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TUNBRIDGE WELLS WAR MEMORIAL

WORLD WAR 1 - SURNAMES 'E'

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
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Edward James Gilbert 2012

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EAGLES George Hubert
George's service papers show he was living at 8 Meadowhill Rd., Tunbridge Wells before the war. He had been born at Exeter in 1893, enlisted at Woolwich. He was a Acting Corporal (#T4/043882) with the 3rd Coy. 29th Division Train. Royal Army Service Corp who was killed in action in France. He is recorded at the Fauboury D'Amiens Cemetery Arras, France (V. G. 15). He was the son of Eleanor Ann Eagles and the late Thomas Albert Eagles. in the 1911 census George and his brother Thomas (assistant surveyor taxes) were living with their mother at 102 Devere Gardens, Ilford. George was working at that time as an accountant clerk.
EARL Albert or Arthur
Most likely A. Earl (#4327) with The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) who died May 26, 1917 and who is recorded at the Kranji Military Cemetery in Singapore (plot 2. RWD. grave 9). He is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial.
EAST Henry or Hubert
No further information currently available
EDSER Thomas
Thomas was born in Tunbridge Wells and enlisted for service at Gillingham, Kent. He was a Sapper (#2543) with the 1st/3rd Kent Fortress Coy Royal Engineers who died, age 20, as a result of wounds at Alexandria December 14, 1915 following evacuation from Gallipoli. He was buried at the Chatby War Cemetery in Alexandria. He was the son of james and Charlotte Edser of Tunbridge Wells. He had resided before the war at 48 Goods Station Rd, Tunbridge Wells which was adjacent to the place of his fatherís work. His father was a railway engine keeper. He had an elder brother Albert and a younger sister Dorothy. Thomas was on the Hythe when it sank with great loss of life October 28, 1915 but was one of the few who managed to survive the disaster. Thomas is sometimes referred to in accounts as Reginald Thomas Edser but they are the same person. Thomas wrote home after the Hythe disaster and told of his experience. After the Hythe incident his company had some rest and leave and then went on to Gallipoli. On November 24, 1915 he was injured by a bomb thrown by the Turks and was taken to hospital in Egypt. While there he wrote home to his mother stating that his wounds were not serious however he died in hospital December 14, 1915.
EDWARDS Albert Edward
Albert was a Leading Seaman (#225965) with the Royal Navy H. M. S. ESPIEGLE who died at age 35 March 19, 1920. He is recorded at the Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery (B 4702). Albert died of pneumonia. He was the son of Edwin Edwards and Ann Elizabeth Edwards of Tunbridge Wells.
EDWARDS Geoffrey Ottos Charles
He was a 2nd Lieut. with the 9th Battalion, Duke of Wellington (West Riding Regiment) who died in France July 7, 1916. He is recorded at the Thiepval Memorial (pier and face 6A and 6B). He is also listed on the plaque at St James Church as Geoffrey OC Edwards.
EDWARDS Henry John
Henry was born in Tunbridge Wells and enlisted for service at Maidstone, Kent. He was a Private (#G/32669) who died at home October 27, 1918. he had been with the Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) 18th Battalion,
EDWARDS Horace
Horace was a Lance Corporal (#G/17910) with the Middlesex Regiment, 13th Battalion, who at the age of 20 died in Belgium August 24, 1917. He is recorded at the Tyne Cot Memorial (Panel 113 to 115). He was the son of Edward and Lydia Edwards of 70 Grove Hill Rd., Tunbridge Wells.
EDWARDS Percy
No further information currently available
EDWARDS Richard or Robert
He was a Serjeant (#725) with the Royal Sussex Regiment who was transferred to (488620) East Command Labour Centre Labour Corps and who at age 41 died of injuries July 28, 1918. He is recorded at the Speldhurst (St Mary Churchyard (grave 1023). He is also recorded on the Rustahall War Memorial.
EDWARDS Walter Frank
Walter was a Private (#11369) with the 53rd Coy Machine Gun Corp (Infantry) who died at age 37 in Belgium July 30, 1917. He is recorded at the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 56). He was the son of Obed Edwards of 42 Southview Rd, High Brooms, Tunbridge Wells. He was formerly G/8312 with the Royal Sussex Regiment. He is also listed on the plaque at St James Church as Walter F. Edwards.
ELLETT Thomas
Thomas was a Lance Corporal (#11746) with the 2nd Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Regiment) who died August 16, 1917. He is recorded at the Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium (panel 68 to 70 and 162 and 162A).
ELLIS James
No further information currently available. Possibly W. J. Ellis who is recorded on the Southborough Memorial. Also possibly Charles Ellis given on the plaque at St James Church.
EMERY Frederick James
Frederick was a resident of Tunbridge Wells before the war and enlisted for service there. He was a Serjeant (#T/242828) with The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 5th Battalion, who died March 9, 1917 Macedonian Expeditionary Force in the Asiatic Theatre of War. He was formerly #668 4th Battalion Kent Regiment. He is also listed on the plaque at St James Church as Frederick Emery.
ERRETT Walter Edwin Robert
Walter was an Able Seaman with the Royal Navy H. M. S. CARNATION (#J/5820) when at the age of 24 he was killed March 31, 1917. He is recorded at the Chatham Naval Memorial (21). He was the son of Sarah Jane Field (formerley Errett) of 2 Apseley St. Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells and the late Mr Errett. He is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial.
EVANS Leonard John
Leonard was a Private (G. 15760 who was serving with the Middlesex Regiment, 4th Battalion, when at the age of 18 he was killed in Belgium March 20, 1915. He is recorded at the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 49 and 51). He was the son of Adolphus and Alice Evans of 56 Silverdale Rd., Tunbridge Wells.
EVANS Leonard John
Leonard was a Private (#G/1576) with the Middlesex Regiment who died at age 18 March 20. 1915. He is recorded at the Ypres ( Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 49 and 51). He was the son of Adolphus and Alice Evans of 56 Silverdale Rd., Tunbridge Wells.
EVEREST Herbert James
Herbert was born in Tunbridge Wells and enlisted for service there. He was a Private (#M/287058) with the royal Army Service Corp who died in France September 26, 1918.
EVERSFIELD Charles John
Charles was a Second Lieut. (T) (serial number unknown) serving with the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 10th Battalion, who at the age of 30 was killed in France September 25, 1916. He is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial (Pier and Face 11). He was the son of Edward Herbert and Catherine A. Eversfield of 30 Grove Hill Rd., Tunbridge Wells.

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