Faded Genes

Fadedgenes.co.uk

“He is not Lost – He is Here”


This is a project to re-discover the ancestry of some of those who gave their lives during the First World War. I am gathering the names from various war memorials around East Kent, with the intention of providing some ancestral details for those listed.

For the many individuals where the ancestral research has not yet been done, I have attempted at least to identify the person, and to provide a link to their details on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.


An index of those individuals for which some ancestral research has been completed can be found here:

Index of Names for which there are Ancestries


As the database grows, family relationships between some of those who were lost will be revealed. (Those already discovered can be found here):

Discovered Connections


This is an ongoing project and the website will be updated with new information at intervals, so check it regularly. (I am more than happy to receive contributions from other researchers).


East Kent Villages


Aldington

Hougham

Sandwich

Alkham

Ickham

Sellindge

Ash (by Sandwich)

Kingsnorth

Selling (near Faversham)

Barham

Kingston

Sheldwich

Bekesbourne

Littlebourne

Shepherdswell

Boughton Aluph

Lower Hardres

Smeeth

Boughton-under-Blean

Lydd

Stanford

Brook

Lyminge

St Margarets-at-Cliffe

Chartham

Lympne

Stourmouth

Chilham

Lynsted

Swingfield

Coldred

Manston

Temple Ewell

Dover Town Memorial

Mersham

Teynham

Dunkirk

Monkton

Tilmanstone

Dymchurch

Nackington

Waltham

East Langdon

Newington-next-Hythe

Westmarsh

Eastry

Newnham & Doddington

Whitstable

Elham

Nonington

Wingham

Faversham

Ospringe

Woodchurch

Godmersham

Petham

Woodnesborough

Goodnestone (by Wingham)

River (near Dover)

Worth

Hernhill

Saltwood



I have also now included information from some other areas of Kent

Benenden

Lenham

Loose (near Maidstone)

Lower Halstow

Upchurch (near Sittingbourne)

West Malling


My thanks to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission who in many cases have provided the “first link” in the chain, as well as many other details. Link to their excellent website here.


See also the UK National Inventory of War Memorials (look for the UKNIWM links on the individual memorial pages).


Links to other sites with similar themes: (Kent)

The “Fallen” of Kent

Roll of Honour” Index to memorials in Kent

Sittingbourne Remembers


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Site Statistics [as at 22 January 2014]

Total number of names on memorials

2043


Number for which ancestries have been researched

385

18.84% of total 

Number of individuals not yet identified

105

5.14% of total 


I can be contacted at Dave@fadedgenes.co.uk if you have information to contribute, or if you need clarification on any of the sources referred to in my research

Please note that the research for these ancestries relies mostly on Census Returns, Indexes, Parish Registers and information from other researchers. No direct reference has been made to Birth, Marriage or Death certificates in the majority of cases. This may result in some errors, and I am more than happy for these to be brought to my attention, in order that the correct information may then be displayed.

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I would like to acknowledge Pamela Morris Kennedy who passed away 22 May 2011 in Canberra, Australia. Pamela has made a major contribution to this website, which has enabled me to be much further forward than I would have been without her valuable help. Her approach to the research was dedicated, patient & meticulous, and the results speak for themselves as a testament to her.



[This page last updated 22 January 2014]