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Private Frederick CUSHING, G/2194,  7th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death presumed as on or before, 13th July 1916, age 21. 

Born Sevenoaks, Kent, son of John Cushing and Susan Elizabeth Cushing, of New Park Lodge, Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.


1911 Census - Keepers Cottage, Chaldon, Caterham, Surrey - John Cushing, head, age 52, married, game keeper, born Saxlingham, Norfolk; Susan Cushing, wife, age 53, married 32 years, 7 children, 6 still alive, born Dallinghoo, Suffolk; Annie Cushing, daughter, age 19, single, born Wrotham, Kent; Frederick Cushing, son, age 15, born Wrotham, Kent.


Enlisted Tunbridge Wells, Kent, age 19 years & 150 days, height 5ft 5¼ inches.  Resided Groombridge, Kent. Formerly game keeper.

9th September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 9th September 1914, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th April 1916, deprived of 10 days pay.

11th July 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, John Cushing, age 60, New Park Lodge, Groombridge; Mother, Susan Cushing, age 62, New Park Lodge, Groombridge; Brother - Alan?Chas Cushing, age 33, 31 Lilley near Luton, Beds; Sisters - Agnes? Walling, age 39, 20 Scotts Road, Bromley; Alice? Walkinson, age 37, 3 Elmira? Street, Lewisham; Annie Knight, age 26, 9 Linden Road, Caterham, Surrey; Lucy Gilbert, age 24, 10 Guillan? Road, Tunbridge Wells; Nephews/Nieces - Sidney Walling, age 10, 20 Scotts Road, Bromley; Leslie Walling, age 3, 20 Scotts Road, Bromley; Joseph Wilkinson, age 2, 3 Elmira? Street, Lewisham; Frederick Knight, 9 London Road, Caterham; Aunts/Uncles - Charles Cushing, age 56, Church Street, Old Cotton?, ????; Jane Hunt, age 65, High Street, Kingston, Essex; Eliza Watling, age 64, 264? Heigham? Street, Norwich.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, Somme, France.


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