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CACKETT, Reginald John. The Buffs, no. 4408; Suffolk Infantry, private no. 242268; attested Canterbury 30-11-1915; served with Buffs 2/4 Btn. 10-01-1916; transferred to London Regiment, 18th Rifle Btn. as rifleman 28-08-1916; transferred to Suffolk Regt 2/5th Btn. 15-12-1916; service: home to 30-08-1916; B.E.F. France to 01-12-1916; home to 12-02-1918; France to 11-06-1918; home to 17-07-1918; discharged as no longer physically fit for war service. Service record survives. Born Snodland/Boro’ Green, c.1899, son of Charles (journeyman butcher) and Rose Ann Isobel, 1 Mill Road, then 2 Delamere Road

CaponCAPON, Herbert; 2 Bernard Cotts., Bramley Road; occupation: machinist. Royal Navy; Stoker I; enlisted xx-01-1904; called up 2 Aug 1914; served on HMS Euryalus; severely wounded in action off the Dardanelles (KM 5 Apr 1915); discharged xx-03-1924. British Legion application; Roll of Honour 2-3.



CASSAM, W. British Legion list, no. 65; Malling Road.

CATT, William Alfred. First Class Stoker, no. 287390. Married Louisa Olive Richardson, 1910; buried Snodland cemetery 12 Dec 1942, aged 68

CHALKLEN, CHARLES. ‘Private R.A.M.C.’ at baptism of daughter Lilian Rose, All Saints, 30 Apr 1915. Address: 13 May St, with wife Ada

CHAMBERS, HAROLD FREDERICK. MM. Corporal G/4928, 6th Bn., Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment); award of Military Medal reported KM 3 Oct 1917; assumed killed in action 14 October 1917 [reported missing KM 1 Jan 1918]. Born: Maidstone; enlisted: Maidstone; residence: Snodland. No known grave. Memorials: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Bay 7; All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. Awarded MM 24 Aug 1917. Service record survives. Son of Eliza; husband of Agnes Matilda; address: 3 Gorham’s Cottages, High Street, Snodland. Baptism of son Charles George, All Saints, 29 July 1917

CHAMBERS, HARRY JOHN [‘JACK’]. Private 74008 16th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) (formerly G/42445, Royal Fusiliers; formerly Queen’s Own Royal West Kent), killed in action, 6 May 1918, aged 25. Born 1893: Maidstone; enlisted Gravesend. Memorials: Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul; grave II.G.58; All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery; Gravesend, Imperial Paper Mills (where he was a stoker). Husband of Daisy Verbinia Powell of 1, Gorham Cottages, High Street, Snodland; formerly of 15, Winfield Road, Gravesend. Baptism of son George Kenilworth, All Saints, 24 May 1918

CHAMPION, Bryan Arthur. Corporal: Roll of Honour 1-3. Second Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery, at marriage to Lorna M. L. Butler, Doone House, Barnstable, at All Saints, Sydenham, 22 September 1916

CHAMPION, Edgar. Roll of Honour 2-3. Royal Field Artillery, gunner, no. 22743. made sergeant in 1915; served in France. Born c.1896, Lenham; son of John and Nelly; shaver boy at paper mill in 1911; living at ‘Shambles’ [upper] Malling Road. Sent postcard from front on 10 Jan 1919. Married 1923.

CHAMPION, Guy Bern[h]ard. Connaught Rangers; lieutenant. Roll of Honour 1-3. Son of Philip and Florence Mary of The Downs, Darenth (1911); born c.1892, Dunstable, Bedfordshire; Rookery Farm (1901); pupil, auctioneer’s office (1911)

CHAMPION, Reginald Stuart. 3rd Btn. East Surrey; promoted from 2nd lieutenant to lieutenant on 1-10-1914. Roll of Honour 1-3. Son of Philip and Florence Mary of The Downs, Darenth (1911); born c.1895, Dunstable, Bedfordshire; Rookery Farm (1901); boarder at Sutton Valence School, (1911)

CHANTLER, ALBERT PETER. Private 24511, 1st Bn., Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action, 17 August 1916, aged c.23. Born: Snodland; enlisted Chatham. Memorials: Bazentin-le-Petit Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France, Sp. Mem.; Sittingbourne War Memorial; St Nicholas, Rochester; St Nicholas Guild Memorial, Children’s Ward, St Barts Hospital, Rochester & St Margaret, Rochester.  Baptized at All Saints, Snodland, 30-08-1893, son of Alfred (a bargeman) and Sarah Amelia, of Church Terrace.

CHAPMAN, Bert[ie Sydney]. Roll of Honour 1-3. Son of George (cement labourer) and Elizabeth Anne; baptized 6 August 1890, All Saints; 2 Portland Place, May Street; paper maker (machine boy) (1911); buried 22 March 1945, Cemetery, aged 54; living in Malling Road at death.

Chapman E 4CHAPMAN, Edgar Belson. Royal West Kent, private no. G/12756; attested Maidstone 20-11-1915; service: home to 12-09-1916; B.E.F. France to 12-10-1916; gun shot wound to nose 08-10-1916; home 13-10-1916 to 09-01-1916; discharged no longer physically fit for war service 09-01-1918. Service record survives. Born Snodland; baptised All Saints 27-11-1881; parents: George and Elizabeth Annie of 2 Portland Place; occupation: bricklayer’s labourer (1911); cement labourer; religion C of E.

CHAPMAN, Frank Septimus. 9th Btn., King’s Royal Rifles, no. 3403; attested, Chatham, 07-09-1914; joined at Winchester on 09-09-1914; discharged after 59 days as medically unfit (‘bad ankles’). Roll of Honour 2-3. Service record survives. Born Snodland; baptised All Saints 07-07-1888; parents: George and Elizabeth Annie of 2 Portland Place, May Street (George in Malling Infirmary (Workhouse) and died there 1915); occupation: general labourer;

CHAPMAN, George. Roll of Honour 2-3.

CHAPPELL, Ernest. Royal Engineers, no. 289589 [?]; attested London 16-10-1916; 11th Labour Btn.; demobilized 24-01-1919. Service record survives. Born c.1876, Milton; married Elizabeth Ellen Perrott at Finsbury, Chatham, 14-09-1902 (5 children); 7 Portland Place (1911); buried cemetery 04-01-1941 aged 69

CHART, JAMES EDWARD.. Sergeant G/1990, 13th Bn., Middlesex Regiment, killed in action, 18 August 1916. Born: Snodland. No known grave. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France: Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B.

CHECKLEY, John Arthur. ‘Soldier’ aged 23 at marriage to Rosina Jean Shirley, Christ Church, 25 Dec 1919. Father: John Arthur

CLARK, E. H. British Legion list, no. 54; 15 Queen’s Road.

CLAXTON, SAMUEL HENRY. Private 6799, 2nd Bn., Honourable Artillery Company (Infantry), killed in action, 30 November 1916, aged 26. Enlisted: Armoury House; residence: Snodland. Buried: Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France, grave VI. F. 49. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery; New Jerusalem, Snodland. Service record survives. Son of William Henry (a Swedenborgian minister) and Rose Eliza Claxton, of 46, Hampton Rd., Forest Gate, London; certified teacher at Hook’s School, Holborough Road [Kent & Sussex Courier 26-1-1917]. Address: 36 Malling Road.

Clegg G 2CLEGG, George. Roll of Honour 2-3. Born Ireland; nephew of William Edward Clegg, schoolmaster at the British Schools, Holborough Road. George Hayward Clegg married Florence Jennie Robinson, New Jerusalem, 22-7-1924.



CLIFFORD, H. E. British Legion list, no. 57; Addison Villa, (Constitution Hill).

CLEMENTS, WALTER. Guardsman 14363, 2nd Bn., Grenadier Guards, killed in action, 25 September 1916. Born: Snodland; enlisted: Chatham. Guard’s Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Somme, France, Sp. Mem. 67.

CLEMENTS, William Henry. Royal Engineers, no. 135626; attested London 28-10-1915; served in Inland Waterways Transport Corps.; to B.E.F. France 23-01-1916; appointed lance corporal 21-06-1916; promoted to corporal 20-03-1917; demobilization 04-03-1919. Service record survives. Born Snodland; married Kate Church, All Saints 26-12-1904 (5 children); father: William; address 3 Medina Terrace, Bramley Road; occupation: waterman

COCKS, Bertram Robert. ‘Able Seaman RN’ at baptism of son Maurice Ralph, All Saints, 8 Sep 1918. Address: 8 Holborough Terrace, with wife May Ella

COLEGATE, Henry. ‘Soldier’ aged 26 at marriage to Emma Letitia Banfield, Christ Church, 8 May 1917; birth of daughter Kathleen Emma, 25 August 1917. Address: Ham Hill; father: Alfred

COLEMAN, J. G. British Legion list no. 30, Holborough Road

COLLINS, Thomas John. 1st Volunteer Btn. Royal West Kent, no. G9262 for 5 years; attested Maidstone 24-07-1915; munitions worker at Ammonia Soda Co. Lostock Gralam, nr. Northwich from 22-12-1915; transferred to Electrical Engineering Dept., H.M. Dockyard Chatham 21-06-1918; discharged 16-01-1919. Service record survives. Born c.1875. Address: 3 Magnolia Terrace, Holborough Road; married Frances Moon at Maidstone 29-09-1899 (5 children); occupation: plumber and fitter

COLLISON, Frederick. British Legion list, no 63, Oxford Street. ‘R[oyal] Art[ilery] at baptism of daughter Doris Louvain Elmara, All Saints, 24 Jan 1919. Wife: Florence Ellen

COMFORT. Roll of Honour 2-3. [No Christian name given]

Cook CHPCOOK, CECIL HARRY PERCY. Private 34453, 12th Bn., Yorkshire (Alexandra Princess of Wales) Regiment, killed in action, 11 April 1918, aged 20. Born: Snodland; enlisted: Gravesend; residence: Northfleet. Croix-du-Bac British Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord, France. Sp. Mem. F. 18. Baptized at All Saints, Snodland: 3 June 1898; son of Arthur, a cement labourer, and Mary Cook, of 13, Wood St., Northfleet, formerly of Malling Road, Snodland.

CookHACOOK, Hubert Alfred. Roll of Honour 1-3. British Legion list, no 4, Vine Cottage, Lee’s Works. ‘Discharged Soldier’ at baptism of son Ralph Thomas, All Saints, 24 Aug 1918. Son of Alfred and Sarah of 6 Dover Terrace (1901); reported wounded and taken prisoner of war on 26 Sep 1915: KM 4 Dec 1915 – in hospital at Wahn, Germany; buried cemetery 9 Aug 1967. Address: 2, Queen’s Avenue, with wife Isabel. [Religion: Congregational]

CookPHCOOK, Percy [Henry]. Roll of Honour 2-3. Sergeant, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Halling; baptised Halling 29-12-1895 (from Railway Place); parents: Henry and Caroline Ellen of 14 Orchard Cottages, Holborough (1901); enlisted 7 Sep 1914; reported missing KM 15 Sep 1917; taken prisoner of war on 13 Apr 1918


COOK, Sydney. 2/4 Royal West Kent, no. G/24304; attested Maidstone 10-12-1915; to army reserve; mobilized 30-12-1916; posted 02-01-1917; sailed for Alexandria 17 to 31-03-1917; gun shot wound left side, Gaza, 19-04-1917; transferred to Royal Engineers, no. 353536 Railway Operating Division as engine driver 23-11-1917; returned to UK 24-02-1919; demobilized 23-02-1919. Service record survives. Born c.1887, Halling; parents Alfred and Sarah; address: 4 Dover Terrace; occupation: locomotive driver BPCM, Lee’s Works (12 years); married Charlotte Elizabeth Cheesman, East Malling 04-08-1913; religion: Congregational

Coomber ACCOOMBER, Allan Cyril. Formerly 13 Royal Regiment, A Company; Canadian Expeditionary Force; attested 29-12-1915; occupation: knitting factory; religion: C of E. Born Snodland, 04-03-1895; baptised All Saints, Snodland, 10-07-1895. Son of Richard and Rose A. formerly of Alma Place; in 1915 of West Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

COOMBER, HAROLD. Private, G/13619. 6th (Service) Battalion, the Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Born Snodland, c.1888; enlisted Canterbury; resided Folkestone; died 3 May 1917, aged c.29; Memorials: Arras, Pas de Calais, France; (formerly on Dover, Holy Trinity Hall); Dover civic memorial. Son of Frederick and Caroline of 24 Birling Road (1891); later of Baker Street, Burham (1901).

COOMBER, Leonard Cecil. Formerly 13th Royal Regiment; Canadian Expeditionary Force; attested 27-07-1915, Hamilton; occupation: moulder; religion C of E Born Snodland, 21-07-1893; baptised All Saints, Snodland, 12-10-1893. Son of Richard and Rose A. formerly of Alma Place; in 1915 of West Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

COURT, George. Roll of Honour 1-3.

COWEN, T[homas Henry?]. Roll of Honour 2-3. [?Son of Thomas and Sarah; born Snodland, c.1877; baptised All Saints 18 May 1881; married Alice; 5 East St (1911); general labourer]

COX, B. Roll of Honour 3.

CRADDOCK, George Henry. The Buffs, no. G/6482; attested Chatham 24-05-1915; service: home to 04-10-1915; B.E.F. France to 22-10-1915; M.E.Force (Egypt, Salonika) to 26-02-1918; home to 22-08-1918; B.E.F. (France) to 29-10-1918. Service record survives. Born Chatham c.1890; son of […] and Susan, formerly of 11 Malling Road, then of 6 [28] May Street (1908-1915); occupation: general labourer; married Minnie[?] Elizabeth […] at Malling Registry Office 12-06-1915; address: 5 Alma Place, Brook Street

CRAMP, WILLIAM. ‘Soldier’ at birth of son Henry William on 16 Sep 1916. Address: 3 Rayfield Cottages, with wife Lily Matilda; buried Cemetery, 18 June 1934, aged 51

CRIPPS, Albert. [John] Thomas. 214273 Pnr A. T. Cripps reported wounded in Times 7 Apr 1917 and KM 14 Apr 1917. ? son of John and Eliza 20 Ivy Cottages, Bramley Road (1911); born 1881; cement labourer

CRITTENDEN, Walter. ‘Private Soldier’ aged 29 at marriage to Olive Alice Whibley, Christ Church 19 June 1918. Father: Charles