Woodchurch War Memorial

1914 - 1919
In Memory of
John Arthur John was the son of John and Mary of Lower Green, Woodchurch. He served as Cpl., 8164 in the Border Regt., and was KIA on 28 June 1915 aged 27 and is remembered on Le Touret Memorial
Arthur George Back Arthur was the son of Mrs E Beck of Chapel Hill, and served as Pte 925219 in the Canadian Inf, Saskatchewan Regt. His attestation papers, tell he was born in Woodchurch, but must have moved with his wife to Canada and lived at Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan. He was born on 20 April 1893 and was employed as a farm labourer. Arthur was 5' 7½" tall with a ruddy complection, blue eyes and brown hair and gave his religion as that of Methodist. He was KIA on 28 April 1917 aged 24 and is remembered, as with many fellow Canadian servicemen, on the Vimy Memorial
Edmund M Back  
Frederick Bertie Baker Frederick was born in 1890, the son of Frederick and Susan who in the 1901 census were living at King Farm, Woodchurch. He served in WW1 as Pte G/9745 in the Buffs and was KIA on 7 Oct 1916 aged 26. He is rests in Bancourt British Cemetery.
Arthur Willaim Beslee Arthur servedc in the RASC as Cpl CMT/29. He was KIA on 21 May 1918 and is remembered on the Pozieres Memorial
Alfred Bourne Alfred was the son of Joseph and Rosa of Woodchurch. He served as Pte G/15555 in the Buffs and was KIA on 3 Aug 1917 aged 26 and is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial along with thousands of others whose final resting place is known only unto their God
Frederick Walter Bourne Frederick was born in 1884, brother to Alfred (above). He served as Pte 50914 in the Royal Fus., and was KIA on 13 November 1916 aged 32. He rests in Redan Ridge No. 3 Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel
John Edward Burden John served in the Middlesex Regt., as Pte G/44045 and died on 5 March 1917 and rests in Contay British Cemetery
Arthur Button Two possibilities for Arthur. Firstly, A Button who served in the Royal West Kents as Pte 7635 and rests in Hautrage Military Cemetery. Or, Arthur who served in the Buffs, as Pte 31156 and rests in Cavalletto British Cemetery
John George Button John George served as Pte in The Buffs and died on 18November 1916. He rests in Stump Road Cemetery, Grandcourt.
Henry Thomas Chasmar Henry was the son of John Thomas and Susan of Spring Place, Woodchurch. He served as Pte 24507 in the Northamptonshire Regt., and was KIA on 16 Augtust 1916 aged 26 and is remembered on the Theipval Memorial. Henry left a widow, Lucy of White House, Avon Castle, Ringwood.
Reginald Ernest Dunster Ernest served in the Royal Sussex Regt., as Pte G/8160. He died on 29 November 1916 and rests in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen.
John Hart  
Harry Thomas Hart Possibly, H T Hart who served in the Royal West Kents as Pte L/10028. He died on 25 October 1014 and rests in Pont-Du-Hem Military Cemetery
Jack King  
Charles Robert Orpin Charles was the son of Charles and Annie of Harlackenden Farm Woodchurch. He served as Cpl., 265530 in the Kent Cyclist Battn., He was KIA on 1 November 1918 and is remembered on the Kirkee 1914 - 1918 Memorial near Poona, India. He is remembered along with over 1800 other casualties who served in India during WW1
Charles Paine Possibly, Charles who served as Pte 204240 in the Bedfordshire Regt., and died on 23 May 1917 being remembered in Tank Cemetery, Guemappe
George C Parsons George Charles Parsons was born in 1883, the son of Louisa Elizabeth, a widow. In the 1911 census he was working as a tailor's porter for a military outfitters. George served as Pte 4953 in the London Regt., (Royal Fusiliers) and died on 14 October 1916 aged 33. He rests in St Sever Cemetery, Rouen
Leslie Hugh Pearson Possibly, Leslie who served as Pte 285094 in the Gloucestershire Regt., and was KIA on 9 October 1917, being remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial
Thomas Philpott Possibly, Thomas the son of John and Jane who in WW1 served as CSM 11687 in the Royal Engineers, Sappers and miners Indian State Forces. He was awarded the D.C.M. and died on 1 January 1919 aged 25, being remembered on Delhi 1914 - 1918 War Memorial, India
Thomas was 18 years old when he enlisted into the RE's, giving his trade or calling as that of carpenter born in Elmh*****. He was 5' 5¼" tall, weighing 126 lbs, fair skin, hazel eyes and light brown hair. His records state that he had had previous service in the army
Arthur Charles Prior Arthur was the son of William Edwin and Elizabeth of Little Lackenden, Woodchurch. He served as Pte 25517 in the Grenadier Guards. He died on 14 October 1918 and rests in All Saints churchyard, Woodchurch along with 5 other casualties of war
Archibald Stoakes ARchibald was born in 1895 in the village of Woodchurch, the son of Archibald and Emma. He served as Pte 240156 in the East Kent Regt., and was KIA on 11 January 1917 aged 21. He is remembered on the Basra Memorial
George Ernest Terry George was the son of Thomas and Celia Terry of the Six Bells Inn, Woodchurch. He was born in 1886 and had a twin brother Albert A. As well as Thomas being a publican he was also a farmer. George served as Pte 3424 in the East Kent Regt., and was KIA on 31 JUly 1916 aged 31. He is remembered along with his fellow villager, Archibald (above) on the Basra Memorial
Manser Willis Mancer was born in 1893, the son of Harold and Lucy Willis of Wey Street Farm. He served as Pte G/44048 in the Middx Regt., and was KIA on 13 November 1916. Mancer is remembered along with so many others on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing.
Walter Patrick Watson-Thomas Walter served as a Captain in the Border Regiment and was KIA on 21 October 1916. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing.
1939 - 1945
A Barton  
D Bell  
C Dunnell  
A Drain  
F W Faux  
A G Gooch  
A White  


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