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INDEX

 

CHITTENDEN

 

Albert.Cecil    

Private  

Wiltshire Regiment            

24th Mar   

1918

 

Albert Edward

Lance Corporal 

Machine Gun Corps (Inf)

19th Jan    

1918

 

Alice Emily

Civilian   

 

14th Oct   

1940

 

A.G

2nd Lieutenant   

Royal Field Artillery   

21st Aug   

1917

 

Alfred George 

Private 

Hampshire Regiment 

8th   May   

1915

 

A.G. 

Lance Corporal  

Canadian Machine Gun Corps    

30th Oct    

1917

 

Arthur Grant     

2nd Lieutenant

Manchester Regiment  

 9t h   Sep   

1914

 

Alan Reginald  

Lieutenant      

Royal Sussex Regiment 

5th  Aug    

1944

 

Charles C        

Lance Corporal

King’s Shropshire Light Infantry  

25th Jan    

1916

 

Arthur Ernest    

Corporal/Saddler

2nd Dragoon Guards (Queens Bays)

13th May  

1915

 

Clifford George

Lance Serjeant

Royal Horse Artilley 

24th Nov  

1941

 

Cyril Roy  

Craftsman 

Royal Electrical & Mechanical Eng 

7th Feb    

1944

 

E

Private 

Dorsetshire Regiment    

10th Apr   

1918

 

Edward     

Skipper   

Mercantile Marine 

29th Oct   

1914

 

Edward Anthony George

Boy 1st Class

Royal Navy

11th Mar  

1942

 

Emily Frances  

Civilian

 

 7th   Mar   

1945

 

Edward George    

Rifleman

Rifle Brigade    

16th Feb   

1917

 

Evelyn Marilyn 

Civilian 

 

7th  Mar    

1945

 

Ernest Sydney    

Corporal

Royal Fusiliers   

29th Apr   

1917

 

F.

Rifleman

Kings Royal Rifle Corps        

11th Apr   

1917

 

Frederick   

Civilian    

 

 9th   Jul     

1943

 

Frank   

Able Seaman

Royal Navy    

22nd Sep   

1914

 

Frederick William

Shipwright 2nd Class 

Royal Navy  

9th   Jul      

1917

 

George Alfred  

Private 

The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)    

1st   May   

1917

 

George Clifton

Private

Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

24   Jan     

1917

 

G.F

Private

Lincolnshire Regiment  

31st  Jul    

1915

 

G.H

Seaman

Mercantile Marine   

30th Jan    

1915

 

Horace 

Lance Corporal

Queens Own (Royal West Kent Rgt)

25   Dec   

1916

 

Harry 

Civilian 

 

7th  Mar   

1945

 

Henry    

Corporal

Royal Warwickshire Regiment

16th Apr    

1917

 

Herbert  

Private 

South African Infantry  

11th Mar   

1916

 

Henry   

Sergeant     

South African Infantry  

28th Mar   

1918

 

Hugh John  Robert

Sergeant   

East Africa Corps Military Police

30th Oct    

1942

 

Iris Noreen     

Civilian     

 

31st Oct    

1942

 

James  

Rifleman

Royal Irish Rifles 

15th Sep    

1914

 

John Albert      

Private   

The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regt) 

20th Mar   

1942

 

J.D

Driver         

Army Service Corps   

9th   Oct    

1916

 

John David 

Sub-Lieutenant (A)

Royal New Zealand Naval Vol Res

29th  Jun    

1944

 

Jack David   

Private    

Royal Regiment of Canada R.C.I.C.

13th April  

1945

 

John Phillips   

Private    

Australian Pioneers      

27th   Oct  

1917

 

Leonard   

Craftsman   

Royal Electrical & Mechanical Eng

27th  Nov  

1944

 

L.H. 

Bombadier 

Royal Field Artillery  

22nd Oct    

1916

 

Mabel Hilda   

Civilian     

 

31st  Oct    

1940

 

Peter    

Sergeant 

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

2nd  Jan     

1944

 

S.

Private 

Royal Marine Light Infantry       

17th Apr    

1915

 

Sidney Edwards

Civilian  

 

7th  Mar    

1945

 

Sydney Frederick      

Private       

East Surrey Regiment      

10th Oct    

1917

 

Thomas  

Private   

The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 

1st   May   

1915

 

Vernon Stanley

Private  

Intelligence Corps

23rd  Jan    

1945

 

Victor Thomas

Serjeant  

Lancashire Fusiliers       

4th   Jun    

1944

 

William    

Private 

The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)   

21st  Jan    

1916

 

Walter

Private    

Suffolk Regiment       

 7th   Sep   

1918

 

William

Private     

Parachute Regiment, A.A.C.

24th Mar   

1945

 

W.C.

Driver  

Army Service Corps  

11th   Jul    

1915

 

W.D.

Private

Queens Own (Royal West Kent Reg

17th Nov  

1915

 

Willie George Collins

Signalman

Royal Navy

22nd  Sep   

1914

 

Walter John

Flying Officer

Royal Canadian Air Force

29th  Mar   

1945

 

William Oscar  

Private    

King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

1st Oct   

1916

 

 

CHITTENDEN ALBERT CECIL                          21642     Private    1st Battalion   Wiltshire Regiment   Date of Death:      24th March 1918    (19)  (St Cath’s   1899   Jun Qtr.   Edmonton  3A  548) Son of Walter J and Agnes Chittenden   Hill View, Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex

Arras Memorial   Grave:   Bay 7.      ‘Arras Memorial is in the Fauboug-d’Ameins Cemetery, which is in the Boulevard du General de Gaulle in the western part of the town of Arras.   The Cemetery is near the Citadal, approximately two kilometres due west of the railway station.   The Memorial commemorates almost 35.000 casualties of the British, New Zealand and South African Forces who died between spring 1916 and 7th August 1918 with the exception of casualties of the Battle of Cambria in 1917 and who have no known grave’.

CHITTENDEN ALBERT EDWARD                  99058  Lance Corporal  272 Company   Sussex Regt   Machine Gun Corps (Inf)  Date of Death:   19th January 1918 (Mesopotamia)  (20)  Born Dulwich.   Surrey. Enl: Croydon.  R. Thornton Heath   (St Cath’s  B  1898   Mar Qtr   West Ashford  2A  827)   Buried at Sea

CHITTENDEN ALICE EMILY          Civilian   Died Monday 14th October 1940.   Age 53. Wife of Alfred William Chittenden  2 Kings Road, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire   ‘Who died as a result of enemy action:   Injured 13th October 1940 at Eleanor Cross Road.   Died at Chase Farm Hospital.    Urban District Cemetery 0f Enfield’.  Immediately before the attack at Fromelles, and it contained the graves of many Australian soldiers who fell in that engagement.   It continued in use as a front line Cemetery until April 1918.        It was used by German troops for the burial of British soldiers during the following summer: and its use was resumed when our troops re-occupied the village.  There are now over 30.000, 1914-18 and a small number of 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site.   Of these, one-fifth from the 1914-18 war are unidentified and special memorials have been erected to seven soldiers and airmen from the United Kingdom, known, or believed to be buried among them, and to three soldiers from the United Kingdom buried by the enemy in Sailly Cyard.

CHITTENDEN ALFRED GEORGE    3/4101/3   Private   2nd Battalion.  Hampshire Regiment  Died  Saturday 8th May 1915    Age 23.   Killed in action @ Gallipoli   Born:  Southsea, Hants.  Enl: Gosport.  R. Southsea.   (St Cath’s   Born 1892  Jun Qtr.  Portsea   2B  527)   Son of Robert E. J. and Alice Chittenden 17 Manner’s Road.   Southsea.   Portsmouth, Hants.

Helles Memorial.   Grave: Panel 125-134: or 223-226: 228-229 and 328       ‘The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula.   It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.    The Memorial bears over 20.000 names and is both the Memorial to the Gallipoli campaign and to the men who fell in that campaign and whose graves are unknown or who were lost or buried at sea in Gallipoli waters (Other than Australians and New Zealanders who are named on other Memorials.   Also inscribed on the Memorial are the names of ships that took part in the campaign and the titles of the Army Formations and Units which served on the Peninsula’.

CHITTENDEN A. G.          148306    Lance Corporal   7th Company.   Canadian Machine Gun Corps. Died     30th October 1917

Poelcapelle British Cemetery   Grave:   XXVIII.   D.  2.  ‘Poelcapelle British Cemetery is located north-east of Ieper town centre on the Brugseweg  (N313) a road connecting Ieper to Brugge.   Two streets connect Ieper town centre on to the Brugseweg: Torhoutstraat leads from the market square onto the Kalfvaartstraat at the end of Kalfvaartstraat is a large junction on which Brugseweg is the first righthand turn.  Poelcapelle (now Poelkapelle) was taken by the Germans from the French on the 20th October 1914.   Entered by the 11th Division on the 4th October 1917.   Evacuated by the British in April 1918 and retaken by the Belgians on the 28th September  1918.     It has given its name to the battle of the 9th October 1917, one of the battles of Ypres.   There are now over 7,000, 1914-18, and a small number of 1939-45 casualties commemorates on this site.   Of these over 6,000 from the 1914-18 war are unidentified and special      Memorials are erected to eight soldiers from the United Kingdom and one from Canada,  known or believed to be buried here.   Other special Memorials record the names of  twenty four soldiers from the United Kingdom, and three from Canada, buried by the enemy, whose graves could not be found’.

CHITTENDEN  ARTHUR GRANT BOURNE       Second Lieutenant   2nd Battalion    Manchester Regiment Died:  9th September 1914   Age 20  Died of wounds.  (St Cath’s   Born: 1894   Sept Qtr.   Epsom   2A  15)   Son of Mrs & Mrs G. G. T. F. Chittenden   ‘High Croft’       Steyning,   Sussex

Montreuil-Aux-Lions British Cemetery.   Grave:    Special Memorial 2.         ‘Location: A small cemetery set on the side of a main road.   It is situated to the east of the village of Montreuil-Aux-Lions and to the west of Chateau Thierry.   Montreuil-Aux-Lions British Cemetary can be reached from the direction of Chateau Thierry, following the N3   Chateau Thierry to La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre road on leaving Chateau Thierry via the N3 the road continues through several hamlets.   After about twenty kilometres the road starts to descend into the village of Montreuil-Aux-Lions, and at this point the Cemetery is visable on the left side of the road.    The cemetery was made after the Armistice by the concentration of graves from the  battlefields of the Aisne.   There are now 150, 1914-18 and a small number 1939-45 War casualties commemerated on this site, of these over half from the 1924-18 war are unidentified and the names of sixteen soldiers, known or believed to be buried among them are recorded on special Memorials (In the case of eight men of the first  Dorset) The special Memorial in a panel behind the ‘Cross of Sacrifice”’.

CHITTENDEN  ALAN REGINALD  278354   Lieutenant   MC   Royal Sussex Regiment   Attached to 5th Battalion Wiltshire Regiment    Died:     Saturday 5th August 1944     Age 21    (St Cath’s   1923  Sep Qtr  Steyning   2B  387)   Son of Walter Robert & Ella May Chittenden (nee Smith) Chingford,  Essex

St Manvieu War Cemetery,  Cheux.     Grave:   VIII.   G.16.     ‘The Cemetery is reached from Caen by taking route D9, westwards.    After about eight kilometres  the road by-passes St Manvieu village, while Cheux  lies two kilometres to the left.   You will find St Manvieu  War Cemetery on right hand side.   The men who lie buried in St Manvieu War Cemetary died for the most part in the fluctuating and severe fighting from mid June to the end of July 1944, in the region between Tilly-Sur-Seulles and Caen. Plots XI, XII, XVII contain German Graves.   There are now over 1,500, 1939-45 war casualties commemorated  in this site.

CHITTENDEN CHARLES                  10488   Lance/Corporal     5th Battalion      King’s Shropshire Light Infantry   Died:   25th January 1916   Age 18.   Killed in action, France/Flanders Burwash War Memorial Born:  Bromyard, Worcs.  Enl: Shrewbury. r. Burwash   Son of Thomas and Bertha Alice Chittenden 16 Greenfield Road,  Burwash,  Sussex

Essex Farm Cemetery.   Boezinge.   Grave:   1.  H.  7.   ‘Boezinge is a village in the Province of West Flanders, north of Ieper on the Diksmuidseweg Road (N369) Boesinghe (Boezinge) village during the greater  part of the war directly faced by the German front line on the east side, but further south the British line was several kilometres east of the Canal, a little less than mid-way from Ypres to Boezinge.   There was a farm building in the narrow space between the road and the canal bank, known by the Army as  Essex Farm.   The land south of the farm came into use as a until August 1917.   The burials were made without any definite plan and some of the Divisions which occupied this sector may be traced in almost every part of the cemetery.   But the 49th West Riding Division buried their dead of 1915 in Plot 1, and the 38th Welsh Division in the autumn of 1916 used Plot III.       There are now over 1,000, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site.      Of these, over 100 are unidentified and special memorials are erected to nineteen soldiers from the United Kingdom, known or believed buried among them’.

CHITTENDEN ARTHUR ERNEST                   Corporal      6190    Saddler 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queens Bays) Died: Thursday 13th May 1915 (21)        Killed in action, France/Flanders   Born:  Wynberg  S.A.  Enl: Woking. r. Aldershot    (St Cath’s  1894  Mar Qtr   Hendon  3A  197)???

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.  Ieper.  West-Vlaanderen.  Belgium.  Panel 3.    ‘Ypres (Now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders.    The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin and Courtrai, and bears the names of men who were lost without trace during the defence of the Ypres Sallent’  in the first world war

CHITTENDEN CLIFFORD GEORGE Lance Serjeant.   805266    1st Regiment.   Royal Horse Artillery   Died:   Monday  24th November 1941 (28)  (St Cath’s  1913  Jun Qtr    Thanet  2A  2169)  Son of Edward Thomas and Florence Mary Ann Chittenden  (nee Wakeford St Cath’s  M 1905  Jun Qtr Thanet  2A 2041)  Husband of Olive Angela Chittenden (nee Jeffs  1937 Jun Qtr  Northampton  3B 100)     of Daventry, Northampton  Grave:   11F. 18.

CHITTENDEN CYRIL ROY                                Craftsman   10671452   L.A.D.     Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers   Attached to No.136 Field Regiment.  Royal Artillery  Died:   Monday 7th February 1944.   Age   37;   (St Cath’s  B  1907  Mar Qtr  Elham  2A  1146)   Son of Walter Edward and Edith Sarah Chittenden   (St Cath’s  M  1903 Jun Qtr  Southwark  1D  209)   Grave:   Face

CHITTENDEN EDWARD       Private   19635  1st Battalion.   Dorsetshire Regiment   Formerly 7370 Bedfordshire Regiment   Died:   Wednesday 10th April 1918    Killed in action, France/Flanders    Son of Mrs M. A. Chittenden.   Born:  Rye Park, Herts.  Enl: Herts.  r. Ware, Herts.   (St Cath’s:  B  1896  Mar Qtr.   Ware.   8A  50035 Mount Street, Ware, Hertfordshire.

Bienvillers Military Cemetery.   Pas de Calais,  France.   Grave:   1.A. 37.      ‘Bienvillers is a large village in the Pas de Calais, 18 kilometres south-west of Arras.   The Military Cemetery is just beyond the village on the south road leading to Souastre (D2)   A CWGC signpost indicating directions to the site is situated on the village square.    The cemetery was begun in September 1915 by the 37th Division, carried on by other Divisions  in the line, until March 1917.   Re-opened from March to September 1918 when the village was again near the front line and completed in 1922-1924 by the concentration of 480 graves,  mainly of 1916, from the battlefields of the Ancre.   Its 21 plots show a remarkable alternation of original burials in regimental or divisional groups, and groups of concentrated graves.    There are now over 1.500, 1914-1918, and a small number of 1939-1945 war casualties commemorated in this site, of these, some 400 from the 1914-1918 war are unidentified and special memorials are erected to two soldiers from the United Kingdom, known or believed to be buried among them.   The graves of nine German soldiers have been removed to Maison-Blanc German Cemetery.   The Cemetery covers an area of 7.153 square metres’.

CHITTENDEN EDWARD     Skipper    Merchant Marine   Died:   Wednesday 28th October 1914   Tower Hill Memorial, London, which commemorates men of the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets, who have no known grave, stands on the south-side of the Garden of Trinity Square, London, close to the Tower of London.   The Memorial Register may be consulted at Trinity House Corporation, Trinity Square, Coopers Row.   Tower Hill Memorial, 1914 - 1918, stands on Tower Hill, London, the South-side of the pleasure garden.    There are 24.000 names inscribed.

CHITTENDEN EDWARD ANTHONY GEORGE    Boy 1st Class.   C/JX 166822.  HMS Naiad,  Royal Navy.    Died:       Wednesday 11th March 1942.   Age 17.   (St Cath’s  B  1924 Jun Qtr Edward A.G/Amos  East Ashford  2A  1540) of Brightside, Sheffield, Yorkshire.

Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.        Grave:   58. 2.   The Memorial overlooks the Tower of Chatham and is  approached by a steep path from the Town Hall Gardens

H.M.S. “Naiad” was a ‘Dido; class cruiser built by Hawthorne Leslie in 1939.   Displacement was 5,450 tons, length o.a. 512 feet, beam 51.5 feet.   Armament 10 x 5.25” D. P. guns, about 28 40 mm and 20 mm A. A., 6 x 21” torpedo tubes.   Was flagship of Force B at Alexandria.(Rear-Admiral Vian) which sailed 9 March 1942 to look for a damaged Italian cruiser - it was a false report.   On 11 March 1942 “Naiad” was torpedoed and sunk by U565 (Lt Jebson) South of Crete, 82 crew lost.

CHITTENDEN EMILY FRANCES     Civilian    Died:   Wednesday 7th March 1945   Age 73.  Wife of Harry Chittenden   211 Folkestone Gardens.

CHITTENDEN EDWARD GEORGE  Rifleman   S/27682.    11th Battalion, Rifle Brigade.  Died:   Friday 16th February 1917.       Age 26   Killed in action, France/Flanders  Born:  Ramsgate, Kent.  Enl:  Marylebone, Middx   Southwark, Surrey   Son of Edward John & Susan Eliza Chittenden of Ramsgate   Husband of Imogene Louisa Hall (formerly Chittenden)  85 Industry Street, Walkley, Sheffield.

Thiepval Memorial, Somne, France (Pier and Face 16B and 16C).  ‘ The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, off the main Bapaume to Albert Road (D929)’.

CHITTENDEN EVELYN MARION   Civilian.   Died:   Wednesday 7th March 1945.       Age 47.  (St Cath’s  B - Eveline Muriel - 1896  Sep Qtr Cranbrook   2A   772A)  211 Folkestone Gardens  Daughter of Harry and Emily Frances Chittenden.

CHITTENDEN ERNEST SYDNEY     Corporal   48365.   22nd Battalion, Royal Fusilliers.  Died:  Sunday 29th April 1917.    Age 32  (35)  Killed in action, France/Flanders  Born: Westminster.  Enl: Shepherds Bush.  r. Hounslow  (St Cath’s:  B  1882.  Dec Qtr.  St Geo.Han.Sq.  1A  490)   Husband of Mrs Florence L Chittenden. GO, Honeywell Road, Wandsworth Common, London.

Arras Memorial.   Pas De Calais, France.     Bay 3

CHITTENDEN FREDERICK          Rifleman R. 16752   7th Battalion.   Kings Royal Rifle Corps.   Died:   Wednesday 11th April 1917    Age 28  Killed in action, France/Flanders    Born: Halling, Kent.  Enl: Chatham.   r.  Halling  (St Cath’s  B  1889  Mar Qtr.  Strood.   2A   661)   Son of Mrs A. Chittenden 3 Rose Cottages, Essex Road, Lower Halling, Ken

Hibers Trent Cemetery, Wancourt, Pas de Calais, France.  Grave:    D. 16.  ‘Wancourt is a village approximately 8 kilometres  south-east    of Arras.   Hibers Trent  Cemetery  is about one kilometre north-west of the village on the north side of the road from Wancourt to Arras.   Wancourt was captured by British troops on the 12th April  1917 and Wancourt Tower was taken by the 50th (Northumbrian) Division on the 13th. At the end of March 1918 the village and its neighbourhood were lost but they were recovered by the Canadian Corps on the following 26th August 1917.   Hibers Trent Cemetery was made in April 1917 by the 50th Division Burial Officer and used until the following October:  Three Canadian graves were added in August and September  1918 and two further burials in the summer of 1919.   There are now over 100, 1914 -   1918 war casualties commemorated in this site, of these, a small number are unidentified and special memorials are erected to two soldiers from the United Kingdom who are  known to be buried among them.   The Cemetery covers an area of 636 square metres and is enclosed by a curb’..

CHITTENDEN FREDERICK      Civilian   Died:   Friday 9th July 1943  Age 78.  (St Cath’s  B  1864  Sep Qtr   Maidstone   2A   485)  8 Fairlands Avenue, Thornton Heath as a result of enemy action.

+CHITTENDEN FRANK           Able Seaman    186140.  (RFR/CH/B/5685)  RN. HMS “Hogue”, Royal Navy  .Died: Tuesday 22nd September 1914.  Age 35. Husband of L. M. Ralph (formerly Chittenden) of 27 Prospect Place, Swindon. Native of Folkestone.

Chatham Naval Memorial.   Grave: 2.  The Memorial overlooks the tower of Chatham and is approached by a steep path from the Town Hall Gardens.

CHITTENDEN FREDERICK WILLIAM           Shipwright  Second Class   M/10726      HMS “Vanguard”   RN  Died:   Monday 9th July 1917. Age 25.   (St Cath’s  B  1892  Sep  Thanet  2A  940)  Son  of George & Sarah Ann Chittenden of 9 Belle Vue Road, Ramsgate.

Chatham Naval Memorial.   Grave:    24.   The Memorial overlooks the tower of Chatham and is approached by a steep  path from the Town Hall Gardens.

H.M.S. “Vanguard” Battleship, 19,250 tons, 536oa x 84 feet, 10 x 12” guns in 5 turrets  2 aft, 1 on each beam and 1 forward, secondary armament 20 x 4”, and 3 x 18” torpedo tubes.   Built be Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness, launched 22nd February 1909, ran trials in  October 1909 and was delivered in March 1910.      Cost 628.000 pounds.   At that time the biggest built by Vickers.       Sunk 9th July 1917 by internal explosion at Scapa Flow.  Raised and broken up on the Tyne in 1927.   Only 2 of her complement of 850 survived the explosion”.  “Commissioned in 1910 at Devonport by Captain John (Jack) Bridges Eustace for sevice in the first Division of the Home Fleet

CHITTENDEN GEORGE ALFRED    Private    G/13077    6th Battalion.   The Buffs East Kent Regiment  Formerly 17948. 4th Battalion. East Surrey Regiment   Died:  Tuesday 1st May 1917    Age 33. Killed in action, France/Flanders.  Born: Tonbridge.   Enl:  Sittingbourne.  r. Bapchild, Kent   (St Cath’s  B  1884  Dec Qtr  Tunbridge  2A  683)    Son of James Chittenden.   Husband of Fanny Chittenden of 3 Laura Villas, Oxenden Square, Herne Bay, Kent.

Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.   Bay 2.   The Arras Memorial is in the Faubourd - d’Amiens Cemetery, which is in the Boulevard du General de Gaulle in the western part of the town of Arras.   The Cemetery is near the Citidal, approximately two kilometres due west of the railway station.   The names of the casualties are carved on  stone panels which are fixed to the cloister walls.

CHITTENDEN GEORGE CLIFTON   Private    1895   45th Battalion.   Australian Infantry.   AIF  Died:   Wednesday 24th January 1917  Age 21. (Born 1895  Carcoar, NSW  Australia  21 367)  Son of James Edward & Edith Anne Chittenden of Hobby’s Yards, New South Wales.   Australia.

Guards Cemetery.   Les Boeufs,  Somme.  France.   Grave:  111. H6.   ‘Les Boeufs’ is a village, sixteen kilometres, north-east of Albert.   From Arras take the N17 south,  then take the D19 to Les Boeufs.   Take the right fork by the church through Le Transloy to Les Boeufs village then take the C5, towards Ginchy.   The Cemetery is on the right- hand side.    Les Boeufs was attacked by the Guards Division on the 15th September 1916 and captured by them on the 25th.   It was lost on the 24th Mar 1918 after a stubborn resistance by part of the 63rd Machine Gun Battalion and recaptured on the following 29th August by the 10th Battalion, South Wales Borderers.   The fighting in 1916 is commemorated by the Grenadier Guards Memorial Cross about  180 metres  West of  the Cemetery, and the Guards Division Memorial Cross further along the road to Ginchy.     The village was later ‘adopted’ with Morval by the City of Canterbury.   The Cemetary consisted at the time of the armistice of 40 graves (now plot 1) mainly those of officers and men of the 2nd Grenadier Guards who fell on the 25th September 1916 was very greatly increased by the concentration of graves from the battlefields and small   Cemeteries round Les Boeufs.   There are now over 3.000. 1914 - 1918 war casualties commemorated in this site, of them over half are unidentified and special memorials are erected to 76 soldiers from the United Kingdom and 7 from Australia known or believed to be buried among them.   Other special memorials record the names of 5 soldiers, from the UK, buried in Ginchy A.D.S. Cemetery, whose graves were destroyed by fire.   The graves of 39 French soldiers have been removed to other Cemetaries.   The Cemetery covers an area of 8.797. square metres and it is enclosed by a rubble wall’.

CHITTENDEN GEORGE FREDERICK     Private    8709     2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.  Died:   Saturday 31st July 1915.   Killed in action, France/Flanders  Born:  Sheerness. Kent  Enl: Hounslow, Middx

White City Cemetery.   Bois - Grenier, Nord, France.   Grave:    C. 11.   ‘Bois - Grenier is a village about 4 kilometres South of Armentieres.   The Cemetery is on the West side of the road to Radinghem.    The Cemetery was used by fighting units from October 1914 to December 1915 when it was closed.    There are now over 90. 1914 - 1918 war casuanlties commerated in this site.   Of these nearly 10 are unidentified.   The Cemetary covers an area of 849 square metres and is enclosed by a brick wall".

CHITTENDEN G. H.          Seaman    SS “Oriole” (London) Merchant Navy.  Mercantile Marine  Died:   Saturday 30th January 1915.

Tower Hill Memorial, London.   Which commemorates men of the Merchant Navy and Fishing fleets, who have no known grave, stands on the south side of the gardens of Trinity Square, London, close to the Tower of London.   The Memorial register may be consulted at the Tower House Corporation at Trinity Square, Coopers Hill.   The Tower Hill Memorial stands on Tower Hill, London on the south side of the pleasure garden.   There are 24.000 names inscribed.

SS “Oriole”:   Call sign:  JDSM.   Official Registration # 135308.   Master:   Captain W. G. Dale appointed to  the ship in 1914.   Rigging:   Steel single screw  Schooner:   1 steel deck & steel shelter deck sheathed in wood.   2nd deck in No 1. Hold: 5 cemented bulkheads: fitted with electric light: cellular double bottom, aft 61 feet, under  engine and boilers 52 feet & forward 106 feet, 408 tons.   Tonnage:   1,489 tons gross, 1,122 under deck and 642 net.   Dimensions: 260 feet long, 38.2 foot beam and holds 14.9  feet deep.   Construction: 1914 by Ailsa Ship Building Co. Ltd. In Troon.   Propulsion:  triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 23, 37 1//2 & 62 inches diameter respectively: stroke 39 inches: 359 nominal horsepower, 2 single ended boilers, 8 corrugated furnaces: grate surface 148 sq. ft.: heating surface 5,504 sq. ft,: forced draught: engine built by the same company as the hull.   Owners: General Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.   Port of Reg. London.

CHITTENDEN HORACE          Lance Corporal     G/2892      8th Battalion.  Queens Own.  (Royal West Kent Regiment).  Died:   Monday 25th December 1916  Age. 23.  Killed in action, France/Flanders  BornHalling, Kent.  Enl: Chatham, Kent.  (St Cath’s  B  1894  Sep Qtr.  Strood.  2A  621)  Son of Mr S Chittenden,3 Rose Cottages, Upper Halling,   Rochester, Kent.

Philosophe British Cemetery.   Pas de Calais, France.   Grave:   11. E.7.   ‘Philosophe lies between Bethune and Lens.   From the Lens-Bethune Road (N43) follow  the D16E road for 400 metres to a right turn, the Cemetery lies to the left 100 metres along this track.       The first CWGC sign for the Cemetery is at the junction of the  N43 and the  D165E.   The Cemetery was started in August 1915.   In 1916 it was taken over by the 16th  (Irish) Division, who held the Loos Salient at the time and many of their dead were brought back to it from the frontline.   Succeeding Divisions used the Cemetery until October 1918 and men of the same Division, and often the same Battalion, were buried side by side.   After the Armistice, the Cemetery was one of  those used for the concentration of isolated grave from the Loos battlefields including the bodies of 41 men of the 9th Black Watch.       Of the bodies thus concentrated, over 250 could not be individually identified.         There are now nearly 2.000, 1914 - 1918 war casualties commemorated in this site.   The Cemetery covers an area of 7.244 square metres and is enclosed by a brick wall with stone coping’.

CHITTENDEN HARRY       Civilian   Died:   Wednesday 7th March 1945.  Age 73.  (St Cath’s  B  1870  Dec Qtr   East Ashford  2A  639)  Husband of Emily Francis Chittenden 211 Folkestone Gardens

CHITTENDEN HENRY       Corporal 242585 1/6th Battalion.   Royal Warwickshire Regiment   Died:   Monday 16th April 1917   Age. 22. Killed in action, France/Flanders  Born:  Stepney. Middx.  Enl: Wantage, Berks  (St Cath’s  1894.   Dec Qtr.  Mile End.  1C  485)   Son of Mr H. E. Chittenden, 69 Newbury Street, Wantage, Berkshire.

Allied British:   Ligny-en-Cambresis Communal Cemetery.   Nord, France.   Grave:   Sec.5.   ‘Ligny-en-Cambresis is a village about 12 kilometres  south-east of Cambria and 4  kilometres south of Fontaine-le-Pire from Cambrai, take the N43 main road towards Le-Cateau, after 11 kilometres, at Beauvois-en-Cambresis, turn right onto the D74 road towards Fontaine-au-Pire and Ligny.   After about 4 kilometres turn left onto the D15 road.   Towards Caudry, 500 metres further on turn right into the Communial Cemetery.     The Communial Cemetery was used by the Germans:  But the German graves have now been removed.   There are now 40. 1914 - 1918 war casualties commemorated in this site, of these over half are unidentified’.

CHITTENDEN HERBERT       Private       3641   7th Regiment, South African Infantry Died:   Saturday 11th March 1916   Age. 21.   Born at Roodepoort.   Transvaal.   Grave:   VII.  A.2.

CHITTENDEN  HENRY        Sergeant      2462    2nd Regiment.   South African Infantry  Died:   Thursday 28th March 1918     Age 27.    Son of William Darlington & Ann Catherine Chittenden of King William Town, South Africa.

Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension, No 1. Somme, France.   ‘Doullens is a town in the department of the Somme, approximately 30 kilometres north of Amiens on the N25 road to Arras.   The Communal Cemetery and extention lie on the eastern side of the town about 270 metres south-east of the road to Arras. Doullens was Marshall Foch’s headquarters early in the war, and the scene of the Conference in March 1918, after which he assumed command of the Allied Armies in the Western Front.   From the summer of 1915 to March 1916, it was a Junction between the French 10th Army on the Arras Front and the British Third Army on the Somme.   The Citadelle overlooking the town from the south, was French Military Hospital, and the railhead was used by both armies.   In March 1916 the Arras Front became British and the 19th Casualty Clearing Station came to Doullens, followed by the 41st, 35th and the 11th.   By the end of 1916 these had given place to the 3rd  Canadian Stationary Hospital and the 2/1st Northumbrian Casualty Clearing Station, the former of which remained in the town until June 1918.   From February 1916 to April 1918 the British Medical Unit continued to bury in the French Extention (no 1) of the Communal Cemetery.   In March and April 1918 the German advance and the desperate fighting on this front threw a severe strain on the Canadian Stationary Hospital: the Extention was filled and new ground was occupied (Extention No.2) on the opposite side of the Communal cemetery.   There are now over 1.000, 1914 - 1918 and 30, 1939 - 1945 war casualties commemorated in this site.   Each of the Extentions  curtains a War Cross, and number one has a Great War Stone on the Eastern boundary’.

CHITTENDEN HUGH JOHN ROBERT         Serjeant      NB/8.  East African Corps of Military Police Died:   Friday 30th October 1942

Mombasa (Mbaraki) Cemetery, Kenya.   Grave:  Protestant Service Plot .  Row G. 48.   ‘Mombasa is an island city off the Kenya coast, and Mombasa (Mbaraki) Cemetery is a large Civil Cemetery which contains war graves plots as well as scattered war graves.   The Cemetery is located on the southern side of Mombasa Island, on Mbaraki Road entering Mombasa via the vehicle ferry at the end of Nyerere Avenue, take the second left turn into Mbaraki Road.   The road continues straight for a distance before bending round to the right.   The large Civil Cemetery is on the right hand side of the road on the inside of the curve.   The cemetery fronts directly onto the road, from which the Cross of Sacrifice by the Second World War graves plot can easily be seen.   The First World War graves are scattered on either side of the path running from north to south within the large surrounding Civil Cemetery either individually or in plots.   Within  the Cemetery will be found the Mombasa British Memorial, which takes the form of an inscription on the base of the Cross of Sacrifice in the Cemetery.   It records the names of officers and men of the United Kingdom Corps and Regiments (Five of whom were attached to the Kings African Rifles) of South, West and East African Units, The India Regiment and also The Rhodesian Regiment, all of whom died and were buried  at sea off the East African Coast.   Mombasa (Mbaraki) Cemetery contains war graves of 1914 - 1920 scattered on either side of the path running from north to south.     The War Cross, on the path running from west to east, bears, inscribed on its base, the names of those soldiers who died and were buried at sea, during the campaign:     The particulars  are in the Mombasa (Mbaraki) Memorial Regiment.      Mombasa was the home of No.1 Base Hospital (near the old Arab Fort) at Mombasa is the is the ‘Wavell Memorial’ unveilled in 1922 to the dead of the Arab Rifles’.

CHITTENDEN IRIS NOREEN      Civilian    Died:   Saturday 31st October 1942      Age 34.  (St Cath’s  B  1908  Dec Qtr  Maidstone  3A   804)    Daughter of William Henry Chittenden  30 Pier Avenue, Herne Bay.  County Borough of Canterbury Cemetery, Surrey Road.Section of the Civilian War Dead.

CHITTENDEN JOHN ALBERT       Private   6288318   5th Battalion. The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)  Died:   Friday 20th March 1942  Age. 29 (St Cath’s  B  1913  Mar Qtr   Wood  East Ashford 2A 1753  Son of William and Lucy Chittenden     Husband of Bessie Emily Chittenden of Wye, Kent

Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery.    Grave:   4. C.  1A.   ‘The City of Poznan is located in the west of Poland, on the main E30/2 road.   The Cemetery is situated to the north of the town in the District of Wino Grady.   Follow the E30/2 into the city and over the river.        At the crossroads turn right onto the road number 196 (Gdynska)  and follow this road to the next crossroads.   At this junction, turn right onto the road number 5 (Glowna). Follow this road to the roundabout and turn right into S. Wysxynskiego.   Follow  this road over two rivers to the next crossroad.    At this Junction, turn right into Garbary and follow this road under the railway bridge, take the first left hand turning after the bridge called Al Armii Poznan.     The Cemetery will be found along this road on the right  (NB.  Al Armii Poznan is a one way street). Pila  Prisoner of War Cemetery (formerly known as Asschneidemuhl Prisoner of War Cemetery) is situated within the boundaries of Poland.   The 18 casualties buried in this Cemetery are now commemorated on a special memorial type ‘E’ in Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery, Poland.  The location of the original Cemetery is Schneidemuhl-is, a town in Posen, West Prussia, on the Polish border.   Near the south end of this cemetery (about 2 miles east of the town) are graves containing  the bodies of a numberof Allied soldiers: and among them are 18 soldiers from the United Kingdom (mainly Guards men) who died in 1915’.

CHITTENDEN J. D.       Driver      T/19034    1st Depot Company (Aldershot) Army Service Corps.  Died:   Monday 9th October 1916. Age. 32. Son of George and Elizabeth ChittendenBank Cottages, Larkfield, Maidstone Larkfield (Holy Trinity Church) Kent.   Grave.  North of Church..

New Zealand Naval Memorial, Devenport, Auckland, New Zealand.    The Royal New Zealand Naval Memorial stands at the Devenport Naval Base.       HMNZS ‘Philomel’ within sight of the main gates and in front of the Chapel of St Christopher.            The Memorial commemorates over 300 officers and men of the RNZN, RNZN Reserve and rhe RNZN Voluntary Reserve,who died in all parts of the world during the 1939 - 1945 War and who have no known grave:        The greater part lost their lives at sea, but some died in captivity at the hands of the Japanese  .Nearly half of those commemorated went down with HMS ‘Neptune’ in 1941.              The Memorial takes the form of a long slightly curved wall, bearing the names of the war dead on twelve bronze panels arranged in three groups.   Above the names is the following inscription “Royal New Zealand Navy those whose names are honoured here died serving their Country and the cause of Freedom and have no known grave”, and underneath the names are the dates 1939 - 1945.   A wing at one end of the Memorial carries two mosaics depicting, on the inner side, the kneeling figure of Christ calming the waves with the words “PEACE BE STILL”, and on the other outer side a Naval Anchor with its chain round the bar of a Cross, and a Crown.  A Bronze Wreath hanks on the back of the Memorial.

HMS BHERUNDA (1944).   Shore Establishment Colombo, Ceylon.   Royal Naval Air Station, Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).   Commissioned  1st. October 1943.    Paid Off 30th November 1945.   Had formally been Colombo Racecourse, RAF station taken over by Royal Navy 1st. September 1943.   Nominal depot ship TRV 421028 from 1st Oct 1943.

CHITTENDEN JACK DAVID        Private       B/8822    Royal Regiment pf Canada.   RCIC   Died:   Friday 13th April 1945       Age. 23   Son of John and Margaret Chittenden    Toronto,  Canada.

Holten Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands.   Grave:    X11.   C. 16   ‘Holtne is a village 20 kilometres east of the town of Deventer, on the main road from Amsterdam to Breman in Germany.   Following the A1 motorway, exit at the Holten junction and join the N322.   Passing a signpost for Holten, continue along the N332  until reaching a signpost for Holtesberg.            Follow signposts for Holtesberg until reaching a roundabout which has a Commission Direction Sign directing visitors towards Molenberterwog.      The road leads onto a non metalled track called Wullenbergweg..         After following the track to its end, turn left and the Cemetery lies 50 metres on the left hand side.   In the Cemetery the great majority of the burials are of Canadians who died during the last stages of the war in Holland and during the advance of the Canadian 2nd Corps into North Germany and across the Ems in April and the first days of May 1945.   After the end of hostilities their remains were brought together into this Cemetery’.

CHITTENDEN JOHN PHILLIPS       Private       5670   1st Australian Pioneers   Died:   Saturday 27th October 1917   Age. 19.  Son of William John and Amy Chittenden   Carrum Downs.   Victoria.   Australia.  Native of Omea, Victoria.

Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery, Ieper, West-vlaanderen, Belgium.   Grave:  11.D.2.  ‘Belgian Battery Cemetery is located 2 kilometres south-west of Ieper town centre, on a road called Omloopstraat, a road leading from the Dikkebusseweg.        From Ieper town centre the Dikkebusseweg (N375), is reached via Elverdingsestraat, straight over a roundabout onto J Capronstraat (for 30 metres) then left along  M Fochlaan.      Immediately after the train station, first right hand turning onto Frezenbergstraat, 200 metres on the right hand side is Omloopstraat.   The Cemetery is located immediately on the right hand side of the Omloopstraat.        Belgian Battery Corner was the name given to the point where the Rue Brielen joins a spur of the Ypres-Dickebusch  Road, about 1.6 kilometres from the ramparts of Ypres.    The origin of the name is evident but details of the Battery in question are not known.       The house 550 metres to the west was known, during the War, as ‘Belgian Chateau’ and was used as Brigade or Battalion Headquarters.   The Cemetery was begun by the 8th Division in June 1917, after the Battle of Messines  (Although a grave of March, 1916 will be found in Plot 111, Row A) and it was used until October 1918 largely for burials from the Dressing  Station, in a cottage, near by.   There are now nearly 600, 1914 - 1918 War casualties commemorated in this site.       Of these, a small number are unidentified and Special Memorials are erected to two known Australian soldiers buried in the unknown graves.     The 1st Field Company, Australian Engineers and the 21st Australian Machine Gun Company have  also erected Regimental Memorials.      The Cemetery covers an area of 3,349. square metres and is enclosed by a  concrete curb (except on the road frontage’.

CHITTENDEN LEONARD        Craftsman       5345341    Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers.  Attached to 125th Light Ack Ack Regiment.Royal Artillery   Died:   Monday 27th November 1944 Age. 31    (St Cath’s  B  Sep Qtr   Ayneley  Saffron W   4A   1730

Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerpon, Belgium.   Grave:     1. A.  33.  ‘Antwerp lies 57 kilometres north of Brussels on the E19 and 59 kilometres north-east of Gent on the E17 motorway.   The Cemetery itself is located in Wilrijk, a suburb of Antwerp, from the Bistplein in front of the railway station in Wilrijk follow the Klein steenweg for 300 metres until you arrive at the ring road.    Turn right and follow the ring road for 100 metres to the first set of traffic lights and turn left.      Go under the fly over and continue straight on over the duel carriageway into Jules Moretus Lei.     Follow this street for 1 kilometre and the entrance to the Municipal Cemetery is on your left.        After entering the Cemetery, follow the Commission signs to the three Commission Plots at the far end of the Cemetery.   Alternatively ask for their location at the office within the Cemetery.   Antwerp was the seat of the Belgium Government from the 17th August to the 7th October 1914.      It became towards the end of August one of the strong positions on the Allied left flank, and by  the middle of September a position of critical importance.   The Royal Naval Air Service used its aerodrome.   It was defended by Fortress Troops and the greater part of Belgian Field Army on the 27th September Germans laid siege to it:    During the first week of October the Naval Division entered the City, and they played a gallant part in its defence, on the 9th before other British and French reinforcements could arrive.   The last Forts became untenable and the last defenders retired:     And from the  10th October 1914, to the Armistice, the  City was in German hands.   Schoonselhof Cemetary was the Park of a Chateau bought by the town in 1911, used by the Germans from 1914 onwards.      The Military Section contains French, British, Belgian, Portuguese and German graves.   There are now 100 1914 - 1918 and nearly 1.500, 1939 - 1945 War casualities commemorated on this site.  Of these, almost 10 from the 1914 - 1918 War are unidentified and a Special Memoria lis erected to a marine buried among them.  Seventeen graves from the 1914 - 1918 War were brought in after the Armistice from Lierre German Cemetery, one from Bouchout-les-Lierre Churchyard, three from the War Plot in Malines Communal Cemetery, and one from the Casino Garden at Lierre.   From the 1939 - 1945 War 22 are unidentified’

CHITTENDEN LEONARD HARRY  Bombardier      67681  ‘D’ Battery.   17th Brigade.   Royal Field Artillery  Died:  Sunday 22nd October 1916.  (23)    Killed in action, France/Flanders  Born:  Maidstone, Kent.   Enl: Chatham, Kent   (St Cath’s  B  1893  Sep Qtr.  Malling.   2A   638).

Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France.    Grave:    X1.   C.   10.  ‘Longueval is a village approximately  13 kilometres east of Albert and 10 kilometres south of Bapaume.       Caterpillar Valley Cemetery lies a short distance on the south side of the  road to Contalmaison.   Within the Cemetery is a Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, which commemorates those officers and men of the New Zealand Division who fell in the battles of the Somme, 1916, and whose graves are not known.        Caterpillar Valley was the Name given by the Army to the long valley which rises eastwards, past“ Caterpillar Wood” to the high ground at Guillemont.   The ground was captured, after very fierce fighting in the latter part of July, 1916.         It was lost in March, 1918 and recovered by the 38th (Welsh) Division on the 28th August, 1918: and then a little Cemetery was made (now Plot 1 of this Cemetery) containing 25 graves of 38th Division  and the 6th Dragoon Guards.   But after the Armistice, 31 Plots were added, containing the graves of 5,511 officers and men buried in other small Cemeteries, or found on the battlefields of all the rest in August or September, 1918.   The Cemetery covers an area of 14.832 squaremetres and is enclosed by a rubble wall near the east side of the Cemetery is the Memorial to the New Zealand soldiers who  fell in battles of the Somme 1916, and whose graves are not known.   There are over 5.500, 1914 - 1918 war casualties commemorated in this site.Graves were taken to Caterpillar Valley from the following burial grounds:- Clarks Dump Cemetery, Bazentin, was a little west of High Wood, on the road  from Bazentin-le-Petit to Flers.   It containes the graves of 26 soldiers from the United Kingdom, and two from the 5th Africa, who fell in August - December, 1916.   Ginchy German Cemetery (457 metres near of the village between the Flers and Lesboeufs roads) in which two unknown British soldiers were buried.   McCormick’s Post Cemetery, Flers nearly 1.6 kilometres west of Flers village.   Here were buried 19 soldiers from the United Kingdom, 9 from Australia and 9 from New Zealand, who fell in September - November 1916.   Martinpuich Road Cemetery, Bazentin contains the graves of 41 soldiers from the United Kingdom who fell in July.   Bazentin-le-Grand village containing the graves of 24 soldiers of the 38th (Welsh) Division who fell in August and September 1918 Welsh Cemetery, Longueval, between Flers village and High Woods in which were buried 17 soldiers of the 38th (Welsh)Division who fell in August and September 1918’.

CHITTENDEN MABEL HILDA         Civilian   Died:   Thursday 31st October 1940   as a result of enemy action      Age. 50  (St Cath’s  1890  Sep Qtr   Croydon   2A  220)   S.R.N.   Daughter of Arthur John Chittenden 31 The Mead, Wallington, and of the late Amelia E Chittenden  @ Down Hospital, Sutton  

Municipal Borough of Sutton & Cheam, Section of  the Civilian War Dead Register

CHITTENDEN PETER           Sergeant            1865965     463 Squadron.   Royal Air Force.  Volunteer Reserve. Died:   Sunday 2nd January 1944        Age.  19    (St Cath’s  B  1925  Mar Qtr  Scott   Medway   2A   1193)  (St Cath’s B  1925  Mar Qtr  Barsley  Brentford  3A  274)  Son of Archie F and Rebecca Chittenden  Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire

Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom.   Grave:   Panel 227.   This Memorial overlooks the River Thames on Coopers Hill at Eaglefield Green between Windsor and Egham on the A308.   Four miles from Windsor.

CHITTENDEN S. (SYDNEY)   Private  CH/258 (S)  Chatham Division.   Royal Marine Light Infantry  Died:   Saturday 17th April 1915.  (St Cath’s  B  1896  Mar Qtr.  Malling   2A  631)  Son of George and Elizabeth Chittenden Bank Cottages, Larkfield, Maidstone, Kent.

Larkfield (Holy Trinity) Church, Kent.   Grave:   North side of Church

CHITTENDEN SIDNEY EDWARD   Civilian   Died:   Wednesday 7th March 1945 as a result of enemy action           Age. 37   (St Cath’s  B  1907 Qtr.  Greenwich  1D  1039) Son of Harry & Emily Frances Chittenden 211 Folkestone Gardens.

Metropolitan Borough of Deptford.   Section of Civilian War Dead Register.

CHITTENDEN SYDNEY FREDERICK         Private        28505  1st Battalion.   East Surrey Regiment  Died:   Wednesday 10th October 1917    Age 22  Killed in action, France/Flanders Enl:  Sevenoaks, Kent.  r.  Folkestone  (St Cath’s  B  1895  Jun Qtr.   East Ashford.   2A  827  Son of John Frederick and Alice Susannah Chittenden   9 Red Brick House, Newington Street, Shorncliffe, Folkestone

Tyne Cot Memorial, Zannebeke, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.   Panel 79 to 80 and 163A.   ‘The Tyne Cot Memorial to the missing, forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyn Cot  Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east if Ieper town centre, on the TyneCotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332)   A description of the Memorial and an account of the Military Operation in the Ypres Salient, is contained in a separate introductory part to the Registers’.

CHITTENDEN THOMAS           Private         S/860    2nd Battalion.   The Buffs (East Kent) Regiment  Died:   Saturday  1st May 1915   (19)   Killed in action, France Flanders. Born: Halling.   Enl:  Chatham.  r. Upper Halling  (St Cath’s  B  1896  Sep Qtr.  Maidstone.   2A 729

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.   Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.   Panel 12 and 14.   ‘Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders.          The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of town, on the road to Menin and Courtrai, and bears the names of men who were lost without trace during the defence of the Ypres Salient in the First World War.   A description of the Memorial and an account of the Military  Operation in the Ypres Salient is contained in a separate introduction part to the Register’.

CHITTENDEN VERNON STANLEY    Private     14844120  Intelligence Corps   Died:   Tuesday 23rd January 1945  (St Cath’s  B  1926  Mar Qtr. Shepherd Ecclesall B   9C  719)   Son of Stanley and Ellen Prewey Chittenden   Crookes, Sheffield, Yorkshire

Sheffield Crookes Cemetery, Yorkshire.   Section KK.   Grave  6875. The Cemetery contains burials of both world wars.   Among the graves recorded  below are three sections LL which could not be marked by headstones.   They are  those of two soldiers and one airwoman whose names have been recorded on Special Memorials erected at the intersection of two main paths in the Cemetery. Each Memorial bears the superscription “Buried elsewhere in this Cemetery”.

CHITTENDEN VICTOR  THOMAS  Sergeant     5730356     1st Battalion.  Lancashire Fusiliers   Died:    Sunday 4th June 1944.   (23)    (St Cath’s  B  1921  Jun Qtr Pound  Willesden  3A 549.  Son of Thomas Francis and Violet Lillian Chittenden  Bilton. Yorkshire.

Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar.   Coll.   Grave:   13A.   1 - 3.  ‘Taukkyan War Cemetery is outside  Yangon) (Formerly Rangoon) near the airport and immediately adjoining the village of Taukkyan.       It is on the Prome road about 35 kilometres north of the city from which it is easily accessible.  Burma (now Myanmar) was formerly part of British India.   It became a separate state in April, 1937.      During the Japanese occupation the Civil Government functioned in India, from December 1941, returning to Burma in October 1945.   After the war Burma broke away from British rule and became a sovereign independent republic called  ‘The Independent Union of Burma’ proper .   The Shan States and Karen States.    Taukkyan War Cemetery is the largest of the three War Cemeteries in Burma.        It was commenced in 1951 for the reception of graves from four Battlefield Cemeteries which were difficult to access and could not be maintained.    viz:   Akyab, Mandalay, Meiktila and Sahmain.   The last was an original Cemetery containing many of the casualties from the Battle for Myltkyina.             The individuality of these Battlefield Cemeteries has been carefully preserved by grouping together in this new cemetery the graves from each.          In addition, graves were also transferred from Civil and Cantonment Cemeteries, and a number of jungle and roadside graves were brought in.        52 British servicemen who die during the years 1914 - 1918 have also been moved into the Cemetery from Henzada Cemetery, Thayetmyo, Cemetery, Mandakay Military Cemetery and Maymyo Cantonment Cemetery where permanent maintenance was not possible’.

CHITTENDEN W         Private         1676 1/5th Battallion   The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)  Died:   Friday 21st January 1916

Amara War Cemetery,  Iraq.   Grave:    I.  C.. 13.   ‘Amara is a small town on the left bank of the Tigris, some 520 kilometres from the sea.       The War Cemetery is a little east of the town between the left bank of the River and the Chahaila Canal.     Amaro was occupied by the Mesopotamian  Expeditionary Force on the third of June 1915, and it became at once a Hospital Centre.   Accommodation on both banks of the river, was greatly increased during  1916 and in April 1917 seven British and Indian General Hospitals, as well as other  Medical Units, were stationed at Amara.    Besides the ‘Old Cemetery’ (which became the present War Cemetery) other Cemeteries were made at Amara for Hindu, Sikh and Muhammadan soldiers of the Indian Army and for Turkish Prisoners of War.      The  graves brought in from other Cemeteries and from Battlefields, numbered in excess of 3.000  The burial grounds or battle fields from which British graves were brought into Amaru include among others, places made famous by the War, Abu Rumman Mounds occupied in April 1916:  Es Sinn, where Field Ambulances were in September 1915:Fallahiya and Sandy Ridge Field Ambulance Positions facing each other across the river, north east of Sannaisyat;   Imah Al Mansur, a position occupied in December 1916:Orah, which became the Advanced Base in February 1916:   ‘R19’, near the right bankbetween Kut and Bassouia:      Sannaiyat , passed in September 1915, attacked in April 1916 and taken in February 1917:   Amara New Cemetary on the right bank which was Saad Old Cemetery, where 473 British officers and men were buried.   In 1933, all theheadstones were removed from this Cemetery as salts in the soil caused rapid deterioration of the stone used.   Instead a Screen Wall was erected with all of the names upon it’.

CHITTENDEN WALTER        Private      21890  12th Battalion.   Suffolk Regiment  Died:   7th September 1918   Age  38  Killed in action, France/Flanders   Born: Whyteleafe, Surrey.  Enl:  Croydon,  Surrey.  Son of John and Ellen Chittenden  Whyteleafe, Surrey    Husband of Elizabeth Chittenden 30 Purleu Road, South Croydon, London

Hagle Dump Cemetery, Ieper, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.  ‘Hagle Dump Cemetery is located 7.5 kilometres west of Ieper, town centre, on the Sint Pietersstraat, a road leading from the N308 Poperingseweg connecting Ieper to Paperinge.  From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat then directly over two small roundabouts in the J Capronstraat.   The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J Capronstraat, and begins after the prominent railway level crossing six kilometres along the Poperingseweg, after passing through the village of Vlamertinge and Brandhoek, lies the  right hand turning onto Galagestraat.   One kilometre along the Galgestraat lies a staggered cross roads.   The Cemetery lies 300 metres after this crossroads on Sint Pietersstraat.   Elverdinge remained throughout the was behind the British Front line, and Hospital Farm and Ferme-Olivier Cemetery, both in the commune, were used in the earlier years for British burial.   Hagle Dump was a dump just over 3 kilometres south west of  Elverdinge village and the Cemetery was begun there in April 1918 during the Battle of  Lys.   It was used by fighting units and field ambulances until the following October: and after the Armistice was enlarged by the concentration (into plots III and IV) of graves from The Battlefields in the Salient.          The graves of 26 American soldiers, who fell in July - September 1918, and two French soldiers were removed to other burial grounds.   There are now over 400, 1914 - 1918 War casualties commemorated in this site.       Of these nearly a  third are unidentified.     The Cemetery covers an area of 1.818 square metres and is enclosed by a red brick wall.   Brielen Military Cemetery, from which 20 British graves were brought to Hagle Dump Cemetery was close to the south side of Brielen village.   It was used from April 1915 to September 1917 and it contained the graves of 31 French soldiers and 4  from Canada’.

CHITTENDEN WILLIAM       Private      14593639    8th Battalion   Parachute Regiment  A.A.C.  Died:   Saturday 24th March 1945

Reichsward Forest War Cemetery,   Germany.   Grave:   32.  B.  7.  ‘The Cemetery is 5 kilometres south west of Kleve.   From Kleve, take the Hoffmannallee from the Town Centre, which becomes the Materbornerallee.   The road enters Reischwald Forest and becomes the Grunewaldstrasse.   Follow the directions for Gennep, and on entering Reischward Forest the Cemetery is situated 500 metres on the left’.

CHITTENDEN WALTER CECIL          Driver          T4/056526   Army Service Corp  Died:   11th Jul 1915 (Malta)     Age 19.  Born:  Wandsworth?.      Enl:  Salisbury.   r.  Andover  (St Cath’s  B  1896  Mar Qtr.   Son of Walter and Emma Chittenden Wandsworth.   1D  757) 100 Millway Road, Andover, Hants

Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta.   Grave:   B.  1.  6.   ‘The Cemetery is located 1.5 kilometres south west of Valletta, on the road to Sliema, on the edge of the Gwardamaanga District.   The entrance is on Triq 11-Principessa  Melita, leading to Triq Tal-Pieta and Msida sea front and creek.    Pieta was  Principal Garrison Cemetary and is laid out in rectangular paved terraces.      There are now over 1.000, 1914 - 1918 and nearly 200, 1939 - 1945 war casualties commemorated in this site.     Of the 1914 - 1918 graves, five were brought after the  Armistice from Lazaretto Cemetery, two from outside Addolorata Cemetery, and one from Gozo Cemetery.   There is also a Tablet erected commemorating Indian Servicemen, whose bodies were cremated at Lazaretto Cemetery’.

CHITTENDEN W. D.      Private       NR/20237  5th Battalion.  (Royal West Kent Regiment).  Died:   Wednesday 17th November 1915

Dartford (East Hills) Cemetery.   Grave:   773.  Dartford (East Hills) Cemetary contains 27 War Graves.

+CHITTENDEN WILLIE GEORGE COLLINS     Signalman   115537 (RFR/CH/B/ (1562)   Royal Navy   HMS  “Cressy” RN  Died:   22nd September 1914     Age.  49  (St Cath’s  1865  Sep Qtr  Evesham  2A   Husband of Margaret Miriam Ann Chittenden 643)   47 Gilford Road, Deal, Kent

Chatham Naval Memorial.  Grave:   3.  The Memorial overlooks the Tower of Chatham and is approached by a steep path from the Town Hall Gardens.

The Times, London. 26th September 1914.   “Sinking of the ‘Cressy’.Crew Member  W.G.C. Chittenden died.   ‘Cressy’ was one of the three cruisers sunk in the North Sea on 22nd September 1914 by a German submarine.   The ‘Aboukir’ and ‘Hague’ being sunk first, the ‘Cressy’ was sunk whilst picking up survivers”.

HMS CRESSY (1899). “Cressy” class Armoured Cruiser.   Displacement:  12,000 tons load.Dimensions:  length 440ft (p.p) 472ft (o.a)., beam 69ft 6in., draught 26ft.   Machinery two shaft. four cylinder Triple Expansion., 30 Belleville boilers.   21,000hp = 21 knots. 4 funnels. Fuel:  Coal 1,600tons.   Armour:  Belt from bow 230ft, 2in - 6in., full length deck 3in - 1in. bulkheads 5in., casements 5in., turrets 6in., barbettes 6in, ammunition tubes 3in, conning tower 12in.   Armament:  2 x 9.2in., 12 x 6in., QF. 12 x 12pdr QF, 3 x 3pdr QF guns., 2 x 18in Torpedo tubes (submerged).   (QF = quick firing).     Complement:  760.  Builder:   Fairfield, Govan., laid down 12th October 1898., launched 4th December 1899., completed 28th May 1901.

History:   Commissioned May 1901., China 1901 - 1904., Nucleas crew.   Portsmouth 1904 - 1907., Boys’ Training ship attached to 4th. Cruiser Squadron North America and West Indies 1907 - 1909., 3rd. Fleet, Nore 1909 - 1914 (3rd. Fleet 1909 - 1910, reserve Chatham 1910 - 1911, 4th. Division Home Fleet, attached 6th. Cruiser Squadron 1912)., Joined Force “C” August 1914. 7th. Cruiser Squadron North Sea 1914., torpedoed and sunk by U.9 in the North Sea 22nd Sept. 1914 (lat 52.18 N., long 3.41 E).   Battle Honour:   Heligoland 1914 .notes:   This class of cruisers (except HMS SUTLEJ) at the beginning of World War One, formed the 7th. Cruiser Squadron patrolling the southern North Sea, in the early morning of 22nd. September, HMS CRESSY in company with her sister ships HMS HOGUE and HMS ABOUKIR when HMS ABOUKIR was struck by a torpedo and began to sink.   Thinking that she had hit a mine, HMS HOGUE wnet to pick up survivors, only to be torpedoed herself.  Submarine U.9 then surfaced and was fired upon.   HMS CRESSY not expecting to be attacked herself stopped to pick up survivors from her sisters, and was torpedoed and sunk by U.9.  1,449 lives were lost between the three ships, a whole term of DARTMOUTH Naval Cadets were embarked in the three ships, many of them perished.

CHITTENDEN WALTER JOHN           Flying Officer        J/87174   Royal Canadian Air Force  Died:   Thursday 29th March 1945     Age. 23.   Son of Oliver and Ellen Chittenden,  St Catharines, Ontario, Canada.

Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey, United Kingdom.     Grave:   50  J. 1.    Brookwodd is thirty miles from London

CHITTENDEN WILLIAM OSCAR      Private       14648    8th Battalion.   Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.  Died:   1st October 1916   (30)     Killed in action, France/Flanders    Born:  North Kensington.  Enl: Hammersmith       (St Cath’s  B  1886  Jun Qtr.  Kensington.   1A   116)   Son of Thomas and Kate Chittenden  Husband of Maud Elizabeth Chittenden.  15 The Curve, Wormholt Estate, Shepherds Bush

Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Grave:   Pier and Face.   11C and 12A.  The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73. off the main Bapaume to Albert Road (D929).

ARMY RETURNS - DEATHS

1883        Alfred William                      Station:   Gwalior  Folio 467  .(not listed above)

+HMS ‘ABOUKIR’ / HMS ‘HOGUE’ / HMS ‘CRESSY’

22nd September 1914, southern North Sea, off Ymuiden, Holland in the  “Broad Fourteens (fathoms)” area, east of Yarmouth, eastern England (c52-18’N, 3-41’E).   Three old cruisers of the 7th Cruiser Squadron, part of the Southern “C” Force on patrol to protect southern Home Waters against attacks from the direction of  Holland/Germany.   On the point of being ordered out of the area, the three cruisers, steaming slowly NE by E at 10 knots line abreast, were sighted by submerged “U-9” (Lt Cdr Otto Weddigen).  HMS Aboukir under the command of Capt John Drummond, received one torpedo hit at  06:20 hrs, later turned turtle and sank at 07:01 hrs.   With all navies new to submarine warfare and believing mines might have been responsible, HMS Hogue under command of Captain Wilmot Nicholson, (who survived the war) went to her aid and stopped to pick up survivors.   Hit herself by two torpedoes at 06:55 hrs she went down ten minutes later, with the loss of 560 officers and men, leaving “Aboukir’s” surviving  men for a second time, as well as her own in the water.   Now, HMS Cressy under Capt. Robert Johnson, steamed to the rescue, receiving one torpedo hit a 07:17 hrs and a second at 07:35 which sent her to the bottom 20 minutes later.   Altogether the three ships lost a total of 1,400 men out of 2,000.   Survivors were rescued by nearby British trawlers and Dutch Steamships.     Lt Cdr Weddigen received the Pour la Merite (The Blue Max) for his exploits, one of the greatest disasters in Royal Navy history to that time.  The disaster is mentioned in varying detail in most naval books about the Great War.   The most complete coverage is in Alan Coles, “Three Before Breakfast: A True and  Dramatic Account of How a German U-boat Sank Three British Cruisers in One Desperate Hour” published by Kenneth Mason, 1979.   Janes Fighting Ships 1914 and Conway’s Fighting  Ships 18??-1905 will provide photos and details