The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lance Corporal P F Barden


Lance Corporal Percy Frederick BARDEN,  G/2287, 7th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders, France,  death presumed on or after 13th July 1916.

Born Swanscombe, Kent, son of James & Ann Barden, 46 Bloomfield Road, Swanscombe, Greenhithe, Kent. Five brothers & five sisters.

1911 Census - 46 Bloomfield Road, Swanscombe - James Barden, head, age 63, married, night watchman cement works, born Thorne, Kent; Ann Barden, wife, age 58, married 36 years, 13 children, 12 still alive, born Stone, Kent; Edwin William Barden, son, age 29, single, labourer cement works, born Swanscombe, Kent; James Arthur Barden, son, age 25, single, loco driver cement works, born Swanscombe, Kent; Percy Frederick Barden, son, age 22, single, loco driver cement works, born Swanscombe, Kent; Alfred Walter Barden, son, age 19, single, pointsman cement works, born Swanscombe, Kent; John Ludlow, wife's brother, age 61, bachelor, born Stone, Kent.

Enlisted  Gravesend, Kent, age 27, height 5 ft 5 inches, weight 120 lbs. Formerly loco driver.

Home 7th September 1914 to 25th July 1915; BEF 26th July 1915 to 13th July 1916.

7th September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 11th September 1914, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th February 1915, Purfleet, overstaying his pass from midnight until 7.00pm on 8th inst. 5 days confined to Barracks, forfeits1 days pay; 8th May 1915, Colchester, overstaying his pass from midnight until 11.15pm on 9th inst. 1 days confined to Barracks, forfeits 1 days pay; 30th August 1915, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 31st December 1915, appointed paid Lance Corporal; 13th July 1916, posted wounded & missing, with 7th Battalion, near Trones Wood and Bernapay Wood.

17th July 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, James Barden, age 70, 46 Bloomfield Road, Swanscombe; Mother, Ann  Barden, age 66, 46 Bloomfield Road, Swanscombe; Brothers - Thomas John Barden, age 41, 46 Bloomfield Road, Swanscombe; Edwin William Barden, age 38, 46 Bloomfield Road, Swanscombe; Frank Herbert Barden, age 36, 49 Hereford Road, Rosherville, Gravesend; James Arthur Barden, age 33, 72 Bloomfield Road, Swanscombe; Alfred Walter Barden, age 27, 52 Bloomfield Road, Swanscombe; Half Brother, George William Ludlow, age 42?, 4 Hardwick Terrace, Gateshead on Tyne; Sisters - Susan Ann Eccles, age 44, 7 Edwards Road, Belvedere; Kate Holden, age 43, 21 ???? Street, Spenney Moor, ???; Mable Ethel Smith, age 35, 33 Church Road, Swanscombe; Elizabeth Clara Howes?, age 31, Bloomfield Road, Swanscombe; Florence Beatrice Barden, age 29, 46 Bloomfield Road, Swanscombe.

Commemorated at  Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, Somme, France.

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