FAIRBRASS, George Thomas. Private East Surrey Regt., 23429; baptised All Saints Snodland 28 Nov 1887; killed in action, 17 August 1917, age 29; no known grave. Memorials: Tyne Cot, panel 79 to 80 and 163A. Son of Austen (a policeman) and Eliza Fairbrass; boarder at 11 Pelham Rd., South, Gravesend in 1901; a baker; married Edith Gillett at Gravesend, 1st quarter 1911; home: 4, St Andrew’s Road, Gravesend.
FAIRMAN, Alfred. Roll of Honour 1-3. Joined Buffs (under age); (perhaps previously RAMC volunteer in Snodland, since red cross emblem on uniform sleeve). Born ?19 Manor Terrace, Halling, 5 Oct 1899; son of Alfred (bargeman at cement works) and Lucy; later of 12 May Street, Snodland; educated at C of E School, Brook Street; died Orpington Hospital, buried Cemetery 15 April 1943, aged 79]
Alfred Fairman and Albert Ernest B. Dale (seated)
FEATHERSTONE, JAMES REYNOLD. Sergeant L/9221, “B” Coy. 6th Bn., The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), killed in action, 7 October 1916, aged 28. Born: Wouldham; enlisted: Chatham; residence: Snodland. Buried: Bancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, grave V. G. 5. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery; St John Halling. [Death reported KM 9 Dec 1916] Son of James David and Amelia Jane Featherstone, of 15, Hilton Terrace, Lower Halling, Rochester, Kent. (The Battalion had returned to the Somme area on the previous day ready for a planned attack on the 7th. This took place, but there was great loss of life from German machine-gun fire.)
FEVER, Bert. Royal Army Medical Corps territorials; no. 493232; attested Maidstone 10-08-1914; service: home to 10-03-1915; B.E.F. France to 25-11-1915; B.S.F. 26-11-1915 to 20-07-1918; home to 05-10-1918; B.S.F. to 30-07-1919; demobilised 11-09-1919. Service record survives. Born Snodland; baptised All Saints 02-10-1896; son of George and Amelia of Bramley Road; trade: butcher
FEVER, C[?riss]. Roll of Honour 2-3. [?Born c.1889; son of George and Amelia, Pleasant View, Malling Road]
FEVER, Frederick. Roll of Honour 1-3. [?Son of George and Jane, 1 Walgrave Cottages, Holborough; cooper’s apprentice (1911).
FEVER, GEORGE EDWARD. Rifleman R/3837, 13th Bn., King’s Royal Rifle Corps, died of wounds, 6 August 1916, aged 31. Formerly a worker at Peters’ Cement Works (The APCM Roll of Honour gives 12th Battalion and death on 2 September). Born: Snodland; enlisted: Chatham; residence: Snodland. Buried: Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France, grave I. M. 35. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. Baptized at All Saints, Snodland: 26 April 1885: son of George and Amelia Fever, of Bramley Road (1901), then Pleasant View, Malling Rd., Snodland, Kent.
FEVER, Grace. A munitions worker. Born 9 October 1898, daughter of Thomas and Julia of Bramley Road (1901), then Malling Road (1911-)
Grace Fever (on right)
FEVER, H. Roll of Honour 2-3
FIELDER, Henry John. Royal Army Medical Corps Territorials; no. 2740 2nd then 82nd Home Counties Field Ambulance; attested 13-09-1914; service: home to 21-12-1914; B.E.F. France to 25-12-1915; B.S.F. to 26-03-1916; home to 23-01-1917; B.S.F. to 18-05-1919; discharged 31-03-1920; medals: 1914-15 Star; British; Victory. Service record survives] Born Burham/Snodland c.1893; son of William and Emma of 37, Malling Road
FILMER, George. Canadian Expeditionary Force; attested 04-02-1915, Cardston; occupation: motorman and cook; religion: C of E. Born Snodland, 25-12-1887; married Rose Ellen […]; address: 707, Sixth Street, S. Lethbridge, Canada; in 1911 census was at 8 Parkstone Terrace, Bramley Road; was then a waterman.
FINCH, Arthur Edwin. Private King’s Royal Rifles; attested Chatham 03-09-1914; service: 8th then 11th Btn. from 06-09-1914 to 23-10-1915; appointed lance corporal, corporal, sergeant; 14th then 19th then 5th Btn. to 31-08-1919; demobilised 18-02-1919; Roll of Honour 1-3. Service Record survives. Born Snodland 10-12-1893; baptised Congregational Church 01-02-1894; son of Frederick John and Julia of Bull Fields
FINCH, Edwin Harold. Corporal, 83th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps, 27th Division, no. 497621. Served as Nursing Orderly December 1914 to December 1918, then clerk in Medal Branch, Royal Engineers Records to January 1921. Served as Observer in Royal Observer Corps in WWII. Son of Frederick John and Julia of Bull Fields; baptised at Congregational Church 10 Sep 1897; married Mary Elizabeth; died 15 May 1970, aged 73; buried at Christ Church; memorial: North side: 19 N Headstone. In / loving / memory of / EDWIN HAROLD FINCH / who died 15 May 1970 / aged 73 years. / MARY ELIZABETH / FINCH / who died 15th July 1988 / aged 92 years.
FINCH, W. H. Roll of Honour 1-3. Commemorated as a Gunner on memorials at All Saints and Cemetery, but as yet not traced in records.
FINCH, Walter Henry. ‘Sapper R[oyal] E[ngineers]’ aged 27 at marriage to Ruth Eliza Ann Efford, All Saints, 5 Mar 1919. Born 5 Sep 1891; son of Frederick John and Julia, 9 Portland Place; died 22 July 1974, Preston Hall.
FINN, LEONARD H.. Stoker 2nd Class K/43204, H.M.S. “Surprise.”, Royal Navy, died, 23 December 1917, aged 26. Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, Panel 24; All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery; All Saints, Frindsbury . Born 13 Apr 1891; son of Edith Eleanor Penny, of 1, Waghorn Road, Snodland, Kent.
FLETCHER, Frederick. Son of William and Charlotte of the cemetery house, formerly of 3 Covey Hall Place. Born Croydon c.1880; cement labourer. Died 1940.
FLETCHER, Fred. ‘Soldier’ aged 31 at marriage, 1917. Son of Thomas and Mary, of Princes Cottage, Holborough Road; married Mary Mabel Langridge at Christ Church, 18 Jan 1917; lived at Corona Terrace, Ham Hill; died 1948.
FLETCHER, William. Roll of Honour 3.
FLINT, ROBERT. Private 43158, 13th Bn., Middlesex (Duke of Cambridge) Regiment (formerly 2403, West Kent Imperial Yeomanry), killed in action, 7 April 1917, aged c.16. Born: Snodland; enlisted: Chatham; residence: Snodland. Buried: Fosse No.10 Communal Cemetery Extension, Sains-en-Gohelle, Pas de Calais, France, grave I. B. 8. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. Baptized at All Saints, Snodland: 23 October 1896; son of Robert and Sarah Flint, of 4, Magnolia Place, Holborough Rd., Snodland.
FORD, CHARLES THOMAS. Private 13000, 7th Bn., Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), died of wounds, 12 March 1917, aged 27. Born: Mereworth; enlisted: Maidstone, 11 Dec 1915; residence: Mayatt’s Cottages, Bull Fields; agricultural labourer. Buried: Contay British Cemetery, Contay, Somme, France, grave VII. D. 4. Memorial: West Malling. Service record survives. Son of Matthew Thomas and Mary Ann Ford of Mereworth; married Annie May Crittenden at West Malling, 1913; she of 8, Cascade Avenue, West Malling;.
FOREMAN, ALEXANDER WILLIAM. Private 99328, 5th Bn., King’s Liverpool Regiment in France; (left Whitby 13 Apr 1918 for 291130, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Bn.), killed in action, 30 April 1918, aged 29. Born 18 December 1887: Snodland; enlisted: Maidstone; residence: Snodland. Memorials: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Panel 27 to 30; All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. [Death reported [KM 22 June 1918] Son of Jesse and Jane Isabella Foreman, of “Bowness”, Malling Rd., Snodland, Kent; husband of Kate Foreman married at Strood, 1907), of 36, Upper Dumpton Park Rd., Ramsgate, Kent.
FOREMAN, George Thomas. Private, Royal West Kent, no. G/16601, enlisted 17 July 1916; wounded in right leg 6 June 1918, admitted to General Hospital, Trouville, Normandy; discharged xx-02-1919. British Legion; Medals: British, Victory. Born Snodland 27-02-1888; baptised All Saints 18-04-1888; son of William and Kate Ellen of 3 Gorham’s Cottages; apprenticed to Joshua Wilford; married Eva May Cradduck, East Malling, 08-11-1913; address: Willow Cottage, New Hythe; occupation: plasterer; died 20-03-1960
FOREMAN, James. Roll of Honour 3 [possibly William James?]
FOREMAN, Leonard Percival. Second Lieut. in the Buffs [KM 22 June 1918]. Born 20 Oct 1897 to Jesse and Jane of ‘Bowness’, Malling Road; eductaed at C of E School, Snodland; married Mary March, Sturminster, Dorset, June 1919
FOREMAN, William James. previous service in Grenadier Guards; Royal West Kent Special Reserve, no. 118; attested Maidstone 20-08-1914; 6th Btn., 3rd. Btn, 1st Btn between 05-09-1914 and 24-07-1916; wounded 25-07-1916; discharged no longer physically fit or war service 04-06-1917. Service record survives. Born Snodland 24-04-1880; baptised All Saints 16-06-1880; son of William and Kate Ellen of 3 Gorham’s Cottages (1881-91); married Kate Elizabeth Reeves, Malling, 28-10-1907; address: 4 Portland Place, later 156 Pawsons Road, West Croydon; buried Snodland Cemetery from Croydon xx-06-1959; occupation: general labourer
FOREMAN, William Jesse. Royal West Kents; taken prisoner of war in Germany [KM 22 June 1918] Bapt. All Saints 4 Apr 1883, son of Jesse and Jane
FOSTER, Lionel Albert. ‘Leading Stoker’ aged 24 at marriage to Beatrice Maud Hollands, All Saints, 1 Feb 1919; son of Thomas
FOWLE, Albert Ernest. ‘Soldier’ aged 27 at marriage to Ellen Norman, All Saints, 16 May 1916; father: Thomas. Bapt All Saints 21 Mar 1888; buried Cemetery 30 Nov 1961
FOWLER, FREDERICK WILLIAM. Private L/9653, 2nd Bn., The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action, 3 May 1915. Born: Boro’ Green, c.1895; enlisted: Chatham; residence: Snodland. Memorials: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 12 and 14; All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. Of Millbrook House, May Street, Snodland (in 1901 of Clifton Terrace, Ham Hill); parents: William and Eliza Fowler. Previously a regular soldier; working at Lead Wool Co., 1911. (The Buffs lost men (a) as new drafts who arrived on 1st May, all together in a support trench because they had not been allocated to Companies; (b) in trenches D5 and D4 (Ypres area) which were rushed by German forces resulting in heavy casualties.)
FRANCIS, Albert. Roll of Honour 2-3
FRANKLAND, R. Bombardier; awarded Military Medal [KM 6 July 1918]; of 4 Queen’s Avenue.
FREMLIN, George Edward. Roll of Honour 1-3. 40th Bgde Royal Field Artillery, Gunner 75556. Son of Lewis (cement labourer), and Rose Fremlin of 4 Orchard Cottages, Holborough, later 3 Gerda Villas, Malling Road. Cement labourer. Born 18 Mar 1893, Halling; bapt. Halling 28 Aug 1893, St John the Baptist (twin with Henry. Married Nellie Amelia Wallis 19 Jul 1917, All Saints, Snodland. Buried Snodland Cemetery, 18 April 1963, aged 70.
FREMLIN, JAMES HENRY. Private L/9651, 2nd Bn., The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Born: Halling 18 Mar 1893 (twin with George Edward); bapt. 28 Aug 1893 enlisted Chatham 14 Nov 1911; residence: Holborough. Posted BEF France 71 Jan 1915; killed in action, 3 May 1915, aged 21. Memorials: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 12 and 14; All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. Service record survives. Son of Lewis, cement labourer, and Rose Fremlin of 4 Orchard Cottages, Holborough, later 3 Gerda Villas, Malling Road.
FREMLIN, Jesse Lewis. Royal Army Medical Corps Territorials, no. 354; attested Maidstone 15-04-1908; 1st Home Counties Field Ambulance; appointed to nursing section; appointed corporal; attended annual training 15-04-1908 to 22-08-1914; B.E.F. France 23-08-1914 to 06-05-1915; attended 7th Argyll Sutherland Highlanders 10th Field Ambulance; discharged on termination of his period of engagement 11-05-1916. Roll of Honour 1-3. Medals: British, Victory, 1914 Star and clasp. Re-engaged for Territorial Army 26 Jan 1922 RAMC 131 (HC) Field Ambulance as Sergeant 7339133 at age of 43 until Jan 1931. Service record survives. Born Snodland 29 Oct 1883; baptised All Saints 30-01-1884; son of Lewis and Rose of 4 Orchard Cottages, Holborough, then 3 Gerda Villas, Malling Road; married Daisy Caroline Barham, Maidstone, 26-12-1912; address: 13 Orchard Cottages; occupation: cement/lime labourer at Lee, Son & Co.
FREMLIN, John [Albert]. Roll of Honour 1-3. No. 2323/493230 RAMC (T) 81st Field Ambulance. Attested 10 Aug 1914, Maidstone; BEF France from 17 Dec 1914 to 8 May 1915; Egyptian Expeditionary Force 13 Aug 1916 to 24 Nov 1919; on 1 Jan 1919 discharged from 2nd Western General Hospital as no longer fit for service after contracting pulmonary TB in war. Awarded 1914-15 Star, Victory Medal and British War Medal. Cement labourer. Born 5 December 1894, Railway Place, Halling; son of Lewis and Rose Fremlin of 4 Orchard Cottages, Holborough, later 3 Gerda Villas, Malling Road. Married Edith Grace Howard 17 Jan 1925, All Saints, Snodland. Occupation: cooper
FREMLIN, THOMAS VICTOR. Gunner 178850, Royal Garrison Artillery. Enlisted 21 Nov 1917; posted BEF 30 March 1918; died at Military Hospital, Leeds, from nephritis; bronchitis and oedema of legs, on 14 July 1919, aged 21. Buried: Snodland Cemetery, from Leeds, 18 July 1919, grave 804. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. Service record survives. Born at Railway Place, Halling, 11 Mar 1898, son of Lewis, cement labourer, and Rose Fremlin, of 4, Orchard Cottages, later 3, Gerda Villas, Malling Rd., Snodland.
FREMLIN, William John. Royal Army Medical Corps Territorials, no. 493170; attested Maidstone 08-05-1914, no. 2237; service: home to 12-08-1916; B.S.F. to 26-05-1918 and again 27-10-1918 to 22-05-1919; promoted corporal 12-09-1915; discharged 19-06-1919; Roll of Honour 1-3; Medals: British, Victory. Service record survives. Born Snodland; baptised All Saints 27-02-1885; son of Louis and Rose; 1 Orchard Cottages; cement labourer BPCM; wife: Ellen Johnson; buried Snodland Cemetery 24-05-1951 aged 66; ‘Corp. RAMC’ at baptism of son William Lewis John, All Saints, 1 June 1919.
FRENCH, David. ‘Soldier’ at baptism of son Ernest Victor at Christ Church on 24 Mar 1918. Address: Tomlin’s Cottages (wife Mary Elizabeth, deceased)
FRIDD, Ernest. Roll of Honour 3
FRYER, Reginald. MM. Roll of Honour 1-3. King’s Royal Rifles; enlisted September 1914; much active service; wounded in right arm c. April 1917; awarded Military Medal [KM 2 June 1917] Born 1893, son of George and Helen of 10 Waghorn Road; attended Hook’s School, Holborough Road; bowler for Snodland Cricket Club; employed as a clerk.
FRYER, Stuart Stanley. Canadian Expeditionary Force; attested 11-11-1915, Hamilton; occupation unspecified; religion C of E. Born Snodland, 23-07-1884; baptised All Saints, 10-09-1884; son of John E. and Elizabeth, formerly of Malling Road; in 1915 of 133 West Avenue North, Hamilton West
FUDGE, George. Corporal, Royal Field Artillery, no. 4019 or 127608; enlisted 10-08-1914; discharged 19-05-1917. British Legion application; 33 Hook’s Cottage, East St; labourer
FULCHER, Albert. Roll of Honour 2-3. ?Son of Alfred and Clara of 1 Vine Cottages, Holborough Road
FULLMAN, STANLEY GEORGE. Private 20093, 4th Bn., Grenadier Guards, killed in action, 27 September 1915, aged 19. Born: Snodland; enlisted: Caterham 3 November 1914. Memorials: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Panel 5 to 7; All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial: Snodland Cemetery. Baptized at Christ Church: 28 June 1896; third son (fourth child) of William James and Mary Ann Fullman, of 99, Malling Rd., Snodland, Kent. (‘About 16 of us were cut off in a dip on Hill 70. I was there for 30 hours laying on my stomach. Your brother was laying there beside me. He was hit in the back on his left side with shrapnel. A piece went through his pack. I don’t know what his injuries were – I dare hardly lift my head. But he was not mutilated and did not bleed at all. He went off in a deep sleep & I left him about 24 hours after he was hit. I rolled away. When I left him he was warm though stiff & this at dusk on the Tuesday evening. And this was between the lines. I managed to get on though fired on by our own men.’) [Private Harry Carr].