Bobbing- The men of the WW1 Memorial

The Men of the Bobbing Memorial.

Victor Vivian Russell 

508

Trooper Household Battalion ex Royal Horse Guards

Killed in Action 10th October 1917 aged 27

Son of James and Esther, Husband of Nellie 5 Crown rd, Milton Regis

Buried Cement HOuse Cemetery

Plot 1 Row K Grave 3 

Harry Austin 

169845

Driver D Battery 113th Brigade Royal Field Artillery

Died of Wounds 10th November 1918 age 29

Son of Richard and Emma of Key st.

Buried Bobbing Churchyard 

Albert Thomas Packham 

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Gunner Royal Field Artillery

Discharged 15th June 1918 and died of his illness 5th February 1919. 

Albert Henry Payne 

65476

Gunner 19th Trench Mortar Battery

Royal Garrison Artillery

Killed in Action 2nd November 1916 age 20

Son of Alfred andLydia of California, Bobbing.

Alberts body was not identified after the war and his name is listed on the Thiepval Memorial.

A Private Memorial is in Bobbing Church

Edward Alfred Jeffrey 

541587

Sapper 479 Field CompanyRoyal Engineers

Killed in Action 30th November 1917

Edwards body was not identified after the war and his name is listed on the Louverval Memorial.

There is a plaque to this man on the wall of Bobbing church

Alfred Edgar Trowell 

23650

Private 2nd Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regt

Killed in Action 9th October 1917 age 38

Son of Alfred and Ann of Church Farm, Bobbing. Husband of Grace of 20th Park rd, Sittingbourne.

Alfreds body was not identified after the war and his name is listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

Douglas Harcourt Stevens 

Second Lieutenant

7th Battalion Buffs

Killed in Action 6th August 1918.age 19

Son of Edward and Fanny Stevens of Uppertoes, Bobbing

Buried Beacon Cemetery , Sailly Laurette, Somme

Plot 1 Row B Grave 8 

Douglas was a student at Wye College and appears on their memorial also

Edward Alfred Apps 

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Private 7th Battalion Buffs ex Royal East Kent Yeomanry

Killed in Action 3rd May 1917 at Cherisy.

Lived Key Street.

Edwards body was not identified after the war and his name is listed on the Arras Memorial

Barnard Gray

61637

Private 9th Battalion Royal Fusiliers ex Buffs

Killed in Action 27th March 1918

Lived Key Street Post Office

Barnards body was not identified after the war and his name is listed on the Pozieres Memorial.

William Moor

G745

Private 6th Battalion E.Kent.R

Killed in Action 13th October 1915

Williams body was not identified after the war and he is listed on the Loos memorial

Lewis Edward Tucker

21817

Private 10th Battalion Buffs

Died of heart failure  3rd March 1919

Lived Key Street

Buried Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extention

Plot 1 Row M Grave 12

George William Lampkin 

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Private 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers

Killed in action 8th November 1914 age 29

Son of Charles and Hannah of Pigeon Farm Cottages, Bobbing

Buried Bedford House Cemetery

Enclosure 4 Plot 11 Row AA Grave 55

 Photo Bob Pike

Sidney Robert Cornford

40657

Private 10th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers ex Royal East Kent Yeomanry

Killed in Action 25th August 1918 age 29

Son of Robert and Ann of Milton, Husband of  Nellie of Layfield House, Bobbing

George William Johnson

G4787

Private 1st Battalion Royal West Kent

Killed in Action 22nd July 1916 in attack on High Wood, SOmme. Aged 30

Husband of Ellen of Fens Farm, Swanley, worked in Sittingbourne.

After the war Georges body was not identified and his name is listed on the Thiepval Memorial.

Percy James Kemsley 

R7228

Rifleman 8th Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps.

Killed in action 30th July 1915 aged 21

Son of JA Kemsley, Orchard Cottage, Keycol Hill.

After the war Percy’s body was not identified and his name is listed on the Menin Gate.

Frank Trowell

10914

Private 54th Company Machine Gun Corps

Killed in Action 3rd May 1917 attack on Cherisy

Franks body was not identified after the war and his name is listed on the Arras Memorial

Albert Henry Broad

2516

Private 3rd Battalion Pioneers Australian Imperial Force,

Died of Wounds  27th June 1917

aged 36 at Messines

Son of George and Sarah of Strong Hall Farm, Graceville, Queensland

Native of Bobbing Court Farm,

Buried Westhof Farm Cemetery,

Plot 1 Row D Grave 3

 photo Bob Pike

Edgar Morris Parker

10/2729

Private 1st Battalion Wellington Regt. New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

Died of Wounds 9th October 1916 age 28

Buried St Sever Cemetery, Rouen

Plot B Row 15 Grave 50

 Photo Bob Pike

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