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Private C Baynes


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Private Charles BAYNES, 645, (1561), 7th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died, 4th April 1915, age 44.

Born Castle Camps, Cambridgeshire, son of Charles Baynes, 31 Hermit Road, Barking Road, Canning Town, Essex.

25th December 1898, St Lukes, Victoria Docks, London, married Annie Mary Elizabeth Coxford, spinster, 22 Trinity Square, Canning Town.

Attwell (formerly Baynes), of 83, Hawkestone St., Wellington, New Zealand.


Enlisted Woolwich, age 18, height 5ft 4 inches, weight 130lbs, scar left knee, tattoo 3 dots left forearm, grey eyes, brown hair. Formerly labourer.

Home 6th September 1886 to 10th January 1888; Gibraltar, 11th January 1888 to 12th August 1889; Malta 13th August 1889 to 1st January 1892; India 2nd January 1892 to 2nd December 1895; Home 3rd December 1895 to 7th December 1899

6th September 1886, enlisted; 15th October 1886 to 2nd November 1886, Maidstone, eczema; 10th November 1886, awarded 3rd Class Certificate of Education; 20th February 1887 to 7th March 1887, Chatham, gonorrhea; 1st June 1887 to 20th June 1887, Chatham, gonorrhea; 13th August 1887, deserted; 30th November 1887 to 7th December 1887, rejoined in confinement; 8th December 1887, tried for Desertion, former service forfeited on conviction; 8th December 1887 to 4th January 1888, in prison; 29th March 1892 to 14th May 1892, ulcers on penis; 20th July 1894 to 24th July 1894, ague, due to climate; 6th January 1895 to 31st January 1895, wound to foot; 1st February 1895 to 25th June 1895, enlarged spleen / malaria 132 days in hospital; 3rd December 1895 to 2nd March 1896, Netley, hepatitis severe, 91 days in hospital; 9th March 1896, transferred to Army Reserve; 7th December 1899, discharged. .


1911 Census - 22 Trinity Street, Canning Town, Essex - Charles Baynes, head, age 40, general labourer, ditchman, Borough Council, born Castle Camps, near Linton,   Cambridgeshire; Annie Mary Elizabeth Baynes, wife, age 36, married 13 years, no children, born Poplar, Middlesex.


Enlisted Canning Town, age 44, height 5ft 4¾ inches, weight 158lbs, scar over left knee, blue eyes, brown hair. Formerly general labourer.

Home 3rd September 1914 to 19th March 1915.

3rd September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 11th September 1914, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 19th March 1915, discharged.

Medically unfit, cirrhosis of liver, accompanied by ascities & odema of lower extremities. Disability may be regarded as due to foreign climate.

Pension of 7/- a week conditional for 12 months.

Buried at  East London Cemetery, Kerb Wall. 9779, Plaistow, United Kingdon.

NOTE: Not in Regimental History or Soldiers Died in the Great War but included on CWGC web site.


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