The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J W Barham


Private John William BARHAM, G/13473, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, France and Flanders, 9th April 1917.

Born Fakenham, Suffolk, son of John Barham, Charity Cottage, Fakenham, Suffolk.

1911 Census - Fakenham, Suffolk - John Barham, head, age 56, married, stockman on farm, born Fakenham, Suffolk; Louisa Barham, wife, age 48, married 16 years, one child, still alive, born Waldingfield, Suffolk; John William Barham, son, age 16, single, cowman on farm, born Fakenham, Suffolk.

Next of Kin (Aunt) - Elizabeth Caroline Gorham, Tuddenham St Martin, nr Ipswich, Suffolk.

Elisted Ipswich, Suffolk, age 21, height 5ft 6 inches, weight 127lbs. Formerly cowman on farm. Resided Charity Cottage, Fakenham, Suffolk.

11th December 1915, enlisted; 12th December 1915, posted Army Reserve; 4th April 1916, mobilized; 7th April 1916, posted 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 22nd July 1916, posted BEF; 14th July 1916, embarked; 15th July 1916, disembarked; 1st August 1916, joined Battalion, "C" Company; 21st August 1916, Field Ambulance NYD; 1st September 1916, 16 Hospital, scarlet fever; 26th October 1916, joined Battalion, "C" Company; 9th April 1917, wounded & missing.

21st August 1919, Statement of Relatives-  Aunt, Elizabeth Caroline Gorham, age 49, Tuddenham St Martin, nr Ipswich, Suffolk.

Commemorated at Arras Memorial, Bay 7, Pas de Calais, France.

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