The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private H Baines


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Private Herbert BAINES,  G/2641, 8th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders, France, died on or since, 26th  September 1915, age 22.

Born  Holwell, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, son of Ralph and Eliza Baines, of Holwell, Hitchin, Hertfordshire.


1911 Census - Holwell, Hitchin, Hertfordshire - Eliza Baines, head, age 45, widow, 5 children, 4 still alive; charwoman, born  Holwell, Hitchin, Hertfordshire; Ralph Baines, son, age 23, single, stone mason, born Holwell, Hitchin, Hertfordshire; Herbert Baines, son, age 17, single, printers apprentice, born Holwell, Hitchin, Hertfordshire; William Baines, son, age 12, school, born Holwell, Hitchin, Hertfordshire.


Enlisted Hitchin, Hertfordshire, age 21, height 5ft 4 inches, weight124lbs. Formerly printer.

Home 9th September 1914 to 29th August 1915; BEF, 30th August 1915 to 26th September 1915.

9th September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th September 1914, posted 8th battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 30th Auguast 1915, posted BEF; 26th September 1915, posted missing.

19th July 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Ralph Baines, deceased; Mother, Eliza Baines, Holwell, Hitchin, Hertfordshire; Brothers, Ralph Baines, age 32, No.9.. Kent Place, Union Road, Hitchin, William Baines, age 20, Holwell, Hitchin, Hertfordshire; Sister Lily Baines, age 33, 38 Cardigan Road, Reading, Berkshire.

Commemorated at  Loos Memorial, Panel 95 to 97,  Pas de Calais, France.


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