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TUNBRIDGE WELLS WAR MEMORIAL

WORLD WAR 1 - SURNAMES 'W'

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

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WADDILOVE Charles Higb Darley
Charles was a Private (#512412) with the 2nd/3rd London Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corp who at age 35 died in France May 3, 1917. He is recorded at the Tilloy British Cemetery Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines. He was the brother of Katherine A. Waddilove of Yewside, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells. He was a resident of London E when he enlisted for service at Chelsea S. W.
WAGHORN William Charles Henry
William was a Private (#L/2854) with the 1st Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment who died October 13, 1914 in France.
WAKEFORD Albert Henry
Albert was a Driver (#2220) with the 1st/3rd Kent Field Coy Royal Engineers who at at 37 was a soldier lost at sea during the Hythe disaster October 28, 1915. He is recorded at the Helles Memorial in Turkey (panel 23 to 25 or 325 to 328). He was the husband of Ellen Georgina Wakeford of 5 Woods Green Wadhurst, Sussex. He was born in Tunbridge Wells and a resident of Wadhurst, Sussex at the time of enlisting for service. He enlisted at Gillingham, Kent.
WALKER Frank
Frank was a Private (#G/8280) with the 7th Battalion, Queens Own West Kent Regiment who died in France March 21, 1918. He is recorded at the Pozieres Memorial (panel 58 and 59).
WALKER Percy John
Percy was a Private (#M2/182737) with the Army Service Corps. 35th Aus. Petrol Coy. Mech. who at the age of 37 died in France November 2, 1918. He is recorded at the Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre (Div 62. II. M. 7). He was the husband of Ellen Mary Walker of 21 Nelson Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He was a resident of Tunbridge Wells at the time of enlisting for service there.
WALL Edward Thomas
Edward was a Rifleman (#591141) with the D Coy 2nd/18th Battalion London Regiment (London Irish Rifles) who at age 19 died in France October 9, 1916. He is recorded at the Arras Memorial (Bay 10). He was the son of Eliza Wall of 60 St John's Rd., Isleworth, Middlesex and the late Daniel Wall.
WALLIS Arthur Albert
Arthur was a Private (#1913) with the 32nd Battalion, Australian Infantry A. I. F. who at age 26 died in France March 21, 1918. He is recorded at the Outterstreene Communal Cemetery (II. 13). He was the son of James George Wallis and husband of J. Wallis of 52 Charles St., Unley, Adelaide, South Australia. Arthur was a native of Tunbridge Wells.
WALSH William
William was a Driver (#541320) with the 7th Field Sqdn., Royal Engineers who died February 9, 1919, age 47. He was the son of William Walsh of Harlow, Essex and husband of Mariam Zillah Walsh. William lived at 19 Aosley Street Rusthall before the war. He was buried at the Gievres Communal Cemetery, Loir-et-Cher, France and is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial.
WALTER Edward
Edward was a Private (#L/9070) with the Royal Sussex Regiment, 2nd Battalion, who at the age of 33 died in France September 14, 1914. He is recorded at the La Ferte-Sous-Jourre Memorial. He was the son of Emma Walter of 2 Market R., Tunbridge Wells and the late thomas Walter.
WARD Edmund
Edmund was a Company Sergeant Major (#9511) MM., 3rd Regiment South African Infantry, who died September 12, 1918 age 30. An ex-Rusthall schoolboy he lived at 56 Southwood Road, Rusthall. He joined the army at the start of the war and had been wounded twice and awarded the military medal for gallantry in returning to lead his company into action despite being wounded. He had seen action in France and German East Africa. It was whilst returning from South Africa to get his discharge that he went down with the S. S. Galway Castle when she was torpedoed and sunk in th Atlantic not far from Plymouth. He is remembered with honour on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton and is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial.
WARDE Geoffrey Broughton
He was a Corporal (#81925) with the 10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment) who died in France June 6, 1915 at age 19. He is recorded at the Vimy Memorial. He was born 1896 at Knowoley. He was the son of Wilfred Broughton Warde and Louise Sophia Warde of 23 Hook Rd., Sorbiton, Surrey.
WARE F
No further information currently available.
WARNINGTON Charles
Charles was a 2nd Lieut with the 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) who died at age 21 in France May 3, 1917. He was recorded at the Arras Memorial (Bay 2). He was the son of Charles Carew Warrington and Fanny Warrington of 4 Camden Park, Tunbridge Wells. He is also listed on the plaque at St James Church as Charles Warnington.
WATERS Frederick
Frederick was born September 3, 1891 in Tunbridge Wells to Frederick Waters (1858-1926) and Maria Waters (nee Crosswell 1854-1904) and he had three siblings and a half sibling. In 1911 he was living as a border, age 19, at 1 Warwick Terrace Meadow Rd., Rustahall, Tunbridge Wells. He was working at the time as a "process worker, operator" and was single. His father was the Publican of the Oak Inn in Tunbridge Wells (1901 census). Family tree and military records confirm that Frederick died of wounds in the Western European Theatre of War on November 18, 1914. Frederick had enlisted for service in London and gave his address at the time of enlistment as Leaderville, Perth, Western Australia. He was a Private (#9064) with the Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (including Yeomanry anfd Imperial Camel Corps), 19th (Queen Alexandras Own Regiment) Hussars Battalion. He is also recorded at the Rusthall War Memorial.
WATERS George
George was born at Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells and enlisted for service at Tunbridge Wells. He was a Private (#12107) with the 7th Battalion, Queens Own West Kent Regiment who died in France November 18, 1916. He is recorded at the Stump Road Cemetery Grandcourt France. (A. 14). He is also recorded at the Rusthall War Memorial.
WATERS T E
No further information currently available. There is a Private T. E. Waters listed on the High Brooms memorial plaque.
WATSON Leonard Charles
Leonard was a Rifleman (#301351) with the 1st/54th Battalion, London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade) who dioed in France July 1, 1916. He is recorded at the Thiepval Memorial (pier and face 90).
WATTS Harold Maurice
Harold was a Private (#6612) with the London Regiment, 20th Battalion, who died age 18 in Belgium February 28, 1917. He is recorded at the Chester Farm Cemetery (III. G. 7). He was the youngest son of Mr and Mrs Walter Watts of 37 Victoria Rd., Tunbridge Wells.
WATTS Reginald Walter
Reginald was an Acting Bombardier (#315470) with the 81st Siege Bty Royal Garrison Artillery who died in Belgium at age 30 on September 20, 1917. he is recorded at the Tyne Cot Memorial (panel 6 to 7 and 162). He was the husband of Violet Watts of 1 Hill St., Tunbridge Wells.
WAYMARK William Ebenezer
William was a Captain with the Royal army Medical Corp who died at age 47 on December 15, 1919. He is recorded at the Hong Kong Cemetery (17A. 8397). He was the son on Ebenezer and Elizabeth Waymark of Tunbridge Wells.
WEBB Charles Frederick
Charles was born in Tunbridge Wells and a resident of the town at the time of enlistment there. He was a Private (#N2/166840) with the Royal Army service Corps who died, age 27, in France April 9, 1918. He is recorded at the Ploegsteert Memorial in Belgium (panel 11). He was the son of Mrs Alice Webb of 69 Varney St., Tunbridge Wells.
WEEDING Albert
Albert was born at Brighton, Sussex and enlisted for service at Tunbridge Wells. He was a Private (#19556) with the 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment attached to the 8th Battalion, The Queens West Kent Regiment who died in France at age 22 on August 14, 1916. He is recorded at the Le Neuville British Cemetery Corbie (I. H. 45). He was the son of Alfred and Ruth Weeding of 71 Forest Rd., Tunbridge Wells.
WEEKS Percy Cyril
Percy was a Private (#T/265958) with the Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment, 11th Battalion, who at the age of 18 died in Belgium September 21, 1917. He is recorded at the Tyne Cot Memorial (Panel 14 to 17). He was the son of Harry and Rosenia Weeks of 36 Queens Rd., Tunbridge Wells. Percy had been a resident of Tunbridge Wells and enlisted for service there. He had formerly been #3774 with the Queens Royal West Kent Regiment.
WELCH William John
William was a Lance Corporal (#022066) with the Royal Army Ordnance Corp, Calais Depot, who at the age of 36 died in France February 9, 1919. He is recorded at the Les Baraques Milirary Cemetery (VIII. B. 15A). He was the son of Mr and Mrs J. Welch of Tunbridge Wells and the husband of C. M. Welch of 32 Calverley St., Tunbridge Wells. He is also listed on the plaque at St James Church as William Welch.
WELFARE William
William was a Private (#L/8307) with the Queens Own West Kent Regiment, 1st Battalion, who died in France October 26, 1917. He was born at Staplehurst, Kent and enlisted for service at Maidstone. He was the husband of Mrs Welfare of Cromwell Road, Tunbridge Wells and the son of Mr H. Welfare of Denny Bottom, Rusthall. His last home leave had been in February 1917. William had been a reservist and rejoined at the outbreak of war. Although wounded three times he had survived despite taking part in most of the major battles. He was buried at Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ypres (IX. J. 7). He is also recorded at the Rusthall War Memorial.
WELLER Frank Charles
Frank was born in Tunbridge Wells and a resident of the town at the time of enlisting at Tonbridge. He was a Driver (#T4/038224) with the G. H. Q. Coy No. 2 Royal Army Service Corps who died August 1, 1915. He is recorded at the Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Turkey (E. 75).
WELLER Thomas William
Thomas was born in Tunbridge Wells and a resident of the town at the time of enlisting there. He was a Private (#81155) with the 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) who at age 19 died in France October 8, 1918. He is recorded at the Nanes Command Cemetery Extension (III. D. 19). He was the son of Albert and Esther Weller of 31 Mount Sion, Tunbridge Wells.
WELLS Frederick
He was a Corporal (#G/5293) with the 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment who died at age 22 in France September 9, 1916. He is recorded at the Caterpillar Valley Cemetery at Longueval, France. He was the son of Frederick and Arabella Mary Ann Wells of 36 Mount Sion, Tunbridge Wells.
WELLS Henry Charles
Henry was a Serjeant-Major (6751) with the 10th Battalion, Queens West Kent Regiment who died at age 45 in France September 30, 1916. He is recorded at the Dartmoor Cemetery Becordel-Bacourt, France (II. D. 4). He was the father of Mrs Edith Cassell (nee Wells) of 28 Park Rd, Plumstead, London. Henry was formerly a Police Constable with the Kent Constabulary in Tunbridge Wells. Henry was born at Beckenham, Kent and was a resident of Tunbridge Wells at the time of enlisting at Tonbridge.
WEST Albert
Albert was born in Tunbridge Wells and was a resident of the town at the time of enlistment there. He was a Corporal (#T/245) with the Home Counties Supply Depot Army Service Corps attached to the 1st Kent Cyclist Battalion, who at age 20 died of injuries January 9, 1915. He was buried in the Tunbridge Wells Cemetery (C. 5. 138/139). He was the son of George and Elizabeth West of 2 Bayhall Rd., Tunbridge Wells.
WHEATLEY Sydney Hoad
Sydney Hoad Wheatley was a Private (#42765) with the 2nd/10th Battalion, Manchester Regiment who died at age 26 in Belgium October 9, 1917. He is recorded at the Tyne Cot Memorial (panel 120 to 124 and 162 to 162A and 163A). He was the son of George Wheatley of 36 Eridge Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He was the husband of Lillian Daisy Wheatley of 113 Framfield Rd., Uckfield, Sussex. He is also recorded on the plaque of St Marks Church, Tunbridge Wells.
WHEELER Charles William
Charles was a L/Corpl (M2/116214) with the Mechanical Transport Army Service Corp who died of disease, age 31, on November 15, 1918. He is recorded at the Terlincthun British Cemetery at Wimille, France (XI. A. 2). He was the son of Mr and Mrs Wheeler of 58 Norman Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He is also listed on the plaque at St James church as Charles W. Wheeler.
WHEELER H
No further information currently available
WHITEBORN A S
His surname is given incorrectly on the plaque. He is A. S. Whitehorn. He was a Private (#7193) with the 1st Battalion, Queens Own West Kent Regiment who died at age 29 September 18, 1914. He is recorded at the Vailly British Cemetery (II. G. 12). He was the husband of N. Whitehorn of 12 Ely Lane, Calverley Rd., Tunbridge Wells.
WHITING Robert
Robert was a Private (#F/74) with the Middlesex Regiment, 17th Battalion, who at the age of 34 died in France April 28, 1917. He is recorded at the Arras Memorial (Bay 7). He was the husband of Mrs. N. Whiting of 3 Albion Square, Tunbridge Wells.
WICKENDEN John Edward
John was born at Southborough, Kent and enlisted for service at Maidstone. He was a Private (#L/10151) with the 1st Battalion, Queens Own West Kent Regiment who at age 19 died in France October 12, 1914. He is recorded at the Philosophe British Cemetery Maazingarbe, France (IV. P. 6). He was the brother of Lewis Wickenden of 81 Goods Station Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He was a native of Southborough. He had enlisted at Maidstone.
WICKENS H
No further information currently available.
WICKER Arthur John
Arthur was a Private (#63848) with the Kingís Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry) 9th Battalion, who died of wounds in the Western European Theatre of War September 2, 1918. He was formerly #34828 with the 5th T. R. Battn. Arthur was born 1900 in Tunbridge Wells and in 1911 he was living in Tunbridge Wells with his parents William and Frances Wicker and his sister at 18 Upper Street, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells. Arthurís father worked as a gardener.
WILES Arthur}
Arthur was a Private (#TF/1939) with the 2nd/4th Battalion, Queens Own West Kent Regiment who died at age 23 on October 13, 1915. He is recorded at the Hill 10 Cemetery in Turkey (I. A. 7). He was the son of James and Henrietta Wiles of 33 Bayham Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He is also listed on the plaque at St James Church as Arthur Wiles.
WILLCOX G
No further information currently available
WILLCOX J
No further information currently available
WILMSHURST William Jesse
Driver 826, 1/3rd Kent Field Company (Fortress), Royal Engineers. Drowned in the Aegean Sea when his ship HMS Hythe was struck, and sank, 28th October 1915. His brother Albert Edward Wilmshurst was also on the same ship but was rescued. Born in Tunbridge Wells 3rd September 1895, son of Jesse Wilmshurst and Catherine Eliza (nee Hallet). Enlisted Southborough, resident Tunbridge Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 23 to 25 or 325 to 328.
WILSON William George
Possibly Private (#11866) with the 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) who died in Belgium July 17 1917 and is recorded at the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 12 and 14).
WIMSHURST Frank
Frank was born in Tunbridge Wells 1894 and was living there at the time of his enlistment at Southborough, Kent. He was a Sapper (#958) with the 1st/3rd Kent Field Coy Royal Engineers who was a soldier 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). In 1911 Frank was living at 2 Rink Mews, Grove Hill Rd., Tunbridge Wells and working as a grocerís errand boy. His parents were Frank and Tille Wimshurst. His father was a painter and his mother a charwoman.
WIMSHURST Henry
No further information currently available. There is a listing for a Henry WILMSHURST on the plaque at St James Church.
WINCH Charles
Charles was a Private (#G/3572) with the 2nd Battalion, Queens West Surrey Regiment who died at age 35 in France May 16, 1915. He is recorded at the Le Touret Memorial (Panel 4 and 5). He was the son of the late Thomas and Hannah Winch of Tunbridge Wells and the husband of Harriet Winch of 14 Old Greatness, Sevenoaks, Kent. He is also listed on the plaque at St James Church as Charles Winch. He is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial
WINTERFLOOD Arthur Edward
Arthur was born at Maidstone and a resident of Tunbridge Wells at the time of enlisting at Tonbridge. He was a L/Corporal (#G/23854) with the 8th Battalion, Queens Own West Kent Regiment who died in France March 19, 1918. He is recorded at the Thiepval Memorial (pier and face 11c).
WISE Bertram
Only records found are for Bert Thomas Ditton Wise with the 13th Battalion, RHC Army killed in action age 20 at Hill 60 April 1915. He is recorded at the St Nicholas Churchyard in Surrey. There is a listing for a Herbert Wise on the St James Church plaque.
WISE George Thomas
George was born in Tunbridge Wells and was a resident of the town at the time of enlisting at London. He was a Private (#SS/14718) with the 18th Labour Coy Army Service Corp and a soldier buried at sea October 24, 1915 at age 46. He is recorded at the Helles Memorial. He was the son of the late John and Fanny Wise and the husband of Lily Peerless Wise of 113 Fulwick Rd., Dartford, Kent.
WOLFE Albert William
Albert was born in Tunbridge Wells and enlisted for service at Maidstone. He was a Private (#L/10154) with the Queens Own West Kent Regiment, 1st Battalion, who died in France September 14, 1914. He is recorded at the Crouy-Vauxrot French Nation Cemetery (B. 7).
WOMERSLEY Sinclair Patterson
Sinclair was a 2nd Lieut. with the 59th Coy Machine Gun Corp (Infantry) who died at age 26 in Belgium April 15, 1918. He is recorded at the Ploegsteert Memorial (Panel 11). He was the son of Robert and Evelyn Womersley of 17 Calverley Park, Tunbridge Wells. He was educated at Radley College and King's College Cambridge. He enlisted in U. P. S. September 1914 and proceeded to France November 1915. He is listed on the plaque at St James Church as Sinclair P. Womersley.
WOOD Archibald Alexander
Archibald was a Plumbers Mate (#M/5490) with the Royal Navy HMS PATHFINDER who died at age 21. He was killed by enemy action and his body was not recovered. He is recorded at the Chatham Naval Memorial (panel 6). He was the son of George Thomas and Charlotte Wood of 12 Chevening, Sevenoaks, Kent. In 1901 he was living with his parents and three siblings at Chevening, Kent and his father was a Verger church worker. In 1911 he was living at 12 Chevening, Sevenoaks with his parents. Naval records give that Archibald was born July 3, 1893 at Sevenoaks.
WOOD H C
No further information currently available
WOOD Leslie William
Leslie was a Sapper (#2023) 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).
WOOD Robert or Richard Edward
He was a Lance Corporal (#8159) who was with the Hampshire Regiment, 12th Battalion, and who at the age of 25 died in Greece April 24, 1917. He is recorded at the Doiran Memorial. He was the son of Henry and Eliza Wood of 166 Silverdale Rd., Tunbridge Wells.
WOOD Victor
Middle name likely Harold or Henry. Victor was born at Pembury, Kent and a resident of Tonbridge at the time of enlisting for service at Tunbridge Wells. He was a Private (#13091) with the 6th Battalion, Queens Own West Kent Regiment who died in France from wounds at age 19 on October 22, 1916. He is recorded at the St Sever Cemetery at Rouen, France (B. 12. 19). He was a native of Tunbridge Wells. He was the son of James and Hannah Wood of Great Lodge Tonbridge, Kent.
WOOD Walter Edward
Walter was born at Speldhurst November 20, 1895 and a resident there at the time of his enlistment in Tunbridge Wells. He was a Sapper (#1011) with the 1st/3rd Kent Field Coy Royal Engineers and was a soldier that died at sea October 28, 1915, age 19, during the Hythe disaster. He is recorded at the Helles Memorial (panel 23 to 25 or 325 to 328). He was the son of Mr and Mrs Wood of Luxford Rd., Lower Green, Speldhurst. He attended Rusthall School and later worked as a gardener. He is also recorded at the Speldhurst St Mary's Church Memorial. He is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial.
WOODFORD J
No further information currently available
WOODFORD W
No further information currently available
WOODHAMS William Arnold
William was born at High Brooms, Kent and a resident of Tunbridge Wells at the time of enlisting at Maidstone. He was a Rifleman (#49094) with the Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consorts Own) 2/17th London Regiment who died in Belgium at age 18 on September 28, 1918. He is recorded at the Messines Ridge British Cemetery (I. E. 19). He was the son of Mrs Matilda Eliza Woodhams of 21 Denbigh Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He is listed on the High Brooms memorial plaque as Private W. A. Woodhams.
WOODS F E
Forenames likely Frederick Edward. He was a Rifleman (#56852) with the 25th Battalion, Rifle Brigade who died of wounds December 18, 1918. He was buried in the Tunbridge Wells Cemetery (B. 2. 2).
WOOLGAR Albert John
Albert was a Private (#SD/1509) with the 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment who was killed in action at age 17 August 17, 1917. He is recorded at the Old Dump Cemetery (D. 2) in Belgium. He was the son of Mrs Mancel Woolgar of Bedord Lodge, Tunbridge Wells.
WOOLGAR Albert John
Albert was born 1890 at Newhaven, Sussex and enlisted at Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Albert was a Private (#SD/15090 with the British Expeditionary Force, Royal Sussex Regiment, 11th Battalion, who at age 27 died in Belgium August 17, 1917. He is recorded at the Oak Dump Cemetery (D. 2). He was the son of Mrs Mancel Woolgar of Bedford Lodge, Tunbridge Wells.
WORK William Burns
His second initial is given incorrectly on the plaque. He was William Burns Work born in Tunbridge Wells and a resident of the town at the time of his enlisting at Maidstone. He was a Private (#295309) with the 2nd/4th Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) who died at age 24 in Belgium on September 21, 1917. He is recorded at the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 52). He was the son of James and Fanny Work of 4 Guildford Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He was formerly #2552 with the Hunts Cyclist Battalion. He is also recorded as W. B. Work on the plaque at Skinners School.
WORSELL Horace
Horace was a Private (#36259) with the 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers who died at age 32 in Belgium September 24, 1917. He is recorded at the Tyn Cot Memorial (Panel 19 to 23 and 162). He was the son of James and Harriet Worsell of Four Elms Edenbridge, Kent and the husband of Catherine Worsell of 86 Victoria St., Grantham. Lancs.
WORSELL James Thomas
Possibly Rifleman (#450464) with the 11th Battalion, London Regiment (Finsbury Rifles) who died April 19, 1917 and is recorded at the Gaza War Cemetery in Israel (X. II. G. 1).. There is also a John Worsell recorded on the Southborough Memorial.

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