war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

1st/3rd Kent C 1072 (T) Battery Roll

Transcriptions from the Battery Book are here
A few extra notes on the men are here


cover of Battery Roll, brown, gilt lettering, embossed gilt field gun on cover, by Simon Chambers
introductory page, This Book of Remembrance, with ornate capital letters, by Simon Chambers A Tribute to page, with illustrated capital letters, and the RFA field gun emblem at the top, by Simon Chambers
the first page of names, surnames A, by Simon Chambers


Transcription of Pages
This Book of Remembrance has been provided by the generosity of the Members of the Battery, Relatives for the Fallen, and the unstinted labour of many, particularly Messrs A F Aird and F W Cook, who have done so much towards the compilation and completion

It was dedicated by the Rev A Stanley Cooper BSC (Eng), Chaplain to the Mayor of Dover, at the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Dover, on Sunday 15th April  1951, and received by the Worshipful the Mayor of Dover (Councillor W H Fish, JP) on behalf of the Corporation of Dover for safe-keeping for all time within the Town Hall 

A Tribute to all who served in the 1st/3rd Kent C1072 Battery 222nd Brigade, RFA (T)
August 5th 1914 to March 5th 1919

Gaze deep - My Friend
In the Sun's dying flames;
Think of the faces
Remember the names.
Those nights we knew
Have slipped away
Like a starlit sky,
At the break of Day.

The first five entries read:
46536 Fitter-Sergt. Adams, H. Indian Army
910022 Fitter-Sergt. Aird, J. J. Died, 7.12.58, Ramsgate (a star denotes he was cremated) 
910031 Sergt. Aird, A. F.
1320 Gunner. Allard, A. R.
9/0245 Bomb-Cook. Amos, W. M. MM and Croix Du Virhite 1st Class. Died 9.10.54 Maidstone (cremated)

Transcriptions from the Battery Book are here

with grateful thanks to Bryan Williams, of Dover Museum
note: the shadows on the images are owing to lighting conditions, not marks on the pages 

see also F W Critchley and  Voyage to India

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