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T4/43822 George Hubert Eagles ASC has service papers which show his address amended from Wellington Rd, Charlton to 8 Meadowhill Rd, Tunbridge Wells.

Name:George Hubert Eagles

Birth Place: Exeter

Residence:Richmond

Death Date:3 Jun 1917

Death Location:France & Flanders

Enlistment Location:Woolwich

Rank:A/Corporal

Regiment:Royal Army Service Corps

Number:T4/043822

Type of Casualty:Killed in action

Theatre of War:Western European Theatre

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Name:Thomas Payne

Birth Place:Christchurch, Kent

Death Date:2 Sep 1918

Death Location:France & Flanders

Enlistment Location:Tunbridge, Wells

Rank:Private

Regiment:Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment)

Battalion:8th Battalion

Number:43700

Type of Casualty:Killed in action

Theatre of War:Western European Theatre

Comments:Formerly S/4/128470, A.S.C.

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Name: Leonard Jordan

Birth Place: Charlwood

Residence: Tunbridge Wells

Death Date: 30 Sep 1917

Death Location: France & Flanders

Enlistment Location: Tunbridge Wells

Rank: A/Corporal

Regiment: Corps of Military Police

Battalion: Foot Branch

Number: P/1407

Type of Casualty: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

JORDAN, LEONARD THOMAS Rank:Corporal

Service No:P/1407

Date of Death:29/09/1917

Age:29

Regiment/Service:Military Police Corps Military Foot Police

Grave Reference II. H. 43.

Cemetery POPERINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY

Additional Information:

Son of Stephen and Mary Jordan, of Charlwood, Surrey.

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Geoffrey Brougham Warde - living at 21 St James Road, Tunbridge Wells on the 1911 census. Aged 15, son of Wilfred and Louisa Sophia Marie. Born Knowsley.

WARDE, GEOFFREY BROUGHAM

Rank: Corporal Service No: 81925 Date of Death: 06/06/1915 Age: 19 Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry 10th Bn. Panel Reference Memorial VIMY MEMORIAL

Additional Information:

Son of Wilfrid Brougham Warde and Louise Sophie Marie Warde, of 23, Hook Rd., Surbiton, Surrey, England.

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On the 1911 census at 41 Holmwood Road, Tunbridge Wells.

Name: Frank Gilbert Day

Birth Place: High Broome, Kent

Death Date: 14 Aug 1918

Death Location: British Expeditionary Force

Enlistment Location: Tunbridge Wells

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Sussex Regiment

Battalion: 7th Battalion

Number: G/3964

Type of Casualty: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

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Name: John Hamlyn Petrie

Birth Place: Seaham Harbour, Durham

Death Date: 30 Nov 1917

Death Location: France & Flanders

Enlistment Location: Kingston-on-surrey

Rank: Private

Regiment: East Surrey Regiment

Battalion: 7th Battalion

Number: 22739

Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

On 1911 census, parents John and Anne Marie Petrie are living at 52 St James Road, Tunbridge Wells.

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There is an Alfred Horsecroft buried Rusthall (St Pauls) Churchyard 1st class stoker HMS Teazer 1918. 1911 census has a Albert S Horsecroft b 1893 Frant serving in the Royal Navy but I cannot find a death for him.

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Albert S Horsecroft was serving aboard HMS Implacable as an ordinary seaman. An Albert Samuel Horscroft died in 1976 born 1893, same person ?

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I think the above Albert may have lived a long life and died 1976 -

Albert Samuel Horsecroft

Birth Date: 21 Nov 1893

Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1976

Age at Death: 82

Registration district: Hillingdon

Inferred County: Greater London

Volume: 13

Page: 1404

There's also a SWB card for G/1242 Albert S Horsecroft, RWK 1st HS Garrison Battalion, enlisted 5/11/1914 discharged sickness 28/4/1916.

Deaths Jun 1921 (>99%) Horsecroft Albert S 55 Tonbridge 2a 855

On the 1901 census, one seems to be the father of the other, living in Maresfield, Sussex.

And Alfred seems to be Albert Jr's brother;

Name: Alfred Horsecroft

Rank: Sto 1st

Birth Date: 8 Dec 1892

Birth Place: Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England

Branch of Service: Royal Navy

Cause of Death: Died from disease

Official Number Port Division: S.S.111176. (Ch)

Death Date: 27 Oct 1918

Ship or Unit: HMS Teazer

Location of Grave: 2. 69.

Name and Address of Cemetery: Rusthall Churchyard, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Relatives Notified and Address: Mother: Ellen, 19, Edwards St, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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Found a Frederick Marshall DOBELL born 1891 6 William St T. Wells son of Frederick/Alice a shop porter, no trace of death, also a Frederick M Marshall b 1900 Biddeford died 1941.

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Ronald James Styles born 21-7-1899 Pembury lived 66 Springfield Road Southborough, parents John/ Rebecca died Tonbridge 1972.

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HUBBLE George Thomas b 1896 T/Wells son of George Thomas/Jane Ann 1823 Royal West Kents from 3-9-14 to 23-10-14 medically unfit. A George Thomas Hubble died 1948 age 52 Wendsbury.

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Alfred Izard Neve husband of Eva born 1890 Tunbridge 12 Edward Street Rust Hall. An Alfred T Neve has a registered death Tunbridge in 1948 age 58 which apart from the second initial fits.

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Papers on Ancestry for Albert Crittenden 8843 R W Kent discharged Jan 1914, followed by papers for an Albert William Crittenden 10248 R W Kent, same address of 3 Catherine Place T.Wells an ironmongers assistant pensioned off due to gunshot wounds of the foot.

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As an interested bystander I can only watch in admiration as the post counts tick upwards with ever more useful information.

It's only on a forum such as this can you find people so determined to help others.

It's humbling the time and effort you are spending on these "lost" lads and I'm sure it's appreciated.

Carry on carrying on! Well done!

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Edward Gilbert

Hello All;

Lots of good leads from you all. The one for A.R. Goldsmith proved very productive for it revealed that he had three other brothers in the war, two of whom were also on my wanted list (Frederick W. Goldsmith and George A. Goldsmith) so it killed three birds with one stone. It turned out that their parents died and the brothers went to live with the Moon family (who also lost a son) at Southborough,T. Wells.The reference to Jesse John Goldsmith showed that he was the other fellas next of kin and was the eldest brother who served in the war but survived (he died 1925).There was a good family tree on Ancestry.Uk that tied them all together. So thanks for that lead!!

He is an updated list of "Wanted" men; Some of them you have offered feedback on and I have not discounted your input but still doing a little more research before removing them from the list.

F. Atkins; H.H. Benoy; H.J.F. Baker; C.C. Baker;J. Ball; A.E. Berry; A. Best; C.A. Brown; G.H. Cavie; F. Chacksfield; W. Burfield;F.J.A. Chapman; G.A Chapman; L. Cheshire; T.Colbear; E. Collins; C. Coomber; W. Coomber; A.G. Dawn; F.G. Day;E. Denton; F.M. Dobell; H.C. Drader;A. De Duca; W.Dunn; G.H. Eagles; H. East; P. Edwards; J. Ellis; W.E. Farley; B.Fowler; T.B. Gibson; T.M. Goodman;F. Guest; F.V. Guest; S.W. Harmer; H.J. Harris; H. Hayward; R. Hayward; T.A. Hayward; E. Hedges;C.W. Hodge; A. Horne; A.S. Horsecroft;G.Hubble; H. Hutchinson; C. James; A.E. Jones; L.T.Jordan; A.G. King; J. Knight; C. Lamert; W.H. Larkin; W. Lester; W.H. Luck; A.P. Martin;L.A. Martin; L. Marshall; T.J. Milton; T.S. Moore; E. Murphy;A.I. Neve;E.B. Nicholls; W.F. Parr; L.B. Parsons;T. Payne; C.J. Patterson;J.H. Petrie; H. Piper(not Royal Navy); F.W.G. Playsted;C.H. Prior; F.J. Richardson; S.J. Ridley;G.L. Roberts; A. Robinson; G.J. Row; T. Ryan; F.J. Saunders; W. Saunders; R. Scriven;E.A Smith; C.E.G. Smith;C. Smith; C.F. Snelling; J.J. Stebbing; A. Stevens;J. Stevens;J.M. Stevens; J.T. Stewart; S.W. Stevenson;J. Stratford; R.J. Styles; H. Summers; R. Thomson; H. Thompsett; W. Walsh; E. Ward;G.B. Warde;T.E. Waters; H. Wheeler; H. Wimshurst; H.C. Wood; W. Woodford; J. Woodford; W. Young; W. Young; W. Young; J.H. Young; E.L. Batchelor; A. Burden; H. Collins; A. Crittenden; P.H. Grant; F. Groves; P.J. Greenwood; H. Phillips; G.A. Poll F. Ware.

End of List.

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The only G.Poll listed on CWGC is:

POLL, G A

Rank:

Private

Service No:

177422

Date of Death:

09/04/1917

Regiment/Service:

Canadian Infantry

87th Bn.

Grave Reference

7. B. 29.

Cemetery

CANADIAN CEMETERY NO.2, NEUVILLE-ST. VAAST

who was born at Wymondham, Norfolk. No link to Tunbridge Wells as far as I can see

E.L.Batchelor

Name: Edward Batchelor

Birth Place: Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Death Date: 15 Jun 1915

Death Location: Mesopotamia

Enlistment Location: Tonbridge, Kent

Rank: DVR.

Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery

Number: 63688

Type of Casualty: Died

Theatre of War: Asiatic Theatres

J.H.Young

YOUNG, James Henry Head Married M 34 1877 Horse Breeder Kent Tunbridge Wells VIEW

YOUNG, Florence Eliza Wife Married10 years F 30 1881 Kent Newenden VIEW

YOUNG, Annie Mabel Daughter Single F 8 1903 Kent Newenden VIEW

YOUNG, Edith Cicelia Daughter Single F 3 1908 Kent Capel VIEW RG number: RG14 Piece: 4103 Reference: RG14PN4103 RG78PN158 RD50 SD3 ED11 SN131 Registration District: Tonbridge Sub District: Brenchley Enumeration District: 11 Parish: Horsmonden Address: Collins Hill Cottage Tudeley Tonbridge County: Kent

H.H.Benoy

BENOY, John Head Married M 69 1842 No Occupation Naval Partimer St Stephens Cornwall VIEW

BENOY, Hannah Wife Married35 years F 69 1842 St Stephens Cornwall VIEW

BENOY, Ellen Mary Daughter Single F 34 1877 Housekeeper St Stephens Cornwall VIEW

BENOY, Henry Herbert Son Single M 28 1883 House Painter St Stephens Cornwall VIEW

HIGGINS, Ivy Lodger F 11 1900 At School Oxford VIEW RG number: RG14 Piece: 4048 Reference: RG14PN4048 RG78PN156 RD50 SD1 ED9 SN118 Registration District: Tonbridge Sub District: Tunbridge Wells Enumeration District: 9 Parish: Tunbridge Wells Address: 21 Eridge Road County: Kent

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William Hodges Luck b 1888 son of John Martyr and Ellen Elizabeth Peckham Place Hadlow Tunbridge served as a Lt West Kent Yeo attchd Royal W Kent to France 10-8-18 applied for his medals from the above address 1-11-1921.

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Name: Herbert Henry Benoy

Birth Place: Salt Ash, Devon

Residence: Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Death Date: 13 Oct 1915

Death Location: France & Flanders

Enlistment Location: London

Rank: Private

Regiment: Buffs (East Kent Regiment)

Battalion: 6th Battalion

Number: G/7795

Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

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Herbert Henry Benoy G/7795 The Buffs East Kent kia 13-10-15 Address 21 Eridge Rd T. Wells.

Must type faster :(

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There are pension papers for Frederick William Playsted - S4/056896 ASC, of 11 Clifton Road, Tunbridge Wells. Age 19 yrs 10 months in November 1914.

He was discharged 18/7/1915 no longer physically fit etc. SWB shows sickness.

Birth here;

Births Mar 1896 Playsted Frederick William G Tunbridge 2a

690

Deaths Dec 1918 Playsted Frederick W G 22 Tonbridge 2a 1953

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