The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Corporal H E Cheron


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Corporal Henry Edward CHERON,  S/9142,  6th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, 8 General Hospital, Rouen, Flanders France, 19th August  1918, age 29.

Born Deptford, Kent, son of Charles & Henrietta Cheron, 42 Montague Road, Leytonstone, E.


1911 Census - 57, Woodhouse Road, Leytonstone - Charles H Cheron, head, age 51, married, builder, born Peckham, Surrey; Henrietta Cheron, wife, age 52, married 33 years, 9 children, 8 still alive, assisting in the business, born Herne Bay, Kent; Charles H Cheron, son, age 27, single, journeyman carpenter, born Peckham, Surrey; Elizabeth Cheron, daughter, age 26, single, dressmaker, born Peckham, Surrey; Harry E Cheron, son, age 22, single, house decorator & painter, born Peckham, Surrey; George A Cheron, son, age 20, single, house decorator & painter, born Peckham, Surrey; Henrietta Cheron, daughter, age 19, single, help at home, born Peckham, Surrey; John H Cheron, grandson, age 9, school, born Peckham, Surrey; Alice M Mott, visitor, age 24, single, housekeeper domestic, born Peckham, Surrey.

Entries crossed out - Frederick C Cheron, son, age 32, married 5 years, plasterer; John H Cheron, son, age 31, married 10 years; Arthur? H Cheron, son, age 24, married 3 years, builder, decorator.


9th September 1914, St Margarets Church, Leytonstone, married Florence Leah Slaughter, spinster, of 47, Woodhouse Road, Leytonstone, London.

Child - Henry Edward Cheron, born 1st April 1915, West Ham.

Previously served 6 years? with 3rd Battalion, Special Reserve, Royal West Kent Regiment, Termination of Engagement, 27th February 1914.

Stratford, Essex, re-enlisted age 25 years & 178 days, height 5ft 3 inches, 118lbs, blue eyes, brown hair.  Resided Leytonstone, Essex. Formerly painter & decorator.

Home, 29th May 1914 to 18th January 1915; BEF, 19th January 1915 to 6th September 1916; Home, 7th September 1916 to 11th January 1917; BEF, 12th January 1917 to 19th August 1918.

Brothers show at time of enlistment - Charles Cheron, 42 Montague Road, Leytonstone, E.; Arthur Cheron, 31 Howards Road, Leytonstone, E.

29th May 1914, re-enlisted & posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 31st July 1914, breaking out of Camp after Tattoo, apprehended by The Regimental Police about 11.45pm, 10 days confined to Barracks; 5th October 1914 to 22nd October 1914, awaiting Trial; 23rd October 1914, tried by District Court Martial, for when on Active Service absenting himself without leave, sentenced to 28 days detention; 23rd October 1914 to 19th November 1914, in detention; 29th November 1914, absent from Tattoo until 4.30pm  2nd December 1914, 4 days Field Punishment No.2. forfeits 4 days pay; 22nd December 1914, breaking out of Barracks, absent from 22nd December 1914 until 2.00pm 3rd January 1915, 28 days Field Punishment No.2. forfeits 13 days pay; 19th January 1915, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 20th January 1915, landed at 5 Infantry Base Depot, France; 28th January 1915, joined Battalion, "B" Company; 10th July 1915, awarded 10 days Field Punishment No.2, Whilst on Active Service, late parading for the Trenches; 20th September 1915, awarded 14 days Field Punishment No.2., whilst on Active Service, being absent on Parade at 2.15pm; 21st November 1915, Whilst on Active Service, having a dirty rifle on Parade for Inspection, 4 days confined to Barracks; 26th November 1915, 15 Field Ambulance, tonsillitis; 3rd December 1915, to Duty; 23rd July 1916, appointed paid Lance Corporal;  3rd September 1916, wounded, gun shot wound, left forearm; 6th September 1916, to England; 30th October 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 27th November 1916, deprived of Lance stripe by Commanding Officer & forfeits 6 days pay; 12th January 1917, posted BEF & 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 15th January 1917, joined Battalion, "D" Company; 24th January 1917, attached 37 Battalion, Depot Company; 10th February 1917, rejoined Battalion; 25th March 1917, attached Depot Company; 2nd April 1917, rejoined Battalion; 30th April 1917, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 3rd May 1917, appointed  paid Lance Corporal;  28th June 1917, appointed Acting Corporal; 28th June 1917, promoted Corporal; 16th January 1918 to 31st January 1918, leave to England, extended to 3rd February 1918; 9th August 1918, wounded,  gun shot wound, right thigh, left forearm, both thighs fractured; 11th August 1918 to 19th August 1918, died 8 General Hospital, Rouen, of wounds received in action.

22nd December 1918, Private property returned to widow - 2 discs - photos - cards - 1 pipe - 2 pocket books - 2 religious medallions - 4 rings (2 broken) - 1 knife - 2 numerals - 1 tinder lighter - 1 cigarette holder case - 1 whistle - cap badge - broken, 3 pocket cases - sundry papers - 1 x 3d piece & 5 farthings.

23rd February 1919, date when Separation Allowance of 23/- a week payable to widow will cease.

24th February 1919 pension of 21/8 a week awarded to widow and one child.

Buried at   Bois Guillaume Communal Cemetery Extension, E.17.B., Seine-Maritime, France.


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