World War 1 Memorial

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Remembering Those that Fell From Our Congregation In The Great War 1914 – 1918

This Roll of Honour records forty one names of the known war dead of the congregation. It was installed on the wall to the left (or north) side of the Church entrance in the first years of the 1920’s. Some of its original mountings can still be seen. Being of wood construction it eventually fell into disrepair. Older congregation members believe it was finally removed in the mid 1950’s.

The first public announcement regarding a memorial appeared in the Folkestone Herald of the 19th May 1917. It simply said “It has been decided to erect a War Shrine in St.Peter’s parish. Subscriptions will be thankfully received by the Vicar or by the Hon. Sec. and Treasurer, Mr T.C. Cullum, St. Peter’s Schools.”

December 1918 brought what the Folkestone Herald of the 28th called “The Victory Christmas!” At the Christmas morning service the Rev. C.J. Ridsdale read out the Roll of Honour, followed by the prayer “Eternal Rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. Amen.”

There is also a memorial, still extant, in the adjoining School of twenty-eight ex-pupils. Not all their names appear on the Church memorial. They are included here for completeness.

Church Roll of Honour, World War One

Roll of Honour

DUNCAN, Charles
of the choir
DUNCAN, Arthur James
of the choir
SPICKETT, Robert
PHILPOTT, James
MURPHY, John Cornelius
SAUNDERS, Albert
BASING, Albert
HERITAGE, Richard
AVIS, William Alfred
MAXTED, Percy Edward
ELLIS, George [Crumby]
RIDSDALE, Robert Hugh
of the choir
FRAY, Percy
ELGAR, Ernest
CLOKE, Sidney Daniel
SPEARPOINT, William
LEE, Percy
MEADE, John
BRICE, James George
PEGDEN, Redvers George Baden
CORNISH, Zachariah
COURT, Frank Dale
formely of the choir
PHILPOTT, George
MILTON, Frederick
GAMMON, Archibald
CULLUM, Harold
FALCONER, Alexander
ELDRIDGE, Thomas
TIDDY, John
HALL, Frederick
HALL, George
WRIGHT, Charles Stephen
of the choir
ROSE, John
BARTON, Edward
BATES, Albert Henry
TUMBER, Victor
SEATON, Cyril G.
HARRIS, William James
TUFFE, Charles James
CLAYTON, Victor
HALL, Harry

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord . and let Perpetual light shine upon them. Amen. He died for all that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves but unto Him who died for them and rose again

St. Peter’s School Memorial

ROYAL NAVY

BARTON, Edward
BRAWN [sic], William
CORNISH, Zachariah
HARRISS, William
HERITAGE, Richard
MARSH, Arthur
TUMBER, Victor

ARMY

BAILEY, Cyril E.
BAILEY, Edward
BRICE, James G.
CULLUM, Harold
ELGAR, Ernest
GOLDER, Frederick
HOBBS, Frederick

ARMY

MILTON, Frederick
MUNDAY, Willie
MUNDAY, Charles E.
PHILPOTT, George
PHILPOTT, James
ROSE, John
SAUNDERS, Albert

ARMY

SPEARPOINT, William
SPICKETT, Robert
TIDDY, John
TUFFE, Charles J.
FRAY, Percy
WRIGHT, Charles S.
HANFORD, Ernest

Work of the Church in the War

Work of the Church in the War
Work of the Church in the War

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