Sittingbourne Holy Trinity – Centre Column
L/Cpl P.Richardson Buffs
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
Private 2nd Battalion Buffs
Killed in Action 28th May 1915 aged 27
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
John Joseph Warner
Private 8th Battalion East Yorkshire Regt
Died of Wounds 14th July 1917
Buried Grevillers British Cemetery, Somme
Plot 6 Row D Grave 19
Pte P.Watchus Buffs
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.
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,
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
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
Private 6th Battalion Buffs
Killed in Action 19th July 1917
Buried Cabaret rouge BritishCemetery, Souchez
Plot 14 Row F Grave 24
Pte P.Downing R.F.A.
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
Son of Kate Cockell, 3 King st, Milton
Pte. T,.Huxted R.E
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
Son of Thomas and Caroline of Sittingbourne
Private 38thCanadian Inf
Killed in Action 3rd January 1917
Buried Canadian No2 Cemetery
Plot 3 Row A Grave 9
Son of Elisha and Maryy Croucher of 21 New Rd, Sittingbourne
Pte. C.F.Baldock. East Lancs
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.
Pte F.E.Mills Life Guards
Frank Edward Mills
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
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
Son of George and Sarah Hadler, of 26, Burley Rd., Sittingbourne.
Pte W.R.Brown Buffs
Walter Ralph Brown
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
Private 2nd Battalion BUFFS,
Killed in Action 3rd May 1915
BURIED PERTH CHINA WALL CEMETERY, YPRES
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
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
Leonard G Tanton
Private 2nd Battalion Canadian Infantry
Killed in Action 12th April 1917 aged 26
Buried Bois Carre British Cemetery
Plot 2 Row B Grave 12
Son of F.Tanton of Umbrella Cottage, Tunstall
Pte J.Ralph West Kents
Private 1st Battalion Royal West Kent
Killed in Action 28th August 1915. aged 20
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
Believed to be the same man as below
Pte J.Edwards. Northum Fus
John Arthur Edwards
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
Private. 1st Battalion Royal Fusiliers, Killed in Action 10th August 1917 aged 36
Buried Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ypres
Plot 21 Row D Grave 15
Pte F.T.Dorrell. Bedfords
Private 7th Battalion The Bedfordshire Regt
Killed in Action 27th September 1916 aged 22
Buried Connaugh tCemetery, Thiepval
Plot 1 Row D Grave 8
Son of Frederick Dorrell, 22 Laburnum Place, Sittingbourne.
Pte. H.C.Crayden Buffs
Private 3rd Battalion Buffs
Died of Disease 30th March 1916
Buried Dover StJames Cemetery, Dover
Grave ref M.H.29
Pte R.W.Brown Buffs
Richard W Brown
Lance Corporal 2nd Battalion Worcester Regt
Died of Wounds 30th September 1915
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
Private 2nd/4th Battalion Royal West Kent Regt
Killed in Action 19th April 1917
Buried Gaza War Cemetery
Plot 18 Row B Grave 14