The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J Barham


Private John BARHAM, G/16605, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, France and Flanders, 3rd October 1917, age 20.

Born East Peckham, Kent, son of Walter & Edith Barham, of Small Hatch, East Peckham, Kent.

1911 Census - Small Hatch, East Peckham - Walter Barham, head, age 47, farm labourer, born East Peckham; Edith Barham, wife, age 45, married 26 years, 15 children, 14 still alive, born East Malling, Kent; Walter Barham, son, age 24, single, farm labourer, born East Peckham; William Barham, son, age 22, farm labourer, born East Peckham; Hettey Barham, daughter, age 20, single, born East Peckham; Thomas Barham, son, age 19, single, farm labourer, born East Peckham; Kate Barham, daughter, age 17, single, working in paper mills, born East Peckham; Ernest Barham, son, age 15, single, tan yard labourer, born East Peckham; John Barham, son, age 14, single, born East Peckham; May Barham, daughter, age 12, born East Peckham; Ethel Barham, daughter, age 9, born East Peckham; Fred Barham, son, age 7, born East Peckham; Daisy Barham, daughter, age 5, born East Peckham; Percy Barham, son, age 3, born East Peckham; Cecil Barham, son, age 3 months, born East Peckham.

Enlisted  Tonbridge, Kent, age 18, weight 126 lbs.  Resided Paddock Wood, Kent. Formerly carters mate.

Home 11th December 1915 to 17th October 1916; BEF 18th October 1916 to 3rd October 1917.

11th December 1915, enlisted; 12th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 18th July 1916, mobilized; 22nd July 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 18th October 1916, posted BEF; 19th October1916, embarked; 19th October 1916, disembarked; 5th November 1916, joined battalion, "C" Company.

22nd September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Walter Barham, Small Hatch, East Peckham; Mother, Edith Barham, Small Hatch, East Peckham; Brothers - Walter Barham, age 33, Apple Tree Row ??; William Barham, age 31, Three Hold?, East Peckham; Ernest Barham, age 24, Small Hatch, East Peckham; Fred Barham, age 15, Small Hatch, East Peckham; Percy Barham, age 11, Small Hatch, East Peckham; Cecil Barham, age 9, Small Hatch, East Peckham; Sisters - May Barham, age 20, Small Hatch, East Peckham; Ethel Barham, age 17,  Small Hatch, East Peckham; Daisy Barham, age 13, Small Hatch, East Peckham.

Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 106 to 108, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

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