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Lance Corporal A Lawrence


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Lance Corporal Albert LAWRENCE, L/9569, 1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 13th October 1914.

Born Cooling, Rochester, Kent, enlisted 25th March 1911, Maidstone, Kent, age 18, height 5ft 4 inches, weight 114lbs.  Formerly milkman.

Son of William John Lawrence, of Cooling, Kent, / 74 Perry Street, Northfleet, Kent.

Next of Kin - Miss Hilda Durrant, "Kenley", Wrotham Road, Gravesend, Kent; 1st February 1921, Box 30, Harte Station, Manitoba, Canada.

Formerly served in 3rd Battalion,  8172, Royal West Kent Regiment, Special Reserve, 18th November 1910 to 24th March 1911.

Postings - Home, 25th March 1911 to 13th August 1914; BEF, 14th August 1914 to 13th October 1914.

23rd October 1911, being dirty on parade, 5 days confined to Barracks; 11th November 1911, making an improper remark to an NCO,  5 days confined to Barracks; 25th June 1912, writing a letter in the barrack room, about 9.45am, instead of cleaning up the room,  5 days confined to Barracks; 13th August 1912, having dirty equipment on parade, 3 days confined to Barracks;  1st January 1913, not complying with an order, not scrubbing tables when ordered to do so,  7 days confined to Barracks; 27th February 1913, not being shaved on 9.15am parade, 3 days confined to Barracks; 21st April 1913, slackness on parade,  5 days confined to Barracks; 21st July 1914, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 7th August 1914, appointed paid Lance Corporal.

Commemorated at Le Touret Memorial, Panel 30 and 31., France. Buried in front of Royal West Kent trenches, quarter mile East of trenches held by Battalion in attack on Vermelles near village of *******.


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