People of Bromley

With the help of the Military Ancestors website, I have been able to piece together some of the stories of local soldiers and nurses who fought in World War 1 through their obituaries, awards and mentions in the Bromley & District Times.

Private George Bax

Private George Bax

George Bax was the son of Mr Alfred Bax,  of North Road, Bromley.  Brother to Gunner Walter Bax He joined up when war broke out and was at Tilbury Fort, an artillery fort on the north bank of the River Thames, London.  He was a member of the 4th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. [source: Bromley & District Times, 21st May 1915, page 9] ...
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Stoker Fred Arthur Foot 1915

Fred Arthur Foot, Stoker

1st Class Stoker Fred Arthur Foot, the son of William Foot of Hartford Lane, Bexley, served on board the HMS Test.  He died of pneumonia while on duty in the Grand Fleet on the 24th Mar 1915, aged just 19. His funeral was held at St Mary's, Bexley on the 19th April 1915. [source:] ...
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Lieutenant J L Miller-Hallett 1915

Lieutenant J L Miller-Hallett

2nd Lieutenant J L Miller-Hallett (possibly John Lionel) was the youngest son of Mr & Mrs A Miller-Hallett of Goddington near Chelsfield, Orpington. He was a member of the Indian Army attached to the 3rd Fusilliers, and passed into the Indian Army at outbreak of war from Sandhurst College.  His brother, 2nd-Lieutenant J A Miller-Haller had obtained his commission in the 11th Battalion South Wales Borderers and was stationed at Colwyn Bay. J L Miller-Hallett was twice wounded in action on the Western Front. First in ...
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Private Frank Offin 1914

Private Frank Offin

Private Frank Offin was one of 3 brothers who served in the First World War.  His father, Mr F Offin, lived in Vale Cottages, Mason's Hill, Bromley. He was a member of the 6th (Service) Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, stationed at Purfleet. [source:] ...
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You might also be interested in the the letters written by local soldiers on the Front Line which were published in the Bromley & District Times newspaper.

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