Sittingbourne Holy Trinity – Centre Column

Sittingbourne Holy Trinity – Centre Column

L/Cpl P.Richardson Buffs

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Percy Richardson,  

243012

Private 5th Battalion Buffs

Died of Wounds  16PthP February 1917

buried AmaraWarCemetery, Amara, Iraq. Special Memorial.

One of the Sittingbourne Papermakers.

Went to India with the Sittingbourne company of the 4th Buffs. In late 1916 he was sent to the 5th Battalion in Iraq. He was killed there. 

L/Cpl C.H.Goatham Buffs  

Charles Henry Goatham 

L8558 

Private 2nd Battalion Buffs

Killed in Action 28th May 1915 aged 27

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Buried Sanctuary Wood Cemetery, Ypres

Plot2 Row N Grave 10

Son of Edward and Emma Goatham, 23 The Wall, Sittingbourne. 

Pte. J.J.Warner East Yorks 

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John Joseph Warner 

28898 

Private 8th Battalion East Yorkshire Regt

Died of Wounds 14th July 1917

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Buried Grevillers British Cemetery, Somme

Plot 6 Row D Grave 19 

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Pte P.Watchus Buffs

Percy Watchus

G/5792

Private 6th Battalion Buffs

Killed in Action 3rd July 1916 age 30 at Ovilliers.

Percy’s body was not identified after the war and he is listed on the Thiepval Memorial.

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Son of Philip and Louisa Watchus; husband of Annie Turner (formerly Watchus), of 14, Hawthorn Rd., Milton Regis, Sittingbourne, Kent.

Pte. B.P.Blackman Buffs  

Bert Percy Blackman, 

G8902 

Private 8th Battalion Buffs 

Killed in Action 6th April 1917 aged 25

 Berts body was not found after the war and his name is listed on the Arras memorial.

Son of A.Blackman, 9 Short st, Sittingbourne.

Pte E.Smith Buffs

Ernest Smith

L7936

Private 1st Battalion Buffs

Killed in Action 8th October 1914

Ernests body was not identified after the war and his name is listed on La Ferte Sous Jouarre Memorial

Ernest was one of the first casualties the Buffs had in the Great War. His name appears in the De Ruiginys roll of honour. 

Pte E.P.Bodium West Kents

G/8594

Private 6th Battalion Buffs

Killed in Action 19th July 1917

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Buried Cabaret rouge BritishCemetery, Souchez

Plot 14 Row F Grave 24

Pte P.Downing R.F.A. 

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915746

Gunner D Batt 223rd Brig Royal Field Artillery

Killed in Action 20th April 1917 aged 22

Buried Bailleul Road East Cemetery, Arras

Plot 1 Row E Grave 2 

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Son of Kate Cockell, 3 King st, Milton

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Pte. T,.Huxted R.E

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Thomas Huxted

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Pioneer 345 Road Construction Coy Royal Engineers

Died 4th July 1918 age 36

Buried Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte

Plot 4 Row C Grave 15A

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Son of Thomas and Caroline of Sittingbourne 

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CROUCHER,REGINALD  

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Robert Croucher

410719

Private 38thCanadian Inf

Killed in Action 3rd January  1917

Buried Canadian No2 Cemetery

Plot 3 Row A Grave 9

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Son of Elisha and Maryy Croucher of 21 New Rd, Sittingbourne 

Pte. C.F.Baldock. East Lancs

Charles Baldock

9904

Private 2nd East Lancs regt.baldockc2

Killed in Action  29th December 1914. aged 24

Buried Cabaret Rouge Cemetery, Souchez.

Plot 26 Row A Grave 1 

Son of Walter George and Alice Baldock, of 12, Rock Rd., Sittingbourne, Kent.

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Pte F.E.Mills Life Guards  

Frank Edward Mills

2783

Trooper 2nd Life Guards

Killed in Action 30th October 1914. aged 23

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

Son of William and Emily Mills of 8 Burley rd, Sittingbourne.

 

Pte G.W.Hadler West Kents 

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George Hadler

G12385

Private 1st Battalion Royal West Kent Regt

Killed in Action 6th September 1916.

Buried Delville Wood Military Cem, Longuval.

Plot 3 Row  N Grave   10

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Son of George and Sarah Hadler, of 26, Burley Rd., Sittingbourne. 

Pte W.R.Brown Buffs 

Walter Ralph Brown

L/8964

Private 2nd Battalion Buffs

Killed in Action 28th May 1915 aged 33

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

Son of Mrs Sarah Brown, 6 Dale End, Chatham

 

Pte H.T.Akhurst Buffs

Harry Akhurst

G/5015

Private  2nd Battalion  BUFFS,

Killed in Action  3rd May 1915

age 37

BURIED PERTH CHINA WALL CEMETERY, YPRES

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Son of the late Thomas and Harriett Akhurst, of Church St., Milton Regis; husband of Emily Isabel Akhurst, of 22, Eastbourne St., Sittingbourne, Kent.

Pte W.T.Baker Worcesters  

 William Thomas Baker

11327

Private 2nd Battalion Worcestershire regt

Killed in Action 20th September 1914 aged 27

Williams body was not identified after the war and his name is listed on the Le Touret memorial

Pte. L.G.Tanton Canadian

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Leonard G Tanton

172401

Private 2nd Battalion Canadian Infantry

Killed in Action 12th April 1917 aged 26

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Buried Bois Carre British Cemetery

Plot 2 Row B Grave 12

Son of F.Tanton of Umbrella Cottage, Tunstall 

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Pte J.Ralph West Kents

James Ralph

L10395

Private 1st Battalion Royal West Kent

Killed in Action 28th August 1915. aged 20

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Buried Carnoy Mil Cem, Somme

Row J grave 2

Son of Daniel and Florence M. Ralph, of 1, Eastbourne St., Sittingbourne, Kent. 

Pte J.A.Edwards. Northum Fus  

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Pte J.Edwards. Northum Fus 

John Arthur Edwards

1017

Private 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers

Killed in Action 14th September 1914 aged 31

Johns body was not identified after the war and his name is listed on the Le Ferte sous jouarre Memorial

Son of Alice Simpkins of 1 Cockleshell walk, Sittingbourne

Pte. A.J.Baker Royal Fus

Alfred Baker

G48446

Private. 1st Battalion Royal Fusiliers, Killed in Action 10th August 1917 aged 36

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Buried Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ypres

Plot 21 Row  D Grave 15

Pte F.T.Dorrell. Bedfords

 14060

Private 7th Battalion The Bedfordshire Regt

Killed in Action 27th September 1916 aged 22

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Buried Connaugh tCemetery, Thiepval

Plot 1 Row D Grave 8

Son of Frederick Dorrell, 22 Laburnum Place, Sittingbourne. 

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Pte. H.C.Crayden Buffs

Henry Crayden 

G/9489

Private 3rd Battalion Buffs

Died of Disease 30th March 1916

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Buried Dover StJames Cemetery, Dover

Grave ref M.H.29

 

Pte R.W.Brown Buffs

Richard W Brown

9874

Lance Corporal 2nd Battalion  Worcester Regt

Died of Wounds  30th September 1915

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Buried Chocques Military Cem

Plot 1 Row E Grave 97

Brother of Harry Brown, son of Mr and Mrs Brown, 50 Crown rd, Milton 

Pte W.J.Hook West Kents 

202111

Private 2nd/4th Battalion Royal West Kent Regt

Killed in Action 19th April 1917

Buried Gaza War Cemetery

Plot 18 Row B Grave 14