World War I Names: M

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MABBOTT, Albert John. ‘Soldier’ at baptism of daughter Maude Nellie, All Saints, 4 Oct 1918. Address: 10 Birling Road; wife Elizabeth Mary Frances

MACAULAY, Charles Thomas. ‘Soldier at baptism of daughter Ivy Kathleen, born 28 Nov 1915; also of son Jack Charles on 27 Jan 1918; also of daughter Dorothy on 3 April 1921. Address: Ham Hill; wife Elizabeth Maria.

MACE, Charles. ‘Canadian Expeditionary Force’ at baptism of sons Thomas and Albert Edward and daughter Kathleen Ada, All Saints, 23 May 1918. Address: 38 Malling Road; wife Catherine Annie

MADERS, Frank. Labour Corps., no. 696725; attested: Chatham, 02-06-1919; posted 03-06-1919 to demobilization 23-04-1920. British Legion, no. 3; Prince of Wales; 5 Mount Pleasant, Holborough Road; occupation: labourer. Service record survives.

MANNERING, G. Roll of Honour 2-3

MANNERING, T. Roll of Honour 2-3

MANSER, Alfred Henry. ‘Soldier’ at baptism of son Cecil Ernest, All Saints, 23 May 1918. Address: 1 Hollick’s Cottages, Malling Road

MANTLE, Albert Edward. Roll of Honour 1-3. ‘Soldier’ at baptism of son Hubert Edward M, All Saints, 8 Jan 1915. Address: 3 Bullfields

MANTLE, Walter Henry. Royal Army Medical Corps territorials, no. 740; attested 03-11-1909; joined H.C.F.Ambulance on 03-03-1911, no. 493049; then 81st Field Ambulance; attended annual training camps in 1912-1914; home: 03-03-1911 to 20-12-1914; B.E.F. France: 21-12-1914 to 30-03-1916; B.S[alonika].F. 31-03-1916 to 26-05-1918; home: 27-05-1918 to 17-04-1919 when discharged. Service record survives. Baptised 04-10-1893 All Saints, Snodland. Son of Walter Lewis and Rose Ellen of Birling Road; occupation: gardener; employed by M.E. Balson, Little Buckland, 70 Sandling Road, Maidstone. Address on 06-03-1920: 65 Sandling Road, Maidstone.

MARTIN, S. Private No. 40409 reported wounded in The Times, 29 Mar 1917 and KM 7 Apr 1917.

MASTERS, A. Roll of Honour 2-3

MAY, Harry. [record very damaged] mother: Mildred of Aylesford; address: 33 Malling Road; occupation: saddler; saddler in Army Veterinary Corps, from 29-11-1915; posted to no. 5 reserve Veterinary Hospital; The Curragh, Bebington, 02-12-1918. Service record survives.

MAY, Richard. Royal Army Veterinary Corps, private SE 2615; later L/Cpl. Enlisted 1 Jan 1915; posted to France 5 Jan 1915; discharged 7 or 17 Aug 1916; of 6 Rosslyn Cottages, Ham Hill; labourer

MAY, WILLIAM RICHARD. Stoker 1st Class SS/108083 (RFR/CH/B/10340). H.M.S. “Hogue.”, Royal Navy. Died 22 September 1914. No known grave; memorials: Chatham Naval Memorial, Panel 5; All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. Born 20 Dec 1884, Bearsted; married Elsie Kate Wingate, All Saints, 24 Dec 1904; address: 7 Salem Street, Stone Street, Maidstone; on HMS Diamond, Falmouth (1911 census)

MAYATT, ALFRED JOHN. Private G/13088, transf. to (137986), Labour Corps; enlisted 3? September 1914, Maidstone; previously R.A.M.C.; died in a London hospital, 15 December 1918, aged 29. Buried 21 December, Snodland Cemetery, grave 887. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. Discharged 6 October 1914 ‘not being likely to become an efficient soldier (para. 392 (iii) (e) King’s regulations; served from 8-9-1914 (32 days). Born c.1889, baptized at All Saints, Snodland: 27 November 1896, aged 6; son of Mrs. Ellen and the late Edward Phillips Mayatt, of [36], East St., Snodland; husband of Elsie Kate Mayatt (married 1916), of 1, May St., Snodland. Worked at Lee’s Cement Works.

MAYATT, Herbert; born Cuxton; carman; enlisted The Buffs, 7942; 4 June 1904; SS Dilwara 2-6-1905; S. Africa 27-06-1905; Harrismith (hospital: 4 times between 19-7-1905 and 19-9-1906); Dover 3-5-1907; military hospital, Canterbury: 14-8-1918: malaria; served in France, Egypt and Salonika with 2nd Battn.; March 1915; right arm wound: to 2 Sta: Hospital, Boulogne; to England; posted to 3rd Buffs, Dover; chronic malaria so returned to England under scheme in May 1916; landed France; embarked Marseilles; disembarked Alexandria (for Salonika) Home address 10-1-1919: 11 Victoria Road, Bridgend, Glamorgan

MayattMAYATT, HENRY WILLIAM. Private 903, 1st Bn., Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment); enlisted ‘soon after war broke out’; died of wounds, 6 July 1917, aged 40. Born Snodland; enlisted Maidstone Buried: Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France, grave IV. N. 53. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. [Death reported KM 8 Aug 1917] (On 17 April 1916, suffered a burned face in the trenches) Baptized at All Saints, 30 September 1877; paper cutter in 1891; labourer in lime works in 1901, lodging with his sister Nellie and her husband Alfred Wallis at 2 Holborough Terrace; son of Edward Phillip and Ellen Mayatt, of 3, East St. Married to ?. Eliza Wright, at Lewisham, 16 August 1902.

MayattJosephMAYATT, JOSEPH HENRY. Rifleman 592953, 2nd/18th Bn., London Regt (London Irish Rifles), killed in action, 23 December 1917, Egypt, aged 22. Born: Snodland; enlisted: Sittingbourne; residence: Sittingbourne. Memorial: Jerusalem Memorial, Israel, Panel 51. Sittingbourne War Memorial. Baptized at All Saints, Snodland: 25 January 1896; son of Joseph Charles and Sarah Ann Mayatt, of 257, Park Rd., Sittingbourne, Kent; formerly of East Street, May Street and Bramley Road, Snodland.

 MAYATT, RUPERT. Trimmer 947238, M.M.R. H, Mercantile Marine Reserve, died, 1 March 1918, aged 17. Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, Panel 31; All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery; New Jerusalem, Snodland. Service record survives. Born 21-04-1900 at 44 May Street, son of Nellie Amy Mayatt; grandson of the late Joseph R. P. and Eliza E. Mayatt; educated at the C of E School, Brook Street. [Service Record for Royal West Kent Regt: MAYATT, Rupert; born 21 April 1897; factory hand; joined at Maidstone 29-5-1915; under age: discharged 3-6-1915; enlisted 26 May 1916; 10801; grandmother: Eliza Mayatt of 44 May St.]

MayattWMAYATT, WALTER M. Private 8315, 2nd Bn., The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of haemorrage, result of shell wound to thorax, at Duchess of Westminster’s Hospital, Le Touquet, 22 February 1915, land; enlisted Chatham 4 July 1906; residence: Snodland. No known grave; memorials: Le Touquet-Paris Plage Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, Panel 1. A. 32; All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. Baptized, All Saints, Snodland, 13-01-1886; Son of Edward Phillip and Mrs. Ellen Mayatt of 3, East St., Snodland, Kent. (Previous army service: South Africa; to October 1906; Hong Kong to December 1910; Singapore to January 1913; served 8 years in India to November 1914)

MAYGER, G[eorge] A[ugustus]. British Legion, no. 44; Snodland. [?Served in Royal Navy ‘Northampton’ in 1881; later worked at Paper Mill; buried Cemetery 11 October 1935, aged 77]

MAYGER, R[alph] W[alter]. British Legion, no. 38; Bramley Road. [?born Snodland, c.1879; son of Joseph and Martha married Ethel Eliza; of Bramley Villas (1911-12); a cooper; died at Brendon Main Rd. Store, Greenhithe; buried Cemetery 25 October 1948, aged 70]

MAYGER, Rowland. British Legion, no. 13; 26, Bramley Road [Collingwood Villas]. Born Snodland, c.1874, son of Joseph and Martha; married Dulcie Jenner; a cooper

MaynardMAYNARD, CHARLES EDWARD. Private 9243, 1st Bn., Royal Munster Fusiliers, killed in action, Gallipoli, 5 July 1915, aged 23. Born: St John’s, Chatham second quarter of 1892; enlisted Chatham; at Tidworth barracks, 2nd Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers in 1911; memorials: Helles Memorial, Turkey, Panel 185 to 190; Christ Church, Lower Birling. [Letters from him in KM 26 June 1915; death reported KM 25 Sep 1915] Son of John and Ada Martha Maynard, of 5, Crayford Terrace, Ham Hill, Snodland, Kent.

MAYNARD, J[ames Edward]. British Legion, no. 52; 5, Crayford Terrace. Roll of Honour 3. [? Born Snodland c.1884; son of George and Sarah Ann; married Louisa Adelaide; a postman of 11 May Street (1911)]

MAYNARD, HERBERT. Private 22194, 12th Battalion Suffolk Regiment; killed in action 12 April 1918; buried Suffolk la Rolanderie Farm, grave I. C. 3. memorial: Christ Church, Lower Birling; Victory and British medals. Born West Malling. 1897; son of John and Ada Martha of 5, Crayford Terrace, Ham Hill

MAYNARD, T. Roll of Honour 2-3

MAYTUM, G[eorge Henry?]. Roll of Honour 2-3. [?Born East Malling, c.1885; son of Joseph Edward and Fanny of Dyke’s Cottages, Ham Hill; cement labourer]

MAYTUM, J[ohn?]. Roll of Honour 2-3. [?Born Snodland, c.1887; son of Joseph Edward and Fanny of Dyke’s Cottages, Ham Hill; cement labourer (1911)]

MAYTUM, PERCY CHARLES. Rifleman 392896, 9th Bn., London Regt (Queen Victoria’s Rifles), (formerly 4909, Essex Regiment), killed in action, 21 October 1917, aged 19. Born: Snodland; enlisted: West Ham; residence: Chatham. Buried: Lebucquiere Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France, grave I. E. 10. Memorial: Christ Church, Lower Birling. Service record survives. Son of Joseph and Fanny Maytum, of Dykes Cottages, Ham Hill, Snodland, Kent.

McELVIES [McELVIE?], P. Private No. 12922 in Royal West Kents; reported wounded KM 9 Dec 1916.

McPHERSON, George. ‘Cartridge filler’ at baptism of daughter Norah at Christ Church, 16 Mar 1919. Address: 29 Malling Road; wife Leonora


MEARS, Frederick Walter. ‘Coy Quartermaster’ at baptism of daughter Joan, All Saints, 31 Dec 1916. Address: Queens Avenue, with wife Phoebe

MERCER, Francis Charles. ‘Soldier’ aged 34 at marriage to Minnie Bevan, Christ Church, 7 June 1919. Father: Alfred

MILES, James. British Legion, no. 40; 39 May Street. Born Snodland 22 Jan 1900, son of James and Emma, May Street; educated at C of E School, Brook Street

MILLER, JOHN WILLIAM. Private L/9359, 2nd Bn., The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died, 17 August 1915, aged 22. Born: Snodland; enlisted: Chatham; residence: Chatham. Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), Nord, France, grave I. C. 54. Service record survives. Son of John Frank (a fitter’s labourer) and Ada Miller, of 187, New Rd., Chatham, Kent, formerly of 12 May Street, Snodland. Formerly employed in H.M. Dockyard, Chatham.

MILLS, ERNEST WILLIAM CORNELIUS.  Baptised, All Saints, Snodland, 13-08-1890; son of William (a papermaker) and Emily Mary of 8, Burley Road, Sittingbourne, formerly of 1 Western Cottages, May Street. In Grenadier Guards at 1911 census. Sittingbourne War Memorial.

 MILLS, FRANK EDWARD. Trooper, no. 2783, 2nd Life Guards, died 30-10-1914, aged 23. memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate), panel 3; Sittingbourne War Memorial. Baptised, All Saints, Snodland, 03-02-1892; son of William and Emily Mary of 8, Burley Road, Sittingbourne, formerly of 1 Western Cottages, May Street.

MITCHELL, Richard William. Attested 06-02-1917, Gravesend; Royal West Kent Army Service Corps, no. 71640. passed as lorry driver. Transferred from Military Hospital Weymouth to Military Convalescent Hospital, Woldingham, on 18-06-1918. Service record survives. Baptised All Saints 28-04-1899, son of Richard and Minnie Keziah of 6 Prospect Place (1901); machine boy Lead Wool Co..

MITCHELL, William. Roll of Honour 3

MONK, Abel. Roll of Honour 1-3. Born Snodland; baptised All Saints 16 December 1885; son of Albert and Louisa of 3 Church Terrace (1891)

MONK, Albert. Royal Artillery, no. 73900; attested 04-06-1889, Rochester; promoted to sergeant 24-09-1901; service: home: 04-06-1889 to 26-01-1900; Gibraltar: 27-01-1900 to 08-01-1901; India: 09-01-1901 to 08-12-1908; home: 09-12-1908 to 03-06-1910. Royal West Kent, no. 22346; attested 21-09-1914; private, promoted to Colour Sergeant; discharged 03-07-1918. Roll of Honour 2-3. Service record survives. Baptised 10-01-1869 All Saints, Snodland; married Blanche Eleanor […]. Son of Albert and Louisa, 7 Mill St; Waghorn Rd at death; buried Cemetery 4 December 1930, aged 63; occupation: labourer

MONK, Allan. Army Service Corps., no. 15057; attested: Maidstone, 18-07-1897. Service: 03-07-1899 to 06-02-1911 (South Africa: 24-11-1899 to 05-08-1900, otherwise home); re-engaged; mobilized, Aldershot, 09-08-1914; from Liverpool (12 Aug to Rouen 14 Aug); posted to D.S.C. posted to unit 8, Field Butchery, B.E.F.: 22-08-1916. Transferred to Royal Irish Rifles 1st Btn. 27-09-1917; to England 10-01-1918; demobilization: 13-03-1919. Roll of Honour 1-3. Service record survives. Baptised 16-08-1882  All Saints, Snodland. Son of Albert and Louisa, 7 Mill St; then of 3 Church Terrace (1891); occupation: butcher; married Bridget Dempsey, Newbridge, 14-08-1901 (6 children).

MONK, Arthur. Roll of Honour 3. Born c.1870; married Sarah Jane Goodhew, All Saints, 2 June 1900; waterman, then cement labourer ‘sailor’ at birth of daughter Hilda Vivian on 3 June 1917; buried Cemetery, 25 January 1951, aged 70. Address: Hollick’s Cottages (1917).

MONK, A[lfred] J[ames]. British Legion, no. 25; 2, High Street. Born Halling, c.1887; married Eleanor Annie; buried Cemetery, 9 December 1940, aged 53

moody pMOODY, Percy. Roll of Honour 1-3. Born Snodland 8 May 1897; son of William and Agnes of 3 Railway Terrace (1911); educated at the C of E School, Brook Street until 30 March 1911; labourer at Lead Wool Co.

MoodyMOODY, WILLIAM JOHN. Private 16086, 7th Bn., East Surrey Regiment, killed in action: fragment of rifle grenade through his helmet; died on the way to the dressing station, 24 January 1917, aged 25. Born: Snodland; enlisted Kingston-upon-Thames; residence: Merton. Buried: Faubourg d’Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France, grave II. C. 18. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. Baptized at All Saints, Snodland: 9 September 1891; son of William (a cement cooper) and Agnes Moody, of 3 Railway Terrace (1911); educated at C of E School, Brook Street; employed by J. H. Burke; husband of Maud Moody.

MOORCROFT, THOMAS. Petty Officer Stoker, No. 304130; HM TB ‘No. 12’; died 10 June 1915, aged 30; memorials Gillingham; Chatham Naval Memorial. Born 4 Apr 1885, Son of Daniel and Caroline; bap. All Saints, Snodland, 26 July 1885; married Ada …], address: 45 Beresford Road, Gillingham

MOOREY, JESSE. Rifleman R/12896, 1st Bn., King’s Royal Rifle Corps, died of wounds/missing, 27 July 1916. Born: Strood; enlisted 15-5-1915, Chatham; residence: Snodland. No known grave. Memorials: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B; All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. Service record survives. Son of Charles George (a bargeman) and Elizabeth Mary, of 17 Victoria Street, Strood; bap. St Mary, Strood, 21-3-1894; married Bertha Agnes Banks, St Mary, Strood, 4-7-1915; lived at 2 Railway Terrace, Snodland (home of Banks family)

MORGAN, Walter. Previous service with Royal West Kent Teritorial Engineers 1904; Royal Engineers, no. 114577, employed in road making; attested London 17-08-1915; B.E.F. France from 24-08-1915 to 22-09-1916; home 23-09-1916 to 13-11-1918; discharged no longer physically fit for war service 13-11-1918. Roll of Honour 2-3. Service record survives. Born c.1870; labourer, quarryman with Mr. Eagleton, stone merchant, Ditton; married Rose May, East Malling, 14-04-1894 (4 children); 8 Rose Cottages, Ham Hill.

MORRIS, Charles. Roll of Honour 1-3

MORRIS, John Thomas. Born c.1880, son of Charles and Susan of 2 Prince of Wales Row (1881); 3 (2 in 1901) Princes Terrace (1891); occupation: lime loader (1901); Royal Army Medical Corps, no. 51632; attested Maidstone 22-01-1915; transferred to 3rd Royal Lancaster Regmt., no. 20210 02-06-1915 (but requested return to RAMC on 01-08-1915, route marches caused suffering ‘with rheumatics’; in France 27-09-1915; to England 27-10-1915; in hospital suffering from gun shot wound to left jaw and is seriously ill; discharged as permanently unfit 15-08-1916. British Legion, no. 61; 9 Mount Pleasant, Holborough Road. Service record survives.

MORRISON, Edward. ‘Soldier’ at baptism of son Howard Edward at Christ Church on 5 Dec 1920. Address: 2 Clara Place; wife Evelyn

MORWOOD, J. British Legion, no. 51; 4 Horne Street

MoyseMOYSE, GEORGE. Private 17433, 2nd Bn., Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, died of wounds, 28 June 1915. Born: Snodland; enlisted: East Ham. Buried: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, grave VIII. B. 50.



MULLER, Frank. King’s Royal Rifles, no. 3397; attested Chatham 07-09-1914; B.E.F. France from 23-07-1915 to 01-11-1915; wounded: 25-09-1915, 15-10-1915, 25-10-1915; left leg amputated; home 02-11-1915 to 09-08-1916; discharged no longer fit for war service. Roll of Honour 2-3. Service record survives. Born 02-02-1894, Crayford; father Paul, Prospect House, Snodland; married Annie Eliza Penny at New Jerusalem 30-03-1918; occupation engineer/fitter; address: Holborough Road

 MunnMUNN, CHARLES. Sergeant, 144th Fortress Company, Royal Engineers, no. 89416. Died 1 Feb 1918, aged 47. Served in France from 7 Oct 1915. Discharged.  Born Headcorn, c.1871; buried Snodland Cemetery, 6 Feb 1918, where he had been caretaker for a short time, having been appointed at the Council meeting of 13 Nov 1917. He said he had had previous experience and was chosen from 120 applicants. He and his wife Louisa Ellen moved to Snodland from Biddenden, where he had been a builder (1911). Memorial: Headcorn