The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private S C Christmas


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Private Sydney Charles CHRISTMAS, G/12061, 7th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, Flanders France, death assumed on 30th September 1916, age 23.

Born Wilmington, Kent, son of Ernest Alfred and Sarah Elizabeth Christmas, of Harvel, Gravesend, Kent.


1911 Census - Harvel Hill, Harvel, Meopham, Kent - Ernest Alfred Christmas, head, age 46, married, commercial traveller, (provisions trade), born York Town, Surrey; Sarah Elizabeth Christmas, wife, age 42, married 21 years, 4 children, all still alive, born Wood Green, Middlesex; Ernest William Christmas, son, age 19, single, poultry farming, own account, born Wilmington, Kent; Sydney Charles Christmas, son, age 18, single, market gardening, own account, born Wilmington, Kent; May Christmas, daughter, age 16, single, born St Albans, Hertfordshire; Helena Christmas, daughter, age 15, single, school, born West Thurrock, Essex; Sarah Ann Bone, mother in law, age 72, widow, private means, born Hackney, Middlesex; John Stephens, servant, age 70, single, farm labourer, casual, born East Peckham, Kent.


Enlisted Gravesend, Kent, age 22 years & 286 days, height 5ft 3½ inches, weight 125lbs, hammer toe both feet.  Resided Harold Hill, Meopham, Kent. Formerly market gardener.

Home 13th November 1915 to 2nd July 1916; BEF 3rd July 1916 to 30th September 1916.

13th November 1915, enlisted; 14th November 1915, to Army Reserve; 9th February 1916, mobilized; 10th February 1916, posted 12th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd July 1916, posted BEF; 4th July 1916, embarked; 6th July 1916, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 13th July 1916, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 30th September 1916, posted missing.

25th August 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Ernest Alfred Christmas; Mother, Sarah Elizabeth Christmas; Brother - Ernest William Christmas, age 28, The Bungalow, Harvel Green, Meopham, Kent ; Sister - May Christmas, age 25, Harvel Hill, Meopham, Kent; Helena Christmas, age 23, Harvel Hill, Meopham, Kent.

Buried at Mill Road Cemetery, XVIII. G. 1., Thiepval, Somme, France & at  Christ Church, Milton-next-Gravesend, Kent


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