WW1 MEMORIAL PLAQUE LIST OF NAMES

WW1 MEMORIAL PLAQUE LIST OF NAMES
Posted by grendal – 2008/12/28 13:11
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Transcription of brass war memorial plaque. This was last seen in the vicars office in the hall behind the playhouse, in
Whitstable. This was rescued from the basement of the playhouse, where it had been kept for many years. Originally
this was fixed to the front of the playhouse building.

At least one name is included which is not on the War memorial outside the library.

Perhaps one day it will be put back on display.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD

AND IN SACRED MEMORY OF

THE FOLLOWING MEN OF THIS CHURCH AND

SUNDAY SCHOOL WHO FELL IN THE

GREAT WAR. 1914-1918.

Tom Allen Iveson Pierce
Ernest Amos Fred Richards
John Baker Alfred Rickwood
William Bull Henry Rigden
Edward Claringbould Charles Rowden
Alfred V C Collar Charles E Saunders
Sidney Foad Fred Saunders
William Foad William C Saunders
Charles Hawkes Richard Stroud
Alfred Lawson Fred Tompsett
Richard C Mantle Oliver Tresize
Alfred Mummery Robert E Wood

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS.

That a man lay down his life for his friends.
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Re:WW1 MEMORIAL PLAQUE LIST OF NAMES
Posted by liz – 2008/12/28 14:14
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how sad, but not forgotten. my greatuncles was in ww1 george and geofrey hawkins , in not sure when geofrey passed away but george had gone to a country somwhere not sure where with some of his rank to go hunting wild boar, as he aproached it to see if it was dead, it bit his hand and got infected, he soon died shortly after. i only have one photo of  him with lots of other lads who must be in his rank it dos not say what rank he was in and no names of the other lads, but it be interesting to know who thay were most of my ancesters have passed on so i cant ask them,
lizzie.
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Re:WW1 MEMORIAL PLAQUE LIST OF NAMES
Posted by grendal – 2008/12/28 19:26
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I personally find it very sad that a war memorial plaque was taken down in the first place, especially as some of the dead have no official graves. Also i find it interesting that Charles E Saunders and Iveson Pierce are not on the memorial outside the library, why not? Has anyone any ideas?
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Re:WW1 MEMORIAL PLAQUE LIST OF NAMES
Posted by Brian Baker – 2008/12/28 23:24
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I have been collating information about the War Memorial in the Library forecourt, as and when I come across it, for some years.

It soon becomes apparent to anyone carrying out such research that things are not quite as you would expect with the
names listed. To understand why you have to realise the following:

The memorial was not constructed just after WW1 as many were.

During WW1 there were many troops passing through Whitstable, being trained at Seasalter Battery.

During both WW1 and WW2 many injured servicemen were treated in Whitstable hospitals.

Seaman lost in the wars had often signed up at other ports.

A high level of men signed up in the area during WW1, some just passing through, due to the efforts of Daniel Sherrin.

Bearing all this in mind it is not surprising that the listings on the War Memorial are not that representative of all of the
Whitstable men lost and include many men from other areas who were not long term residents of the town. Indeed when researching the name you often come across details of men whose parents lived in the town but they themselves are shown as having lived elsewhere.

This maybe true of many memorials – Perhaps the important thing is that all of those who have died in any of the conflicts are honoured by being recorded in at least one place accessible to their family.
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Re:WW1 MEMORIAL PLAQUE LIST OF NAMES
Posted by grendal – 2008/12/29 07:15
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The brass commemoration plaque was the earliest memorial in Whitstable, my grandfather remembers it from aged four, he was born 1916. It often had the local women weeping over it hysterically. It was originally outside the playhouse, (the square area on the front of the playhouse.)

Its success was its downfall being taken down because it caused a continual obstruction on the narrow pavement. It would be nice to see this plaque back on display, because these are all local men from Whitstable who died in the first world war. And this was the commemoration that all the local women wept over.