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Private Alfred Charles BATTERHAM, L/10128, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, France and Flanders, 19th June 1915, age 19.

Born Colchester, Essex, son of Alfred William and May Batterham, of Skitts Hill, Braintree, Essex / 31, Blythe Hill Lane, Catford, London.

Enlisted New Cross, Kent, age 18, height 5 ft 6½ inches, weight 116lbs, small mole left buttock. Resided Braintree, Essex. Formerly carman.

Home 10th April 1913 to 13th August 1914; BEF, 14th August 1914 to 1st November 1914; Home 2nd November 1914 to 12th January 1915; BEF 13th January 1915 to 19th June 1915.

10th April 1913, enlisted & posted Depot,  Royal West Kent Regiment; 19th June 1913, awarded 3rd Class Certificate of Education; 17th July 1916, awarded 2nd Class Certificate of Education; 3rd September 1913, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 27th October 1914, Posted missing / wounded; 30th October 1914, evacuated to England  with bullet wound to head; 16th December 1914, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 10th January 1915, absent from Tattoo till 12.00noon 12th, when warned of draft, 7 days Field Punishment No.2., forfeits 2 days pay; 13th January 1915, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

24rg June 1919, Statement of Relatives - Mother, May Batterham, deceased; Father, Alfred William Batterham, 31, Blythe Hill Lane, Catford, SE; Brothers - Sydney, age 1, 31, Blythe Hill Lane, Catford, SE; Jack, age 7, 31, Blythe Hill Lane, Catford, SE; Horace, age 4, 31, Blythe Hill Lane, Catford, SE; Clifford, age 14, 31, Blythe Hill Lane, Catford, SE; Sisters - Gladys, age 22, 31, Blythe Hill Lane, Catford, SE; Stella, age 2, 31, Blythe Hill Lane, Catford, SE.

Buried at Voormezeele Enclosures No.1 and No.2, I.B.6., Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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