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TUNBRIDGE WELLS WAR MEMORIAL

WORLD WAR 1 - SURNAMES 'H'

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Edward James Gilbert 2012

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HAGUE Henry William
Henry was a Private (#G/30280) with the 1/5th Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force who died in the Asiatic Theatre of War July 17, 1918. He had been born in Reading, Berkshire but at the time of the war was a resident of Tunbridge Wells and enlisted for service at Maidstone.
HAIG Frederifck James
Frederick was a Private (#3845) with the 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards who died December 1, 1917. He is recorded at the Cambrai Memorial Louverval, France. He was born 1889 at Aberley, Haddington and was the son of James and Elizabeth Jane Haig of Windmill Farm, Frant, Sussex.
HAINES Oliver Charles
Oliver was an acting Lance Corporal (#F/1286) serving with the Military Police Corps, Military Foot Police who at the age of 22 died in Belgium September 3, 1916. He is recorded at Poperinghe New Military Cemetery (II. G. 9). He was the son of Charles and Ann Haines of Tunbridge Wells. Oliver had been born in Tunbridge Wells and was a resident there before the war. He enlisted for service at Eastbourne.
HALL Eli
Eli was born at Battersea, London but later a resident of Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells and who enlisted for service at Tonbridge. He was a Private (#266001) with the 7th Battalion, Queens Own West Kent Regiment who died at age 245 in Belgium October 12, 1917. He is recorded at the Tyne Cot Memorial (panel 106 to 108). He was the son of Daniel and Mary Ann Hall of Erskine Park Rd, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells. He is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial.
HALL Sydney Reuben
Sydney was born at Maidstone, Kent but later a resident of Tunbridge Wells and then enlisted for service at Hull. He was a Pioneer (#183827) with the 4th Battalion Corp of Royal Engineers who died in France October 3, 1916. He is also recorded on the plaque at Skinners School.
HANMORE Ernest
Ernest was born at Speldhurst, Kent and enlisted for service in Tunbridge Wells. He was a Private (#G/12871) with the 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment who died in Belgium August 3, 1917. He is recorded at the Duhhallow A. D. S. Cemetery (I. A. 28). Ernest is also recorded at the Speldhurst St Mary's Church Memorial.
HANMORE Frederick
Frederick was born at Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells and enlisted for service at Tonbridge. He was a Lance Corporal (#L/7403) with the Queens West Kent Regiment, 1st Battalion, who died July 24, 1916 in France. He is recorded at the St Sever Rouen Cemetery in France (A. 37. 7). He is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial.
HARMAN Arthur
Arthur was born at Rotherfield, Sussex and enlisted for service at Tunbridge Wells. He was a Private (#G/1039) with the Queens West Kent Regiment, 8th Battalion,, who died in France September 1, 1916. He is recorded at the Thieval Memorial in France (pier and face 11c). There is also an A. Harman listed on the Crowborough Memorial.
HARMER Edward
Edward was a Private (G/15329). He is recorded at the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 45 and 47). He was the son of Edward and Sophia Harmer of Tunbridge Wells and the husband of Ethel F. Harmer of 95 St James Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He was the brother of Frank Harmer who was also killed in the war. Edward was born in Tunbridge Wells and enlisted for service there. At the time of his death July 31, 1917 in France he was with the Queens West Kent Regiment. He is listed on the plaque of St James Church as Edward Harmer.
HARMER Edward James
Edward was a Private (#G/15329) with the Queens Royal West Kent Regiment, 10th Battalion, who at the age of 29 was killed in Belgium July 31, 1917. He is recorded at the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 45 and 47). He was the son of Mr and Mrs Edward Harmer of Tunbridge Wells and the husband of Ethel F. Harmer of 95 St James Rd., Tunbridge Wells.
HARMER Frank
Frank was a Sapper (#899) with the 1st/3rd Kent Field Coy Royal engineers who was a soldier that died at sea during the Hythe disaster October 28, 1915. He is recorded at the Helles Memorial but was buried at the Tunbridge Wells Cemetery. He was the brother of Edward Harmer who was also killed in the war. He was the son of Edward and Sophia Harmer of 95 St James Rd., Tunbridge Wells. Frank was born in Tunbridge Wells and was a resident of the town and enlisted at Southborough. He is listed on the plaque of St James Church as Frank Harmer.
HARMER George
George was born in Tunbridge Wells and was a resident of the town and enlisted at Tonbridge. He was a Private (#G/25403) with the 3rd/4th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment who died at home, age 19 on October 28, 1915 of injuries and was buried in the Tunbridge Wells Cemetery. He was the son of Sophia Harmer of 95 St James Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He is listed on the plaque at St James Church as George Harmer.
HARMER Sidney William
No further information currently available
HARMER Thomas Henry
Thomas was a Private (#21543) with the 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who died of wounds at age 21 on October 23, 1918. He is recorded at the Premont British Cemetery in France (I. a. 3). he was the son of Henry Harmer of 890 Silverdale Rd., Tunbridge Wells. Thomas was born in Tunbridge Wells and a resident of the town before the war but enlisted for service at Maidstone.
HARRIS Charles
Charles was a Rifleman (#10637) with the Kings Royal Rifle Corp, 1st Battalion, who was killed in France on September 13, 1914. He is recorded at the Coulommiers Command Cemetery (A. 15). He was the son of Mr and Mrs Harris of 1 Granville Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He is listed on the plaque at St James Church as Charles P. Harris.
HARRIS Henry or Harold James Harris
inconclusive inforamtion
HARTREE Cyril
Cyril was a 2nd Lieut. (2015) with the Royal Garrison Artillery, 201st Siege Bty. who at the age of 38 was killed in France May 29, 1918. He is recorded at the La Kreule Military Cemetery (I. B. 11). He was the son of William and Una K. Hartree of Havering, Tunbridge Wells.
HAYWARD Edgar Albert
Edgar was a Private (T/3254) with the 2nd/4th Battalion, The Queens Royal West Kent Regiment who died August 9, 1915. He is recorded at the Helles Memorial (panel 30 and 31).
HAYWARD George Leslie
George was a Private (#1135) with the Australian Army Medical Corps, 1st Australian Stationary who died at Turkey (including Gallipoli) at the age of 23 on December 4, 1915. He is recorded at Ari Burna Cemetery, Anzac (H. 6), He was the son of George and Nancy L. C. Hayward of 6 Mountfield Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He was a native of East Grinstead. He is listed on the plaque at St James Church as George Hayward.
HAYWARD Harold or Henry
No further information currently available
HAYWARD Reginald or Richard
No further information currently available
HAYWARD Thomas
No further information currently available
HAZELDEN George
George HAZELDON was a lance corporal (#24961) serving with the Yorkshire Regiment, 13th Battalion, who at the age of 32 died in France July 19, 1916. He is recorded at the Maroc British Cemetery, Greece (I. F. 17). He was the son of Joseph and Emily Hazeldon of 35 George St., Tunbridge Wells. He was born at Rusthall and enlisted at Tonbridge but was a resident of Tunbridge Wells at the time of his enlistment. No further information currently available for George HAZELDEN
HAZELDEN James
Probably J. Hazwelden a Lance Corporal (#G/795) who was with the 7th Battalion, Queens Royal West Kent Regiment who died in France May 27, 1917 and who is recorded at the Rookery British Cemetery in France (C. 26). There is a J. Hazelden recorded on the Southborough Memorial. He is also listed as Corporal J. Hazelden on the High Brooms memorial plaque. He is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial.
HEAD Albert
Albert was a Lance Corporal) #899) with the 1st/3rd Kent Field Coy Royal Engineers who was a soldier lost at sea during the Hythe disaster October 28, 1915. He is recorded at the Helles Memorial (panels 23 to 25 or 325 to 328). Albert was born in Tunbridge Wells and was a resident there before the war and enlisted for service at Southborough.
HEASMAN Albert Henry
The only record for A. H. Heasman is Private (#G/64390) with the 6th Battalion, Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment who died of influenza December 5, 1918, age 31 who is recorded at the Valenciennes (St Roch) Command Cemetery (II. A. 6) in France and who was the son of Henry and Elizabeth Heasman of Kilburn, London. There is also a record for Henry Heasman a Sapper ($798) with the 1st/3rd Kent Field Coy Royal Engineers who died October 28, 1915 during the Hythe disaster and who is recorded at Helles Memorial (panel 23 to 25 or 325 to 328) and who was born in Tunbridge Wells, resided in the town, and enlisted for service in Southborough. Two other members (brothers) of the Heasman clan died during the Hythe disaster October 28, 1915 namely 19 yr old Jesse and 22 year old William both of the 1st/3rd Kent Field Co Royal Engineers and who were the sons of Mary Ann Stringhill (formerly Heasman of 32 Springfield, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells. He is listed on the plaque at St James Church as Arthur H. Heasman.
HEDGES Edward
No further information currently available
HEMSLEY Ernest James
Ernest was a T/second Lieut. serving with the Royal Sussex Regiment, 12th Battalion, when he was killed in Belgium at age 29 on September 4, 1918. He was awarded the MC. He is recorded at the Grootebeek British Cemetery (G. 1). He was the son of Thomas and Martha Hemsley of Tunbridge Wells. Ernest was attached to the 10th Royal West Surrey Regiment. He is also listed on the Crowborugh Memorial.
HEPWORTH Joseph Arnold Leslie
Joseph was an Engine Room Artificer (#M/14881) with the Royal Navy H. M. S. MARY ROSE who at the age of 23 was killed October 17, 1917. He is recorded at the Chatham Navy Memorial (23). He was the son of Lewis and Ellen T. Hepworth and husband of Florence Hepworth of 20 Linden Ave., Thornbury, Bradford, Yorks. Joseph was born in Tunbridge Wells.
HEWITT James
James was a Private (#409721) who served with the Canadian Infantry, 13th Battalion and who died in Belgium June 13, 1916. He is recorded at the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 24-26-28). He was the son of James and Elizabeth Hewitt of Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells. He is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial.
HICKMOTT David
David was a Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant with the Royal Irish Regiment (#6279) who died at home June 21, 1918. David was born at St James, Tunbridge Wells and enlisted in the town. He was buried in the Cork Military Cemetery. He is recorded at the David Grangegorman (Cork) Memorial (special memorial alternative commemoration).
HICKMOTT Edward James
Edward was born 1900 in Tunbridge Wells and was a resident of the town at the time of enlistment at Maidstone. He was a Private (#7888) with the Royal Fusiliers ( City of London Regiment) who died in France, age 18, August 13, 1918. He was formerly #RR/10/168346 with the 53rd Middlesex Regiment. He is recorded at the Vis-En-Artois Memorial (panel 3). He was the son of Edward and Minnie Hickmott of 13 Springfield Cottages, Camden Rd., Tunbridge Wells.
HICKMOTT Henry James
Henry was a Private (#65718) with the 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers who died in Belgium at age 30 on August 6, 1917. He is recorded at the Messines Ridge British Cemetery (III. C. 16). He was the son of Stephen and Annie Hickmott of Tunbridge Wells and the husband of Bertha Hickmott of 33 Eshton Rd., Eastbourne, Sussex. Henry was born in Tunbridge Wells and was living at Eastborne before the war and enlisted at Eastbourne. He was formerly #39766 with the Royal West Surrey Regiment. He is listed on the plaque at St James Church as Henry Hickmott.
HICKMOTT Sydney Richard
Sydney was a 2nd Lieut. with the 4th Battalion, Queens West Kent Regiment who died at age 33 in Belgium October 1, 1918. He is recorded at the Tyne Cot Memorial (panel; 106 to 108). He was the son of Edward Richard and Fanny Flora Hickmott of 41 Victoria Rd., Tunbridge Wells and the husband of Ellen margaret Hickmott of 55 Forest Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He is also listed on the High Brooms memorial plaque.
HICKS Leslie Edwin
Leslie was a Private (Signaller) (#44330) with the 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment who died in France at age 19 on August 8, 1918. He is recorded at the Beacon Cemetery Sailly-Laurette France, Somme. He was the son of Christopher and Grace Hicks of 7 Birling Rd., Tunbridge Wells. Leslie was born in Tunbridge Wells and a resident of the town at the time of his enlistment in Tonbridge. He was formerly #51268 with the Suffolk Regiment. He is also recorded on the plaque at St Marks Church, Tunbridge Wells.
HILL George William
George was a Rifleman (#565102) with the London Regiment (Queens Westminster) A. Coy, 1st/16th Battalion, who at the age of 34 was killed in France May 16, 1918. He is recorded at the Aubigny Command Cemetery (IV. K. 15). He was the son of George and Sarah Elizabeth Hill of 244 St John Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He was a native of Southborough, Tunbridge Wells. he was formerly 5567 with the 11th Battalion London Regiment. He had been a resident of Greenwich and enlisted for service at Woolwich.
HILL John Eric
John was a Rifleman (#R/19636) with the 16th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps who at age 19 died in France August 25, 1916. He is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial (pier and face 13 A and 13B). He was the son of John and Dora Hill of 51 Woodlands Rd., Tunbridge Wells.
HISTED William
William was a Sapper (#1642) with the 1st/6th Kent Fortress Coy Royal Engineers who died of injuries at home March 25, 1915. He is recorded at the Rusthall (St. Paul) Churchyard (24. 86). William was born in Tunbridge Wells and a resident of Southborough but enlisted for service at Gillingham, Kent. He is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial.
HOAD Frank George
Frank was a Sapper (#806) 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 Hells Memorial (panel 23 to 25 or 325 to 328). He was the brother of William Albert/Alfred Hoad (Private 201092) also killed in the war. He was the son of Frank Albert Hoad (1874-19240, a bricklayer, and Sarah Frances Hoad (nee Smith 1874-1955) and was one of five children in the family. Frank was born in the 4th quarter of 1895 at Tunbridge Wells. In 1911 the Hoad family were residing at 5 Holmwood Rd., Tunbridge Wells. A photograph of Frank and his brother William can be seen on the Hoad family tree posted to the Ancestry. UK website He is also recorded on the High Brooms memorial plaque as Private F. G. Hoad. Photo posted is of Frank and his brother William.
HOAD William Alfred/Albert
William was a Private (#201092) with the 1st Battalion, Queens West Kent Regiment who died in France September 27, 1918 and who is recorded at the Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery (VII. A. 18). He was the brother of Frank George Hoad (Sapper 806) who also died in the war. He was the son of Frank Albert and Sarah Frances Hoad and was living with his parents and four siblings in 1911 at 5 Holmwood Rd, Tunbridge Wells. The Hoad family tree records him as William Albert Hoad. He is also recorded on the High Brooms memorial plaque as Private W. A. Hoad.
HOADLEY Arthur George
Arthur was a Sergeant (#S/665) with the Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, 8th Battalion, who at age 38 was killed in France September 26, 1915. He is recorded at the Loos Memorial (panel 95 to 97). He was the son of the late William and Emily Hoadley of The Gardens, Shirley hall, Langton Green, Tunbridge Wells. Arthur was born at Speldhurst and was a resident of Tunbridge Wells before the war. He enlisted for service at Maidstone.
HOADLEY Henry George
Henry was a Lance Corporal (#TR10/40431) who at the age of 24 died of injuries at home December 13, 1915. He is recorded at the Speldhurst (St Mary) Churchyard (1003). Henry was with the 99th Training Reserve Battalion, (Queens Royal West Kent Reg. ) but was formerly #G12110 with the 12th Battalion, Queens Royal West Kent Regiment. He was the husband of the late Harriet Hoadley (nee Kawkins). He was born at Speldhurst, Kent. He was the son of Mr and Mrs Samuel Hoadley of Lower Green, Speldhurst. Henry had attended Speldhurst School and was a member of the Church Choir and attended the Young Mens Bible Class. Prior to his enlistment he was a gardener. During his military service he was initially engaged in Home Service duties as a private but promoted to Lance Corporal. He had contracted an illness from which he died in hospital at Aldershot, Hampshire and his body was sent home for burial. His name is also inscribed on the Speldhurst (St Mary Church) Memorial.
HOAR Henry George
Henry was a Sapper (#2453) with the 1st/3rd Kent Field Coy Royal Engineers who died of wounds December 7, 1915 in Gallipoli at age 29. He is recorded at the Pink Farm Cemetery, Helles, Turkey (II. C. 2). He was the son of Henry and Amy Hoar of 44 St James Rd., Tunbridge Wells.
HOBBS Alan Victor
Alan was a second Lieut. (no service number) with the Royal Flying Corps, 3rd Squadron, who at the age of 21 was killed in France December 15, 1915. He is recorded at the Raismes Command Cemetery (II. A. 4). He was the son of Mr. A. E. Hobbs of Tunbridge Wells. He is also recorded on the plaque at Skinners School.
HOBBS Benjamin Francis
Benjamin was a Lance Corporal (#4924) with the 1st/14th Battalion, London Regiment (London Scottish) who died at age 20 in France on September 25, 1916. He is recorded at the Thiepval Memorial (pier and face 9c and 13c). He was the son of Alfred Ernest and Mary Octavia Hobbs of "Brankinston" Langton Green, Tunbridge Wells. Benjamin was a resident of Tunbridge Wells but enlisted for service at London. He is also recorded on the plaque at Skinners School.
HOBBS Frank Matthew
Frank was a second Lieut. (no service number) serving with the Royal Fusiliers, 4th Battalion, when he was killed age 19 September 14, 1914. He is recorded at the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial. He was the son of Frank Henry and Jane Ann Hobbs of 15 Claremont Rd., Tunbridge Wells.
HOBBS Henry Mathew
Henry was a lance corporal (#200102) serving with the Queens Royal West Kent Regiment, 2nd/4th Battalion, when at age 24 he was killed in the Israel and Palestine theatre of war on December 17, 1917. He is recorded at the Jerusalem War Cemetery (S. 17). He was the son of Mr and Mrs C. Hobbs of 6 Holly Bank, Crescent Rd., Tunbridge Wells. Henry was born at Brenchley, Tonbridge and had enlisted for service in Tunbridge Wells.
HODGE Charles William
No further information currently available
HODGE Frederick Stanley
Frederick was a Serjeant (#200476) with C. Coy 8th (Service) Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment who was killed in action at age 27 on October 9, 1918. He is recorded at the Awoingt British Cemetery (III. H. 3) in France. He is also recorded on the Speldhurst (St Mary Church) Memorial. He was the son of George and Louisa Hodge of Tunbridge Wells and the husband of Alice Hodge (nee Young) of 30 Lower Green, Rushall, Tunbridge Wells. Frederick had been born in Tunbridge Wells December 4, 1891. Before enlisting for service in 1914 he was a fishmonger. At the start of the war he enlisted with the 1/4th (Territorial) Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent at the Drill Hall in Tonbridge but was later transferred to the 8th Battalion, He was killed on the last day of the Battle of Cambrai-St Quentin.
HODGE John
John was a Private (#L/8511) with B Coy 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment who at age 24 died in France September 14, 1914. He is recorded at the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial. He received the Delhs Durbar Medal. He was the son of George Walter and Louisa Hodge of 2 Warwick Rd., Tunbridge Wells.
HODGES Albert Edward
He is also recorded on the Southborough Memorial. Albert was #2212 with the 1st/3rd Kent Field Coy Royal Engineers who died October 28, 1915 during the Hythe disaster. He is recorded at the Helles Memorial (panel 23 to 25 or 325 to 328). Albert was born 1885 in Tunbridge Wells and was the son of Thomas L (a house decorator) and Annie Hodges of Tunbridge Wells and the husband of Bride Jane Hodges of 2 Culverden Hill St., Tunbridge Wells. In 1911 Albert was working as a house painter.
HODGES Ernest William
Ernest was a Private (#71025) with the 9th Battalion, Serwood Foresters (Notts and Derby) Regiment who died at age 21 on July 20, 1917. He is recorded at the Tunbridge Wells Cemetery but was buried at the Canada Farm Cemetery. He was the son of Jabez and Emma Hodges of 2 Hope Terrace St Johns Rd., Tunbridge Wells.
HODGES Percy Archibald
Percy was a Private (#PO/16046) with the HMS PRINCESS ROYAL with the Royal Marine Light Infantry wwho was killed in action during the battle of Jutland May 31, 1916 and was buried at sea. He is recorded at the Portsmouth Naval Memorial (plaque 22). Percy was born March 23, 1893 at St Marks, Swinton, Wiltshire. In 1911 he was living with the Fairbrother family at 68 Edward St., Southborough and working as an assistant butcher. He was the son of Arthur and Emma Hodges. At the time of his death his mother was living at 4 Volta Rd in Swinton.
HOGDON William Thomas
William was a Serjeant (#S/817) with the 8th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment who died of wounds in Germany, age 42 October 9, 1915. He is recorded at the Cologne Southern Cemetery (XIII. A. 1). He was the husband of Matilda Rogers (formerly Hogdon) of Winchmore Hill, The Row, Amersham, Bucks. He was born in 1873 at Plaistow, Essex. His parents were William and Sarah Ann. He was the husband of Matilda Price who he married June 12, 1892 at Maidstone and with whom he had five children. Both William and his father worked as painters. The Hogdon family had lived in Tunbridge Wells before the war.
HOLDEN George Charles
He was a Private (#635178) with the 20th Battalion, London Regiment who died of wounds September 14, 1918. He is recorded at the Hermies Hill British Cemetery in France (II. D. 20).
HOLDING William
William was a Lance Corporal (#S/745) with the 1st Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment who died in Belgium December 17, 1914. He is recorded at the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 45 and 47). William was born at Urmington, Devon but later a resident of Tunbridge Wells and enlisted there for service in the war.
HOLLAMBY Edward
Edward was a lance corporal (#G/1027) serving with the Queens Royal West Kent Regiment, 1st Battalion, when at the age of 31 he was killed in Belgium May 5, 1915. He is recorded at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 45 and 47). He was the husband of Elizabeth Hollamby of 44 Charles St., Southborough, Tunbridge Wells. Edward was born in Tunbridge Wells but enlisted for service at Maidstone. He is also recorded on the Southborough Memorial. Difficult to read plaque, may also be F. HOLLAMBY, who was a Private (#38296) with the 10th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment who died in Belgium April 19, 1918 and is recorded at the Tyne Cot Memorial (panel 23 to 28).
HOLLAMBY James
James was a Sapper (#2623) with the 1st/3rd Kent Field Coy Royal Engineers who was a soldier that died at sea, age 25, during the Hythe disaster October 28, 1915. He is recorded at the Helles Memorial (panel 23 to 25 or 325 to 328). He was the son of Mr and Mrs J. Hollamby of 7 Vermont Rd, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells and the husband of Flora Hollamby of 2 Glafdstone Rd. Crowborough, Sussex. James had been born in Tunbridge Wells but enlisted for service at Gillingham, Kent. He is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial.
HOLLAMY Charles
Surname incorrect on the plaque, should be HOLLAMBY. Charles Hollamby was a Private (#541340 KF/260) with the 1/3rd (497th) Kent Fortress Royal Engineers (KFRE) who at the age of 47 died December 23, 1918 at his home (84 Aukland Rd, Tunbridge Wells). He was the husband of Florence Emily Hollamby (present at his death) of 84 Aukland Rd. After Charles died his wife moved to 65 Eastridge Way, Tonbridge, Kent. Charles was buried in the Tunbridge Wells Cemetery (C 14, 255). He was invalided from the army June 22, 1918 and died four months later. Charles wife was buried in the same cemetery plot as him February 21, 1947, aged 70 years. Charles survived the HMS Hythe disaster off Helles Galipoli in 1915 and went on to serve with the KFRE throughout the whole war. Details of the sinking of the M. M. S. Hythe are well documented where 147 Royal Engineer Sappers went missing presumed drowned. Charles was lucky to have survived this incident as most of his mates perished. Apparently Charles was one of the earliest survivors picked up from the freezing cold water by a rescue party from the SS SARNIA.
HOLLINGDALE Henry Richard
Henry was a Serjeant (#724) with the 9th Vet Hospital, Royal Army Veterinary Corp who died at age 37 October 3, 1919. He is recorded at the Winchester (Magdalen Hill) Cemetery (Mil. Plot X. 130). He was the son of Henry Richard and Elizabeth Hollingdale and the husband of the late Florence Mable Hollingdale. Henry was born at Tunbridge Wells and was a resident there.
HOLLINGDALE John Thomas
John was a Private (#267179) with the 2nd/7th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) who died September 27, 1917. He is recorded at the Tyne Cot Memorial (panel 99 to 102). John was born in Tunbridge Wells and was a resident of Rusthall and enlisted for service at Tonbridge. He is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial.
HOLLIS Victor William
Victor was a 2nd Lieut. with B Bty, 261st Brigade Royal Field Artillery who was killed in action at age 26 August 22, 1917. He is recorded at The Huts Cemetery (III. D. 5). He was the husband of Mildred Bouverie Santilhano (formerly Hollis) of Middleton Oatlands Park Weybridge, Surrey. He was awarded the MC. Also a possibility that he may be 2nd Lieut Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery 53rd Battalion, killed in action July 24, 1916 and awarded the MC. He is also recorded on the plaque at Skinners School.
HOLLOMBY Percy William
He was a Private (#G/30417) with the Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment who died in Germany December 21, 1918, He is recorded at the Cologne southern Cemetery (IX. C. 3) in the area of Koln (Cologne) Norfdsheim-Westfal.
HOLMES Dennis
Dennis was a Serjeant (#270196) with the 10th (East Kent and West Kent Yeomanry) Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) who at age 22 died in France October 18, 1918. He is recorded at the Lapugnoy Military Cemetery (XI. C. 6). He was the son of Frederick and Hannah Holmes of 26 Crescent Road, Tunbridge Wells.
HOLMWOOD Arthur Thomas
Error with initial of middle name on the plaque, should be "A. T. ". Arthur was born at Eridge. Sussex but enlisted for service at Tunbridge Wells. He was a Private (#G/1044) with the 1st Battalion, Queen Own Royal West Kent Regiment who was killed in action April 19, 1917. He is recorded at the Bois-Carre British Cemetery at Thelus France (I. E. 1).
HOLYER Frank Septimus
Frank was a Private (#G/7655) with the 1st Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment who age age 28 died of wounds at home April 1, 1918. He is recorded at the Rusthall (St Paul) Churchyrard cemetery. He was the son of Mrs Mary Ann Holyer of 21 Nevill St., Tunbridge Wells. Frank was born in Tunbridge Wells and enlisted for service at Maidstone. He was formerly #1857 with the West Kent Yeomanry. He is also recorded on the plaque at Skinners School.
HOMAN Ralph William
Ralph was a Captain with 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) who at age 23 died of wounds in Belgium August 11, 1915. He is recorded at the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery (I. A. 13). He was the son of Ralph and Amy A, Homan of Hadlet, Tunbridge Wells. He is listed on the plaque of St James Church as Ralph William Homan.
HOMERSHAM Cecil
Cecil was an Ordinary Seamen (London/Z/8019) with the Royal Navy H. M. S. PENARTH who was killed by a mine explosion in the North Sea, off the coast of Yorkshire, at age 19 on February 4, 1919. He was the nephew of James Horn of 90 West End, West Hampstead London. Cecil was born December 1899 at Loose, Maidstone, Kent but appears to have been orphaned or adopted at a young age for he is recorded on the 1901 census as being a "nurse child" in the care of the Stadden family. Sometime before 1911 Cecil was fostered by Mr and Mrs Baldock and was living with them at 25 Apsley Street, Rusthall. He is recorded at the Rusthall War Memorial and remembered with honour on the Chatham War Memorial.
HOMEWOOD Charles Edwin
Charles was a Private (#26983) serving with the Kings Shropshire Light Infantry, 5th Battalion, when he was killed in France at age 28 April 27, 1917. He is recorded at the Wancourt British Cemetery (I. B. 1). He was the son of Henry and Caroline Homewood of Tunbridge Wells. He was the husband of Elizabeth Belsey (formerly Homewood) of 1 Council Cottages, Horsmonden, Kent. Charles was born in Tunbridge Wells but enlisted for service at Henley-in-Arden. He was formerly #7/796 with the 92nd T. R. Battalion,
HOMEWOOD William Lewis
William was a Private (G/8228) with the 8th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment who at age 19 died in France March 22, 1918. He is recorded at the Pozieres Memorial) panel 58 and 59). He was the eldest son of William and Madeline Homewood of 57 Camden Rd., Tunbridge Wells.
HOOD George Holdsworth
George was a Private (#26845) with the Auckland Regiment New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 2nd Battalion, when at the age of 28 he was killed in Belgium June 7, 1917. He is recorded at the Messines Ridge (NZ) Memorial. He was the son of Samuel Hood of 57 Grosvenor Park, Tunbridge Wells and the late Lucy Hood. He enlisted in the Canadian Force; invalided out for health reasons and then re-enlisted, proceeding to the front with the New Zealand Force.
HOPE William Edward
William was a Private (#TF/201906) with B Coy. 4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment who at age 21 died November 6, 1917. He is recorded at the Jerusalem Memorial in Israel (panels 16 and 17). He was the son of Thomas and Mary Ann Hope of Tunbridge Wells.
HOPER Abram
Abram was a Serjeant (#S/317) with the 6th Battalion, Queens Royal West Kent Regiment who at age 43 was killed in France July 2, 1918. He is recorded at the Harponville Command Cemetery (F. 8). He was the husband of Harriett Kate Hoper of 40 Sidney St., Folkestone, Kent. He had served in the South African Campaign. Abram was born in the 3rd qtr of 1877 at St Mary in the Marsh, Kent. He had married Harriett (1873-1953) in 1902 at Tonbridge. He was the son of Stephen Hoper (1822-1896) and Eliza Hills (1870-1929). He was the 4th child and the 3rd son born to the couple. He was baptised at St Mary the Virgin May 20, 1877. He enlisted for service at Tunbridge Wells. He is also remembered on The Cenotaph at Folkestone, Kent.
HOPTROFF William Francis or Frederick
He is also recorded on the plaque at Skinners School. He was with the 2nd Regiment South African Infantry and died July 18, 1916. His family were residents of Tunbridge Wells.
HORNE Albert or Alfred
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HORSECROFT A S
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HORSECROFT Alfred
Alfred was a Stoker 1st class (SS/111176) with the Royal Navy H. M. S. TEAZER who died October 17, 1918. He is recorded at the Rusthall (St Paul) Churchyard cemetery. He was the son of Mrs E. Horsecroft of 19 Edward St., Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells. He is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial.
HORSEY Cleveland
Cleveland was a Driver (#15951) with the Royal Engineers who died of wounds at age 30 December 19, 1919. He is recorded at the Tunbridge Wells Cemetery (B. 3. 192). He was the son of William Horsey of Tunbridge Wells and the husband of the late Ada Gertrude Horsey of 296 Brighton Rd., South Croydon, Surrey.
HOUSEHOLD Ernest
Ernest was born at Rusthall and a resident of Tunbridge Wells who enlisted at Maidstone. He was a Private (#55119) with the 14th Battalion, Welsh Regiment who died at age 24 from injuries August 5, 1917. He is recorded at the Rusthall (St Paul) Churchyard cemetery. He was formerly #7/796 with the 92nd T. R. Battn. He is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial.
HUBBLE George
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HUDSON George Trevor
George was a 2nd Lieut. with the 7th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment who at age 23 was killed in action in France September 26m1916. He is recorded at the Mill Road Cemetery (I. G. 2). He was the son of George and Esther Hudson of 85 St Johnís Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He is also recorded on the plaque at Skinners School.
HUGGETT George
George was born at Ealy, Sussex and enlisted for service in Tunbridge Wells. He was a Private (#SD/5827) with the 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment who died in France April 5, 1918. He is recorded at the Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery at Albert, France (II. M. 9). He was in the British Expeditionary Force. He is recorded as George T. Huggett on the Southborough Memorial.
HUGHES Albert or Arthur
He was a Private (#154993) with the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 14th Battalion, who at the age of 36 was killed in Belgium September 15, 1918. He is recorded at the Hagle Dump Cemetery (VI. A. 4). He was the son of Alfred Hughes of St Helens, Lancs. He was the husband of Maud Evelyn Hughes of 22 Garden St., Tunbridge Wells.
HUGHES Charles Edmund
Charles was a Sapper (#150509) with the 26th Div. Signal Coy. Royal Engineers who at age 33 died in Bulgaria December 10, 1918. He is recorded at the Sofia War Memorial in Bulgaria (III. C. 10). He was the son of John and Ellen Hughes of 18 Meadow Rd., Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells. He is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial.
HUGHES John Edward
John was a Private (#1972) with the 1st/3rd Kent Field Coy. Royal Engineers when he lost his life at sea at age 29 on October 28, 1915 during the Hythe Disaster. He is recorded at the Helles Memorial (panel 23 to 25 ) in Turkey. He was the son of Mr and Mrs C. Hughes of The Laurels Goods Station Rd., Tunbridge Wells and the husband of Louisa Hughes of 20 Auckland R., Tunbridge Wells.
HURD Charles Thomas William
Charles was a Leading Telegraphist (#J/8835) with the Royal Navy H. M. S. ARDENT who at age 22 was killed June 1, 1916. He is recorded at the Chatham Naval Memorial (17). He was the son of Charles Francis and Georina Hurd of 32 Quarry Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He is listed on the plaque at St James Church as Charles T. Hurd.
HURTER Thomas Henry
Surname is in error on the plaque, should be HUNTER. Thomas Henry Hunter was a Serjeant (#TF/130) with the 1st/4th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment who died in India May 28, 1915. He is recorded at the Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial in India (face 7).
HUTCHINS Percy Frederick
Percy was born at Soughbourne, Kent and a resident of Tunbridge Wells before the war but enlisted for service at Camberwell. He was a Private (#612971) with the 19th Battalion, London Regiment who died June 3. 1917. He is recorded at the Bedford House Cemetery in Belgium (enclosure No. 4. Sp Mem 13).
HUTCHINSON Henry or Harold
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HYDE Francis Cecil
Francis was a Lieut. with the 1st Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment who died in France at age 20 April 19, 1917. He is recorded at the Nine elms Military Cemetery at Thelue France (III. C. 16). He was the son of Matthew and Florence May Hyde of 5 Nevill Park, Tunbridge Wells. He is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial.
HYDER William Arthur
William was a Private (#24863) with the 37th Coy. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), who at age 29 died in France August 2, 1917. He is recorded at the Monchy British Cemetery Monchey- Le-Preux. He was the son of James William and Rachel Hyder of 38 Eridge R., Tunbridge Wells. He is also recorded on the plaque of St Marks Church but as a Private with the Royal West Kent Regiment. William was born 1888 in Tunbridge Wells and in 1911 he was living with his parents and five siblings at 38 Eridge Rd., Tunbridge Wells. William was working at that time as a railway porter and his father was a railway signalman.

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