The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private H Chatfield


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Private Harry CHATFIELD, L/10102, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 22nd February 1915. 

Born Deptford, SE, son of William & Sarah Chatfield, 30 Blackhorse Road, Deptford, SE. Brothers, James & Thomas.

Previously served 5th Kings Royal Rifle Corps (Special Reserve).

Enlisted New Cross, Kent, age 17 years & 10 months, height 5ft 4 inches, weight 112lbs, sword flower clasped hands over heart, left forearm, fresh complexion, blue eyes, fair hair. Formerly brewery labourer.

Home, 27th February 1913 to 6th December 1914; BEF 7th December 1914 to 22nd February 1915.

27th February 1913, enlisted & posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 27th April 1913, attains the age of 18; 26th July 1914, In Guard Room; 4th August 1914, Tried by DCM - sentenced to ???? days, Hard Labour, 1.stealing goods the property of an officer, 2.stealing goods the property of a comrade, 3.stealing goods the property of an officer, 4.stealing goods the property of an officer; 6th August 1914, to Civil Prison; 11th November 1914, from Detention to Duty, 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th December 1914, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

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


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