IN THE
SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945

BAITUP

Donald James

Lance Sergeant 6286792, 5th Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died 27 March 1943. Aged 20. Son of Frederick James Baitup and Rosie Eva Baitup, of Cranbrook, Kent. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 15. Row G. Grave 18.

BONIFACE

Albert Victor

Bombardier 1787539, 5 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 22 April 1945. Aged 36. Son of Albert Charles and Ada Boniface, of Cranbrook, Kent, husband of Rosa Lilian Boniface, of Cranbrook. Buried in FAENZA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VII. Row C. Grave 11.

BURT

Leonard

Sergeant 6297988, 5th Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died 6 January 1943. Aged 39. Son of Tom and Emmie Frances Burt; husband of Margery E. Burt, of Cranbrook, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on MEDJEZ-EL-BAB MEMORIAL, Tunisia. Face 14.

BUTLER

Cecil James

Signalman 2359614, 201st Motor Brigade Signal Section, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 6 October 1943. Aged 22. Son of Frederick and Violet Elizabeth Butler, of Cranbrook, Kent. Buried in FLORENCE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot V. Row J. Grave 18.

BUTLER

Charles Kenneth

Trooper 14337661, The Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards), Royal Armoured Corps. Died 20 September 1944. Aged 35. Son of Frank and Charlotte Butler, of Cranbrook, Kent; husband of Mildred Butler, of Cranbrook. Buried in CORIANO RIDGE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 9.

CAZALET

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CHEESEMAN

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COSENS

Charles

Flight Sergeant 934163, 18 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 29 December 1942. Aged 32. Son of Walter and Beatric Cosens; husband of Phyllis May Cosens, of Cranbrook, Kent. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 6. Row A. Grave 17.

CRADDOCK

William John

Pilot Officer 159902, 97 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 6 January 1944. Aged 20. Son of William and Rose Annie Craddock, of Cranbrook, Kent. Buried in BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY, Berlin, Germany. Plot 7. Row Z. Grave 6.

DITTON

J G

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HARROLD

J C

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HATCHER

L R J

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HEAD

Frederick George

Private 7361870, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 25 May 1940. Aged 21. Son of George and Eva Head, of Cranbrook, Kent. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XVII. Row A. Grave 6.

HICKMOTT

Edward

Sergeant 1809652, 51 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 9 October 1943. Aged 20. Son of Tom and Florence Hickmott, of Cranbrook, Kent. His brother John Frederick Hickmott also fell (see below). Buried in RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 17. Row G. Grave 3.

HICKMOTT

John Frederick

[Listed as F J HICKMOTT on memorial] Sapper 3394250, 509 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 2 December 1944. Aged 33. Son of Tom and Florence Hickmott, of Cranbrook, Kent. His brother Edward Hickmott also fell (see above). Buried in BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot 21. Row A. Grave 8.

JAEGER

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LAMBERT

Ernest James

Able Seaman C/JX 238548, S.S. Horseferry, Royal Navy. Died 10 March 1942. Aged 25. Son of Ernest and Kate Lambert, of Cranbrook, Kent. No kinown grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 55, Column 1.

OSBORNE

Geoffrey Ian

Lance Corporal 6288329, 5th Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died 14 February 1940. Aged 20. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. C. Osborne, of Cranbrook. Buried in CRANBROOK CEMETERY, Kent. Section O. Grave 57.

RYAN

John Thomas

Lance Corporal 6286791, 5th Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died 20 May 1940. Aged 19. Son of William Joseph and Lily Dorothy Ryan, of Hartley, Cranbrook, Kent. Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION NO.1, Somme, France. Plot 7. Row B. Grave 9.

SHEARBURN, MiD

Derick Roy O'Reilley

Pilot Officer 174589, 181 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 22 September 1944. Aged 22. Son of Colonel Frederick Shearburn, Indian Army, and Barbara Ann Shearburn, of Crowborough, Sussex. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). Buried in EINDHOVEN (WOENSEL) GENERAL CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot KK. Grave 207.

TESTER

Frederick James

Private 6288241, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died 3 June 1940. Aged 19. Son of Frederick and Minnie Tester, of Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section H. Grave 13.

WATERS

Frank

Aircraftman 2nd Class 636421, Royal Air Force. Died 8 January 1940. Aged 19. Son of Marshall Franklin Waters and Beatrice Ethel Waters, of Cranbrook, Kent. Buried by the East boundary wall in PENTON MEWSEY (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD, Hampshire.

WELLS

Phillip Eric

Sergeant 1432681, 156 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 2 December 1943. Aged 22. Son of Arthur William Wells, and of Mary Edith Wells, of Cranbrook, Kent. Buried in BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 13. Row B. Collective grave 1-4.

WILSON

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WILLIS

Barbara

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‘GREATER LOVE THAN NO MAN THAN THIS’

OTHER CONFLICTS

FALKLANDS WAR


IN MEMORY OF
A MUCH LOVED SON AND BROTHER
ANTHONY RICHARD NORMAN
KILLED ON H.M.S. SHEFFIELD
FALKLANDS 4TH MAY 1982
AGED 25 YEARS

NORMAN Anthony Richard
POWEM(R) D126569P, H.M.S. Sheffield, Royal Navy. Killed 4 May 1982. Aged 25. Born 22 November 1956.

EAST INDIES


TO THE MEMORY
OF
THOMAS JOHN
ELDEST SON OF THOMAS ADAMS ESQ.
LATE OF BELGRAVE PLACE, LONDON,
WHO LOST HIS LIFE IN ACTION WITH
THE BURMESE JANUARY 7TH 1826
BEING LIEUTENANT IN THE 3RD OR
PALAMACOTTAH REGT. OF LIGHT INFANTRY
EAST INDIES
AGED 25.

 

AFRICA


LOYAL BRAVE
BOYD ALEXANDER - KILLED AT NYERI - APRIL 2ND 1910 CLAUD ALEXANDER
SCOTS GUARDS
DIED AT MAIFONI - NOVEMBER 18TH 1904
AFRICA

 


TO THE MEMORY OF LIEUTENANT
COLONEL BOYD FRANCIS ALEXANDER,
RIFLE BRIGADE, OF SWIFTS PLACE
CRANBROOK, KENT WHO DIED 19TH AUGUST, 1917

 

BOER WAR

 


IN MEMORY
OF NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS
AND MEN OF THE 2ND
??(1668) WEALD OF KINGS VOLUNTEER BATTN.
EAST KENT REGIMENT ‘THE BUFFS’
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
THEIR COUNTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA
1900 - 1902

WIMBLE

W

[Listed as Lance Corporal on memorial] Private 7358, 1st Volunteer Company (A Company), The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of disease at Bloemfontein. Also listed on Canterbury Memorial and Staplehurst Memorial.

BASS

W

[Listed as BUSS on database - Listed as Private on Memorial] Lance Corporal 7306, 2nd Volunteer Company (B Company), The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of disease at Winburg. Also listed on Canterbury Memorial and Staplehurst Memorial.

PAYNE

John

[Listed as 1st Volunteer Company on database] Private 7348, 2nd Volunteer Company (B Company), The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of disease at Cape Town.

POTTER

Frank

[Listed as 2nd Volunteer Company on database] Private 7467, 1st Volunteer Company (A Company), The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of disease at Winburg.

CHANDLER

C

[Listed as J CHANTLER on database] Private 7422, 2nd Volunteer Company (B Company), The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Accidentally shot by sentry at Elandshoek Station, Elanshoek 6th February 1902. Also listed on Canterbury Memorial and Staplehurst Memorial.

HICKS

H

[Listed as 1st Volunteer Company on database] Private 7362, 2nd Volunteer Company (B Company), The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of disease at Winberg.

WATSON

M

Private, 1st Volunteer Company (A Company), The Buffs 9East Kent Regiment). Died in South Africa.

BELL

Reginald William

Lieutenant, Royal Engineers, Died 11th February 1900 at De Har, South Africa. Age 25. Son of Reverend William M.A., vicar of Cranbrook and Honourary Canon of Canterbury Cathedral.

Bell.- Lieut. Reginald William Bell, Royal Engineers, died of enteric Feb. 11th, 1900, at De Aar. He was the eldest son of Rev. W. Bell, vicar of Cranbrook, late Headmaster of Dover College. Lieut. Bell was born in April, 1874, and educated at Dover College, where he was captain of the Football XV. At the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, he played for the Academy, and also for the R.E. at Chatham. He was a keen sportsman and a good horseman. He entered the Royal Engineers, July, 1893, being promoted lieut. 1896. He was stationed at Gibraltar in 1899, and went from there to South Africa in Nov., and served in Cape Colony.

Source: "The Last Post - Roll of Officers who fell in South Africa 1899-1902" by Mildred G Dooner.


IN MEMORY OF REGINALD WILLIAM BELL
LIEUTENANT OF THE ROYAL ENGINEERS
WHO DIED AT DE HAR, SOUTH AFRICA ON
FEBRUARY 11TH 1900, AGED 25 YEARS.
THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY HIS FATHER THE
REVD. WILLIAM BELL, M.A. VICAR OF THIS PARISH
AND HON. CANON OF CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL.

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