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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 both World Wars through their obituaries, awards, marriages and mentions in the Bromley & District Times.

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Corporal Arthur Bellringer missing in action during world war two

Arthur Bellringer

Corproal Bellringer Councillor's Son Missing at Singapore Corporal Arthur Bellringer R.A.S.C.. second son of Councillor Mrs Bellringer, of West Wickham, ...
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Acting Leading Seaman WJ Bennett missing in action during world war two

W. J. Bennett, Acting Leading Seaman

Missing Acting Leading Seaman W. J. Bennett Acting Leading-Seaman W.J. Bennett, who has been posted missing, is the son of ...
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Wedding of Edgar Hewett and Miss Ethel may Harrington

Wedding: Edgar Hewett and Miss Harrington

The wedding of Lieutenant Edgar Alfred Robert Hewett, only son of Mr and Mrs Alfred Hewett, of Woodlands, Swanley, and ...
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Private AG Sales

Private AG Sales

Killed in Action Private A.G. Sales, of the 3rd Monmouth, who enlisted on August 30th, 1914, went to the Front ...
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Private Harry Gordon Symonds

Private Harry Gordon Symonds

Private Harry Gordon Symonds was a member of the 11th Battalion Middlesex Regiment, and died on the 5th March 1916, ...
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Wedding of Mason and Lovely 1942

Wedding of Mason & Lovely

Mr T.G. Mason and Miss Valerie Lovely Mr Thomas George Mason, only son of Mr and Mrs J.T. Mason, of ...
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Wedding of Hook & Ryan

Flight-Lieut Hook, RAF and Miss Ryan Flight-Lieutenant Robin Hook, RAF, only son of Mr and Mrs E.M. Hook, of The ...
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Wedding portrait of David Dobbie and Miss HEM Schooling dated February 1942

Wedding of Dr. Doobie & Miss Schooling

Dr David N. Dobbie and Miss H.E.M. Schooling Interest was aroused in Bromley on Saturday by the Wedding at St ...
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Portait of Mr and Mrs Charles Gunton of Bromley

Wedding Anniversary: Gunton

Former Mayor and Mayoress of Bromley Celebrate golden Wedding Anniversary Mr and Mrs C.H. Gunton Honoured residents of Bromley who ...
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Gillian Lorne Campbell

A/F/L Gillian Lorne Campbell

Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross Acting Flight Lieutenant Gillian Lorne Campbell, R.A.F.V.T. Acting Flight Lieutenant Gillian Lorne Campbell, R.A.F.V.T., 272 ...
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Rector of West Wickham Leaving: 1942

Rev. Charles A. S. Page was the Rector of West Wickham for nearly 12 years, before he moved onto Hawkinge ...
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Squadron Leader Harry Charles Page

Squadron Leader Henry Charles Shaw Page

Henry Charles Shaw Page (known as Harry) was the only son of West Wickham Rector Charles Alexander Shaw Page and ...
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Private AG Sales

Private AG Sales

Killed in Action Private A.G. Sales, of the 3rd Monmouth, who enlisted on August 30th, 1914, went to the Front ...
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Private Harry Gordon Symonds

Private Harry Gordon Symonds

Private Harry Gordon Symonds was a member of the 11th Battalion Middlesex Regiment, and died on the 5th March 1916, ...
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Herbert Bramwell Rook

Private Herbert Bramwell Rook

Private Rook served with the 6th Royal Went Kent Regiment during the first world war. He was educated in Orpington ...
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Nurse Winifred Tremain

Miss Winifred Tremain

Experiences of a local nurse in France Praise for British coolness and tact Miss Winifred Tremain, eldest daughter of Mr ...
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Portrait of Alfred Haffenden

Gunner Alfred Haffenden

Alfred Haffenden was the son of George Haffenden, of Eastbourne, and husband to Mrs E. A. Haffenden, of 10 Albert ...
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Mr H G Milstead, 1915

Mr H.G. Milstead

Whilst working for the Standard Bank in Mombasa, Mr H.G. Milstead became the South Africa correspondent for the Bromley & ...
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Private Ernest W Bridgen

Private Ernest W. Brigden

Private Ernest W. Brigden was serving with the Worcestershire Regiment when he was killed action in November 1914, aged 22. His ...
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Harry Ludlow

Harry Ludlow, Seaman

Harry Ludlow was one of three brother serving in the First World War.  He served for the Royal Navy onboard HMS Duncan ...
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Guardsman James Williams

Guardsman James Williams

James Williams was the son of Mr & Mrs Frank Williams of 4 Lily Cottages Swanley, Kent, and brother to ...
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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 WH King_1914

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

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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Corporal Arthur Bellringer missing in action during world war two

Arthur Bellringer

Corproal Bellringer Councillor's Son Missing at Singapore Corporal Arthur Bellringer R.A.S.C.. second son of Councillor Mrs Bellringer, of West Wickham, ...
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Portrait of Richard Been Stannard

Lieutenant Richard Been Stannard

Lieutenant Richard Been Stannard was born at Blyth, Northumberland. His father, Captain George Stannard, was lost with the Mount Oswald, ...
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black and white portrait of John Bond Bassett of Bromley

2nd Lieutenant John B. Bassett

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

Old Bromley Scouter Broadcasts An exciting story Harry Garcia, a gunner of a Coastal Command Lockheed Hudson, whose home is ...
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Rev CAS Page

Rector of West Wickham Leaving: 1942

Rev. Charles A. S. Page was the Rector of West Wickham for nearly 12 years, before he moved onto Hawkinge ...
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Portrait of the Foxwell Brothers of Keston, published in the Bromley Times on 2nd Jan 1942

The Foxwell Brothers

In this article we focus on the Foxwell family, who resided in the Keston area of Bromley during the second ...
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Flying Officer H S Mellows published in the bromley & District newspapers on 28th November 1941

F/O Harold Sydney Mellows

Flying Officer H.S. Mellows West Wickham Rotarians stood in silence at their meeting on Monday in tribute to the memory ...
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Wedding Photo of William Stanley Page and Margaret Holder, published int eh Bromlet Times newspaper in November 1941

William Page & Margaret Holder: Wedding

Weddings Mr W.S. Page and Miss M.E. Holder The wedding of Mr William Stanley Page, second son of Mr and ...
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Flying Officer Albert C Batt

Flying Officer Albert Cyril Batt

Gallant Conduct Flying Officer A.C. Batt, R.AF.V.R., Commended The gallant conduct of Flying Officer Albert Cyril Batt, R.A.F.A.R., on the ...
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Portraits of

Amazing Ordeal of Two Local Airmen

Blazing Bomber 12,000 Feet up Fought fire over Germany for three hours THEN 57 HOURS ON SEA WASHED ASHORE IN ...
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Group photo of members from the Royal West Kent Regiment who were prisoners of war in 1941 including Lance Corporal Eric Arthur Eagles

Is Your Boy here? Prisoners of War, 1941

This group photo of soldiers being held in a prisoner of war camp in Germany in 1941, was published in ...
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Members from the Royal West Kent Regiment who were prisoners of war in Germany in 1941

Royal West Kent Regiment: Prisoners of War

In a German Prison Camp A group of officers of the Royal West Kent Regiment at Camp Oflag VII., C, ...
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Herbert Bramwell Rook

Private Herbert Bramwell Rook

Private Rook served with the 6th Royal Went Kent Regiment during the first world war. He was educated in Orpington ...
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Nurse Winifred Tremain

Miss Winifred Tremain

Experiences of a local nurse in France Praise for British coolness and tact Miss Winifred Tremain, eldest daughter of Mr ...
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Portait of Mr and Mrs Charles Gunton of Bromley

Wedding Anniversary: Gunton

Former Mayor and Mayoress of Bromley Celebrate golden Wedding Anniversary Mr and Mrs C.H. Gunton Honoured residents of Bromley who ...
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Lance Corporal Ernest A. Palin

Family Memories of a war heroAfter the war Ernest returned to his family and he went to work on the ...
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