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Private William BARNARD, G/12060,  7th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders, France, 27th September 1916,  age 30.

Born Stoke, Kent, son of Alfred Owen & Ellen Barnard, of Webbs Cottages, Bells Lane, Hoo, Rochester, Kent.

29th October 1905, Baptism of William Barnard, parents Alfred Owen & Ellen Barnard.


1911 Census - Church Street, Hoo - Alfred Barnard, head, age 45, married, labourer in gravel pit, born Grain, Kent; Ellen Barnard, wife, age 45, married 24 years, 12 children, 5 still alive, born Strood, Kent; William Barnard, son, age 18, single, labourer in gravel pit. born Stoke, Kent; George Barnard, son, age 16, single, farm labourer, born Stoke, Kent; Daisy Barnard, daughter, age 10, born Stoke, Kent; Harold Barnard, son, age 4, born Stoke, Kent; Alfred Drage, son in law, age 21, married, Government worker, born Hoo, Kent; Ada Drage, daughter, age 20, married 2 years, 1 child still alive, born Stoke, Kent; Dorothy Drage, grand daughter, age 2, born Hoo, Kent; Floyd Emma, mother in law, age 77, widow, born Milton nr Sittingbourne, Kent.


Enlisted, Rochester, Kent, age 22, height 5 ft 8½ inches, weight 139 lbs.  Resided Clay Hill, Hoo, Kent. Formerly labourer.

Home 9th December 1915 to 2nd July 1916; BEF 3rd July 1916 to 27th September 1916.

9th December 1915, enlisted; 9th December 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 for France; 5th July 1916, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 13th July 1916, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

26th August 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Ellen Barnard, Webbs Cottages, Bells Lane, Hoo; Father, Alfred Owen Barnard; Mother, Ellen Barnard; Brothers - George Barnard, age 24; Albert Barnard, age 12; Roland? Barnard, age 7; Sisters - ????, age 22?; Ada Dasey? Barnard, age 19.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, Somme, France.

External link to Hoo Roll of Honour


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