World War I Centenary

Between 2014 and 2018 the Society is involved with various activities and projects to mark the centenary of WWI. Work has already started on some projects and Society Volunteers are involved in various events.


A list of useful websites for World War One research has been compiled by Barbara Phillips, to download or view please click below (updated Feb 2015).

Researching WW1 Ancestors

Caroline Blackett has compiled a document on how to start tracing your WW1 ancestor, download WWI research below;

Local newspaper

Barbara Attwaters wrote a piece on researching World War I ancestry for the Sevenoaks Chronicle in January 2014, Sevenoaks Chronicleclick is available for download or view below.



All four issues of the Society Journal will contain articles, information, photographs on WWI, where possible emphasising the effects of the war and involvement of civilians, women, children and men as well as those who served in the armed forces.

If you would like to remember a family member and submit an article, or photographs please contact the Editor who will be only to happy to help and advise

The War Graves Project

NWKFHS volunteers have been retaking photographs of War Graves at churchyards and cemeteries within our area which will be used to update the photographs on the War Graves Photographic Project which is a joint venture with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and assisting the Office of Australian War Graves, Canadian Veterans Affairs and the New Zealand Ministry of Heritage and Culture.
The project was completed for Service Deaths in March 2017. And what a result! It’s not until we look at the figures can we appreciate the scale of effort and the results achieved. Well done everyone and there were so many of you!
It is our intention to publish ourselves during 2018 for the end of the commemoration period with the photographs and individual information, probably by DVD and split into our three areas Dartford, Bromley and Sevenoaks. Also included will be the photographs of many other gravestones for those who fell in other conflicts (Boer War, Indian Mutiny etc) which were gathered at the same time. 


Nos from CWGPP

Nos actually found

Gravestones not found

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Churchyards A - I

Ash & New Ash Green St Peter & St Paul Churchyard

Ashurst St Martin

Beckenham St George

Beckenham Crematorium

Bexley St Mary's Church

Bexleyheath Cemetery

Bidborough St Lawrence Churchyard

Biggin Hill Cemetery

Brasted St Martin Churchyard

Bromley Common Holy Trinity

Bromley London Road or Old Cemetery

Bromley St Lukes

Bromley Plaistow Cemetery

Chalk St Mary

Chelsfield St Martin of Tour Churchyard

Chevening Burial Ground

Chevening St Botolph

Chiddingstone Causeway St Luke’s Churchyard

Chiddingstone St Mary Churchyard

Cliffe St Helen

Chislehurst Cemetery

Chislehurst: St Mary’s RC Churchyard

Chislehurst: St Nicholas Churchyard

Chislehurst: The Annunciation Churchyard

Cobham St Mary Magdalene New Churchyard

Crayford St Paulinus

Crockenhill: All Saints Churchyard

Crockenhill: All Soul’s Churchyard

Crockenhill: Union Burial Ground

Crockham Hill

Darenth St Margaret of Antioch R.C. Churchyard

Dartford East Hill Cemetery

Dartford Watling Street Cemetery

East Peckham Holy Trinity

East Peckham St Michael

East Wickham St Michael Churchyard

Edenbridge Cemetery

Erith Brook Street Cemetery

Erith St John the Baptist Churchyard

Eynsford Baptist Chapelyard

Eynsford St Martin Churchyard

Farningham St Peter & St Paul

Fawkham St Mary Churchyard

Footscray All Saints

Footscray Baptist Church

Fordcombe St Peter Churchyard

Halstead St Margaret Churchyard

Hayes St May the Virgin Churchyard

Hartley All Saints Churchyard

Hever St Peter Churchyard

Higham St Mary Churchyard

Horton Kirby St Mary New Churchyard

Ide Hill St Mary Churchyard


Barbara Phillips

NWKFHS Projects Co-ordinator

22 November 2017

Churchyards I - W

Ifield St Margaret Churchyard, Cobham

Ightham St Peter Churchyard

Kemsing St Mary Churchyard

Keston Parish Churchyard

Knockholt St Katherine Churchyard

Lamberhurst St Mary the Virgin Churchyard

Larkfield Holy Trinity

Leigh St Mary Churchyard

Longfield St Mary Magdalene

Mark Beech Holy Trinity Churchyard

Meopham St John Churchyard

North Cray St James Additional Churchyard

Northfleet Cemetery

Nurstead St Mildred Churchyard

Orpington All Saints Chuchyard Extension Extra

Orpington All Saints Chuchyard Extension

Orpington All Saints Churchyard

Otford St Bartholomew Churchyard

Paddock Wood St Andrew old Churchyard

Penshurst St John the Baptist Churchyard

Plaxtol Churchyard

Ridley St Peter Churchyard

Riverhead St Mary Churchyard

Seal St Peter & St Paul Churchyard

Sevenoaks (Greatness) Cemetery

Shoreham St Peter & St Paul Churchyard

Sevenoaks St Nicholas

Shorne St Peter & St Paul

Sidcup Cemetery

Sidcup Cemetery

Sidcup St John

Southborough Cemetery

Southfleet St Nicholas Churchyard

Speldhurst St Mary the Virgin Churchyard

St Mary Cray, Star Lane Cemetery

St Paul's Cray, St Paulinus Churchyard

Stansted St Mary Churchyard

Stone Cemetery Dartford

Stone St Mary

Sundridge St Mary

Sutton-at-Hone Burial Ground

Swanley St Mary Churchyard

Swanley St Paul Churchyard

Swanscombe Cemetery

Tonbridge Cemetery

Tunbridge Wells Cemetery

Westerham French Street Private Burial Ground

West Kingsdown (St. Edmund the King & Martyr) Churchyard (also known as The Church in the Woods)

West Wickham St John the Baptist Churchyard

Westerham St Mary Churchyard

Wilmington St Michael

Wrotham St George Churchyard Extension


Sevenoaks St Nicholas Churchyard: this church and graveyard is unsafe and dangerous. It has been fenced off so unfortunately we are unable to gain access.

Bromley Absentee Voters List

A project that is being carried out by the Bromley Branch. This project is nearing completion. The Branch is also looking at a WW1 exhibition where members could provide a small display of a WW1 ancestor on 1 or 2 A3 pages and that these could be placed around the room.


The NWKFHS Library at Summerhouse Drive will have a WWI themed Window display. The Society would like to thank KCC Libraries for their agreement and help.