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The names of 197 local men who lost their lives in World War I are
inscribed on the bells of the Memorial Community Church in Plaistow. They are our local heroes

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Stanley James Kench

Private
Royal Fusiliers

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Born
Plaistow - c 1891
Died
France and Flanders - 24 May 1916
Age
25
Death
Killed in action
Served in
Royal Fusiliers
Awards
Unknown
Memorials
Unknown
Lived
61 Hollybush Street, Plaistow

Stanley James' story

On the bell the names is written as Private S J Kinch. We think this refers to Private S J Kench.

However there were (at least) two local men with the surname Kinch among the fallen. George Alfred Kinch and Walter Thomas Kinch, brothers from Canning Town, both served in the Royal Navy in the First World War and were killed in action. We think that if this name referred to one of them, but with a mistake in the initals, it would have been on the third bell (G) which is dedicated to naval inscriptions.

Service Number
2045
Mother
Annie
Father
Charles
Spouse
Unknown
Buried
Zouave Valley Cemetery, France
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  1. James
    January 13, 2019
    7:03 pm

    Stanley James Kench was the Uncle of my Grandad. His Ingersoll wrist watch that was sent home after his death is the last remaining memory of him.

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