The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private C V Chinn


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Private Charles Victor CHINN,  G/3159, 8th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, Koln, (Cologne), 3rd October 1915, as a Prisoner of War, age 17.

Born Kentish Town, London, NW, son of John and Blanch Chinn.


1911 Census - 19 Magdala Road, Upper Holloway, N. - John Chinn, head, age 48, married, cane chair & couch maker, employer, born Chelsea, Middlesex; Blanche Laura Chinn, wife, age 47, married 23 years, 6 children, all still alive, house wifery, born Holborn, London; Blanche Laura Chinn, daughter, age 22, single, shop assistant, fancy goods, born Marylebone, London; John Herbert Chinn, son, age 20, single, cane worker, born St Pancras, London; Frederick Ernest Chinn, son, age 16, single, cane worker, Battersea, London; Charles Victor Chinn, son, age 13, school, born St Pancras, London; Hilda Elsie Chinn, daughter, age 10, school,  born Marylebone, London.


Enlisted Marylebone, NW, age 19 years & 5 months, height 5ft 6¾ inches, weight 126lbs.  Resided Highgate, NW. Formerly librarian.

10th September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th September 1914, posted 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 29th March 1915, Worthing, quitting Commanding Officers Parade at about 11.00am after having been ordered to remain & remaining absent until 10.00am on 29th, deprived of 7 days pay, forfeits 3 days pay; 26th May 1915, absent from Tattoo until 12.00 midnight on 25th, deprived of 3 days pay, 14 days confined to Barracks, forfeits 3 days pay.

Buried at Cologne Southern Cemetery,  VIII. A. 8., Koln(Cologne), Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany.


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