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TUNBRIDGE WELLS WAR MEMORIAL

WORLD WAR 2 - SURNAMES 'B'

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Edward James Gilbert 2012

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BANKS Frederick Charles George
Frederick was a Petty Officer (#C/K58353) with the Royal Navy H. M. S. ARETHUSA who at the age of 38 died February 2, 1940. He is recorded at the Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery (Plot P. Row 2. Grave?). He was the son of Charles and Minnie Julia Banks and the husband of Kathleen Rose Banks of Tunbridge Wells. He had been a resident of 32 Stanley Road, Tunbridge Wells.
BALL Thomas Manning Curzon
Thomas was a Flying Officer (#55232) with the Royal Air Force, 206 Squadron who at the age of 24 died September 28, 1944. He is recorded at the Runnymede Memorial (Panel 204). He was the son of Squadron Leader Charles Thomas Ball, M. C., and Mabel Alice Ball of Tunbridge Wells. He had been a resident of Cranbrook.
BARDEN Alfred Ernest
Alfred was a Gunner (#1549483) with the Royal Artillery Lt. AA. His unit was 95 Battery, 48 Lt, A. A. He died at age 35 April 2, 1945 in a Malayan war camp. He is recorded at the Yokihama War Cemetery British Section (M. D. 3). He had been a resident of 38 Norah Street, Tunbridge Wells. He was born April 10, 1910 at 20 Wood St., Tunbridge Wells and had three siblings. He was the son of Albert and Mary Ann Barden (nee Goldsmith 1879-1935).
BATCHLOR Edward Stewart
Edward was a Private (#844735) with the Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, 6th Battalion, who at the age of 25 died in Italy October 4, 1943. He is recorded at the Sangro River War Cemetery (II. D. 37). He was the foster son of Thomas James Spragg and Mary Elizabeth Spragg of Tunbridge Wells. He had been a resident of 51 Kirkdale Road, Tunbridge Wells.
BATES Derrik George
Derrik was a Flight Lieut. (#174301) with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 83 Squadron who died in Germany at age 20 on February 8, 1945. He is recorded at the Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery (8. E. 23). He was the son of Philip and Gladys Amy Bates of Tunbridge Wells. He had been a resident of the Norfolk Hotel (Church Rd) Tunbridge Wells.
BEALE Frederick George
Frederick was a Flight Sergeant (#1389654) with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 83rd Squadron He had been a resident of 4 Clarendon House, 9 Ferndale, Tunbridge Wells. He was age 22 when he died November 7, 1942. He was buried in the Tunbridge Wells Cemetery (Cons. Sec 19C, grave 22). He was the son of William S. Beale and Maud A. Beale of Tunbridge Wells.
BEARCROFT Alfred Bramwell
Alfred was a Flight Officer (#138406) with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 619 Squadron He had been a resident of 22 Stone Street, Tunbridge Wells. He died January 3, 1944 in Germany and is recorded at the Hamburg Cemetery (10A. D. 3. ) He was the son of Albert William and Alma Annie Bearcrost of Brightlingsea, Essex.
BEASLEY Kenneth Austin
Kenneth was a Private (#6344899) with the Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, 4th Battalion, who at the age of 19 died in France May 27, 1940. He is recorded at the Le Grand Huaard Military Cemetery (6. A. 12). He was the son of William John and Florence Elizabeth Beasley of Tunbridge Wells. He had been a resident of 35 Bayham Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He is also recorded on the plaque of St Marks Church, Tunbridge Wells.
BETTS Reginald Claude
Reginald was a Flight Sergeant (#1618081) with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 102 Squadron who at age 23 died January 22, 1944. He is recorded at the Runnymede Memorial) Panel 225). He was the son of Louis and Emily S. Betts of Tunbridge Wells and the husband of R. C. Betts of Tunbridge Wells. He had been a resident of 3 Auckland Rd., Tunbridge Wells.
BLOOMFIELD Frank Harry
Frank was a Sergeant (#1331745) with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 467 Squadron, who at the age of 20 died October 23, 1943. He is recorded at the Runnymede Memorial (Panel 142). He was the son of Mark (1898-1972) and Frances Edith Bloomfield (nee Hoad 1899-1966) of Tunbridge Wells. He had been a resident of 74 Victoria Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He was born in Tunbridge Wells April 24, 1923 and had one sibling. Frank was shot down on a return journey to the RAF Bottesford Vale of Belvoir Leicestershire. He was a wireless operator and had been on a mission to Kassel, Germany. The Lancaster bomber he was in (No. 4927) was reported missing at 17. 52 hours and it was never seen again. Those on board were P/O Godwin; Sgt Thornhill; Sgt Cox; Sgt Blake-Hakes; Sgt King; Sgt Telford and Sgt Bloomfield. The photo shows Bloomfield standing back, left, with Sgt King to his right. Seated from left to right are Sgt Cox; P/O/ Godwin and Sgt Telford.
BLOOMFIELD Gerald Percy
Gerald was a Private (#6348864) with the Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, 4th Battalion, who at age 28 died in India April 10, 1944. He is recorded at the Kohima War Cemetery (8. F. 8). He was the son of Thomas and I Alice B. Bloomfield of Tunbridge Wells. He had been a resident of 1 Rosehurst Villas, Woodland Rd., Tunbridge Wells.
BOTTLE Edward Ronald
Edward was a Second Lieut. (#210340) with the Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, 4th Battalion, who at the age of 27 died in Egypt September 4, 1942. He is recorded at the El Alamein War Cemetery (XXI. C. 3). He was the son of Charles and Elizabeth Frances Bottle of Tunbridge Wells. He had been a resident of 4 Clarence Row, Church Rd., Tunbridge Wells.
BOVINGDON Henry Frederick
Henry was a Flight Sergeant (NAV) (#1320244) with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 226 Squadron He died at the age of 34 November 25, 1943. He is buried in the Tunbridge Wells Cemetery (row C. grave 3). He was the son of Henry Edward and Grace Elenart Bovingdon of Tunbridge Wells.
BRIDGES Ronald Albert
Ronald was a Private (#825571) with the Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, 4th Battalion. He had been a resident of 7 The Cits, Gt Lodge, Tunbridge Wells. He died at age 24 June 1, 1940 and is recorded at the St Pol War Cemetery (Row D, Grave 15). He was the son of Herbert and Eliza Bridges and the husband of Harriet Christmas Bridges of Tonbridge. He is also recorded on the plaque at St James Church, Tunbridge Wells.
BROCKBANK Arnold Rudolph
Arnold was a Coder (#C/JX 220450) with the Royal Navy H. M. S. BOADICEA who at the age of 33 died June 13, 1944. He is recorded at the Chatham Naval Memorial (77. 1). He was the son of Albert and Mary Brookbank of Tunbridge Wells. He had been a resident of 16 Madiera Park, Tunbridge Wells.
BROWN Donald Arthur
Donald was a Sergeant (#1260262) with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who at age 22 died December 18, 1942. He is recorded at the Runnymede Memorial (Panel 79). He was the son of E. Arthur and Helen M. Brown of Tunbridge Wells. His name is on a plaque at Skinners School.
BURFIELD John Ray Richard
John was a Sergeant (#1890406) with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 428 (RCAF) Squadron who at the age of 19 died August 3, 1943. He is recorded at the Runnymede Memorial (Panel 144). He was the son of John Albert and Ellen Sarah Burfield of Tunbridge Wells. He had been a resident of 22 Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells.
BURR Walter Sidney
Walter was a Leading Stoker (#C/KX 100265) with the Royal Navy H. M. Submarine THORN who at the age of 21 died August 11, 1942. He is recorded at the Chatham Naval Memorial (61. 1). He was the son of Sydney Ernest and Edith Ellen Burr of Tunbridge Wells. He had been a resident of Oakleigh Cottages, Ferrars Estate, Tunbridge Wells. He is also recorded on the plaque at St James Church, Tunbridge Wells.
BURTON Philip Alfred
Philip was an Aircraftsman second class (#3008891) with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who at the age of 20 died June 11, 1944. He had been a resident of 25 Southwood Avenue, Tunbridge Wells. He was buried in the Tunbridge Wells Cemetery (Cons. Sec 16C, grave 216). He was the son of Alfred Ernest and Nellie Victoria Burton of Tunbridge Wells.

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