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Private William Francis SHEEN, G/1729, 7th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action,  Flanders France, 29th September 1916, age 20.

24th June 1896, born Deptford, Greenwich, SE, son of James & Louisa Sheen, of 12, Faulkner Street, New Cross, London.

26th June 1899, Childeric Road School, Lewisham, admitted age 3, father, James Sheen, labourer, 63 Railway Terrace.


1911 Census - 12, Faulkner Street, New Cross - James Sheen, head, age 43, married, dock labourer, worker, born Deptford, London; Louisa Sheen, wife, age 42, married 18 years, 11 children, 7 still alive, born Southsea, Portsmouth; William Sheen, son, age 14, machine boy, biscuits? factory, worker, born New Cross, London; Louisa Sheen, daughter, age 13, school, born New Cross, London; Daisy Sheen, daughter, age 11, school, born New Cross, London; Edwin Sheen, son, age 8, born New Cross, London; Dorothy Sheen, daughter, age 7, born New Cross, London; John Sheen, son, age 5, born New Cross, London; Arthur Sheen, son, age 2, born New Cross, London.


4th July 1913, New Cross Station, appointed Cleaner, at 2/2 a week, London, Brighton & South Coast Railway.

Enlisted Deptford, SE.

26th July 1915, posted BEF.

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


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