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Private J E H Champion


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Private John Ernest Henry CHAMPION, TF/1330,   1st/5th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died, India, 16th September 1915, age 20.

17th October 1895, born Herne Hill, Kent, son of Frederick and Mary Champion, of 22, Lucas Road, Penge, London.

2nd February 1896, Herne Hill, Southwark, baptism of John Ernest Henry Champion, son of Frederick Henry (engine driver) & Mary Champion, 28 London Road, Herne Hill.


1911 Census - 7, Lucas Road, Penge, SE - Frederick Champion, head, age 36, married, engine fitter, flour mill, born Beckenham, Kent;  Mary Champion, wife, age 37, married 16 years, 7 children, 6 still alive, born Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk; John Champion, son, age 15, single, oil shop assistant, born Herne Hill, Surrey; Constance Champion, daughter, age 11, school, born Beckenham, Kent; Maude Champion, daughter, age 10, school, born Beckenham, Kent; Frederick Champion, son, age 7, born Beckenham, Kent; Florence Champion, daughter, age 5, born Beckenham, Kent;   William Champion, son, age 1,born Beckenham, Kent. 


Enlisted Beckenham, Kent. Resided Penge, Kent.

Commemorated at Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial, Face 7, India.


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