The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private A M Barton


Tonbridge History

Photograph by "soilsister"

Private Albert Mitchell BARTON, G/24583, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, France and Flanders, 27th September 1918.

1894 December Quarter, Lewisham District , born Eltham, Kent.

1911 Census - 136 Shipbourne Road, Tonbridge, Kent - Harriett Barton, head, widow, age 74, born Capel Kent; Albert Mitchell Barton, grandson, age 14?, boy type carrier, printing works, born Eltham, Kent.

1915 September Quarter, Tonbridge District , marriage Albert M Barton to Ethel M Hollomby.

Enlisted  Maidstone, Kent. , Resided Tonbridge, Kent.

Buried at Marcoing British Cemetery, I.C.15., Nord, France.

External link to Headcorn Roll of Honour

Commemorated on Tonbridge War Memorial - Tonbridge War Memorial - The original World War I memorial at the Junction of Pembury Road and Quarry Hill. The names were later re-inscribed in the new Memorial Garden in Bradford Street. 

From Tonbridge History - Albert Mitchell Barton was born at Eltham in 1894. In 1901 he was living with his grandmother, Hannah, and her unmarried daughter, Kate, at Shipbourne Road, Tonbridge. By the time of the 1911 census he had begun work as a type carrier at one of the town’s printing works. He married Ethel M. Hollamby [See John George Hollamby ] in 1915 at Tonbridge. He enlisted in 1916 as Private G/24583, 1st Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment and went to France in January 1917. He was killed in action on 27th September 1918 and is buried at Marcoing Military Cemetery.

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