Milton Regis- Holy trinity war memorial. Hodges to Manser

Milton Regis- Holy Trinity War Memorial. Hodges to Manser

HODGES, CHARLES(John Charles)267167Private

 1st/8th Battalion Notts   and Derby   Regt.

Killed in Action 26th September 1917

His body was not identified after the war and his name   was listed on the Loos Memorial. 

Clement   Hollis


Died of TB   contracted in the R.Navy.

Buried   Milton Churchyard. 


110241 Bombadier 

 C   Battery 232 Brigade

 Royal Field Artillery

Killed in Action 21st June 1917.

Leonards body was not identified after the war and his   name is listed on the Menin Gate

HUGHES, WILLIAM hughes1Private

11th Battalion  Royal Fusiliers.

Killed in Action 27th October 1918 aged 29

Buried Cross    Roads Cemetery,   Fontaine au Bois.

Plot 4   Row   B  Grave 5



Son of William   Hughes, of 55, Chalkwell Rd.,    Milton Regis, Sittingbourne, Kent.

HUNT, HAROLDhunt9223

Private   Buffs

transf. to   (652391) 14th Coy.Labour Corps

Accidentally killed 13th October 1918 age   22

Buried Vadencourt    British Cemetery

Son of Mrs. A.   Hunt, of 150, Park Rd., Milton Regis, Sittingbourne, Kent, and the late W. J.   Hunt.

  Plot    3  Row  A      Grave  17


Regimental Quarter Master Sergeant

 4th   Battalion Buffs

Committed Suicide 12th September 1917.

Originally buried Bareilly Cemetery.  

 His grave is lost and hence is listed on Madras Memorial.

George used to write a column in the East Kent Gazette. His death was reported and subject to debate and investigation. On searching his   medal entitlement at the PRO I found his medal roll entry as “Medals Forfeited   –Committed Suicide”. There is not more information- How sad. 



 8th   Battalion  Royal Fusiliers

Killed in Action    7th July 1916. aged 20

Franks body was not identified after the war and is   listed on Thiepval Memorial.

Son of Thomas and Matilda , 29 Gower St , Milton. 

JARRETT, WALTER No Conclusive   candidate,  


JARRETT, WILLIAMjarrettw2399


3rd South African Infantry

Died of Wounds 27th July 1916 of wounds   received at the Battle for Delville Wood

Buried St.Sever cemetery, Rouen.

  Plot    B       Row  38   Grave 5


Private 2nd Battalion Buffs

Killed in Action 28th September 1915 aged   25

Berties body was not identified after the war and his   name is listed on the Loos memorial

Son of George and   Sarah Jordan, of Horseford Orchard, Grovehurst, Milton Regis, Sittingbourne, Kent. 


Private Royal Marines

Killed in action 15th October 1914 on HMS   Hawke.

Williams body was not recovered and his name is listed   on the Chatham Memorial

Son of John and   Jane Jury, of Murston, Sittingbourne; husband of Esther Martha Jury, of 79,   Burley Rd., Milton Regis, Sittingbourne, Kent. 


Private 2nd Battalion Buffs,

Died of Wounds 5th January 1916, aged 37

buried Milton Churchyard

KEMSLEY, HENRY(Richard)593502

Private 18th Battalion London Regt

Killed in Action 7th April 1917 age 19

After the war Henrys body was not identified after the   war and his name is listed on the  Menin Gate

Son of Albert   Victor Kemsley, of 98, William     St., Milton   Regis, Sittingbourne, Kent. 


Private 8th Battalion Buffs

Killed in Action 18th August 1916 aged 32

On Thiepval Memorial

Husband   of Flora Ada Hatton (formerly Kitney), of 64, Union Rd., Milton   Regis, Sittingbourne, Kent.


Private 7th Battalion Buffs

Killed in Action    1st July 1916 .

 on the first day of the battle of the Somme.

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

KNIGHT, THOMASPrivate 34412

7th Battalion Gloucester Regt

Lived 24    Mill Street. Reported Killed in 1918 but no  trace is found with the CWGC

LITTLE, CHARLES littleG18460

Private 11th Battalion Royal  West Kent Regt.

 Ex Royal East    Kent Yeomanry.

Killed in Action    29th July1917 aged 23

Buried Oak Dump Cemetery,   Ypres.

Row F grave 1

Son of Thomas and Isabel of Mill St, Milton 

LITTLEWOOD, JACKlittlewoodG2612

Private 7th Battalion Buffs

Killed in Action 5th October 1916

Buried Mill rd Cemetery, Somme

 Plot 16   Row C    Grave 7 

LEWIS, SIDNEYlewis11619

Private 16th Lancers

Killed in Action 23rd March 1918 aged 24

Buried Guise    French National    Cemetery,  Allied section 1123

Husband of A. W.   Evans (formerly Lewis), of 8, Epps     Rd., Milton   Regis, Sittingbourne, Kent. 


Privatete Australian Army Medical Corps

Died 6th November 1918 aged 34 of   Pneumonia.

Buried Milton Churchyard


Son of Edwin and   Esther Lockyer; husband of E. M. Lockyer, of 4, Gravel Pit Cottages, Milton   Regis. Born at Milton Regis. 

LONG, DUDLEYPrivate Middlesex regt

died 12th Novemeber 1918

Son of Ino and  

Clara Long, of 169, Park Rd.,    Milton Regis, Sittingbourne.


LONGFIELD, GEORGElongfield260265

Corporal 1/6th Battalion  Royal Warwickshire Regiment.

Ex Buffs

Died of Wounds 5th October 1917 age 21

Buried Dozinghem  Military Cemetery, Belgium.

Son of Mr and Mrs Longfield, St Michaels School   House, The Butts, Sittingbourne.


No trace found 


Private 19th Battalion Durham Light Infantry

Killed in Action 19th April 1918

Buried Hedauville Communal Cemetery Extention. 

MANSER, HARRYBelieved to be the following who was living in Milton and referred to  as Harry Manser in the 1901 census. Also appears on the Tonge Memorial.

manser,j.gravePte John E Harry Manser


1st Battalion Canadian Infantry

Killed in Action 13th Oct 1915.

 Buried St.Quentin Cabaret   Cemetery, Wulvegem, Belgium.

Plot 1.Row C.Grave 15

The EKG says Manser lived in Sittingbourne for many   years and his address was Blacketts Farm Tonge.

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