People of Bromley

Guardsman James Williams

Guardsman James Williams

James Williams was the son of Mr & Mrs F Williams and brother to Mr W Williams who was assistant steward ...
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Private Frederick Norman Ayles

Private Frederick Norman Ayles

Private Frederick Ayles was an old boy of Aylesbury Road School.  His mother (a widow) lived on Simpson Road, Bromley ...
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Gunner W H King

Son of William Henry and Eliza King, of 17 New England Road, Brighton, King was a Bromley postman and Captain ...
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Private T Smith, 1914

This is Private T. Smith who served in the First World War.  I want to link him to the correct ...
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Private John Ludlow

Private John Ludlow

Private John Ludlow was one of three brothers serving in the First World War.  He was a member of the Army ...
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G Jones - Prisoner of War

Sapper R. G. Jones

As reported in the Bromley & District Times in 6th September 1940 Prisoner of War Mrs R. G, Jones of ...
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Palin - Prisoner of War

Lance Corporal E. A. Palin

Reported in the Bromley & District Times, 6th September 1940. Prisoner of War Mrs G. L. Plain, 61 Newbury Road, ...
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Second-Lieutenant Terence Thorpe-Woods

As reported in the Bromley & District Times on 6th September 1940, another soldier is reported as a Prisoner of ...
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Private Edward F. Belsey

Reported in the Bromley & District Times on 6th September 1940 Prison of War: Edward F. Belsey, Bromley This week ...
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Sec. Lieutenant Claudius C. G. Anderson

Reported in the Bromley & District Times on 6th September 1940 Prisoner of War: Second-Lieutenant C.C.G. Anderson, R.A. Mr and ...
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Sec. Lieutenant John B. Bassett

Reported in the Bromley & District Times newspaper on 6th September 1940 Prisoner of War: Second-Lieutenant John B. Bassett Mr ...
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Lieutenant L M Powell

Lieutenent L M Powell

Second Lieutenant L.M. Powell, of Chislehurst was killed in action on 17th June 1915.  He is listed on the Commonwealth War ...
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Private Walter Waters

Private Walter Waters

Another of the men of the Royal West Kent Regiment reported missing is Prvate Walter Waters the son of Mr ...
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Amos David John Friend

Amos David John Friend

Amos D J Friend a member of the Royal Field Artillery. Son of Mr Alfred Friend and brother to Horace ...
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Horace Alfred Thomas Friend

Horace A T Friend

Horace Alfred Thomas Friend was the son of Mr Alfred Friend and brother to Amos D J Friend. He was ...
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Lieut John Peake Knight

Captain John Peake Knight

Captain John Peake Knight, of Sundridge Mansions, was the son of James Percy and Ellen Gray Knight, of 17, Castle ...
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Private Charles Mitchell

Private Charles Mitchell

Private Charles Mitchell was the son of Mrs H Mitchell of Chatterton Road, Bromley, and was an old boy of ...
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Signaller Peter Robert Marchant - 1940

Signaller Peter Robert Marchant

Reported in the Bromley & District Times newspaper on the 19th July 1940 Missing Signaller Peter Robert Marchant of Bromley ...
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Private Henry R. Eldridge, 19th July 1940

Private Harry Robert Eldridge of St Mary Cray

Private Harry Robert Eldridge was reported as missing in the Bromley & District Times on 19th July 1940, however a ...
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Private P J Reynolds -19th July 1940

Private Patrick Joseph Reynolds, Bickley

Private Patrick Joseph Reynolds of the Royal West Kent Regiment, was reported as missing in the Bromley & District Times ...
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Private W. Turrell - 19th July 1940

Private Frederick William Turrell , of St Marys Cray

Reported in the Bromley & District Times newspaper, 19th July 1940 Missing in Action Mrs Turrell, of 42 Bridge Road, ...
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Private A C J Boxall

6345533 Private A C J Boxall (aged 19) with the Royal West Kent Regiment was posted as missing on May ...
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John Bond Bassett, 2nd Lieutenant

72521 2nd-Lieutenant John Bond Bassett , aged 28, was a printer by trade, the third son of Mr & Mrs ...
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Hugh Bertram Neely

Hugh Bertram Neely, 2nd-Lieutenant

Hugh Bertram Neely was 2nd-Lieutenant of the 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment (attached to 1st Battalion). He was the second son of ...
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Ronald Young Hedderwick

Private Ronald Young Hedderwick

Ronald Young Hedderick was the son of Robert Munter Hedderwick and Isabel Corbet Hedderwick, of Woodlands, Chislehurst, Kent. Born in ...
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Rifleman James Hodson

Rifleman James William Hodson

James William Hodson, a native of Orpington, was a  member of the 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. His parents, William and ...
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Private Edward Butcher

Private Edward Butcher

Edward Butcher was the younger son of Mr William Butcher of Spout Hill Cottage, West Wickham. Prior to World War ...
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Gunner Walter Bax

Gunner Walter Bax

Walter Bax was part member of a large family of boys, who were all in the Army.  The son of ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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, ...
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Private Herbert Venters 1914

Private Herbert Venters

Herbert Venters was the son of Mr & Mrs W Venters of Wharton Road, Bromley.  He had attended Wharton Road Council School. He ...
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Stanley William Reuben Friend 1914

Stanley William Reuben Friend

Stanley William Reuben Friend was the son of Mr Alfred Friend and a member of the Royal Field Artillery. Mentioned ...
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Private William Conway 1914

Private William Conway

A member of the Army Service Corps, who lived in Wharton Road, Bromley. He was reported on in the Bromley & ...
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2nd-Lieutenant C H Viney 1914

2nd-Lieutenant Cecil Henry Viney

Cecil Henry Viney was the son of Mr & Mrs C T Viney of Dartmouth, Durham Avenue, Bromley, who had ...
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2nd Lieutenant Ferdinand Marshall-Townshend 1915

2nd Lieutenant Ferdinand Marsham-Townshend

The younger son of the late Hon Robert Marsham-Townshend, of Frognal, Sidcup, Ferdinand Marsham-Townshend was a 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion Scots ...
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Lieutenant Oswald Payne 1915

Lieutenant Oswald Payne

Lieutenant (John) Oswald Payne was the son of Mr & Mrs Frederick Payne of New Farm, Bromley. Prior to the ...
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Miss Beatrix Batten

It’s always nice to see women receiving awards for their efforts. Here we have Miss Beatrix Batten, Commandant of Abbey ...
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Sergeant Albert Ludlow -1914

Sergeant Albert Ludlow, Bromley

Albert Ludlow was one of three brothers, and had lived at The Cottage, Cowper Road in Bromley Common.  He was a ...
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Sergeant A E Smith - 1914

Sergeant A E Smith

Sergeant A E Smith was the son of Mr & Mrs H G Smith of West Wickham, and had two ...
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Private William Bray

William Bray was an old boy of Ragland Road Boy's School in Bromley.  He was the eldest son of Mr ...
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Leading Seaman William B Bumstead - 1914

Leading Seaman William B Bumstead

Leading Seaman William B Bumstead , son of Mr C H Bumstead of Addison Road, Bromley, was one of three brothers ...
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Cyril Percival Thatcher - 1914

Cyril Percival Thatcher

Cyril Percival Thatcher was the son of Mr & Mrs J Thatcher of Great Elms Road, Bromley, and one of five ...
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Signalman Charles Clarke 1914

Signalman Charles Clarke

Charles Clark, son of Mr & Mrs C Clark of Tweedy Road, Bromley was a signalman in the Royal Navy.  ...
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Captain J C Faunthorpe

Captain John Champion Faunthorpe, C.B.E., M.C.

Born in Battersea on 30th May, 1871, John Champion Faunthorpe was the son of the Reverend John Pincher Faunthorpe, who ...
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Second-Lieutenant John Potter, D.S.O.

Second-Lieutenant John Potter, D.S.O., was born about 1895, son of the late Mr William Manuel Potter and Mary Ann Potter, ...
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Sergeant H E A Squelch, D.C.M.

Sergeant H E A Squelch served with the Wireless Section, Royal Engineers, and was the only son of Mr and ...
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Military Medal for Corp. C Brown

It will be learnt with much pleasure by residents of Farnborough that a gallant soldier, well known to many of ...
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Military Cross for Lieut. H D Reynolds

It will be learnt with great pleasure that another son of Mr and Mrs Reynolds, of  Morden Lodge, Shortlands, Lieutenant ...
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Award for Gallantry – Corporal Bert Taylor

AWARDS FOR GALLANTRY: CORPORAL BERT TAYLOR Corporal Bert Taylor, of the Queen’s Westminster Rifles, who has been awarded the Military ...
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Tribute to Captain Ross

10th March, 1916 page 10 CORPORAL GUTTERIDGE’S LETTERS: TRIBUTE TO CAPTAIN ROSS Last week we had two communications from Corporal ...
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Private George Bumstead

Son of Mr C H Burns, and one of one of 3 brothers on active service.  Private George Bumstead lived ...
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William Henry Thatcher

Son of Mr & Mrs J Thatcher of Great Elms Road, Bromley, and one of 5 brothers. Member of the ...
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Private Sidney Thomas Miller

Another of our brave young heroes to pass silently to rest, as a result of wounds received whilst fighting his ...
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Lieutenant Arthur Gerard Tapp

The Military Cross has been awarded to Lieutenant Arthur Gerard Tapp, R.F.A. (Royal Field Artillery), for gallantry in the field ...
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Lieutenant Thomas Edward Coney Fisher

Lieutenant Thomas Edward Coney Fisher of the East Lancashire Regiment was a gallant young officer, who fell while leading his ...
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Gordon Ewart Thatcher

Obituary for Gordon Ewart Thatcher, a Petty Officer on the Destroyer "Cherwell" was reported in the Bromley & District Times, ...
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Corporal H W Mummery

Mrs Mummery, Albion Road, Marden, has received news that her husband, Corporal H W Mummery, King’s Own Royal Lancasters, has ...
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Corporal C. Smart

Served with the Honourable Artillery Company. He was the son of Frederick Smart of Thornhayes, London Lane, Bromley.  His brother Geoffrey ...
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Gunner R E Mockridge

Much sympathy is felt with Mrs Mockridge, of Bromley Gardens, who has received new that her husband, Gunner Robert Edward ...
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Lance-Corporal Christopher Paul Conway

He was a member of the 5th Battalion, Royal, volunteered for foreign service and probably went to Jubbelpore in India ...
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Petty-Officer James Green

It was reported that he had given 8 years services, serving with the Royal Navy on HMS Stag Bromley & ...
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Bandsman Arthur Warwick

He was a Bandsman with the 2nd Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby), who was killed in action in France on ...
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Gunner Ernest Nelms

He was with the Royal Field Artiller. A shell from one of the enemy's large guns fell close to the ...
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Private L.W. Johnson

Taken from the Bromley & District Times, 25th December, 1917 (pg 3) I thought you might like to have a ...
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Miss Margaret James Birkett

Bromley & District Times, 25th December 1914, pg 4 A nurse with the Red Cross, Miss Birkett had taken up nursing ...
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Sergeant E.S. Mussell

Served in the 1st Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment. An Army Reservist who had served in Malta previously. He had ...
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