The Opening and men of the Tonge Memorial
6th Bttn Royal West Kent Regt.
Died of wounds 19-4-17.
Buried Etaples Military Cemetery
Plot 17 Row.A.Grave 6.
Son of Rev Josiah Marling Apperly MA and Jessie Annie Apperly of Tonge.
A Company 2nd Bttn R.Berks.
Buried BecourtMilitaryCemetery Plot 1
Row.H Grave .C Aged 20
Son of Capt A.R.Bowles RN and Anne Caroline of Dully House, Sittingbourne.
Died of Disease 27 th April 1919
Stoker 1st Class K42233
Buried Gillingham Woodlands rd Cemetery.
Son of George Richard and Mabel Mary Fearne of Church Cotts, Tonge
Had Served in the 4th Buffs early in the war.
Private Stephen H Hook
Stephen Hook was taken Prisoner of war. He served with the 1st Bttn and was wounded 9th april 1917, 1st day of Battle of Arras He was taken POW with the 6th Bttn. He must have died between 1918 and 1920.
Lived at Newberry Farm, Tonge.
Another address given is East House Rodmersham.
The papers incinuate he died May/June 1919..
Discharged April 1919
Killed with 1st Bttn CEF 13th Oct 1915. Buried St.Quentin Cabaret Cem, Wulvegem, Belgium.
Plot 1.Row C.Grave 15
Served D battery 179th Brigade .
Killed 21st Oct 1916
Buried Varrennes Military Cemetery, Somme,
Plot1. Row E. Grave 5 Aged 21
Son of Mr and Mrs Pilcher, 1 Church Cottages, Tonge
Private John George Pope
8th Battalion Buffs
Killed 18-Aug-1916 at Delville Wood, Somme.
Has no known grave and commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
11th Battalion R.W.Kent.R.
Died of Wounds 31st Jul 1917
Formerly Royal East Kent Mounted Rifles
Lived Little Newberry Farm, Tonge
Buried Hazbrouck Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot 3. RowF Grave .2
7th Bttn Royal Fusiliers
Killed 13th Nov 1916 in Battle of the Ancre
Buried Ancre British Cemetery, Somme,
Son of Thomas and Alice Randle of Tonge, Sittingbourne,
Husband of Parnel Elizabeth Randle, of Bapchild st, Sittingbourne.
1st Battalion Buffs
Killed 18th September 1918
Buried Trefcon British Cemetery, France
Row B.Grave 12
Army Service Corps.
Buried St.PierreCemetery, Amiens, Somme, France
Plot 9. Row C. Grave 1.
Lived Tonge Mill.
The Wicks Family still owned the Mill when I was a child