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BAILEY, ALFRED RICHARD. Private 4419, Household Cavalry (9th Lancers), killed in action, 13 April 1918. Born at Rhodes Minnis, Lyminge; enlisted: Chatham; residence: East Malling. Memorials: Pozieres, Somme, France; cloisters, Canterbury Cathedral; Christ Church, Lower Birling. Victory and British medals. Son of George, a waggoner and resident at Ham Hill farm.

BAILEY, P. Roll of Honour 2-3

BAILEY, T. Roll of Honour 2-3

BAKER, Edward George. Royal West Kent, private no. 1055; attested, Maidstone, 03-09-1914; service in UK to 09-12-1915; Indian Expeditionary Force 10-12-1915 in Iraq (Basra); wounded 17-04-1916, to hospital in India until 04-08-1916; returned to Iraq 05-08-1916 to 29-10-1919. Service record survives. Born Snodland; baptised All Saints 25-03-1891; parents Henry and Mary Ann, formerly of 4 Brookside, later of 11 Hamilton Road, Northfleet; occupation: labourer; religion C of E

BAKER, Frederick Ernest [Ernest Frederick?]. Royal West Kent, private no. 1098; attested, Maidstone, 03-09-1914; service home to 24-05-1915; B.E.F. France 25-05-1915; shell wound: multiple contusions to lower face, 06-07-1916, 24 days in hospital, transferred to Leeds 6th to 30th Aug 1916; discharged no longer physically fit for war service 19-02-1917. Service record survives. Born Snodland; baptised All Saints 09-08-1893; parents Henry and Mary Ann, formerly of 4 Brookside, later of 11 Hamilton Road, Northfleet; occupation: stoker; religion C of E

BAKER, Jack. Royal West Kent, lance corporal no. G/1714; attested Gravesend, 07-09-1914; home to 16-02-1916; B.E.F. France 19-05-1916, Light Trench Mortar Battery; appointed lance corporal unpaid 21-05-1918. paid 13-01-1919; to UK for demobilization 05-02-1919; demobilization 08-03-1919. Service record survives. Born Snodland c.1884; baptised 08-05-1889; parents George Henry and Mary of Ham Hill; later of 17 High Street, Galley Hill, Greenhithe; occupation: labourer

BANFIELD, Henry Thomas. Private, 2nd Btn., Cheshire Regiment; enlisted 10-08-1915; discharged 10-05-1919; British Legion application. Son of James and Kate of 6 Clifton Terrace (1901); born Birling; baptised All Saints, Snodland, 02-10-1889; married Fanny […]; died 01-02-1952; buried Christ Church 07-02-1952, aged 62. Address (1919): 4 Council Cottages.

BANFIELD, Solomon Vincent. Formerly of 1st Hampshire Regt., no. 4754 (12-12-1895 to 11-12-1907). Army Service Corps, no. T/258653; attested Maidstone 29-01-1916; to army reserve 30-01-1916; mobilized as driver 02-02-1917; demobilized 13-04-1919. Service record survives. Born c.1880; married Mary Adelaide Baglin, Brompton, 12-11-1904; occupation: range warden; 7 children born Sheerness, Cliffe, Meopham, Gt. Bromley, Essex and Snodland; address: 4 Wargrave Cottages

BanksBANKS, WALTER JOHN. Private 61530, 22nd Bn., Royal Fusiliers (City of London), killed in action on the Western Front, 17 February 1917. Born: Snodland; attended C. of E. school, Brook Street; employed at C. T. Hook’s Paper Mill; enlisted Maidstone, July 1916; to France just before Christmas; residence: Snodland. Memorials: Thiepval, Somme, Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A; All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. [Death reported KM 24 Mar 1917] Baptized at All Saints, Snodland: 26 April 1884; son of William and Elizabeth Ann of Railway Place/Terrace.

BARDEN, George Thomas. R. N. no. K12638. Roll of Honour 2-3. Born Snodland 09-05-1892; baptised All Saints 20-07-1892; parents Thomas and Harriet of 7 Malling Road

BARNES, Roger William [also ‘William Roger’]. R.N. no. 135427. In Navy by 1881 and leading stoker by 1901. Roll of honour 1-3. Born Snodland 02-09-1865; baptised All Saints 13-10-1867; buried Cemetery, 28-11-1940, aged 73; parents Ralph and Jane of 8 Birling Rd (1871); Hamhill (1881); Constitution Hill (1901); Malling Rd at death

BATCHELOR, ALBERT VALENTINE. ‘Soldier’ aged 26 at marriage to Dorothy Rose, Shirley, Christ Church, 19 Aug 1917; baptism of son Albert Walter, 23 June 1918; also Robert, 15 Oct 1925. Address: 3 Bramley Road. Father: Percy Giles

BATCHELOR, Henry James. 4th Btn., East Surrey Regt., private no. 32961; attested Rochester, 09-12-1915; home to 19-06-1917; discharged as not longer physically fit for war service. Pioneer Sergeant since outbreak of war, with ‘Mons’ decoration. Service record survives. Born Snodland 09-07-1892; baptised All Saints 24-08-1892; parents: Thomas and Frances of 1 Kemp’s Cottages, Constitution Hill; occupation: labourer. Check also a stoker of this name.

BatchelorBATCHELOR, REGINALD ARTHUR. Private 22139, 2nd Bn., Coldstream Guards, killed in action, 27 August 1918, aged 21, ‘while advancing under heavy machine-gun and shell fire.’ Born: Snodland; enlisted: Chatham, c.March 1917; after 12 months training went to France; residence: Snodland. Buried: Croisilles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, grave IV. A. 18. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery; Chatham Dockyard. [Death reported KM 19 Oct 1918] Baptized at All Saints, Snodland: 4 April 1897; son of Thomas and Frances of 1 Kemp’s Cottages, Constitution Hill, Snodland.

BatesBATES, BERT E. Private G/11173, 6th Bn., Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment); reported wounded KM 5 Sep 1916 and 17 Mar 1917; killed in action, 1 July 1918. Born: Snodland; enlisted: Chatham. Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, Albert, Somme, France, grave I. F. 24. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. (Perhaps the son of John and Charlotte of Bull Fields.)


BATES, FREEDOM JOHN. 21st Training Reserve Btn., private no. 27506; service from 9-2-1917; discharged 4-10-1917; disability: not grown at all since age 13 (4 ft 8 in. in his boots). Service record survives. Born Snodland; baptised All Saints 30-01-1903; parents: Henry and Mary Ann of 1 East Street; occupation: paper maker

BATES, George. Gunner 208067, Royal Field Artillery; reported wounded KM 29 Dec 1917; reported missing KM 1 Jan 1918. ? son of Thomas and Eliza; bapt. All Saints 31 Oct 1888; married Betsy Margaret; lived in Holborough Road; a labourer

BATES, Henry Phillipe. ‘Munitions worker’ at baptism of daughter Grace Irene Annie, All Saints, 26 Oct 1917; ‘Instructor of explosives’ at baptism of son Henry George Vincent, All Saints, 2 Jan 1920. Address: 9 Portland Place, with wife Nancy

BATES, JOHN HENRY. Private G/22231, 6th Bn., The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regt.), died of wounds on Tuesday 15th May 1917. born: Snodland; enlisted: Godalming; residence: Farncombe. Buried: Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, grave XVIII. N. 10. Husband of Annie Maria Bates, of 8, Church Rd., Farncombe, Surrey.

BAX, Alfred Arthur. Naval; no. K22209. Roll of Honour 1-3. Born Snodland 23-06-1895. Son of John and Sarah C. of 17 May Street.

BAX, Ernest Stephen. Naval; no. K276 from 1908. Roll of Honour 1-3. Born Snodland 24-01-1890. Son of John and Sarah C. of 17 May Street.

BAX, Leonard George. Naval; no. 365082. Roll of Honour 1-3. Born Snodland 24-09-1888. Son of John and Sarah C. of May Street. ‘Steward H.M.S. Martial’ aged 28 at marriage to May Peters, All Saints, 6 Aug 1916; Father: John

BEAL, G[eorge]. (senior). British Legion list, no. 60. Church Farm, Ham Hill. [?buried Christ Church, 1 May 1935, aged 62; address: 1 School Cottages, Ham Hill]

BEAL, G. H. (junior). British Legion list, no. 53. Church Farm, Ham Hill

BEASLEY, William John. ‘Soldier’ at birth of son Elon Alfred John on 18 Nov 1916. Married Florence Elizabeth Austin, Christ Church, 21 sep 1915. Address: 3 Bramley Road; father: John

BEECH, Frederick. The Buffs, no. 2485; attested, Sittingbourne, 08-09-1914; discharged after 46 days as medically unfit. Service record survives. Born Snodland 02-08-1882. Son of John B. and Kate of May Street; labourer; religion C of E; next of kin: Mrs Hayward, Borough Green (aunt)

BELLINGHAM, BERTRAM CHARLES. Private 33686, 7th Bn., East Surrey Regiment, killed in action, 15 August 1917, aged 19. Born: Aldershot; enlisted: Maidstone; residence: Snodland. Buried: Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-les-Mofflaines, Pas de Calais, France, grave I. J. 14. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery; Dover Marine Station. Son of Charles and Annie Bellingham, of Station House, Snodland, Kent; a clerk for the South Eastern and Chatham Railway.

BENNETT, FREDERICK JAMES WALTER. Leading stoker, K.15843; HMS Galliarda; died 22 Mar 1918. Born, Snodland, 17 May 1894, bapt. All Saints 19 Dec 1894; son of Walter and Ellen of Mill Street, then 2 Church Fields; later of Ivy Cottage, Bean, nr Dartford

BENNETT, George John. Royal West Kent; later 64 Labour Company, no. 606655; attested 10-12-1915; discharged 3-4-1919, 40% disabled; RWK 3rd Btn. 22-7-1916; 6th Btn, 1-1-1917; Btn. 6th Coy [Labour Coy] 22-1-1917; Abbeville: 6-7-1917; Etaples: 28-7-1917. Roll of Honour 3. Service record survives. Born Snodland; address: 1 Magnolia Terrace, Holborough Road; married 12-01-1901 to Frances Mary (nee Efford); children: Irene Annie, b.15-8-1901; George Ernest, b.15-12-1903; Kathleen Frances, b. 9-12-1906; William Ernest, b. 20-9-1908; occupation: chalk quarryman

BENNETT, Ralph Howard. Trooper, 2/1 Essex Yeomanry & 11th Cambs Suffolks, no. 42808; enlisted xx-03-1917; discharged xx-02-1919; medal card; British Legion application. Baptised All Saints 16-04-1899; son of George and Isabella of 4 Holborough Terrace (1901); 8 Council Cotts., Hollow Lane (at 8-6-1925); occupation: paper dryerman.

 BevanBEVAN, CHARLES HENRY. Private G/1175, 8th Bn., Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment); born Northfleet, 1887; attended British Schools, Holb. Rd.; motorman on Bournemouth Tramways; to France 31 Sep 1915; enlisted: Bournmouth; killed in action, 28 February 1916, aged 30. residence: Watford. Buried: White House Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, grave III. R. 27. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. [Death reported KM 8 Apr 1916]. Son of the late William Henry and Annie Elizabeth of Malling Road; husband of Florence Marian Bevan, of Boscombe, then 105, Brett Place, Harebreaks, Watford, Herts.

BishopBISHOP, ALBERT HENRY. Private 205051, 2nd/4th Bn., Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), killed in action, 19 April 1917, Egypt, aged 19; enlisted Maidstone; killed in the taking of Sampson’s Ridge, near Gaza. No known grave. Memorials: Jerusalem Memorial, Israel, Panel 41; All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. Born Snodland 15 Feb 1898; attended C of E School, Brook Street; employed at paper mill; youngest son of Charles and Ann Weller Bishop of 3, Brook, Snodland, Kent.

BISHOP, ARCHIBALD THOMAS. Rifleman 2023, 1st/8th Bn., London Regt (Post Office Rifles), killed in action, 21 May 1916, aged 21. No known grave. Memorials: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Bay 10; All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. Son of Thomas Edwin and Phoebe Bishop, of 3, Hope Terrace, High Street, Snodland; Broadstairs War Memorial.

BISHOP, A[rchibald] W[illiam?]. British Legion list, no. 16; 9 East Street. [?son of William Wickham Bishop and Annie, 3 May Street (1911); born Snodland 3 Aug 1902; educated at C of E School, Brook Street

BISHOP, Frederick Alfred. Born Snodland 17-11-1884. R.N. no. K19887. Roll of Honour 1-3

BISHOP, Joseph William. R.N. no J25545. Born Snodland 05-03-1898

BishopgraveBISHOP, WILLIAM GEORGE. Private 32042, Bedfordshire Regt., ‘B’ Coy, 1st Btn;; died 24 September 1917, aged 21; buried Liencourt Communal Cemetery. Son of Thomas Edwin and Phoebe Bishop, of 3, Hope Terrace, High Street, Snodland.



BLAKE, Edwin. ‘G.A.R. guard’ at baptism of son Edwin Thomas, All Saints, 19 Dec 1917. Address: Bullfields, with wife Ellen

BLUNDELL, T. Roll of Honour 2-3

BOAKES, ARTHUR. Sergeant 21043, 6th Bn., Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), killed in action, 9 August 1918. Born Leigh, Tonbridge, 1882; enlisted: Tonbridge. Buried: Ville-sur-Ancre Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France, grave B. 14. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery; Chart Sutton war memorial. Regular soldier in RWKents and re-joined at outbreak of war. Son of George and Maria Amelia; ‘Soldier R.I.P’ at baptism of son Stanley Morlancourt Albert, All Saints, 5 Dec 1918. Address, 2 Medway Terrace: widow Margaret Ellen Matilda (née Mannering)

Boakes W EBOAKES, WILLIAM EDWARD. Private G/20924, 5th Bn., Royal Fusiliers (City of London), died in England, 6 March 1916, aged 24. Born: Ham Hill, 1892; enlisted: Finsbury; residence: Thornton Heath. Buried: Dover (St. James’s) Cemetery, Kent, grave M. H. 31. Eldest son of Edward Prebble Boakes (born c.1862, Aylesford, grocer at Hilda Terrace, Ham Hill) and Ellen Frances Boakes (born c.1866, Maidstone), of 64, Parchmore Rd., Thornton Heath, Surrey.


BOLTON, Arthur. Roll of Honour 3. Born c.1874; married Rosalie Bennett 27-10-1906 All Saints, Snodland; buried Cemetery 16-10-1951 aged 77; father William George; address in 1906: 13 East Street

BOLTON, WILLIAM HENRY. Gunner 105306, 185th Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery, killed in action, 7 August 1917. Born: Snodland/East Sutton; enlisted: Maidstone; residence: Snodland. Buried: Bard Cottage Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, grave IV. A. 38. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. [Death reported KM 22 Sep 1917]. Service record survives. Son of James and Sarah Bolton of 4 Covey Hall Place. Formerly a worker (cement loader) at Lee’s CementWorks.

BOTTEN, Frederick William. Army Service Corps, no. 425660; attested Rochester 12-12-1915; to Btn. 3/5 Notts & Derby 25-03-1916; home to 11-07-1916; B.E.F. France from 12-07-1916; transferred to Royal Engineers, lance corporal, 01-03-1917; 2nd corporal 07-07-1917; demobilized 14-07-1919; worked as H. T. Driver. Service record survives. Born Rochester c.1875; married Mary Ethel Saltmarsh Ellis 17-08-1899, Rochester; address: 109 Alma Street, Sheerness; children Isabel Beatrice 09-06-1903, Malling; Leonard James 14-01-1911, Malling; occupation: town carter; dockyard labourer in 1918

BOTTING, T. E. British Legion list, (no number); 8 Queen’s Road.

BOUNDS, HAROLD. Sergeant 8886, 2nd Bn., Welsh Regiment. Killed in action, 26 September 1914, aged 34-5. Born: Fulham; enlisted: Chatham; residence: Snodland. No known grave; memorials: La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France; Christ Church, Lower Birling. Was Private in 1st Welsh Regt. at marriage to Emily Kemp, Birling, 28 Sep 1907. Address: 9 Hilda Terrace. Father was John Bounds (deceased), a bricklayer.

BOWEN, Albert. ‘Discharged soldier’ at baptism of daughter Irene, All Saints, 28 Nov 1919. Address: 3 East Street, with wife Edith Livinia; buried Cemetery 2 Aug 1946, aged 56

BRAMLEY, A. W. 88800 Private RAMC reported wounded KM 24 Nov 1917

BrattleBRATTLE, ERNEST WILLIAM. Private L/7734, 1st Bn., The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds, aged 28. Born: Snodland; enlisted: Canterbury; residence: South Farnborough. Died 31 October 1914; memorial: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, Panel III.B.18. Served in the Buffs from 15 Oct 1903 to 28 Jan 1911; a baker when he joined the Surrey constabulary on 24 June 1912. Son of William, (a plumber), born c.1862, Maidstone: residence: 3 May Cottages (1891) and Emma Brattle, born c.1864, East Peckham; of 26, York Rd., South Farnborough, Hants.

BRIDGER, Charles Edward. R.N. no. K34353; 26 Nov 1915 joined Land Forces, then drafted to HMS Pembroke at Chatham, 30 May 1916; served on HMS Repulse as Stoker, 1st Class; demobbed at Chatham 7 April 1919. Born Snodland 05-01-1895; baptised Christ Church 31-03-1895; parents: Edward and Mary, Oxford Street; 3 Rosslyn Cottages (1901); moved to Tregadar Mon, Wales, in 1908; his work included coal mining. Returned to work at Lead Wool, Co., Snodland in 1946.

BRIGDEN, Frank/Francis Halley. Roll of Honour 1-3. R.A.M.C. Territorials. ‘Private, R.A.M.C.’ aged 19 at marriage to Alice Annie Pile, All Saints, 26 Dec 1914; baptism of son Robert Francis Leslie, 23 July 1916. Address: Ham Hill

BRIGGS, Stanley George. R.N. no. M25036. Born Snodland 25-10-1898; son of George W (foreman of cooperage, cement works) and Florence.

BRIGGS, WILLIAM RICHARD. Corporal 16708, “D” Coy. 7th Bn., Somerset Light Infantry, killed in action, 16 August 1917, aged 25. Born: Snodland; enlisted: Taunton. Buried: Cement House Cemetery, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West Vlaanderen, Belgium, grave V. D. 9. Son of Albert Harry and Mary Ann Briggs, of “The Ship”, Wilmington, Dartford.

BRIMSTED, H[ugh?]. Private 6013, RWK; wounded: KM, 2 Sep 1916. Born Larkfield, 1881; married Sophonia; died 18-10-1948; buried Christ Church 23-10-1948; aged 67: 18 Oxford St (1911); Ken Wen, Malling Rd

BRISTOW, Charles Edgar. Formerly 1st Home Counties Field Ambulance Territorials (R.A.M.C.); Royal Garrison Artillery, no. 31101; attested, Maidstone, 23-03-1909; service: home 22-05-1909 to 09-10-1912; Hong Kong 10-10-1912 to 05-11-1916; home 06-11-1916 to 04-09-1917; B.E.F. France 07-10-1918 to 25-01-1919. Born Snodland; baptised All Saints 23-12-1891; parents: Charles and Edith; occupation: paper bag maker; religion: C of E

BRISTOW, Leonard [George William]. Royal Warwickshire Regt., Special Reserve. Born Snodland; baptised All Saints 07-03-1894; parents Charles and Edith;


BROOKES, Harry. Roll of Honour 3. 10417, private H. Brooks reported wounded KM 26 Jan 1918

BROOKS, Percy Stafford. ‘L.Cpl. N. 3. Force’ at baptism of son Percy Henry, All Saints, 15 July 1917. Address: High Street, with wife Maud Beatrice

BROOKS, Richard. Roll of Honour 1-3

BROOKS, THOMAS WILLIAM. Private L/8330, 2nd Bn., Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died in Mesopotamia, 26 August 1916, aged 31. Buried: Bagdad War Cemetery, Iraq grave XXI. R. 25. Born Snodland, c.1886; enlisted: Maidstone. Son of William and Isabella E. Brooks, of 234A, Norah St., Fort William, Ontario, Canada; formerly of Oxford Street, Snodland.

BROOKS, William Nelson. Canadian Expeditionary Force; attested 12-11-1915, Fort William; occupation: miller; religion: C of E. Born 22-12-1894; baptised All Saints, Snodland, 26-12-1894; son of William and Isabella Ellen, formerly of Oxford Street; in 1915 of 234 North Norah Street, Fort William, Ontario

BROWN, JOHN THOMAS. ‘Soldier’ at baptism of son Frederick John, All Saints, 25 Dec 1913. Address: 2 Wargrave Cottages, Holborough, with wife Ruth

BURGE, ABRAHAM. Private G/42549, formerly G/25192, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment.) 11th Bn., Middlesex (Duke of Cambridge) Regiment, killed in action, 14 May 1917. Born Meopham; enlisted Chatham; residence Chatham (formerly Snodland: in 1905 was a saddler in Malling Road). Memorials: Christ Church, Lower Birling, and on parents’ gravestone in Christ Church churchyard; Meopham War Memorial. Born c.1884, son of Henry and Sarah. Christ Church N 13 F Headstone: In loving memory of / HENRY BURGE / who died August 31st 1900 / aged 63 years / At rest. / Also SARAH / wife of the above / who died February 2nd 1921 / aged 78 years. / Also ABRAHAM / son of the above / who fell in action in France May 14th 1917 / aged 33 years. / For ever with the Lord.)

BURNEY, F[rederick Augustus]. Roll of Honour 2-3. Born Faversham c,1883; son of Augustus James Burney (cooper at cement works) and Jane; carpenter at cement works (1911); 6 Queen’s Avenue, Snodland (1911)

BURR, Henry. British Legion list, no. 47; Rayfield Cottages, Ham Hill. Born c.1875, Chatham; married Mary Ann […]; road labourer (1911); 22 Oxford Street (1911); buried Christ Church, 27 June 1932, aged 57.

BURRLUCK, H[enry] W[illiam]. British Legion list, no. 9; Malling Road. Son of John Alfred and Eliza Ann; born New Hythe, c.1897; 1 Oldbury Villas, Malling Road in 1911; barber’s apprentice (1911)

Burrluck OBURRLUCK, Owen Alan. R.N. Survived sinking of Aboukir; was in the water for four and a half hours. Son of Albert (labourer) and Eliza; born New Hythe, 6 August 1875; married Minnie; stoker at Paper mill (1911); mercantile marine after WWI; 4 children; died Gravel Pit House, Faversham, 16 March 1940; buried Snodland cemetery, aged 62

BURT, ARTHUR ROBERT. Private G/9518, 6th Bn., Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), killed in action, 3 July 1916, aged 30. Born: Strood; enlisted: Maidstone; residence: Snodland. No known grave. Memorials: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C; Christ Church, Lower Birling. Victory and British medals. [KM service no.: 10750; missing 2 Sep 1916] (The Battalion was brought up from reserve and suffered heavy casualties when the Somme advance was resumed.) Son of Samuel Charles and Emma Sarah Burt (later Norwood), she of 3, Dykes Cottages, Ham Hill, Snodland, Kent; carter for furniture purveyor (1911)

BURT, Samuel Thomas. Royal Army Medical Corps Territorials (3 years); 3/5 Notts & Derby, no. 282912; attested 17-01-1916; home to 11-07-1916; B.E.F. France; transferred to Royal Engineers, sapper and appointed paid lance corporal 01-03-1917; boilermaker; demobilization 14-07-1919. Service record survives. Born c.1885, Strood; parents Samuel Charles and Emma Sarah of 3 Dyke’s Cottages, Ham Hill; occupation: farm labourer; buried Christ Church, 24 April 1934, aged 49

BURTON, THOMAS WILLIAM. Rifleman R/3836, 13th Bn., King’s Royal Rifle Corps, killed in action, 11 April 1917, aged 20. Born: Snodland; enlisted: Chatham; residence: Snodland. Buried: Monchy British Cemetery, Monchy-le-Preux, Pas de Calais, France, grave I. D. 6. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. Service record survives. Baptized at All Saints, Snodland: 11 September 1896; son of Thomas William and Jessie Burton, of 3, Covey Hall Place, Holboro’ Rd., (formerly of May Street) Snodland, Kent. Worked at Lee’s cement works.

BUSBRIDGE, John. ‘Army Pensioner’ at baptism of son Peter Charles, All Saints, 14 May 1923. Address: High Street; wife Gertrude Mary

BUTLER, Charles James Thomas . ‘Soldier’ at baptism of son Charles Thomas at Christ Church on 15 July 1917; also son Leonard Frederick on 26 Jan 1919. Address: 20 Birling Road, with wife Ada May. Born c.1877; buried Cemetery, 20 Aug 1924, aged 37; mother: Elizabeth