World War I Names: G

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GARLAND, Joseph. ‘Chief E[ngine] R[oom] A[rtificer], R[oyal] N[avy]’ aged 30 at marriage to Hilda Elizabeth Tong, Christ Church, 10 Nov 1918; baptism of daughter Heather, 19 Oct 1919. Address: 7 Beaconsfield Terrace.

GARRETT, Rupert Archibald. Engineer Lieutenant (retired), no. 141 C.E. Born 13 Feb 1886, son of Ernest and Sarah of Bull Fields

GASH, Alfred Henry Walter. Attested Maidstone, 9 Aug 1915; Royal Engineers, Sapper 109846; to Longmoor on 11 Aug 1915 for service in Inland Water Transport; promoted to corporal 26 Aug 1915; embarked 23 Sep 1915; acting sergeant 16 Mar 1916; promoted to sergeant 16 Jun 1916 I.W.T. for B.E.F; in hospital for a week in Mar 1917; promoted to C.S.M. tugmaster; assumes rank of C.Q.M.S. 24 Jun 1918; volunteered for extra service 8 May 1919; demobilized 27 Sep 1920. Service record survives. Baptised All Saints, 26 Nov 1882, son of Alfred and Edith, Langford Cottages, Queen’s Avenue; married Edith Ethel Whitehouse at All Saints, 25 Dec 1905; a bargeman

GASH, Victor Walter. Royal Navy, No. J66589, from 1917. Son of Alfred and Martha of Church Terrace; born 4 Mar 1901; educated at C of E School, Brook Street

GashGASH, William Thomas. Australian Infantry. Enlisted in Australia ‘in the early days of the war; saw considerable service in Gallipoli; promoted to Sergeant; granted a commission for good services in the Somme offensive in 1916; received his second star in September 1917; awarded Military Cross for good service on 4 Oct 1917 [KM 8 Dec 1917] Eldest son of William and Eliza Gash of the Red Lion, Snodland; bapt at Congregational church 6 Nov 1891; attended C of E School, Brook Street; helped with business.

GATEHOUSE, G.C.  Private, Royal Warwickshire, enlisted xx-05-1918; discharged xx-02-1920. British Legion application: The Cosy, Queen’s Road; fitter

GATES, V. G. British Legion list no 10; Ham Hill

GEORGE, Ernest Arthur. ‘Driver R[oyal] E[ngineers]’ aged 22 at marriage to Florence Hendy, All Saints, 23 Sep 1917; father: Ernest

GERAGHTY, William. Royal West Kent no. L/11176; attested 22-01-1916; service 9th and 2nd Btn. to 01-09-1916. Service record survives. Born Snodland 16-01-1902; son of John and Christine of 2 Dover Street, Maidstone; pupil Royal Hibernian Military School

GIBBON, Alfred. Roll of Honour 3

GIBBS, E. Roll of Honour 2-3

GILES, Albert. Roll of Honour 3

GILES, Christopher. Royal Field Artillery Territorials, Gunner no. 98134; attested Gravesend 31-08-1914; service in France from 09-09-1914 to 21-10-1918. Service record survives. Born Snodland; baptised All Saints 01-08-1883; wife: Alice […]; son of Caleb and Mary A. of 11 Portland Place (1891); 5 Orchard Cotts (1901); occupation: factory hand, paper mill

GILES, Caleb George. Roll of Honour 1-2. Son of Caleb and Mary Ann, born c.1877, Teynham, married Elizabeth Jessie […]; died 11 March 1953; buried at Christ Church 14 March 1953, aged 76 [memorial, S side, 1 I. Lived at 36 Malling Rd (1914); 11 Birling Rd (1917); 12 Hollow Lane at death. Bargeman (1914). ‘Munitions worker’ at baptism of son George Arthur, All Saints, 13 Dec 1917

GILES, Thomas Jeffrey. ‘Private R[oyal].F[ield] A[rtillery]’ at baptism of son William Thomas, All Saints, 23 June 1916. Address: 6 Dorking Place; wife Alice Rachel

GILES, WILLIAM HERBERT. Private L/9531, 2nd Bn., The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action, 8 February 1915, aged 20. Born Frindsbury; enlisted: Chatham; residence: Snodland. No known grave; memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 12 and 14. Son of John and Emma Giles, formerly of Temperance Terrace, Constitution Hill; later of 4, Victoria Cottages, Rainham Mark, Rainham, Kent.

GLADDISH, H. Roll of Honour 1-3

GLOVER, Henry Alfred. 1st Royal Dragoons; 2nd Dragoons, Private No. 5974. Attested Woolwich, 14 April 1902; posted 1 July 1904; granted G.C.Badge; Army reserve 18 Nov 1905; discharged 13- Apr 1914 on termination of 1st period of engagement. Service record survives. Son of Alfred and Julia; guardian = Mrs Abery of 3 Mayatt Cotts., Bullfields.

GloverGLOVER, WILLIAM EDWARD. Driver 54072, 10th Div. Ammunition Col., Royal Field Artillery, died 31 October 1916, aged 33. Born: Snodland; educated C of E School, Brook Street; enlisted 1914: London; to Egypt in February 1915; to Salonika in October 1915; in Marquetta which was torpedoed; died of malarial fever; buried Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece, grave 646. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. [Death reported KM 18 Nov 1916] Baptized at All Saints, Snodland, 11 April 1883; son of Edward (a greengrocer) and Maria Glover, of 6, Bramley Rd., Snodland, Kent.

GOBLE, ALBERT EDWARD. Stoker 2nd Class; K/22061; H.M.S. “Pathfinder”, Royal Navy, aged 18. Died 5 September 1914; no known grave; memorials: Chatham Naval Memorial, Panel 6; Christ Church, Lower Birling. Son of Frederick and Margaret Goble, of 2, Crayford Terrace, Ham Hill; born Birling (Ham Hill) 8 Nov 1895; educated at C of E School, Brook Street

GOBLE, Archibald. Roll of Honour 3. Born 21 July 1899, son of Frederick and Margaret Goble, of 2 Crayford Terrace, Ham Hill; educated at C of E School, Brook Street

b499-bertie-goble-1896-1946GOBLE, B[ertie]. Roll of Honour 2-3. [son of Frederick and Margaret Goble, of 2 Crayford Terrace, Ham Hill; born c.1896]

GobleGOBLE, FREDERICK. Stoker 2nd Class K/31374, H.M.S. “Negro.”, Royal Navy who died on Thursday 21st December 1916. Age 26. Born East Malling. Memorials: Chatham Naval Memorial, Panel 17; Christ Church, Lower Birling. (The ‘Negro’ was in collision with the ‘Hoste’ off Fair Isle, Shetland, which detonated depth charges.) [Death reported HM 7 Feb 1917]Born 26 Feb 1892; son of Frederick and Margaret Goble of 2, Crayford Terrace, Ham Hill. Formerly a worker at Lee’s Cement Works. Husband of Annie Elizabeth Goble, of 2(5?), Rayfield’s Cottages, Ham Hill, Snodland.

GODDARD, Arthur Victor. ‘Soldier’ at birth of son Arthur Francis Victor on 2 May 1917. Address: 10 Malling Road, with wife Florence Ethel.

godden002GODDING (GODDEN), ERNEST WILLIAM. Private 252689, 2nd/3rd Bn., London Brigade Royal Fusiliers; enlisted 24 Mar 1916; to France January 1917; killed by a shell 16th May 1917, aged 34. No known grave. Memorials: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Bay 9, All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial: Snodland Cemetery. [Death reported KM 16 June 1917] Born Upper Halling. A cement labourer. Son of John and Maria of Clara Place, Constitution Hill.

GODDING, Frank. Roll of Honour 3. [?son of Eliza Ann Card, wife of Alfred Card, of Constitution Hill; born Snodland, c.1896; paper bag maker in 1911

GODDING, Henry. Corporal, Army Veterinary Corps. Son of John and Maria of 3 Clara Place, Constitution Hill; clay labourer in 1911

GODFREY, William Francis. British Legion list no. 32; Hillcrest, Malling Road. Born Snodland 10 Mar 1899, son of Charles and Edith, School House, Brook Street; educated at C of E School, Brook Street, Rochester Mathematical School

GoldingGOLDING, GEORGE EDWARD. Private G/43166, formerly 2218 West Kent Imperial Yeomanry; transferred to 2nd Bn., Middlesex Regiment 22 Nov 1915; died of wounds in a hospital in France, 20 February 1918; badly shattered thigh and right arm; about to take up a commission. Enlisted: Maidstone; residence: Snodland. Buried: Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, grave XIII. D. 3. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. [Death reported KM 9 Mar 1918] Born Egerton, c.1895; son of William (shopkeeper/fishmonger) and Ellen Jane of 4, East Street (1911); educated at C of E School, Brook Street.

GOLDING, [William] Leonard. Royal Army Medical Corps Territorials. Roll of Honour 1-3. Born Ulcombe, c.1894; son of William (shopkeeper/fishmonger) and Ellen Jane of 4, East Street (1911).

GOLDSMITH, Ernest Edward. ‘Sailor’ aged 21 at marriage to Dorothy Joan Randell, All Saints, 23 Jan 1919; son of Thomas William

GOLDSMITH, H. Roll of Honour 2-3

GOMAR, E. H. British Legion list no. 21; Manor Terrace, Halling. Roll of Honour 2-3

GOMAR, F. G. Private, 41110, Norfolk Regt.; wounded: KM, 20 Apr 1918

GOODCHILD, EDWARD BERTIE [‘HERBERT’ on Christ Church memorial]. Private G/10499, 10th Bn., Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), killed in action, 16 September 1916, aged 25. Born Meopham; enlisted Maidstone; residence: Snodland; Guards’ Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Somme, France, grave IV. C. 3. Memorial: Christ Church, Lower Birling. Son of John Edward and Ellen Eliza, of 28, Queen St., Gravesend, Kent. In 1911 was farm labourer at New House Farm, Wrotham, so presumably moved to Ham Hill after that.

GOODING, Leonard Arthur. Kent (Fort) Royal Engineers, no. 1768; attested Gillingham 15-01-1915; served as clerk in England to demobilization 24-02-1919. Service record survives. Born Snodland 11-11-1891; baptised All Saints 31-01-1892; son of William and Ellen Elizabeth of 1 Church Villas, then Belle Vue Villa; unmarried; died of TB/cardiac; buried Snodland Cemetery 20-05-1927, aged 35; occupation; clerk at Lead Wool Co.

Gooding12-1-18GOODING, WALTER HUBERT PETERS. MM. Lance Corporal 32933, 1st Bn., No. 16 Platoon, Z Company, Essex Regiment, killed in action, 30 November 1917, aged 33. Enlisted: Warley in mid-November 1916; posted to Z Company, 3rd Btn, Essex Regiment; posted to France 20 August 1917; residence: 16 Water Lane, Seven Kings, Ilford; Memorials: Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France, Panel 7 and 8; All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. [Death reported KM 12 Jan 1918]; St John, Halling. Son of William (Prudential Agent) and Ellen Elizabeth; born at Snodland on 1 February 1884; married Florence Elizabeth Scholey at Halling in 1908; residence: 5 Church Fields in 1891 = 1 Church Villas in 1901 (when he was a ‘clerk to an oil merchant’); children: Alan, Eileen, Sybil. (Further details at <>)

GowerGOWER, Aubrey. Joined West Kent Yeomanry 22 Nov 1915; trained at Canterbury, Dymchurch and Crowborough; left for France 7 Aug 1916 attached to Middlesex Regiment as Machine Gunnner: private 43167; wounded on 30 Sep 1916; in hospital at Exeter [Wounded report KM 21 Oct 1916 and 25 Nov 1916] Born c.1897; adopted son of George and Mary Viney of 8 East Street; educated at the British Schools, Holborough Road; cutter boy at Snodland paper mill.


GreenGREEN, Charles Sidney. Corporal, 3708, 1st Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment. Reported missing on 23 April 1917 in KM 23 June 1917; Prisoner of War; information sought: KM, 18 Aug 1917. British Legion list no. 41; 6 Rayfield Cottages, Ham Hill; married; born c.1886; died 16 Apr 1948; buried at Christ Church, aged 62; wife Mabel Nellie died 10 Sep 1935.



GREEN, Edward Thomas. ‘Munitioner’ aged 21 at marriage to Ada Lily Gray, All Saints, 10 Aug 1918; ‘Soldier R.A.S.C.’ at baptism of son Douglas George, All Saints, 28 Oct 1923. Address: 1 Constitution Hill

GUNNER, Joseph George. ‘Private G.A.M.’ at baptism of son James, All Saints, 30 Apr 1915. Address: 2 Oldbury Villas, Malling Road; wife Sophia

guyatt la2GUYATT, LEONARD ARTHUR. Private 17338, 10th Bn., Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), died of wounds, 10 August 1917, aged 19. Born Snodland; enlisted Maidstone. Buried: Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, Nord, France, grave I. C. 47. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery; New Jerusalem, Snodland. Baptized at All Saints, Snodland: 30 January 1898; only son of Frederick Thomas and Eleanor Maria Guyatt, of 44, Hill’s Terrace, Ordnance Place, Chatham, formerly of Birling Road, Snodland.