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TUNBRIDGE WELLS POST OFFICE WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Edward James Gilbert (Thunder Bay, Canada) 2015

The Tunbridge Wells Post Office War Memorial, which is in the form of an ornate wood and brass wall-mounted plaque, is located in the main entrance stairwell of the Tunbridge Wells Delivery Office at Vale Rise, Tonbridge. Similar Post Office War Memorials were installed throughout England.

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This memorial plaque, shown in the photograph below, was erected shortly after the end of WW II.It was installed in memory of those who fought in both wars who had formerly been employed by the local post office.

The plaque records the names of fifteen men from WW 1 and another four men from WW II. Of the names from W orld War I, ten are also listed on the Tunbridge Wells War Memorial. Of the names listed for World War II two of them are also listed on the Tunbridge Wells War Memorial.

“Tunbridge Wells postal district roll of honour. Their name liveth for evermore 1914-1918, 1939-1945”.

BURGESS William George
[Recorded as “W.C” Burgess on the Post Office War Memorial plaque and as “W.G.” on the Tunbridge Wells War Memorial] William was a Private (#17663) with the 7th Bn East Surrey Regiment who died in France August 13, 1916.He is recorded at the Thiepval Memorial (pier and face 6B and 6C). William George Burgess was born in the 4th qtr of 1896 in Tunbridge Wells. He as one of three children born to William James Burgess (born 1865 at Horsham, Sussex) who worked as a shunter with the railway, and Sarah Ann Burgess who was born 1857 in Hampshire. At the time of the 1901 census, taken at 2 Burlington Cottage, Tunbridge Wells, George and his sister Edith May were living with their parents. At the time of the 1911 census, taken at 19 Norfolk Road, Tunbridge Wells, William George Burgess was working as a post office messenger. He was living at that time with his sister Edith May, age 17, a dressmaker, and his parents.William was still working for the post office at the time of his enlistment at Maidstone. William was single when he died in 1916 and his personal effects were forwarded to his father William James Burgess September 23, 1919.
BISHOP William Ford
William was a Gunner (#169456) with the 66th, Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artillery who died in France. William was born March 23, 1879 at Bognor, Sussex.William was raised by his grandparents Charles Bishop, a bathchair proprietor, born 1821 Sussex, and Eliza Bishop, born 1823 at Havant, Hampshire. William is found in the 1881 and 1891 census with his grandparents at 12 Chapel Street, Bognor, Sussex, where he attended school. Sometime before 1901 William moved to Tunbridge Wells and worked as a postman. The 1901 census, taken at 23 St Peters Street in Tunbridge Wells recorded him as a postman and living as a boarder with the George Carpenter family.On April 1, 1907, at Edenbridge, William married Annie Ashby who had been born 1887 at Chiddington, Kent and was the daughter of the late Robert Ashby.The 1911 census, taken at 43 Nelson Road, Tunbridge Wells gave William as a postman.Living with him was his wife Annie and his two children, Reginald William, born April 6, 1908 in Tunbridge Wells and Nora Annie, born in the town August 5, 1909. The family were living in premises of four rooms. William continued to work for the post office up to the time of his enlistment for service in WW 1. He had enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery on September 13, 1916 and served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from March 4, 1917. He was wounded and taken prisioner at Hagicourt on March 21, 1918 and was later reported to have died of wounds in a German field hospital between April 21 to 24, 1918. His commanding officer wrote: “ He will be greatly missed in the battery, as he was the most cheerful man we had there”. His effects were forward to his wife Annie December 16, 1919. William is recorded at the Honnechy British Cemetery (II.C.51) and is also recorded on the Tunbridge Wells War Memorial as “W.F. Bishop”.
BISSENDEN Ernest Arthur
Ernest was a Private (#41293) with the 1st/7th Worcestershire Regiment who at age 27 died of wounds in October 10, 1917. He was formerly #32190 with the 8th Norfolk Regiment. He is recorded at the Dozinghem Military Cemetery (V.I.2), Belgium. His name is also recorded on the Tunbridge Wells War Memorial as “E.A. Bissenden”. Ernest was born in the 1st qtr of 1890 in Tunbridge Wells, one of two children born to William James Bissenden (1864-1919), a railway guard born at Marden, Kent, and Esther Bissenden (1859-1939) who was born in Tonbridge. The 1891 census, taken at 128 Lavender Hill, Tonbridge recorded Ernest living with his parents. The 1901 census, taken at the same address, recorded Ernest and his brother Cecil William living with their parents. Ernest grew up in Tunbridge Wells and attended school there. The 1911 census, also taken at 128 Lavender Hill gave Ernest as a postman and with his brother Cecil William, a clerk, both living with their parents in premises of five rooms. Ernest’s service records have not survived except to note that he was awarded only the British War and Victory Medals. In the 4th qtr of 1915 at East Grinstead, Ernest married Sarah Ann Twiner. His probate records noted that he was of 99 St Mary’s Road, Tonbridge and that he died October 10, 1917 in Belgium. The executor of his 160 pound estate was Sarah Annie Bissenden. His effects were sent to his widow who was residing at 21 Aldershot Rd, Kilburn London.
CHACKSFIELD Herbert George
[Recorded as “H.G” on the Tunbridge Wells War Memorial and as “H.C. on the Tunbridge Wells Post Office War Memorial plaque] Herbert was born in Tunbridge Wells in the 4th qtr of 1894. He was one of four children born to Edgar Chacksfield (1869-1944) who worked in the early 1900’s as a coach trimmer (leather), and Claris Jane Jesson (1871-1940). His father had been born in Hastings, Sussex, and his mother in Battle, Sussex. The family had taken up residence in Tunbridge Wells in 1893 and Herbert was the eldest child in the family. At the time of the 1901 census, Herbert and his sister May Claris Chacksfield were living with their parents at 18 Newcommon Road, Tunbridge Wells. Post office records show that Herbert joined the GPO in Tunbridge Wells in 1910 and he continued to work as a postman in the town up to the time of his enlistment at Canterbury on January 14, 1913. His military records, were damaged in a fire and only a partial record remains. His attestation records gave his with an occupation of postman and was assigned as TF/734 with the 1/1 Kent Cyclist Btn and noted that he was living at 1 Dunstan Road, Tunbridge Wells as the time of his enlistment.He was single and his next of kin was given as his father. The military records also note that by 1919 his parents had left Tunbridge Wells and were living at 5 Priory Road in Dartford, Kent. His military records also note that he was subsequently transferred as TF/265152 as a private in the Army Cyclist Corp, sub unit Kent Cyclist Btn. He was awarded the British War and British Victory Medals. Probate records gave Herbert George Chacksfield of 5 Kingsford Terrace, Prior Road, Dartford, Kent, who died October 27, 1918 in India. The executor of his 235 pound estate was his father Edgar. Military records noted that Herbert died October 27, 1918 at Ferozepore, India and that he had died of influenza/pneumonia. Herbert is recorded at the Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial in India.
DENTON Ernest Arthur Rupert
Ernest was a Private(#40319) with the 2nd/5th Bn Leicestershire Regiment who at age 36 was killed in action in Belgium September 27, 1917. He is recorded at the Tyne Cot Memorial (panel 50 to 51). His name is also recorded on the Tunbridge Wells War Memorial as “E.A.R. Denton”. Ernest was born in the 4th qtr of 1881 in Tunbridge Wells.He was one of for children born to Edward Denton (1826-1894), who ran a china shop in Tunbridge Wells, and was born in Tunbridge Wells, and Sarah Denton, nee Featherstone, born 1839 at Brenchley, Kent. The 1891 census, taken at 2 Forge Road in Tunbridge Wells gave Ernest attending school and living with his parents and three siblings. His sister Amy, age 19, worked as an assistant in her father’s shop until she married Joseph T. Davey, born 1877 in Hastings, who in 1901 was working as a coach builder. The 1901 census, taken Stephens Road, Tunbridge Wells, gave Ernest as a postman. He was living with his mother Sarah and his wife Mary N. born 1876 in Tunbridge Wells, and their daughter Winnifred, born 1897 in Southborough, with his married sister Amy and her husband and their seven month old son Edward. Ernest’s mother at that time was operating a china repair shop. Postal records report that Ernest had worked for the post office as a postman for twenty one years before enlisting for service in WW 1.
HOLDING William

William was a Lance Corporal(#S/745) with the 1st Bn Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment who was killed in action in Belgium December 17, 1914. He is recorded at the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 45 and 47). His name is also recorded on the Tunbridge Wells War Memorial as “W. Holding”.

William was born at Urmington, Devon in the 4th qtr of 1871. The 1881 census, taken at Lee Mill Bridge in Devon gave William attending school with his three siblings. They were living with their widowed father John Holding, an agricultural labourer, born 1844 at Plympton, Devon. On October 2, 1897 William married Ellen Lavinia Gregory at St Benedicts Church in Glastenby. Ellen had been born 1869 in Devon. William and his wife had a son William John Holding (1903-1978) who had been born in Devon. Ellen Lavina Gregory was one of eight children born to Josiah Gregory, a coal miner, born 1827 and Mary Gregory, born 1847. The 1911 census, taken at Parracombe, Devon gave William as a postman. Living with him min premises of four rooms, was his wife Ellen and their son William. Before enlisting for service in the war he and his family moved to Tunbridge Wells where he continued to work as a postman. William had begun his service as a private but on April 17, 1914 he achieved the rank of Lance Corporal and soon after his enlistmenet in Tunbridge Wells on September 10, 1914, his unit with the British Expeditionary Force was sent to France. His military records noted that his next of kin was Mrs Ellen Holding of Sunnyvale Terrace, Vale Road, Tunbridge Wells; that at the time of enlistment he as a postman; and that he had prior military service with the Yeomanry Royal Kings Liverpool Regt. Probate records gave William Holding of 3 Sunnyvale Terrace, Tunbridge Wells, lance Corporal with the Royal West Kent Regt, who died December 17, 1914 in Flanders. The executor of his 85 pound estate was his widow Ellen Lavinia Holding.

LADE Thomas John

Thomas was an A/Serjeant(#16162) with the 6th Bn Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment who died at Somme, Picardie, France, age 33, on September 21, 1918. He is recorded at the Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery at Epehy France. He was the husband of Lily Lade of 65 Hillview Rd., Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells. He was awarded the MM. He is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial. His name is also recorded on the Tunbridge Wells War Memorial as “T.J. Lade” and on the Rusthall War Memorial.

Thomas was born March 13, 1885 at Frant, Sussex and was baptised in Frant on May 10, 1885. Thomas was one of two children born to George Lade, a rural postman in the late 1890’s and early 1900’s but by 1911 was a market gardener. George Lade had been born 1858 in Frant, Sussex. Thomas’s mother was Ellen Lade, born 1860 in Frant, Sussex. The 1891 census, taken at 7 Tangier Lane, Frant, gave Thomas attending school and living with his parents and brother George, age 2. The 1901 census, taken at the same address gave Thomas as a telegraph messenger with the GPO. He and his brother George were living with their parents at that time. The 1911 census, taken at 1 Hillview Road in Rusthall gave Thomas as a postman living in premises of five rooms with his parents. His brother George was killed in WW 1 in 1918, age 19. On October 9, 1912 Thomas married Lily Burridge (1885-1975) at St Mark’s Church in Lewisham. Lily had been born June 4, 1885 and died in Tunbridge Wells. Thomas was still working with the post office at the time of his enlistment in Tunbridge Wells.

LEANEY George Thomas
[Not recorded on the Tunbridge Wells War Memorial but is recorded on the Tunbridge Wells Post Office War Memorial as “G.T. Leaney”.] He is listed in records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as George Thomas Leaney, a corporal (5237) who died February 27, 1915, age 34, born at Lamberhurst, Sussex.He was killed in action while serving with the Queens Own (Royal West Kent Regt) 1st Btn. He is recorded at the Tuileres British Cemetery (grave ref. Sp. Mem. B.3). He was the husband of Louisa Leanery of 51 Highams Road, Tunbridge Wells.

George was born 1881 at Lamberhust, Sussex, and was one of six siblings born to James Leaney, born 1850, and Emma Leaney, nee Greagsbey (1854-1886). The 1881 census taken at Pierce Barn Cottage in Ticehurst, Sussx gave George as the youngest of the six children in the home. He and his siblings were living with their parents and at that time his father was a farm labourer.

In 1906, at Tunbridge Wells, George married Louisa Cole, who had been born 1875 at Bow, London. The 1911 census, taken at The Slade, Green Lane, Lamberhurst, gave George Thomas Leaney as a rural postman. With him was his wife Louisa Pauline (1875-1942) and their two children George Robert, born 1910 at Lamberhurts, and Louisa Rosa, born 1908 in Tunbridge Wells. Sometime after the 1911 census the family took up residence in Tunbridge Wells where George worked as a postman with the GPO. His wife Louisa died in Tunbridge Wells in the 1st qtr of 1942. Upon his death in 1915 his effects were sent to his wife.

LORD Charles Henry
Charles was a Serjeant (#265043) with the 1st/1st Kent Cyclist Bn who at age 30 died in Pakistan July 3, 1919. He is recorded at the Rawalpindi War Cemetery (B.10). His name is also recorded on the Tunbridge Wells War Memorial as “C.H. Lord”.Charles was born in the 4th qtr of 1888 in Tunbridge Wells. Based on the 1911 census, he was one of six children born to Henry Benjamin Lord, born 1859 at St Pancras London, a musician and grocery shop proprietor, and Alice Amelia Lord, nee Smith, born 1865 at Westminster, London. The 1891 census, taken at 3 Newton Road, Tunbridge Wells gave Charles living with his parents and his brother Arthur J. Lord, born in Tunbridge Wells in 1891. The 1901 census, taken at 28 Little Mount Sion, Tunbridge Wells gave Henry B. Lord as a musician and grocery shop owner. With him was his wife Alice, one boarder and five of his children, including Charles Henry Lord, the eldest child in the family, who at that time was attending school. The 1911 census, taken at 28 Little Mount Sion gave Charles working as a postman and living with his parents and five siblings. His brother Arthur was working as a printer/compositor; his brother Frank as a florists assistant and his sister Elsia was working as an assistant in her father’s newsagents and tobacconists shop. Probate records gave Charles Henry Lord of 29 Grove Hill Road, Tunbridge Wells, sergeant with the Kent Cyclist Btn, when he died July 3, 1919 at Simla India. The executor of his 486 pound estate was his father Henry Benjamin Lord, a newsagent. His parents were still living at 29 Grove Hill Road at the time of his death.
MERCER Charles Ellis

[Not recorded on the Tunbridge Wells War Memorial but is recorded on the Tunbridge Wells Post Office War Memorial plaque as ‘C.E. Mercer’.] The records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission gave C.E. Mercer, rifleman (393676) died age 32 (born 1885). Died April 4, 1917 while serving with the London Regiment (Queen Victoria Rifles) 9th Btn. Husband od Kate Eleanor Mercer of Wardsbrook, Ticehurst, Sussex. Recorded at XIX. E.1A of the Etaples Military Cemetery.

Charles was born in the 2nd qtr of 1884 in Penshurst, Kent, and was one of eight children born to Thomas Mercer (1858-1932) and Harriet Mercer, nee Coulstock (1853-1895). Charles brother Harold John Mercer (1889-1917) served in WW 1 as a rifleman with the London Regiment 9th County of London Btn Queen Victorias Rifles (393676) and formerly 5550 with the 8th London Regiment. George died at Arras, France in 1917.Thomas Mercer had been born in Cowden, Kent and was an agricultural worker. Harriet Mercer had been born in Penshurst, Kent. The 1891 census, taken at Silcox Cottage, Pounds Bridge Road in Speldhurst gave Thomas Mercher as an agricultural labourer. Living with him was his wife Harriet and their six children, including Charles. The 1901 census, taken at the District Barracks in Chicherster, Sussex gave Charles as a soldier, one of many living at the barracks with the Royal Sussex Regiment. The 1911 census, taken at Church Street in Ticehurst, Sussex gave Charles as a rural postman living as a boarder with the family of John Sharpe, a boot repairer. In the 1st qtr of 1913 Charles married Kate Eleanor Colvin who had been born in Ticehurst, Sussex in the 4th qtr of 1887. Charles and his wife had a daughter before the war.

PALMER Askew William

[Not recorded on the Tunbridge Wells War Memorial but is recorded on the Tunbridge Wells Post Office Memorial plaque as “A.W. Palmer”.] Askew William Palmer was a company serjeant major (200090) with the Queens Own (Royal West Kent Regt) 2nd and 4th Btn, who died age 29 (born 1888) on April 22, 1917 in Egypt.He was the son of Friend William and Ann Palmer of The Willows, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent. He is recorded at A-132 Deir El Belah War Cemetery in Israel.

Askew was born 4th qtr 1887 at Igntham, Kent and was baptised there on October 16, 1887. The 1901 census taken at the Post Office Cottage in Ightham, Kent gave Friend William Palmer, as born 1858 at Ightham and working as a journeyman house painter,.With him was his wife Ann, born 1851 at Rochester, Kent, and his five children. His son Askew was working at that time as a post office messenger, and his son Victor, age 15, was an office boy at a paper mill.The 1911 census.taken at Cprwem, South Park, Granville Road, Sevenoaks gave Askew as a boarder living with John Rivers, a civil servant postman. At that time Askew was also a civil servant sorting clerk with the post office. Probate records gave Askew William Palmer of 9 Denmark Road, Kilburn, Middlesex, company serjeant major in H.M. Army, when he died in Egypt April 22, 1917. The executor of his 471 pound estate was Alice Mabel Palmer, spinster, his sister.

STOREY Frederick George
[Not recorded on the Tunbridge Wells War Memorial, but recorded on the Tunbridge Wells Post Office Memorial plaque as “F.G. Storey”.] Frederick George Storey was a driver (80663) with the Royal Engineers, 90th Field Coy, when he died October 8, 1918, age 24 (born 1894).He was the son of Henry and Jane A. Storey of Staveley, Kendal, Westmoreland. He is recorded at the Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery (grave ref VIII.G.23). Frederick had been born in the 1st qtr of 1894 at Kendal, Westmoreland and was one of three children born to Henry Storey, born 1856 at Troutbeck, Westmoreland, and Jane Ann Storey, born 1862 at Staveley, Westmoreland. The 1901 census, taken at Station Road in Staveley, gave Frederick living with his parents and two brothers. His father Henry at that time was running a builders business. The 1911 census, taken at Staveley, Westmoreland gave Henry Storey as a building contractor. With him was his wife Jane Ann and their two sons. The census recorded that the family was living in premises of seven rooms; that Fredericks parents had been married 21 years and had three children but only two had survived. Frederick never married and sometime before the war he moved to Tunbridge Wells and worked as a postman. His effects were sent to his mother on December 12, 1919.
TIBBLES Frederick Charles
[Not recorded on the Tunbridge Wells War Memorial but is recorded on the Tunbridge Wells Post Office War Memorial plaque as “F.C. Tibbles”.] The Commonwealth War Grave Commission records Frederick Charles Tibbles, private, (L/7165) with The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 1st Btn., who was killed in action October 23, 1914. He is recorded on Panel 2 at the Ploegsteert Memorial. Frederick was born 1884 at Yalding, Kent and was one of six children born to George Tibbles, a farm labourer, born 1848 at Yalding and Martha Tibbles, born 1844 at Yalding. All of Fredericks siblings were born in Yalding. Frederick’s father passed away before 1901. The 1901 census, taken at Paddock Wood, gave Martha Tibbles as a widow, working as a charwoman. Living with her was her son Frederick who was working as a wagon man. Also present was one visitor. The 1911 census, taken at Welles Cottages, Queens Road, Paddock Wood, Kent, agve Martha Tibbles as a widow. Living with her was her son Frederick who was given as an ex-soldier. Military records that Frederick had enlisted for military service in Canterbury on February 24, 1903 for a period of 8 years. Sometime before 1913 Frederick moved to Tunbridge Wells and worked as a postman. In the 4th qtr of 1913 he married Louise Emma Gainsford and when WW 1 began he was reengaged and was with the Buffs (L/7165). His effects were sent to his wife in 1920.
TILLEY Samuel John Card
Samuel was born 1884 in Tunbridge Wells. He was one of five known children born to Henry Tilley(1836-1894) and Ann Card(born 1846).In the years leading up to his marriage to Elizabeth Emma Baldwin (1889-1963) in 1909 he lived with his parents and siblings in Southborough. The 1911 census, taken at 36 Charles Street, Southborough recorded Samuel living in four rooms with his wife Elizabeth, born 1890 at Wadhurst, Sussex, and his son Percy Arnold tilley, born 1911 in Southborough. Samuel was in 1911 working as a postman. Samuel enlisted in the army, in Tunbridge Wells in 1914. He was a Private (#G/1845) with the Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, D Coy., 7th Bn., who died in Belgium July 8, 1917.He is recorded at the Dickebush New Military Cemetery (II.C.21). He was the husband of Elizabeth Emma Webster (formerly Tilley) of 13 Sheffield Rd., Southborough, T unbridge Wells. He is also recorded on the Southborough Memorial. Samuel and his wife had two children namely Percy Arnold Tilley and Muriel Tilley (1916-1983). His name is also recorded on the Tunbridge Wells War Memorial and also recorded on the Southborough Memorial
WALKER Frank
Frank is recorded on the Tunbridge Wells Post Office War Memorial and on the Tunbridge Wells War Memorial as ‘F. Walker’. Frank was born in the 1st qtr of 1880 at Rusthall, Kent and was one of four children born to John Walker, born 1844 in Tunbridge Wells, and Mary Ann Walker, born 1841 at Buxted, Sussex.The 1881 census, taken at Workhouse Lane, 2 Prospect Terrace in Speldhurst gave John Walker as a journeyman baker. With him was his wife Mary Ann and his four children, including Frank.The 1891 census, taken at 17 Victoria Road, Tunbridge Wells, gave Frank and his brother George living as lodgers with the Joh Killick family and attending school. The 1901 census, taken at 13 Dukes Road, Tunbridge Wells gave John Walker as a widower and working as the proprietor of a bake shop. With him was his son Samuel, age 29, a journeyman baker; his son Herbert, age 22, a journeyman baker, and Frank, who was working in the town as a postman. Frank continued to work as a postman until he enlisted for service in the war. In the 2nd qtr of 1909, at Tunbridge Wells, Frank married Christina Moore) 1883-1927), born 1883 at New Bliss, Monaghan, Ireland. The 1911 census, taken at 1 Rosebery Gardens, Upper Grosvenor Road, Tunbridge Wells, gave Frank as a postman. With him in their six room premises was his wife Christina and one boarder. The couple had no children. Military records show that Frank had enlisted in Tunbridge Wells and was assigned as a rifleman to the Royal Irish Rifles (44258) 14th Btn, and that he was killed in action in France. He had formerly been with the London Regiment (6880). His effects were sent on November 14, 1919 to his widow Christina. He had died in France on August 26, 1917. Christina died in Tunbridge Wells in the 4th qtr of 1927. Frank is recorded in the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as Frank Waller, 22748 died age 38, Aug 26, 1917 Royal Irish Rifles son of the late Mr and Mrs John Walker, husband of Christina Walker of The Glen 5 Park Road, Tunbridge Wells. Employed 24 years at the General Post Office Tunbridge Wells. Recorded on Panel 138 to 140 and 167 to 162A and 163A Tyne Cot Memorial.
THE SECOND WORLD WAR
HAMILTON J E
Not recorded on the Tunbridge Wells War Memorial. Inconclusive. Most likely James Ernest or John Edward or John Eric from the six listed possibilities in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission records.
HILLS Edgar Reginald George
Edgar was a Private(#6346023) with the Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, 4th Bn who at the age of 24 died in France(Dunkirk) May 28, 1940. He is recorded at the Dunkirk Memorial (Column 113). He was the son of Robert Giles (Charles) (1877-1960) and Ruth Hills(nee Chantles 1877-1966) of Tunbridge Wells. He had been a resident of Vale Rd., Tunbridge Wells. Edgar had been born August 25, 1915 at 17 Tunnel Rd., Tunbridge Wells and had four siblings. He was living in Surrey in 1941. His name is also recorded on the Tunbridge Wells War Memorial.
SMITH W J
Not recorded on the Tunbridge Wells War Memorial. Inconclusive information but possibly William James Smith, a private (6346770) who died while with the Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regt) 4th Btn when age 21(born 1919) between May 24, 1940 and May 31, 1940. Recorded at the Le Grand Hasard Military, Morbecque (grave 5.F.16). The son of George and Maud Smith of Dartford, Kent.
SNELL Henry Roy
Henry was a Sergeant (#1388725) with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 619 Sqdn. 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. His name is also recorded on the Tunbridge Wells War Memorial.
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