Borden Village War Memorial

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Names and details of those commemorated by the Borden Village War Memorial.

Sidney Honeysett
Born - Borden in 1880
Parents - James and Jane Honeysett, living at Cryalls Cottage according to the 1891 census with his father listed as a groom/domestic servant at the time.
1901 census - Age 10 with the family still living at Cryalls Cottage.
1911 census - Age 20 and sigle working as a farm hand at Cryalls Farm.
Acting Corporal Sidney Honeysett
Enlisted - Sittingbourne
Regiment - 1st Battalion Queens Own Royal West Kent. He joined up at the same time as his younger brother as Regimental Numbers only one different.
Regimental Number - G/4877
Killed in Action on 26th October 1917.
At the time of his death James and Jane Honeysett were living at Yew Tree House, Oad Street.
Cemetery - No known grave. He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing.

Sidney John Bentley
Born - Borden
Parents - John and Mary Bentley
1901 census - Aged 5 living at Dental Terrace, Key Street. Father was an agricultural labourer.
1911 census - Aged 15 living at 2 Westlands, London Road Sittingbourne. He was employed as a clerk in the butchery department at the Co-op.
Gunner Sidney John Bentley
Enlisted - Sittingbourne
Regiment - 40th Battery attached to 25th Brigade Royal Horse Artillery
Regimental number - 915813
Died of Wounds on 11th April 1918 aged 22.
Cemetery - Buried at Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte.

Richard Iggulden
Born - 1920
Parents - Richard James and Esther Iggulden of Borden, Kent.
Able Seaman Richard Iggulden
Royal Navy Serving aboard SS Tarimbar
Service Number - C/JX 215435
Died at Sea on 14th June 1942, age 22
Cemetery - No known grave. He is commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial

Osbourne Ethelbert Winch
Born - Sittingbourne in 1889
Parents - Ernest and Ann Winch
1901 census - Aged 12 and living with his parents at Dental Terrace on the London Road, Sittingbourne.
1911 census - Age 22, boarder at Hounslow Middlesex. Employed as a printer (lino).
Private Osbourne Ethelbert Winch
Enlisted - Herne, Kent.
Regiment - 1st Battalion East Kent Regiment. Formerly served in the Royal East Kent Mounted Rifles.
Regimental Number - G/13289
Died of wounds on 30th April 1917, age 28.
Husband of Elsie Agnes Winch of 25 Liverpool Street, Dover. He had been married for one year. Employed as a printer for the East Kent Gazette for 7 years. Parents still living at Dental Terrace on London Road, Sittingbourne.
Cemetery - Buried at Bobbing Churchyard

Claud Denis De la Billiere
Born -
Parents - Reverend C. and Mrs De la Billiere
Wife - Francis Christine Wright De la Billiere
Surgeon Lieutenant Commander Claud Denis De la Billiere
Royal Navy Serving on HMS Fiji when the ship was torpedoed.
Died at Sea on 23rd May 1941, age 37
Cemetery - He is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial

Kenneth Thompson
Born -
Parents - William James and Louisa Ethel Thompson of Borden
Private Kenneth Thompson
Regiment - 7th Battalion Royal Hampshire Regiment
Regimental Number - 14709690
Died on 3rd October 1944
Cemetery - Buried in the Arnham Oosterbeek War Cemetery - Holland

Horace Arthur Sellen
Born - Sittingbourne in 1892
Parents - Henry and Lottie Sellen
1901 census - Age 9. Father employed as a shopkeeper, oyster and shellfish dealer. Resident at 25 Berry Street, Sittingbourne.
1911 - Age 19, single and working as a clerk -coal factory. Living at 25 Berry Street, Sittingbourne. He attended the local village school and had been part of the church choir.
Private Horace Arthur Sellen
Enlisted - Faversham
Regiment - Machine-gun Corps; attached 56th Battalion, formerly serving in the Royal East Surrey Regiment.
Regimental Number - 123751
Died of wounds on 31st March 1918. Aged 26.
Cemetery - Buried in Borden Churchyard.
At the time of his death his parents were living at 'Bankside' Chestnut Street, Borden.

Herbert Mark Tyman
Born - Milton Regis in 1897
Parents - Mark and Elizabeth Tyman
1901 census - Aged 4 living with his parents at 57 Ckalkwell Road, Sittingbourne. Father working as a blacksmith.
1911 census - Aged 14 working as a domestic gardener. Living at 9 Aspley Villa in Milton Regis.
Private Herbert Mark Tyman
Enlisted - Sittingbourne
Regiment - 8th Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Formerly serving with the
Royal East Kent Mounted Rifles.
Regimental Number - G/18520
Killed in action on 16th October 1918, age 21.
At this time was resident at 66 Union Street, Milton Regis.
Cemetery - No known grave.
He is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artoic Memorial to the Missing.

Henry Francis Chapman
Born -
Parents - Henry and Francis Chapman
Driver Henry Francis Chapman
Unit - Royal Auxiliary Service Corps
Regimental Number - T/14947154
Died on 17th April 1946, age 19.
Cemetery - Buried in the Phaleron War Cemetery – Greece

Granville Dabson Flack
Born - Borden in 1889
Parents - Edwin and Clara Olive Flack living at Westlands. Wises Lane, Borden. His
father was a grocer, originally from Sudbury in Suffolk.
1901 census - Aged 13 and now living at 'The Street'
1911 census - Aged 23 and single, occupation listed as stock dealer/grazer.
Private Granville Dabson Flack
Enlisted - Sittingbourne
Regiment - 10th Battalion Royal East Kent Regiment (Buffs) – formerly serving with the 1/1st East Kent Yeomanry
Regimental Number - T/270274
Died of Wounds on 21st October 1918 aged 29.
Cemetery - No known grave.
He is commemorated on a special memorial plaque at Lapugnoy Military
Cemetery.

George Percival
Born - Sittingbourne
Private George Percival
Regiment - 1st/5th Battalion East Kent Regiment (Buffs).
Regimental Number - T/202275
Died on 9th August 1917
Cemetery - Buried in the Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery – Iraq.

Frank Kemsley
Born -
Parents - Jesse and Minine Kemsley of Sittingbourne
Ordinary Seaman Frank Kemsley – Royal Navy
Number - P/JX 279071
Died at Sea on 31st August 1940
Serving aboard HMS Esk, a E class destroyer. Penant number (H 27).
Cemetery - No known grave.
He is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

Edward Alfred Apps
Born - Bobbing in 1887
Parents - Edwin and Emma Apps living at Key Street, Borden. His father's occupation
being a lime burner. There were lime pits in School Lane, Borden
1901 census - Age 15 working as a painter's apprentice
1911 census - Age 25 single, occupation listed as lime burner. Living with parents at Key Street.
Lance Corporal Edward Alfred Apps
Enlisted - Sittingbourne
Regiment - 7th Battalion East Kent Regiment (Buffs) – formerly with the Royal East
Kent Mounted Rifles
Regimental Number - G/15735
Killed in action on 2nd May 1917 aged 32.
Cemetery - No known grave.
He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial to the Missing.

Alfred Steers
Born - Sittingbourne in 1866
Parents - Lawrence and Charlotte Steers
1911 census - Boarder living at 3 Laburnum Place – Milton Regis. Married 13 years with two daughters, Emily age 12 and Grace age 8. Employed as a mason's
labourer.
Private Alfred Steers
Enlisted - Sittingbourne
Regiment - 59th Protection Company, Royal Defence Force. Formerly serving in the
East Kent Regiment during the Boer War.
Regimental Number - 27580
Accidentally killed on 5th April 1917 at Bromley, age 51.
Cemetery - Buried in Borden Churchyard

Albert Edward Steers
Born - Borden in 1888
Parents - Lawrence and Charlotte Steers
1891 census - Age 3 and living with his parents at 13 Mill Lane, Borden. Father employed as a brick maker.
1911 census - Age 24, single being resident at 13 Borden Lane. Working as a labourer in paper mill.
Private Albert Edward Steers
Enlisted - Chatham
Regiment - 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards. Three years service before the war.
Regimental Number - 12024
Killed in action on 1st December 1917 age 29.
Cemetery - No known grave.
He is commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial to the Missing – Louverval, in France.

George Daniel Mills
He was born in Borden in 1886, son of Thomas William and Annie Maria Mills.
1901 census age 14 living with his mother and siblings (father having died) at London Road, Borden.
1911 census living at Bannister Hill, Borden with his wife Eliza and daughter Grace.
Another daughter, Emily was born in 1914 and he worked as a gardener at Posiers, Borden Lane. He was also a bellringer at Borden church.
Lance Corporal George Daniel Mills
Enlisted - Borden
Regiment - 6th Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Regimental Number - G/15451
Killed in Action on 3rd May 1917
Cemetery - No known grave.
He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial to the Missing.

George Henry Jordan
Born - Bapchild in 1896
Parents - Frederick and Ellen Jordan. His father was born in Bobbing.
1901 census - Age 4, living with his parents at Scocles Cottages in Minster, Sheppy.
1911 census - Age 14 and listed as a farm worker. The family resident at Funton farm, Iwade.
Private George Henry Jordan
Enlisted - Sittingbourne
Regiment - 1st Battalion Royal East Kent Regiment (Buffs)
Regimental Number - G/13312
Killed in action on 24th July 1917 aged 21.
At this time his parents were living at Chestnut Street farm, Borden.
Cemetery - Buried at the Loos War Memorial

Frank Young
Born - Borden in 1900
Parents - William and Elizabeth Young
1911 census - Age 11 living with his parents at Munsgore, Borden. Father working as a wagoner at Street Farm, Borden.
Acting Corporal Frank Young
Enlisted - Canterbury
Regiment - 6th Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers. Formerly serving with the
Royal East Kent Regiment.
Regimental Number - 242232
Killed in action on 18th August 1918, age 18.
Cemetery - Buried at the Meteren Military Cemetery.

Frank Norrington
Born - Borden in 1893
Parents - Charles and Charlotte Norrington.
1901 census - Age 8 and resident at 24 Borden Lane. His father being employed as a corn miller.
1911 census - Age 18 and single, working as a paper mill hand. Now resident at 30
Borden Lane.
Private Frank Norrington
Enlisted - Chatham
Regiment - 1st Battalion East Kent Regiment (Buffs).
Regimental Number - G/4374
Killed in action on 15th September 1916 aged 23
Cemetery - Buried in the Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont.

Frank Mackelden
Born -
Parents - Ernest James and Margaret Mackelden.
Wife - Eveline Jessica Mackelden of Milton Regis.
Flying Officer (pilot) Frank Mackelden
Unit - 466th RAAF Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Number - 125698
Died on 12th June 1943, age 28
Cemetery - Buried at the Rheinberg War Cemetery

Alfred Honeysett
Born - Borden in 1893
Parents - James and Jane Honeysett living at Cryalls Cottage, Borden. His father's
occupation was as a general labourer.
1901 census - Aged 7 living at Cryalls Cottage, Borden
1911 census - Aged 18 and single, employed as a farm labourer on Cryalls Farm where his father is now a farm baliff.
Corporal Alfred Honeysett
Enlisted - Sittingbourne
Regiment - 6th Battalion Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Regimental Number - G/4876
Died of Wounds on 14th March 1916 aged 23.
Cemetery - Buried at Longuenesse Souvenir Cemetery ( St. Omer)

Charles Wilfred Fuggle
Born - Tunstall in 1895
Parents - Archibald and Louisa Fuggle
1901 census - Age 6; living with his parents in Tunstall, where his father was employed as a coachman (domestic).
1911 census - Father now publican of the 'Maypole'. Member of the village school, a fine athlete also a member of Borden Cricket Club.
Gunner Charles Wilfred Fuggle
Enlisted - London
Regiment - D Battery, 242nd Brigade. Royal Field Artillery. Joined the Army in 1915, spent a period of time at home during 1917 suffering from shellshock and
trench foot.
Regimental Number - L/22957
Died of wounds on 4th March 1918, age 23.
Cemetery - Buried at La Clytte Military Cemetery

Charles Douglas Norrington
Born - Borden in 1887
Parents - Charles and Charlotte Norrington.
1901 census - Age 6 living with his family at 24 Borden Lane. His father is recorded
working as a corn miller.
1911 census - Age 16 single being employed as a paper mill hand. Now resident at 30
Borden Lane.
Gunner Charles Douglas Norrington
Enlisted - Sittingbourne
Regiment - 15th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.
Regimental Number - 79351
Died of Wounds on 29th October 1917
Cemetery - Buried at Potijze Chateau Lawn Cemetery. His widowed mother still lived at 30 Borden Lane.

Edwin Thomas Charles May
Born - Aylesford Kent in 1884
Parents - Edwin and Mary May
1901 census - Aged 17 working as a grocer's assistant. Living with his parents at Forstal Road, Aylesford.
1909 - Married Winifred Alice Field at East Malling.
1911 census - Age 27, married with a 3 month old son. Working as a grocer's assistant. Residence being 3 Dental Terrace, Key Street.
Lance Corporal Edwin Thomas Charles May
Enlisted - Borden
Regiment - 8th Queens Own Royal West Surrey Regiment – formerly serviced in the
Royal East Surrey Regiment.
Regimental Number - G/21970
Killed in Action on 28th March 1918 aged 34
Cemetery - Buried at Pozierses Memorial Cemetery

Ernest Albert William Smith
Born - Borden in 1897
Parents - Henry Albert and Eliza Mary Smith
1901 census - Living at 5 Acacia Terrace in Cryalls Lane. Father employed as a
wheelwright (wood).
1911 census - Family still living at 5 Acacia Terrace in Cryalls Lane. Now employed as a baker's boy, working with cart for deliveries.
Corporal Ernest Albert William Smith
Enlisted - Canterbury
Regiment - C Squadron, 9th Queens Royal Lancers – Household Cavalry
Regimental Number - 4882
Died of wounds on 5th May 1918
Cemetery - Buried at Etaples Military Cemetery

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Research by John Masters. Reference website the commonwealth war graves commission. http://www.cwgc.org/

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