Survivors of the War

Henry John Honess

Henry John Honess was born on 10th August  1895 in Bexleyheath, the youngest child of William James and Maria nee Patey (married more than 20 years earlier in 1878). Their 14 children were all born in Bexleyheath – but only 6 survived into adulthood, including Elizabeth, Thomas, Alice, Emily and… More

Augustus Peyto – Prisoner of War

Augustus William Peyto was born in Welling on the 21st November 1896 to parents Augustus Philip and Emily Elizabeth (nee Coombe).  His father, born in 1864, had grown up in Bexley and as a teenager lived on Little Danson Farm where his father (also named Augustus) was a farm bailiff… More

Frederick James Burman

Frederick James Burman was born on 19 April 1894 at 15 Hartville Road, Plumstead, London SE18. His parents were Frederick Oliff and Alice (nee Bentley) who were married at St Nicholas’ Church, Plumstead on 6 July 1893. His father, at the time of Frederick’s birth, worked as a Labourer in… More

William Theobold

William Theobald was born in Welling on the 8th July 1899, the son of William and Celia nee Knott. He was the first child of the couple who had married at the end of 1898 in the district of Bromley. William Senior was from Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk but… More

Charles Barbee CMT/16 Army Service Corps

Charles was born in Plumstead on 29th April 1888 to Walter and Caroline Barbee. He was the third of four children. George, the eldest of the Barbee siblings, was 12 years older than Charles. Charles’ sister, Beatrice, was 10 years his senior with his younger brother, Edward, being born four… More