The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lance Corporal W J Crowhurst


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Lance Corporal Walter James CROWHURST,  G/15327, 10th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 8th August 1917.

Born, Gravesend, Kent.

Previously served with Kent Royal Garrison Artillery.

30th October 1910, St James Church, Gravesend, Kent, married Minnie Ethel Gouge, spinster, 15 Mead Road, Gravesend, Kent.

Children - Freda Joan Gertrude Crowhurst, born 2nd July 1913, Gravesend; Kathleen Doris Crowhurst, born 13th July 1915, Gravesend.


1911 Census - 18 Harmer Street, Gravesend, Kent - Walter J Crowhurst, head, age 23, married, house painter, born Gravesend, Kent; Minnie E Crowhurst, wife, age 34, married under 1 year, born Yalding, Kent.


Enlisted Gravesend, Kent, age 28 years & 1 month, height 5ft 3½ inches, weight 125lbs. Resided 15 Mead Road, Gravesend, Kent. Formerly stereotypers assistant.

11th December 1915, enlisted; 12th December 1915, to Army Reserve, 29th May 1916, mobilized; 31st May 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 9th August 1916, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 4th September 1916, appointed paid Lance Corporal; 24th November 1916, embarked / disembarked; 5th December 1916, posted 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

24th November 1917, Probate - Crowhurst Walter James, 35 All Saints Road, Northfkeet, Kent. Lance Corporal, Royal West Kent Regiment, died 8th August 1917 in France. Administration London, 24th November to Minnie Ethel Crowhurst, widow. Effects £171 15s 8d.

25th February 1918, pension of 22/11 a week awarded to widow & two children.

27th May 1920, Statement of Relatives - Widow,  M E Crowhurst, 35 All Saints Road, Perry Street; Children - Freda Joan Gertrude Crowhurst, 2nd July 1913, 35 All Saints Road, Perry Street; Kathleen Doris Crowhurst, 3th July 1915, 35 All Saints Road, Perry Street; Father, Samuel Crowhurst, 36? Railway Terrace, Rugby; Mother, Elizabeth Crowhurst, 36? Railway Terrace, Rugby; Brothers - George Crowhurst, age 29, 19 Railway Terrace, Rugby; Alfred Crowhurst, age 26, 40 Winfield Street, Rugby; Sisters - Florence Crowhurst, age 36, 36? Railway Terrace, Rugby; Francis Crowhurst, age 21, 36? Railway Terrace, Rugby.

Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 45 and 47, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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