The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private A J M Barrie


Private Alfred John Maltman BARRIE, 240811, 6th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, Flanders, France,  3rd  October1917, age 29.

Born South Norwood, Surrey, son of Michael Maltman Barrie (deceased), and Julia Charlotte Barrie, 3 Romola Road, Herne Hill, SE.

1911 Census - 248 Drakefell Road, Brockley, Kent - Arthur May, head, age 54, married, railway guard, born Hadleigh, Suffolk; Elizabeth May, wife, age 57, married 23 years, one child who is still alive, born Wimbledon, Surrey; Walter William May, son, age 21, single, engine stoker, born Deptford, London; Arthur Charles Rogers Barrie, lodger, age 30, single, drapery parcel packer, wholesale drapers, born Dulwich, Surrey; Alfred John Maltman Barrie, lodger, age 22, single, book keeper, newspaper agents, born South Norwood, Surrey.

1915, June Quarter, Bromley District, married Ethel Emily Coppard, of 17A, Samos Road, Anerley, London. 

Children; Pamela Ethel Barrie, born 4th June 1917.

Home, 14th November 1914 to 11th September 1917; BEF 12th September 1917 to 3rd October 1917.

Enlisted 14th November 1914, Bromley, Kent, age 26, height 5 ft 4½ inches, weight 135 lbs, Resided 8 Clevedon Road, Kent House, Penge, Kent. Formerly electrical engineers clerk.

14th November 1914, enlisted & posted 2nd/5th Reserve Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, 2829; 19th April 1917, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 2nd May 1917, appointed paid Lance Corporal; 12th September 1917, reverted to Private on embarkation, Folkestone; 12th September 1917, disembarked Boulogne; 12th September 1917, arrived 40 Infantry Base Depot, Etaples & posted 3rd/4th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 16th September 1917, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. Qualified Lewis Gunner.

17th December 1917, Statement of Relatives - Widow,  Ethel Emily Barrie, 17A, Samos Road, Anerley, SE; Child, Pamela Ethel Barrie, born 4th June 1917, 17A, Samos Road, Anerley, SE; Father, deceased; Mother, Julia Charlotte Barrie, 3 Romola Road, Herne Hill, SE; Brother, Arthur Charles Rogers Barrie, age 39, 70 Selhurst New Road, South Norwood, SE; Sisters - Charlotte Anne Maltman Barrie, age 48, 3 Romola Road, Herne Hill, SE; Florence Sutherland Self, age 34, 130 Elmers End Road, Beckenham, Kent.

22nd April 1918, pension of 18/9 a week awarded to widow and one child.

Buried at  Windmill British Cemetery, Monchy-le-Preux, I.E.16., Pas de Calais, France.

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