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Hamstreet casualties
« on: Friday 30 November 18 15:16 GMT (UK) »
Hi Rootschatters.
Can someone please help?
A friend has requested help regarding the casualties connected to Hamstreet (in the parish of Orlestone) in Kent. Two names have come up about which I can find no information. One is Edward William John Foster, died 24th April 1918, and mentioned on the Kentfallen website, and the other is C. Paine (nothing else known). Basically, I am looking to confirm or deny that either of these two had some village or parish connection.
Many thanks,
Scobie

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Re: Hamstreet casualties
« Reply #1 on: Friday 30 November 18 15:35 GMT (UK) »
Edward William John Foster born Camberwell, Surrey
Death:24th April 1918
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlisted: Camberwell
Rank: Private
Regiment:   Northamptonshire Regiment
Battalion:   2nd Battalion
Regimental Number:   49166


Doesn’t mention Kent. Will look for birth.
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Re: Hamstreet casualties
« Reply #2 on: Friday 30 November 18 15:38 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Hamstreet casualties
« Reply #3 on: Friday 30 November 18 15:39 GMT (UK) »
.....and mentioned on the Kentfallen website

This also tells you that his parents lived at Bromley Green.

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Re: Hamstreet casualties
« Reply #4 on: Friday 30 November 18 15:42 GMT (UK) »
...... the other is C. Paine (nothing else known).

Have you read the entries on Kentfallen?

http://www.kentfallen.com/PDF%20REPORTS/HAMSTREET.pdf

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Re: Hamstreet casualties
« Reply #5 on: Friday 30 November 18 16:56 GMT (UK) »
There is a Charles Paine b 1883 Hamstreet , living in Folkestone in 1911 :
wife Elizabeth Worthington Paine
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW68-FD5

Soldiers' Effects :
Charles Paine 204240 Bedfordshire Regt  Next of kin : widow Elizabeth W
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Re: Hamstreet casualties
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 01 December 18 12:03 GMT (UK) »
Hello again Rootschatters.
Thank you all who have replied to my post.
Having studied the replies, I am pleased that it shows that Charles Paine was definitely born in Hamstreet.
However, Edward William John Foster poses a problem. His parents are given as living at Bromley Green, which is not part of Orlestone but in a neighbouring parish. I suspect that Edward’s parents moved to Bromley Green late in the war, or even after his death. They would, understandably, have wanted his name to appear on a memorial somewhere, which it does on the Memorial in what was then the Chapel in Hamstreet, now a shared church. They may have attended this chapel (unconfirmed) but, as I say, Bromley Green itself is not in Orlestone. Without more information, his Hamstreet connection has to remain open. Perhaps more will yet come to light.
Again, many thanks to you all,
Regards, Scobie

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Re: Hamstreet casualties
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 01 December 18 13:55 GMT (UK) »
Have you looked at the website A Street Near You?  https://astreetnearyou.org
 It links to Lives of the First World War website (Imperial War Museum)

I found a cousin of my GGF on the first in Lancashire. Someone researching names on the war memorial at the college in Leeds which he'd attended has added information to his name on the second website. Much of the information was new to me.
I'd previously found his brother, cousin and my GF on Lives of the First World War.
Two other soldiers I'm researching through A Street Near You and Lives of the First World War are also on Commemorating the Missing website for those with no known graves.

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Re: Hamstreet casualties
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 01 December 18 15:02 GMT (UK) »
Scobie,
Now you have Edward’s parents you could track them back in the census. It may be as you say, that the parents just wanted a memorial local to them at the time.

Heywood
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