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TUNBRIDGE WELLS WAR MEMORIAL

WORLD WAR 2 - SURNAMES 'S'

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Edward James Gilbert 2012

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SCALES Henry aka 'Harry'
Henry was a (#6347205) with the Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, 6th Battalion. He died in Italy at age 20 August 2, 1943. Aged 25. He is recorded at the Cassino Memorial (Panel 9). He was the son of Harry and Annie Scales and husband of Ellen Elizabeth Scales of Peckham, London. Born in Ely Lane in Tunbridge Wells in 1918 and he was married to Ellen Elisabeth Scales.
SCANLAN Stanley Albert
Stanley was a Corporal (#2140825) with the Royal Engineers, 275 Field Company who at the age of 33 died in Belgium January 15, 1945. He is recorded at the Heverlee War Cemetery (12. F. 5). He was the son of John Edward and Mary Louise Scanlan and the husband of Charlotte Lilian Scanlan of Tunbridge Wells. He had been a resident of 30 Calverley St., Tunbridge Wells.
SEFTON Edward Thomas
Edward was a Private (#5506129) with the Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, 1st Battalion, who at the age of 30 diede in Italy July 12, 1944. He is recorded at the Foiano Della China War Cemetery (I. C. 3). He was the son of Edward Robert and Ethel Sefton of Tunbridge Wells and the husband of Winifred Gladys Mary Sefton of Tunbridge Wells. He had been a resident of 90 Silverdale Rd., Tunbridge Wells. His name appears on a plaque at St. Luke’s Church, Tunbridge Wells. He was born in Tunbridge Wells 1914.
SELLER Howard Thomas
Howard was a Flight Lieutenant (#169729) with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 218 Squadron who at the age of 24 died in Germany September 12, 1944. He is recorded in the Rheinberg War Cemetery (I. C. 3). He was the son of Howard Cecil and Jessie Ellen Seller of Tunbridge Wells. He had been a resident of 18 Lime Hill Rd., Tunbridge Wells.
SIMMONDS Harry
Harry was an Air Mechanic 2nd Class (#FX/1099165) with the Royal Navy who at the age of 19 died in India February 23, 1944. He is recorded at the Madras War Cemetery, Chenn. (6. D. 6). He was the foster son of Lucy Adams of Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells. He had been a resident of 22 Edward St., Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells.
SINFIELD Bernard William
Bernard had been a Gunner (#1109330) with the Royal Artillery. He was buried in the Tunbridge Wells Cemetery Jan 25, 1941 (Cons. Sect 16B, grave 375). He died age 30 January 17, 1941 at Andover, Hampstead. He was the son of William George (1885-1918) and Florence Mabel Sinfield (nee Mankelow 1886-1959) and the husband of Annie (Queenie) Sinfield (nee Streeter 1911-2000) of Tunbridge Wells. He was born in Tunbridge Wells in the 4th quarter of 1910 and had five siblings. He was living in Tunbridge Wells in 1941.
SINGYARD Alfred Cecil
He was a C/MX and a Sick Birth Attendent (#C/MX 110890) with the Royal Navy, H. M. S. SAINFAIN. He had been a resident of 47 Grange Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He died at age 21 November 6, 1945. He is recorded on the Chatham Naval Memorial (81. 3). He was the son of Thomas William and Nellie Singyard of Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells.
SMITH Derek Viney
Derek had been a Flight Lieut. (#116688) with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He had been a resident of 51 Long Meads, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells. His name appears on a plaque at Skinners School. He died at age 22 August 30, 1945. He is recorded at the Rusthall (St. Paul) New Churchyard (Row 7, Sec E). He was the son of Reuben and Edith Mary Smith of Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells.
SMITH Kenneth Hew
His second initial is given incorrectly on the plaque. Kenneth was a T/ Sub Lieut (A) with the Royal Navy (RNVR) Fleet Air Arm H. M. carrier FORMIDABLE. He had been residing at 21 Calverley Park, Tunbridge Wells at the time of enlisting. He died May 8, 1941. His estate of 217 pounds was left to John Macpherson Smith a barrister at law. Kenneth was the youngest son of Mr and Mrs F. Macpherson Smith of 21 Calverley Park, Tunbridge Wells and Pitlochry. N. B. Kenneth was awarded the MM.
SMITH Francis Michael Hemsley
e had been a 2nd Lieut. (#73740) with the Queens Own West Kent Regiment, 4th Battalion,. He had been a resident of "Bretland, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells. He died July 7, 1940 and is recorded at the Lille Southern Cemetery, France (Plot 2, Row C, Grave 2).
SMITHERMAN Arthur Douglas
Arthur was a Sergeant (#1334611) with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 9 Squadron who at the age of 21 died in the Netherlands January 3, 1943. He is recorded at the Rheden (Heiderust) General Cemetery (C1. grave 6). He was the son of Thomas William (1889-1969) and Maud Mercy Smitherman (nee Breach 1889-1972) of Tunbridge Wells. His name appears on plaques at St Luke’s Church and King Charles School, Tunbridge Wells. He was born September 8, 1921 at Tunbridge Wells and had six siblings. His brother Edward James Smitherman (1920-1942) was also killed in the war.
SMITHERMAN Edward James
Edward was a Pilot Officer (#107932) with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 97 Squadron who at the age of 22 died in Belgium August 25, 1942. He is recorded at the Westmalle Churchyard (Coll. grave). He was the son of Thomas William and Maud Mercy Smitherman of Tunbridge Wells and the brother of Arthur Douglas Smitherman (see above) who also died in the war. He was a resident of 64 Stephens Rd., Tunbridge Wells. His name appears on a plaque at St. Luke’s Church, Tunbridge Wells. He was born August 1, 1920 in Tunbridge Wells.
SNELL Henry Roy
Henry was a Sergeant (#1388725) with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 619 Squadron who at the age of 23 died in Germany August 24, 1943. He is recorded at the Kiel War Cemetery (1. E. 20). He was the son of Henry Arthur and Margaret Esther Snell of Tunbridge Wells. He was a resident of 9 Buckingham Rd., Tunbridge Wells.
SPILLARD Jack
Jack was a Pilot Officer (#195438) with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 355 Squadron who at the age of 34 died in Singapore May 2, 1945. He is recorded at the Singapore Memorial (Column 448). He was the son of Frank and Grace Hester Spillard of Tunbridge Wells. He was a resident of 167 Stephens Rd., Tunbridge Wells. His name appears on a plaque at St John's Church, Tunbridge Wells.
STANLEY Henry Peter
Henry was a Lance Corporal (#5389601) with the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 7th Battalion, who at the age of 30 died in Italy January 19, 1944. He is recorded at the Minturno War Cemetery (VI. F. 20). He was the son of Rueben and Edith Stanley and the husband of Kathleen Esther Stanley of Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells. He was a resident of 7 Summer Cottages, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells.
STEERS Ronald Eric
Ronald was a Private (#6355071) with the Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment who died at the age of 20 on October 4, 1943. He is recorded at the Sango River War Cemetery (II. E. 36).
STEVENS Richard Playne
He was a Flight Lieut. (#87639) with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 253 Squadron who at the age of 32 died in the Netherlands December 25, 1941. He is recorded at the Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery (23. B. 4). He was the son of Sidney Agar and Isabel Dora Stevens and husband of Olive Mabel Stevens of Barwick..
STEWART Frederick Arthur John
Frederick was a Stoker 1st Class (#C/KX 113741) with the Royal Navy H. M. Submarine PERTHIAN who at the age of 26 died August 11, 1943. He is recorded at the Chatham Naval Memorial (72. 2). He was the son of Ernest James and Clara Stewart and the husband of Mrs Stewart of 20 Bourn Rd, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells. He was a resident of 27 Ashby Park Rd, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells. Frederick was a pupil of Rusthall School and before enlisting he worked as a lorry driver. His submarine sank with all hands off the coast of Sicily. The only survivor (John Capes) swam a long distance to shore to report the disaster.
SWEETMAN William
William was an Able Seaman (#P/J 94859) with the Royal Navy, H. M. S. BARHAM who at age 34 died November 25, 1941. He is recorded at the Portsmouth Naval Memorial (panel 49). He was the son of Frederick Sweetman and of Susan Sweetman of Tunbridge Wells. He was a resident of 4 Chandos Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He is also recorded on the plaque at St James Church, Tunbridge Wells.

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