Gunner F. Bateman

Gunner F. Bateman Gunner F. Bateman, of Weston Rove in Bromley, served with the 126th Battery of the Royal Field Artillery during World War 1. A letter published in the Bromley & District Time in April 1915 describes their march to Mons and the action that he took part in and later the action on the Marne. By August 1915 he was serving on the Front Line. Sources: Bromley & District Times, 2nd April 1915 (page 3) Bromley & District Times, 13th August 1915 (page 7)

B.G. Clarke

B.G. Clarke Gunner Benjamin George Clarke served with the Royal Artillery in the 36 Searchlight Regiment during World War II. He was the son of Benjamin John and Kate Elizabeth Clarke of Beckenham and married to Amy Ann Clarke. He died on the 30th June 1916, aged 35 years.   Special thanks to our Facebook community for helping to source extra information about this solider. Source:CWGC entry Photo credit: Simone Harris, 9th August 2014