World War I Names: P

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PACKHAM, Herbert J. Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorials); Roll of Honour 1-3

PALMER, Charles Louis. British Legion, no 56; B    rook Street. ‘Pensioner’ at baptism of daughter Gladys Phyllis Joyce, All Saints, 14 Jan 1923. Address: 18 Birling Road; wife Marie Nella

PankhurstPANKHURST, WILLIAM ALBERT. Private 10333, 5th Bn., Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), died at home, 11 September 1915, invalided soldier, buried at Snodland Cemetery, 11 September, aged 26, from Bramley Road: grave 666. Husband of Winifred Clifford (formerly Pankhurst), of 5, Church Field, Snodland.

PAPWORTH, William. British Legion [no address] no. 22; Roll of Honour 3

PARKER, Edward James. Royal Field Artillery, no. AFB2505; attested Chatham 20-10-1906; service: home 30-10-1906 to 17-11-1908; India 18-11-1908 to 22-12-1910; home 23-12-1910 to 14-01-1914; [another person?] L20255, driver; enlisted 26-11-1915; France 12-12-1915 to 02-11-1916; sister Ada at 5 Frere St., Battersea. Service record survives. Born Snodland; son of James and Sarah E. of 17 Church Fields; later of 5 Nimfort Road/88 Grove Road, Strood; occupation: bargeman

PARKER, Major William. Canadian Expeditionary Force; attested 41-12-1917. Born Snodland, 07-11-1888; Son of Charles and [?] of Mill Street; married Margaret; in 1915 of 96 Beechwood […], Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; occupation: cabinet maker; religion: Methodist

ParkinsonPARKINSON, LEONARD Corporal G/19124, “D” Coy. 1st Bn., Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), (formerly 2097, W. Kent Yeomanry), killed by a shell on 23 August 1918. Born: Maidstone; enlisted Maidstone, October 1915. Buried: Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, Somme, France, grave IV. C. 38. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. [Death reported KM 21 Sep 1918]


PARRIS, Alfred Thomas. Royal Garrison Artillery, Gunner, no. 204972; attested Maidstone 14-01-1916. Service record survives. Born Snodland, c.1894; married Alice Mary Allingham. West Malling, 27-03-1915; cement worker; Baptist; address: Baker’s Cottages, Bull Fields, formerly 7 Jessamine Cottages

PARRIS, James Capon. Royal Army Veterinary Corps, no. 24409; attested Maidstone 11-12-1915; to France 26-02-1917; to England 07-02-1919; demobilization 09-03-1919; Pretoria Cottage, Waghorn Road. Service record survives. Born Birling, c.1890, son of Alfred    and Mary Ellen of Payne’s Cottage, Birling; married Lillian Alice Cackett, Malling, 27-07-1912; address 12 Oxford Street; cement worker; Baptist

PATEY, Harry. ‘Munitions worker’ at baptism of daughter Jessie Louisa, All Saints, 13 May 1917. Address: 3 Alma Place; wife Ada

PATTERSON, William Albert. Royal Fusiliers, no. 177137; attested Chatham 11-12-1915; service in UK. Service record survives. Born Snodland; baptised All Saints 25-09-1878, son of William and Keziah of 3 Alma Place (1881); married Ellen Louisa Lucas, All Saints, 25-12-1903; buried Cemetery 15-01-1938, aged 59; Woolley’s Cotts (1891); Stanley Terrace (1901); May St at death; fitter’s labourer; crane driver

PAYNE, Arthur. Roll of Honour 3

PAYNE, Charles. Roll of Honour 3. [?Born Strood c.1882; married Annie; cement works (1911)]

PAYNE, Frederick. R.N. Roll of Honour 3. [?Born Strood c.1883; married Rosina; cement works labourer (1911); 3 Dover Terrace]

PAYNE, George. Roll of Honour 3

PAYNE, Henry. Royal Engineers, Road Construction Coy, no. 228267; attested Maidstone 11-12-1915; to France 11-02-1917; to UK 21-10-1919. Service record survives. Born Snodland, c.1894, son of William, of Brook St, Northumberland Heath, Erith; lead ring caster (Lead Wool); unmarried in 1915

PAYNE, Stanley Colman. Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorials) , no. 2239; attested Maidstone 08-05-1914; in France 21-12-1914 to 25-11-1915; in Salonika 26-11-1915 to 07-05-1919; Roll of Honour 1-3. Service record survives. Born Snodland; baptised All Saints 18-02-1891; son of Henry and Hannah of 10 Malling Rd E (1891); 7 Waghorn Rd. (1901); occupation: cooper.

PENNY, Arthur W[illiam]. Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorials). Roll of Honour 1-3. Born Snodland c.1893-4; son of Josiah Alfred/Alfred Josiah and Frances Margaret of Glencot, 16 Waghorn Road (1911); apprentice engineer at paper mill (1911)

PENNY, Benjamin M. British Legion; High St; RMLC; joined 11-04-1917; corporal; discharged 13-12-1919. ‘P H Marine Transport’ at baptism of daughter Mabel Madeline, All Saints, 27 Apr 1917. Address: Hope Terrace; wife Ellen

PENNY, William Joseph. Royal West Kent, no. G 44113; attested Maidstone 27-05-1916; B.E.F. France 06-03-1917 to 05-01-1919; demobilised 22-02-1919; Roll of Honour 2-3. Service record survives. Born Snodland 24-05-1898, son of Hubert and Eliza Ann of 41 May Street; buried Cemetery 05-04-1944, aged 45; occupation: apprentice wheelwright at Lee’s works; religion: Swedenborgian

PERRIN, Leonard. ‘Army Pensioner’ at baptism of daughter Jean Iris, Christ Church, 3 Jan 1926. Address: Bell Cottages, Sutton Road, Maidstone; wife Olive.

PETERS, Frederick. Labour Corps, no. 32827; attested Dartford 27-11-1915; France from 07-05-1918 to 24-08-1918. Service record survives. Born Snodland; baptised All Saints 25-01-1883; son of Thomas Frederick and Mary Ann of 5 Dover Terrace (1915); occupation: medicine oilmaker

PETERS, George. Roll of Honour 1-3

PETERS, George Edward Henry Silas.  Roll of Honour 2-3. Born Snodland; baptised All Saints 27-11-1877; married Annie […]; son of Silas and Emma of Court Lodge, Mill St (1881); 10 Monarch Hill (1901); occupation: bargeman (1901)

henryvtpetersPETERS, Henry Victor Thomas. [Record very damaged: no service number or regiment shown] attested Chatham 18-09-1914; B.E.F. France 25-05-1915 to 08-09-1915; India 26-02-1916 to 25-11-1919; served in Calcutta police to 05-08-1920. Service record survives. Born Snodland; baptised All Saints 22-11-1895; son of Silas and Betsy Emma of Church Terrace; occupation: bargeman

PETERS, Herbert. ‘Soldier’ aged 24 at marriage to Harriet Lavinia Hodges, Christ Church, 23 Dec 1916

PETERS, Robert Henry. ‘R.A.F.’ aged 27 at marriage to Norah Hawks, All Saints, 3 Sep 1918; father Nathan

PHEBEY. Herbert Ernest. The Buffs Mounted Rifles (Reserve), private no 2126/270243; attested Sittingbourne 03-10-1914; Mediterranean Expeditionary Force from 24-09-1915 to 28-04-1918 (Gallipoli, Mudros, Alexandria); B.E.F. from 07-05-1918. Service record survives. Born Snodland, son of Ernest; by 3-10-1914 an apprentice at Johnson’s Tile Works, Queenborough

PHYALL, Edward Charles. Royal West Kent, no. 521; attested Tonbridge 31-08-1914; awarded Military Medal 29 March 1918. Service record survives. Son of Henry and Rose; born Snodland c.1895; occupation: baker; married Elizabeth Josephine Kelly in 1925; died 25 May 1958 at Epsom; 2 children: Thomas and Sheila.

PHYALL, Frederick Ernest. Royal West Kent, no. 295; attested Tonbridge 24-08-1914; wounded in action 13-10-1915 (shell wound to arm); captured; prisoner of war from 30-11-1917; repatriated. Service record survives. Son of Henry and Rose; born 21 Mar 1894, Snodland; baptised All Saints 02-05-1894; married Edith Emmeline Wickham 4 Apr 1920 St Lawrence Seal Chart; died 29 May 1975 at Kemsing. A gamekeeper (1914), stone digger (1920).

PHYALL, Harry Nelson. British Legion no. 29; 38 Malling Road. ‘Soldier’ aged 25 at marriage to Edith Harriett Wells, Christ Church, 16 Sep 1916. Son of Henry and Rose; born 27 Nov 1890, Snodland; lived in Snodland before military service in Kamptee, India (1911): private, 1st Manchester Regt. In WWI private 10639, Liverpool Regt.; sailor in merchant navy; died 27 Nov 1952

PHYALL, W. British Legion (pencil list) [no other details]

PILE, Leslie. Roll of Honour (added to) 2

PINNEY, Horace G. Roll of Honour 1-3

PLUMMER, Frederick John. ‘Soldier’ at baptism of daughter Audrey Olive, All Saints, 4 Aug 1916. Address: Tomlin’s Cottages; wife Violet

PLUMMER, George. ‘Munitions worker’ at baptism of daughter Brenda Kate Annie, All Saints, 7 June 1918. Address: 13 Tomlin’s Cottages; wife Kate

POINTER, WILLIAM. Private 48709 (The Prince Consort’s Own) Rifle Brigade 2/10th London Regiment. Born Snodland; enlisted Chatham; residence Gillingham; died of wounds, 11 August 1918. [No record of him in the CWGC Debt of Honour, but he appears on the Soldiers Died in the Great War CD and there are medals allocated to him. He is probably the son of William and Lucy Pointer, living at 5 Railway Terrace in 1891.]

pondPOND, Herbert George. Lance Sergeant No. 10461, 1st Btn. Wiltshire Regiment. Killed at Neuve Chapelle 12 Mar 1915, aged 24 or 26; no known grave; Menin Gate Memorial, panel 53; Marlborough War Memorial. [Death reported KM 5 Apr 1915] Son of Henry T.C. Pond, of Teignmouth, Devon; in Snodland for four years c.1910-14 as engineer at Lead Wool Company; Secretary to Snodland Cricket and Football Clubs; trained at Swindon Gas Works; lived at Marlborough.


POTTER, BERT CHARLES. Stoker 1st Class 284614 (RFR/CH/B/2622). R.N. H.M.S. “Aboukir.”, Royal Navy. Age 38. Died 22 September, 1914. No known grave; memorials: Chatham Naval Memorial, Panel 5; All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. Born 7 Nov 1876; son of Mr. C. and Mrs. F. Potter, of Sandling Road, Maidstone, Kent; husband of Florence Potter, of 4, Piersons Cottages, Constitution Hill, Snodland, Kent; labourer at water company.

POULTNEY, Albert. ‘Soldier’ at baptism of son Albert, All Saints, 23 Nov 1917. Address: 4 Woodlands Terrace; wife Rebecca

POWELL, WILLIAM HERBERT. Sergeant 203251, 2nd/4th Bn., Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), killed in action, 4 November 1917, Palestine, ‘fighting against the Turks’. Born Harbourne, Birmingham; enlisted Sept.-Oct. 1914: Bromley. (Assistant Master at National Schools, Boys, from 26 Sept., 1910.) Memorials: Jerusalem Memorial, Israel, Panel 41; All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. (From the National Schools Log Book: 22 September 1914: ‘Mr Powell, Cert. Asst., has received permission from the K.E.C. to join the Army for Active Service.’ 10 November 1917: ‘I have had a letter stating that Mr Powell, late Assistant Master in these Schools has been wounded and is missing in Palestine fighting against the Turks.’ 19 November 1920: ‘The Rector visited and unveiled a memorial picture [now lost] of the late Mr W.H. Powell, Assistant Master for 4 years in this School, and who was killed in Palestine in 1917.’

PrescottCWPRESCOTT, CHARLES WILLIAM. Corporal Y/1370, 11th Bn., King’s Royal Rifle Corps, died of wounds, 11 July 1916, aged 22. Born: Snodland; enlisted: Chatham; residence: Tooting. Buried: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, grave VIII. C. 14. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. Baptized at All Saints, Snodland: 27 December 1893; son of George Edward (a fitter at the paper mill) and Frances Prescott; husband of Eva Alice Prescott, of 2, Wells Terrace, Malling Rd., Snodland, Kent; formerly of East Street.

PRESCOTT, R. Roll of Honour 3

prestonPRESTON, ALBERT VICTOR ERNEST. Gunner 55130, 64th Bty. 5th Bde., Royal Field Artillery. Signaller and telephonist killed in action, 17 July 1915, aged 21, ‘after volunteering to do a rather risky piece of work near Neuve Chapelle’; joined R.F.A. as a trumpeter, aged 15, in 1909; 1913 went to India with 64th Battery R.F.A.; to France in 1914 with Indian Expeditionary Force; enlisted: Chatham; Pont-Du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, Nord, France, grave I. A. I. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. [Death reported in detail KM 21 Aug 1915] Youngest of three brothers, sons of John Stephen and Mary Preston; born Bangalore, India. The family returned from India in April 1894 and settled in Sheerness, moving to 9 Waghorn Road, Snodland, in 1897, and c.1903/4 to 4, Queens Avenue, Snodland, Kent. (His unit was serving in support of 3rd Lahore Infantry Division)

PRESTON, Ernest. Roll of Honour 1-3 [?Possibly Albert Victor Ernest?]

PRESTON, Frederick S. Roll of Honour 1-3. A Battery Sergeant- Major [KM 21 Aug 1915]. Brother of Albert and Henry; reported wounded KM 3 Oct 1914

PRESTON, Henry [John Berridge]. Roll of Honour 3. Born 25 Oct 1883, Bareilly, India, son of John Stephen and Mary Preston. The family returned from India in April 1894 and settled in Sheerness, moving to 9 Waghorn Road, Snodland, in 1897, and c.1903/4 to 4, Queens Avenue, Snodland, Kent. He was a Kent County cricketer 1907-1913; died 23 Apr 1864, Hastings

PRICE, H.W. British Legion no. 45, 1 Rayfield Terrace, Ham Hill

PRICE, John. ‘Soldier’ at baptism of son John Adrian, All Saints, 6 Apr 1919. Address: Sunnyside, Ham Hill, with wife (?partner) Winifred Evans [but surname might be Price Evans]

PUGH, Thomas. ‘Private, Royal West Kent’ at baptism of daughter Rose Ellen Mary, All Saints, 15 June 1917; also ‘soldier’ at baptism of daughter Hilda Alice Preston’, 6 Feb 1918. Address: 4 Alma Place, with wife Rose