Ambrose, Philip John

Ambrose & Edwards

Philip John Ambrose

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal West Kent Regiment

Parents: Mr Philip F & Mrs Maria M Ambrose

Brother: Albert Gerard Ambrose

Cousins: William Ambrose, Edward P Ambrose, Albert A Ambrose, Edgar Ambrose & E Edwards

Address: 97 King Edward Road, Maidstone

Other Info: Severely wounded. Additional name information from the Lives of the First World War website.

Published: March 1918

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Burgess, T

Burgess

T Burgess

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal West Kent Regiment

Mother: Mrs Mary Burgess

Sister: Mrs C Burgess

Brothers: Reuben Burgess, B Burgess & C Burgess

Sister’s Address: 11 Stonefield Road, Hastings

Mother’s Address: Beaconsfield Terrace, Cross-in-Hand

Other Info: At the Front.

Published:  January 1918

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Burgess, B

Burgess

B Burgess

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal West Kent Regiment

Mother: Mrs Mary Burgess

Sister: Mrs C Burgess

Brothers: Reuben Burgess, C Burgess & T Burgess

Sister’s Address: 11 Stonefield Road, Hastings

Mother’s Address: Beaconsfield Terrace, Cross-in-Hand

Other Info: Wounded. Now in England.

Published:  January 1918

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Burgess, Frederick

Burgess

Frederick Burgess

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment: Royal West Kent Regiment

Wife: Mrs Burgess

Brother: Thomas Burgess

Address: 52 Salisbury Road, St Leonards

Other Info: At the Front. Additional name information from the Lives of the First World War website.

Published:  January 1918

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Carlton, William Ernest

Carlton, Collins & Buchanan

William Ernest Carlton

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment: Royal West Kent Regiment

Aunt: Mrs F Carlton

Cousins: George Carlton, M Carlton, H Collins & Thomas J Carlton

Aunt’s Address: 83 Hughenden Road, Hastings

Other Info: Wounded and blinded. Now in hospital in Chelsea. Additional name information from the Lives of the First World War website.

Published: November 1917

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Levitt, George

George Levitt

George Levitt

Rank: Company Sergeant Major

Regiment: 11th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Parents: Mr John & Mrs Charlotte Levitt

Wife: Mrs Mary Isabel Levitt

Address: 4 Brooklyn Road, Seaford

Other info: Born in Ninfield. Was dangerously wounded on 31st July 1917 and, according to CWGC died aged 26 on the same day. George was a winner of the Military Medal and is remembered at Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, grave reference I.A.32.

Before joining the service he was a member of the East Sussex Police Force, previous to which he was a gardener at Ashburnham Place.

Published: November 1917

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Hale, Stewart Anthony

Stewart Antony Hale

Stewart Antony Hale

Rank: Private

Regiment: 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment

Parents: Mr Charles & Mrs Annie Hale

Address: Battle Hill, Battle

Other Info: Killed on the first day he entered the trenches. According to CWGC, Stewart died aged 19 on 13th October 1917. He is remembered at Dozingham Military Cemetery, grave reference IX.F.10.

Published: November 1917

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Greenwood, J H

J H Greenwood

J H Greenwood

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: Royal West Kent Regiment

Wife: Mrs Flora Greenwood

Other Info: “Among those decorated by the King at Buckingham Palace on Friday last was 2nd Lieutenant J H Greenwood, Royal West Kent Regiment. Mr Greenwood is the husband of Mrs Flora Greenwood, until recently Matron of St John’s Hospital, Hastings. He won his decoration while Acting Captain in France. He was shot through the face and also through the wrist. He was invalided home, but is now convalescent and is shortly returning to the Front.”

According to CWGC, J H Greenwood died on the 24th July 1918 with the rank of Lieutenant. He was a winner of the Military Cross and is remembered at Bournemouth East Cemetery, grave reference T.I.51.

Published: November 1917

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Bankes, Percy Abbott

Percy Abbott Bankes

Percy Abbott Bankes

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: Royal West Kent Regiment / Royal Air Force

Fiancee: Miss Cicely B Rathbone

Miss Rathbone’s Address: Staffordshire House, York Buildings, Hastings

Other Info: …Was recently decorated with the Military Cross by His Majesty the King at Buckingham Palace. He won his decoration on 2nd August 1917 while in command of the Royal West Kent Regiment in France. He went out first in July 1916 and came home in December the same year having won his commission. He left again for France on June 16th, and returned to receive his decoration on September 8th. He is now in training as observation officer and gunner in the Royal Flying Corps.

Percy’s medal citation is as follows: “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a hostile attack on our trenches. It was his steadiness and coolness during three hours’ bombardment and during the actual attack that encouraged the men to put up such a stout resistance. He was the life and soul of the defence, and wherever the men appeared to waver he was there urging and encouraging them to hold out. When our men were driven out of the saps he at once attacked and recaptured all the saps except one. His quick grasp of the situation proved him to be a most valuable and gallant officer”

According to CWGC, Percy died on 22nd February 1919. He is remembered at Brockley Cemetery, grave reference A.978.

Published: November 1917

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