Sittingbourne Holy Trinity- Left Hand Column
H.Henderson SS HMS Formidable
Ships Steward HMS Formidable
Killed in Action 1st January 1915 aged 37
Harrys body was not recovered and his name is listed on the Chatham Memorial.
Petty Off C.Sutton HMS Curacao
Died of Mastoid Disease 23rd September 1918 aged 33
Buried Woodlands Rd Cemetery, Gillingham
Ref Naval 10. 528
Lived 38 Eastbourne st,
Husband of Margaret of 34 Middletune Ave, Milton
E.S.Clackett HMS Princess Irene
Civilian Dockyard Worker
Killed when the Princess Irene Exploded.
Body not identified, as a civilian he is not commemorated by the CWGC
J.Richards HMS Pathfinder
John Martin Richards
Stoker 1st Class HMS Pathfinder
Killed in Action 5th September 1914 aged 29
Johns body was not recovered and his name is listed on the Chatham Memorial.
E.S.Irvin HMS Hermes
Ernest Sydney Irvin
Stoker 1st Class HMS Hermes
Killed in Action 31st October 1914 aged 35
Ernests body was not recovered and his name is listed on the Chatham Memorial.
Lived 14 The Wall, Sittingbourne.
A.Thomas HMS Lancaster
Able Seaman HMS Lancaster
Died of Pneumonia 19th February 1918
Albert was buried at sea and his name is listed on the Chatham Memorial.
Husband of Clara Thomas, 81 William Street, Sittingbourne
J.Welch HMS Indefatigable
Stoker 2nd Class HMS Indefatigable
Killed in Action 31st May 1916 Battle of Jutland
James body was not recovered and his name is listed on the Chatham Memorial.
W.B.Lucia HMS Queen Mary
Chief Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class
HMS Queen Mary
Killed in Action 31st May 1916 Battle of Jutland aged 41
Williams Body was not recovered and his name is listed on the Portsmouth Memorial.
Lt C.W.Kidson R.D.F.
Lieutenant 5th Battalion att 2nd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
Killed in Action 17th October 1918 aged 24.
Buried Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau
Plot 9 Row A Grave 2
Son of Rev I.C.Eyre Kidson of Holy Trinity Vicarage, Sittingbourne.
2/Lt H.H.Jarrett North Staffs
Hebert Horace Jarrett
2nd Lieutenant 5th Battalion North Staffordshire Regt.
Died of Wounds 6th December 1917 aged 29.
Buried St.Sever Cemetery, Rouen.
Row; Officers B. Row 6 Grave 12
Son of George and Eliza 21 Cheapside, Milton rd, Sittingbourne.
2/Lt H.L. Prior RAF
Harry Leonard Prior
2nd Lieutenant 117th Squadron Royal Air Force
Attached from 30th Battalion Royal Fusiliers.
Killed in flying accident 3rd July 1918 aged 24
Buried Sittingbourne Cemetery
Ref S 171
Son of James and Sarah Prior, 112 Park Rd, Sittingbourne.
Sgt W.T.Hadlow Buffs
Private 9th Battalion Royal Sussex Regt
Did of Wounds 27th March 1918
Buried St Sever Communal Cemetery,Rouen.
Sgt F.J.Shaw 9thEssex
Frederick James Shaw
Serjeant 9th Battalion Essex Regt
Killed in Action 3rd July 1916
Fredericks body was not identified after the war and his name is listed on the Thiepval Memorial.
Husband of Edith Shaw, of Sittingbourne
Sgt C.Gant 1st Welsh Regt
Sergeant 1st Battalion Welch Regt.
Killed in Action 2nd October 1915
Cecils body was not identified after the war and his name is listed in on Loos Memorial
Sgt Mills Grenadier Guards
Reported to have been killed by being shot through the heart on 8th April 1918. NO evidence that he served abroad and no record of a Sgt Mills (Ernest) have been found. He was the brother of FE Mills. In his papers it states Ernest was in 3rd Grenadier Guards. In FE Mills paperwork for his death plaque Ernests name isn’t listed in the brothers section indicating that he is dead. There is much circumstancial evidence that Ernest Mills was killed, but no hard evidence.
The Grenadier Guards deny that Ernest served with them, However he is listed in the 1911 census is being with the 1st Bttn. There is no evidence of medals being awarded to him, so this is a bit of a mystery.
Sgt F.A.Smeed RAMC
Frank Alfred Smeed.
5th London Field Ambulance attached to the 12th Battalion London Regt
Killed in Action 9th August 1918 aged 26
Holder of the Military medal for bravery and the French Medalle Militaire.
Buried Beacon Cemetery, Sailly Laurette
Plot 5 Row F Grave 10
Son of Mr and Mrs T.Smeed, of West Street, Sittingbourne.
Sgt T.W.Ashlee South Staffords
Serjeant 2nd Battalion South Staffordshire Regt
Killed in Action 15th May 1916.
Buried Loos British Cemetery,
Plot 18 Row B Grave 27.
Sgt F.Morris RFA
Frank Arthur Morris
Serjeant D Batt 223rd Brigade Royal Field Artillery.
Killed in Action 30th November 1916 aged 32
Buried Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil Martinsart,
Row F Grave 67
Lived 69 Park rd, Sittingbourne.
Sgt C.Smith Buffs
Serjeant 10th Battalion Royal West Kent Regt.
Killed in Action 27th April 1918 aged 29
Buried Hagle Dump Cemetery, Ypres
Plot 1 Row C Grave 5
Son of Caleb and Sarah, 1 Riga Villas, Albany rd, Sittingbourne.
Corp A.G.Page Royal West Surrey
Alfred George Page
Corporal 6th Battalion Queens Royal West Surrey Regt,
Killed in Action 3rd May 1917 aged 23
Alfreds body was not identified after the war and his name is listed on the Arras Memorial.
Son of Frances, 1 Admiralty House, Sittingbourne.
Brother of Stephen Page
Corp W.Brenchley KRR
Corporal 11th Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Ex Buffs
Killed in Action 20th September 1917. aged 22
Wiliams body was not identified after the war and his name is listed on theTyne Cot.
Husband of Rhoda Brenchley of 14 Goodnestone rd, Sittingbourne.
L/Cpl E.A.Freeborn West Kents
Ernest Archibald Freeborn
Private 7th Battalion Royal West Kent Regt
Killed in Action 18th November 1916 aged 21
Buried Stump Road Cemetery, Grandcourt.
Row B Grave 44
Son of Albert and Rosina Freeborn, 8 Dover St, Sittingbourne.
L/cpl S.J.Page Buffs
Lance Corporal 1st Battalion Buffs
Killed in Action 9th August 1915 Hooge
Stephens body was not identified after the war and his name is listed on the Menin Gate
Son of Frances Page, 1 Admiralty House, Sittingbourne,
Brother of Alfred.