The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private T H B Christopher


Private Thomas Halps Bishop CHRISTOPHER,  G/5830, 6th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, Flanders France, 28th December 1918, age 41.

Son of Harry and Maria Christopher, of Cold Harbour, Dorset.

21st December 1877, Sherborne, Dorset, baptism of Thomas Halps Bishop Christopher, son of Henry, (basket maker), & Maria Christopher, Coldharbour.

15th July 1900, St John the Evangelist, Walworth, Thomas Halps Bishop Christopher, age 22, bachelor, cork cutter, 76 York Street, father Henry Christopher, basket maker, married Eugenie Elizabeth Redding, spinster, age 22, stay finisher, 76 York Street, father Ernest Redding, lace maker.

Child - Thomas Henry Christopher, born 7 January 1901,  baptised 17th February 1901, at St John the Evangelist, Walworth.

1911 Census - 27, Hornby Road, Peckham - Thomas Christopher, head, age 33, married, cork cutter, cork factory, born Sherborne, Somerset; Eugenie Christopher, wife, age 33, married 11 years, 6 children, 2 still alive, born Islington, London; Thomas Christopher, son, age 10, born Walworth, London; Violet Christopher, daughter, age 5 months, born Camberwell; Jane Redding, grandmother, age 80, widow, married 60 years, born Finsbury, London.

Enlisted Southwark, SE.  Resided 27, Hornby Road, Peckham, SE.

Buried at  Camberwell Old Cemetery, (Forest Hill Road),  85. 25580., Commemorated at Screen Wall, London.

CWGC Notes - This cemetery contains 291 First World War burials. The war graves plot is in the north-east corner of the cemetery and contains two screen walls. One commemorates almost 160 casualties buried in the plot, the other bears the names of those buried in the remaining war graves scattered throughout the cemetery that could not be individually marked. The war graves plot also contains a group of special memorials to the 14 casualties of the Second World War buried in the cemetery. 

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