The Murston WW1 Memorial.

The WW1 Memorials

There are two memorials for Murston. Outside the church there is a stone cross with the names of the fallen inscribed on the 4 sides of the base. There is a second memorial within the church in which the same names are inscribed on a brass plaque. There are 35 names on the memorial which considering the size of Murston at the type is a high number, let alone the number wounded.

There is a seperate private memorial to Pte Chesson.

ANDREWS. SYDNEY JOHNPrivate 7TH BUFFS.  

KILLED IN ACTION 12-10-17 YPRES

76 CHURCH RD, MURSTON  Buried POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY

BASENDEN. JOHN THOMAS Rifleman

1/18th LONDON REGT. 

KILLED IN ACTION 4-10-16

NO KNOWN GRAVE THIEPVAL MEMORIAL 

BINGHAM. EDWARD STEPHENStoker Royal Navy HMS JUNO 

DIED  9-9-17 INDIA.      

 NO KNOWN GRAVEKIRKEE MEMORIAL, INDIA

BOWRA. HERBERT  FREDERICK Private 4TH NORTH STAFFS

KILLED IN ACTION 15-4-18.

LIVED 80 TONG RD, MURSTON.

Buried HEUDAUVILLE COMMUNIAL CEMETERY, SOMME

BRENCHLEY. GEORGE THOMAS Sergeant  1ST GREN GUARDS 

KILLED IN ACTION  24-8-18   

 Buried  MORY ABBEYMILITARYCEMETERY, MORY, FRANCE.

CHAPELL. ROBERT

Lance Corporal

29TH CANADIAN BTTN

KILLED IN ACTION 5-11-17 YPRES.

LIVED 37 CHURCH RD, MURSTON. NO KNOWN GRAVE MENIN GATE MEMORIAL

CHESSON. WILLIAM  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Private  5TH BUFFS  KILLED IN ACTION 7-1-16  IRAQ.

LIVED BRICKMAKERS ARMS, MURSTON.

Buried AMARA BRITISH CEMETERY, IRAQ

CROSS. ARTHURSergeant 1ST GREN GUARDS 

KILLED IN ACTION 16-4-15. FRANCE

.LIVED  67 MURSTON RD, MURSTON.

Buried  RUE-DU-BOIS CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX

CROSS. John  BCompany Sergeant Major 

CANADIAN MACHINE GUN CORPS

 KILLED IN ACTION 9-6-17 ARRAS

 LIVED    67 MURSTON RD, MURSTON.

Buried LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, FRANCE

 

CULVER. THOMAS Private 1ST BUFFS 

KILLED IN ACTION 18-3-17

LIVED 6 HOMEVIEW, MURSTON 

Buried  MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, France

DIXON. McDONALDPrivate  7TH BUFFS

 KILLED IN ACTION 3-5-17 ARRAS. 

 NO KNOWN GRAVE-ARRAS MEMORIAL, FRANCE

FOSTER. GEORGE Private 1ST BUFFS DIED OF WOUNDS 16-12-17 CAMBRAI

Buried MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, FRANCEPHOTO BOB PIKE

HAMILTON. FREDERICK CHARLES

Able Seaman Royal Navy 

HMS ABOUKIR KILLED IN ACTION 22-9-14.  

NO KNOWN GRAVE CHATHAM Memorial

 

HAMMOND. GEORGE EDMUND LEONARDSergeant

4th WORCESTERS

 KILLED IN ACTION  28-4-15 GALLIPOLI

LIVED 113 TONG RD, MURSTON. No Known Grave Helles Memorial

HOPKINS ALBERT Sergeant 4TH BUFFS

ACCIDENTALLY KILLED 14-1-18

LIVED 22 CHURCH RD, MURSTON

Buried SITTINGBOURNE CEMETERY

HOPKINS LESLIE CHARLESBombardier ROYAL ARTILLERY 

KILLED IN ACTION 21-6-17

NO KNOWN GRAVE- MENIN GATE MEMORIAL, YPRES

 

 

JEMMETT SIDNEY ERNEST Bandsman 4TH BUFFS

 DIED 2-11-18 INDIA

NO KNOWN GRAVE 

KARACHI WAR MEMORIAL, PAKISTAN

 

 

 

KNOTT WILLIAM JAMES 

5TH BUFFS  DIED  29-8-16 IRAQ

Buried AMARA BRITISH CEMETERY, IRAQ

LOFTHOUSE JOHN

Private

1/4TH  LOYAL NORTH LANCS

KILLED IN ACTION 29-5-17 YPRES         

LIVED 15 HOMEVIEW, MURSTON. 

 Buried

VLAMERTINGE Military Cemetery, YPRES

 

MILLS. ARTHUR SIDNEY Private 32ND ROYAL FUSILIERS

KILLED IN ACTION 11-12-17 

LIVED 14 HOMEVIEW, MURSTON. Buried GIAVERA BRITISH CEMETERY, ITALY

 

MUNGHAM. FREDERICK WILLIAM

Gunner Royal  Artillery 

KILLED IN ACTION 23-10-15 Salonika

LIVED 60 CHURCH RD, MURSTON. N

O KNOWN GRAVE- MIKRA MEMORIAL GREECE

 

 

NOAKES. ALFRED CHARLESPrivate.ROYAL DEFENCE CORPS  

DIED 21-7-17

BURIED SHALFORD CEMETERY, SURREY

 

PILCHER. WILLIAM  HENRYPrivate 7TH BUFFS

DIED OF WOUNDS 24-5-17 ARRAS

LIVED 26 ROCK RD, MILTON.

Buried ST.SEVER CEMETERY EXT, Rouen

 

PUDNEY. HERBERT WILLIAM JAMESSergeant 236 Company MACHINE GUN CORPS

KILLED IN ACTION 12-10-17,

LIVED CROMWELL COTTAGE, CHILHAM.

NO KNOWN GRAVE-TYNE COT MEMORIAL

RALPH. C F

Stoker Royal Navy 

HMS LOWESTOFT,

DISCHARGED WITH TB 

Died in 1916

 

 

READ. FREDERICK  GEORGE

Private

6TH BUFFS

KILLED IN ACTION 9-8-17

LIVED 17 TONGE RD, MURSTON.

NO KNOWN GRAVE- ARRAS MEMORIAL

 

 

SAWYER. B (HUBERT WILLIAM) Private19THLONDON REGT

KILLED IN ACTION 9-12-17

Buried GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, SOMME

SPARKES. CHARLES

Driver ROYAL ARTILLERY

KIA 17-7-17 GAVRELLE

39 CHURCH RD, MURSTON.

Buried ROCLINCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY

 

SPARKES. FREDERICKPrivate 2nd  ROYAL SUSSEX REGT

 DIED 29-12-16 as a prisoner of war

39 CHURCH RD, MURSTON

Buried NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY.

PHOTO BOB PIKE

 

SPICE. ALBERT EDWARD  Private 8TH BUFFS    

KILLED IN ACTION 1-9-16 SOMME

36 CHURCH RD, MURSTON.

NO KNOWN GRAVE- THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

 

 

STAPLEY. FRANCIS  LUCAS Pioneer  Royal Engineers  

DIED OF WOUNDS 16-9-17 

Buried. SITTINGBOURNE CEMETERY 

STYLES. STANLEYPrivate19TH MACHINE GUN CORPS   

KILLED IN ACTION 18-4-18

6 CHURCH RD, MURSTON

  Buried MESSINES RIDGE BRITISH CEMETERY 

 

WARD. ARTHUR BOWSHERLt.1st Bttn Yorkshire Regt

Killed in Action 15th Aug 1918                       

Buried Ancre Bitish Cemetery

 

 

  
WATTS. ROBERT  WILLIAM 

Private1st Buffs 

Killed in Action 23-10-14

On Ploegsteert memorial ,Belgium 

 

 

WOOLLEY. LORIEN ORLANDOPrivate 1STLONDON REGT 

KILLED IN ACTION 1-8-18

LIVED 95 CHURCH RD, MURSTON

Buried  FRECHENCOURT COMMUNIAL CEMETERY,  FRANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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