The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private A G Crowhurst


Photograph by "Richard Andrew Roberts"

Private Arthur George CROWHURST, G/4623, 6th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, (gun shot wounds multiple), Abbeville Stationary Hospital, Flanders France, 21st March 1916. 

Born Ashurst, Kent, son of Charles and Susan Crowhurst, of Ashurst Bank, Ashurst, Kent. Formerly labourer.

1911 Census - The Bank, Ashurst, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent - Susan Crowhurst, head,  age 59, widow, married 32 years, 8 children, 5 still alive, born Cowden, Kent; Harry Crowhurst, son, age 27, single, cowman at mill, born Ashurst, Kent; George Crowhurst, son, age 19, single, bricklayers labourer, born Ashurst, Kent.

Enlisted Tonbridge, Kent, age 22 years & 239 days, height 5ft 7½ inches.  Resided Ashurst Bank, Ashurst Kent. Formerly labourer.

Home 24th November 1914 to 13th December 1915; BEF 14th December 1915 to 21st March 1916.

24th November 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 28th November 1914, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 29th April 1915, Fort Darland, absent from Tattoo until 7.45am on 30th April, reprimanded 2 days pay, forfeits 1 days pay; 6th July 1915, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 22nd August 1915, qualified at School of Signalling, Belvidere, as 2nd Class Signaller;14th December 1915, posted BEF & 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

Buried at Abbeville Communal Cemetery, III. F. 15., Somme, Pas de Calais, France.

NOTE: Soldiers Died in the Great War shows Battalion as the 6th & rank as Private ; CWGC website shows Battalion as 3rd and rank as Lance Corporal.

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