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Private S T Baldock


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Private Stephen Thomas BALDOCK, G/5058,  2nd  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 29th October 1918, age 28, buried where he fell.

Born 1891, Lamberhurst / Brenchley, Kent,  Son of Charles Henry & Jane Ann Baldock, of Little Bayhall, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent  / 4 Woodland Villas, Hastings Road, Pembury, Kent.

Enlisted  Tonbridge, Kent, age 23, height 5 ft 6 inches, resided Little Bayhall, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells. Educated Lamberhurst, Kent. Formerly milkman. Unmarried.

Home 21st December 1914 to 28th April 1915; BEF France 29th April 1915 to 15th June 1915; Home 16th June 1915 to 14th February 1916; IEF 15th February 1916 to 19th June 1916; India 20th June 1916 to 6th April 1917; India EF 7th April 1917 to 29th October 1918.

21st  December 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 23rd December 1914, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 29th April 1915, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 28th May 1915, wounded, gun shot wound chest; 15th June 1915, to England; 16th June 1915, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 8th October 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 15th February 1916, posted Indian Expeditionary Force & 2nd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 17th February 1916, embarked Devonport; 23rd March 1916, disembarked Basrah; 20th June 1916 Invalided to India, from Basrah General Hospital, inguinal hernia; 7th April 1917, embarked Bombay; 15th April 1917, disembarked Basrah; 22nd April 1917, joined Battalion; 26th April 1917, admitted to Hospital; 1st May 1917, discharged from Hospital; 19th August 1917, with Unit; 1st February 1918, admitted to Hospital, inguinal hernia; 6th February 1918, Baghdad, admitted Convalescent Depot; 13th February 1918, discharged to Rest Camp; 27th February 1918, rejoined Battalion; 7th September 1918, embarked Bombay; 13th September 1918, disembarked Basrah; 12th October 1918, rejoined Unit in the Field; 22nd October 1919, personal possessions returned, letters, broach, wallet, photos, disc.

26th July 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Charles Henry Baldock, 4 Woodland Villas, Hastings Road, Pembury, Kent; Mother, Jane Ann Baldock, 4 Woodland Villas, Hastings Road, Pembury, Kent; Brothers, Charles Henry Baldock, age 33, Marshes Farm, Lamberhurst, John Wilfred Baldock, age 20, 4 Woodland Villas, Hastings Road, Pembury, Kent, Henry Baldock, age 18, 4 Woodland Villas, Hastings Road, Pembury, Kent; Sisters, Emily Jane Baldock, age 32, Lancashire, ??? Baldock, age27, Tunbridge Wells, Elizabeth Baldock, age 24, Tunbridge Wells, Jane Baldock, age 22, Birmingham, Kate Baldock, age 16, Pembury, Edith Baldock, age12, Pembury.

Buried at Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery,  XVIII.F. 1/29., Iraq.


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