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TUNBRIDGE WELLS WAR MEMORIAL

WORLD WAR 1 - SURNAMES 'F'

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Edward James Gilbert 2012

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FARLEY William Edward
No further information currently available
FARNES Joseph
Joseph was a Private (L/9859) with the 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment who died in France September 25, 1915. He is recorded at the Loos Memorial (panel 69 to 73). He is also listed on the plaque at St James Church as Joseph Farnes.
FARNES Robert
Robert was a 2nd Corporal (#835) with the 1st/3rd Kent Field Coy Royal Engineers who was a soldier who died at sea during the Hythe disaster on October 28, 1915. He is recorded at the Helles Memorial (panel 23 to 25 or 325 to 328). He is also listed on the plaque at St James Church as Robert Farnes.
FASSNIDGE James
James was a Private (#32218) with the Bedfordshire Regiment 6th Battalion, who died in France April 25, 1917. He had been a resident of Tunbridge Wells but enlisted for service at Bedford.
FAULKNER Robert Irvine
Robert was a Lieut. (# unknown) who was serving with the Royal Navy H. M. S. BLACK PRINCE when he died at age 28 on May 31, 1916. He is recorded on the Portsmouth War Memorial (11). He was the son of Dr. Charles Irvine Faulkner and Alice Faulkner of 26 Earls Rd., Tunbridge Wells. Robert was a native of Escrick, York. He is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial.
FAYERS Henry Chrles
Henry had been born at Langton, Kent but was a resident of Tunbridge Wells and enlisted for service there. He was a Private (#S2SR/04618) with the 53rd/56th Bakery Sect (Seaford) Army Service Corp. He died of injuries, age 41 on December 5, 1915. He is recorded at the Tunbridge Wells Cemetery (C. 2. 10). He was the husband of S. A. Fayers of 16 Bayhall Rd., Tunbridge Wells.
FENNER George William
George had been born in Tunbridge Wells; was a resident of Reading and enlisted at Hartley Wintney. He was a Private (#103453) with the 56th Coy Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) who died at age 28 in France December 22, 1917. He is recorded at the Ribecourt British Cemetery (1. A. 3). He was the son of Mr and Mrs Fenner of 33 William St., St Johnís, Tunbridge Wells. He was formerly S4/125203 Royal Army Service Corps.
FENNER Harold
Harold was born in Tunbridge Wells but enlisted for service at Gillingham, Kent. He was a Driver (#2230) with the 1st/3rd Kent Field Coy Royal Engineers who was a soldier who died at sea October 28, 1915 during the Hythe disaster. He is recorded at the Helles Memorial (panel 23 to 25 or 325 to 328). He is also recorded on the Southborough Memorial.
FIELD Alfred Henry
Alfred was a Corporal (#G/1844) with the Queens Own West Kent Regiment who died at age 28 July 13, 1916. He is recorded at the Thiepval Memorial (pier and face 11C). He was the son of George and Elizabeth Field of 33 Frant Rd., Tunbridge Wells. His name is also recorded on the plaque at St Marks Church, Tunbridge Wells.
FIELDWICK George William
George was a Stoker (301111) with the Royal Navy H. M. Submarine K. 13. At died at age 39 on January 29, 1917. He is recorded at the Faslane Cemetery (Sec. B. Grave 8). He was the husband of Lucy Fieldwick of 27 Hillview Rd, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells. He is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial.
FIFEL John
John was a Corporal (#G/3773) with the 7th Battalion, The Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment who died in France at age 34 September 20, 1918. He is recorded at the Vis-em-Artois Memoiral (panel 3). He was the husband of E. Fifel.
FILEDWOOD George
George Filewood was a Sapper (#942) with the 1st/3rd Kent Field Coy Royal Engineers who was a soldier that died at sea October 28, 1915 during the Hythe disaster. He is recorded at the Helles Memorial (panel 23 to 25 or 325 to 328). He was born 1896 in Tunbridge Wells and in 1911 was living at 236 Cross Keys, St Johnís Rd., Tunbridge Wells and working as an assistant in business. He was single at that time. He was living with his mother Rosanna and 2 siblings. He was the son of George Henry Filedwood (1854-1907) and Rosanna Filedwood (nee Philpott 1855-1946). He was one of 6 children in the family. His father George was in 1901 at licensed victualler of the White hart Inn at Rotherfield, Sussex.
FISHENDEN Edward Herbert
Edward was born at Sutton, Ipswich, Suffolk, but enlisted for service at Tunbridge Wells. He was a Corporal (#24539) with the 7th Battalion, The Queens Royal West Kent Regiment who died of wounds at age 19 on November 7, 1918. He is recorded at the Premont British Cemetery in France in the area of Aisne (II. E. 6). He was the son of Elias Henry and Elizabeth Fishenden of The Gardens Great Culverden, Tunbridge Wells. He was the brother of Henry Arthur Fishenden who died in the war.
FISHENDEN Henry Arthur
Henry was a Signalman (#London/Z/2183) with the Royal Navy H. M. S. RACOON who drowned during the wreck of the vessel on the Irish coast at age 31 on Jan 9, 1918. He is recorded at the Chatham Naval Memorial (31). He was the son of Elias Henry and Elizabeth Fishmonger of The Gardens Great Culverden, Tunbridge Wells. He was the brother of Edward Herbert Fishenden who died in the war.
FORD Victor James Joseph
Victor was born in Tunbridge Wells and was a resident of Rusthall, Kent before the war and enlisted at Tonbridge. He was a Private (#11453) with the 10th Battalion, the Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment who died in France October 10, 1916. He is recorded at the Heilly Station Cemetery Mericourt-L'abbe France (III. F. 80). He is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial.
FORD William Henry
William was a Sapper (#1039) with the 1st/3rd Kent Field Coy Royal Engineers who was a soldier who died at sea at age 19 during the Hythe disaster on October 28, 1915. He is recorded at the Helles Memorial (panel 23 to 25 or 325 to 328). He was the son of Henry and Rose Annie Ford of 18 John Street, Tunbridge Wells.
FOREMAN Stanley Robert
Stanley was a Private (#24794) with the 2nd Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Surrey Regiment who died at age 24 in France April 2, 1917. He is recorded at the Croisilles British Cemetery Pas De Calais (I. A. 17). He was the husband of Kathleen E. Foreman of 64 Hadres St, Ramsgate.
FORSTER William Johnson
William was a Captain with the 3rd Battalion, attached to the 8th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment who died in France at age 23 May 31, 1917. He is recorded at the Arras memorial (Bay 6). He was the son of Mr and Mrs J. W. Forester of 18 Mountfield Gardens, Tunbridge Wells. He is also recorded on the plaque at Skinners School. He is listed on the plaque at St James Church as Walter J. Forster.
FOSTER Alfred David
Alfred was a Captain with the 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment who at age 24 died in France May 5, 1917. He was awarded the MC. He is recorded at the St Martin Calvaire British Cemetery (I. B. 18). He was the son of Magdalena Wolffenstein (now Mrs George Foster) of 1a Nevill Park, Tunbridge Wells. He is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial.
FOSTER Leonard Daniel Stewart
Leonard was a Sapper (#1559) with the 1st/3rd Kent Field Coy Royal Engineers who was a soldier that died at sea October 28, 1915 during the Hythe disaster. He is recorded at the Helles Memorial (panel 23 to 25 or 325 to 328). Leonard was born at Dulwich, Kent 1896. In 1911 he was living at 77 Carr Rd., Walthamstow, Essex as a single man working as a packer. He was living there with his brother in laws family. His parents were Alfred and Emily Eliza Foster and Leonard was one of seven children born to the couple. He is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial.
FOWLE Dennis Alfred/Albert
Dennis is given variously as Dennis Alfred or Albert Fowle. He was born 1877 at Fyde, I. O. W. to Horace (gardener domestic servant in 1891) and Eliza Susan Fowle (nee Lavers). The Fowle family were long time residents of the area having lived in Tonbridge 1841 to 1881 and in 1891 Dennis and his parents and one sibling were living at 27 London Rd., Tunbridge Wells. At an early age Dennis entered the military. At age 18 he was confirmed at the army barracks, parish of West Fordington as Private Dennis Albert Fowle. In the 1911 census Dennis is in the army (Ceylon/India) as a private with the 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. In WW1 he enlisted for service at Poole, Dorset and was a Serjeant (#4712) with the 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment and was attached to the Indian Expeditionary Force Corps of Military Staff Clerks. He died in France at age 38 December 8, 1915. He is recorded at the Les Gonards Cemetery at Versailles, France (5. 7). He is given in military records as the son of Horace and Eliza Fowle. The 1901 census records Horace and Eliza Fowle living at Teston, Kent. No doubt Dennis had living relatives still residing in Tunbridge Wells at the time of his death who arranged for his name to be added to the memorial.
FOWLER Bernard
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FOWLER Herbert
Herbert was a Private (#33162) with the 4th Battalion, the Yorkshire Regiment who died October 3, 1918 in France. He is recorded at the St Sever Cemetery Extension at Rouen, France. He was formerly #12669 with the Royal West Kent Regiment. He was born in Tunbridge Wells; a resident of Eastbourne and enlisted for service at Paris.
FRANCIS Arthur Thomas
Arthur was a Lance Corporal (#G/7737) with the 1st Battalion, The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment who died at age 22 in France May 9, 1917. He is recorded at the Orchard Dump Cemetery Arleus-En-Guhell, France. He was the son of Thomas and Harriett Agnes Francis of Salehurst 157 Stephens Rd., Tunbridge Wells. Albert was born in Tunbridge Wells but enlisted for service at Maidstone, Kent. He was formerly #1533 with the West Kent Yeomanry. He is also recorded on the plaque at Skinners School.
FRANCIS Maurice Oliver
Maurice was a Lance Corporal (#29788) who was serving with the Norfolk Regiment, 9th Battalion, when at the age of 22 he was killed in Belgium April 15, 1918. He is recorded at the Tynecot Memorial (Panel 34 to 35). He was the son of Maurice and Ann Francis of 43 Lime Hill Rd., Tunbridge Wells.
FRANCIS William Thomas
William was a Lance Corporal (#355) with the 8th Battalion, The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment who died of wounds at age 21 on October 8, 1916. He is recorded at the St Sever Cemetery Roveu France. He was the son of Thomas and Marian Sophia Francis of 18 Bretland Rd., Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells. He is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial.
FROST John
John was a Private (#10325) with the 1sr Battalion, The Queens Royal West Kent Regiment who at age 19 died in France June 14, 1915. He is recorded at the Somguenen (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery (I. A. 28). He was the son of Mr T and Mrs E Frost of 4 Walkers Cottages St Johnís Tunbridge Wells. John was born in Southboriugh, Kent; a resident of Tunbridge Wells and who enlisted at Maidstone. he was born in Southborough.
FRY Charles
Charles was born in Tunbridge Wells and enlisted for service at Tonbridge. He was a Private (#G/5538) with the Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment who died in Belgium April 18, 1915. He is recorded at the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 45 to 47). This entry could also apply to Claud Francis Fry a Stoker 1st Class (#K/18575) H. M. Submarine M. I., Royal Navy whose name appears on the plaque at St Marks Church, Tunbridge Wells. Claud Francis Fry accidentally drowned off Constantinople January 24, 1919 at age 26 and was awarded the Cross of St George 4th Class (Russia). He was the son of James Alexander and Helen Fry of 7 Cemetery Rd., Tunbridge Wells. Claude was buried at sea
FULLER Charles
Charles was a Private (#G/23821) with the 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment who was killed in action at age 18 in France on August 9, 1918. He is recorded at the Beacon Cemetery Sailly-Laurette France at the Somme (II. I. 14). He was the son of Johathan and Hariet Fuller of 172 Goods Station Rd., Tunbridge Wells.
FULLER William Brookes
William was born at Colchester, Essex but a resident of Tunbridge Wells before the war and who enlisted at Southborough. He was a Serjeant (#970) with the 1st/3rd Kent Field Coy Royal Engineers who was a soldier that died at sea, age 31, during the Hythe disaster of October 28, 1915. He is buried in the Tunbridge Wells Cemetery but remembered at the Helles Memorial (panel 23 to 25 or 325 to 328). He was the son of Thomas and Caroline Fuller of Calverley House, Calverley Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He is listed on the plaque at St James Church as William B. Fuller.
FUNNELL Alfred George
Alfred was a Driver (#2234) with the 1st/3rd Kent Field Coy Royal Engineers who was a soldier that died October 28, 1915 during the Hythe disaster. He is recorded at the Helles Memorial (panel 23 to 25 or 325 to 328). Alfred was born in Tunbridge Wells and a resident of the town who enlisted for service at Gillingham, Kent. He is also listed on the High Brooms memorial plaque as Private A. G. Funnell.
FUNNELL Alfred Victor
Alfred was a Private (#G/9953) with The Queens Own West Kent Regiment who at age 19 was killed in France October 9, 1916. He is recorded at the Luard's Cemetery Lesboeufs France in the Somme (IV. 2. 4). He was the son of Walter and Sarah Funnell of 154 Silverdale Rd., Tunbridge Wells. Alfred was the brother of Henry (Harry) George Funnell who also died in the war. Other members of the Funnell clan were killed in the war during the Hythe disaster October 28, 1915 and who are not listed on the Tunbridge Wells Memorial are Alfred George, a Driver (#2234) and Frank, a lance corporal (#719) both of whom were with the 1st/3rd Kent Field Coy Royal Engineers. Frank Funnell is however listed on the Southborough Memorial.
FUNNELL C
No further information currently available. Most likely should have been F. Funnell (Frederick George), lance corporal (#719) with the 1st/3rd Kent Field Coy who was a soldier that died at sea during the Hythe disaster of October 28, 1915 and who is recorded on the Helles Memorial (panel 23 to 25 or 325 to 328).
FUNNELL Ernest Funnell
Ernest was a Private (#L/8240) who was serving with the Royal Sussex Regiment, 2nd Battalion, when at the age of 28 he was killed in France September 14, 1914. He is recorded at the Le Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial. He was the son of Mary Heath (formerly Funnell) of 13 Auckland Rd, Tunbridge Wells and the late James Funnell.
FUNNELL Henry George
Henry, sometimes referred to as Harry, was a Sapper (#900) with the 1st/3rd Kent Field Coy Royal Engineers who was a soldier who died at sea during the Hythe disaster of October 28, 1915. He is recorded on the Helles Memorial (panel 23 to 25 or 325 to 328). His brother Alfred Victor Funnell was also killed in the war. He was the son of Walter and Sarah Funnell of 154 Silverdale Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He is recorded on the Southborough Memorial as Frederick George Funnell. He is also recorded on the High Brooms memorial plaque as Private H. G. Funnell.
FUNNELL William
William was a Sapper (#1633) with the 1st/3rd Kent Field Coy Royal Engineers who was a solder that died at sea during the Hythe disaster October 28, 1915. He is recorded at the Helles Memorial (panel 23 to 25 or 325 to 328). William is also listed on the Southborough Memorial. William was born in Tunbridge Wells; lived there, but enlisted for service at Gillingham, Kent. He is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial.

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