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INSCRIPTION ON WAR MEMORIAL, BENENDEN, KENT

Transcribed by Sue DEAN of Thatcham, Berkshire, UK


"To the memory of the men of Benenden who fought and died for justice and liberty in the Great War 1914 - 1918. Their name liveth for evermore".

Capt  W C Baird               	1st Lincs Regt.
Cpl  C Boxall           	E Surrey Regt
Lc Cpl H Bridgland      	1st Buffs
Pte V Bridgland         	5th Buffs
Pte A Burt              	RFA
Pte R J Burt            	R Irish Rifles
Capt W E R Cole         	R Munster Fus
Capt A S Cresswell      	2nd Buffs
Pte E Coley DCM         	RGA
Pte L Coley             	11th Royal Sussex Regt
Pte G F Couchman        	QRW Surrey Regt
Pte A Foster            	23rd Royal Fus
Pte H E Harmer          	1st Herts Regt
Cpt The Hon H A V Harmsworth MC Irish Gds
Lieut The Hon V S T Harmsworth  Rn Divn
Cpt R L Hoare                   12th London Regt
Pte W Humphrey                  R W Kent Regt
Pte  G Jenner                   5th Buffs
Pte F Marshall                  5th Buffs
Pte B Matthews                  8th Northants Regt
Pte T Matthews                  8th Northants Regt
Cpl P Moore                     5th Buffs
Pte A Pavey                     5th Buffs
Sgt G Pavey DCM                 RFA
Pte S Pavey                     RW Kent Regt
Pte W Roff                      1st Buffs
Pte C Russell                   5th Buffs
Pte J Taylor                    3rd Suffolk Regt
Lc Cpl E Watson                 2nd Buffs
Lc Cpl J Watson                 1st Buffs
Pte G Weeks                     5th Buffs
Pte C Worsley                   5th Buffs


1939 - 1945  HM Forces:

Air Mechc C Barham              RN
Lac M A A Beatty                RAF
Sergt L Burt                    5th Buffs
Sergt  F W Cousins              RAF
Lt Cmdr (A) G B Legg            RNVR
Cpl B F Lewis                   RAF
Cfn  L B Newsham                REME
Po F A Read DFC                 RAF
Sergt F W Reed                  RAF
Coa H T Sharp                   RN
Sergt J Sinden                  RAF
Dvr A W Staines                 RE
Lacw Betty Mary Stannard        WAAF


Civilians killed by flying bombs:

Alfred Charles Abrehart
Dorothy Jane Abrehart
Joan Evelyn Ray Blakey
Lilian Josephine Sands
Richard Colin White