The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J C Smale


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Private Joseph Charles SMALE, G/2820, "C" Company, 8th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, 13 General Hospital, Boulogne, France, 22nd January 1916, age 24.

Born Clapham, London, son of *William James & Martha Smale,  3, Kenchester Street, South Lambeth, London.

*1902 June, died age 50, Lambeth Registration District.


1911 Census - 3, Kenchester Street, South Lambeth, London - George Tucker, head, age 51, married, carty laundry, laundry, worker, born Clapham, London; Martha Tucker, wife, age 48, married 6 years, 1 child, still alive, born Lambeth, London; Frederick Tucker, son, age 4, born Lambeth, London; William Smale, step son, age 25, single, soap maker, soap works, worker, born Lambeth, London; Lilian Smale, step daughter, age 23, single, packer laundry, laundry, worker, born Lambeth, London; Thomas Smale, step son, age 21, single, manager cigarette maker, cigarette & cigar merchant, worker, born Lambeth, London; Joseph Smale, step son, age 19, single, foreman aundry, laundry, worker, born Lambeth, London; Edward Smale, step son, age 15, single, wiremans mate, electrician, worker, born Lambeth, London; Sidney Smale, step son, age 10, school, born Lambeth, London.


1912 June, Lambeth Registration District, Martha Tucker married George F Tucker.

Enlisted Hackney, London, NE, age 23, height 5ft 6 inches, weight 139lbs, fresh complexion, grey eyes, fair hair, defective teeth.  Resided Lambeth, SE. Formerly stoker.

9th September 1914 to 29th August 1915; BEF 30th August 195 to 22nd January 1916.

9th September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th September 1914, posted 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th January 1916, O.C. No.1. Northbn Field Ambulance, shrapnel wound face & skull;  14th January 1916, Boulogne, 13 General Hospital, shrapnel wound face & skull, dangerously ill.

17th July 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, none; Children, none; Father, deceased; Mother, Martha Tucker, 3, Kenchester Street, South Lambeth; Brothers - Sgt? J?G Smale, 76175, age 30, 1142 Heavy Battery R.G.A. Rhine Army,76 Crescent? Lane, Clapham, Park;  E H Smale, age 23, 18738, Royal Air Force, 3, Kenchester Street, South Lambeth; F?J? Smale, age 18, 3, Kenchester Street, South Lambeth; Half Blood Brother - F J? Tucker, age 12, 3, Kenchester Street, South Lambeth; Sisters - Lilian C Isaacs, age 31, 2, Kenchester Street, South Lambeth.

Buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, VIII. C. 84., France.


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