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.
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.
further information currently available
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.
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
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.
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)
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
further information currently available
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
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.
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).
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.
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.
Walter Edwin Robert
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
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.
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.
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.
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