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Pte A.F. Ongley

Peter Ongley writes with the following:-

Born January 1874 Wateringbury Kent, married 1900 Dover Kent, d.1915 France.  Buried in Calais Southern Cemetery, Avenue de St. Expuréry in Commonwealth War section. Son of Frederick Ongley, b Wateringbury 1843 d.1909, and Mary Grace b.East Malling 1851 d.1927. (son of  Charles Ongley (tailor), b. Wateringbury 1816 and Elizebeth,)  They lived in Wateringbury Street - which I think is now Tonbridge Road?  He is not mentioned on the Memeorial as he was not living in Wateringbury at the time.
Courtesy of Peter Ongley

Dail Whiting advised that Peter Ongley’s ancestors lived towards the top of the present Bow Road, where Mac Clarke’s barber shop used to be, next door to  Boorman’s butcher’s shop.
In the mid 19th century,  the  top part of the road was known as ‘The Street’ right down to about the present  ‘Hillside’  development, after which the road was called  Bow Road.

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