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John George Ware

Private G/35685 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
Died 16 November 1918 aged 30
Remembered on Ash War Memorial
Buried in Premont British Cemetery, Aisne, France

John Ware was born in 1888 in Tonbridge, Kent.

The 1901 census records that his father George Ware was a railway engine driver and John was 12. John's brother Robert was 9 and his brother Thomas was 2. The family lived at 10 Grove Villas, which were in Grove Road. The family were living in Grove Road when Thomas was admitted to Ash Common School in 1903, and when Ellen (born June 1901) was admitted they were living in Colebrook Villas. The 1911 census and 1918 electoral register record that George and Mary Ware then lived at 1 Colebrook Villas College Road.

The 1911 census records that John was a bakerís assistant and lived in Maidstone, Kent.

Soldiers Died records that he enlisted at Maidstone. A form completed for Ash War Memorial committee records that John George Ware served for 5 months and died of wounds. Mr and Mrs Ware subscribed 1 guinea to the War Memorial fund.

The Army Register of Soldiersí Effects records that Johnís wife was Lilian V Ware. She lived at Maidstone.

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