The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lance Sargeant H W Champion


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Lance Serjeant Henry William CHAMPION, L/8546,  2nd  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died from dysentery, contracted while on active service,  while a Prisoner of War at Mosul, Mesopotamia, 3rd October 1916.

Born 25th July 1889, Maidstone Barracks, Kent, enlisted Maidstone, Kent.

Second son of Henry Champion, late Colour Sergeant, Royal West Kent Regiment, by his wife Elizabeth, 18 Gladstone Road, Maidstone, Kent.

Brother to Sergeant C E Champion & Pte G H Champion

Educated St Paul's, Maidstone, Kent.

4th July 1906, enlisted Royal West Kent Regiment; served in India, also with Indian Expeditionary Force in Mesopotamia.


1911 Census - 18, Gladstone Road, Maidstone, Kent - Henry Champion, head, age 61, married, railway porter, SE&C Railway, born Horsham, Sussex; Elizabeth Champion, wife, age 44, married 25 years, 8 children, all still alive, born West Farleigh, Kent; George Champion, son, age 24, single, Reservist, Royal West Kent Regiment, born Maidstone, Kent; Mary Champion, daughter, age 19, single, factory powder hand Foster Clark, born Maidstone, Kent; Julia Champion, daughter, age 17, single, laundry, born Maidstone, Kent; Charles Champion, son, age 14, hawker, born Maidstone, Kent; Florence Champion, daughter, age 10, school, born Maidstone, Kent; Ellen Champion, daughter, age 7, school, born Maidstone, Kent; Sidney Champion, son, age 3, at home, born Maidstone, Kent.


Commemorated at  Basra Memorial, Panel 29, Iraq.


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