The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J G S Baulcomb


Private John George Spendlove BAULCOMBE,   G/18288,  6th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, Flanders, France,  3rd May 1917, age 28.

Born Christ Church, Eastbourne, Sussex, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Baulcomb, of 221, Seaside, Eastbourne, Sussex.

4th March 1914, Christ Church, Eastbourne, Sussex, married Eleanor Rose Lamb, of 148 Seaside, Eastbourne, Sussex / 1 Beamsley Road, Eastbourne, Sussex / 20, Ringwood Rd., Eastbourne, Sussex.

Enlisted  Eastbourne, Sussex, age 26, height 5ft 2½ inches, weight 110lbs. Resided 148 Seaside, Eastbourne, Sussex. Formerly brass plate engraver.

Home 8th December 1915 to 5th September 1916; BEF 6th September 1916 to 12th October 1916; Home 13th October 1916 to 6th March 1917; BEF 7th March 1917 to 3rd May 1917.

8th December 1915, enlisted; 9th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 8th April 1916, mobilized; 11th April 1916, posted 12th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st September 1916, transferred to 23rd Brigade Training Reserve & posted to 99th Battalion; 6th September 1916, posted BEF; 13th October 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 16th February 1917, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th March 1917, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

26th November 1917, pension of 13/9 a week awarded to widow.

Commemorated at Arras Memorial, Bay 7, Pas de Calais, France. / Eastbourne Roll of Honour


Regimental History shows initials as J C S, but Soldiers Died in the Great War and CWGC web site show them as J G S;

CWGC web site shows first names as John George Spendlove.but Soldiers Died in the Great War show them as John George Spendlaw;

CWGC web site spells name BAULCOMB.

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