The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private C E Croft


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Private Charles Edward CROFT, G/5375, 8th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, (gun shot wound to the head), 8 Casualty Clearing Station, Flanders France, 12th July 1916. 

Born, Tenterden, Kent, son of John & Sarah Croft, of Snaggs Lane/Cackett Lane, Cudham, Sevenoaks, Kent.


1911 Census - Folly Hill Farm, Cranbrook, Kent - John Croft, head, age 52, married, waggoner on farm, farmer, born Burwash, Sussex; Sarah Croft, wife, age 42, married 20 years, 8 children, all still alive, house duties, born Tenterden, Kent; Florence Croft, daughter, age 18, single, house duties, born Tenterden, Kent; James Croft, son, age 17, single, groom domestic, farmer, born Tenterden, Kent; Charles Croft, son, age 16, single, waggoners mate, farmer, born Tenterden, Kent; Alice Croft, daughter, age 13, school, born Tenterden, Kent; Frederick Croft, son, age 11, school, born Rye, Sussex; Ernest Croft, son, age 9, school, born Rye, Sussex; Grace Croft, daughter, age 8, school, born Rye, Sussex; Bertie Croft, son, age 6, school, born Rye, Sussex.


Enlisted Bromley, Kent, age 19 years & 10 months, height 5ft 4¼ inches, 122lbs, scar right cheek.  Resided New Road Hill, Downe, Kent. Formerly carter.

Home, 11th January 1915 to 29th August 1915; BEF France 30th August 1915 to 30th September 1915; Home, 1st October 1915 to 31st December 1915; BEF France 1st January 1916 to 12th July 1916.

11th January 1915, enlisted; 13th January 1915, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 16th January 1915, posted 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 13th June 1915, Chatham, overstaying his pass from 12.00 midnight until 8.00pm on 15th, deprived of 2 days pay, 7 days confined to Barracks, forfeits 2 days pay; 28th September 1915, wounded, bullet wound, left forearm; 1st October 1915, to England Hospital Ship Dieppe, ex No.2 Canadian Stationary Hospital, bullet wound, arm; 2nd October 1915 to 16th December 1915, Nottingham, admitted to hospital; 26th December 1915, posted 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 2nd January 1916, posted BEF & 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

29th July 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, John, Cacketts Lane, Cudham; Mother, Sarah, Cacketts Lane, Cudham; Brothers - Frederick, age 20, Cacketts Lane, Cudham; Ernest Henry, age 17, Cacketts Lane, Cudham; Bert, age 15, Cacketts Lane, Cudham; Sisters - Florence, age 28, Cacketts Lane, Cudham; Alice, age 21, Cacketts Lane, Cudham; Grace, age 16, Cacketts Lane, Cudham.

Buried at Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, II. E. 46., Nord, France.

see Pte J W Croft brother


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