The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private A W Crouch


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Private Albert William CROUCH, G/19978, "D" Company, 1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, on or after, 26th October 1917,  age 19.

Born Headcorn, Kent, son of Charles William & Rose Laura Crouch, of Witherden Farm, Headcorn, Kent.

24th July 1898, Headcorn, Kent baptism of Albert William Crouch, son of Charles William & Rose Laura Crouch.


1911 Census - Witherden Farm, Headcorn, Kent - Charles William Crouch, head, age 38, married, farm labourer, born Headcorn, Kent; Rosa Laura Crouch, wife, age 39, married 18 years, 2 children, both still alive, born Headcorn, Kent; Charles Alfred Crouch, son, age 15, single, farm labourer, born Headcorn, Kent; Albert William Crouch, son, age 12, born Headcorn, Kent; George Underdown, lodger, age 26, single, farm labourer, born Headcorn, Kent.


Enlisted Canterbury, Kent, age 18 years & 334 days, height 5ft 5¼ inches, weight 123lbs.  Resided Headcorn, Kent. Formerly farm work.

Home 14th May 1917 to 11th October 1917; BEF 12th October 1917 to 26th October 1917.

14th May 1917, called up for Service; 15th May 1917, Scarborough, No.3. Depot, General Service Cavalry, Service No. 37676; 17th May 1917, 3rd Reserve Regiment; 1st September 1917, transferred to 5th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers; 12th October 1917, embarked; 13th October 1917, disembarked; 14th October 1917, 39 Infantry Base Depot, Etaples, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment & posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 16th October 1917, joined Battalion; 26th October 1917, posted missing.

1st July 1918, date when Separation Allowance of 4/7 a week paid to mother will cease.

6th October 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Charles William Crouch, Witherden Farm, Headcorn, Kent; Mother, Rose Laura Crouch, Witherden Farm, Headcorn, Kent; Brother, Charles Alfred Crouch, age 24, Witherden Farm, Headcorn, Kent; Grandparents, Charles Crouch, age 82, Witherden Farm, Headcorn, Kent; Uncles /Aunts - Rhoda Crouch, age 59, Coptic Street, London; Sarah Crouch, age 53, Canada; George Crouch, age 57, Poplar, London; Albert Crouch, age 49, Southfleet, near Gravesend, Kent.

Commemorated at  Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 106 to 108, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

External link to Headcorn Roll of Honour


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