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TUNBRIDGE WELLS WAR MEMORIAL

WORLD WAR 1 - SURNAMES 'L'

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Edward James Gilbert 2012

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LADE Thomas John
Thomas was born at Frant, Sussex and was a resident of Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells and he enlisted for service at Tunbridge Wells. He as an A/Serjeant (#16162) with the 6th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment who died in France, age 33, on September 21, 1918. He is recorded at the Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery at Epehy France. He was the husband of Lily Lade of 65 Hillview Rd., Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells. He was awarded the MM. He is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial.
LAMB Ernest Edwin
Ernest was a 2nd Lieut. with the 3rd Bm Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment who died at age 25 in France September 26, 1916. He is recorded at the Thiepval Memorial (pier and face 11c). He was the son of Edwin Daniel Lamb M. B. E. R. N. and Kate Teresa Florence Lamb of 60 Stephens Rd., Tunbridge Wells. Ernest also served with the 9th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers at Gallipoli and in Egypt.
LAMBERT Charles
No further information currently available
LANGRIDGE Frederick Henry
Frederick was a Private (#SS/13211) with the Royal Army Service Corp who died at age 36 from injuries January 15, 1919. He is recorded at the Tunbridge Wells Cemetery (C14. 189). He was the husband of Sarah Langridge of 23 Stanley Rd., Tunbridge Wells.
LARKIN William Henry
William was an Able Seaman who died on or about December 1, 1916 at age 31. He was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Larkin, formerly of Rusthall but by 1916 a resident of New Jersey, USA. William was a married man and a father of a 4 year old daughter. He had served in the Navy for 12 years and re-joined at the outbreak of war. In January 1915 he had a serious accident whilst coaling at Devonport dock. He had lingered for nearly 2 years with spinal injuries before succumbing to this condition. The funeral was held at St Pauls Church, Rusthall with Cannon Eden officiating. At the bvehest of the donor, the White Ensign was buried with the coffin. William was buried in the St Pauls Churchyard, Rusthall (memorial 272). He is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial.
LATIMER Hugh
Hugh was a 2nd Lieut. with the 6th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment who at age 19 died in France July 3, 1916. He is recorded at the Thiepval Memorial (pier and face 11). he was the son of Henry Arthur Latimer of Swansea and Tunbridge Wells. He had been educated at Rugby and was a Scholar elect of Brasenose College, Oxford. He is also recorded on the Risthall War Memorial.
LATTER Charles Edward
Possibly Private (#S/19521) with the 12th Battalion, Rifle Brigade who died in France March 25, 1918 and who is recorded at the Pozieres Memorial (panel 81 to 84).
LATTER Horace Alfred
Horace was a resident of Tunbridge Wells that enlisted for service in London. He was a Private (#292180) with the Labour Corps and died in France march 7, 1918. He was formerly #116225 with the Royal Engineers. He is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial.
LATTER Thomas Edward
Thomas was born in Tunbridge Wells and a resident of the town before enlisting at Guildford, Surrey. He was a Private9#22603) with the 6th Battalion, Border Regiment and died in France at age 233 on September 29, 1915. He is recorded at the Thiepval Memorial (pier and face 6A and 7C). He was the son of William Latter of 6 Point Well Lane, Little Coggesthall Essex. He was the husband of Harriet Latter of Normans Wood, Wadhurst, Sussex. Thomas was formerly #8227 with the Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment.
LATTER William John
William was born at Tonbridge but a resident of Tunbridge Wells at the time of enlisting for service there. He was a Serjeant (#265156) with the 7th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment who died at age 31 in Belgium October 12, 1917. He is recorded at the Tyne Cot Memorial (panel 106 to 108). He was the son of William and Minnie Latter and the husband of Ella Latter of 14 Commercial Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He is remembered at the Tyne Cot Memorial but was buried in the Tunbridge Wells Cemetery after dying at home from injuries.
LAWRENCE Cecil Charles
Cecil was wa Private (#G/2273) with the 8th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment who died in France at the Somme September 1, 1916. He is recorded at the Thiepval Memorial (pier and face 11c).
LAWRENCE Ernest Robert
Ernest was born at Tunbridge Wells and a resident of the town but enlisted for service at Maidstone. Kent. He was a Private (#G/27970) with the 17th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) who died in France June 6, 1917. He is recorded at the Arras Memorial (Bay 7).
LAWRENCE Henry}
Henry was a Private (L/ 10203) with the Queens Royal West Kent Regiment, 1st Battalion, who at the age of 17 was killed in France September 29, 1914. He is recorded at the Les Gonards Cemetery, Versai (1. 22). He was the son of Arthur Henry and Elizabeth Lawrence of 19 Hemey Court, Crescent Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He was born in Tunbridge Wells but was a resident of Wadhurst, Sussex later and enlisted for service at Maidstone, Kent.
LEETE Percy John
Percy was born in Tunbridge Wells and enlisted for service at Maidstone. He was a Private (#G/30972) with the 1ast Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment who was killed in France April 30, 1918. He was formerly #22391 with the West Kent Yeomanry.
LESTER W
No further information currently available
LEVERETT George Stanley James
George was a Private (#10345) with the East Lancashire Regiment, 2nd Battalion, who at age 24 was killed in France September 24, 1915. He is recorded at the Y. Farm Military Cemetery (BOI H. 12). He was the son of Catherine Todman (formerly Leverett), of 5 Manor Cottages, Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells and the late James Leverett. He had been a resident of Tunbridge Wells at the time of enlistment but enlisted at Maidstone, Kent. He had been born at Deptford, Kent.
LINGARD Edward Randolph
Most likely Private (M2/116844) M. T. Army Service Corps who died at home in Southampton, Hampshire January 3, 1916. He is recorded at the Netley Military Cemetery in the Hampshire area (C. E. 17750). In 1911 he was working as an apprentice wheelwright, boarding at Brenchley, Kent (just 7 miles from Tunbridge Wells). He was born March 17, 1893 at Mile End, Old Town, London to parents Edward Henry Lingard and Annie Lingard (nee Marshall) and had in 1911 two siblings. He was baptised April 23, 1893 at St Philip, Stepney, Tower Hamlets. In 1901 he was living at 8 Cameron Place, Mile End, London with his parents (his father was a stick keeper at the stationary works) and was still living in London in 1902. Military records give that he was a resident of Ilford, Essex at the time of enlistment. There is no identifiable connection of this man to Tunbridge Wells but it is possible one of his siblings was a resident. There is for example a Hannah Lingard living in 1911 at Speldhurst, who may be a sibling or other relative of Edward.
LITTEN Frederick Charles Puttick
Frederick was a Private (#G/19281) with the Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, 6th Battalion, who at the age of 20 was killed in France May 3, 1917. He is recorded at the Arras Memorial (Bay 7). He was the son of Edward and Elizabeth Litten of 24 Kirkdale Rd., Tunbridge Wells. Frederick had been born in Tunbridge Wells and enlisted for service there.
LIVESEY R
Most likely Robert William Livesey born at Dhataham, kent who enlisted at Chatham. He was a Private (#G/6277) with the 6th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment who died in France March 10, 1916. He is recorded at the Loos Memorial (panel 95 to 97). Possibly Ralph Livesey a Sapper with the Royal Engineers whose name is given on the plaque at St Marks Church, Tunbridge Wells.
LOCKE Luther Thomas
Luther was born at Tunbridge Wells and was a resident of Rusthall at the time of enlistment in Tonbridge. He was a Private (#12439) with the 103rd Coy Machine Gun Corps (infantry) when killed in France at age 24 November 9, 1916. He is recorded at the Luther Theophilus Cite Bonjeum Military Cemetery (IV. A. 46). He was the son of Henry Luther Locke and Winifred Louisa Locke of 6 Hurstwood Cottages, St Johnís, Tunbridge Wells. He was formerly #10935 with the Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment.
LONGHURST Edward Frank
Edward was an Able Seaman (#J/20239) with the Royal Navy, H. M. S. QUEEN MARY, who died age 20 on May 31, 1916. He is recorded at the Portsmouth Naval Memorial (13). He was the son of Levi and Agnes Longhurst of Ferrars Estate, Cornford Lane, Tunbridge Wells. He is also listed on the plaque at St James Church as Edward F. Longhurst.
LOOSLEY Archibald George
He was a Private (#G/28966) with the 7th Battalion, Queens Own West Kent Regiment who died at age 18 in France September 2, 1918. He is recorded at the Vis-En-Artois Memorial (panel 7). He was the son of Mr and Mrs Alfred G. Loosley of 8 Avon St., Tunbridge Wells.
LORD Charles Henry
Charles was a Serjeant (#265043) with the 1st/1st Kent Cyclist Battalion, who at age 30 died in Pakistan July 3, 1919. He is recorded at the Rawalpindi War Cemetery (B. 10). He was the son of Mr and Mrs H. B. Lord of 29 Grove Hill Rd., Tunbridge Wells.
LUCAS Frederick
Frederick was a Sergeant (#14313) with the MM 71st Battery, 36th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery who died October 24, 1917. He had been born in Rusthall. In 1917 he had a sister living in Rusthall but Frederick had long since moved to Birkenhead where he was a married man with three children. Having been a career soldier for 15 years he had been on the Reservist List when war was declared and he immediately recalled. He was to serve for three years and two months before being killed instantly by a shell whilst attempting to get his men under cover during an enemy bombardment. His body was never recovered. He is remembered at the Rusthall War Memorial and at the Tyne Cot Cemetery in Ypres (panel 4-6 and 162).
LUCK George
George was a Donkeyman on the S. S. Poljames (London) Mercantile Marine Merchant Navy who at age 27 died October 2, 1918. He had drowned as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine. He is recorded at the Tower Hill Memorial. He was the son of George and Laura Amelia Luck of Birling Farm, Southborough, Kent. He was born in Tunbridge Wells. He is also listed on the plaque at St James Church as George Luck. There is also an Engineer G. Luck listed on the High Brooms memorial plaque.
LUCK W H
No record for this surname. Possible error on plaque
LYLE Arthur Escott
Arthur was a Private (#G/61901) who died in France December 23, 1916. He is recorded at the Rue-Des-Besceaux Military Cemetery (I. F. 21). Arthur had been born in Liverpool but before the war was a resident of Tunbridge Wells and enlisted for service there. He was with the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) 10th Battalion, He was formerly #33004 1st Suffolk Regiment.

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