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Private J Barnden


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Private John BARNDEN, G/10396, 10th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action 31st July 1917, age 21. 

Born Halling, Kent, son of Albert Ernest and Mary Barnden, of 12, Windsor Road, Willesden Green, London.


1911 Census - No.2. Ivy Cottages, Stake Lane, Halling - Mary Barnden, head, age 53, widow, born Clerkenwell, London; Frederick Barnden, son, age 26, single, cement labourer, cement works, born Upper Halling, Kent; Albert Barnden, son, age 22, single, cement labourer, cement works, born Upper Halling, Kent; Lily Barnden, daughter, age 19, single, general domestic servant, born Upper Halling, Kent; George Barnden, son age 17, single, farm labourer, born Upper Halling, Kent; John Barnden, son, age 14, born Upper Halling, Kent; Leonard Barden, son, age 9, born Upper Halling, Kent.


Enlisted Maidstone, Kent, age 19, height 5 ft 8½ inches, weight 125 lbs.  Resided 3 Ivy Cottages, Stake Lane, Halling, Kent. Formerly engine drivers mate.

Home 23rd October 1915 to 2nd May 1916; BEF 3rd May 1916 to 31st July 1917.

23rd October 1915, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 31st July 1917, posted missing.

18th August 1919, Statement of Relatives - Mother, Mary Barnden, 12, Windsor Road, Willesden Green; Brothers - William Ernest Barnden, age 34, 12, Windsor Road, Willesden Green; Albert Ernest Barnden, age 31, 12, Windsor Road, Willesden Green; George Henry Barnden, age 25, 12, Windsor Road, Willesden Green; Leonard Thomas Barnden, age 17, 12, Windsor Road, Willesden Green; Sister - Lilian Mary Barnden, age 27, 12, Windsor Road, Willesden Green.

Commemorated at  Ypres  (Menin Gate) Memorial,  Panel 45 & 47, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium,  and at St. John the Baptist Church, Halling, Kent.


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