HADLER, LEE. Corporal 52103, attd. 15th General Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps; died at General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt of pneumonia, 28 April 1915. Born: Tovil; joined R.A.M.C. c1899; was in South African War; then at Netley Hospital for 2 years; enlisted: Maidstone at outbreak of WWI; trained Aldershot; then to Egypt; residence: Snodland; married; worked at paper mill; member of Amalgamated Society of Papermakers and National Union of Paper Workers. Buried: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt, grave C. 169. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. [Death reported KM 1 Sep 1915]
HAGGERTY, CHARLES. Private 8173, Royal West Kent Regiment. Killed in action 26 Mar 1915 [reported in KM 10 Apr 1915 as from ‘Snodland’]; memorial: Menin Gate, panels 45 and 47. [Not on Snodland memorials]
HAMMOND, John Joseph. Acting Corporal; 1918: had served 3 years in Army 2¼ years in France; of 214, Malling Road at death (formerly of 8 Providence Place, Holborough Road). British Legion list no. 25; 8 Holborough Road; Royal Engineers in France and Belgium; awarded Military Medal on 26 Sep 1918 for gallantry in rescuing wounded under fire; died 8 September 1940; buried Christ Church 12 September, aged 59; milkman [award reported KM 26 Oct 1918; reported wounded KM 9 Nov 1918]
HARDING, Frank. Royal West Kent, private, no. G/10747; attested Maidstone 01-11-1915; posted (10th Btn.) same day. Service record survives. Born Snodland c.1891; unmarried; address: Home farm; occupation: milkman.
HARDY, Cecil Howard. ‘Soldier’ aged 23 at marriage to Kate Olive Maud Peck, Christ Church, 13 May 1915. Father: James Thorpe Hardy
HARMAN, Albert Frank. ‘Sergeant on active service’, aged 25 at marriage to Florence May Gammon, All Saints, 8 Jan 1919; son of Robert (deceased)
HARNOR, OSWALD THOMAS.. Lance Corporal 10086, 8th Bn., Seaforth Highlanders, killed in action, 26 June 1916, aged 26. . No known grave. Memorial: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Panel 112 to 115. Born: Snodland [but 1911 census has Sittingbourne]; enlisted: Shepherds Bush; [son of Frederick and] Mrs. Elizabeth Harnor, of 58, Netherwood Rd., West Kensington, London. No known grave. Memorial: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Panel 112 to 115.
HARRINGTON, George Ewart. Roll of Honour 1-3. Lance Corporal, King’s Royal Rifles. Enlisted at outbreak of WWI; in France (only 5 days furlough); awarded Cross Militaire by French Government; slightly wounded by a piece of shrapnel. [Award reported KM 20 Nov 1915] Born Eythorne, c.1893; son of George (a milkman) and Mary, of 38 Malling Road; baker in 1911; married Alice Rose Gibson at Christ Church, Snodland, 3 January 1917
HARRINGTON, [William James] Victor. Added to Roll of Honour. Born Betteshanger, c.1897; son of George (a milkman) and Mary, of 38 Malling Road; baker’s boy in 1911
HARRIS, ALBERT WILLIAM. Private 360, 6th Bn., Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), died of wounds, 10 August 1918, aged 28. Born: Snodland; enlisted: Maidstone. Buried: Pernois British Cemetery, Halloy-les-Pernois, Somme, France, grave IV. A. 1. Service record survives. Son of John and M. A. Wells, of Snodland, Kent. Married Maude Louisa Freeland, Christ Church, 4 Feb 1917
HARRIS, Frederick Henry. No. 10412, 2nd Btn. Buffs; prisoner of war at Ypres on 24 Apr 1915 [KM 19 June 1915] at Gottingen, Germany. Son of Frederick Henry and Rose Ann of 4 Birling Road (1911); employed at Snodland paper mill.
HARRIS, H. R.N. Roll of Honour 1-3.
HARRIS, Henry Amos. Private No. 2151, R.A.M.C. Attested Maidstone 25 April 1913; discharged as medically unfit for further service 10 Aug 1914; Service record survives.
HARRIS, Roland. Army Service Corps, private, no. 029032; service: France 07-04-1915 to 20-02-1919; demobilized 21-03-1919; Medals: British, Victory, 1914-15 Star. Service record survives. Born Barming, c.1885; later 1 Dorking Place, Holborough; 33 Wellington Street, Chatham; 40 Hooper’s Place, Rochester; married Agnes Annie Coomber, West Malling 11-12-1907 (6 children); occupation: town carter/cement worker
HARRIS, Walter Henry. ‘Soldier’ at baptism of son Frederick Albert, All Saints, 4 Aug 1916. Address: 4 Constitution Hill, with wife Jane
HARRYMAN, George. R.N. Roll of Honour 1-3. Son of Thomas (d.1903) and Eliza Harryman; born Holly Hill, Snodland, c.1893; cement worker (1911)
HARRYMAN, Harry. Royal Army Medical Corps Territorials. Roll of Honour 1-3.
HART, ALFRED GEORGE. Private G/4984, 1st Bn., Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Enlisted Rochester. Killed at Hill 60, 18 April 1915, age 45 (KM 12-6-1915). No known grave. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 45 and 47; War Memorial, All Saints, Snodland; Snodland Cemetery; St John Halling. Cement worker; husband of Edna Hart, of Friezeland Cottages, Upper Halling,
HART, H. R.N. Roll of Honour 1-3.
HART, S. H. Commemorated on memorials at All Saints and cemetery, but currently not traced.
HATCH, Henry. Royal West Kent, 62 Provisional Btn., private, no. 7218 (also 225919); attested Maidstone 23-10-1916; served at home on account of poor health. Service record survives. Licensee, Monk’s Head, Snodland (previously at Yalding); born c.1880; married Rebecca McDonnell, West Malling, 10-11-1914
HAWKS, Arthur. Royal Garrison Artillery, no. 67874; blacksmith and copper mechanic; Dover Depot 15-11-1915; 47 Coy 17-02-1916; Plymouth to Karachi 05-05-1916 to 05-06-1916; served with no. 1 Armoured Train to 24-01-1919; demobilization 22-02-1919. Service record survives. Born Snodland c.1889; baptised All Saints 14-12-1892; son of Henry and Ann of 3 Constitution Hill (1891) Birling Road (1901); married Ellen Palmer, All Saints, Maidstone, 05-10-1912 (2 children); buried Snodland Cemetery 16-02-1963, aged 74. Address (1916): 14 Tomlin’s Cottages
HAWKS, HERBERT EDWARD. Rifleman R/732, 11th Bn., King’s Royal Rifle Corps, died, 9 November 1918, aged 28. Born: Snodland; enlisted: Chatham; residence: Snodland. Buried: St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France, grave S. III. O. 18. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. Parents’ grave, Baptized at All Saints, Snodland: 31 March 1889; son of Henry, a carpenter, and Emma Hawks, of 1 Mount Pleasant, Holborough Rd., Snodland, Kent.
HAYES, George [William?]. Roll of Honour 1-3. ‘He was an artilleryman and (i) was the only survivor when a bomb hit his gun carriage. When he came around, the first thing he saw was dead horses in the trees. From then on, his hair grew white. ii) a small group of German prisoners were being marched under guard when the order was given to “Halt”. The guards were then told to “Fall out”, and then the Sergeant threw three hand grenades. George and his comrades dived for cover and the Germans perished. I expect such atrocities happened on both sides.’ [family reminiscence] Born Halling, 2 Oct 1895, son of George and Eliza Elizabeth of Poynder Terrace
HAYES, Harry Burton. Royal Army Medical Corps Territorials; no. 2256; attested Snodland 27-05-1914; home to 06-12-1914; B.E.F. France to 25-11-1915; B.S.F. 26-11-1915 to 23-04-1919 (with some leave); demobilized 22-05-1919. Address: High Street; cooperage sawyer.
HAYES, Henry. Stoker on HMS Lord Nelson (Dardanelles 1915-16, then flag-ship in Eastern Mediterranean, mostly based at Salonika). Born Halling, 15 Feb 1887, son of George and Eliza Elizabeth; married Maud Mary Longley, Christ Church, 18 Nov 1911; died 3 Oct 1963; buried: Cemetery; house boy at Holborough Manor, then a cooper
HAYLOR, Thomas. Roll of Honour 3.
HAYMAN, Herbert Edward. ‘Discharged Soldier’ at baptism of daughter Florence Eva, All Saints, 9 Apr 1920. Address: 2 Victoria Cottages; wife Florence
HAYWARD, F. Sapper 121484, Royal Engineers; wounded: KM, 23 Feb 1916
HAYWARD, William Henry. Royal Army Medical Corps. Territorials; no. 2322; attested Maidstone 10-08-1914; home to 28-10-1914; India with 1068 Battery to 14-10-1919; demobilized 31-03-1920. Service record survives. Born Snodland c.1893; labourer; next-of-kin: Rhoda Pew, 11 Monarch Hill, Upper Halling
HAZEL, Henry. Sapper, Royal Engineers, Inland Water Transport, no. 109743; attested London 13-07-1915; embarked for France 17-09-1915; appointed lance corporal, then corporal on 01-03-1918; demobilization 03-04-1919. Service record survives. Born c.1877; unmarried; waterman; 8 Church Terrace, Snodland; mother Mrs E. Hazel, 5 Bencan Cottages, Rickmansworth
HEASMAN, Albert. Army Service Corps (Motor Transport), no. 117232; motor lorry driver; attested Coventry 13-08-1915; home to 29-08-1915; B. E. F. France from 30-08-1915; left unit at Bonn, Germany; Service record survives. Born 1897; address: 1 Portland Place, Bull Fields; occupation: chauffeur; 5 Queens Avenue on 17-06-1919
HEDGECOCK, Albert [George]. Roll of Honour 3 [He or Allan: Private, King’s Royal Rifles; wounded, KM, 7 Oct 1916. [?Born Halling 27 April 1896; twin; son of Charles (a cooper) and Florence Elizabeth of Hadleigh Villas, Holborough Road; apprentice to builder]
HEDGECOCK, Allan G Roll of Honour 3. Private, King’s Royal Rifles. [?Born Halling 27 April 1896; twin; son of Charles (a cooper) and Florence Elizabeth of Hadleigh Villas, Holborough Road; apprentice to plumber]
HEMSLEY, Amos. 31 Home Counties Royal Engineers, no. (T)3722 & 538562; Royal Sussex Regiment G/743; attested Eastbourne 15-11-1915; service in France from 31-05-1915; Medals: British, Victory. Service record survives. Born c.1884; Mill Cottage, Holborough
HENDY/HANDY, F. G. Private, 27173, Wiltshire Regiment; reported wounded KM 22 Sep 1917.
HENMAN, ARCHIBALD. No. 2219 West Kent Imperial Yeomanry, joined Nov 1915; trained at Canterbury and crowborough; to France in August 1916 attached: Private G/43177, 13th Bn., Middlesex Regiment; killed in action, 24 August 1917, aged c.21. Enlisted: Maidstone; residence: Snodland. No known grave. Memorials: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 113 to 115; All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery; New Jerusalem, Snodland. [Death reported KM 22 Sep 1917 and 13 Oct 1917]. Son of David, a furnace stoker, and Ruth of 3 Prospect Place; educated at British Schools, Holborough Road; worked at Snodland paper mill; husband of Nellie Elizabeth Mary, née Hodges, married at New Jerusalem Church, Snodland, on 28 May 1917, his address then given as Shoreham-on-Sea; hers as Parkstone Terrace, Bramley Road.
HERRINGTON, MELBOURNE. Private G/6138, 1st Bn ., Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), killed in action, 4 October 1917, aged 41. Born: Birling; enlisted: Maidstone; residence: Snodland. Memorials: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 106 to 108; All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. [Reported missing KM 1 Jan 1918]. Service record survives. Son of Ambrose and Eliza; husband of E. M. G. Herrington, of 17, Birling Rd., Snodland, Kent.
HESELDEN, Herbert. ‘Munitions worker’ aged 25 (residence Sidcup) at marriage to Annie Wenham, All Saints, 29 Aug 1915. Father: William
HILLS, F. Royal Army Medical Corps. Roll of Honour 1-3
HINDS, Frederick Charles. British Legion list no 2; The Cosy, Queen’s Road. Roll of Honour 1-3. Born 13 July 1894, son of Charles William and Mary; [daughter Monica]: ‘did forge work during the war until he lost half a thumb and two fingers in France. While walking along the road he had to take cover in a ditch and put his hand on a bomb.’ Married Agnes Ayres, Hitchin, 3 Apr 1920.
HINDS, Henry William. Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery, no. 144621; B. E. F. France 08-08-1917 to 06-11-1917; (291 Siege Battery 13-08-1917); Tank Corps 17-03-1918. British Legion application; Medals: British, Victory. Service record survives. Born Snodland c.1881; shop manager; married Mary Ann Collins June 1910, Rochester;
HINES, Ernest Henry. Army Service Corps, no. S/4/072346; attested Aldershot 25-03-1915; service: home to 02-06-1916; B.E.F. France to 17-04-1917; home to 02-05-1918; discharged no longer physically fit for war service 02-05-1918. Service record survives. Born c.1894; parents: William Wallace and Agnes Maud; address 29 Malling Road
HODGE, Alfred Edwin. Enlisted 2/4 City of London R.F., xx-02-1918; Private; discharged 28-02-1919; British Legion application: address: Malling Road. [?born Wouldham 23 Dec 1899; baptised All Saints, Snodland, 16 February 1900; son of John Rufus and Isabella of Malling Road (1907); Queen’s Avenue; educated at C of E School, Brook Street; a paper maker; buried Cemetery, 24 January 1930, aged 30]
HODGES, EDWARD. Private 166799, 2nd Canadian Pioneer Battalion., Canadian Pioneers. Enlisted Toronto, Canada; residence Mount Dennis, Ontario, Canada. Died at Epsom Hospital, 4 September 1916, aged 20. Buried: Snodland Cemetery, grave 703. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. Born Snodland 23 July 1897, son of John and Hannah Kathleen Hodges of Bramley Road educated at the C of E School, Brook Street
HODGE(S), F. J. Roll of Honour 1-3.
HODGE, F. T. Private 15566, Grenadier Guards; wounded, KM, 4 Nov 1916
HODGE, H. Private 23116, King’s Royal Rifles; wounded: KM, 28 Oct 1916
HODGES, John. Household Cavalry, no. 700; attested London 04-07-1898; service in South Africa [Boer War 1898-1900] and UK to 1912; France 22-08-1914 to 09-06-1915; wounded left leg and right shoulder; home 10-06-1915 to 30-07-1919. Service record survives. Born Snodland c.1878; father John of Bramley Road (1898); labourer
HODGE(S), Walter. Roll of Honour 1-3. [?born Snodland c.1884; son of John and Hannah/Kate of 12 High Street, later Bramley Road; bricklayer’s labourer (1901), then furnace stoker (1911)
HOLLANDS, Thomas William. ‘Stoker, Petty Officer R.N’ aged 28 at marriage to Alice Elizabeth Nye, All Saints, 26 Feb 1916 and at baptism of daughter Vera Alice, 13 Dec 1917. Address: 2 Mizpeh Cottages, Bramley Road
HOLMAN, FRANK REGINALD. Rifleman 574950, 17th Bn., London Regiment (Poplar and Stepney Rifles), killed in action, 2 November 1917, aged 27. Born: Snodland; enlisted: Woolwich; residence: Belvedere. Buried: Gaza War Cemetery, Israel, grave XIV. D. 1. Memorials: Belvedere War Memorial. Son of Thomas and Agnes Holman, of 27, Holland Road, Maidstone, formerly of 1 Princes Terrace, Holborough Road; husband of Edith Constance Mary Harvey (nee Anslow; married Wimbledon 14-8-1912 (formerly Holman), of 12, Nelson Rd., Belvedere, Kent.
HOLMAN, HARRY. ‘Soldier’ at birth of daughter Beryl Gladys on 25 June 1916. Address: 7 Birling Road, with wife Ethel.
HOOD, E. J. British Legion list no. 42; 2 East Street
HOOK, Harry R.N. Roll of Honour 1-3.
HOOK, Henry James. ‘Munitioner’ aged 25 at marriage to Marion May Morris, All Saints, 29 June 1918; father Alfred (also a munitioner). Born Boughton Monchelsea, c.1893; son of David Alfred and Julia of 6 Holborough Terrace (1901); Vine Terrace (1911); labourer; buried: Cemetery 8 Apr 1937, aged 44
HOOK, HORACE. Private L/6501, 1st Bn., Queens Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), killed in action, 14 September 1914, aged c.31. No known grave. Memorials: La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France; All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. Born c.1883, Boughton Monchelsea; husband of Harriet Lily; address 1 Dorking Place, Holborough (1911); cement labourer; daughter Dorothy
HOR, BERNARD THOMAS. Private T/270955, 10th (R. East Kent and West Kent Yeomanry) Bn., The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), died in hospital of wounds, 3 November 1917, Palestine, aged c.19. Enlisted 1915, Maidstone; trained at Canterbury in West Kent Yeomanry; to Egypt, then Palestine where he was mortally wounded; residence: Snodland. Buried: Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel, grave P. 59. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. [Death reported KM 2 Feb 1918] Born Stangate 19 Sep 1897; bap. All Saints, Birling, 31 Oct 1897; son of William (cement labourer) and Jane Hor, of 6 Dorking Place, then of 1, Covey Hall Place, Holborough Rd., Snodland; educated at Hook’s School; employed at Lead Wool Co. labourer.
HOR, George Herbert. Royal Army Medical Corps. Roll of Honour 1-3. Born Birling, c.1894; son of William (cement labourer) and Jane Hor, of 6 Dorking Place, then of 1, Covey Hall Place, Holborough Rd., Snodland; cement worker
HOWELL, Bethel. ‘Sailor’ at baptism of son Edward Douglas at Christ Church, 6 Nov 1921. Address: 1 Oxford St.
HOWLAND, E. E. Cpl, Army Service Corps (of Sissinghurst, late Snodland) Awarded Serbian Gold Medal for zealous service: KM, 13 Oct 1917
HUBBARD, James H. Roll of Honour 1-3.
HUCKS, Bert[ie]. Roll of Honour 1-3. Born 1889, Holborough Road; bapt. 17 Apr 1889, All Saints, Snodland; son of George Frederick and Caroline Ansley Hucks of Bramley Road (1901); buried Cemetery, 21 November 1969, aged 80]
HUCKS, JOHN. Private G/14501, 8th Bn., The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regt.), killed in action, 31 July 1917, aged 41. Born Snodland; bapt. 3 Oct 1897 at All Saints, Snodland. Enlisted: Maidstone; residence: Snodland;. Memorials: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 11 -13 and 14; All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. (APCM Roll of Honour gives a John Hucks, former worker at Peters’ Cement Works, ‘killed’ – no date – as a private in the Royal West Kent Regt.) Son of John and Mary Ann (nee Masters), of Rookery Farmhouse; husband of the late Mrs. A. E. Hucks (Ann Eliza Bishop).
HUCKS, WILLIAM ERNEST. Rifleman 5171, 3rd Bn., Rifle Brigade. Born: Snodland; enlisted: Chatham; residence: Snodland. Killed in action, 26 October 1914, aged 21. No known grave; memorials: Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium, Panel 10; All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. Joined the Rifle Brigade in 1912 and was a member of the local detachment R.A.M.C. Baptized at All Saints, Snodland: 29 September 1893; a cement worker at Peters Works, Wouldham; son of George Frederick and Caroline Ansley Hucks of Alma Villa, Holborough Rd., Snodland, Kent;
HUGGETT, ALLAN. Sergeant 493148, 2nd/1st Home Counties Field Amb, Royal Army Medical Corps, died on 21 December 1918, aged 32. Buried: Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles, Bouches-du-Rhone, France, grave IV. B. 37. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. Son of Clara Ruth Huggett, of 5, Victoria Terrace, Snodland, Kent, and the late Henry Huggett.
HUGGINS, P. A. Royal Army Medical Corps, 493019; wounded: KM, 8 June 1918
HUMPHREYS, ALBERT WILLIAM. Rifleman R/2455, 2nd Bn., King’s Royal Rifle Corps, died of wounds, 10 October 1918. Born: Maidstone; enlisted: Chatham; residence: Snodland; buried: Calvaire Cemetery, Montbrehain, Aisne, France, grave B. 15. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. Son of William, a cement labourer, and Grace Humphreys, of Bull Fields, Snodland. Worked at Peters Cement Works, Wouldham.