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I have photographed all of the stones, (that I could find!) commemorating a Great War casualty in Gravesend Cemetery. If anyone wants an electronic copy of a particular stone, drop me a line and I can email one out. A few of them have no stone and are only commemorated on the Memorial wall.

Andy.

Aitken William Whiteley; Allan William Barclay; Allen Herbert Albert; Allen William F; Allen Reginald P; Anderson Robert Brown; Ashenden Stanley Ryder; Ashmore Luke; Atkins Frank Stanley; Baillie George Robert; Barrett Chester; Bartle/Salmon Eric; Batchford Charles Howard; Bean Alfred Henry; Bell Albert John; Belmore William John; Belson George Lewis; Bennett Thomas C; Benson Frederick Joseph; Biddlecombe Percy; Blundell Charles; Bone Thomas Edwin; Booker Teddy; Boorman Cyril Adlington; Bourne Richard Thomas; Box Frank; Box Percy Tufnell; Broad Arthur Percy; Broad Harold; Brook Richard John; Bryden Richard Joseph; Bumpus Bernard E; Bushell George C; Byrne Henry Robert; Cadic Bernard Francis; Cadic Lawrence William Ludovic; Casey Alfred; Church Frederick Victor; Clarke John James Gordon; Clarke Valentine H; Clarke Charles Watts Freelove; Clarke Alfred Charles; Cole Herbert Isaac; Constant Charles Edward; Coomber William; Cornall Charles John; Cosgrove Fred; Cosgrove L.G; Crockett Alfred James; Cunningham Thomas; Curtis George; Daff James Curtis; Dann Frank; Dann Wilfred; Davenport Alfred Joseph; Davies Wallace James; Deadman George; Denham Thomas Edwin; Dennis Frederick Richard; Dix George; Dix Walter James; Dixon Henry William; Drake Hugh Rivers; Drennan Robert Hugh; Dryden Arthur; Duck Edward; Dyer Richard A; Eades Ernest James; Elford Charles William; Elvidge Harry; Emmett Joshua; Fielder Harry; Fisher William George; Fissenden Alfred H; Fletcher William Guy; Fletcher Jack Haslip; Fothergill Arthur William; Friend George; Gamble David Russell; Garland George Joseph; Gegan Cyril Norman; Ginks Alec Saville; Goatham Reginald; Gramshaw Hugh; Griffin John; Hall Montague; Harman Robert; Harris Sydney Ernest; Hawkins Albert Edward; Hermitage Albert Edward; Hermitage Arthur James; Highman Joseph; Hinkley Francis John; Hinton George Asker; Hobbs Percy; Hockley Alfred Willis; Holdaway Frederick William; Holdstock Steven Charles; Hollingum Edward W. T; Howell Robert Cleve; Hoyle Wilfred; Hubbard Leslie Stephen; Hughes Charles; Hutton Thomas Alexander; Jackson Thomas; Jeffery Percy C; Joel Edgar C; Johnson Arthur; Johnson Harold; Kelly Patrick; Kemp William Thomas; Kennedy Frederick James; Langford Henry William; Lashmar Percy Charles; Lawrence Percy Douglas; Leftley Charles Richard; Lidwell Basil Arnold; Lintott George Thomas; Longhurst George Arthur; Luck William J; Luck William George; Luker John Benjamin; Mahoney Michael; Matthews William Frederick; Maxim William F; McCrory Joseph; Middlesworth William; Milledge Thomas Albert Noel; Milway Osborn; Moore William Harold; Morris James Henry; Muirhead Malcolm Cogill; Murking Rowland Thomas; Murking Cyril James John; Norris Reginald Alexander; Orsbourn Albert Edward; Ould Herbert; Pearce Leonard Job; Pearman Charles William; Penney Thomas; Perkins Charles; Perrett Frederick James; Phillips Claude Wm; Pollard Samuel Starr; Posgate Archibald; Poynter Leslie Alexis Avondale; Prior Roy Douglas; Puffitt William Henry; Quelch Arthur Francis; Rayner Sydney Robert; Reader John Dickson; Redman Hubert J; Redsell Walter Edward; Russell Alexander; Sacree James; Sale George; Sandford Alan Gates; Shorter Vernon Banbury; Simmonds Frederick James; Sinclair William; Smith Hedley Henry Vueus; Smith Philip George; Soames Alfred Victor; Squibb(s) Arthur; St Ledger John; Steel George; Stephenson Norman Masters; Stevens George; Summers John T; Tait William; Taylor James Frederick; Taylor George Richard; Thomas (Bob); Thompson Alec John Butt; Till James; Titley Thomas Alldred; Toulson Alfred Gordon; Tribe Arthur Ernest; Turnbull Robert Duncan; Turrell Arthur Herbert; Tutton Francis James; Tye Cyril Bentley Fenn; Uglow William; Vellensworth Henry John Anthony; Veness John Arthur; Vine Christopher Vincent Nithsdale; Viner Frederick W; Wadsworth Alfred; Wale Harry Sam; Walker George; Walkey Charles Albert, aka, Bert; Watson William G; Watson Edwin Charles; Weaver Augustus H; Webster William Clifford; West Edmund John; White Frederick Robert; Whitehead George Richard; Wickens Harold; Wicks George Herbert; Wilder Frank; Willett N.H; Wood Alfred Victor; Wright Cyril Stanley; Wright C.E; Wyatt Edgar John; Botting Henry Alfred;
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Andy, although I personally do not require any photographs from Gravesend, I would like to congratulate you on taking the time and effort in doing so and offering them to the forum. Well done.

Kind regards,

Sean.

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  • 9 months later...

Hi

I am heading a [school] project looking into the background of those listed on the Windmill Hill Memorial; I have been to the cemetery in Gravesend but was unable to match your list!

I am seeking your help either to give an idea where in the graveyard the following are remembered or a copy of the image you have taken. We shall acknowledge all help and assistance with the finished project -

many thanks

Colm

the list!

William Barclay ALLAN

William F Allen

Reginald P ALLEN

Frank Stanley ATKINS

Eric BARTLE

Frederick BENSON

Percy BIDDLCOMBE

Thomas BONE

Frank BOX

Percy BOX

Arthur BROAD

Harold BROAD

John CLARKE

Charles CONSTANT

Fred COSGROVE

LG COSGROVE

Alfred CROCKETT

Frank DANN

Wilfred DANN

Thomas DENHAM

Frederick DENNIS

Artur DRYDEN

Edward DUCK

Harry ELVIDGE

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RMFA, I take it you are local to Gravesend, if so, we ought to meet up, I have researched all the names on the Windmill Hill Memorial and got photo's of the headstones for these casualties. Some are mentioned on parents graves, and are not actually buried locally. I am more than willing to pass on anything useful for the project.

Andy

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A book on the Great War has just been published by St. George's Church, Gravesend (Pocahontas Church) (www.stgeorgesgravesend.org.uk) price £5.00 written by Sanda Soder called "A Parish Goes to War". Well researched on the men of Gravesham who fell during WW1.

Meopham Historical Society are holding an WW1 exhibition in St John the Baptist Church, Wrotham Road, Meopham, DA13 0AA beginning on the afternoon of Remembrance Sunday 9th - 16th November 2014 (EXCEPT DURING CHURCH SERVICES; Saturday 15th 12-2.30 wedding of a serving soldier) Entrance Free.

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Firstly I would like to thankyou for the amazing time and effort you must have put into this for everyone.

 

Please could you tell me if there is a headstone for Frederick Victor Church at any of the local cemetaries, he was my Great Grandfather.

 

I know he is on the war memorial at Windmill Hill but have no idea whether soldiers who died abroad had headstones in the local cemetaries.

 

I do not think his body was ever found. So he is still lying in the trenches somewhere with his fellow soldiers.

 

Thankyou

 

I have just discovered through a google search that he is on the family headstone in Gravesend Cemetary, except I had no idea and do not know how to locate it. Once I find it I'm going to lay some flowers in his memory. Thankyou once again for the amazing work that you do.

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He is commemorated on the CWGC Roll of Honour and on the Thiepval Memorial.

Not forgotten :poppy:

 

 

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Hello,

I am researching my Great Uncle 'PercyTufnell Box' who was aboard the SS Maloja when it sank in 1916 and note his name mentioned above. The remaining family would dearly like to know if he rests in the Gravesend Cemetery or is named on the memorial wall. Any pictures, documents or research would be appreciated.

 

 

 

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On 05/08/2017 at 15:09, Bubbles19 said:

Firstly I would like to thankyou for the amazing time and effort you must have put into this for everyone.

 

Please could you tell me if there is a headstone for Frederick Victor Church at any of the local cemetaries, he was my Great Grandfather.

 

I know he is on the war memorial at Windmill Hill but have no idea whether soldiers who died abroad had headstones in the local cemetaries.

 

I do not think his body was ever found. So he is still lying in the trenches somewhere with his fellow soldiers.

 

Thankyou

Bubbles19, 

 

apologies, I am doing a degree with OU and have not been on for some time. Frederick Victor Church is not buried in the cemetery but is mentioned on the family headstone in Gravesend cemetery. 

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On 08/11/2018 at 19:34, c1mutley said:

Hello,

I am researching my Great Uncle 'PercyTufnell Box' who was aboard the SS Maloja when it sank in 1916 and note his name mentioned above. The remaining family would dearly like to know if he rests in the Gravesend Cemetery or is named on the memorial wall. Any pictures, documents or research would be appreciated.

 

 

 

Hello c1mutley,

again apologies for lateness of reply. Percy is not buried in the cemetery as far as I can see, but is commemorated on the family headstone.

 

Regards, Andy

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Frederick Victor Church from the local paper, The Gravesend Reporter.

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Percy Tufnell Box.

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Frederick Vixtor Church.

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Frederick Victor Church

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From my research notes for Frederick.

Service record for G/12897, Frederick Victor Church, 7, Union St, Gravesend, aged 25 years, a labourer, who attested on 9th Dec 1915. He married Florence Clark on 26th Dec 1912, at Gravesend, she was listed as his NoK, they had 2 children, Frederick Francis Church, 21 Aug 1913, and Katherine May??? Church, 28 Feb 1915, both born in Gravesend.Florence was awarded a pension in respect of Frederick who was listed as missing, of 26/3 a week, form 25.6.17. His body was never identified and he was accepted as dead for official purposes on 7-10-16. The form 5080 was filled out by Florence on 18th Oct 1920, listing herself, and the 3 children, still at 7, Union St, also Frederick's parents, Francis and Elizabeth Church, of 42, Havelock Road, Gravesend. a brother, Bert, 35, and a sister, Mrs, ???, 33. Frederick was posted to his unit in France on 13.9.16 and reported missing on 7.10.16. Medway City Ark; Frederick Victor Church, 22, b, labourer, 6, Ifield St, father, Francis Richard Church, labourer, married Florence Clark, 19, sp, 7, Union St, father, John Henry Clark, painter at Christchurch, Gravesend on 26th December, 1912, entry, 388.

 

He is commemorated on the Old Town Hall and  Gravesend civic memorial in Windmill Gardens

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Not much on Percy I am afraid;

Christchurch Baptisms; Percy Tufnell Box, born 30th October, 1890, baptised 25th November, 1890, son of William, a clerk, and Lizzie Box of 180, Parrock Street. CWGC; Box Percy Tufnel, Linen Keeper, Mercantile Marine, SS Maloja (Belfast) age 25 27/2/1916, son of William Box of 8 Warwick Terrace, Singlewell Road, Gravesend and the late Lizzie Box Tower Hill memorial.

He is commemorated on the following Gravesend War Memorials; Anglo-Saxons Friendly Society; Gravesend Civic Memorial, Windmill Gardens; Old Town Hall Memorial and Milton Parish Memorial.

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