The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private S C Baldock



Private Stanley Clifford BALDOCK, G/1228, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died at Kitchener Hospital, Brighton, Sussex, 1st August 1917, at 3.55am, age 21, from wounds received in action (6th April 1916) at Kemmel.

Born 6th June 1896, Jarvis Brook, Crowborough, Sussex. Eldest Son of James Robert & Fanny Harriett Baldock, of 2, Crowborough View, Jarvis Brook, Sussex.

Educated Fermer School, Crowborough, Sussex.

1911 Census - Crowborough View, Jarvis Brook, Sussex - James R Baldock, head, age 49, married, carpenter, born Rotherfield, Sussex; Fanny H Baldock, wife, age 49, married 18 years, 2 children, both still alive, born Maresfield, Sussex; Stanley C Baldock, son, age 14, school, born Crowborough, Sussex; James Baldock, son, age 10, school, born Crowborough, Sussex.

Enlisted Tunbridge Wells, Kent, age 19, height 5ft 8 inches served with the Expeditionary Force in France & Flanders. Unmarried...

Home 4th September 1914 to 30th September 1915; BEF 1st October 1915 to 13th April 1916; Home, 14th April 1916 to 1st August 1917.

4th September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 5th September 1914, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 24th October 1914, posted 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st October 1915, posted BEF & ?? Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment ; 14th April 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th April 1916, King Georges Hospital London, gun shot wound, spine; 15th July 1916,  Medical Board, discharge as permanently unfit. paraplegic, paralysed from the waist down; 3rd August 1916, discharged; 25th September 1916, admitted Welsh Manor Hospital, Crowborough, Sussex;  22nd December 1916, transferred to VAD Hospital, Wych Cross Place, Forest Row, Sussex; 21st June 1917, transferred to Kitchener Hospital, Brighton, Sussex.

Pension -  3rd August 1916, 25/- a week;  27/6 from 4th April 1917.

23rd June 1920, Statement of Relatives - Father, James Robert Baldock; Mother, Fanny Harriett Baldock; Brother, James Baldock, age 19.

Buried at  Brighton (Bear Road) Borough Cemetery,  ZHN. 10., Sussex.

NOTE: Not in Regimental History or Soldiers Died in the Great War but included on CWGC web site.

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