NAVAL DIVISION MEMORIAL PLAQUES
Pte. Robert INGHAM R.M.L.I.
1st Platoon, 'A' Company, Deal Battalion, R.N.D.
Killed in action, 30th April 1915.
Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac (Gi 7)
Roll of Honour gives:- Enlisted 23/4/1895 ; Discharged "Free"
on transfer to RFR 25/7/1905 ; Deal Bn. at Dunkirk & Defence of Antwerp
1914 (listed as Chatham Bn. Dunkirk only, in 1914 Star Roll) ; MEF 28/2/15-30/4/15
DD ; Deal Bn. , (CH/2628 Sergeant W.J. Shaw's Diary).
Fleet Air Arm Museum papers missing ; Queen's South Africa Medal without clasp (HMS "Racoon") ; Buried in Isolated graves on south side of Victoria Gully, 135 yards E. of Water Tanks, about 1000 yards SE of Anzac Cove. ; Wife, Ruth, 8 South St., Kings Cross St., Halifax, Yorks. ; 1914 Star issued to widow, R.A. Ingham, 13/6/19.
Z/3171 AB Edward INSALL R.N.V.R.
Howe Battalion, R.N.D.
Killed in action, 13th November 1916.
Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel (FR 339)
Roll of Honour gives:- Enlisted 5/1/15 ; Draft for MEF 28/6/15, joined
Howe Bn. 18/7/15-19/9/15 Enteritis, rejoined Howe Bn. 24/11/15-13/11/16 DD.
A Miner ; b.21/6/1896 ; Next-of-Kin & home address: Father, Charles Mansen Insall, 18 Havelock St., South Shields ; ADM/171 = St.V.B. issued to Universal Legatee.
Pte. Harry JONES R.M.L.I.
2nd Royal Marine Battalion, R.N.D.
Died after Demob. from Paralytic Dementia & Pneumonia, 25th June 1919.
Kilnhurst (St. Thomas) Churchyard Extension (Yorkshire 563)
Roll of Honour gives:- ex-Private King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry,
enlisted in 7th Bn. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry at Doncaster 9/9/14
& transferred to Plymouth Short-Service RMLI 16/9/14 ; RM Cyclist Company
MEF 28/2/15-15/9/15 sick, rejoined Cyclist Company 12/10/15-17/6/16 to Base
Depot Etaples, joined 'Z' Trench Mortar Battery 27/7/16-1/3/17 ICT Hand, Invalided
to UK 7/3/17 ; 2nd RM Bn. Draft for BEF 18/10/17, joined 2nd RM Bn. 14/11/17-24/3/18
Missing, POW ; Repatriated 6/12/18 ; Demob. 19/2/19.
CWGC incorrectly record his unit as "Plymouth Division" ; Formerly 5th Bn. Notts & Derby Regt. F Company 4 years, Time Expired ; A Collier ; b.Belper, Ambergate, Derby 23/7/1894 ; Home address: 8 Piccadilly, Swinton, Nr. Rotherham ; Parents, Henry & Ellen Jones, 12 Piccadilly, Swinton, Rotherham.
Z/6264 AB William JOWITT R.N.V.R.
Anson Battalion, R.N.D.
Missing, assumed killed in action (Raid on enemy positions), 25th May 1918.
Pozières Memorial (MR 27)
Roll of Honour gives:- Enlisted
21/7/15 ; Draft for BEF 18/5/17, joined Anson Bn. 15/6/17, detached to 1st
RM Bn. as Servant to Sub Lieutenant Carr 28/12/17, rejoined Anson Bn. 25/2/18-25/5/18
Attestation Signatures, CWGC & Death Plaque = Jowitt ; Served as Jowett ; RND Card, GRO & 1901 Census = Jowett ; A Cutler ; b.2/5/1896 ; Next-of-Kin & home address: Mother, Mary Ann, 78 Hermitage St., Sheffield.
Pte. Ernest Harold KEMP R.M.L.I.
1st Royal Marine Battalion, R.N.D.
Killed in action, 28th September 1918.
Vis-en-Artois Memorial (MR 16)
Roll of Honour gives:-
Enlisted Manchester 15/10/14 ; HMS "Illustrious" 4/9/15-26/11/15
; Served with the RM Bn. in Ireland 26/4/16-14/5/16 (Irish Rebellion, "Easter
Rising") ; HMS "Glory" 1/8/16-8/11/17 ; 1st Reserve Bn. RMLI
4/1/18-1/5/18 ; 1st RM Bn. Draft for BEF 1/5/18.
CWGC incorrectly record his name as "Harold Ernest Kemp" & "Enlisted Aug. 1914" ; ADM/242 & GRO Index = Harold Ernest ; ADM/159, 157, FreeBMD & Death Plaque = Ernest Harold ; Son of John & Mary Ann Kemp, of 6 Poplar Ave., Great Harwood, Nr. Blackburn, Lancs.
W/126 AB John KENNETT R.N.V.R.
Hood Battalion, R.N.D.
Missing, assumed killed in action, 4th June 1915.
Helles Memorial (MR 4)
Roll of Honour gives:- Enlisted as Private No.15321 King's Own Yorkshire
Light Infantry 1/9/14 & transferred to RNVR 7/9/14 ; Hood Bn. 25/1/15-4/6/15
Born Wakefield 6/1/1892. A Labourer. Resided with mother, Mrs. Mary Kennett, of 21 Victoria Street, Balne Lane, Wakefield, Yorkshire. ; ADM/171 = St.V.B. issued to Mother.
Lt. Vernon KING R.M.
16 Squadron RAF (63rd Divisional Train attached 16 Squadron RAF).
Killed in action, 11th April 1918.
Observer in an RE8 No.B6522, Artillery Observation Patrol, in combat with 3 Enemy Aircraft at 5.15pm, shot down brought down, wrecked. Captain T.B. Jones (Pilot) killed in action. Claim combat W. of Ostend 5.05pm, Leutnant J. Jacobs, Jasta 7.
Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension (FR 95)
Roll of Honour gives:- ex-Deal/1569/S Private RM Divisional Train. Enlisted
3/12/14 ; Commissioned Temporary Lieutenant RM for Divisional Train 28/2/15
; MEF May 15 ; BEF 23/5/16 ; Terminated in RND 11/3/18 to RFC.
Father, W.J. King, 35 Whitehill Rd., Gravesend, Kent.
L/Cpl. William James KING R.M.
2nd Field Company, Divisional Engineers, R.N.D.
Died of wounds after Discharge (Invalided) in Gillingham Hospital from injury to Spinal Cord (BW 6/5/15), 20th November 1916.
Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery (Kent 46)
Roll of Honour gives:- Enlisted
5/10/14 ; 2nd Field Company MEF 1/3/15-6/5/15 BW Spinal Column, Invalided
to UK 15/5/15 ; Discharged Invalided at Charing Cross Hospital 27/3/16 for
"Partial Paralysis of both legs."
Not listed in "With Full & Grateful Hearts" ; Appointed Lance Corporal 11/2/15 ; 25/4/16 Awarded Cert. by GOC RND for Zeal & Devotion to Duty ; b.Kensington, London 7/3/1882 ; Son of Hannah King ; Wife, Mrs. W.J. King, 67 Belgrave St., Stepney, London E1.
Z/6550 AB Alexander Mercer KIRKPATRICK R.N.V.R.
Hawke Battalion, R.N.D.
Wounded & Missing, assumed killed in action, 3rd September 1918.
London Cemetery, Neuville-Vitasse (FR 1185)
RND Roll of Honour gives:- Enlisted 27/9/15 ; Draft for MEF 16/2/16, joined Nelson Bn. 1/3/16-5/9/16 Shell splinters right hand & both eyes, rejoined Nelson Bn. 25/11/16-13/2/17 Crushed Fingers, Invalided to UK 23/2/17 ; Draft for BEF 15/6/17, joined Nelson Bn. 14/7/17-14/10/17 GSW left arm, Invalided to UK 24/10/17 ; Draft for BEF 1/4/18, joined Hawke Bn. 7/4/18-3/9/18 DD.
No record of contemporaneous burial (body recovered post-war) ; A Packer ; b.12/9/1896 ; Next-of-Kin & home address: Mother, M., 12 Rutherford Lane, Glasgow.
The CWGC record this man as "Alexander Kirkpatrick" only. He enlisted & served as "Alexander Kirkpatrick" but evidently he was born "Alexander Mercer Kirkpatrick" & this was cast into his plaque. He was one of four brothers who served during WW1, three of whom were killed in action. All four brothers' medals & plaques reside in a private collection in the UK. His Next-of-kin appear to have chosen not to correct the CWGC Record nor return details for the Cemetery Register.
Three of four brothers killed in action
Pte. James Kirkpatrick, 10th Battn. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders KIA
7958 Private William Kirkpatrick, 2nd Bn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) KIA 10/3/15
Clyde Z/6550 AB Alexander Mercer Kirkpatrick RNVR, Hawke Bn., R.N.D. KIA 3/9/18
42940 Sapper Thomas Kirkpatrick, Royal Engineers (survived)