The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Corporal F W L Harding


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Corporal Frank Walter LAWRENCE - HARDING, G/3940,  8th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, Flanders France, 4th July 1916, age 22.

1894, born Tongham, Surrey, son of William Lawrence & Fanny Lawrence - Harding.

8th June 1897, Holy Trinity, Guildford, Surrey, baptism of Frank Walter Lawrence - Harding, son of William, (carman) & Fanny Lawrence - Harding, Hill Place.

8th June 1897, Holy Trinity, Guildford, Surrey, baptism of Florence Mary Lawrence - Harding, born 1890, daughter of William, (carman) & Fanny Lawrence - Harding, Hill Place.

8th June 1897, Holy Trinity, Guildford, Surrey, baptism of Kate Annie Lawrence - Harding, born 1895, daughter of William, (carman) & Fanny Lawrence - Harding, Hill Place.


1911 Census - 3 Norfolk Cottages, Bright Hill, Guildford, Surrey - William Lawrence - Harding, head, age 55, married, general labourer, worker, born Kings Somborne, Hampshire; Fanny Lawrence - Harding, wife., age 53, married 31 years, 6 children, 4 still alive, born Taunton, Somerset; Frank Lawrence - Harding, son, age 17, single, plumbers mate, worker, born Tongham, Surrey; Ivy Lawrence - Harding, daughter, age 13, school, born Guildford, Surrey; Joan Lawrence - Harding, grandaughter, age 2, born Byfleet, Surrey.


Enlisted Guildford, Surrey.  Resided 3 Norfolk Cottages, Bright Hill, Guildford, Surrey.

Buried Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, VIII. C.88. Pas de Calais, France.

INSCRIPTION - “SON OF WILLIAM FANNY LAWRENCE-HARDING OF GUILDFORD, SURREY, ENGLAND, AT REST”

Son of William and Fanny Lawrence-Harding, of 5, South Place, Sydenham Rd., Guildford, Surrey. 

NOTE: CWGC web site, shows death on Monday 3rd July 1916


London Gazette 29th June 1917.

SOLDIERS' BALANCES UNDISPOSED OF.

In pursuance of "The Regimental Debts Act, 1893," notice is hereby given that there is available for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled the sum of money set opposite to the name of the deceased Officer and each of the deceased Soldiers named in the lists which are published with this notice in the London Gazette and the "Army List," and are also to be seen at the Regimental Depots throughout the United Kingdom.

Applications from persons supposing themselves entitled as Next of Kin should be addressed by letter to "The Secretary, War Office, Park Buildings, St. James's Park, London, S.W.," and marked outside "Effects."

R. H. BRADE. War Office, June 29, 1917.

List CGCCCIV of the names of deceased Officers and Soldiers whose Personal Estate is held for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled. Effects 1916-1917.

Harding, F. W. L., Corporal, Royal West Kent Regt         £4  3s  10d.


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