The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private H Bonham


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Private Herbert BONHAM, S/119, 1st Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, France and Flanders, 9th February 1915, age 32.

Born St Mary le-Strand, Middlesex, son of Benjamin and Mary Bonham, 54, Lonsdale Square, Barnsbury, N1.

Previously served Royal West Kent Regiment, time expired 8th April 1912.


1911 Census - 3 Cloudesley Square, Islington - Frederick Simkins, age 37, head, married, carpenter, born Strand, London; Louise Simkins, age 37, wife, married 11 years, 3 children, 41 still alive, born Strand, London; Louise Simkins, daughter, age 9, born Holborn, London; Herbert Bonham, brother in law, age 28, single, taxi cab driver, born Strand, London.


Enlisted London, Middlesex, age 33, height 5ft 2⅛ inches, weight 126lb, blue eyes, dark brown hair, tattoo marks both forearms.  Resided Barnsbury N. Formerly taxi driver.

Home 19th August 1914 to 6th December 1914; BEF 7th December 1914 to 9th February 1915.

19th August 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 21st August 1914, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th December 1914, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

31st July 1919, Statement of Relatives - Sisters - Louise Timkins, age 46, 45 Lonsdale Square, Barnsbury, N1; Nellie Bonham, age 44, Naples, Italy; Mary Woole?, age 42, Park Street, London N.; Lucy Skelton?, age 39, 77 Avondale Square, SE.

28th July 1921, War Office Memo, articles of personal property etc to be despatched to - Mrs Louisa Timkins, (sister) 45 Lonsdale Square, Barnsbury, N1 -  personal effects watch guard, pocket book, correspondence card, discharge certificate, medals and scroll, on condition that she guarantees that they are handed over to the deceased father on him re-appearing or claiming them.

Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panels 45 and 47, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


London Gazette 28th March 1916.

SOLDIERS BALANCES UNDISPOSED OF.

In pursuance of “The Regimental Debts Acts 1893” notice is hereby given that there is available for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled the sum of money set opposite to the name of each of the deceased Soldiers named in the lists which are published with this notice in the London Gazette and the “Army List” and are also to be seen at the Regimental Depots throughout the United Kingdom.

Applications from persons supposing themselves entitled as Next of Kin should be addressed by letter to “Secretary, War Office, Imperial Institute, South Kensington, London, SW7” and marked outside “Effects”

War Office March 26 1918                                                            R H BRADE

List CCCCXCI of the names of deceased Soldiers whose Personal Estate is held for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled. Effects 1915-1916.

Private H BONHAM        £2    14s    8d

London Gazette 29th March 1918.

SOLDIERS BALANCES UNDISPOSED OF.

2nd republication of list CCCCXCI of the names of deceased Soldiers whose Personal Estate is held for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled. Effects 1915-1916.

Private H BONHAM        £2    14s    8d

London Gazette 28th March 1919.

SOLDIERS BALANCES UNDISPOSED OF.

3rd  republication of List CCCCCXCI of the names of deceased Soldiers whose Personal Estate is held for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled.

Private H BONHAM        £2    14s    8d


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