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TUNBRIDGE WELLS WAR MEMORIAL

WORLD WAR 1 - SURNAMES 'S'

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
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Edward James Gilbert 2012

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SAGE Charles
Charles was a Private (#41288) with the Bedfordshire Regiment, 8th Battalion, who at the age of 25 died in France December 6, 1917. He is recorded at the Rocquigny Equancourt Road Cemetery (VIII. B. 17). He was the son of Francis Sage of 17 Vernon Rd., Tunbridge Wells and the husband of Rosina Lilly Sage of 7 Gorge St., Tunbridge Wells. Charles was born in Tunbridge Wells and was a resident of the town at the time of his enlistment at Maidstone. He was formerly #39568 with the Northants Regiment.
SALT Osmond Theodore
Osmond was a Private (#43499) with the 12th Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry who at age 19 died November 8, 1917 in Belgium. He is recorded at the Oxford Road Cemetery in Belgium (I. L. 3). He had formerly served with the 579th Coy Royal Engineers. He was the son of Theodore Beeching Salt and Laura Jane Salt of 47 Albion Rd., Tunbridge Wells.
SARGEANT Robert
Robert was a private (#6981) with the 5th Battalion, Coldstream Guards who at age 19 died November 26, 1919. He is recorded at the Windsor Cemetery (L 114). He was the son of Charles and Mary Sergeant of 4 Apsley St., Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells. Robert was born in London. He is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial.
SAUNDERS Charles Henry
Charles was a Private (#33592) with the 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment who at age 19 died in France July 31, 1917. He is recorded at the Monchy British Cemetery Monchy-Le-Preux (O. J. 8). He was the son of Charles Thomas and Ellen Margaret Saunders of 19 Woodside Rd., Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells. Charles was born at Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells and a resident of Tunbridge Wells at the time of his enlistment at Maidstone. He is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial.
SAUNDERS David
David was a Corporal (#G/57) with the Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, 8th Battalion, who at the age of 30 died in France August 29, 1918. He is recorded at the Pozieres Memorial (Panel 58 and 59). He was the son of David and Mary Ann Saunders of 50 Stanley Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He was born at St Johns Tunbridge Wells and enlisted for service at Maidstone.
SAUNDERS Ernest
Ernest was a Private (#L/10108) with the Royal Sussex Regiment, 2nd Battalion, who at the age of 18 died in France September 14, 1914. He is recorded at the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial. He was the son of Louisa Kate Hearsey (formerly Saunders) of 67 Mount Zion, Tunbridge Wells and the late John Henry Saunders. Ernest was a resident of Tunbridge Wells at the time of enlistment at Maidstone. He is also listed on the plaque at St James Church as Ernest Saunders.
SAUNDERS Frederick James
No further information currently available. He is listed as Private F. J. Saunders on the High Brooms memorial plaque.
SAUNDERS Reginald
Reginald was a Private (#42925) with the Essex Regiment. 10th Battalion, who at the age of 19 died in France August 24, 1918. He is recorded at the Vis-En-Artois Memorial (Panel 7). He was the son of Mr and Mrs L. Saunders of 68 St James Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He was born in Tunbridge Wells and was a resident of the town at the time of his enlistment at Tonbridge. He was formerly #10724 with the Bedfordshire Regiment. He is also listed on the plaque at St James Church as Reginald Saunders.
SAUNDERS Thomas Henry
Thomas was born in Tunbridge Wells and a resident of the town at the time of his enlistment at Southborough. He was a Sapper (#820) with the 1st/3rd Kent Field Coy Royal Engineers who died at home July 28, 1915 at age 23. He is recorded at the Southborough Cemetery (6. 328). He was the son of William and Mary Saunders of Southborough, Tunbridge Wells. There is also a Private T. Saunders listed on the High Brooms memorial plaque.
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No further information currently available
SAUNDERS William Frederick
William was born in Tunbridge Wells and a resident of the town at the time of his enlistment at Gillingham, Kent. He was a Sapper (#2261) 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 is also listed on the High Brooms memorial plaque as Private W. F. Saunders.
SAWYER Frederick George
Frederick was a Private (#510) with the 6th Battalion, Queens Own West Kent Regiment who died at age 26 in Belgium July 15, 1915. He is recorded at the Poelcapelle British Cemetery (LVI. D. 7). He was the son of James Sawyer.
SCHOFIELD Edward William Noel
Edward was born at Harley, Surrey and a resident of Tonbridge at the time of enlisting in Tunbridge Wells. He was a Private (#G/2168) with the Queens Own West Kent Regiment who died at age 21 from injuries March 12, 1917. He is recorded at the Tunbridge Wells Cemetery (C. 14. 103). He was the son of Samuel Reuben and Kate Schofield of South View Powder Mill Lane, Tunbridge Wells. He is also listed on the High Brooms memorial plaque as Private E. W. N. Schofield.
SCHOLES Percy George
Percy was born in Tunbridge Wells and a resident of the town at the time of enlisting there. He was a Private (#L/9277) with the 2nd Battalion, The Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment who died in Belgium October 21, 1914. He is recorded at the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 11-13 and 14). He was the son of the late Frederick G and Martha Scholes of 46 Auckland Rd., Tunbridge Wells.
SCRIVEN Reginald Adams
Reginald was an ordinary seaman on the H. M. Formidable who died January 1, 1915 at age 18. He was the adopted son of Mrs J. Scriven. The Formidable was 37 miles off the coast of Devon when she was torpedoed twice by the German submarine U24. Torrential rain, hailstones and 30 foot waves hindered the abandonment of the vessel. Listing to starboard and taking on water at an alarming rate the lifeboats were smashed as they were being lowered, killing their crews. Despite this there was no panic. Someone played the piano and the Chaplain rished his life to go below decks for more cigarettes. As the ship began to go under Captain Loxley ordered abandon ship. Then accompanied by his dog, Bruce, the captain returned to the bridge, lit a cigarette and went down with the vessel. Only two lifeboats got away, one being picked up by a trawler "Provident", 15 miles off Berry Head. At dawn the second boat had to watch the liner and eleven other vessels pass by, the little boat hidden by the huge swell and crashing seas. The following evening the crew saw a light coming from shore but more fortunate was a Miss Gwen Harding walking home from a dinner party who saw the shape of their boat just off Lyme and alerted the authorities. From a crew of 750 only 199 survived, officially the first battleship to be sunk in the Great War. Reginald Scriven is remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial and also on the Rusthall War Memorial.
SEENEY William
William was a Private (#2967) with the 8th Battalion, Queens Own West Kent Regiment who died at age 17 in Belgium February 28, 1916. He is recorded at the White House Cemetery (III. R. 24). He was the son of Mr and Mrs C. Seeney of 80 St James Park, Tunbridge Wells. He is also listed on the plaque at St James Church as William Seeney.
SEGGIE Alexander
Alexander was a 2nd Lieut. with 'B' Coy 9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers who died in France at age 24 on July 1, 1916. He is recorded at the Ancre British Cemetery Beaumont-Hamel, France (VII. A. 86). He was the son of William Fergusson Seggie and Janet Seggie of 28 Prince's St., Prospect Rd., Tunbridge Wells.
SELLINGS Amos John
Amos was born at Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells and enlisted for service at Tunbridge Wells. He was a Lance Corporal (#GS/847) with the 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment who died at age 40 in France on May 9, 1915. He is recorded at the Le Touret Memorial (panel 20 and 21). He was the son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Sellings and the husband of Fanny Sellings of 1 Edward St., Rustahll, Tunbridge Wells. Amos served in the South African war. He is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial.
SELLINS Walter
Walter was born in Tunbridge Wells and was a resident of Southborough at the time of enlisting at Maidstone. He was a Private (#33099) with the 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment who died at age 39 in France March 29, 1917. He is recorded at the Arros Memorial in France (Bay 6). He was the son of Robert and Clara Sellins of 13 Norman Rd., Tunbridge Wells and the husband of Julia Huntley (formerly Sellins) of 11 Silverdale Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He was formerly #6490 with the Middlesex Regiment. He is also recorded on the Southborough Memorial.
SEWELL William Charles
William was a Private (#S/8888) with the 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders who was killed in action at age 24 in France May 3, 1917. He is recorded at the Brown's Copse Cemetery at Roeux, France (VI. E. 24). He was the son of William Sewell of 16 Vernon Rd., Tunbridge Wells.
SHARVILL James Alfred
James was born in Tunbridge Wells but a resident of Eastbourne at the time of enlistment. He enlisted at Eastbourne. He was a Private (#65539) with the 32nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers who died at age 40 in Belgium June 9, 1917. He is recorded at the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery (XV. G. 44). He was the son of James Sharvill and the husband of Edith Annie Sharvill of 5 Upwick Cottages Eastdean Rd., Old Town Eastbourne.
SHOEBRIDGE Arthur Theodore
Arthur was born in Tunbridge Wells and was a resident there at the time of enlistment in London. He was a Private (#G/47690) with the 25th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers who died in Africa June 11, 1917. He is recorded at the Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery in Tanzania (5. J. 15). He was formerly TRK/824 with the 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers.
SHOEBRIDGE John
John was a Private (#G/12315) with the 7th Queens Own West Kent Regiment who died in France October 5, 1916. He is recorded at the Thiepval Memorial (pier and face 11c). John was born at Yarlding, Kent and enlisted for service at Maidstone.
SHOREY Joseph George
Joseph was born at Sevenoaks, Kent but a resident of Tunbridge Wells at the time of enlisting there. He was a Private (#12031) with the 8th Battalion, Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment who died in Belgium August 12, 1917. He is recorded at the Mendingham Military Cemetery (IV. B. 42). He is listed on the plaque at St James church as Jospeh G. Shorey.
SIMMONS Frederick.
He was a Lance Corporal (#24426) with the 2nd Battalion, Queens Own West Kent Regiment who died at age 23 September 2, 1918. He is buried in the Tunbridge Wells Cemetery (C14. 185). He was the son of Frederick and Susan Simmons of 28 Western Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He is listed on the plaque at St James Church as Frederick A. Simmons.
SIMPSON William
William was a Corporal (#11678) with the Durham Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion, who at the age of 20 died in France September 29, 1915. He is recorded at the Etaples Memorial Cemetery (IV. H. 16A). He was the son of Mr and Mrs E. Simpson of 30 Rochdale Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He was born in Tunbridge Wells and was a resident of the town at the time of enlistment at Maidstone. There is also a listed for a Walter Simpson on the plaque at St James Church.
SINFIELD John
John was a Private (#M2/182735) with the Army Service Corps, 282nd Mechanical Transport, who at the age of 37 died in France June 2, 1917. He is recorded at the Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery (II. G. 15). He was the son of James and Annie Sinfield of Norman St., Tunbridge Wells and the husband of A. Sinfield of 4 Campbell Rd., Tunbridge Wells. John was born at Edenbridge, Kent but at the time of his enlistment at Tunbridge Wells he was a resident of Tunbridge Wells. He was the brother of William George Sinfield, also killed in the war.
SINFIELD William George
William was a Private (#64934) with the Northumberland Fusiliers, 25th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion, who at the age of 33 died in France April 13, 1918. He is recorded at the Wimereux Communal Cemetery (X. C. 13). He was the son of James and Annie Sinfield of Norman Rd., Tunbridge Wells and the husband of Florence Mabel Sinfield of 93 St John's Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He was born at Edenbridge, Kent but enlisted for service at Tunbridge Wells. He was the brother of John Sinfield also killed in the war.
SKEWIS Edwin Henry
Ernest Ronald Skewis (the brother of Edwin Henry Skewis) was born May 8, 1900 at St Johnís Wood, London, Middlesex. His parents were Edwin Skewis (1854-1909) ) and Emily Tozer (1874-1936). Ernest had a brother Edwin Henry Skewis (1899-1917) who was killed WWI as well as brothers Frank who was in the Navy and George who was in the Army (possibly the home guard). Ernest lived at Great Clacton, Essex in 1901 and in 1911 at 6 Cambridge St in Tunbridge Wells. In 1918 he joined the 53rd YS Battalion 'The Rife Brigade' and was part of the BAOR Divisions. At the time of his enlistment his occupation was given as "Turner" and was living at 22 Mountfield Road, Tunbridge Wells. He was appointed Corporal 7/2/1919. He embarked from Dover with the battalion 26/3/1919 and disembarked at Dunkirk. He was transferred to the IV Corps Cyclist Battalion on 7/6/1919 and was discharged November 1919. While with the Cyclist Corp 1918-1919 he guarded bridges in Britain and on the continent. After the war Ernest returned to civilian life, got married and on April 30, 1938 Christine J. Skewis was born. Ernest and his family lived from 1935 to 1980 at Fairfield Ave and from 1980 onwards at Claremont Gardens, Tunbridge Wells. Ernest passed away January 1992 and was cremated at the Kent and Sussex Crematorium on January 27, 1992.

Edwin Henry Skewis was the brother of Ernest Ronald Skewis and was born March 23, 1899 at Southend, Essex. He and his brother attended St Matthew's School in the borough of Westminster and while there in 1903 his parents lived at 29 Bark Place. Edwin was living with his parents and siblings during the 1901 and 1911 census. In 1914 Edwin joined the Royal Navy with the rating of 'Boy Telegraphist' (service number J32626). At the time of his enlistment his mother Emily was residing at 22 Mountfield Road, Tunbridge Wells and was listed as 'next of kin' in his naval records. After receiving his training he was assigned to the HMS Mignonette. This vessel was built by Dunlap, Bremner & Co. Ltd at Port Glasgow in 1916, a Arabis class sloop mine sweeper of 1250 grt.

In March 1917 the Mignonette was acting as part of the naval anti-submarine force based at Cork Harbour. The ship had been responsible for the part rescue of the crew of the steamer SS Malmanger on March 12, 1917. A minefield was discovered off Galley Head, Ireland on Friday March 16 and on March 17th the ships Mignonette and her sister ship Alyssum were sent to sweep the minefield. During this work the bow of the Mignonette was blown off when it struck a mine. An attempt was made to tow her stern first but the vessel sank and her scattered remains are today found on the ocean bottom at a depth of 35m. During the resulting explosion on impact with the mine fourteen men of the Mignonette were recorded as killed, among who was Edwin Henry Skewis on March 17, 1917. Most of the men who died on the ship worked as stokers and as men in the engine room. Two men working in the telegraph room, Edwin Henry Skewis as 'boy telegraphist and William Herbert Ashcroft, age 19, a 'telegraphist' were among the listed fatalities and both of them are listed in the naval records as "killed as a direct result of enemy action body not recovered for burial". On March 18 the HMS Alyssum, while working on clearing the same minefield struck a mine and sank with reportedly no casualties. Because of these two incidents the Admiralty ceased using deep draught vessels to clear mines. The service and sacrifice made by Edwin is commemorated by the listing of his name on the Chatham Naval War Memorial (ref #23) as well on one of the plaques forming part of the Tunbridge Wells War Memorial. His name also appears online on the Marine Quest website under the heading of "In Memory of those who lost their lives in the HMS Mignonette. At the time of Edwins death his parents were residing at 22 Mountfield Rd., Tunbridge Wells. A photograph of Edwin can be seen on the Gilbert family tree on the Ancestry. UK website.
SKINNER Albert Edward
Albert was born at Hadlow, Kent and a resident of Tunbridge Wells at the time of his enlistment there. He was a Driver (#2029) with the 1st/3rd Kent Field Coy Royal Engineers who was a soldier lost 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).
SKINNER Frederick James
He was a Private (#62608) with the 1st/6th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Princes of Wales Own) who died from injuries November 2, 1918. He is recorded at the Southborough Cemetery (3. 341). There is also a Private F. Skinner listed on the High Brooms memorial plaque.
SKIPPER Thomas
Thomas was a Corporal (#315547) with the 1st bn Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry who died in France July 23, 1916. He is recorded at the Thiepval Memorial (Pier and Face 6B).
SKIPPER Thomas Henry
Thomas was born at Redhill, Surrey but a resident of Tunbridge Wells at the time of his enlistment at Maidstone. He was a Serjeant (#201103) with the 8th Battalion, Queens Own West Kent Regiment who was awarded the DCM and died October 20, 1918. He was buried in the Tunbridge Wells Cemetery (C. 13. 5541).
SMALL Henry
Henry was born 1890 at Binfield, Berkshire but was residing at Denny Bottom, Tunbridge Wells before the war although enlisted for service at Purfleet, Essex. He was a Private (#160142) with the 164th Coy Labour Corps who was killed in action in Belgium April 9, 1918. He is recorded at the Ploegsteert Memorial (panel 11). He had formerly been #6129 with the Middlesex Regiment. He was the son of Thomas and Isabella Small of 29 Apiley St., Tunbridge Wells. Henry had been working as a labourer before the war and his father was a labourer gardener. He is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial.
SMITH Albert or Arthur George
He was a Private (#G/65382) with the Royal Fusiliers, 4th Battalion, who died in France June 3, 1917. He is recorded at the Duisans British Cemetery (IV. F. 11). He was the husband of E. Smith of #9 The Cottages, Clifton Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He is also recorded on the Southborough Memorial as Arthur Smith.
SMITH C E G
No further information currently available
SMITH Charles
No further information currently available. Possibly C. Smith, a private, as listed on the Crowborough Memorial.
SMITH Edwin
No further information currently available. He is also listed on the plaque at St James Church as Edwin A Smith.
SMITH Frederick George
Frederick was born 1897 at St Barnabas, Tunbridge Wells and lived in the town before enlisting for service at Tonbridge. He was a Corporal (#G/4213) with the 8th Battalion, Queens Own West Kent Regiment who was killed in action October 16, 1918. He is recorded at the Vis-En-Artois Memorial (panel 7). He was the son of John and Emma Smith of 24 Stanley Rd., Tunbridge Wells. In 1911 he was working as a tailorís errand boy. He is also listed on the plaque at St James Church as Frederick G. Smith.
SMITH Frederick Victor
Frederick was a Private (#572) with the Australian Infantry, A. I. F., 44th Battalion, who at the age of 20 died in France October 14, 1917. He is recorded at the Wimereux Communal Cemetery (VI. D. 4A). He was the son of Alfred Ernest and Fannie Rhoda Smith of 43 Forest Rd., Tunbridge Wells.
SMITH P G
possibly Percival George He was a Lance Corporal (#202368) with the Middlesex Regiment, 6th/7th Battalion, who at the age of 30 died in France June 28, 1917. He is recorded at the Duisans British Cemetery (IV. N. 15). He was the son of F. L. and A. E. Smith of 53 Napier Rd., Tunbridge Wells.
SMITH William Edward George
William was a Staff Serjenat (#S/7765) with the Gordon Highlanders, 1st Battalion. He died in action September 15, 1915 at age 25. He was awarded the DCM. He is recorded at the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 38). He was the son of John Edward and Annie Harriett Smith of Okanagan Lake, Naramata, British Columbia Canada. William was a native of Tunbridge Wells. Details of his DCM are as follows; "For conspicuous gallantry on the night of the 16th-17th August 1915, near Ypres. When on patrol duty with an Officer and two men between the British and German trenches, the Officer was wounded and unable to move. While the two men went for a stretcher, Private Smith dragged the Officer towards our lines. On reaching the wire, with the assistance of one of the men, who had returned, he placed the wounded Officer in a shell hole, cut a passage through the wire, and then carried him into safety, being the whole time under very heavy rifle fire. Awarded DCM for distinguished gallantry.
SMITH William Stephen
William was born 1893 at Stroud, Gloucestershire but was living with his parents in Tunbridge Wells before the war. He had enlisted for service at Croydon, Surrey. He was a Lance Corporal (#21613) with the Royal Irish Fusiliers 14th Battalion, and died in France September 18, 1918. He is recorded at the Vis-En-Artois Memorial (panel 6). He was the son of William (a gardener) and Ellen (a laundress) of 38 St James Park, Tunbridge Wells. William was one of nine children in the family.
SMITHERMAN A E
He was a Private (#L/11459) with the 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment who died in France January 27, 1918. He is recorded at the Horicourt British Cemetery (I. I. 7). He was the son of Mr A. Smitherman of 21 Erskine Park Rd., Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells.
SMITHERMAN L
Possible error on plaque as only listing for John Smitherman found. John was a Private (#G/14043) with the 17th Battalion, Middles Regiment who at age 29 died in France November 13, 1916. He is recorded at the Thiepval Memorial (pier and face 12D and 13B). He was the son of W. and Emily Smitherman of 12 Rose St., Tonbridge.
SNELGROVE Sidney Henry
Sidney was a Lieut. with the 14th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps who died at age 23 in Belgium July 30, 1919. He is recorded at the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 51 and 53). He was the son of John Sidney Snelgrove of The Plottage, Forest Row, Sussex and the late Gertrude Emily Snelgrove. Sidney is also remembered on a plaque at St James Church, Tunbridge Wells which reads " In Loving and Proud Memory of Sidney Henry Snelgrove Lieut Kings Royal Rifle Corps killed in action when leading his platoon under heavy shell fire in the counter attacks at the Chateau Hodge July 31, 1915. Younger son of Sidney and Gertrude Snelgrove of Kingswood in this Parish aged 23 years". He is also recorded on the St James Church "Lychgate Memorial" which was installed " In memory of the St James men who fell in the Great War 1914-1918". He is also listed on the plaque at St James Church as Sidney Henry Snelgrove.
SNELL Charles
Charles was born 1892 in Tunbridge Wells, lived in the town before the war but enlisted for service at Dartford, Kent. He was a Lance Corporal (#512803) with the London Regiment 14th (County of London) Battalion,, (London Scottish). He was killed in action in France August 29, 1918. He is recorded at the Queant Road Cemetery in France (I. D. 31). He was the son of Amelia Snell and the late Mr Snell of 3 Clarence Row, Church Rd., Tunbridge Wells. Before the war Charles worked as a butchers assistant. He father had passed away sometime before 1901.
SNELL Henry or Harold
He was probably Private (#1503) with the 7th Battalion, Queens Own West Kent Regiment who died in Germany November 27, 1918. He is recorded at the Berlin South Western Cemetery (II. A. 8).
SNELLING Charles Frederock
No further information currently available
SOANE Nelson
Nelson was born at Bucksted, Sussex but at resident of Tunbridge Wells at the time of his enlistment there. He was a Corporal (#16696) with the 6th Battalion, Queens Own West Kent Regiment who was awarded the MM and who died at age 36 in France September 17, 1917. He is recorded at the Windmill British Cemetery (E. E. 10). he was the son of Thomas Soane of Rotherfield and the husband of E. H. Soane of Town Row Rotherfield, Sussex. He is also recorded on the plaque at St Marks Church, Tunbridge Wells.
SOUPER Noel Beaumont
Noel was a 2nd Lieut with the 6th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment who died at age 40 in France July 1, 1916. He is recorded at the Thiepval Memorial (pier and face 11D). He was the son of the Rev. F. A. Souper of Grantchester Meadows Cambridge and the husband of Roselie F Souper of 54 Fitz James Ave., London.
SPARK William Allen
William was a Private (#476A) with the Australian Infantry, A. I. F., 49th Battalion, who at the age of 24 died in France April 5, 1918. He is recorded at the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial. He was the son of Emily Spark of 14 Edward St., Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells and the late John F. Spark. He is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial.
SPURGEON William Arthur
William was a Private (#3122) with the 13th Coy Machine Gun Corp (Infantry) who died in France September 13, 1915. He is recorded at the Thiepval Memorial (Pier and face 5c and 12c).
SPURRELL George Frederick}
George was a Corporal (#7717) with 'A' Coy 8th Battalion, Queens Own West Kent Regiment who died age 26 in France April 12, 1917. He is recorded at the Maroc British Cemetery at Grendy France (I. Q. 18). He was the son of George and Margaret Spurrell of Lower Lodge Nevill Park, Tunbridge Wells.
STANDEN Percy
Percy was a Private (G/9939) with the 1st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment who died at age 23 in France July 21, 1916. He was buried in the Tunbridge Wells Cemetery but remembered at the Thiepval Memorial in France (Pier and face 12D and 13B). He was the son of Mr and Mrs H. Standen of 31 Aukland Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He is also listed on the plaque at St James Church as Percy Standen.
STANFORD Charles
Charles was a Sapper (#540667) with the Royal Engineers, B. T. Cable Section, who at the age of 32 died in Germany March 7, 1919. He is recorded at the Cologne Southern Cemetery (IX. B. 10). He was the son of Charley and Harriet Stanford of Tunbridge Wells and the husband of Alice Mary Stanford of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.
STEBBING John James
John was a Driver (#2259) with the 1st/1st Kent Field Coy, Royal Engineers who died September 28, 1916 in Egypt. John had been born in Watton, Norfolk and enlisted for service at Gillingham, Kent. He was buried in the Alexandria (Hadra War Memorial) Cemetery in Egypt (grave A. 16). He is also recorded at the Rusthall War Memorial.
STEVENS A
No further information currently available. He is also recorded on the Southborough Memorial as A. E. Stevens. There is also a Private A. Stevens listed on the High Brooms memorial plaque.
STEVENS Charles Edward
Charles was born at Barming near Maidstone, Kent. He was a resident of Tunbridge Wells at the time of enlisting for service at Tonbridge. He was a Private (#G/19177) with the 7th Battalion, Queens Own West Kent Regiment who died in France March 21, 1918. He is also listed on the plaque at St James Church as Charles E. Stevens. He is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial.
STEVENS J M
No further information currently available
STEVENS John
There is a Private J. Stevens listed on the High Brooms memorial plaque. John was a Private (#41628) with the 7th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment who died April 29, 1918 at age 19. He is recorded on the Tyn Cot Memorial in Belgium (panel 50 to 51). He was the son of Alfred and Hame Stevens of 45 Southview Rd, High Brooms, Tunbridge Wells. Before he joined up he was a member of Mr W. M. Sibthorpe's Brotherhood.
STEVENSON Sidney William
No further information currently available
STEWART James Thomas
No further information currently available
STONE Percy
Percy was a Private (G/4847) with the 1st Battalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment) who died at Tunbridge Wells from the Spanish flue. He was buried in the Tunbridge Wells Cemetery after dying from the Spanish flue. He was buried in the Tunbridge Wells Cemetery October 31, 1916.
STONE Percy Charles
Percy was the son of Charles Richard Stone (1864-1941) and Annie E Stone (nee Frampton 1870-1970). He was one of five children in the family. He was the husband of Edith Mary Stone (nee Taylor 1886-1970) and the couple had 4 children before the war. There are two photographs of Percy Charles Stone on a family tree on the Ancestry, UK website. Percy was born 1886/1887 in Tunbridge Wells. In 1911 he was living in Tunbridge Wells with his wife Edith and three of his children and was working as a dairyman. He had married Edith March 29, 1905 and at the time of enlistment he had four children. Military records show he served at home April 17, 1916 to June 12, 1917 and was discharged June 12, 1917 as being no longer physically fit for service and was at the time a Private with the Army Service Corps. His pension papers record him as #MR/175093 a motor driver who at the time of his discharge June 27, 1917 with sickness his home address was 27 Thomas St., Tunbridge Wells. In 1917 his address was given as 84 Silverdale Rd, Tunbridge Wells. Death records for Percy Charles Stone record his death in the 4th quarter of 1918 at age 32.
STRANGE William Hilbert Charles
William was a 2nd Lieut. (T) (service number not known) with the Royal Irish Rifles, 6th Battalion, who at the age of 20 died in Greece October 31, 1916. He is recorded at the Struma Military Cemetery (VII. J. 14). He was the son of architect Charles Hilbert Strange and Emile Elizabeth Strange of 20 Dudley Rd., Tunbridge Wells. William was born in Tunbridge Wells in 1896. He began service with the West Kent Yeomanry in 1915 but once in Greece was transferred 1916 to the Royal Irish Rifles. He is also recorded on the plaque at Skinners School.
STRATFORD James
No further information currently available
STUBBS Alfred Joseph
Alfred was a 2nd Lieut .with the 4th Battalion, Queens Own West Kent Regiment who was killed in action at age 28 on October 23, 1918. He is recorded at the Heestert Military Cemetery in Belgium (D. 11). He was the son of the late E. Luther and Mary A. Stubbs of Orleton Herefordshire and the husband of Mabel Grace Stubbs (nee Ford0 of 38 Prince's St., Tunbridge Wells.
STYLES Arthur George
Arthur was born in Tunbridge Wells and enlisted for service in Tunbridge Wells. He was a Lance Corporal (G/3801) with the 7th Battalion, Queens Own West Kent Regiment who died in France at age 29 on July 13, 1916. He is recorded at the Thiepval Memorial (pier and face 11C). He was the husband of Hilda Ruth Styles of 25 Hampton Rd., Redland Bristol.
STYLES R J
No further information currently available
SULLIVAN George
George was a Private (#200544) with the Queens Own West Kent Regiment 2. 4th Battalion, who fought in the Egyptian Theatre of war and died in Egypt May 8, 1917. He was born at Blackheath, Kent but enlisted for service in Tunbridge Wells. He is also listed on the plaque at St James Church as George Sullivan.
SUMMERS H
No further information currently available
SUTER George
Most likely Private (#205646) with the Queens Own West Kent Regiment who died November 16, 1917 at age 19. He is recorded at the Rutherham (Margatre) Cemetery in Yorkshire (H3. NG. 132)

He was the son of Annie Prosser (nee Suter) of 42 Shaftesbury Square Rotherham and the late H. Suter. He was born at Rotherham. He is also recorded on the plaque at St Marks Church, Tunbridge Wells as George E. Suter; Private; R. W. Sussex Regiment. Military records do not show a reference to the R. W. Sussex Regiment.
SUTER Reginald Osbourne
Reginald was a Private (#G/2274) with the Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, 7th Battalion, who at the age of 22 died in France February 20, 1917. He is recorded at the Thiepval Memorial (Pier and Face 11C). He was the son of Egbert and Gertrude Suter of 1 Warwick Cottages, Benhall Mill Rd., Tunbridge Wells.
SUTTON D M
He was a Rifleman (#12793) with the 12th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps who at age 21 died in Belgium August 17, 1917. He is recorded at the Canada Farm Cemetery (II. F. 35). He was the son of Eliza Banks of 11 Prospect Place Bushes Rd. Sevenoaks, Kent.
SUTTON Fergus Algeron
Fergus was a Lieut. with the 2nd Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment who was killed in action at age 23 on February 27, 1915. He is recorded at the Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery (H 24). He was the son of Mr and Mrs Algeron C. Sutton of "Woodcroft" Sandhurst Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He is also listed on the plaque at St James Church as Fergus A. Sutton.
SYKES Alfred Frederick
Alfred was a Private (#35014) with the 73rd Coy Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) who died in France at age 21 on October 3, 1917. He is recorded at the Tincourt New British Cemetery (II. C. 17). He was the son of Fred and Ada Sykes of 18 Highland Lane Keighley, Yorkshire. He is also listed on the plaque at St James Church as Allen F Sykes.
SYMES Edward
Only listing found is for "E. D. Symes" who was a Captain with the 9th Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) who died in Belgium August 13, 1917. He is recorded at the Hooge Crater Cemetery (II. H. 13). He was awarded the MC. He is listed on the plaque at St James Church as Edward D. Symes
SYMES James Bertram/Bernard
He was a Captain with the 2nd Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) who died in France Mary 3, 1917. He is recorded at the Tank Cemetery Guemappe, France (D. 10). He is listed on the plaque at St James Church as John B. Symes.

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