Frank Ashwood

Died 3rd April 1918

Age 27

Son of Alfred and Sarah Husband of Dorothy. Before the war, Frank owned a Laundry in Chalkwell Rd. Frank died of pneumonia at a Military Hospital in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire.
Buried at Sittingbourne Cemetery

Robert Antrichan

Died 30th June 1917

Age 33

Robert was the son of Moses and Elizabeth Antrichan who lived at Sprotts Hill, Milton Regis at the time of his death. Robert originally joined the Navy in 1902 and served for 12 years . He rejoined in 1916 and died when HMS Cheerful was sunk by a mine in 1917.
Remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial

Lieut Charles Apps

Died 2nd January 1918


"Chicken" Apps worked for Wills and Packham before leaving to join The Royal Garrison Artillery before the war. He left England for Canada where, when war broke out, he joined the Canadian Mounted Rifles. He was Killed by a Shell at Ypres on 02/01/1918.

A Gallant Soldier Family
    The family of the late James Apps and Mrs Apps formerly of 2, Borden
Lane, Chalkwell and now of 534 Indian Grove, West Toronto, Canada have
"done their bit" during the war.
    On New Year's Day, 1918 their second son, Lieut. Charles Apps, was
killed in action in France.  He enlisted as a private in the Canadian
Infantry in 1915, leaving Canada on March 26th, 1916 and received his
commission about three months before he was killed.
    His eldest brother Harry has been work on munitions (during the war)
in Toronto, Canada.
    The third son Arthur, went to India in 1908 with the Oxford and
Bucks Light Infantry and was fighting the Arabs in the Persian Gulf in
1913, and was awarded the MM and was reported missing on December 1,
    Next this this son is a daughter Kate, whose husband Corporal Dick
Lock has been with the Canadian since February, 1915.  He also was
reported missing October, 31, 1917 and was later presumed dead.
    Percy the fourth son has spent three Christmas's in France.  He left
Canada in February 1915 and up to the time that the Armistice was signed
he remained on report.
    Next comes the firth and youngest son Edward who also left Canada in
August of 1916 and has been in France 2 years and 6 months.
    Percy was awarded the M.M. on November 12 after he had just heard
the best news in four years.
All the Apps brothers are old boys of Holy Trinity School, Sittingbourne.


Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery Extension

Walter Apps

Died 27th March 1918

Age 21

Son of Richard And Emmiline of Banks Farm, Teynham.
Buried at Bobbing Church