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EarlT EARL. TOM [‘R EARL’ according to Commonwealth War Graves Commission], Private S/593, 7th Bn., Royal Sussex Regiment, British Expeditionary Force, killed in action, 25 September 1915. Born: West Malling; enlisted: Chatham; buried: St. Mary’s A.D.S. Cemetery, Haisnes, Pas de Calais, France, grave VI. B. 3. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. Son of William and Martha; formerly a worker at Lee’s Cement Works.

EdgelerEHEDGELER, Ernest Henry. Attested 24 Nov 1915; training at Maryhill Barracks, Glasgow; Royal Field Artillery; no. 182572, B Battery, 91st Brigade, 20th Division; embarked for France 15 Aug 1917; served until November 1918. Born Milton, Gravesend 21 August 1880, son of James and Fanny; married Faith Hilder, All Saints, Snodland, 13 September 1902; died 18 April 1973, aged 93; cremated. Ironmonger. Address: Hadleigh Villas (1911); Addison Villas (1918)


EdwardsEDWARDS, THOMAS CHARLES. Private 36287, 10th Bn., Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, died on 16 July 1918, aged 31. Native of Hawkhurst, Kent. Buried: Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, grave XVIII. C. 8. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. Son of Thomas John and Ellen Edwards; husband of Beatrice Edwards, of 5 Malling Road, Snodland, Kent.

EFFORD, A[lfred] B[ertie]. British Legion list no. 33; Holborough Road.
Royal Navy: K39594 from 10-01-1917 to 17-02-1919 (Van driver (horse))
Son of Edward and Esther; born 15-11-1883; baptised All Saints 7 January 1884; married Ethel May; outfitter’s assistant, van man (1911); buried Cemetery 21 May 1971, aged 87]

EFFORD, Thomas. Durham Light Infantry, no. [?]; attested Maidstone 11-12-1915; army reserve to 12-12-1915; mobilized 15-07-1916; 6th Btn. posted 21-07-1916; transferred 27-10-1916. Service record survives. Born Snodland; baptised All Saints 22-07-1882, son of Thomas and Maria of 8 Victoria Cottages (1891-1901), later of 54 Malling Road; married Ella Florence Gammon Christ Church 09-07-1916; occupation cement labourer, then confectioner and tobacconist.

EGGLESTON, A. S. British Legion list (no number); 1 Tomlin’s Cottages, Birling Road.

Elgar memorial WWIELGAR, WILLIAM CLAUDE. Born Snodland; son of William H. (a fitter/gun turner (1901)) and Husley E. of 173, Godinton Road, Ashford, Kent.; enlisted Blackheath; lance corporal no. G/1994, Royal West Kent; killed in action 27 May 1917; buried Rookery, British cemetery, Heninel, grave C.25. Medal Card: Victory, British and 1915 Star. Joined up in September 1914 shortly after the outbreak of war. At the time he enlisted he was working in the offices of the Great Northern Railway Company at King’s Cross in London.

 EMPTAGE, E. G. British Legion list no. 55; 4 Rosslyn Terrace, High Street.

EPSLEY, Alfred Ernest. ‘Soldier’ aged 25 at marriage to Winnie Austin, Christ Church, 2 Feb 1918. Father: John.

EVANS, EDGAR ROBERT. Private L/7922, 2nd Btn. The Buffs; Age 28; born Snodland; residence Snodland. Reported wounded 2 April 1915; died 24 May 1915. No known grave.. Memorial: Ypres, Menin Gate, Panel 12 and 14; Whitstable War Memorial. Born c.1897; son of William and Maria of 2 Evans Cottages/Medway View, Holborough Road, later of 7, Tower Parade, Tankerton, Whitstable, Kent; ‘husband of the late Maria’.

EVANS, Edgar Thomas. R.N. no. F24439.  Born Snodland 15-06-1895; son of Alfred and Annie of Duley Villa, Malling Road; reeler boy at paper mill (1911)