The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)

With a history dating back to 1572, the East Kent Regiment – better known as the Buffs, after the colour of their sash – is one of the oldest regiments in the British Army. Their name was formalised in the 1881 Childers Reforms.

The regiment served around the world during the Great War, including the Western Front, India and Mesopotamia, but the regiment also had a important presence on home soil, in England and Ireland.

Commonwealth War Graves

Elphick, Private Holdsworth (d1918, aged 27, cause of death unknown)

Scrace, Lieutenant John (d1918, aged 26, flying accident)

Smith, Private Aubert (d1917, aged 24, illness)

Thurley, Private Henry (d1917, aged 21, wounded in action)

Winch, Private Osbourne (d1917, aged 28, wounded in action)

Commonwealth War Graves from the camera of CKPonderingsToo

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