QUARRINGTON, Arthur Alfred. Royal Navy, No. K34281, from 1916. Son of Edward and Eliza, born 25 July 1891, 16/23 Malling Road
QUARRINGTON, WALTER EDWARD. Rifleman R/3398, 3rd Bn., King’s Royal Rifle Corps, Killed in action, 23 August 1915, aged 21 years 96 days; general labourer. Born: Snodland, c.1894; enlisted: Chatham 7 September 1914; residence: Snodland. Landed in France 6 July 1915. Buried: Chapelle-d’Armentieres Old Military Cemetery, Nord, France, grave D. I.; memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. Service record survives. Baptized at All Saints, Snodland: 27 September 1893; youngest son of Edward (a greengrocer) and Eliza Quarrington of 23 Malling Road, Snodland. (Two brothers and two sisters); member of Snodland Rifle Club and won several prizes.
QUICK(E), Ernest. British Legion list no. 7; Eva Villa, Malling Road. ‘Soldier’ at baptism of daughter Queenie Katherine at Christ Church on 27 Apr 1919. Address: Malling Road; wife Roselie Georgina
QUINNELL, Thomas. ‘Pensioner’ at baptism of son Victor, All Saints, 12 Mar 1922; ‘Disabled soldier’ at baptism of son Leslie Eric at Christ Church on 25 May 1924. Address: 1 Dorking Place, Holborough; wife Lilian Edith
RAGGATT, STEPHEN THOMAS. Gunner 93460, 213th Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery, killed in action,28 April 1917, aged 33. Born: Snodland; enlisted: Maidstone; buried: Henin Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France, grave I. A. 9. Husband of Clara Elizabeth Raggatt, of 9, Hope St., Maidstone.
RAND, F. British Legion list n. 19; East Street
RANDELL, Herbert Charles. Kent (Fort) Royal Engineers, sapper no. 1769; attested Gillingham 26-01-1915; clerk; promoted corporal 01-02-1916; demobilization 01-04-1919. Service record survives. Born Snodland c.1888, son of William Charles and Drusilla; married Violet Constance Hodgkinson, New Jerusalem, 14-04-1917; 2 High St (1901), later Stockbury (1917)
RANDELL, Thomas. Roll of Honour 1-3
RANDELL, WALTER JAMES. Private 27160, 2nd Bn., Royal Warwickshire Regiment, (formerly 5347, Linconshire Regiment), killed in action, 4 May 1917, aged 34. Born: Snodland; enlisted: Maidstone; residence: Snodland. No known grave. Memorials: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Bay 3; All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery; New Jerusalem, Snodland. Son of William Charles (buried Snodland Cemetery, 13 July 1921, aged 69, paper maker, from Normanhurst, Holborough Road) and Drusilla
RAYFIELD, Ernest. ‘Private, West Kents’ at baptism of son Sidney John, All Saints, 13 Feb 1916. Address: 3 Waghorn Road; wife Emily
READ, Frederick. ‘Soldier’ at baptism of daughter Cicely Violet, All Saints, 7 June 1918; ‘Pensioner’ at baptism of son Albert Frederick, 18 Feb 1921. Address: 8 Tomlin’s Cottages; wife Gwen
REEVES, George Alfred. ‘Soldier’ at baptism of daughter Daisy, All Saints, 29 Nov 1918. Address: 4 Holborough Terrace, with wife Daisy Martha
RHODES, George. In A.P.C.M Roll of Honour, Peters’ Works: Gunner, R[oyal] G[arrison] A[rtillery]. Born Tenterden, c.1881, son of John and ?; married at All Saints, Snodland, 23-12-1905 to Annie Bertha Jenner; buried at Christ Church, Snodland, 8-12-1949, aged 68; address: Church Fields (1911); later Malling Road. Cement labourer at Holborough
RICHARDS, Ernest. ‘Munition worker; soldier’ aged 23 at marriage to Lily Vivian Bates, All Saints, 18 May 1918; father: Richard
RICHARDSON, A. W. British Legion list no. 34; Ham Hill
RICHARDSON, B. Roll of Honour 2-3
ROBINS, JOHN EDWARD. ‘Of May Street’. Private SS/9012, Army Service Corps, 3rd Labour Coy; died aged 49 at Rouen 22 Dec 1916 of bronchial pneumonia; [death and memorial service reported KM 20-1-1917]: buried Bois-Guillaume Communal Cemetery, II. B. 18; joined 3 May 1915, in France on 12 May attached to Army Service Corps; formerly employed by Herbert Monckton, Maidstone, as gardener, and of Miss McAlpine of Loose; leaves widow and 8 children. Death reported in The Times, 20 Jan 1917. Son of Henry and Annie Robins of Banbury, Oxon.
ROBBINS, JOSEPH FREDERICK. Private 14503, 4th Bn., Worcestershire Regiment. Died 12 May 1915, age 20. Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt, Panel A. 144 All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. Son of Wilson John and Sarah Jane Robbins, of Culliter’s Cottage, Lower Broadheath, Worcester.
ROBERTS, ‘Lt’ Frederick R[ookhurst]. Roll of Honour 3; Captain in Rifle Brigade, 1914-1918; reported at the Front KM 10 Oct 1914. Born 28 March 1881, son of William Henry and Edith; married Adelaide M. Breckenridge (nee Murphy), 20 Sep 1916, Chapel Royal, Savoy; died in France but resident in England, 16 January 1969; buried Cemetery; brass memorial in All Saints
ROBERTS, William Lee Henry. Roll of Honour 3. Born 15 January 1871, Birling House, son of William Henry and Edith; unmarried; educated at Eton and Sandhurst (Sep 1890 to Oct 1891; Commissioned into 1st Royal Dragoons 10 Oct 1891; became a lieutenant 14 Dec 1892; resigned 23 Sept 1893; rejoined in WWI; reported at the Front KM 10 Oct 1914; disembarked in France 25 Nov 1914; died at Roydon Hall, East Peckham, 22 Oct 1928, aged 57; buried Snodland Cemetery
ROOTS, B. Roll of Honour 2-3
ROOTS, FREDERICK WALLIE. Private 119827, 21st Bn., Machine Gun Corps (Inf) [77759, Gunner Royal Field Artillery?], killed in action, 21 March 1918, aged 19. Born: Marden; enlisted: Maidstone; residence: Snodland. No known grave. Memorials: Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France, Panel 90 to 93 All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. [Reported wounded KM 5 Jan 1918; death reported KM 15 June 1918] Born Marden 12 Oct 1898, son of ? and Annie, of 4 Rose Villas, Malling Road; educated at Horsmonden infants, then C of E School, Brook Street.
ROOTS, HERBERT HENRY. Private, then Sergeant 10668, 19th Bn., The King’s (Liverpool Regiment), killed in action, 30 July 1916. Born Trottiscliffe; enlisted: Chatham; residence: Snodland. Memorials: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France: Pier and Face 1 D 8 B and 8 C; Christ Church, Lower Birling. Victory and British medals and 1914 Star with clasp. Son of Herbert Henry; in 1911 at 5 Wells Terrace, Malling Road
ROTHERHAM, Edward Thomas. Royal Engineers, sapper no. 65247; joined at Whitehall 22-01-1915; ‘proficient’ gas fitter; to France 27-09-1915; wounded 20-10-1918; gun shot wound right arm and shoulder; left arm; scalp; hospitals in UK; discharged no longer fit for war service 27-10-1919. Service record survives. Born Snodland; baptised Christ Church 25-10-1896, son of Henry and Georgina of Eva Villa, Malling Road (1901); 28 Birling Road 1963; married Florence Mabel […]; buried Christ Church 20-03-1963, aged 66; gas works labourer (1922)
ROWLES, J. E. British Legion list no. 59; 4, Bramley Road
RUSSELL, Montague Llewellyn. Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorials), no. 2306; attested Maidstone 08-08-1914; B.E.F. France 17-12-1914 to 25-11-1915; B.S.F. 26-11-1915 to 24-10-1917 and 14-12-1917 to 03-03-1919; discharged 31-03-1920. Roll of Honour 1-3. Service record survives. Born Snodland, c.1891, son of Stephen and Sarah A.; plumber
RUSSELL, Sidney Ewart. MM. Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorials), no. 2240; attested Maidstone 08-05-1914; Roll of Honour 1-3; joined at outbreak of war; to France December 1914; attached to Field Ambulance of West Lancashire Regiment 1918; awarded Military Medal for bravery in the field on 9 Apr 1918 [reported KM 8 June 1918]. Service record survives. Born Snodland c.1890 [son of Albert and Emma of 4 Waghorn Road; worked at Townsend Hook