Memorials

Albert Broadhurst

Service Number: 201023
Rank: Private
Regiment: Tank corps
Birth Place: Faversham
Enlistment Place: Red Hill, Surrey
Cause of Death: Killed in Action
Death Place: France & Flanders
Date of Death: 22/03/1918
Cemetery: Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension (Somme)
Notes: Supplementary Notes Formerly 68895, Machine Gun Corps. Son of Richard and Clara Broadhurst, of Faversham Husband of Lilian Broadhurst, of 104, Spencers Rd., Crawley, Sussex. Census of 1901: Albert Henry Broadhurst, born 1892 Faversham, is one of 6 children of Richard and Clara Broadhurst living in Orchard Place. Father is a house painter Census of 1911: He is a boarder with a family in Crawley and works as a grocer’s assistant.

Albert Edward Boorman

Service Number: 147658
Rank: Chief Petty Officer
Regiment: Royal Navy (R.F.R./Ch/A/2025) HMS Spey
Birth Place: Hadlow, Kent
Cause of Death: Died
Date of Death: 07/03/1917
Cemetery: New Cemetery Gillingham, Kent.
Notes: Son of James and Jane Boorman; Husband of Eliza Ritchie, (Formerly Boorman), of 72, Kingswood Rd. Gillingham, Census of 1881: Albert is the eldest of 7 or more children. In 1891 his parents live in Park Rd, Faversham, father is a brewery worker. Census of 1911: He is serving with the Royal Navy. HMS Spey, harbour tender, ex-iron steam gunboat, run down by a sludge vessel in Chatham harbour with the loss of 20 lives, including 13 naval lives.

Albert Edward Curry

Service Number: 132426
Rank: Shipwright 1st Class
Regiment: Royal Navy H.M.S. "Ark Royal."
Cause of Death: Died
Date of Death: 22/02/1916
Notes: Census of 1911: Albert Edward Curry, born 1864 Faversham, lives in Dorset Place with his wife Alice Ann and their 3 children. He is a Naval pensioner and carpenter by trade and 2 of the children were born in Cork suggesting that he was based there at one time. HMS Ark Royal in WW1: She was commissioned early in December 1914 and sailed for Dardanelles on 1 February 1915, where she provided much-needed reconnaissance for the bombardment of the Turkish forts. Involved in many operations March-April 1915 and covered the landings from 25 April onwards, but at the end of May was withdrawn to Imbros where she became in effect a depot ship for all aircraft based there Ship’s log for 22/02/1916: 11:15am: Albert Edward Curry aged 53, Divisional Carpenter, English Nationality died of Heart Disease.

Albert Edward Shoat

Service Number: 63685
Rank: Private
Regiment: The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) "D" Coy.
Cause of Death: Killed in Action
Death Place: France & Flanders
Date of Death: 24/08/1918
Cemetery: Meaulte Military Cemetery, Somme
Notes: Son of George William Shoat, Of Epping, Essex; Husband of Edith Shoat, of Stone Stile, Selling, Faversham, Census of 1911: Albert Shoat, born 1899 Epping, lives near Epping with his father and 2 younger brothers. Father is a labourer. Note: no marriage record found.

Albert George Lines

Service Number: 66715
Rank: Private
Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).
Birth Place: Notting Hill, Middx.
Enlistment Place: Faversham
Cause of Death: Died of Wounds
Death Place: France & Flanders
Date of Death: 06/05/1917
Cemetery: Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty France
Notes: Supplementary Notes Formerly 17580, E. Kent Regt. Son of Arthur J. and Edith Lines, of 7, Kingsnorth Rd., Faversham, Census of 1911: Albert, born 1899 Forest Hill, is 1 of 5 children (1 has died), and only son, of Arthur and Edith Lines living in Finsbury Park. Father is a Dairy Manager.

Alec Edward Head

Service Number: R/32816
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment: King's Royal Rifle Corps
Birth Place: Faversham
Residence: Faversham
Enlistment Place: Dartford, Kent
Cause of Death: Killed in Action
Death Place: France & Flanders
Date of Death: 20/09/1917
Notes: Son of James and Fanny Head, of 7 Whitstable Rd., Faversham; Husband of Mildred May Head, of 4, Newton Rd., Faversham, Kent. Censuses of 1871 and 1881: these show there were an additional 3 older children. Father worked as a labourer Census of 1901: Alec, born Faversham 1889, is the youngest of 4 children at home, lives with parents James and Fanny in Kingsnorth Rd. Father is not at home Census of 1911: Fanny Head is a widow living with a son and a daughter in Newton Rd. They have a lodger. Alec not found.

Alexander Johnstone De Vere

Service Number: 4967
Rank: Sgt., Trumpeter
Regiment: Household Cavalry and Cavalry of The Line (Incl. Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps) 11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars.
Birth Place: Cashmere, India
Residence: Faversham
Enlistment Place: Abbassieh, Cairo
Cause of Death: Died
Death Place: Home
Date of Death: 17/03/1916
Cemetery: Faversham Borough Cemetery
Notes: Husband of E. L. De Vere, of 4, Queens Rd., Ramsgate BMD record: Alexander J De Vere married Emily L Collins in 1912 in Faversham

Alfred Ernest Gurr

Service Number: 137779
Rank: Gunner
Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery 125th Heavy Bty
Birth Place: Faversham
Enlistment Place: Faversham
Cause of Death: Killed in Action
Death Place: France & Flanders
Date of Death: 12/04/1917
Cemetery: Chapelle British Cemetery, Holnon France
Notes: Supplementary Notes Formerly 3/1 Home Co. Kent R.G.A. Hvy. Bty. Husband of E. M. Gurr, of 35 Luton Rd, Faversham. Census of 1911: Alfred, born 1894 Graveney, nr Faversham, is one of 6 children of John and Emma Gurr living at Goodnestone. Father is a farm bailiff and Alfred works as a horseman on a farm. BMD records: Alfred E Gurr married Evelyn M Irving 1913 Alfred H Gurr Birth registered 1915 Faversham; Mother's last name: Irving

Alfred George Holmans

Service Number: G/4996
Rank: Private
Regiment: Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
Birth Place: Faversham
Enlistment Place: Faversham
Cause of Death: Died of Wounds
Death Place: France & Flanders
Date of Death: 14/07/1916
Cemetery: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
Notes: Son of William and Elizabeth Holmans, of Water Lane, Faversham, Husband of Violet Amelia Holmans, of 69, South Rd., Faversham, Census of 1901: Alfred George, born Faversham 1886, is the oldest of 5 children of William and Elizabeth. They live in Flood Lane, Faversham and Father is a milkman. Census of 1911: Alfred has been married for 2 years to Amelia. They live in Nightingale Rd with his grandmother and have no children. Alfred is a Domestic gardener

Alfred George Ing

Service Number: G/2871
Rank: Private
Regiment: The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
Birth Place: Selling, Kent
Residence: Teynham, Kent
Enlistment Place: Sittingbourne, Kent
Cause of Death: Killed in Action
Death Place: France & Flanders
Date of Death: 02/10/1916
Cemetery: Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval Somme
Notes: Son of George and Mary Jane Ing, of 90, St. Mary's Rd., Faversham, Census of 1911: Alfred George, born 1892 Selling, is one of 2 children, and the only son, of George and Mary Jane Ing. They live at Buckland Farm, Faversham where father is a Waggoner at and Alfred is a labourer.