The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lance Corporal H Chittenden


Lance Corporal Horace CHITTENDEN, G/2892, 8th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action 25th December 1916,  age 23. 

Born  Halling Kent, son of  Silas & Alice Chittenden, of 3, Rose Cottages, Upper Halling, Rochester, Kent.

1911 Census - 3, Rose Cottages, Upper Halling, Rochester, Kent - Silas Chittenden, head, age 47, married, engine driver locos, cement works, born lower Halling, Kent; Alice Chittenden, wife, age 38, married 18 years, 5 children, 4 still alive, born Buckland, Kent; Horace Chittenden, son, age 16, single, farm labourer, born Buckland, Kent; Harriet Chittenden, daughter, age 13, school, born Upper Halling, Kent; Winnifred Chittenden, daughter, age 9, born Upper Halling, Kent; Phoebe Chittenden, daughter, age 7, born Upper Halling, Kent; William Chapman, age father in law, 75, widower, farm labourer, born Sevenoaks, Kent; John Chapman, brother in law, age 43, single, cement labourer, born Buckland, Kent.

Enlisted Chatham Kent, age 20 years & 65 days, height 5ft 7? inches, weight 128lbs Formerly cement labourer.

8th September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th September 1914, posted 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 20th September 1916, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 5th October 1916, appointed paid Lance Corporal.

4th July 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Silas Chittenden, 3, Rose Cottages, Upper Halling; Mother, Alice Chittenden, 3, Rose Cottages, Upper Halling; Sisters - Harriet Chittenden, age 22, St Margaret House, Rochester; Winnifred Chittenden, age 17, 21 Watts Avenue, Rochester; Phoebe Chittenden, age 16, 3, Rose Cottages, Upper Halling.

Buried at  Philosophe British Cemetery, II. E. 7., Mazingarbe,  Pas de Calais, France,  and St. John the Baptist Church, Halling, Kent.

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