The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J A Barwell


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Private James Alfred BARWELL, G/20645, 8th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, (formerly G/24658, Royal Sussex Regiment), killed in action, Flanders France, death assumed on or after 21st March 1918, age 19.

Born Bethnal Green, London, E2, son of Alfred James and Alice Barwell of 27, Museum Buildings, Chester St., Green St., Bethnal Green, London.


1911 Census - 5 Prospect Terrace, Bethnal Green - Alfred Barwell, head, age 34, married, builders labourer, born Bethnal Green, London; Alice Barwell, wife, age 32, married 13 years, 5 children, 3 still alive, mineral waters, born Bethnal Green, London; Alfred J Barwell, son, age 12, school, born Bethnal Green, London; Ada Barwell, daughter, age 7, born Bethnal Green, London; Albert Barwell, son, age 4, school, born Bethnal Green, London.


Called up,  Central London Recruiting Depot, SW, age 18, height 5ft 6¼ inches, weight 108lbs. Formerly assistant hall porter.

Allotment of pay 3/6 a week.

Home 2nd March 1916 to 28th January 1918; BEF, 29th January 1918 to 21st March 1918.

2nd March 1916, deemed to have enlisted; 10th April 1917, called up for Service, posted Training Reserve Battalion; 1st September 1917, transferred & posted 253rd Infantry Battalion; 30th December 1917, transferred to Royal Sussex Regiment; 29th January 1918, posted BEF & 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment; 29th January 1918, transferred to 8th Battalion,  Royal West Kent Regiment; 21st March 1918, posted missing.

8th October 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Alfred James Barwell, 27, Museum Buildings, Green St., Bethnal Green; Mother, Alice Barwell,  27, Museum Buildings, Green St., Bethnal Green; Brother, Albert Arthur Barwell, age 13,  27, Museum Buildings, Green St., Bethnal Green; Sister, Ada Alice Barwell, age 15,  27, Museum Buildings, Green St., Bethnal Green.

Commemorated at Pozieres Memorial, Panel 58 & 59, Somme, France.


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