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Tonbridge men who died in World War 2 and later conflicts:  D – J

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William John Daw was born in Maidstone in 1912, the son of Jubilee John and Alice Clifford Daw. Married in Tonbridge in 1935, he was the husband of Constance Daw (née Cropp). He served as Corporal, service number CH/X 114217, in Royal Marines H.M.S. Copra. 650 L.C.M. Flotilla. He died on 21st July 1944 and is remembered on Chatham Naval Memorial and in Tonbridge Cemetery.

 

 

 

Frederick Oscar Dickson was born in c1915, the son of Lt-Col. Egbert Dickson, formerly Indian Army, and Ida Mary Dickson He served as Flight Lieutenant, service number 33164, in the Royal Air Force 51 Sqdn. He died on 5th April 1940 and is remembered on Runnymede Memorial. He previously attended Tonbridge School.

 

Cecil Coope Dickson was born in Christchurch in 1921, another son of Lt-Col. Egbert Dickson, formerly Indian Army, and Ida Mary Dickson. He served as Pilot Officer, service number 68719, in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 28 Sqdn. He died on 17th February 1942 and is remembered on Taukkyan Memorial, Burma. He previously attended Tonbridge School.

 

Jack Dolding was born in Tonbridge in 1915, the son of George and Naomi Dolding. Married in Tonbridge in 1940, he was the husband of Ida May Dolding (née Lambert). He served as Lance Corporal, service number 6350640, in Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment 5th Bn. He died on 13th September 1942 and is remembered on Alamein Memorial. 

 

W E Donovan - possibly William Edward, born in 1911. He married Annie Archer in 1934. He served as Aircraftman 1st Class, service number 1195390, in Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 115 Sqdn. He died on 17th September 1941 and is buried in Charlbury Cemetery, Oxfordshire.

 

Henry Snaith Duval was born in Edmonton, Middlesex in 1911, the son of Walter John and Caroline Augusta Duval of Stradbrook, Lyons Crescent. Married in Croydon in 1934, he was the husband of Betty Duval (née Snelgrove) of Forest Row. He served as Lieut-Commander in Royal Navy H.M.S. Highflyer. He died on 7th May 1945 and is buried in Trincomalee War Cemetery, Sri Lanka.

 

Charles Edward Duvall was born in Tonbridge in 1915, the son of Edward Lloyd Duvall and Emily Jane Duvall. Married in Tonbridge in 1936, he was the husband of Eileen Violet Duvall, (née Checksfield) of 143 Pembury Road. He served as Lance Corporal, service number T/195846, in the Royal Army Service Corps, Dispatch rider. He died on 22nd December 1942 and is buried in Medjez-El-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia.

 

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Kenneth Horace Eames DFC was born in 1921 in Tonbridge, the son of Walter John and Emma Eames of The Mount, Bidborough. Married in Tonbridge in 1943, he was the husband of Doris Edith Elsie Eames (née Standen) of 3 Douglas Road. He served as Flight Lieutenant, service number 141706, in Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 626 Sqd. He died on 5th April 1945 and is remembered on Runnymede Memorial. He previously attended The Judd School.

 

 

George Frank Elkington was born in Tonbridge in 1914, the son of Frank and Edith Clara Elkington, of Sussex Road. Married in 1943 in Tonbridge, he was the husband of Doris Elkington (née Hewitt). He served as Flying Officer Pilot, service number 173049, in Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 49 Sqdn. He died on 22nd April 1945 and is buried in Tonbridge Cemetery. He previously attended The Judd School.

 

 

F H Elliott - possibly Francis Harry, born c1923, the son of Henry Francis and Cecilia Sarah Elliott. He served as Corporal, service number 6346014, in Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment 6th Bn. He died on 10th December 1942 and is buried in Massicault War Cemetery, Tunisia.

 

John David De La Cour Elliott was born in Tonbridge in 1921, the son of Maj. James Boyne Elliott, O.B.E, and Dorothy Mary Elliott. He served as Second Lieutenant, service number 198604, in Royal Armoured Corps 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars. He died on 27th May 1942 and is remembered on Alamein Memorial, Egypt. He previously attended Tonbridge School.

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Walter Harold Fisher was born in 1908 in Tonbridge, the son of Walter Henry and Elizabeth Fisher, of 10 High St. He served as Flying Officer, service number 123937, in Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 227 Sqdn. He died on 26th April 1943 and is remembered on Alamein Memorial. He previously attended The Judd School.

 

 

 

David Roy Fisher DFM DFC was born in 1922 in Tonbridge, another son of Walter Henry and Elizabeth Fisher, of 10 High St. He served as Squadron Leader, service number 125430, in Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 102 (Ceylon) Sqdn. He died on 17th June 1944 and is remembered on Runnymede Memorial. He previously attended The Judd School.  

 

Donald Foster was born in Tonbridge in 1917, the son of Albert Foster and Elizabeth Foster of Clare Avenue. He served as Sapper, service number 1869578, in Royal Engineers 35 Fortress Coy. He died on 26th February 1942 and is remembered on Singapore Memorial

 

Eric Basil Hartley France was born in 1916 on Sheppey, the son of Mr Albert France and Mrs France of 32 Douglas Road. He served as Sergeant Obs, service number 580739, in Royal Air Force144 Sqdn. He died on 11th July 1940 and is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery, The Netherlands. He previously attended The Judd School.

 

 

 

John Benjamin Gough Franklin was born in c1920, the son of Brigadier General Harold Scott Erskine Franklin and Mrs H Franklin of 21 Manor Grove. He served as Captain, service number EC/1523, in 11th Sikh Regiment 2nd Bn. He died on 25th August 1941 and is buried in Basra War Cemetery, Iraq and remembered on the Nat West Bank memorial. He previously attended Tonbridge School

 

David Harold Franklin was born in c1922, another son of Brigadier General Harold Scott Erskine Franklin and Mrs H Franklin of 21 Manor Grove. He served as Lieutenant, service number EC/2857, in 3rd Queen Alexandra's Own Gurkha Rifles 3rd Bn. He died on 11th April 1944 and is buried in Imphal War Cemetery, India. He previously attended Tonbridge School.

 

Ernest William Funnell was born in 1907 in Copthorne, the son of Ernest David and Fanny Matilda Funnell. Married in 1936 in Croydon, he was the husband of Elvina Funnell (née Collis), of 53 Lavender Hill. He served as Chaplain 4th Class, service number 91362, Royal Army Chaplains' Department. He died on 30th March 1942 and is remembered on Rangoon Memorial, Burma.

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George James Gainsford was born in Tonbridge in 1910, the son of Thomas and Florence Gainsford. Married in Tonbridge in 1932, he was the husband of Rose Ellen Gainsford (née Hooker). He served as Driver, service number T/250436, in Royal Army Service Corps 47th Inf. Bde. Coy. He died on 28th August 1944 and is buried in Bayeux War Cemetery.

 

Harry James Gammon was born in 1914 in Tonbridge, the son of Frank and Lily Gammon, of 3 Albert Road. Married in 1939 in Aldershot, he was the husband of Eileen M. Gammon (née Allen). He served as Warrant Officer Class II, service number 6345297, in Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment 4th Bn. He died on 1st January 1944 and is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma. He previously attended St Stephen’s school.

 

A C Gent - possibly Alfred Charles, RN stoker- no further information (A C Gent born c1905 died 1947 married Kathleen Ongley Tonbridge in 1930)

 

J Giles - possibly James, born in Hanwell in 1896, the son of John and Ellen L. Giles. He was the husband of Annie Giles, and served as Chief Petty Officer, service number C/M 7613, in the Royal Navy. He died on 3rd December 1943 and is buried in Tonbridge Cemetery.

 

Robert Edward Gill was born in Tonbridge in 1923, the son of Mr and Mrs H E Gill of Hectorage Road served as Sergeant, service number 1336802 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He died on 6th June1943 and is remembered on Runnymede Memorial. He previously attended The Judd School

 

Bruce Ethlebert Gilliam was born in Tonbridge in 1921, the son of Herbert Charles and Ethel May Gilliam. He was the husband of Dorothy Muriel Gilliam (possibly née Price) of 38 Lyons Crescent. He served as Captain, service number 145886, in the Royal Artillery 91 (12th Bn. The South Staffordshire Regt.) Lt. A.A. Regt. He died on 12th May 1944 and is buried in Cassino War Cemetery.

 

 

Robert Coles Bruce Glanfield was born in Hampstead in 1921, the son of Lt-Col. Herbert Henry Glanfield, O.B.E, and Dorothea Bruce Glanfield, of Sundridge cottage, Yardley Park Road. Married 1944 in Burton, he was the husband of Joan Glanfield (née Mason). He served as Captain, service number 229181, in the Royal Armoured Corps. He died on 13th August 1945 and is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery, India.

 

 

H W Golding: Two sources (1) Captain Army Service Corp RE. No further information in Parish records or (2) possibly Harry T Golding born c1922, served as a Driver, service number T/10693742, RASC. He was the husband of Bernice Golding (née Upton) whom he married in Maidstone in 1941. He died on 5th September 1944 and is buried in Florence War Cemetery.

 

E Goldsmith - possibly Ernest, born c1916, the son of Eliza May Goldsmith, foster son of Edna Foster. He served as Corporal, service number 6398887S, in Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Bn. He died on 21st April 1943 and is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia.

 

Wilfred Graham was born in c1917, the son of Morton and Florence Olga Bettsworth Deryer Graham, of 23 Thorpe Avenue. He served as Flight Sergeant. Obs., service number 912104, in Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 115 Sqdn. He died on 28th August 1942 and is buried in Reichswald Forest Cemetery and is remembered in Tonbridge Cemetery. He previously attended The Judd School.

 

Roy Walter Groombridge was born in Tonbridge in 1921, the son of James and Daisy Ellen Groombridge, 48 Trench Road. He served as Private, service number 11050208 in Pionéer Corps 6 Coy. He died on 13th April 1943 and is remembered on Medjez-El-Bab Memorial, Tunisia. He previously attended Sussex Road school.

 

 

 

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Alec James Hall was born c1916, the son of Albert and Edith Hall. He was the husband of Rudolfine Anna Hall and lived in Hectorage Road. He served as Corporal, service number 1887699, in Royal Engineers 190 Rly. Operating Coy. He died on 11th June 1944 and is buried in Salerno War Cemetery.

 

 

G R Hall - No information found to confirm link to Tonbridge.

 

Eric Ronald Halton was born in Stockport in 1913, the son of Thomas and Nellie Halton. He was the husband of Ethel Halton (née Sparrow) whome he married in Tonbridge in 1938. He served as Second Officer Merchant Navy S.S. Glen Tilt (Bristol). He died on 12th December 1942 and is remembered on Tower Hill Memorial.

 

Holger Wynne Hansen–Raae MC was born in c1917 in Italy, the son of Holger Andreas Hansen-Raae and Florence Delia Hansen-Raae. He was the husband of May Chalmers Hansen-Raae, (née Lindesay) whom he married in Tonbridge in 1941. He served as Major, service number 121836, In Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment 1st Bn. He died on 14th May 1944 and is buried in Cassino War Cemetery.

 

William Thomas Harris was born in Hadlow in 1904, the son of William and Ethel Harris of Golden Green. He was the husband of Mrs Annie Harris (née Richardson) of 166 Shipbourne Road. He served as Gunnery officer In Royal Navy H.M.S. Galatea. He died on 15th December 1941 and is remembered on Plymouth Naval memorial. He previously attended Slade school.

 

 

 

Ronald Alfred Harvey was born in Tonbridge in 1922, the son of Alfred and Alice Maude Harvey of 12 Hectorage Road. He served as Flight Sergeant Pilot, service number 1287051 in Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 227 Sqdn. He died on 26th April 1943 and is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery, Greece. He previously attended The Judd School.

 

 

Philip Gordon Hazelden was born in Lambeth in 1923, the son of Reginald Cyril and Helen Elizabeth Hazelden of 13 Chichester Road. He served as Ordinary Telegraphist, service number C/JX 166798, in Royal Navy H.M.M.L. 144. He died on 22nd September 1941 and is remembered on Chatham Naval Memorial. Aged 18, he is possibly the youngest from Tonbridge to die.

 

Lewis Chas Hazell was born in 1913 in Tonbridge, the son of Lewis and Emma Hazell. Married in 1932 in Tonbridge, he was the husband of Winifred Elsie Hazell (née Yates), 18 Chichester Road. He served as Driver, service number T/214802, in Royal Army Service Corps 308 Res. M.T. Coy. He died on 26th or 27th April 1941 and is remembered on Athens Memorial.

 

 

 

Everard Frank Gray Healey DFC DFM was born in Eastbourne in c1919, the son of FLt Lt Frank Gray Healey and of Marjorie Healey of Bordyke House. He served as Flight Lieutenant Pilot, service number 116140, in Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 106 Sqdn. He died on 13th January 1943 and is buried in Apeldoorn (Ugchelen-Heidehof) General Cemetery. He previously attended Tonbridge School.

 

 

John Brunton Healey was born in Eastbourne in 1923, another son of Flt Lt Frank Gray Healey and Marjory Healey of Bordyke house. He served as Sergeant Pilot, service number 929861, in Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He died on 9th September 1941 and is buried in Cleveleys (St. Andrew) Church, Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire.

 

Francis Robert William Henderson was born in c1921, the son of Algernon Charles Francis and Rachel Mary Donaldson Henderson of Tonbridge. He served as Sergeant Pilot, service number 1457110, in Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He died on 29th December 1942 and is buried in Tunbridge Wells Cemetery.

 

John Edward Hills was born in Tonbridge in 1925, the son of Mr Edward George Hills and Mrs Nellie Hills (née Bowles). He served as Sergeant W.Op./Air Gnr, service number 1810437, in Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He died on 10th July 1944 and is buried in Tonbridge Cemetery. He studied at Slade School.

 

 

C Hollands - no information found on CWGC identifying links to Tonbridge

 

Herbert George Holness was born in Peckham in 1900, the son of Herbert and Henrietta Sarah Holness. Married in 1926, he was the husband of Hilda Holness, (née Masey) of 27 Forest Grove. He served as Chief Stoker, service number C/K 47054. in Royal Navy H.M.S. Veteran. He died on 26th September 1942 and is remembered on Chatham Naval Memorial.

 

 

 

Bernard Howlett DSO and Bar was born in Hackney in 1899, the son of the Revd. Thomas Edwin Howlett and Gertrude Howlett. He was the husband of Joan Howlett, (possibly née Potts) of London Road. He served as Brigadier, service number 13838, in Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment Cdg. 36th Inf. Bde, late 6th Bn. He died on 29th November 1943 and is buried in Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy.

 

 

F W Hutchinson - possibly Francis William, was born Walthamstow in 1910, the son of Francis John and Nellie May Hutchinson. Married in 1941, he was the husband of Edith Emily Doris Hutchinson (née Christmas). He served as Warrant Officer W.Op./Air Gnr, service number 919425, in Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 86 Sqdn. He died on 24th October 1943 and is buried in Chingford Mount Cemetery.

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Lewis John Incledon was born in Lewisham in 1921, the son of Thomas Noel Incledon and Doris Incledon of 15 Hadlow Road. He served as Sub-Lieutenant in Royal Navy H.M. Submarine Thorn. He died on 11th August 1942 and is remembered on Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

 

Hubert Geoffrey Ives was born in Tonbridge in 1919, the son of Harry and Ethel Ives, of Orchard Drive. He served as Sergeant Air Gnr., service number 904303, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He died on 24th August 1940 and is buried in Tonbridge Cemetery.

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Ernest Fredrick George Jackson was born in Guildford in 1917, the son of George Stewart Jackson and Eleanor Mary Jackson, of Hectorage Road. He served as Private, service number 5503291, in Hampshire Regiment 1/4th Bn. He died on 8th October 1944 and is buried in Assisi War Cemetery.

 

 

 

George Hauteville Jackson was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1916, the son of Sir Robert Montresor Jackson and Lady Katherine Jackson (née Abrey) of Meadowside, London Road. He served as Pilot Officer, service number 40831, in Royal Air Force 37 Sqdn. He died on 2nd September 1940 and is buried in Bergen-Op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery and is remembered on a family grave in Tonbridge Cemetery. He previously attended Tonbridge.

 

Eric Newton Jarvis was born in Tonbridge in 1910, the son of Keater Cripps Jarvis and Elsie Jarvis of Baltic Road. He served as Chief Engine Room Artificer, service number C/M 38817, in Royal Navy H.M. Submarine H.31. He died on 24th December 1941and is remembered on Chatham Naval Memorial. He previously attended The Judd School.

 

Neville George Jeffery was born in Tonbridge in 1905, the son of James William Jeffery and Mary Jeffery. Married in 1937 in Tonbridge, he was the husband of Georgina Jeffery (née Outram). He served as Donkey man, Merchant Navy S.S. Port Hunter (London). He died on 11th July 1942 and is remembered on Tower Hill Memorial.

 

Harry John Jenner was born in Malling in 1916, the son of Edward John and Florence Emily Jenner. He was the husband of Ivy Lilian Jenner (née Giles) whom he married in Tonbridge in 1938. He served as Private, service number T/160974, in Royal Army Service Corps 235 Corps Troops Coy. He died on 7th January 1943 and is remembered on Brookwood Memorial.

 

Gordon Victor Frank Johnson was born in Hastings in 1921, the son of Frank Percival (Capt TA) and Ellen Johnson, of Hadlow Road. He served as Gunner, service number 1592717, Royal Artillery 205 Bty, 89 H.A.A. Regt. He died on 26th or 27th April 1941 and is remembered on Athens Memorial. He previously attended The Judd School.

 

R Johnson - possibly Ronald, born c1922, son of Mr G Johnson of Preston Road. Served in RAMC (discharged on ill health then subsequently died). He died on 9th January 1943. He previously attended The Judd School. No further information

 

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