The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private E H Streatfield


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Private Edwin Henry STREATFIELD, G/12173, 1st Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, High Wood, Somme, France, death presumed on or after, 22nd July  1916, age 25.

Born Withyham, Sussex, son of John and Ann Streatfield, Station Villa, Cowden, Kent / Victoria House, Mark Beech, Edenbridge, Kent.


1911 Census - Station Cottage, Cowden, Kent - John Streatfield, head, age 60, married, Estate Carpenter, worker, born Withyham, Sussex; Ann Streatfield, wife, age 59, married 33 years, 6 children, all still alive, born Withyham, Sussex; Annie Streatfield, daughter, age 32, single, dressmaker, own account, at home, born Withyham, Sussex; Edith Streatfield, daughter, age 28, single, laundress, worker, born Withyham, Sussex; Florence Streatfield, daughter, age 23, single, school teacher, County Council, worker, born Withyham, Sussex; Edwin Streatfield, son, age 20, single, gardener domestic, worker, born Withyham, Sussex.


Enlisted Tunbridge Wells, Kent, age 24 years & 341 days, height 5ft 5½ inches, weight 147lbs, marked curvature of anterior borders of both tibialis evidently due to old rachitis, defective teeth, boots size 9, cap size 7¾. Resided Fordcombe Green, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Formerly gardener.

Home 10th November 1915 to 30th May 1916; BEF 31st May 1916 to 22nd July 1916.

10th November 1915, enlisted; 11th November 1915, to Army Reserve; 10th February 1916, mobilized; 13th February 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 31st May 1916, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 16th June 1916, joined Battalion, "C" Company In the Field; 21st June 1916, 14 Field Ambulance, wounded, R G wound face; 26th June 1916, rejoined Battalion, "C" Company;  22nd July 1916, posted wounded & missing.

3rd September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, none; Children, none; Father, John Streatfield, Victoria House, Mark Beech, Edenbridge, Kent; Mother, Ann Streatfield, Victoria House, Mark Beech, Edenbridge, Kent; Brothers - Harold John Streatfield, age 34, 3 Hurst Wood Cottage, St Johns, Tunbridge Wells; Sisters - Annie Streatfield, age 40,Victoria House, Mark Beech, Edenbridge, Kent; Edith Helen Streatfield, age 36, Victoria House, Mark Beech, Edenbridge, Kent; Florence Townley (married), age 31, Victoria House, Mark Beech, Edenbridge, Kent; Grandparents, none; Nephews / Nieces - Edwin John Streatfield, age 1½ years, 3 Hurst Wood Cottage, St Johns, Tunbridge Wells; Reginald Streatfield, age 9 years, 3 Hurst Wood Cottage, St Johns, Tunbridge Wells; Mary Rodman? Streatfield, age 6 years, 3 Hurst Wood Cottage, St Johns, Tunbridge Wells; Uncles / Aunts - Clara Streatfield, Bazi ???? Farm, Cowden, Kent.

Buried at  Caterpillar Valley Cemetery,  V. C. 4., Longueval, France. Commemorated Fordcombe War Memorial.


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