Centenary of the Great War

1914 - 1918

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St John the Baptist Wateringbury War Memorial There are forty-one men named on the 1914-1918 war memorial in Wateringbury church. The sources of information used to help identify these men included birth and marriage records, various census returns, a list of names with ranks and regiments from the Order of Service for the inauguration of the Church War Memorial, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and "Soldiers Died in the Great War".  The two D.C.M. citations were obtained from the relevant regimental museums. The entry for all but two men records his personal details, with some family background, service details including a badge, enlistment and circumstances of death as recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and ‘Soldiers Died in the Great War’. Depending on the availability of data, the amount of information varies from man to man. In the case of Charles James Dawson, only his rank, regiment and date of death are known, and for Tom Smith, just his rank, regiment and some family background. There appear to be a few discrepancies with some names on the War Memorial. Where these are found, an explanation is noted in the text. The names concerned are: William Thomas Butcher should be William Thomas Butchers Ernest Albert James should be Edward Albert James Arthur Jessop should be Arthur Jessup Basil Henry Cheesman should be Henry Basil Cheesman In the case of Private Benjamin Stevens, there is a discrepancy with his number. This is also noted in the text. The forty one men commemorated on the Church War Memorial are listed below. Those marked with the symbol † are also commemorated on the school memorial.
Men commemorated on the Church War Memorial
Adams, Frederick Adams, Percy Bowles, Thomas Richard Butchers, William Thomas Cheesman, Henr,y Basil Cowlard, William John Cronk, Alfred Cruttenden, Frank Datlen, George Edward Dawson, Charles James Gunner, Alfred Head, Robert Arthur Head, William Charles Hearn, George Heath, Richard Herbert, Albert Thomas Hodge, Arthur Henry James, Ernest (or Edward) Albert Jessup Arthur Jukes, Arthur Jury, John Thomas aka Ladams, Jack
Large, Charles Robert Latter, Frederick Ernest Leney, Bertram Martin, Fred Maytum, Walter Alfred Mires, Arthur Henry Neeves, Walter Pearce, George Henry Pearson, William Frank Ralph, Robert Charles Relf, Frederick Rogers, Albert Charles Sales, Ernest John Smith, Lewis John Smith, Tom Stevens, Benjamin Stevens, Henry Francis Bingham Waghorn, Thomas Henry Wells, James Edward Winter, Charles
The men marked with a † are also on the School War Memorial
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