The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J E Barrows


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Private James Edward BARROWS, G/16039, 8th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, (gun shot wound, shoulder), at 5th London General Hospital, Lambeth, on 25th February 1919, at 3.15am, age 43.

Born Strood, Kent, son of James Edward and Mary Ann Barrows, of Strood, Kent.

8th August 1898, Strood, Kent, married Eliza Annie Pound, of 25 Bartons Alley, Strood, Rochester, Kent / 138, Upper Luton Road, Chatham, Kent./ 4 Newark Street, Station Road, Strood, Kent.


1911 Census - 12 Commercial Road, Strood, Kent - James Barrows, head, age 35, married, fisherman, own account, born Strood, Kent; Annie Barrows, wife age 34, married 12 years, no children, born Rochester, Kent; Alice Lewis, niece, age 14, day girl, born Strood, Kent; Emma Lewis, niece, age 10, school, born Rochester, Kent; Agnes Lewis, niece, age 3, born Strood, Kent.


Enlisted Rochester, Kent, age 38, height 5ft 5 inches, weight 127lbs. Resided 25 Bartons Alley, Strood, Rochester, Kent. Formerly fisherman.

Home 10th December 1915 to 31st October 1916; BEF 1st November 1916 to 15th February 1918; Home 16th February 1918 to 25th February 1919.

10th December 1915, enlisted; 11th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 16th June 1916, mobilized; 20th June 1916, posted 12th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 9th July 1916, Aldershot, overstaying his pass from midnight 9th July 1916 till 8.00am 10th July 1916, 3 days confined to Barracks, forfeits 1 days pay; 1st September 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 18th September 1916, overstaying his pass from 12.1am until 7.45pm, 7 days confined to Barracks, forfeits 1 days pay; 1st November 1916, posted BEF; 3rd November 1916, posted 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 28th January 1918, bullet wound left shoulder; 16th February 1918, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 16th February 1918 to 25th February 1919, 5th London General Hospital, Lambeth, bomb wound left arm compound fracture, died from operation shock, 2.30am.

31st August 1919, Separation Allowance of 12/6 a week to be paid until this date.

1st September 1919, pension of 13/9 a week awarded to widow.

Buried at Rochester (Strood) Cemetery, B.138., Kent.


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