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Private James Charles CROSS,  G/10957,  11th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 7th October 1916, age 25.

Born, South Norwood, SE, son of James and Kathleen Ellen Cross, of 7, Mosslea Road, Penge, London.


1911 Census - 31B Abingdon Road, Kensington, W - James Cross, head, age 43, married, bricklayer, born Hastings, Sussex; Kathleen Ellen Cross, wife, age 51, married 22 years, 2 children, 1 still alive, born Shoreham, Sussex; James Charles Cross, son, age 19, single, trimmer, taxi cabs, born South Norwood, Surreey.


25th July 1914, Croydon, married Daisy Gertrude Percival), of 36, Fairlawn Park, West Terrace, Sydenham, London. 

Child - Charles Alfred Cross, born 30th December 1915, Penge.

Enlisted  Bromley, SE, age 24 years & 8 months, height 5ft 4½ inches, weight 112lbs.  Resided 68 St Hugh's Road, Anerley, SE. / 122 St Hugh's Road, Anerley, SE. Formerly coach trimmer.

Home, 10th November 1915 to 2nd May 1916; BEF 3rd May 1916 to 7th October 1916

10th November 1915, enlisted & posted 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 2nd May 19169, Southampton, embarked; 3rd May 1916, Havre, disembarked; 7th July 1916, 138 Field Ambulance, sprained left ankle; 8th July 1916, 139 Field Ambulance, sprained left ankle; 16th July 1916, to Duty;

30 April 1917, pension awarded  of 18/9 a week for widow, ( Daisy Gertrude Hills)  & one child, 36 Fairlawn Park, West Terrace, Sydenham, SE.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, Somme, France.


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