The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private C Lovegrove


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Private Charles LOVEGROVE, S/657, 8th  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of acute bronchitis & chronic asthma, 7 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, Flanders, France, 4.30am, 22nd February 1917, age 38.

Born 9th September 1878, St Pancras, Middlesex,

Husband of Louise Lovegrove (nee Francis), of 9, Gillies St., Kentish Town, London. Married 2nd February 1908, St Martins, Kentish Town.

Children - Twins , born 8th June 1908, St Pancras, Charles William Lovegrove, Jane Emily Lovegrove.

Formerly served 12 years Royal West Kent Regiment, 4992. Discharged September 12th 1909. Character Very Good Served 4 years Section D Army Reserve discharged 23rd January 1914.

Enlisted 9th September 1914, Islington, London, N, age 36, height 5ft 5 inches, weight 122lbs.  Resided Kentish Town, London, NW.  Formerly wheelwright assistant.

Home, 9th September 1914 to 29th August 1915; BEF, 30th August 1915 to 22nd February 1917.

Medical case Sheet - 657, Pte Lovegrove C. Royal West Kent Regiment, age 39, service 20 years / 18/12. Acute purulent bronchitis, chronic asthma, admitted 148th February 1917. Previous health, bronchitis every winter for 14 years, Asthma for about 12 years. Present Illness, commenced with a severe "cold". Had marked shortness of breath with severe asthmatic attacks since about 6th February 1917.

7th September 1917, pension of 22/1 awarded to widow and two children.

Buried at Etaples Military Cemetery, XXI. H. 7A., France.


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