Girls Make Poppies to Raise Money for Charity

20.06.2019
Girls Make Poppies to Raise Money for Charity

The community at Benenden School, like so many, have relatives that fought during the First World War. Some survived to return home, others lie in foreign fields that are forever a bit of Britain.

During the Lower Fifth Enquiry Week (a week of lessons set aside to explore different aspects as part of an overarching theme) the girls and staff contributed to the creation of poppies as can be seen in the photographs below, these will be displayed during the Benenden Arts Festival (June 28 to June 30) and through to Speech Day.

On Speech Day these poppies will be available to purchase for a donation to the CCF Charities; Dare to Live and Walking with the Wounded.  If you would like to support either of these charities please go to the CCF JustGiving page . All of the names listed below are either related to the school or village community and have a poppy dedicated to them in the display.

Those relatives of members of staff who didn’t survive the fighting during the First World War:

Corporal William Bowler

Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

5 November 1918

Corporal Sydney Challoner

9th Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment

24 September 1917

Private William Crook

4th Bn. Bedfordshire Regiment

13 November 1916

Lance Serjeant Malcolm Grant

15th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

3 January 1917

Corporal Charles Arthur Kedwell

80th Bty. Royal Field Artillery

28 September 1918

Lieutentant Cyril Vaughan Thomas

21st Bty. Royal Field Artillery

18 July 1917

The War Memorial in the village contains the following information according to the Roll of Honour website .

BAIRD

W C

Captain, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 5 November 1914.

BOXALL

C

Corporal, East Surrey Regiment. Died 9 April 1917.

BRIDGLAND

Harry

Lance Corporal, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 15 September 1916

BRIDGLAND

Vincent

Private, 2/4th Battalion, Queens Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 4 November 1917

BURT

Archibald

Driver, “C” Battery, 227th Brigade Royal Field Artillery (R.F.A). Died 31 March 1918

BURT

Robert John

Rifleman, 14th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Died 7 June 1917

RHYMES-COLE, DSO

William Elmer

Captain, 3rd Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers. Died 11 November 1914.

CRESSWELL

Albert Sackville

Captain, 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 13 March 1915

COLEY, DCM

Edward

Gunner, 25th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery (R.G.A). Died 28 September 1916.

COLEY

Leonard

Private, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 21 October 1916

COUCHMAN

George Frederick

Private, Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 21 March 1918.

FOSTER

Alfred

Private, London Regiment, 3rd Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Died 23 March 1918

HARMER

Herbert Edwin

Private, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 30 July 1916.

HARMSWORTH, MC

Harold Alfred Vyvyan [St George], The Honourable

Captain, 2nd Battalion, Irish Guards. Died 12 February 1918

HARMSWORTH

Vere Sidney Tudor, The Honourable

Lieutenant, 63rd (Royal Naval Division). Died 13 November 1916

HOARE

Richard Lennard

Captain, 12th (County of London) Battalion, (The Rangers) London Regiment. (T.F.) Died 1 July 1916

HUMPHREY

William [Albert]

Private, 1st Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 26 October 1917.

JENNER

George

Private, 5th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 9 July 1916

MARSHALL

Francis [John]

Private , 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 3 July 1916.

MATTHEWS

Benjamin

Private, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 16 August 1918.

MATTHEWS

Thomas

Private, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 20 August 1916

MOORE

Percy

Corporal, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 3 May 1917.

PAVEY

Albert Victor

Private, 5th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 16 January 1916

PAVEY, DCM

[Richard] George

Sergeant, “Y” Section, 29th Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artillery (R.F.A). Died 6 July 1917

PAVEY

[Arthur] Stanley

Private, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 31 July 1917.

ROFF

William

Private, 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 10 August 1917.

RUSSELL

Charles

Private, 5th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 7 January 1916

TAYLOR

James [Alfred]

Private, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 10 May 1917

WATSON

Ernest

Lance Corporal, 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 8 February 1915

WATSON

John

Lance Corporal, Corps of Military Police, (Foot Branch). Died 21 August 1917

WEEKS

George

Private, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 31 November 1917.

WORSLEY

Cyril

Private, 5th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 9 March 1917.

Information on the names of those throughout Kent who died during the First World War can be found at the Roll of Honour website or at the Kent Fallen web site