Kent Village of the year 2004
In every city, town and village this decade was dominated by the Great War which raged from 1914 to 1918. Challock was no exception. 11 men gave their lives and a further 48 served for varying periods. It is difficult to assess the effect this would have had on such a small community. In one case it appears that 6 members of the same family served and 1 of these died. Their names are commemorated in plaques in the Parish Church and the Memorial Hall. We have tried to give as much information as possible on each of those who made the supreme sacrifice and this information can be found under the “Lest we forget” pages on the main village website We are, of course, aware that there are differences between the plaques in the church and the memorial hall. For the purpose of this history we have combined the information and worked on the combination. As far as the Great War is concerned we have the problem of the passing of time. We are talking to as many people as possible who have knowledge of these times so that we can record any information for future generations. If you can help in any way, please contact us.
Two brasses in the Parish Church have dates in this decade. One reads: Rev William Henry Vicar 1919. The other reads: Henry William Lyall 1915 son of one time vicar of Challock and one whose gaeity and kindness of heart will be long remembered.
The 1917 Challock Poem is now published in full
We now have a page of pictures from 1910-1919
We now have copies of old house and land sales from 1918