The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lance Sergeant R H Chalke


Lance Sergeant Robert Hugh CHALKE, G/18666, 10th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, Flanders France, 7th June 1917.

Born Bridgewater, South Wales.

5th June 1904, St Dionis Church, Parsons Green, London, Robert Hugh Chalke, age 21, bachelor, window dresser, of 9 Bettridge Road, father Francis Chalke, railway man, married Clara Adelaide Drewett, spinster, age 24, of 19 Alderville? Road, father Samuel Wesley Drewett, compositor.

Child - Rose Chalke, born 10th October 1906, born Parsons Green, London.

1911 Census - 40 Newry Road, St Margarets, Isleworth, Middlesex - Robert Hugh Chalke, head, age 28, married, widow dresser, tobacconist, born Lampeter, South Wales; Clara Adelaide Chalke, wife, age 31, married 6 years, 1 child, still alive, born Maidstone, Kent; Rose Edna Chalke, daughter, age 4, born Fulham, London.

Enlisted Hounslow, Middlesex, age 33 years & 10 months, height 5ft 8½ inches, weight 145lbs.   Resided 40 Newry Road, St Margarets, Isleworth, Middlesex. Formerly window dresser.

Home 13th November 1915 to 3rd October 1916; BEF 4th October 1916 to 7th June 1917.

13th November 1915, enlisted; 14th November 1915, to Army Reserve; 1st June 1916, mobilized; 2nd June 1916, posted 5th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, Service No. G/36668; 4th October 1916, posted BEF & embarked; 5th October 1916, disembarked; 5th October 1916, 39 Infantry Base Depot, Etaples & posted 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers; 14th October 1916, transferred to 10 Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st November 1916, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 3rd June 1917, appointed unpaid Lance Sergeant.

Separation Allowance of 16/- a week & Allotment of Pay of 3/6 a week paid to wife.

7th January 1918, pension of 18/6 a week awarded to widow & one child.

Buried at Bus House Cemetery, B. 9., Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. 

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