S/8933 Private Leonard Bristow 1st Battalion The "Queens Own" Royal West Kent Regiment: My g-g-g uncle was born in Dartford, Kent but at the age of 18 found himself fighting in Ypres, Belgium. He died there on December 17th 1914. He has no known grave.
Dive Copse British Cemetery
G/9137 Private John Barrow 8th Battalion East Kent Regiment, aka The Buffs. My g-g-g uncle was born in the tiny hamlet of Kilndown, Kent. On the 22nd January 1916 he entered the army. He fell at the Battle of the Somme on the 20th August 1916. He was only 22. He is buried in the Dive Copse British Cemetery, Sailly-Le-Sec, France.
100383 William Schooling 2nd Squadron Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry) My g-g-g-g uncle was born in Plaistow, Essex. On the 22nd March 1918 he fell during the German Spring Offensive of 1918. He has no known grave.
Sadly, given the incomplete nature of my tree, there are probably more relatives who fell during that horrible war. May they rest in peace.
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