CWGC

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) honours the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, and ensures they will never be forgotten.

I am remembering 114 known relations as of 16 September 2020 who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars. 79 from World War One and 36 from World War Two. They fought for the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

First World War

  1. Archie Acott – 3rd cousin 2x removed – Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), 10th Bn. 
  2. Edwin Thomas Alderton – 2nd cousin 3x removed – 1st Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. – 1918
  3. Henry Herbert Alderton – 2nd cousin 3x removed – 13th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. – 1916
  4. David Anderson – Husband of 3rd cousin 2x removed – H.M.S. “Invincible”, Royal Navy Reserve 1916
  5. Thomas John Ballard – 4th cousin 2x removed – 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen’s Bays) 1916
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  6. John Joseph Behan – Husband of 4th cousin 2x removed – 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Rifles 1916
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  7. John Norwood Berry – 2nd cousin 2x removed – 6th Bn., The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 1916 (brother to Weston Berry).
  8. Weston Berry – 2nd cousin 2x removed – 1st Bn., Royal Fusiliers 1917 (brother to John Norwood Berry).
  9. Harry Percy Burchett – 2nd cousin 2x removed – 1st Bn., The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 1916 aka Birchett
  10. Bartholomew George Stephenson Bowlt – 4th cousin 2x removed – H.M.S. “Stephen Furness”, Mercantile Marine Reserve 1915 (brother to Frederick William Bowlt).
  11. Frederick William Bowlt – 4th cousin 2x removed – H.M.S. “Vindictive”, Royal Navy 1918 (brother to Bartholomew George Stephenson).
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  12. Alec Edwin Joseph Bromfield – 2nd cousin 2x removed – 2nd/1st South Midland Bde., Royal Field Artillery 1915
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  13. Edward Arthur Thomas Champion – 4th cousin 2x removed – “B” Coy. 2nd/2nd Bn., London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) 1917
  14. Stephen Carley – Husband of 3rd cousin 3x removed – Royal Navy – HMS Pembroke – 1915
  15. Charles Edward Chadwick – 3rd cousin 2x removed – 4th Battalion South Wales Borderers – 1915.
  16. Joseph Thomas Chidwick – 3rd cousin 2x removed – 2nd Battalion South Lancashire Regiment – 1918.
  17. Edward Frederick Chilcott – Half 1st cousin 3x removed – 1st/4th Bn., Seaforth Highlanders 1918
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  18. Ernest Charles Chilcott – Half 1st cousin 3x removed – 1sst Bn., Coldstream Guards 1917
  19. Walter James Cole – Husband of 3rd cousin 2x removed – Royal Garrison Artillery; 186th Siege Battery – 1917
  20. Albert Conley – 4th couisn 2x removed – 6th Bn., The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 1917
  21. Montgomery Crowe – Great-uncle – 6th Bn., Royal Irish Fusiliers 1918
  22. Edward Seldon Dale – 3rd cousin 2x removed – 2nd Bn., Royal Sussex Regiment
  23. Aylmer Allsworth Davison – Husband of 5th cousin 1x removed – Rifle Brigade – 1918. 
  24. Horace Edwin Deal – 4th cousin 2x removed – 1st Bn., The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 1918
  25. Walter James Deal – 2nd cousin 3x removed – 2nd Bn., Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry 1918
  26. Samuel Dresser Dicks – Husband of 2nd cousin 2x removed – H.M.S. “Invincible”, Royal Navy 1916
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  27. Frederick Walter Dodd – 2nd cousin 2x removed – The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) 3rd/4th Bn. 1917
  28. Percy James East – 2nd cousin 2x removed – 6th Bn., The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 1916
  29. Charles Frederick Fisher – 4th cousin 2x removed – 6th Field Coy., Canadian Engineers 1917
  30. Leonard Frank Gale – Husband of 2nd cousin 2x removed – H.M. Submarine L. 11, Royal Navy 1919
  31. Charles Thomas Gardner – Husband of 4th cousin 2x removed – 47th Balloon Sect., Royal Flying Corps 1917
  32. Edward William Gatehouse – 4th cousin 2x removed – H.M.S. “Blonde”, Royal Navy 1916
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  33. John Thomas George – 4th cousin 2x removed – 12th Bn., East Surrey Regiment 1918
  34. William Thomas Goldup – 1st cousin 2x removed – “B” Bty. 223rd Bde., Royal Field Artillery 1918
  35. William Edward Phillpot Hawkins Handcock – Husband of 3rd cousin 2x removed – 1st/5th Bn., The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 1915
  36. John Thomas Hanson – 3rd cousin 2x removed – 12th Bn., Royal Fusiliers 1916
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  37. Edward Hayward – 2nd cousin 2x removed – 2nd Bn., The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 1915
  38. Frederick Hayward – 2nd cousin 2x removed – 10th Bn. Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 1916
  39. George Henry Hayward – 2nd cousin 2x removed – 6th Bn., Queen’s Own (Roayl West Kent Regiment) 1918
  40. John Edward Hayward – 3rd cousin 2x removed – 5th Bn., Canadian Infantry 1915
  41. Sidney Hayward – 3rd cousin 2x removed – 2nd/4th Bn., Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 1917
  42. Frank James Heath – 3rd cousin 1x removed – No. 3 Coy., Househould Battalion 1917
  43. William Alfred Howard – 4th cousin 2x removed – “C” Coy. 1st Bn., The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) 1914
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  44. Norman Henry Hughes – 2nd cousin 3x removed – 1st Bn., London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) 1918
  45. Edward Hunt – 4th cousin 2x removed – 7th Bn., Royal Fusiliers 1918
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  46. Thomas Theodore Hunt – 4th cousin 2x removed – 8th Bn., Leicestershire Regiment 1917
  47. Walter James Kavanagh – Husband of 2nd cousin 3x removed, Australian Infantry, 45th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, 1916. 
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  48. Charles William Knox – Husband of 4th cousin 2x removed – 3rd Bn., Northumberland Fusiliers 1916
  49. Arthur James Lilley – 1st cousin 3x removed – 8th Bn., Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 1917
  50. John Thomas Lond – Husband of 2nd cousin 3x removed – The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) 1st Battalion – 1916
  51. Frederick Long – 3rd cousin 3x removed – Royal Navy 1919
  52. Harry Luckhurst – 1st cousin 2x removed – 5th Bn.,The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 1916
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  53. Cecil Edward Augustus Martin – 1st cousin 2x removed – 2nd Bn., The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) 1917
  54. Frederick Morgan – 1st cousin 2x removed – 6th Bn., The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 1916
  55. Arthur Frederick Mount – 4th cousin 2x removed – Machine Gun Corps, formerly Kent Cyclist Battalion
  56. Percy Victor Mount – 4th cousin 2x removed – East Surrey Regiment, 7th Battalion, 1917.
  57. William Norris – 3rd cousin 2x removed – 2nd Bn., The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 1915
  58. Benjamin Ernest Payne – 3rd cousin 2x removed – 24th (Denbighshire Yeomanry) Bn., Royal Welsh Fusiliers – 1918
  59. Sidney Thomas Pegden – 4th cousin 2x removed – 10th (R. East Kent and West Kent Yeomanry) Bn., The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 1918
  60. William Pegden – Husband of 3rd cousin 3x removed – R.M. Div. Engineers, R.N. Div., Royal Marines 1916
  61. Henry George Philpott – 3rd cousin 2x removed – 13th Bn., Royal Sussex Regiment 1916
  62. Sidney Alfred Ratcliffe – 4th cousin 2x removed – Armament School, Royal Air Force 1918
  63. John Reginald Raynes – 4th cousin 2x removed – 1st Bn., Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 1917
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  64. John Thomas Richards – 4th cousin 2x removed
  65. Percy Edward Rolfe – 4th cousin 2x removed – 1st Bn. The Buffs – 1915. 
  66. Stanley Frederick Rumley – Husband of 3rd cousin 2x removed – Royal Engineers – 1918
  67. George Leslie Scott – Husband of 2nd cousin 3x removed  – 18th Bn. Australian Infantry – 1918.
  68. William Alfred Sinden – Husband of 3rd cousin 2x removed – Labour Corps 1920
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  69. James Erskine Sjoquist – Husband of 3rd cousin 2x removed – 2nd Bn., Royal Sussex Regiment 1915
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  70. George Skeer – Husband of 2nd cousin 2x removed – 222nd Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery 1918
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  71. George Thomas Smith – 4th cousin 2x removed – 2nd Bn., The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 1915
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  72. George Thomas Summers – Husband of 3rd cousin 3x removed – 8th Bn., Border Regiment 1917
  73. William Tooke – Husband of 3rd cousin 2x removed – Ox & Bucks Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion – 1914
  74. William Robert Turner – 4th cousin 2x removed Househould Battalion 1917
  75. Thomas Edwin West – 4th cousin 2x removed – 7th Bn. Leicestershire Regiment – 1918
  76. William Edward Wiffen – 3rd cousin 2x removed 10th Bn., The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) 1918
  77. Archibald John Vanson – 3rd cousin 2x removed 1st (Royal) Dragoons 1914. (Brother to Robert)
  78. Robert Henry Vanson – 3rd cousin 2x removed 1st (Royal) Dragoons 1914. (Brother to Archiblad)
  79. Robert William Vanson – 3rd cousin 2x removed HMS Cressy 1914

Second World War

  1. William Andrew Black – 4th cousin 1x removed – 408 Sqdn., Royal Canadian Air Force 1943
  2. Barrington Bradish – Husband of 3rd cousin 3x removed – S.S. Maid of Kent (London), Merchant Navy 1940
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  3. Jack Campell Brydon – 2nd cousin 2x removed – H.M.S. “Sparrowhawk”, Royal Navy 1945
  4. Raymond Douglas Castle – 4th cousin 1x removed – H.M.S. “Exeter”, Royal Navy 1945
  5. Edward James Frederick Chilcott – Half 2nd cousin 2x removed – 2nd Bn., Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders 1945
  6. Ernest Walter Cox – 4th cousin 2x removed – Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 51 Squadron 1943
  7. Dennis Robert Dewell – 4th cousin 2x removed – Royal Engineers, 79 Assault Squadron 1944
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  8. Ronald James Dixon – 3rd cousin 1x removed – Royal Corps of Signals 1947
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  9. George Thomas W Dynes – Husband of 5th cousin 1x removed – 85 Anti-Tank Regt., Royal Artillery 1943
  10. Percy Keith Fisher – 5th cousin 1x removed – 3rd Inf. Div. Sigs., Royal Canadian Corps of Signals 1944
  11. William George Garlinge – 5th cousin 2x removed – 183 Field Regt., Royal Artillery 1942 
  12. William Lacey Goldfinch – 5th cousin 1x removed – 76 Field Regt., Royal Artillery 1944
  13. George Albert Gurr – Husband of 4th cousin 3x removed – Civilian War Dead 1941
  14. Kate Matilda Jane Gurr – 4th cousin 3x removed (nee Willis) – Civilian War Dead 1941
  15. Frank Hayward – 2nd cousin 2x removed – Pioneer Corps 1940
  16. Ronald George Hogben – 2nd cousin 1x removed – Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
  17. Alfred Walter David Hover – 4th cousin – 9th Squadron Royal Air Force – Lancaster Bombers RAF Waddington 1943
  18. Lewis Richard Frank Jenner – 4th cousin – Royal Army Service Corps 1942
  19. Thomas John Keelan – 5th cousin 1x removed – Merchant Navy – 1942
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  20. Frederick Charles Kemsley, “Tich” – 5th cousin 1x removed – Royal Air Force – 1943
  21. Leonard Collin Kesby – 5th cousin 1x removed – Royal Engineers – 1942
  22. Charles Thomas Keyte – 2nd cousin 1x removed – Royal Air Force 1940 
  23. Percy Victor Kent – 5th cousin 1x removed – Royal Electrical And Mechanical Engineers 1943
  24. William Henry Maxted – Husband of 6th cousin 1x removed – Royal Artillery, 89 H.A.A. Regiment – 1943
  25. Terence Riordan – 4th cousin 1x removed – 98 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 1944
  26. Leslie Victor Rogers – 4th cousin 2x removed – Royal Marines – 1942
  27. Edwin Ernest Rumsey – 4th cousin 1x removed – Merchant Navy – 1942
  28. Kenneth James Scales – Husband of 4th cousin 2x removed – Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve; 434 Squadron – 1944
  29. Edith Annie Smith (nee  West) – 3rd cousin 2x removed – Civilian
  30. Albert Martin Stewart  – 4th cousin 2x removed – H.M.S. Hood – 1941
  31. Ernest Walter Swann – Husband of 5th cousin 2x removed – Civilian War Dead 1947
  32. Annie Frances Tanner (nee Russell) – 3rd cousin 1x removed – Civilian
  33. Ronald Maurice Trodd – 3rd cousin 1x removed – Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment, 6th Battalion 1943
  34. Bernard Geoffrey West – 4th cousin 2x removed – Royal Navy 1944
  35. Douglas Williams – 5th cousin 1x removed – Royal Navy – 1942
  36. James Wright – 4th cousin 1x removed – Royal Army Service Corps 1940
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