County of the Kent Red Cross

As reported in the Bromley & District Times in September 1940 Travel Vouchers for Relatives Lady Hohler, Fawkham Manor writes:- It is not perhaps generally known that men serving in the Merchant Service come under the British Red Cross and St John scheme for assisting relatives (wife, parents, children, brothers and sisters) to obtain a Concession Voucher, which permits them to travel at reduced rates, In serious or dangerous cases the Red Cross and St John also provides accommodation near the hospital for relatives travelling a long distance. Application should…

Gunner Walter Bax

Walter Bax was part member of a large family of boys, who were all in the Army.  The son of Mr Alfred W. Bax and Clara E. Bax, of 17 North Road, Bromley, Kent.  He was brother to Private George Bax. Walter was an old boy of Wharton Road School in Bromley and had worked for a time for Mr Cox, fruiterer. Before World War 1 he had joined the 5th Dragoon Guards, but was invalided out after 2 years’ service.  He rejoined the Royal Field Artillery in October 1914, and after training…