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TUNBRIDGE WELLS WAR MEMORIAL

WORLD WAR 1 - SURNAMES 'R'

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Edward James Gilbert 2012

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RANKING J G L
Possible error on plaque as only a listing for G. J. L. RANKING found who was a Captain in the Indian Political Department (Army) who was an Indian by nationality and who died July 12, 1915 and is recorded at the Tehran War Cemetery in Iran (O. 11. B. 6).
RAPLEY Alfred William Henry
Alfred was a Serjeant (#124) with the 11th Battalion, Australian Infantry A. I. F. who died of disease November 12, 1916. He is recorded at the Etaples Military Cemetery (XII. D. 8). He is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial.
RAPOPORT John Lindsey
John was a 2nd Lieut. with the 6th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own) who was attached to the 12th Battalion, Rifle Brigade and who died May 27, 1918. He is recorded at the Arras Memorial in France (Bay 9).
READ Bernard
Bernard was a Private (#82171) with the 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers who died at age 18 in Belgium July 15, 1918. He is recorded at the Tyne Cot Memorial (panel 28 to 30 and 162 to 162A and 163A). He was the son of Mr and Mrs Read of 13 Colebrook Rd., High Brooms, Tunbridge Wells. He is also listed on the Southborough Memorial as Bernard R. Read.
READ Phillip
He was a Private (#TR/71572) with the Royal Fusiliers who died at age 36 November 11, 1918. He is recorded at the Southborough Cemetery (3. 362). He was the son of Edward James and Rose Ellen Read. He is also recorded on the Southborough Memorial. He is also recorded as Privat P. Read on the High Brooms memorial plaque.
READER Bertram Edward
Bertram was a Second Lieut. (no service number given) with the Somerset Light Infantry, 6th Battalion, who at the age of 26 died in Belgium October 22, 1917. He is recorded at the Tyne Cot Memorial (Panel 41 and 42). He was the son of Edwin and Laura Reader of 6 St James Park, Tunbridge Wells. He is listed on the plaque at St James Church as Bertram Reader.
READER G. E. H.
Given in records as G. E. H. READER – GH on memorial. Able Seaman (#R/3197) with the 4th Reserve Battalion, Royal Navy who was accidentally killed June 30, 1917 at age 19. He is recorded at the Tunbridge Wells Cemetery (C. 14. 106). He was the son of Frederick and Dulcie Reader and the husband of N. Bond (formerly Reader) of 12 St Stephen's Cottages Stanley Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He is listed on the plaque at St James Church as George E. Reader.
READER Percival John
Initials transposed in error on the plaque. Percival was born in Tunbridge Wells and lived in the town before the war. He was a Private (#41403) with the Price of Wales (North Staffordshire Regiment) 2/6th Battalion, who died in France March 21, 1918. He is recorded at the Arras Memorial. He was the son of Charles and Kate Reader of 35 Western Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He was born in 1899 and enlisted for service at Tonbridge. He is listed on the plaque at St James Church as Percival J. Reader.
REED Selby
Selby was a Private (#5/2341) with the 5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment who died of wounds, age 19, on Mary 2, 1915. He is recorded at the Bethune Town Cemetery France (IV. B. 70). He was the son of Hector and Rose E. Reed of 5 Brunswick Terrace Mount Sion, Tunbridge Wells.
REEDER George Sidney
George was a Private (#201210) with the Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment who at the age of 20 died in the Israel and Palestine theatre of war September 19, 1918. He is recorded at the Ramleh War Cemetery (J. 48). He was the son of Emma Reeder of 19 Dale St., Tunbridge Wells and the late George Reeder.
REFFELL George Stanley
George was a Lance Corporal (#G/23879) with the 8th Battalion,, Queens Royal West Kent Regiment. He was born 1891 in Tunbridge Wells, the son of Alexander Reffell and Lucy Maria Reffell (nee Vinall) and was baptised at the Holy Trinity May 31, 1891. He was the fourth if five brothers, three of who died in childhood. The other surviving brother was Arthur Sidney Reffell. In 1911 George was living at Eltham, Kent and working for the South Eastern & Chatham Railway as a railway number taker, George married Amy Brimley in 1914 at Maidstone. When George died, Amy was living at Marshall’s Cottages in Maidstone, where she had to bring up her young son who was born in 1916. George was killed in action Friday March 30, 1917, age 26. George is recorded at the Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery in France (Grave I D 8). George was a resident of Farleigh, Kent at the time he enlisted at Tonbridge.
RICH Frank Alfred
Frank was born at Keston, Kent but a resident of Tunbridge Wells before the war. He enlisted for service at Hawkhurst, Kent. He was a Rifleman (#R/50081) with the 16th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps who was killed in action at age 19 on October 12, 1918 in France. He is recorded at the Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery Montay, France (II. F. 13). He was the son of Richard Frank and Ellen Harriett Rich of Great Lodge North Farm, Tunbridge Wells. He was formerly #TR/13/58586 with the 20th R. R. Battalion,
RICHARDS Albert James
Albert was born in Tunbridge Wells and a resident there at the time of enlisting at Maidstone. He was a Private (#61860) with the 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) who died April 10, 1917. He is recorded at the Arras Memorial in France (Bay 3). He was formerly #13859 with the Roual Sussex Regiment.
RICHARDSON F J
No further information currently available
RICKABY Frederick
Frederick was an Able Seaman (#London Z/1979) with the Anson Battalion, Royal Navy Div, Royal Navy who died at age 22 August 25, 1918. He is recorded at the Warlencourt British Cemetery (IV. F. 23). He was the son of Frederick Rickaby of 11 Kensington St., Tunbridge Wells.
RIDLEY S J (Stanley}
No further information currently available. He is listed on the plaque at St James Church as Stanley Ridley
RIX John Cecil
John was a Captain (no service number0 with the Royal Army Medical Corp who died in France July 6, 1916. He is recorded at the Becourt Miliary Cemetery (I. Q. 3). He was the son of the late William H and Rosalie J. Rix of Tunbridge Wells. He is listed on the plaque at St James Church as John Cecil Rix.
ROBERSON Frank
Frank was born in Tunbridge Wells and enlisted for service there. He was a Private (#L/9367) with the 2nd Battalion, Queens Own West Kent Regiment who died December 13, 1916 Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force (Asiatic Theatre). He is recorded at the Basra memorial (panel 29).
ROBERSON Harry
Harry was born in Tunbridge Wells and was residing there when he enlisted at Southborough. He was a Sapper (#1564) with the 1st/3rd Kent Field Coy Royal Engineers who was a soldier that was lost at sea October 28, 1915 during the Hythe disaster. He is recorded at the Helles Memorial (panel 23 to 25 or 325 to 328).
ROBERTS G L
Possible error on plaque. No record found
ROBINSON A
No further information currently available
ROGERS Alfred
Alfred was born 1884 at Poplar, Essex and until 1901 lived at Woolwich but moved to Tunbridge Wells with his parents. He was one of six children born to William and Catherine Rogers. In January 1914 he married Mabel Alice Emery-Gillam and the couple had a daughter while living in Tunbridge Wells. Alfred enlisted for service at Maidstone. He was a Serjeant (#L/6258) with the 1st Battalion, Queens Own West Kent Regiment who died in France April 9, 1917. He is recorded at the Nine Elms Military Cemetery Thelus (III. C. 3).
ROW G J
No further information currently available
ROWLAND William
William was a Private (#2262) with the 3rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. He died in Belgium April 26, 1915 and is recorded at the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 6 and 8). He is also recorded on the plaque at St Marks Church, Tunbridge Wells.
RUDDLE Bob
Bob was a Drover (#1989) with the 1st/3rd Kent Field Coy. Royal Engineers who died at sea during the Hythe disaster October 28, 1915. He is recorded on the Helles Memorial in Turkey (panel 23 to 25 and 325 to 326).
RUDDLE Reginald
Reginald was a Lieut. with the 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade awarded the MC who at age 30 died in France July 24, 1918. He is recorded at the Bully-Grenay Command Cemetery British Extension (V. G. 10). He was the son of Mr and Mrs H. J. Ruddle of Baird St., Uitenhage, South Africa.
RUMBLE Herbert William
Herbert was a Private (#6395) with the Royal Army Medical Corp who was drowned at sea (from H. S. Anglia) November 17, 1915. He is recorded at the Hollybrook Memorial at Southampton.
RUMMERY Charles John
Initials inscribed incorrectly on the plaque. Charles was a Private (C/17530) with the Royal Sussex Regiment, 2nd Battalion, who at the age of 22 died in France September 11, 1916. He is recorded at the Achiet-Le-Grand Communal Cemetery (IV. X. 3). He was the son of Constance Lydia Rummery of 24 Western Rd., Tunbridge Wells and the late Joseph John Rummery. Charles was formerly with the Royal East Kent Yeomanry. Charles was born in Tunbridge Wells and enlisted for service at Herne, Kent. He is listed on the plaque at St James Church as Charles J. Rummery.
RUSH E A
He was a Sapper (#553938) with the Royal Engineers who died February 20, 1919 from injuries. He is recorded at the Tunbridge Wells Cemetery (B. 9. 47). He is also on the plaque at Skinners School.
RUSSELL Alfred Norman
Alfred was a Private (#G12103) with the Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, 7th Battalion, who at the age of 25 died in France September 30, 1916. He is recorded at the Thiepval Memorial (Pier and Face 11 C). He was the son of Bertha Russell of Osborne Cottage, Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells and the late Alfred Russell. Alfred was born at Ickham, Kent but a resident of Tunbridge Wells at the time of his enlistment there.
RYALL Alfred Forester
Alfred was a Serjeant (#9281) with the 11th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry who age age 23 died July 9, 1917 in Belgium. He is recorded at the Coyyde Hilitary Cemetery (I. B. 1). He was the son of John and Mary Ryall of Tunbridge Wells. He is recorded on the plaque of St Marks Church, Tunbridge Wells as Albert F. Ryall a Corporal with the Highland Light Infantry. They are the same person.
RYAN Thomas
No further information currently available
RYMER John Henry
Most likely a Captain with the 11th Battalion, Manchester Regiment who died at age 40 August 7, 1915 who is recorded at the Helles Memorial (panel 15 to 170) and who was the brother of Rear Admiral E. H. Rymer of Little Brookley, Brockenhurst Hants. He served in the South African war.

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