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Private Horace FLOOD, S/737, "C" Company,  8th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died when a Prisoner of War from wounds at Festubert, Germany, 5th October 1915, age 47. 

Born St Lukes, London, Middlesex, enlisted  9th September 1914, Finsbury Barracks, EC, age 34, height 5ft 7 inches, 135lbs, resided Clerkenwell, EC. Formerly carpenter.

Husband of Mary Martha Flood (nee Brignell), of 23 Derby Buildings, Britannia Street, Kings Cross, London. Married St Pancras Register Office, 5th February 1894.

Previously served 4 years with 17th Middlesex, discharged at end of term of engagement, 1898?

Postings - Home, 9th September 1914 to 29th August 1915; BEF, 30th August 1915 to 5th October 1915.

Wounded, gun shot wound to the brain. Prisoner of War

5th May 1916, pension of 15/- a week awarded to widow.

Commemorated at  Cologne Southern Cemetery, XI. F. 20, Koln(Cologne), Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany.

NOTE: 31st January 1938 letter from Mr D E Snider, 3465 Rhoda Avenue, Oakland, California, USA - On advice of the British Consulate General at San Francisco, I am writing to you in the interest of my mother, Lucretia Eliza Flood. She is seeking information in regards to her family. About the only information that she has to go on is the fact that her brother, Horace Flood, who was killed in the World War was a member of the 8th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, his number was 737. He was survived by his wife, and it is possible that she may be receiving a pension. Hoping that you may be able to give me some information on the above.


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