The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lance Corporal R E Chaplin


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Lance Corporal Richard Edward CHAPLIN, G/4813, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 6th June 1915. 

Born Ashford, Kent,

13th June 1886, Willesborough, Kent, baptism of Richard Edward Chaplin, son of Joseph & Annie Chaplin.

23rd May 1909, Wesleyan Methodist Church, Strood, Kent, marriage of Richard Edward Chaplin, age 23, bachelor, house decorator, 19 Grange Road, Frinsbury, Strood, father Joseph White? Cjaplin, coach builder, married Alice Maud Ellen Stokes, age 24, spinster, 19 Grange Road, Frinsbury, Strood, father Harry George William Stokes, tailor.

Children - Stanley Richard Joseph Chaplin, born 1st August 1909, Strood, Kent; Phyllis Annie Chaplin, born 24th May 1912, Strood, Kent; Cyril Harry Chaplin, born 30th April 1914, Strood, Kent.


1911 Census - Forge House, Home Street, Strood, Kent - Richard Edward Chaplin, head, age 25, married, house painter, born Ashford, Kent; Alice Maud Ethel Chaplin, wife, age 27, married 1 year, 1 child, born New Brompton, Kent; Stanley Richard Joseph, Chaplin, son, age 1, born Strood, Kent.


Enlisted Chatham, Kent, age 29 years & 9 months, height 5ft 5 inches, weight 131lbs.  Resided 34 Hayward Avenue, Strood, Kent. Formerly house decorator.

5th December 1914, enlisted; 7th December 1914, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 15th December 1914, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 18th February 1915, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 22nd April 1915, posted BEF; 15th May 1915, appointed paid Lance Corporal;

20th December 1915, pension of 20/6 a week awarded to widow and three children.

 In July 1919 at 3 Marlboro Road, Gillingham, Kent.

Buried at   Voormezeele Enclosures No.1. & No.2., I.B.9., Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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