St Mary Kippington | Henry Arthur Poland
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Henry Arthur Poland

Lieutenant Henry Arthur Poland

Killed in action 18th April 1915, aged 22.

What was Henry’s connection with Kippington?
His parents, Henry (a fur and skin merchant) and Jessie resided at ‘Sunnybank’, The Drive, and Sevenoaks.
What was his background?
Born in Lewisham in 1893, he had been a member of the Officers Training Corps at Tonbridge School and also at the Inns of Court when studying law at Lincoln’s Inn.
What was his role in The Great War?
Henry was attached to the 1st Battalion, The Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment. He was killed during The Battle of Hill 60 in Belgium.

As well as the St Mary Kippington War Memorial where else is Henry remembered?

  • A memorial plaque in St Mary Kippington (on the south wall)
  • The Sevenoaks War Memorial at The Vine
  • The Menin Gate, Ypres

Sources

Kent & Sussex Courier, 2nd April 1920

Matthew Ball, Sevenoaks War Memorial (Amberley: 2014)

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Kent Fallen

1911 Census