The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private H J Bateman


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Private Horace John BATEMAN, G/458,  6th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  died of wounds, Flanders, France,  25th August 1915.

Born Cudham, Westerham, Kent, son of Thomas James & Mary Ann Bateman, 1 Lily Cottages, Westerham Hill, Kent.


1911 Census - The Stores, Westerham Hill, Kent - James Clack, head, age 33, married under 1 year, grocer, born Cudham, Kent; Sarah Clack, wife, age 28, assisting in the business, born Beckenham, Kent, Horacr John Bateman, assistant, age16, single, grocers errand boy, born Cudham, Kent.


Enlisted  Bromley, Kent, age 19, height 5ft 10½ inches, weight 145lbs. Formerly farm hand.

Home 29th August 1914 to 31st May 1915; BEF 1st June 1915 to 25th August 1915.

29th August 1914, enlisted & posted Depot,  Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st September 1914, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

30th June 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Thomas James Bateman, 1 Lily Cottages, Westerham Hill, Kent; Mother, Mary Ann Bateman, 1 Lily Cottages, Westerham Hill, Kent; Brothers - William Bateman, age 38, 30 Kenneth Road, Chadwell Heath, Essex; Henry Bateman, age 31, Buckyard Farm, Biggin Hill, Kent; Thomas Bateman, age 29, 1 Lily Cottages, Westerham Hill, Kent; Herbert Bateman, age 22, 1 Lily Cottages, Westerham Hill, Kent; David Bateman, age 19, Royal West Kent Regiment; Albert Bateman, age 17, 1 Lily Cottages, Westerham Hill, Kent; James Bateman, age 14, 1 Lily Cottages, Westerham Hill, Kent; Sisters - Sarah Bateman, age 36, 19 Raglan, Road, Bromley, Kent; Annie Bateman, age 34, Single? Street, Cudham, Kent; Jane Bateman, age 26, 2 Rodway Road, Bromley, Kent; Fanny Bateman, age 16?, 1 Lily Cottages, Westerham Hill, Kent.

Buried at Pont-de-Nieppe Communal Cemetery, I.A.2., Nord, France.


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