THE  DOVER WAR MEMORIAL  PROJECT

 

war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper


World War I

 

CASUALTIES ON THE MEMORIAL

Surnames H (part 3 of 3)
(Surnames H (part 1 of 3, H to Har) are here, Surnames H (part 2 of 3, Hay to Hol) are here)

isignia above the gate at the entrance to the Chatham naval memorial - rear of golden sailing boat with lamps, sails either side, and lamps beyond, all on a crown, by Simon Chambers

Hood, C. R.
Charles Robert Hood, J/406, served as an Able Seaman in the Royal Navy. He was aboard the HM Submarine E22, which was torpedoed on the surface just before midday on 25th April 1916, by an enemy submarine. Only two from the crew survived. Charles is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial.

Born on 11 July 1891, he was the son of Thomas and Clara Hood, from Dover. In 1901 the Hoods were living at 7 Woolcomber Lane, Dover. Mr Hood was working as a lamp trimmer, and at home were Albert, 16, a fitter's labourer, Annie, 12, Charles, 10, William, 9, Edith, 6, Clara, 4, and John, 3.

In 1914 he was living at 32 Dixon Road. On 11 December 1914 at Buckland church in Dover he became the "dear husband" of Margaret May Goodwin of 65 Union Road. She later lived at 14 South Road, Tower Hamlets, Dover, and previously at 18 Douglas Road, Dover. The couple had a daughter, Margaret, born in 1916, after her father's death.

in memoriam announcement from wife Maggie, courtesy Dover Express
April 1917

It is only the wife that knows the sorrow,
It is only the wife that knows the pain
Of losing a husband she loves so dearly,
And knows she will never see him again.
Could I have raised his dying head,
Or heard his last farewell,
The pain would not have been so hard,
For one who loved him so well.

From his loving wife, Maggie

image: the crest on the gates at the Chatham Naval Memorial

Hopkins, C. J.
C. J. Hopkins. This was possibly Charles John Hopkins, who was unfortunately shot by accident at Woolwich Arsenal while on duty with the AA defences. He died on 26 May 1915 and is buried at Shorncliffe Military Cemetery, O 279.

He was born in Horsham, Sussex, and was a fitter's mate when he enlisted at Sandgate, Kent, on 9 April 1908, at the age of 22. He was serving in the 3rd Home Counties Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, for one year, and was re-engaged in the Territorial Force in Dover on 30 April 1910. He was discharged when his engagement ended in 1912. He then enlisted at Folkestone into the Royal Garrison Artillery, with the regimental number of 55 and the rank of Sergeant.

His father was Harry Hopkins, living at 2 The Crescent, Sandgate. His mother died on 13 January 1918.

with thanks to Joyce Banks

Hopper, A.
Albert Hopper, 625390, was a Private in the 8th battalion of the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) (formerly 4261 1st company of the London Yeomanry). He enlisted in Chelsea, and lived in Dover.

He died in action on 9 April 1917, and is buried at Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez

Albert was the brother of Alfred Edward Hopper, below. Their parents, Alfred Hopper and Lilian Hoskens, had married in 1879. Mr Hopper was in 1881 a carter, but then worked for the SECR, in 1884 as a porter, in 1891 and 1901 as a guard, and in 1911 as an inspector.

Although the 1911 census records them as having had 5 children, 2 of whom had died, it seems that they may have had more. First was Henry, born about 1880, who was living with his parents at 38 Limekiln Street. The family moved to 87 Limekiln Street, from where little Henry was buried on 19 November 1893. A daughter, Lillian Sarah, was born in 1884, being christened on 13 April at Holy Trinity. She was followed by Alfred, born possibly 3 November 1886 and christened on 23 December at Holy Trinity. Albert was born on 7 July 1890 and christened on 14 July in a private baptism. The family were then living at 75 Limekiln Street.

The last three children died in infancy. Reginald was born on 25 August 1891 and christened privately on 31 August. He was buried on 22 December 1891. Winifred Evelyn was born on 4 November 1892 and christened privately on 6 January 1893; she died at the age of two months, being buried on 21 January 1893. Finally, Evelyn was born on 9 February 1900, when the family had moved to 22 Oxenden Street; she was christened privately on 12 March, and buried on 24 March 1900.

Mrs Lillian Hopper died at the age of 54 on 17 March 1916; she was buried at St Mary's, with the first part of her funeral service held at Holy Trinity. This was just two months after her son Alfred died from wounds.

In 1924 a wreath was laid when the town memorial was unveiled, to "Alfred and Albert Hopper from Dad, Lil, Jack, and family". Lillian, the only surviving child, had married John Edward Hopper in 1905.

Mr Hopper probably died on 12 February 1939, of 4 Old Folkestone Road.

AE Hopper, courtesy Dover ExpressHopper, A. E.
Albert Edward Hopper, 27/320, was born in Dover, the son of James Hopper, a town porter, and his wife Emma, née Ovenden.

He enlisted in Sunderland and became a Lance Serjeant in the Northumberland Fusiliers, with the 27th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion. He was killed in action on 11 March 1917, when he was 34. He is buried at the Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras.

Just ten days after he died, his eldest brother George Percy Hopper, the husband of Edith Mary, née Martin, whom he had married at Holy Trinity, Dover, on 12 March 1912, died at Maidstone, "after a long and painful illness, patiently borne".

In 1918 their sister, Isabel, inserted an In Memoriam: "In fond memories of my two brothers George and Albert Hopper --- who both passed away March last, the first and second sons of Mrs Hopper of Clarendon Street, Dover. United in death but ever missed by their loving sister Isabel (Bedford)."   

Hopper, A. E.
Alfred Edward Hopper, 35168, was a Gunner in the 96th Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery. He was 29 when he died from wounds on 13 January 1916. He is buried at the Bailleul Communal Extension (Nord)

Born in Dover, he was the son of Alfred and Lilian Hopper, from Dover. He enlisted in Woolwich, and was the husband of Lucy May Gouge (formerly Hopper, née Phillips), of 85 Amersham Vale, New Cross, London. The couple had married in 1912

EC Hopper, gravestone, by Simon ChambersHopper, E. C.
Edward Charles Hopper, 205113, was a Serjeant in the Royal Air Force. He was taken suddenly ill while at home on leave, and died at the Military Hospital, Western Heights, on 25th February 1919, aged 26. . He was buried on Monday, 3rd March, with full military honours at Charlton Cemetery, QT 30.

He was the son of Edward and Margaret Hopper, and the husband of Emma Isabel Hopper, of 444 Katherine Road, Forest Gate, London, formerly 50 Tower Hill. .

 

Hosking, H. J. R.
Herbert John Roy Hosking was an Old Pharosian, and is commemorated on the window at the Boys' Grammar School, Dover. Born at Margate, Kent, on 26 July 1896, he was the son of James Hosking and his wife Florence, who in 1911 were living at Kingsdown Villas, Kingsdown. At home then were their other two surviving children, Ophelia, 21, and Ronald, 6. Florence, née Hunt was Mr Hosking's second wife; he had also another six children with his first, Ann Isabella, née Forbes.

Herbert ("John") had a successful school career, being a keen cricketer, performing to great applause in an extract from "The Rivals" in the 1912 speech day concert, and being described in July 1913, just before he left school to work in a warehouse in China, as one of the "Pleiades of massive intellects". As he prepared to leave he issued in the newsletter on 8 October 1913 a "proclamation" to form VI:

"The time is now drawing to a close, and soon I must gird up my coat and take off my loins for the great ordeal before me. Whether I shall come out alive, I cannot say, but in case I don't this will serve as a last farewell. Never having done any work, as far as I can remember, I am rather anxious to know what it is like.

Now, my boys, I know what it is to be a schoolboy, and what a great temptation there is to slack. But, take it from me, no good ever comes of slacking. Another thing to remember is - take everything seriously. Never play; always work. As a worthy master, who shall be nameless, once told us, take even Bowls seriously.

I'm sorry, boys, that our party is broken up, for we had many happy hours together; but all things most come to an end - sometimes, even gowns. You will write to me occasionally, and let me hear the little bon-mots, won't you? Good-bye, for the present. That your may continue to prosper is the earnest wish of your

Ex-Fellow Yeller,
H. J. R. HOSKING, A.A. (Almost Honours)."

As war broke out, Herbert joined the University and Public Schools Battalion and went to Epsom as a private. On 11 May 1915 it was gazetted that Herbert was one of the "Gentleman Cadets from the Royal Military College to be Second Lieutenant", He served in the 3rd battalion of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. He passed exams with distinction at Pembroke College, Cambridge, and was then sent to Felixstowe. Later, working with machine guns, he later undertook at course at Hythe School of Musketry, again passing his exam with a "distinguished", and began training drafts for the Front.

Herbert was sent to the Front himself on 13 July 1916, with just a few hours notice, and was attached to the 7th battalion. The battalion, part of the 56th Brigade of the 19th (Western) Division, left England between 16-18 July 1916, and by 19 July they relieved the 98th Brigade on the front line, near Bazentin Le Petit. On 22 July, at seven in the evening, they began moving to Fricourt. The move took four hours as their way was blocked by traffic and cross-cutting ANZACs, but half an hour after midnight they began an attack on an intermediate trench on the  northern boundary of the village  of Bazentin Le Petit. Casualties were heavy under machine-gun fire, with 79 from the Loyal Norths killed, and survivors were forced to withdraw. In charge of a machine gun section Lieutenant Hosking - he had been promoted in the field - was last seen leading his men over the top to attack the enemy, and it was known that he had been wounded. There was hope that he may have been captured by the enemy, but this soon faded and he was presumed to have died.

After his death, Herbert's former headmaster wrote that "He was a right good fellow, who won his way into all hearts, and endeared himself to all by his cheery and noble demeanour, even from his early days at school", and his CO said that Herbert had done excellent work while with the battalion and was a "capable and promising officer".

Herbert had last been home seven months before his death; he was just three days short of his 20th birthday when he died. He is one of the 58 Loyal Norths commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial for the missing, pier and face 11a.

an image of  Lt Hosking is here

with thanks to John and Vicki Howard
further school information from the Old Pharosians Archives

*Howard, D. B.
Dennis Brook Howard was awarded the MC. He was a 2nd Lieutenant (temporary) acting as Captain in the Royal Field Artillery, serving in the 12th battery (35th Brigade). He died on 22nd October 1917, and is buried in The Huts Cemetery, Belgium.

His father, Cecil A Howard, was a Major in the Royal Artillery, and Dennis was born in India, as was also his mother (Calcutta). In 1901 the family were at 19 Dorchester Road, Weymouth, and in 1911 they were at 189 Victoria Road, in the district of Chambly and Vercheres, Quebec. Mrs Howard was by then a widow, her husband having died in London in 1910, and had five of her children with her. When Captain Howard died, his mother was at Howard Ranch, Alexandria, Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada.

Howard, J.
John Howard, 192315, came from 29 Odo Road, Dover. He was born in Dover on 8th April 1879, and in 1881 his family were living at 7 Finnis Hill. His father, Thomas, was a fisherman, and his mother, Annie Maria (nee Partridge), was a general servant. They had at that time five children, Mary, Thomas, George, John, and Henry, eight months.

John became an able seaman, and lost his life when the Cressy was torpedoed on 22nd September 1914. He is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial.

Howard, R.
Rupert Howard was in the Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Born in London on 23 June 1885, he was the son of Gerald Richard Howard, who later lived at Compton Lodge, Kearsney, Dover. He married Gertrude Helena Burt in Kensington in 1907. Before enlisting he was for two years in the BSH Police at Rhodesia, and also had worked as a Clerk.

In Canada the couple lived at 7 Alkzas Mansions, Victoria, BC, and Gertrude worked at the Bank of Montreal. Rupert was killed in action on 4 September 1916, when he was 31, and is buried at Ovillers Military Cemetery, Somme, France. On the base of his headstone is written the word "Prospice".

Gertrude later came back to England, living at 4 East Drive, Brighton.

photo by Jean Marsh 

W A Howard, courtesy Simon ChambersHoward, W. A.
William Alfred Howard, L/10256, was born in Maidstone and was an acting Corporal in C Company, of the 1st battalion of the Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). He enlisted in Canterbury when he was 18, and was twenty and a half when he died from wounds on 27th November 1914 (Soldiers Died states 1 January 1915). He is commemorated on the Menin Gate.

He and his brother Lance Corporal Albert Howard, 10168 (pictured below), went overseas with the first Division on 12th August 1914, and were in action at Mons through to the retreat to Aise and the advance to Ypres. They took part in the fighting on 30th and 31st October, where their two companies (Albert was in D) fought side by side. Altogether lost were 624 officers and men after the enemy had pierced the line on either side of the Queens Regiment and isolated them. 

Their parents were Charles James and Eliza Charlotte Jane Howard, from 2 Beach (Bench?) Street, Dover, in which town he lived. There was sad confusion before the death of William was confirmed. He had been given as missing since 31st October, and later enemy reports showed he was killed on 27th November and buried at Gheleevelt. This, however, did not agree with the views of the War Office, who stated that the reports were incorrect.

At the same time, the War Office erroneously sent a report on 28th March 1915 that William had become a prisoner of war, after having been previously reported missing. The prisoner of war was in fact his brother, Albert, who had been taken prisoner on 31st October, and the confusion arose because of the similarity between AW Howard, courtesy Dover Expresstheir names and enlistments. Albert was interned at Suderzollhaus, Schleswig, and previously at Gustrow.  Given the confusion, and the extra note from the CWGS that he died from wounds, it seems a possibility that William did indeed become a prisoner of war also, on 31st October, but died from his wounds on the date reported by the enemy, rather than on 31st October, when he was reported missing.  

Mr Charles Howard was a Police Constable for the SECR at the Harbour Station, and there were two further sons serving. One was Sergeant A G Howard, 2nd battalion of the Queens, who had been at the Front, returned from Pretoria in September 1914, and was awaiting orders to return, and the second was Private C J Hoard, still overseas, from the 2nd battalion of the West Yorkshire regiment, and formerly for eight years in the 2nd battalion of the Middlesex Regiment.  

SG Howell, house, by Simon ChambersHowell, S. G. S.  
Sidney George Howell, 121677, was a Gunner in the Royal Garrison Artillery, the 3rd/3rd Siege Reserve Brigade. He had joined the anti-aircraft section in 1914, and served at various places around the coast during air raids.

He was at Press Heath Camp, Shropshire, training with a siege battery when he died from pneumonia following influenza on 22nd November 1918. He was 24. He is buried at St James, after a funeral with full military honours on Friday afternoon, 29th November. . .

He was the second son of Arthur and Annie Howell, née Dennis, of 56, Folkestone Rd., Dover, and grandson of Samuel Howell. His cousin, Frederick Howell, also died.

EG Hoy, courtesy Dover ExpressHoy, E. G.
Edward George Hoy, G/27468, was a Private in the 1st/8th TF Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). He was 28 when he died from wounds received in action on 16th or 17th August 1917. He is buried at Brandheok New Military Cemetery No 3.

He was born at Herne Bay and was the son of Mrs Annie Hoy from Maxton, and her husband Alfred John Hoy. In 1901 the family were living at 9 Maxton Road, and Mr Hoy was working as a railway guard. They then had five children; John, 12, Edward, 11, and Frederick, 8, all born at Herne Bay, and Margaret, 4, and Herbert, 1, born in Dover.

Edward enlisted in Dover and his wife was Mabel Hoy, née Hart, from 7 Cherry Tree Avenue, later from 4 Douglas Road, Tower Hamlets.  The couple had married in 1915.

Hubbard, W. T.
William Thomas Hubbard, 425458, was a Private in the 10th battalion of the London Regiment (Hackney). He died on 25 April 1918, and is buried at the Bouchoir New British Cemetery, France, VI C 23.

William's parents were William Thomas Hubbard and his wife, Emily Violet, née Browning, who married on 27 August 1885 at St Andrew, Buckland. Their address then was 1 Chapel Hill. They would have sixteen children during their marriage, of whom nine died before 1911. One cannot be identified; a possibility is that her name was Emily.

The Hubbard Family

Birth date Christening Date Christening Where Name Address Father's Occupation More
8 November 1885 20 November 1885 privately William Thomas 1 Shooters Hill labourer buried on 25 November 1885 at St Andrew aged two weeks
2 December 1886 2 January 1887 St Andrew George Edward Chapel Hill labourer married Harriet King 25 December 1910 at Christchurch, brought an action for recovering sick pay in November 1911, was a fireman on SS Canterbury in 1921 - had to pay duty on rum and geneva he had brought home from Calais for a party
26 July 1888 26 August 1888 St Andrew Walter Frederick 48 George Street labourer married Emily R Davis 1918
24 September 1889 29 October 1889 St Andrew Samuel Charles 48 George Street labourer birched for stealing money with two other lads from a shop in January 1902
18 October 1890 7 December 1890 St Andrew William Thomas 1 George Street labourer married Mary Elizabeth Dilnott 22 July 1914 at St Bartholomew, enlisted in Woolwich
1891 census at home - Mr and Mrs Hubbard, George, Walter, Samuel, William 10 Hartley Street general labourer and millers' assistant  
1892 26 May 1892 privately Percy     buried 31 May 1892 at St Mary's aged four months, from Hartley Street
1893     Ernest     summoned for throwing stones with other boys on Military Hill in January 1911. Attested 25 August 1914 but discharged 4 November 1914. Labourer, black hair, blue eyes.
1896 22 April 1896 St John Mariner Emily Florence 16 Portland Place labourer married Albert Brown 9 March 1916 at St Bartholomew, Philip Ratcliffe in  1928
1897 29 October 1897 St John Mariner Henry Alfred 16 Portland Place stableman buried 16 January 1900 at St Mary aged 2, from 16 Portland Place
1 November 1898 15 November 1898 Christchurch Daisy 16 Portland Place carter buried 21 November 1898 at St Mary aged 16 days, from 16 Portland Place
1 November 1898 15 November 1898 Christchurch Violet 16 Portland Place carter buried 21 November 1898 at St Mary aged 16 days, from 16 Portland Place
1900 9 September 1903 St James the Great Charlotte ("Lottie")     married Henry Tennant in 1922
March 1900   16 Portland Place carman and horse-keeper for Messrs Allsop and Sons, having charge of their stables in Custom House Lane
1901 census at home - Mr and Mrs Hubbard, George, Walter, Samuel, William, Ernest, Emily, Lottie 16 Portland Place navvy  
1903 9 September 1903 St James the Great Rose Amelia 11 Portland Place carman buried 15 April 1905 at St Mary, aged 19 months, from 6 Portland Place
1902 16 June 1905 Christchurch Violet May 6 Portland Place carman buried 22 June 1905 at St Mary, aged 3, from 6 Portland Place
1905 26 September 1905 Christchurch Louisa Emily 6 Portland Place carman buried 30 September 1905 at St Mary, aged 22 days, from 6 Portland Place
1911 census at home - Mr and Mrs Hubbard, William, Ernest, Emily, Lottie 6 Bowling Green Terrace railway porter Ernest was a labourer in the fish trade, working for a fish dealer. William was a labourer on government contracts
1914 Ernest's attestation   44 Tower Street carman  

Mr Hubbard died on 1 Feb 1935 at 7 Tower Street and is buried at Charlton. Mrs Hubbard died in 1912.



1918



1919

Mrs Mary Hubbard possibly remarried in 1919, to William J Street.

HC Hudson, courtesy Dover ExpressHudson, H. C.
Harry Charles Hudson, 68550, was a Private or a Lance Corporal in the 7th battalion of the Queen's, V Hudson, courtesy Dover ExpressRoyal West Surrey Regiment. He was killed in action on 26th April 1918, when he was 18. He is buried in Pargny British cemetery. 

His parents were George and Alice Hudson, from 2 Beaconsfield Road, Buckland, Dover, and he was born, lived, and enlisted in Dover. 

His twin brother Vernon Cecil, a Lance Corporal in the Queens, is pictured right. The images appeared in the local paper a fortnight after Harry had been killed, but his death had not been known in time to publish it with the picture.

In April 1940 this In Memoriam notice was posted "In everlasting memory of our dear son and our brother, Harry Hudson, killed in action April 26th 1918. Ever in the thoughts of his loving Father, Mother, Sisters and Brother. Time lingers on, but memories last."

Frederick Murphy, who was killed on the Maid of Kent in 1940, was Harry's brother-in-law.

Hughes, L. H.
Lionel Holford Hughes was a Second Lieutenant in the 3rd battalion, attached to the 1st battalion, of the Prince of Wales' North Staffordshire Regiment. He was 19 when he died on 29 October 1914. He is commemorated on a special memorial near VI M at Ration Farm Military Cemetery, La Chappelle d'Armentières.

His parents were Allan Edward and Evelyn Emma Hughes, of Wychdon Lodge, Weston, Stafford.

more information about him is here - Lancing College War Memorial

Humphrey, C.
Charles Humphrey, 358019, was a Corporal in the 206th Siege Battery of the Kent Royal Garrison Artillery TF. He died on 1st November 1918, when he was 24. He is buried at Awoingt British Cemetery, France.

He was born and enlisted in Dover, and was the son of Margarette Anne Humphrey, from 263 London Road, Dover, and the late James Humphrey.

*Hunter, T.
T. Hunter. This may be Thomas Hunter, 206083, a Private in the London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) , 1st Battalion, who died at the Park Hospital, Hither Green, on 30 May 1919, aged 19. He is remembered on the Screen Wall, D 3173, in "Heroes' Corner" at Ladywell Cemetery, Lewisham 

He was the son of Edward Thorn Hunter, born in Weymouth, and Clara, née Fray, his wife, born at  Sheerness. Thomas was also born at Sheerness, the youngest son in a family of six children, born the year before his father died, aged 41. Thomas' eldest brother, Edward, with wife Louie, came to live in Dover, where their son, also Edward, was born in 1910, the year after their marriage in Norfolk.

with thanks to Joyce Banks

H Huntley, courtesy Dover ExpressH Huntley grave, by Simon ChambersHuntley, G. 
George Huntley, 340512, was a Pensioner Armourer, but served again from the outbreak of the Great War. He was in action at the Dardanelles and the North Sea, and wounded twice. During this time his wife Frances, and his family, lived at 54 Widred Road, Tower Hamlets. She later lived at 9 Dour Street, Dover.  According to Mr F T Huntley, of 83 Heathfield Avenue, Dover, he had served 25 years in the Royal Navy,

With HMS Pembroke, he died on 1 July 1917 from dysentery, when he was 48  (41?) and was buried at St James with military honours. His coffin, draped with the Union Flag, was borne to the cemetery on a gun carriage followed by a number of a house similar to Mr Huntley's, by Simon Chambers bluejackets. Mourners included his widow,  Airman Mechanic F. Huntley, his son, Miss F Huntley and Miss G Huntley, his daughters, Mr and Mrs Huntley, his parents, and  Pte. Henry Huntley the Buffs, Mr Alfred Huntley, and Sapper Ted Huntley, his brothers. Pte. George Huntley was at the Front. Amongst the floral tributes was one from "his broken-hearted wife to a dear kind husband and loving father"

 

This house is in Dour Street, and is similar to Mrs Huntley's house. On 2nd October 1941 an area of the street was destroyed by bombing, including Mrs Huntley's home. Three civilians were killed here instantly, and a fourth died in hospital the following day.  

dead man's penny, courtesy Martin Husk, photo Simon ChambersHusk F. J.  
Frederick James Husk, 46933. He was a Bombardier in the 82nd battery of the Royal Field Artillery. He served in the first battle of Kut. This began on 6th April 1916, and was an attempt to relieve 10,000 troops besieged. Casualties were high, with over 23,000 during the operation. Eventually, on 29th April,  the date of Frederick's death at the age of 27, Sir Charles Townshend surrendered his besieged troops, and thus British influence in the Middle East was weakened. The surrender was considered a great humiliation and calamity.

He was born and enlisted in Dover, and he was the son of George and Clara Husk, of 30 Randolph Road. He is commemorated on the Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery. Frederick and his brother Henry, below, are commemorated also on their parents' gravestone at St Andrews, Buckland.

In
Loving Memory
of
Clara Husk
passed away 15th November 1931
aged 79 years
"At Rest"
also of
George Husk
husband of the above
who died 10th March 1932
aged 80 years
"Re-United"

 
 

Henry John Husk
died 15th May 1916 (India)
aged 37 years
also of
Frederick James Husk
died 20th December 1916 (Kut)
aged 27 years

R. I. P.

 

note: date of death different from CWGC record

with thanks to Martin Husk
with thanks to Roger Husk

Husk, H. J. 
Henry Husk, courtesy Dover ExpressHenry John Husk, 2097, was in the 1st/3rd Home Counties Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery. He had served in the Royal Navy as an AB for twelve years, but left in about 1914. He then joined the RFA in October 1915, and in March 1916 left for India. He died two months later on 15th May dead man's penny, courtesy Martin Husk, photo Simon Chambers1916 at the War Hospital, Colaba, India. He had been travelling by train, and he and a comrade succumbed to heatstroke. He is commemorated on the Kirkee 1914-1918 memorial. 

He enlisted and lived at Dover, and was the fourth child of Mr and Mrs George Husk of 30 Randolph Road. George was a brewer, from Ewell, and Clara (nee Atkins) was a domestic servant from Hougham. They married at the Methodist Centenary Chapel in Dover in 1873, and had twelve children: Emily, 1874; George, 1876; Edward, 1878; Henry, 1879; Jess, 1880; William, 1882; Richard, 1886; Ethel, 1888; Frederick, 1890; Clare, 1892; Daisy, 1894; and Alfred, 1896.  He was therefore brother to Frederick, above

with thanks to Roger Husk
with thanks to Martin Husk

Hutchins, T. A. V.
Thomas Alfred Victor Hutchins, 31281, was a Private (Guardsman) in the Grenadier Guards, 2nd battalion. He was 21 when he was killed in action on 4th November 1918, and is buried at the Villers-Pol Communal Cemetery Extension.

His mother was Susanna Bailey, from 11 Westmount Terrace, Priory Hill, Dover

The gravestone is at Charlton.

gravestone at Charlton, by Joyce BanksThe words on the front read:

In
Loving Memory
of
Thomas Henry Hutchins
Who Died November 23rd 1910
Aged 46 Years

The words on the back read:

In Loving Memory
Grenadier Thomas A. V. Hutchins
Age 21 Years
Killed in Action
November 4th 1918
Interred at Villers P.O.L France
R. I. P.

photo and transcriptions with thanks to Joyce Banks

Surnames H (part 1 of 3 - H to Har) are here
Surnames H (part 2 of 3 - Hay to Hol) are here



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