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Private Francis David CHURCHILL, 242275, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, on or since, 4th October 1917, age 38. 

Born Burnham, Somerset, son of the late David and Harriett Hardy Churchill.


1911 Census - 31 Victoria Street, Burnham, Somerset - Harriett Hardy Churchill, head, age 74, widow, married 47 years, 7 children, all still alive, harness maker, employer, born Weymouth, Dorset; Emma Maria Churchill, daughter, age 44, single, bookseller, employer, born Burnham, Somerset; Annie Churchill, daughter, age 39, single, bookseller, worker, born Burnham, Somerset; Lucy Harriett Churchill, daughter, age 37, single, bookseller, employer, born Burnham, Somerset; Francis David Churchill, son, age 31, single, assisting in the business, harness plater, born Burnham, Somerset.


30th September 1914, Parish Church, Burnham, Somerset, married Blanche Cox, spinster, of Park Lodge, Manor Road, Burnham-on-Sea.

Enlisted Burnham, Somerset, age 36 years & 2 months, height 5ft 6 inches, weight 128lbs, wears dentures. Resided 19 Ashley Avenue, Burnham, Somerset. Formerly master harness maker.

Home 1st December 1915 to 11th September 1917; BEF 12th September 1917 to 4th October 1917.

1st December 1915, enlisted; 2nd December 1915, to Army Reserve; 13th February 1917, mobilized; 14th February 1917, posted 2nd/5th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, Service No. 58217; 23rd June 1917 to 7th July 1917, Field Hopsital, 3/2nd Field Ambulance, cellulitis, transferred to Military Hospital Canterbury for further treatment; 7th July 1917 to 23rd July 1917, Canterbury Hospital, boils; 12th September 1917, Folkestone embarked; 12th September 1917, Boulogne, disembarked; 12th September 1917, 40 Infantry Base Depot, posted 3/4th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 16th September 1917, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 18th September 1917, joined Battalion in the Field.

23rd June 1918, date to which Separation Allowance of 12/6 a week payable to widow will cease.

24th June 1918, pension of 13/9 a week awarded to widow.

28th October 1918, Probate - Churchill Francis David of Burnham-on-Sea, Somersetshire, Private Royal West Kent Regiment, died on or since 4th October 1917, in France on Active Service. Probate London28th October to Joseph Rockett Churchill, tutor. Effects £390 17s.

29th November 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Blanche Churchill, Park Lodge, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset; Mother, Harriett Churchill, 31 Victoria Road, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset; Brother - Joseph R Churchill, age 55, 30 Cross Street, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset; Sisters - Annie Churchill, age 48, 31 Victoria Road, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset; Lucy H Churchill, age 46, 31 Victoria Road, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset; Bessie Churchill, age 43, Burnham House, Swanage, Dorset; Eliza Hill, age 50, 9 Institute Road, Swanage, Dorset; Emma Parker, age 52, Burnham House, Swanage, Dorset.

Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 106 to 108, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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