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Private G I Barden


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Private George Isaac BARDEN, G/4781, 1st Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, 6th May 1915, Flanders France,  age 36.

Born Blue Bell Hill, Kent, Son of the late Isaac and Harriet Barden, of Bull Cottages, Eccles, Aylesford, Maidstone, Kent.

25th December 1899, Burnham, Kent, married Caroline Midmoore, 6 Eccles Row, Eccles, Aylesford, Kent

Children -  George Isaac  Barden, born 4th January 1906, Chatham, Kent; James Barden, born 17th January 1908, Chatham, Kent; Sarah Caroline, born 20th August 1911, Eccles, Kent.


1911 Census - 49 Varnes Street, Eccles, Kent - George Isaac Barden, head, age 31, married, cement labourer, born Burnham, Kent; Caroline Barden, wife, age 37, married 11 years, 3 children, 2 still alive, born Whiteham, Sussex; George Barden, son, age 5, born Luton, Kent; Job Barden, son, age 3? months, born Addington, Kent; Tom Beaney, visitor, age 10, school, born Malling, Kent.


Enlisted  Maidstone Kent, age 37, height 5 ft 9 inches, weight 142 lbs, resided 6 Eccles Row, Eccles, Aylesford, Kent / 23 Beacon Road, Luton, Chatham, Kent. Formerly labourer.

5th December 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 15th December 1914, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 24th March 1915, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment;

22nd November 1915, pension of 23/- a week awarded to widow and three children.

Commemorated at  Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 45 and 47, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Eccles War Memorial, Recreation Ground, Eccles, Kent, and at Aylesford War Memorial, St. Peter and St.Paul's Church Aylesford, Kent.


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