The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private W R Croucher


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Private William Robert CROUCHER, G/23102,  6th  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died at Prisoners Hospital, Wittenberg, Germany at 1.00pm., 7th September 1917.

Born  East Farleigh Kent.

10th October 1895, West Malling, Kent, married Emily Hodge, spinster, 51 Church Road, Swanscombe, Kent.

Children - Mabel Marian Croucher, born 26th December 1895, 43 Church Road, Swanscombe Kent; Wallace Croucher, born 1st August 1897, 51 Church Road, Swanscombe Kent.


1911 Census - 51 Church Road, Swanscombe, Greenhithe, Kent - William Croucher, head, age 34, married, chalk quarryman, cement works, born West Farleigh, Kent; Emily Croucher, wife, age 42, married 16 years, 2 children, both still alive, born West Malling, Kent; Mabel Croucher, daughter, age 15, single, general servant, domestic, born East Greenwich, Kent; Wallace Croucher, son, age 13, school, born Swanscombe, Kent.


Enlisted Gravesend Kent, age 40 years & 120 days, height 5ft 4¾ inches, weight 158lbs.  Resided 51 Church Road, Swanscombe Kent. Formerly builders labourer.

Home 11th December 1915 to 31st December 1916; BEF 1st January 1917 to 7th September 1917.

Separation Allowance of 9/6 a week and Allotment of pay of 3/6 a week paid to wife.

11th December 1915, enlisted; 12th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 12th October 1916, mobilized; 14th October 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st January 1917, posted BEF; 2nd January 1917, embarked / disembarked; 22nd January 1917, joined Battalion, "B" Company; 3rd May 1917, posted missing.

20th May 1918, pension of 15/- a week awarded to widow.

29th March 1920, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Emily Croucher, 51 Church Road, Swanscombe Kent; Children, Mabel Croucher, born 26th December 1895, 43 Church Road, Swanscombe Kent; Wallace Croucher, born 1st August 1897, 51 Church Road, Swanscombe Kent.

Buried at Berlin South-Western Cemetery,  XIV. B. 7. Berlin, Brandenburg, Germany. Commemorated on Swanscombe War Memorial.


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