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Private Mortimer BARDEN, G/13047, 6th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders, France, death presumed on or after 7th October 1916. 

Born Hildenborough, Kent, son of Edwin & Harriett Barden, 4 Stone Cottages, Rising Lane, Hildenborough, Kent. Five brothers, one sister.


1911 Census - Hollanden, Hildenborough - Edwin Barden, head, age 66, married, domestic house painter, born Tonbridge, Kent; Harriett Barden, wife, age 56, married 36 years, 9 children, 8 still alive, born Wrotham, Kent; Louis Barden, son, age 21, single, farm labourer, born Hildenborough, Kent; Bertie Barden, son, age 17, single, house boy,  born Hildenborough, Kent; Mortimer Barden, son, age 15, single, house boy,  born Hildenborough, Kent.


Enlisted  Tonbridge, Kent, age 20, height 5 ft 8 inches, weight 119 lbs. Resided Stone Cottages, Hildenborough, Kent. Formerly gardener.

21st February 1916, enlisted; 22nd February 1916, to Army Reserve; 10th April 1916, mobilized; 11th April 1916, posted 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th July 1916, posted BEF & 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th July 1916, embarked; 15th July 1916, 40 Infantry Base Depot, Etaples; 21st July 1916 to 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 23rd July 1916, joined Battalion in the Field; 7th October 1916, posted missing.

1st September 1919 - Statement of Relatives - Father, Edwin Barden, 4 Stone Cottages, Hildenbrough; Mother, Harriett Barden, 4 Stone Cottages, Hildenbrough; Brothers - George Barden, age 45, 120 Shipbourne Road, Tonbridge; Horace S Barden, age 43, Godden Green, Kent; Arthur Edward Barden, age 42, Poles Farm, Hadlow; Louis Barden, age 29, 6 Locks Yard, Sevenoaks; Seth Barden, age 34, Hurst Green, Sussex; Sister - Constance Meopham, age 35, 34 Pembury Road, Tonbridge, Kent

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, Somme, France.

External link to Hildenborough Roll of Honour


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