The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lance Corporal H S Crow


Lance Corporal Hubert Stanley CROW, G/19272, 11th  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  died of wounds,  2 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, Belgium, 15th June 1917, age 39.

Born Canterbury, Kent,  son of John & Sarah Crow, (nee Denne), of Canterbury, Kent.

30th August 1905, St Georges Church, Canterbury, Kent, married Florence Lily Gaywood, spinster of 42 Albany Road, Sittingbourne, Kent.

Children - Margaret Crow, born 3rd January 1907, Sittingbourne, Kent; Norah Crow, born 13th May 1908, Sittingbourne, Kent; Phyllis Crow, born 12th March 1910, Sittingbourne, Kent.

1911 Census - 59 Park Road, Sittingbourne, Kent - Hubert Stanley Crow, head, age 33, married, bank clerk, born Canterbury, Kent; Florence Lily Crow, wife, age 29, married 5 years, 3 children, all still alive, born Canterbury, Kent; Margaret Crow, daughter, age 4, born Sittingbourne, Kent; Norah Crow, daughter, age 2, born Sittingbourne, Kent; Phyllis Mary Crow, daughter, age 1, born Sittingbourne, Kent; Elsa Maylam, servant, age 19, general servant domestic, born Sittingbourne, Kent.

Previously served 4½ years in the Volunteers.

Enlisted Sittingbourne, Kent, age 39 years & 338 days, height 5ft 10 inches, weight 133lbs, requires dental treatment.  Resided 42 Albany Road, Sittingbourne, Kent. Formerly bank cashier.

Separation Allowance of #1 4s 6d a week and Allotment of Pay of 3/6 a week paid to wife.

Home 28th November 1915 to 3rd January 1917; BEF 4th January 1917 to 15th June 1917.

28th November 1915, enlisted; 29th November 1915, to Army Reserve; 22nd June 1916, mobilized & posted  Kent Cyclist Battalion 2/1, Service No.2620; 21st August 1916, appointed unpaid Acting Lance Corporal; 3rd January 1917, posted BEF & embarked; 9th February 1917, joined 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, in the Field; 13th June 1917, wounded, multiple wounds when hit by machine gun fire; 15th June 1917, died from wounds, compound fracture face, left elbow, right knee, gun shot wounds, left foot, right elbow, & left first finger.

24th December 1917, pension of 26/3 a week awarded to widow & three children.

5th June 1920, Statement of Relatives - Widow - Florence Lily Crow, 42 Albany Road, Sittingbourne; Children - Margaret Crow, 3rd January 1907, 42 Albany Road, Sittingbourne, Kent; Norah Crow, 13th May 1908, 42 Albany Road, Sittingbourne, Kent; Phyllis Crow, 12th March 1910, 42 Albany Road, Sittingbourne, Kent; Brother - Arthur Leslie Crow, age 23, 13 Postley? Road, Maidstone; Sisters - Alice Hobbs, age 41, 20 Oxford Road, Canterbury; Hilda Maud Crow, age 37, 37 Nursery Fields, Canterbury.

1922 February, Mrs F Waite?, c/o Mrs C? Wright, 72 Queen Street, Louth, Lincolnshire.

Buried at  Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery,  XIV. F. 15A., Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

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