The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private W H Chivers


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Private William Horace CHIVERS, G/10776,  11th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 7th October 1916, age 21.

Born Chelsea, London, SW, son of Joseph Ernest & Edith Chivers, of 105 Choumert Road, Peckham, London.


1911 Census - 254 High Road, Wood Green, London, N. - Joseph Ernest Chivers, head, age 59, married, master butcher, own account, born Windsor, Buckinghamshire; Edith Chivers, wife, age 45, married 22 years, 5 children, 3 still alive, born Walworth, Surrey; Arthur Chivers, son, age 20, single, chemists apprentice, born Chelsea, Middlesex; Alfred Charles Chivers, son, age 17, single, school, training for a teacher, born Chelsea, Middlesex; William Horace Chivers, son, age 15, single, clerk boot factory, born Chelsea, Middlesex.


Enlisted Lewisham, SE, age 20 years & 169 days, height 6 foot, weight 140lbs, scar below left knee.  Resided 25 Broadfield Road, Hither Green, SE. Formerly traveller.

Home 6th November 1915 to 2nd May 1916; BEF 3rd May 1916 to 7th October 1916.

5th November 1915, enlisted & posted 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 2nd May 1916, Southampton, embarked; 3rd May 1916, posted BEF; 3rd May 1916, Havre, disembarked.

16th August 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, dead; Mother, Edith Chivers, 105 Choumert Road, Peckham; Brothers - Arthur Chivers, age 28, 57 Danby Street, Peckham, SE; Alfred Charles Chivers, age 25, 114 Welsh Park, Hornsey, London, N.

Buried at Warlencourt British Cemetery, V. A. 35., Pas de Calais, France.


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