WELLS WAR MEMORIAL
WAR 1 - SURNAMES 'K'
1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Edward
James Gilbert 2012
to Tunbridge Wells Name
was a Private (#2253) with the 16th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment
who at age 21 died in France July 8, 1916. He is recorded at the
Caudry Old Communal Cemetery (B3) in France. He was the son of Henry
and Frances Mary Kealey of 53 Miton Rd, Eastbourne.
was born at Paddington, Middlesex but enlisted for service at Tunbridge
Wells. He was a Lance Corporal (#L/8319) with the Queens Own Royal
West Kent Regiment 7th Battalion, who died in France March 21, 1918.
He is recorded at the Pozieres Memorial (panel 58 and 59). He is
also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial
was a Private (#2481) with the 1st/3rd Battalion, London Regiment
who was killed in France May 26, 1915, age 24. He is recorded at
the Le Touret Memorial (panel 45 and 46). He was the son of John
and Emma Kees who in 1911 were living at 11 Hungershall Park Stables,
Tunbridge Wells. In 1911 John Gardner Kees was living with his brother
in law at 31 Bathurst Mews, Paddington, London and working as a
single man, age 19, in the clerk office of the public trustee accounts
department. His father John in 1911 was working as a coachman. John
Gardner Kees was born in the first quarter of 1891 at Paddington,
London. John had enlisted for service September 1914 at Clapham
Junction. Before the war John (known as Jack) had a promising career
as an accountancy clerk in the Public trustee Offices in Clements
Inn. He was on holiday in Switzerland when war broke out and more
than a month passed before he had an opportunity to return home
and enlist. On the night of May 24th/25th his Battalion had captured
a series of German trenches and it was whilst carrying an important
message at nightfall that he was shot by a German sniper. He was
buried with other fallen men two days later. In a letter to his
parents, Major Streatfield his commanding officer wrote : "Your
son met his death most gallantly whilst attacking a line of German
trenches and has been buried on the battlefield near the spot where
he fell. We deeply regret the loss of a gallant soldier and good
comrade". The head of the Public Trustee Office, Mr Charles
Stewart also wrote a letter of sympathy to his parents. John is
also remembered on the Rusthall War Memorial.
was an acting Corporal (#541338) with the Royal Engineers, 497th
Field Coy who at the age of 38 was killed in Belgium April 17, 1918.
He is recorded at the Abeele Aerodrome Military (I. D. 10). He was
the son of Martha and the late Frank Kemp. He was the husband of
Ellen Kemp of 29 Norman Rd., Tunbridge Wells. Frederick was born
in Tunbridge Wells and was a resident of the town but enlisted for
service at Gillingham. Kent.
was a resident of Tunbridge Wells and enlisted for service there.
He was a Private (#G/12672) with the Queens Own Royal West Kent
Regiment who was killed in France October 3, 1917. He is also recorded
on the Rusthall War Memorial.
was a Private (#G/60644) with the 6th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment
who died of injuries January 19, 1919. He is recorded at the Tunbridge
Wells Cemetery (C. I. 699). He was the son of Edward Kidd of 11
Hervey Court Crescent Rd., Tunbridge Wells.
was a lance Corporal (#7743) with the South African Infantry, 2nd
Regt. who was killed in France October 12, 1916. He is recorded
at Thiepval Memorial (Pier and Face 4 C). He was the son of Charles
Thomas Kidner of Beausite, Boyne Park, Tunbridge Wells.
was born 1889 at Eastbourne Sussex and before the war worked as
a motor driver. He enlisted for service November 10, 1914 and served
in France. He was a Private (M2/18863) with the Army Service Corp.
He was discharged from sickness June 4, 1917 and he died in Camberwell
in the third quarter of 1917. He was the son of Charles Thomas and
Florence Catherine Kidner who in 1911 were living at Beansite 1A
Boyne Park, Tunbridge Wells. Charles was in 1911 a meat traveller
and his wife Florence a lodging house keeper. Harold was one of
five children in the family.
was a gunner (#245305) with the Royal Garrison Artillery, C Bty,
74th Brigade. At the age of 22 he was killed in France on August
31, 1918. He is recorded at the Mory Street Military Cemetery (C12).
He was the son of George Charles and Alice Harriet Killick of 2
Richardson Rd., St John's, Tunbridge Wells. Amos was born in Tunbridge
Wells and enlisted there. He is also listed on the plaque at St
James Church as Amos Killick.
was a Private (#48202) with the East Surrey Regiment who died at
age 19 in France and Flanders October 23, 1918. He is recorded at
the Vis-En-Artois Memorial (panel 6). He was the son of Henry King
of Baron Grange Iden, Rye, Sussex. His military records record he
was living at Iden, Sussex but enlisted at Chichester, Sussex and
that he was killed in action. Ancestry records report that Albert
E. King was born 1897 at Southborough, Tunbridge Wells and living
in 1911 at Birling Cottage, Birling Farm Brickyard, Southborough,
age 14, and living with his parents Henry and Ellen Elizabeth King
and his five siblings. His father Henry is employed as a carter
to a builder.
is also recorded on the plaque at Skinners School. He is recorded
on the plaque at St James Church as Arthur G. King. Arthur was a
Private (#4066) with the 6th Battalion,, Queens Own Royal West Kent
Regiment who died August 26, 1915 ate 29. Arthur was the son of
Mr and Mrs King of High Street, Rusthall and was the husband of
Mrs E. E. King. He enlisted soon after the outbreak of war having
previously been employed by Mr Blackman as a butcher. The 6th Battalion,
embarked for France June 1, 1915. On June 30th the Battalion, was
at the front. Arthur received a wound to the head and after treatment
at a clearing station was transferred to hospital where he died
shortly after. The Priest who attended him during his final hours
sent a letter of condolence to Mrs King. Private King was buried
at Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres (grave IX. B. 44).
Arthur is also recorded on the Rusthall War Memorial.
was a Private (#31158) with the Queens Own royal West Kent Regiment,
1st Battalion, who at the age of 19 was killed in France October
20, 1918. He is recorded at the Mount Huon Military Cemetery (VIII.
L 148). He was the son of Charles Alfred and Kathleen King of Tunbridge
Wells. He is listed on the plaque at St James Church as Stanley
was a Private (#G/1603) with the Royal Sussex Regiment, 12th Battalion,
who at the age of 27 was killed in Belgium July 24, 1917. He is
recorded at the Essex Farm Cemetery (I. Q. 4). He was the son of
Mrs Emma King of 3 North Farm Rd, High Brooms, Tunbridge Wells.
was a Private (#PO/13157) with the Royal Marine Light Infantry H.
M. S. BULWARK who was killed by an internal explosion of the vessel
off Sheerness November 26, 1914. He is recorded at the Portsmouth
Naval Memorial (plaque 6).
was a Driver (#541337) with the 497th Kent Field Coy Royal Engineers
who died of disease at age 35 March 7, 1917 in France. He is recorded
at the Bois Guillaume Communal Cemetery (II. D. 6). He was the son
of Mr and Mrs William Kingswood of Tunbridge Wells. He had enlisted
for service at Gillingham, Kent.
as Edward on memorial but his real name was Ernest] He was a Private
(#200101) with the 2nd/4th Battalion, Queens Own West Kent Regiment
who died April 19, 1917. He is recorded at the Gaza War Cemetery
(XXX. D. 3).
further information currently available. There is a Private J. Knight
listed on the High Brooms memorial plaque.
to Tunbridge Wells Name Index
7 March, 2022