The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private H Balkwill - Lacy


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Private Harry BALKVILL - LACY, 10732, 8th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, 14th August 1916, age 26.

28th October 1891, born  Chelsea, SW, son of Archilbald John and Catherine Balkwill-Lacy, of Lots Road, Chelsea, London. 

25th November 1891, St Johns, Worlds End, Kensington & Chelsea, Baptism of Harry Balkwill Lacy, son of Archibald John, labourer & Catherine Elizabeth Lacy, of 128 Lots Road, Chelsea.

1911 Census - 302 Wandsworth Bridge Road, Fulham - Emma Jane Balkwill, head age 66, widow, married 48 years, 10 children, 6 still alive, railway pensioner, born Devonport, Devon; Catherine Elizabeth Lacy, daughter, age 44, widow, married 20 years, 1 child, still alive, monthly nurse, own account, born Devonport, Devon; Emma Matilda Peters, daughter, age 42, married 20 years no children, born Canning Town, Sussex; Emma Gertrude Balkwill, daughter, age 32, single, saleswoman exhibitions, born Chelsea, Middlesex; Florence Jane Paine, daughter, age 30, married 4 & half years, 3 children, 2 still alive, born Chelsea, Middlesex; Harry Balkwill Lacy, grandson, age 19, single, builders labourer, born Chelsea, Middlesex; John James Peters, son in law, age 46, married, timber porter, born Wandsworth, Surrey; George Victor Paine, son in law, age 30, married, house painter, born Upper Norwood; George Victor Paine, grandson, age 4, born Fulham, Middlesex; Hector John Paine, grandson, age 2, born Fulham, Middlesex.

Bandsman of the Salvation Army at Bulow Road, Fulham.

Enlisted Fulham, SW, age 24, height 5ft 3 inches, weight 132lbs. Resided 2B Hazelburn Road, Fulham, SW. Formerly boiler cleaner.

Home 8th November 1915 to 15th June 1916; BEF 16th June 1916 to 14th August 1916

8th November 1915, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th November 1915, posted, Royal West Kent Regiment; 4th April 1916, awarded 10 days Field Punishment No.2. for absences; 21st April 1916 to 3rd May 1916, Chatham, gonorrhea; 16th June 1916, posted BEF & 8th Battalion.

8th March 1917, pension of 18/-? a week awarded to widow & two children.

Statement of Relatives, 1st June 1920; Widow, Violet Sophia Balkwill Lacy, 138 Halford Road, North End Road, Fulham, SW6; Children - Gladys Violet Ethel Balkwill Lacy, adopted child, 14th January 1914, 138 Halford Road, North End Road, Fulham, SW6, Lily Catherine Emma Balkwill Lacy, 20th November 1914, 138 Halford Road, North End Road, Fulham, SW6; Father, deceased; Mother, Catherine B Lacy, address not known nor if she is still alive as I've not seen her in four years; Note on sheet - as the above named soldier never mentioned any relatives and was an only child I cannot give any information concerning them.

Buried at  Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, Plot 2. Row A. Grave 101. France.

NOTE: Not in Regimental History or Soldiers Died in the Great War but included on CWGC web site.

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