The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private V G Crockford


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Private Vernon George CROCKFORD, G/9457, 11th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, (attached 122nd Trench Mortar Battery), killed in action, Flanders France, death presumed on or after, 15th September 1916, age 26.

Born, Sydenham, Kent, son of Emily Mary (Amy) Crockford, of 49, St. Fillan's Road, Catford, London.


1911 Census - The Woodman, 31 High Street, Sydenham, Kent - Emily Mary Crockford, head, age 56, widow, licensed victualler, born Sydenham, Kent; Vernon G Crockford, son, age 20, single, clerk, engineers, born Sydenham, Kent; Mary Cornwell, servant, age 37, widow, cook, general domestic, born Bermondsey; Frederick Honard, barman, age 27, single, barman & cellarman, born Barking, Essex; Ida Sarchin, barman, age 19, single, barman, born Grays Inn Road.


Enlisted Lewisham, age 25 years & 40 days, height 5ft 8¼ inches, weight 130lbs, 2 moles below left nipple.

9th August 1915, enlisted; 15th September 1916, wounded.

13th August 1919, Statement of Relatives - unmarried; Father, dead; Mother, Emily Mary Crockford, 49, St. Fillan's Road, Catford; Brother, George Clement Crockford, age 40, House? of Refuge, Chatham, Ontario, Canada.

Buried at Bulls Road Cemetery, II. F. 1., Flers, Somme, France.


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