World War I Names: S

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SAINT, Albert. Royal West Kent, no. 1584; joined at Maidstone, 09-09-1914; posted to B.E.F. 3rd Btn. 20-11-1916; wounded in action 19-07-1916; then 6th Btn. 05-01-1917; missing 03-05-1917; prisoner of war at Dutman; repatriated 08-01-1919; address then 3 St Margaret Road, Perry Street, Gravesend. Service record survives. Born Snodland, c.1892; carman

SAUL, Jesse. Roll of Honour 1-3. Born Snodland, c.1888; baptised All Saints 12-04-1893; son of Daniel A. and Mary A. of 3 Delamere Rd (1891); The Brook (1901). Grocer’s assistant (1901)

SAUL, Nelson Charles. Roll of Honour 1-3. Born Snodland; baptised All Saints 15-08-1883; son of Daniel A. and Mary A. of 3 Delamere Rd.

SAUL, Stephen James Oliver. Roll of Honour 1-3. Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorials). Born Snodland; baptised All Saints 12-04-1893; son of Daniel A. and Mary A. of The Brook; admitted to Nat. Sch.: 21-11-1895

SAUL, William Frederick. 11th Hussars, no. 5850; service in France from 15-08-1914; applied for prison service, 1920. Roll of Honour 1-3; ‘Corporal A.S.C.’ at baptism of daughter Mildred Ellena, All Saints, 25 May 1917; ‘ex Soldier’ 23 Aug 1924 at baptism of daughter Vera Alberta. Service record survives. Born Snodland c.1885; baptised All Saints 12-04-1893; son of Daniel A. and Mary A. of 3 Delamere Rd (1891); The Brook (1901); butcher’s assistant (1901); married Ellen Alberta. Address: East St on 11 Sep 1914

SAUNDERS, Bernard Stanley. Royal Navy, no. L10440, 1917. Son of John and Sarah Ann, born 29 Apr 1899; baptised Congregational Church 15 June 1899; address: Bramley Road (1901); Portland Place (1911)

SAUNDERS, JAMES FREDERICK [also Frederick James]. Royal Navy no. K17862. Roll of Honour 2-3; HMS Triumph. Died 25 May 1915. Born 22 Nov 1894, son of Henry and Eliza C. of 2, Mulberry Cottages, High Street (1901); Horn Street (1911)

SAUNDERS, Harry. Royal Navy no. 272344. Roll of Honour 1-3. Born 09-12-1885, Snodland; son of Alfred and Ellen of [11] Malling Rd E (1891-1901); fitter’s apprentice (1901)

SAUNDERS, Jesse. ‘Sea plane worker’ aged 27 at marriage to Maud Mary Cripps, Christ Church, 11 June 1916. Father: John

SAUNDERS, JOHN JAMES. Lance Corporal 232315, 2nd/2nd Bn., London Regt (Royal Fusiliers), killed in action, 15 June 1917, aged 22. Born: Snodland; enlisted: Southwark; residence: Southwark. No known grave. Memorials: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Bay 9; All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. Baptized at All Saints, Snodland: 19 June 1895; son of Stephen and Charlotte Saunders, of 5, Oxford St. (formerly of May St.), Snodland, Kent.

SAUNDERS, William George. Born Snodland c.1889; K.F. Royal Engineers, sapper, no. 1298; joined at Gravesend 06-10-1914; telephonist. Service record survives.

SellSELL, ARTHUR HERBERT. Private G/78663, 2nd Bn., Royal Fusiliers, died of wounds in chest and back, 5 September 1918, aged 18 yrs 8 mnths. Born: Snodland; enlisted Maidstone; January 1918; to France July 1918 after 6 months training at Stafford and Newmarket; residence: Snodland. Buried: Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, grave V. E. 13. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. [Death reported KM 21 Sep 1918]. Born Snodland 17 Dec 1899, son of Albert Henry and Edith Sell, of 12 East Street (1907), then 2 Temperance Terrace, Constitution Hill; educated at C of E School, Brook Street.

SELL, Harold. ‘In Salonika’, aged 24: KM 21 Sep 1918; son of Albert and Edith.

SHAW, WILLIAM JAMES. Sergeant 52055, 19th Bn., The King’s (Liverpool Regiment), who died on Monday 9th April 1917. Memorials: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Bay 3; All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. Death recorded in The Times, 16 May 1917. Husband of Edith Mary Shaw, of 1, Roman Villas. Church Fields, Snodland, Kent.

SheppardSHEPPARD, HARRY. Private 2349, 7th Bn., Queen’s Own (Royal West Regiment) attd. 178th Coy. , Royal Engineers, killed in action, 22 December 1915. Born: Greenwich; enlisted: New Cross; residence: Snodland; buried: Norfolk Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Somme, France, grave I. C. 33. Baptism of son William Arthur, All Saints, 21 Jan 1916 (father deceased’). Address: 2 East St, widow Ellen



SHIRLEY, W. Roll of Honour 2-3

SHIRLEY. [?]. Roll of Honour 1-3

SILVER, Ernest Albert. ‘Munition marker’ at baptism of daughter Jane Lilian at Christ Church, 24 Feb 1918. Address: 3 Church Terrace.

SIMPKIN, Edward. ‘Soldier’ aged 23 at marriage to Daisy Mabel Sears, Christ Church, 8 July 1917; ‘Aero fitter’ at baptism of daughter Bernice Margaret, 1 Sep 1918. Address: Bramley Road

SLADEN, William. ‘Soldier’ at baptism of daughter Patricia Gwendoline Dorothy at Christ Church on 27 Apr 1919. Address: Malling Road

SLYTHE, Arthur William. ‘Pensioner (soldier)’ at baptism of son James Henry at Christ Church on 26 Aug 1923; also son Arthur William on 16 Jan 1926. Address: 9 Tomlin’s Cottages with wife Daisy Edith Maud.

SMALLMAN, Albert Edward. Born Snodland, c.1896; labourer/chauffeur; Royal Field Artillery, no. 40956; wounded 03-05-1917. Awarded Belgian Croix de Guerre. Service record survives.

SMITH, George. Born Snodland. Royal Army Service Corps, No. 1 Coy, 41st Divl.Train., no. T/26973; fishmonger; embarked S.S. Minneapolis 22-09-1914; B.E.F.; died of influenza 05-02-1919; next of kin: wife: R. Smith, 4 Eldon Villas, Brownlow Road, Church End. Service record survives.

SMITH, HAROLD ROBERT. MC. ‘Private of Inns of Court Officers Training Corps promoted to Second lieutenant in 9th Btn., Royal West Kent [KM 7 Aug 1915]; reported wounded in the nose in the battle of the Somme KM 23 Sep 1916; Captain, 8th Bn., Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment); died on 7 November 1918, aged 26. Memorials: Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Panel 7; All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery; New Jerusalem, Snodland; Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School; St Nicholas, Rochester; St Nicholas Guild Memorial Childrens Ward St Barts Hospital. Son of Robert Heane and Harriet Smith, of Woodcroft, Snodland, Kent; husband of Bessie Mary Smith, of 111, Fernside Rd., Balham, London.

STANDING, [?]. Roll of Honour 1-3

STAPLEY, Richard. Born Snodland; paper maker; Royal Army Service Corps, [no.lost]; joined 22-10-1902. Service record survives [pre WWI]

startupSTARTUP, RALPH BARNABAS (BARNEY). In the Regular Forces; had come from India just before war was declared; rejoined at Maidstone; at Chatham for 4 months; was Sergeant-Major; to France; wounded and sent home; returned Feb 1916 but killed on 5 August 1916. [Death reported KM 9 Sep 1916]. Memorial: West Malling; St John Halling. Born 16 September 1884, West Malling, son of William and Eliza; married Beatrice Bertha May Morgan, Christ Church, 24 Aug 1915; baptism of daughter Lily, born 25 January 1916. Address 8 Rosslyn Cottages, Ham Hill [In Memoriam KM 11 Aug 1917]

STATE, Frederick. Royal Navy. Roll of Honour 1-3. Born 20-11-1890, Purfleet; died 24-12-1937; son of Charles John and Emma of Bramley Road.

StateGWSTATE, GILBERT GEORGE. Stoker 1st Class. K/13014(PO), HMS Bonaventure. Died 3 May 1917. Buried Blyth Cemetery, Northumberland, C.100. Born Purfleet, Essex, 6 January 1893. Son of Charles John and Emma State, of Bramley Road.


StateWJSTATE, WILLIAM JOHN . Rifleman R/3399, 12th Bn., King’s Royal Rifle Corps, died 25 September 1915. Age 27. Born Eynsham, Oxon; enlisted: Chatham; residence: Snodland. Buried: Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, grave XXIII. D. 5. Memorials: All, Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. Son of Charles John, a beater-man at the paper mill, and Emma State, of 1, Queen’s Avenue, (formerly of 90 Bramley Road) Snodland.

Stevens 15STEVENS, ALBERT EDWIN. Private L/9469, 7th Bn., The Buffs (East Kent Regiment); twice wounded at Ypres; in Manchester to recuperate, then returned to Front [KM 23 Oct 1915]; wounded twice more; killed in action, 21 March 1918 [KM 11 May 1918 reported him missing on that date – a lance-corporal then]. Born: Burham; enlisted: Maidstone; residence: Snodland. No known grave. Memorials: Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France, Panel 16; All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. (In Ft. Vendeuil area: the Germans used aeroplanes to direct their shelling, resulting in heavy English losses.)

STEVENS, Charles. Roll of Honour 1-3

STEVENS, George. Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorials). Roll of Honour 1-3; seaman. Born 23-04-1897, Snodland, son of Charles and Alice of Brooks Street, then of 19 Waghorn Rd.

STEVENS, Joseph. Attested Maidstone 06-12-1915; Royal West Kent/Labour Corps; to B.E.F. France 07-05-1916 to 20-10-1918. Service record survives. Born c.1879, Birling; buried 24-11-1951, Snodland CC, aged 72; parents William and Harriet; bricklayer’s lab. (1901); address: 2 Rayfield Cottages, Ham Hill; farm labourer

STEVENS, OWEN. Private 1193, 6th Field Amb., Royal Army Medical Corps, Age 23. Born: Snodland; enlisted: Chatham. Died 14 March 1915. Buried: Longueness (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, grave I. A. 58. Son of John (born c.1852, Strood, fitter’s labourer) and Elizabeth A. Stevens, born c.1852, Hoo, of 2, Bell Lane, Ditton, Maidstone (formerly of 10 Mill Row, Snodland).

STEVENS, Sydney. Born Snodland. Labourer. Buffs, private; Royal Army Service Corps, no. T/26443; attested xx-02-1908. Service record survives. [pre WWI]

STEVENS, Thomas Douglas. Attested Maidstone 25-10-1912; Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorials), no. 2079 and 493084; address: 2 The Brook; demobilization May 1919. Roll of Honour 1-3. Service record survives. Born Snodland, 1896; baptized All Saints 10-60-1898; died West Kent Gen. Hosp. 03-04-1934; buried Cemetery, aged 38; parents Charles and Alice of 19 Waghorn Rd. (1901); Labourer

STILES, Arthur Edwards/Edmeads. Royal Navy, No. J62730, from 1916. Son of James Henry and Ellen Florence of 11 Orchard Cottages (1911); baptised at Christ Church 31 July 1898 (when living at Ham Hill)

STILL, WILLIAM THOMAS. Private 59541, 6th Bn., Northamptonshire Regiment, died [of wounds?], 3 November 1918, aged 29. Born: Snodland; enlisted: Maidstone. Buried: Tourgeville Military Cemetery, Calvados, France, grave IV. F. 20. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. Brother of Ralph Henry Still, of 2, Jessamine Cottages, Holborough Rd., Snodland, Kent. Son of William (a paper mill labourer) and Ann, of Mill Row.

STOCKLEY, Albert Henry. Attested Maidstone 08-12-1915; Royal Garrison Artillery, gunner, no. 120054; served in France 12-05-1917 to demobilization 23-07-1919. Service record survives. Grocer’s assistant; married Edith Mary Sutton, Strood, 17-11-1908; Methodist; address: 4 Albion Villas, Malling Road.

STONE, D’ARCY VALENTINE SEYMOUR. Private G/21248, 2nd Bn., Royal Sussex Regiment, died 10th July 1917, aged 29. Buried: Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery, Nieuwpoort, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, grave III. D. 20. Memorials: All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. Formerly worked in Africa, but returned to England to fight in the war. Husband of Edith Annie Stone, of Malling Road/Bramley Rd., Snodland, Kent. Son Gerald Henry born 3 Mar 1917; bapt at Christ Church 13 May 1917.

STREET, Sidney Herbert. Royal Navy. Roll of Honour 2-3. ‘Sailor R.N.’ at baptisms of four children, Douglas John, George Sidney, Dorothy Ada, Violet Rose, All Saints, 28 June 1923. Address: 9 Victoria Cottages, Holborough Road; wife Elizabeth Mary

STROUD, Alfred G. Roll of Honour 3

STROUD, John Oliver. ‘Munitions worker’ at baptism of daughter Florence Elizabeth Annie, All Saints, 25 May 1917. Address: 6 Waghorn Road; wife Annie Elizabeth

STUART, Percy. ‘Corp[oral] R[oyal] E[ngineers]’ at baptism of son William Bishop, All Saints, 13 Dec 1918. Address: 5 Waghorn Road; wife Ruby Emma

STYLES, HARRY EDWIN. Private CH/16499, H.M.S. “Vanguard.”, Royal Marine Light Infantry, who died on 9 July 1917, aged 25. Memorials: Chatham Naval Memorial, Panel 25; All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial, Snodland Cemetery. Son of Mrs. Ellen Austin (formerly Styles), of 47, Lower Murston, Sittingbourne, Kent; and the late Thomas H. Styles.

SUMMERS, Valentine. Attested Maidstone 24-09-1915; Royal West Kent no. G/10034. Born c..1876, East Malling; married Emily Eliza Evenden, West Malling, 07-06-1919; address: 6 Rosslyn Cott. (1901-14-); plate layer on railway (1901); gas stoker (1914); 2, School Cottages, Ham Hill; age 37 y 3 m at September 1915; Service record survives.

SUNNUCKS, Alfred. Simmons. Royal Garrison Artillery, gunner, no. 67879; posted 29-11-1915; gas and shell wound adm. hospital 19-09-1917. Born c.1877-8, Ryarsh; married Emma Frances; address: Constitution Hill; aged 38 years 115 days in November 1915; cement labourer; buried Cemetery 20 July 1959, aged 82

SUTHERLAND, James. ‘Warrant Officer R.N.’ at baptism of son James, All Saints, 14 Jan 1918; ‘Chief Petty Officer, M[erchant] N[avy]’ at baptism of son John Sydney, 19 Mar 1920. Address: 5 Railway Terrace; wife Robertina

SWAN, Gordon Leonard. Formerly 13th regiment; Canadian Expeditionary Force; attested 22-09-1914. Born Snodland, 23-10-1894; baptised 26-06-1896 at All Saints. Son of Edward Thomas and Eliza Ellen, Malling Road; occupation: machinist; religion: C of E

SWEENEY, Alfred. Roll of Honour 2-3

SweetserSWEETSER, PERCY JACK. Joined 14 Feb 1916; Private G/12246, 8th Bn., Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), killed by a shell, 1 September 1916, aged 27: ‘At the time of his death your son was guiding a platoon to the front line.’ Born: Snodland; enlisted: Maidstone. No known grave. Memorials: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France: Pier and Face 11 C; Christ Church, Lower Birling; memorial in churchyard: 12 P Headstone/kerb. In / loving memory of / JAMES SWEETSER / died 19th January 1906 / aged 58 years. / Also of ANN SWEETSER / wife of the above / died 19th May 1935 / aged 86 years. / Also PERCY SWEETSER, son / killed in France / 1st September 1916. / Peace, perfect peace, with loved ones / far away / In Jesus’ keeping we are safe and they. / R.I.P. [Death reported KM 6 Jan 1917] Service record survives. Baptized 24 November 1889 at All Saints, Birling. Son of Ann of 3, Clifton Terrace, Ham Hill, and the late James Sweetser; educated at C of E School, Brook Street; employed at Paper Bag factory; footballer with Snodland Football Club.

sykesSYKES, ARTHUR VICTOR. 15th Btn, 48th Canadian Highlanders [enlisted in England?]. Taken prisoner of war 24 April 1915 ‘about midday just outside Ypres’ [KM report 29 May 1915] to Giessen, Germany; letter in KM 12 June 1915 thanking for parcel. Born Birling parish 18 Jan 1890, son of Thomas and Amy of 1 Clara Place (1911). Played football for Maidstone United, Snodland and Kent Juniors (won medals); ‘useful bat’ at cricket; died Pembury Hospital; buried Snodland cemetery 2 Oct 1951 aged 61.