DACK, OLIVER STANLEY. Lance Corporal 1564, 8th Cavalry Brigade; 3rd. Cavalry Division; attd. Machine Gun Sect., Royal Horse Guards (Household Cavalry, The Blues), killed in action 17 August 1916. buried: Authuile Military Cemetery, Somme, France, grave I. 4. Service record survives. Born: Snodland; enlisted: Maidstone; residence: Gravesend; Baptized at Christ Church: 29 December 1895; son of Samuel and Eliza of 18 Birling Road.
DALE, ALBERT ERNEST B.. Private 3417, 3/5th then 1st/5th Bn., The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), M. E. F.; joined 17 Jul 1915; trained at Dover; to Mesopotamia 17 Feb 1916; died of disease Amara hospital 14 May 1916, aged 17. Enlisted: Chatham; residence: Snodland. Buried: Amara War Cemetery, Iraq, grave VIII. H. 1. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial: Snodland Cemetery. [Death recorded KM 6, 16 and 24 June 1916; In Memoriam: KM 14 May 1916] Born Snodland 24 Dec 1898, son of Albert E. and Anne Dale, of 7, Bramley Road; educated at C of E School, Brook Street; employed in office at Mid Kent Water Co., then at Snodland paper mill; kept birds in an aviary at home.
DALE, L[eslie] W[illiam?]. L/Cpl, 61060, Royal West Surrey Regt.; wounded, KM, 9 Nov 1918; British Legion list no. 23; Rosslyn Terrace, High Street. [?Son of George and Phoebe of 12/27 Malling Road; born Snodland, 25 July 1896; baptised All Saints 26 August 1908; buried Cemetery 20 September 1966, aged 70]
DALEY, CHARLES. Private 233774, 2nd/2nd Btn., London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers); enlisted Whitehall; residence Walworth; killed in action 16 June 1917, aged 30; no known grave. Born Wouldham 14 July 1887; son of John (a cement cooper) and Jane: 1891 at [ ] High Street; 1901 at 8 Church Terrace (next to the ferry) [later of 34 Crofton Road, Peckham, London]
DANIELS, RICHARD MONTY. Sergeant G/12973, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), killed in action, 26 October 1918, aged 30. Born Snodland 26 June 1888; enlisted: Chatham; resided: Rochester; no known grave. Memorials: Thiepval, Ypres, Pier and face 5 D; Gillingham; St Margaret Rochester; Chatham Dockyard. Son of Friend and Emily Daniels, formerly of 3 Orchard Cottages, Holborough; born 26 June 1888; husband of Jessie Emma Rose Punnett. [For further details see ‘Not Forgotten’, written by Peter Daniel, and Educational Pack]
DANIELS, Robert Benjamin. Sailor. Born Snodland; son of Friend and Emily of 3 Orchard Cottages.
DATLEN/DATLING, Charles Edward. Roll of Honour 2-3. Baptised All Saints 13 May 1885; Black’s Place, Birling, 1901.’Soldier’ at baptism of daughter Nancy Isabel at Christ Church, 26 June 1921. Address: Malling Road, with wife Lizzie
DATLEN, E. A. Gunner, 697217; wounded: KM, 8 June 1917
DAVIES, J. V. British Legion list no 5; Tudor Cottage, Ham Hill.
DAVIES, William Thomas. South Wales Borderers, no. 13000; attested Newport 25-08-1914; posted 28-08-1914; wounded: fingers: 31-12-1914; appointed lance corporal (unpaid) 05-12-1914; lance corporal (paid) 22-06-1915; Mediterranean Expeditionary Force 28-06-1915 to 19-09-1915; home to 29-05-1917; transferred from employment with the [?] Colliery, Newbridge 28-08-1917; discharged. Service record survives. Born in Snodland, c.1889 of Welsh parents; mother Mrs F. Davies, 46 Grange Road, Pontnewydd; married Edna May Brinkworth, Llandrenen[?], 01-03-1913. Occupation: collier
DAVIS, GEORGE. Private G/4977, 6th Bn., Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) died (in the trenches), 22 April 1916. Born: 11 January 1880, Notting Hill; enlisted: Maidstone; residence: Snodland. Buried: Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, grave II. H. 23. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial: Snodland Cemetery. Formerly a worker at Lee’s Cement Works. Married Helen Rosina Matthews, 6 June 1908; lived at Victoria Cottages, Holborough Road; also Walgrave Cottages (1911); two children (George and Frederick). Wife died of Spanish flu; buried Snodland Cemetery 11 November 1918, aged 33.
DAVY. William Thomas. ‘Soldier’ at baptism of son William Albert, All Saints, 25 Aug 1918. Address: Snodland, with wife Clara
DAWKINS, Henry. Royal Garrison Artillery, no. 82673; attested 29-01-1916; to army reserve; mobilized 17-03-1916; service abroad from 21-03-1916; 73 various Anti Aircraft gun batteries from 03-07-1916; wounded 11-07-1917; repatriated to Lewisham Military Hospital 16-07-1917; R.G.A. Depot Plymouth 19-03-1918; discharged 30-05-1918. Service record survives. Born Canterbury, c.1891; foster-mother: Mrs Isabella Chuter; Church Fields; occupation: pulp runner, Hook’s paper mill; religion C of E
DAY, A. Private 4847, Royal West Kent; wounded: KM, 28 Oct 1916
DAY, Charles William. ‘Soldier’ at baptism of 3 children (Kathleen Margaret, born 22 Jan 1913; Phyllis, born 3 Aug 1915; Edna Rose, born 26 Dec 1918) at Christ Church on 26 Jan 1919. Address: Ham Hill, with wife Matilda Jane; buried Cemetery May 1942, aged 64
DAY, Ernest. Born c.1883, Haywards Heath; married Lucy Emma Austin, Christ Church, 27 Jan 1912; ‘Munition worker’ at baptism of daughter Eileen Mary at Christ Church, 29 Sep 1918. Address: Crayford
DEDRICK, Jack [?=John S.]. added to Roll of Honour. [?born Snodland, c.1895; son of Stanley Herbert and Mary Clarissa of Providence House (1901), Belmont (1911); apprentice electrician]
DENMAN, H. Private 202258, Sherwood Foresters; wounded: KM, 18 Aug 1917
DENNIS, H[orace Edward Henry?]. Roll of Honour 2-3 Father: James; born c.1890; married Alice Laura Bridges at Christ Church, 10 January 1914; lived at Ham Hill
DIX, Richard. R.N. no. 191313. Born Eynsham, Oxfordshire, 25-07-1881; son of Emma (who later married Charles John State).
DODGE, Harold. 1st Dorsetshire Regiment; to France from Ireland 22 Aug 1914; Battle of the Marne; twice wounded and invalided home; Battle of the Somme; awarded Military Medal. [MM award in KM 17 Mar 1917] Born c.1894 to George and ?; married Emma West at Christ Church, 7 Aug 1915
DORRELL, George Harry. Born Snodland; baptised All Saints 22-02-1893
DOWN, Cyril Leslie. R.N. no. M31783. Born Snodland 11-09-1893; East Malling in 1901
DOWN, Frederick Charles. ‘Private, 29th Middlesex’ at baptism of daughter Edith Maud, All Saints, 22 June 1917. Address: Mill Lane, with wife Edith Mary
DRAKE, Alfred. ‘Royal Engineers’ at baptism of daughter Ethel May, All Saints, 20 Jul 1915; also daughter Irene Maud, 2 Sep 1917, as ‘Quartermaster Sergeant’. Address: 2 Hadleigh Villas, with wife Ethel
DUMBLETON, Alfred. ‘Lance Corporal’ aged 26 at marriage to Ada Edith Bishop, All Saints, 2 Jan 1915; baptism of daughter Mercy May, 2 Apr 1916. Address: 3 The Brook
DUNCAN, F. On war memorial, but currently no details found.
DUNN, William John. The Buffs, no. 4961; Labour Corps, no. 222277; attested Rochester 22-11-1892; 2nd Btn. home to 01-02-1894; 1st Btn. India to 01-04-1895; Chitral to 18-09-1895; India to 07-05-1898; home to 21-12-1899; South Africa 22-12-1899 to 07-09-1902 [Boer War]; home to 01-06-1905; South Africa to 13-04-1909; home to 06-09-1914; France to 23-02-1919; served 26 yr 123 days; discharged 31-03-1919. Service record survives. Born Snodland; son of George (a bargeman) and Adelaide; occupation: labourer; married Ida Kate Gravett, Luton, Kent, 01-11-1902 (two children born Harrismith, S. Africa)
DYKE, CECIL WILLIAM. Private 43154, Middlesex Regiment, died 6 January 1919, aged 21. Buried 13 January 1919: Snodland Cemetery, grave 792. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. Wounded: KM, 23 Dec 1916. Son of Mrs. Mary Teresa Dyke, of 1, Brook Gate, Snodland.