ABBEY, Cecil James. ‘Sailor’ at baptism of son Ronald Albert Douglas at Christ Church on 2 Nov 1919; also daughter Phyllis May on 24 Mar 1922. Address: Bramley Road; wife Florence Ada
ABNETT, PERCY VICTOR. Private 33118, 4th Bn., Yorkshire (Alexandra, Princess of Wales Regiment), formerly Royal West Kents No. 12592 and Northumberland Fusiliers No. 9181; died 28 October 1918, aged c.30. Born: Ham Hill, first quarter 1888; enlisted: Maidstone; residence: Snodland. Buried: Cemetery: Cologne Southern Cemetery: XVI.A.61. Memorial: Christ Church, Lower Birling. Victory and British medals. Son of William Frederick, a paper mill worker, and Kate/Kathleen Abnett, of Ham Hill. 1911: a cement labourer at 4 Rosslyn Cottages
ADKINS, Albert Edward Gerald. ‘Soldier’ aged 24 at marriage to Lilian May Chapman, Christ Church, 10 Apr 1920. Baptized All Saints, 2 Oct 1896; parents: John/Jack and Alice Louisa; address: Rookery Cottages (1901, 1911); buried Cemetery, 23 Dec 1960, aged 64
ADKINS, John. Born Snodland, 23-08-1891. R.N. no. F24893; Second Class Mechanic (Lee’s works Roll of Honour)
ALDERMAN, WILLIAM JOHN. DSO. Regt. No. 4747. Lieutenant (temporary promotions to Captain (Jan 1917), then Major, and was Acting Lieutenant Colonel, 6th Bn., Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) by July 1917; killed in action, 20 November 1917, aged 40. Born March 1877; 17 years service in the ranks; commissioned into Royal West Kents 15 Aug 1914; war service commenced 27 August 1914; date of entry into France 1 June 1915. Buried: Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers- Plouich, Nord, France, grave III. B. 10. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland cemetery. [death reported KM 15 Dec 1917; In Memoriam 8 Dec 1917 from his widow of ‘Bower Mount, Snodland’.]
ALLCHIN, A[rthur] W[illiam]. British Legion list, no. 12; 42, Malling Road. Born c.1873, Ham Hill; son of Richard and Mary; cement labourer (1891); bricklayer (1901, 1911); buried at Snodland Cemetery, 21 August 1957, aged 74
ALLCHIN, Lewis. ‘Private Royal West Kent’ aged 28 at marriage to Mabel Wenham, All Saints, 23 Jan 1918; born c.1890; buried Cemetery, 29 Sep 1970 aged 81; father: Tom
ALLINGHAM, Frederick. Roll of Honour 3 [?son of Stephen Henry (builder) and Caroline Ann of Ryarsh Lane, West Malling (1911); farm labourer (1911); born West Malling, 1887]
ALLINGHAM, S[tephen Henry?]. Roll of Honour 2-3 [?son of Stephen Henry (builder) and Caroline Ann of Ryarsh Lane, West Malling (1911); school (1911); born West Malling, c.1899]
AMOS, Robert William. ‘Soldier’ at baptism of son Percy Charles Joseph, All Saints, 25 Aug 1918. Address: Snodland [Queen’s Road], with wife Grace. Served in the UK only.
ANDREWS, Alfred. Canadian Expeditionary Force. Attested on 07-08-1915, Toronto. Son of Robert and Susan[na], formerly of Bramley Road; born 07-07-1896; baptised, Christ Church, 27-01-1901; family home in 1915: 99 Vanharval Street, ? Occupation: printer. Religion: C of E
ANDREWS, Alfred. Canadian Expeditionary Force, no. 229317. Attested on 10-08-1915, Winnipeg; gas shell wounds in September 1918; discharged 12-06-1919. Service record survives. Son of Edward and ?, Bricklayers Arms, Snodland. Date of birth given as 21-01-1880; occupation: saddlemaker.
ANDREWS, Edward Sidney. Attested, Gravesend, 12- Apr 1915; Royal West Kent, private 10730; posted to BEF 17 Apr 1915; gun shot wound posterior and neck 20 Nov 1915; another on shoulder 5 Aug 1916; discharged as no longer fit for war service 29 May 1917; 1914-15 star; War and Victory medals. Service record survives. Son of Mahalia; bap. All Saints 14 Oct 1898; farm labourer
ANDREWS, James Gerald. No. 2199, Royal Army Medical Corps, 81st Field Ambulance; enlisted as Territorial: 30-10-1913; served from 5-8-1914 for 6 yrs 154 days to 31-3-1920; 01-12- 1914 to 25-11-1915: B.E.F. [France]; 16 days to Salonika; served there 12-12-1915 to 6-2-1918 and again 25-3-1918 to 10-3-1919; 18th Btn. York Regt, then 27th Btn. Durham L.I. from 10-8-1918. Roll of Honour 1-3. Service record survives. Son of Christopher and Mary, 2 [Vine Cottages] East Street; apprenticed to H. R. Draycon as Painter and Plumber for 7 years; had served 3 yrs to 10-2-1914; aged 17 y 4 m. at 30-10-1913; religion: ‘Wesleyan’; married Frances Mary Bowler at Otley Road Chapel, Bradford, Yorks, on 4 July 1914; addresses: 140 Heath Terrace, Bradford, Yorks; 57 Curzon Road, Bradford, Yorks.
ANDREWS, RUPERT ARTHUR. Private 46422, 99th Coy., Machine Gun Corps (Inf), (formerly 8036 Buffs), killed in action on the Western Front, 18 February 1917, aged 18. enlisted: Chatham, 12 July 1915; in France from September 1916 after a year’s training at Dover; no known grave. Memorials: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C; All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. Born Snodland, 22 July 1898; attended C of E School, Brook Street; employed at C. T. Hook’s Paper Mill; fifth son of Christopher and Mary Andrews, of 2, Vine Cottages, East St., (formerly of May Street) Snodland, Kent.
ANNAND, E. C.; British Legion list, no. 26; 20, Bramley Road.
ANSELL, Albert. R.N. no. 228458, Stoker 1st class in Royal Navy (1911) Born Eccles, Aylesford, 30-08-1887; parents: Robert (Hoop maker) and Sarah of Brook Street (1901)
ASHENDEN, Fred. British Legion list no. 1. 1 Parkstone Terrace, Bramley Road.
ATKINS, Albert Edwin. 4th Btn., Royal West Kent, private no. 3939; then 24495 (for a time acted as lance corporal and corporal); attested, Maidstone, 11-12-1915; service: home 08-02-1916 to 02-01-1917; B.E.F. France 03-01-1917; missing in action 23-03-1918; confirmed as prisoner of war 07-10-1918 [reported in KM 9-11-1918]; repatriated 02-12-1918. Service record survives. Born New Hythe, 1892; parents Edwin and Sarah of 2 Myrtle Villas, Malling Road, formerly of Portland Place; occupation: cement labourer; religion: C of E
ATKINS, George [?] [?Perhaps an error for ATKINSON]
ATKINSON, George William. King’s Royal Rifles, rifleman no. R/734; attested Chatham 03-09-1914; 8th Btn., posted 06-09-1914; 11th Btn. posted 09-09-1914 [B.E.F. France]; bomb wound: thigh and abdomen 18-12-1915; gun shot wound: left leg and abdomen 29-01-1916; ‘D’ Btn. [home] posted 05-02-1916; 1 yr 328 days to discharge. Service record survives. Born Snodland, 1892; parents: Henry J. and Louisa of 1 Dover Terrace, then of 3 Providence Place; occupation: general labourer; religion: C of E
ATTWOOD, CHARLES COLESTON. Rifleman Y/1679, 4th Bn., King’s Royal Rifle Corps, B Company; died of wounds, 10 May 1915, Battle of Ypres, aged 23. Formerly a side-drummer in Snodland Town Band; worker at Lee’s Cement Works. Born: St Mary’s, Bristol; enlisted: Chatham. Memorials: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 51 and 53; All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial: Snodland Cemetery. [Death reported KM 18 Dec 1915] Adopted son of Richard John and Ellen Attwood, of 4 Gerda Villas, Malling Rd., Snodland, Kent.
AUSTIN, Alfred William. Son of Henry and Ellen Austin of Magnolia Terrace, Holborough Road (1911); born 27 July 1897; attended C of E School, Brook St to July 1911; worked at Amalgamated Press Ltd., Gravesend; joined Bedfordshire Regt. Oct 1916; awarded Military Medal. Two brothers also serving (George Henry, Navy, q.v. and one in Army – ?John Charles, born 3 Nov 1900, or Reginald, born c.1895) Parents were Congregationalists.
AUSTIN, C. British Legion list. 2 Portslade Villas, Malling Road.
AUSTIN, George Henry. R.N. no. K38876 Born Snodland 12-02-1887, son of Harry and Eleanor [Henry and Ellen] of 10 Tomlyn’s Cottages (1891); Fairview Cottages, Ham Hill (1901); Magnolia Terrace (1911).
AUSTIN, Henry ?Hinns. ‘Soldier’ aged 28 at marriage to Hannah Frances Batchelor, All Saints, 23 Dec 1916; at baptism of daughter Edna Nancy, All Saints, 30 Mar 1919. Address: Constitution Hill; father: Henry (‘deceased, soldier’)
AUSTIN, JAMES. British Legion list no. 15. 10 Oxford Street. Born Battersea, c.1876; married Harriet; ‘soldier’ at baptism of s on Horace in 1916; a painter; buried Cemetery, 1 March 1947, from Tunbridge Wells Hospital, aged 71.