The Men of the Bobbing Memorial.
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
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
Gunner Royal Field Artillery
Discharged 15th June 1918 and died of his illness 5th February 1919.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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