Arthur Wallace Parks

Died 3rd May 1918

Age 22

Inscription Reads " His labour o'er a rest well earned"

Arthur died at Edmonton Military Hospital of wounds received in action. The young soldier would have reached 23 years of age at the end of May 1918 had he lived, He was the eldest son of Mr & Mrs John Parks of 37 Cowper Rd Sittingbourne. Gunner Parks was already in the special reserve at the out break of war, and mobilized during the first week of August 1914. He crossed over to France with the BEF and was in the retreat from Mons he had been fighting in France ever since. On one occasion he was badly gassed, but went back to the front as soon as he had recovered. He was one of the brave defenders of Kemmel Hill,south west of Ypres where on April the 25th 1918 during Germanys last offensive he was severly wounded by shell fire. It was three days before he could be brought down to a base hospital and eventually he was shipped back to England. However he developed tetanus poisoning and died. Before the war he worked as a market gardener.

Arthur is buried in Sittingbourne Cemetery.

Leonard Parker

died 24th May 1915

Remembered on the Menin Gate Ypres Belgium

Frederick Pashby

Died 19th February 1916

Age 28

Buried Wimereux Communal Cemetery France

William S Payne

Died 19th May 1915

Buried Gibeon Station Cemetery Namibia


Frank Payne

Died 16th September 1918

Age 23

Son of Mr & Mrs Erasmus Payne of 23 Shakespeare Road. Frank was mortally wounded by shrapnal and died  2 hours after being admitted to the Canadian field clearing station.  Frank served for 3 years in France.

Buried at Duisans British Cemetery Pas De Calais