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ASHFORD CIVILIANS WAR MEMORIAL

World War 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed David Hughes and Neil Clark 2004

There is a memorial plaque in Ashford Cemetery, Bybrook, Ashford, dedicated to the civilian war dead of Ashford between 1939-1945. This memorial was unveiled by the Countess Mountbatten of Burma on 11 November 1993.

Their graves are located close by. All the headstones are uniform in appearance and were placed in a straight line giving the impression that they are maintained by the local authority (Ashford Borough Council).

Photograph Copyright © David Hughes and Neil Clark 2004

IN MEMORY OF

ADES Esther
ADES Mary

See below for details

ADES Victor J

See below for details

ANDERSEN Nellie L

See below for details

ANDERSEN Raymond C

See below for details

BEALE Seaman

(Seaman is his forename). See below for details

BURT Esther R.M

Spelt BIRT on Civilian War Register. See below for details

CHAMBERLAIN Adeline

Spelt Adeline on Civilian War Register. See below for details

CHAMBERLAIN William J

See below for details

CHAMBERLAIN Wendy A

See below for details

GRAY Sarah M

See below for details

HOGBEN Jesse

Spelt Jessie on Civial War Dead Register. See below for details

HOGBEN Mary

See below for details

JOHNSON John A

See below for details

LAKER Ada M

See below for details

LAW Margaret I.B

See below for details

ROWE Blanche

See below for details

SMITH Edith A

See below for details

WOODCOCK Raymond H

See below for details

CIVILIAN WAR DEAD

SECOND WORLD WAR
1939 Ė 1945

  

This is a comprehensive list of Ashford civilians who were killed as a consequence of enemy action during the Second World War. It is unclear why the majority of these names were not placed on the Bybrook Cemetery Memorial Plaque (above).

URBAN DISTRICT OF ASHFORD

Civilian War Dead
ADES Esther

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 60. of 15 Hardinge Road. Wife of H. A. Ades. Died at 15 Hardinge Road.

ADES Mary

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 33. of 17 Hardinge Road. Wife of Harry Leonard Phillip Ades. 17 Hardinge Road.

ADES Victor John

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 3. of 17 Hardinge Road. Son of Harry Leonard Phillip Ades, and of Mary Ades. Died at 17 Hardinge Road.

ALLEN William

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 65. of 61 Beaver Lane. Son of William Exton Allen and Emma Allen, of 209 Folkestone Road, Dover. Died at Godinton Road.

AMES Kathleen

Civilian War Dead 12th December 1940. Age 51. of 10 Park Street. Wife of Arthur Edward Ames. Died at 10 Park Street.

ANDERSEN Raymond Canute

Civilian War Dead 3rd February 1943. Age 15. of 72 Birling Road. Son of Alfred Andersen, and of Nellie Louisa Andersen. Died at 72 Birling Road.

ANDERSEN
(otherwise BAXTER)
Nellie Louisa

Civilian War Dead 3rd February 1943. Age 47. of 72 Birling Road. Died at 72 Birling Road.

ANDREWS Henry

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 54. of 2 Kither Road. Died at Southern Railway Works.

BABER George Thomas

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 68. of 50 Francis Road. Son of Robert Baber, of 12 Bushey Mill Crescent, Watford, Hertfordshire. Died at Stanhays, Godinton Road.

BARNES George Edward

Civilian War Dead 27th November 1942. Age 30. Son of Robert and Edith Mary Barnes, of 82 Cudworth Road, South Willesborough; husband of Ivy Rose Barnes, of 20 Curtis Road, South Willesborough. Died at Southern Railway Works.

BARTON Gerald

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 21. Home Guard, Despatch Rider. Son of Frank and Amy Barton, of 98 The Street, Willesborough. Injured at Stanhays, Godinton Road; died same day at Ashford Hospital.

BAXTER Nellie Louisa

Civilian, Civilian War Dead Link. See ANDERSEN, NELLIE LOUISA

BEALE Seaman

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 40. Husband of Gladys Beale, of 191 New Town. Died at Southern Railway Works.

BINGHAM Doris Hilda

Civilian War Dead 26th October 1942. Age 15. Daughter of David James and Hilda Bingham, of Brisley Cottage, Chart Road, Kingsnorth. Injured at Ashford Underwear Factory; died same day at Ashford Hospital.

BIRT Esther Ruth Mary

Civilian War Dead 17th July 1940. Age 33. of 63 New Town. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Bourne, of 14 Godinton Road; wife of R. Birt. Died at 63 New Town.

BLAIR Robert

Civilian War Dead 26th October 1942. Age 51. Husband of Daisy Elizabeth Blair, of 37 Engineers Place, Gravel Walk. Died at Southern Railway Works

BLAKE Jack Seymour

Civilian War Dead 26th October 1942. Age 33. Husband of Mary Evelyn Blake, of 12 Hampden Road. Injured at Southern Railway Works; died same day at Ashford Hospital.

BROWN Frederick

Civilian War Dead 25th March 1943. Age 14. Son of Frederick and Ethel Brown, of 11 Povident Place. Injured 23 March 1943, at Stanhays, Godinton Road; died at Ashford Hospital.

BROWN John

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 53. of 5 Marlowe Road. Died at Southern Railway Works.

BUDGE Fanny

Civilian War Dead 10th September 1944. Age 64. of Ketchley House, Manor Road, Lydd. Daughter of the late William and Fanny Mittell; widow of Sidney Budge. Injured 29 August 1944, at Granary Corner; died at Willesborough Hospital.

BURCHETT William Henry George

Civilian War Dead 1st - 31st March 1943. Age 34. Husband of Ida Burchett, of 19A Bank Street. Died at Godinton Road.

BYRNE Donald Joseph

Civilian War Dead 6th January 1941. Age 16. A.R.P. Messenger; of 39 Bentley Road, Willesborough. Son of Joseph A. and Olive Rose Byrne, of Tanganyika, British East Africa. Injured 16 September 1940, at New Town; died at Ashford Hospital.

CHAMBERLAIN Adeline

Civilian War Dead 3rd February 1943. Age 39. of 74 Birling Road. Daughter of the late G. and A. Clement, of New Cross, London; wife of William James Chamberlain. 74 Birling Road.

CHAMBERLAIN Wendy Ann

Civilian War Dead 3rd February 1943. Age 2. of 74 Birling Road. Daughter of William James and Adeline Chamberlain. Died at 74 Birling Road.

CHAMBERLAIN William James

Civilian War Dead 3rd February 1943. Age 34. of 74 Birling Road. Son of the late W. and B. Chamberlain, of Sevenoaks; husband of Adeline Chamberlain. Died at 74 Birling Road.

CHRISTIAN Mary Ann

Civilian War Dead 12th December 1940. Age 81. of 10 Park Street. Widow of Richard Henry Christian. Died at 10 Park Street.

COBB Susan Jane

Civilian War Dead 3rd February 1943. Age 66. of 5 St. John's Lane. Widow of Alfred George Cobb. Died at St. John's Lane.

CORKE Clement

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 43. Home Guard. Husband of Hilda Corke, of 18 Church Road, Willesborough. Died at Southern Railway Works.

COURT Eleanor Barbara

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 30. Firewatcher; of Woodlands, Bilsington. Daughter of Barbara Elizabeth West, of Church Lane, Brenzett. Died at Southern Railway Works.

CRITTENDEN Samuel

Civilian War Dead 21st October 1943. Age 42. of Chantlers Farm, Chilham. Died at Willesborough Hospital.

DAW Alice Ellen

Civilian War Dead 16th September 1940. Age 31. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Orpin, of Mincing Court, Shadoxhurst; wife of W. A. Daw, of Hans Farm, Ruckinge. Injured 15 September 1940, at Hans Farm; died at Ashford Hospital.

DAW Vera Mary

Civilian, Civilian War Dead Link. See EAST ASHFORD R.D. list

DRAY William Edward Percy

Civilian War Dead 26th October 1942. Age 56. of 52 Kent Avenue. Died at Ashford Hospital.

DRURY Henry George Finlay

Civilian War Dead 17th September 1940. Age 54. of 193 New Town. Husband of Mabel Annie Drury. Injured 16 September 1940, at New Town; died at Ashford Hospital.

EARLL William Franklyn Sidney

Civilian War Dead 26th September 1940. Age 30. of 24 Upper Denmark Road. Son of W. B. and C. S. A. Earll, of Denwood Farm, Crundale; husband of Vera Earll. Died at C.W.S. Yard, Godinton Road.

FIELD Roy Ernest

Civilian War Dead 19th June 1944. Age 32. Son of Ernest Clifford Field and Muriel Field, of Stumble Farm House, Kingsnorth. Injured 18 June 1944, at Stumble Farm House; died at Willesborough Hospital.

FOX Frederick Hubert

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 59. Son of Richard and Alice Fox, of 22 Mead Road, South Willesborough; husband of Maude Annie Fox, of 66 Cudworth Road, South Willesborough. Died at Southern Railway Works.

GRAY Sarah Maria

Civilian War Dead 22nd December 1942. Age 65. of Ballalona, Carlisle Road, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire. Widow of Charles Edward Gray. Died at 4 Fleet Villas, Grosvenor Road, Kennington.

HARDEN Mildred Burgess

Civilian War Dead 26th September 1940. Age 28. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harden, of The Green, Warehorne. Died at 15 Regent's Place.

HAWKINS William Frederick

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 49. C.S.M., Home Guard. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins, of Providence Street; husband of Mildred Jeannette Hawkins, of Roseleigh, Westenhanger, Hythe. Died at Ashford Hospital.

HEDDLE Doris Lillian

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 23. of 21A New Rents. Wife of Oliver Heddle (H.M. Forces). Died at Heddle's Stores, New Rents.

HOGBEN Jessie

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 33. Wife of Charles Hogben, of Repton Cottages, Chart Road. Died at 11 Hardinge Road.

HOGBEN Mary Rose

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 5. Daughter of Charles Hogben, of Repton Cottages, Chart Road, and of Jessie Hogben. Died at 11 Hardinge Road.

HOLDSTOCK Charles

Civilian War Dead 26th October 1942. Age 53. Home Guard. Husband of Ellen Holdstock, of 31 Whitfield Road. Injured at Southern Railway Works; died same day at Ashford Hospital.

HOLNESS Frederick Charles

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 23. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. T. Holness, of 8 Council Houses, Smarden. Died at Stanhays, Godinton Road

HUTCHINGS Gwendoline

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 16. G.T.C. Adopted daughter of S. J. and E. Burgess, of 1 Mead Road, South Willesborough. Died at Stanhays, Godinton Road.

JOHNSON John Ambrose

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 37. Home Guard; of 8 East Hill. Son of Harriet Youd (formerly Johnson), of 244 Desborough Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, and of the late George Johnson; husband of Mabel Elizabeth Johnson. Injured at Stanhays, Godinton Road; died same day at Ashford Hospital.

JONES Clara

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 65. of 10 Star Road. Wife of Charles William Jones. Died at 10 Star Road.

KING Letitia

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 71. of 13 Hardinge Road. Wife of Peter King. Died at 13 Hardinge Road.

KING Peter

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 74. of 13 Hardinge Road. Husband of Letitia King. Died at 13 Hardinge Road.

LAKER Ada Maria

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 88. of 10 Star Road. Died at 10 Star Road.

LAKER Betty Ann

Civilian War Dead 26th September 1940. Age 2. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Laker, of 11 Rising Road. Died at 15 Regent's Place.

LAW Margaret Isabel Bella

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 17. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Law, of 2 Milton Road. Died at Stanhays, Godinton Road.

LAWRENCE Leonard Edward

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 31. Home Guard. Son of Mrs. E. Lawrence, of 12 Francis Road; husband of Queenie Lawrence, of 1 Denbigh Place, Torrington Road. Died at Snashalls, Kent Avenue.

LEICESTER William Joseph

Civilian War Dead 26th September 1940. Age 60. Husband of Fanny Florence Leicester. Died at 13 Regent's Place.

LLOYD Celey Georgina Mary

Civilian War Dead 26th October 1942. Age 24. of 133 Lower Queen's Road. Daughter of R. G. and E. Bourne; wife of Sigmn. Thomas Norman Lloyd, Royal Corps of Signals. Died at Southern Railway Works.

LUNN John Alfred

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 49. Son of Alfred Lunn, of 5 Christ Church Road, Folkestone; husband of Kathleen Winifred Lunn, of Musgrove, Kingsnorth. Injured at Stanhays, Godinton Road; died same day at Ashford Hospital.

MILTON Albert Samuel

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 21. Son of Albert Samuel and Nellie Mlton, of 21 Dane Road, Ramsgate. Died at Stanhays, Godinton Road.

MOORE Edith Elizabeth

Civilian War Dead 28th July 1944. Age 73. of Bakers Bridge, Smarden. Daughter of James and Mercy Holdstock, of West Cross, Rolvenden; widow of Obediah Moore. Injured at Bakers Bridge; died same day at Ashford Hospital.

MORRIS Clara Elizabeth

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 19. Daughter of Maj. Stuart Morris, and Florence Emily Morris, of 12 Godinton Road. Died at Ashford Hospital.

MORRIS Ernest John

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 18. Home Guard. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris, of 69 Francis Road. Died at Southern Railway Works.

NASH Walter Thomas James

Civilian War Dead 6th October 1940. Age 32. Son of Edith J. Williams (formerly Nash), of Forge House, Cannon Street, Lydd. Injured 5 October 1940, at Lydd; died at Ashford Hospital.

NEWINGTON John

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 14. Son of Percy Edward and L. A. Newington, of 135 Faversham Road, Kennington. Injured at Stanhays, Godinton Road; died same day at Ashford Hospital.

PERRY George

Civilian War Dead 7th October 1940. Age 53. of Renee Villa, Skinner Road, Lydd. Husband of Kate Florence Perry. Injured 5 October 1940, at Renee Villa; died at Willesborough Hospital.

PERRY Kate Florence

Civilian, Civilian War Dead Link. See LYDD list

POWELL Ernest

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 58. Husband of Edith Kate Powell, of Oakcrest, Charing Heath. Died at Haywards, New Street.

RAFFE Francis William

Civilian War Dead 16th September 1940. Age 65. of 95 New Town. Husband of Mary Jane Raffe. Died at 95 New Town.

RAFFE Mary Jane

Civilian War Dead 16th September 1940. Age 64. of 95 New Town. Wife of Francis William Raffe. Died at 95 New Town.

RAND Stephen

Civilian War Dead 25th March 1943. Age 85. of 4 Station House, Godinton Road. Husband of Ruth Rand. Injured 24 March 1943, at 4 Station House; died at Ashford Hospital.

ROBERTS Lydia Charlotte

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 41. Wife of Frederick George Roberts, of 10 Aylesford Green, Willesborough. Died at Southern Railway Works.

ROWE Blanche

Civilian War Dead 4th February 1943. Age 51. Wife of Alfred Rowe, of 1 Albert Cottages, Eynsford. Died at Ashford Hospital.

RUSSELL Lewis

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 79. of 10 Hardinge Road. Husband of the late Lydia Harriett Russell. Died at 10 Hardinge Road. Father of Oscar RUSSELL (Royal West Kentís) who died in the Great War.

SALMONS Robert Frank

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 54. Son of the late William and Charlotte Sarah Elizabeth Salmons; husband of Eleanor Mary Salmons, of 263 New Town. Died at Southern Railway Works.

SEXTON Clarissa Daisy

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 54. of 12 Star Road. Wife of Horace Henry Sexton. Died at 12 Star Road.

SMITH Edith Annie

Civilian War Dead 22nd December 1942. Age 60. of 35 Grosvenor Road, Kennington. Wife of Arthur James Smith. Died at 35 Grosvenor Road.

SNASHALL George William

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 73. of 85 Kent Avenue. Husband of Mary Selina Snashall. Died at 85 Kent Avenue.

SNASHALL Mary Selina

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 62. of 85 Kent Avenue. Wife of George William Snashall. Died at 85 Kent Avenue.

SNASHALL Rowland Owen George

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 44. Air Raid Warden. Son of George William and Mary Selina Snashall; husband of May Rose Snashall, of 9 Kent Avenue. Died at 85 Kent Avenue.

SOPER Edward Cyril

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 39. Son of Mrs. H. Soper, of 136 Beaver Road. Died at Stanhays, Godinton Road.

STEVENS Charles William

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 52. Husband of Caroline Stevens, of 2 Forge Lane. Died at Stanhays, Godinton Road.

STONE Anthony John

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 18. Son of Ch. Yeoman of Signals Samuel Stone, R.N., and S. E. Stone, of Hill View, Brabourne. Injured at Hayward's Garage; died same day at Ashford Hospital.

SWEETMAN George John Bertram

Civilian War Dead 26th October 1942. Age 67. Husband of Isabel Rebecca Sweetman, of 6 Eastern Avenue. Died at Southern Railway Works.

TERRY James William

Civilian War Dead 26th October 1942. Age 62. Husband of Edith E. Terry, of 43 Curtis Road, South Willesborough. Died at Southern Railway Works.

TOLHURST Cicely Ethel

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 33. Daughter of Mrs. F. K. Tolhurst, of 42 Kent Avenue. Died at Snashall Bakery, Kent Avenue.

TURNER Edward Joseph

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 47. Husband of Dorothy Ellen Turner, of 38 Norfolk Road, Tonbridge. Died at Ashford Hospital.

TYE Joseph Stanley

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 18. Son of Joseph Henry and Winifred Sarah Tye, of Police Station. Lydd. Died at New Street.

WALKER Catherine

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 84. of 10 Birling Road. Widow of Lawrence Walker. Died at Star Road.

WARD Arthur

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 41. Son of Mrs. Ward, of 20 Providence Street. Injured at Southern Railway Works; died same day at Ashford Hospital.

WILES Sydney

Civilian War Dead 24th March 1943. Age 59. Husband of M. E. Wiles, of 33 Barden Road, Tonbridge. Died at Ashford Hospital.

WOOD Anne Elizabeth

Civilian War Dead 24th June 1944. Age 2. of Barkley Farm, Smarden. Daughter of Herbert Wood, and of Beatrice Maud Wood. Injured at Barkley Farm; died same day at Ashford Hospital.

WOOD Annie

Civilian, Civilian War Dead Link. and others, see WEST ASHFORD R.D. list

WOODCOCK Raymond Howard

Civilian War Dead 17th July 1940. Age 2. Son of C.P.O. F. H. Woodcock, R.N., and D. Woodcock, of 14 Godinton Road. Died at 63 New Town.

WOODGATE Harold

Civilian War Dead 26th October 1942. Age 43. Husband of C. M. Woodgate, of 55 Bridge Street, Wye. Died at Southern Railway Works.

AND ALL RESIDENTS OF THE ASHFORD AREA
WHO DIED AS A RESULT OF ENEMY ACTION
DURING THE 1939 - 1945 WAR

UNVEILED BY
THE RT. HON COUNTESS MOUNTBATTEN OF BURMA
ON 11 NOVEMBER 1993

Last updated 14 September, 2008

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