Local History Articles

List of those from the village who served in World War1

For more information on local families you can contact the Kent Family History Society, Deal Branch Their website cabe found at  https://www.kfhs.org.uk/deal 

ST MARTINS ROLL OF HONOUR 1914 - 1918

SURNAME

FORENAME

REGIMENT

1911 CENSUS ADDRESS

ALLEN

C.R.

BUFFS

AMOS

ROBERT

2ND NORTH HANTS

5, Fairfield Cottts

AMOS

WILLIAM J

BUFFS

5, Fairfield Cottts

ATKINS

ALBERT

RNR

2 Wadling Court Villas, Coldblow

ATKINS

ERNEST

RND

2 Wadling Court Villas, Coldblow

ATKINS

WALTER J

R.E.

BAILEY

CHARLES W

R.M.L.I.

2 Sunnyside Cotts

BARWICK

ALFRED G.

R.F.A.

Mongeham Street

BEAN

JOHN T

BUFFS

BINGHAM

JAMES G.

R.E.

1, Exchange Street Deal

BLAKE

REUBEN

R.N. ch. Stoker

Valley Farmhouse

BLOGG

CLAUD H.

R.E.K.M capt.

Rectory

BLOGG

EDWARD B.

Major, D.S.O. R.E.

Rectory

BLOGG

HUGH B.

H.A.C.

Rectory

BRETT

HERBERT

BUFFS

Valley Farmhouse

BROCKMAN

FREDERICK G.

L.Sig, R.N.

Mill Cotts. Northbourne

BROCKMAN

HARRY R.

L.S. R.N.

Mill Cotts. Northbourne

BROCKMAN

HARRY

R.G.A.

Mill Cotts. Northbourne

BROCKMAN

THOMAS J.E.

S.P.O. R.N.

Mill Cotts. Northbourne

BRUNGER

ALFRED T.

Lance Cpl. R.I.F.

BURR

8th Q.R.W.S.

CLARK

EDWARD N

R.E.K.M.R.

Great Mongeham

COOPER

ARTHUR

R.E.

COURT

A.F.

BUFFS

CURLING

CHAS.H.

Pte. 8th Q.R.W.S.

DAVIS

WILFRID M.W.

Cpl. R.M.L.I.

DELVES-BROUGHTON

T.

Major R.E.

Swiss Cottage Gt M

DELVES-BROUGHTON

H.

Cpt. CHESHIRES

DIXON

HAROLD T.

Sto. R.N.

Canonberry Cottages, Cemetry Road Deal

DIXON

REGINALD H.

BUFFS

Canonberry Cottages, Cemetry Road Deal

DIXON

WALTER J

R.M.L.I.

Canonberry Cottages, Cemetry Road Deal

DRAYSON

CHARLES

R.M. ENGINEERS

Brickfield Cotts, Cemetry Road Deal

Formerly of \"Friendly Port" Pub, Gt M

DREW

Rev. Edwin J.

A.C.F. Mhow, India

EDWARDS

CHARLES W.

SUFFOLK

EDWARDS

JOHN C.

Sergt. R.M.L.I.

ELLENDER

ERNEST

Sto R.N.

ELLENDER

PHILIP

S.P.O. R.N.

Mongeham Farm Cotts

ELLENDER

RICHARD

A.B.R.N.

Mongeham Farm Cotts

ENGLAND

FRANCIS H.

L.S. R.N.

FARRIER

GEORGE

25th R.F.

Hand Laundry, Gt. M

FARRIER GEORGE D.

1ST KENT CYCLISTS

Hand Laundry, Gt. M

FARRIER

JOHN E.

1ST KENT CYCLISTS

Hand Laundry, Gt. M

FINCH

EDWARD

BUFFS

Cherry Lane

FINCH

JAMES

Lab. Batt.

Cherry Lane

FINCH

WILLIAM A.

Sto. R.N.

Cherry Lane

FOORD

JOHN

R.M.L.C.

FRANKS

WALTER G.

FULLER

CHARLES

BUFFS

GRIGGS

ARTHUR H.

R.M.L.I.

Ivy Cottage Gt M

GRIGGS

ERNEST P.

R.M.L.I.

GRIGGS

GEORGE H.

BUFFS

Ivy Cottage Gt M

GRIGGS

JAMES H.

Sto. R.N.

GRIGGS

WILLIAM C.

R.M.L.I.

Ivy Cottage Gt M

HIGGINS

THOMAS

1st Class P.O. R.N.

HOLDEN

HENRY R.

BUFFS

Gt M, with Barwicks

HOPPER

ALFRED

R.G.A.

Palmerstone Terrace Gt M.

HOWLAND

CHARLES

H.M. Patrol Boat

JACOBS

HENRY

Sto. R.N.

Palmerstone Terrace Gt M.

JACOBS

GEORGE T.

Q.R.W.S.

Palmerstone Terrace Gt M.

JONES

CHARLES

A.V.C.

2 Sunnyside Cotts

KEELER

PERCY

Lance Cpl. R.I.F.

Q.R.W.S.

KENNETT

A.

R.N. Division

5 Fairview Cotts

KENNETT

WILLIAM J.

S.P.O. R.N.

KEMP

LAWRENCE

WILLIAM

R.M.L.I.

LAWSON

G.

W.O. R.N. T.B.065

LAWSON

B.E.

LONG

V.

8th Q.R.W.S.

LUCK

CALEB O.

R.G.A.

LUCK

WILLIAM R.

BUFFS

MARLOW

JAMES T.

C.P..O. R.N.

MARTIN

ALBERT E.

Sto. R.N.

MATCHAM

ALFRED

NORTH STAFFS

MATCHAM

GEORGE

BUFFS

MATCHAM

R.

R.N. FLYING CORPS

MOAT

EDWARD

R.M.L.I..

NEWING

A.E.

Gnr. R.G.A.

Gt M

NEWING

CHARLES

1st A.M. R.N.A.S.D.

Gt M

NEWING

WILLIAM H.

Q.R.W.S.

Gt M

PHILIPPE

LEONCE F.

PIGGOTT

BENJAMIN

D.C.M. BEDS L.I.

PORT

ALBERT

R.I.F.

Gt M

PORT

RICHARD L.

Sto. R.N.

Gt M

RAMMELL

CHRISTOPHER

R.A.S.C. M.T.

Speldhurst, later Rectory Gt M

RAMMELL

GEORGE B.

RAMMELL

JAMES C.

2nd lieut. R.G.A.

Speldhurst, later Rectory Gt M

RAMMELL

JOHN H.

RATCLIFF

FRANK

Sto. R.N.

SEATH

FRANK

Sto. R.N.

SHONK

FREDERICK S.

Lance Cpl. R.I.F.

SHONK

GEORGE

R.G.A.

White House Gt M.

SHONK

WILLIAM C.

Sto. R.N.

SMITH

HENRY

P.O.     R.N

SMITH

THOMAS E.

R.A.S.C.

1, Gt Mongeham

SMITH

WILLIAM

R.A.S.C.

1, Gt Mongeham

SPONDER

FREDERICK

R.M.L.C.

Friendly Port Cottage Gt M

THOMPSON

M.E.L.

LT Commander R.N.

THOMPSON

ERNEST

Capt. Herts Yeoy

WICKS

E.T.

Gnr.3rd (H.C.) R.F.A.

WICKS

A.J.

WICKS

W.J.

Gnr. 3rd (H.C.) RF.A.

WILSON

JAMES

Tel. R.N.

WRAIGHT

ARTHUR

R.A.S.C. M.T.

WRAIGHT

GEORGE THOMAS

R.G.A.

Three Horseshoes pub

WRAIGHT

LEONARD

R.F.A.

Three Horseshoes pub

 

The Henry Fowler Story

 

FowlerBorn in Cullompton, Devon Henry Fowler moved to Kent in his early twenties to join the Kent County Constabulary. He married Ellen, a Kentish girl from Loose, just south of Maidstone. In about 1875 Henry was posted to Great Mongeham where he and his wife took up residence in the cottage vacated by the previous village constable, 2, Palmerston Terrace, now 157 Mongeham Road. Their first son was born on Christmas day in 1878, when Henry was 22 and Ellen just a year younger, . Four years later, also on Christmas day, their first daughter was born. They were to have another two sons and four more daughters, two of whom died in childhood.

fowler_weddingThere is little record of his eleven years as village bobby, and it must have been a pleasant situation for him.

 

John Culmer, Deal Pilot

 

In July Noël Siver contacted me with information about her ancestor, John Culmer. I asked her to present an article, and here it is.

JOHN CULMER, 1627-1671

FACTS KNOWN ABOUT HIS LIFE

   

The Bass Family in Great Mongeham

 The village has seen many families come and go. Some long established families have their latest generation still living in or nearby the village. Some, like the Crayfords, are with us for several centuries before disappearing from village records. Some are resident for just a couple of generations and are gone. One such family is the Bass family. John Bass was a victualler who lived in Sholden. In 1817 he Map_of_Bass_holdingsbought Street Meadow from Thomas Stokes for £225. The meadow is shown on the map.
 

Migration to Australia : the Barwick Family Story

 

 

altFollowing on from the article on Poverty in Great Mongeham Helen Barwick Middleditch has written about the migration of her own ancestors to Tasmania. The photograph shows her great grandfather. 

 

 

In 1836 the two eldest sons of Anne (Graves, b. 1784) and Joseph (b. 1783) were given the opportunity to escape the poverty in which they lived and to emigrate. Perhaps they had been considering it for some time, but they would have believed it beyond their wildest dreams: the fare was £20 for an adult, with Bounty advances available to pay the fare, but there were few takers, as for most labourers £20 was a year’s wages and it would be impossible to repay the advance. Then the unheard of happened – the government was offering free passage.
   

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