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Private William SEMARK, G/3918, 7th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death assumed on or after, 19th November 1916, age 38.

1878, born Penge, Kent, son of James & Eliza A Semark.

20th January 1901, Penge, Surrey, William Semark, age 23,  married Beatrice Dudley, (born 15th April 1883), 45, Blandford Road, Beckenham, Kent.

Children - Blanche Helen Semark, born 25th August 1903; Beatrice Fanny Semark, born 17th September 1905; Frances Emma Semark, born 20th January 1910.


1911 Census - 45, Blandford Road, Beckenham, Kent - William Semark, head, age 31, married, carpenter, Hays Wharf, worker, born Beckenham, Kent; Beatrice Semark, wife, age 28, married 10 years, 4 children, all still alive, born Lee Green, Kent; William Dudley Semark, son, age 10, school, born Beckenham, Kent; Blanche Helen Semark, daughter, age 7, born Beckenham, Kent; Beatrice Fanny Semark, daughter, age 5, born Beckenham, Kent; Frances Emma Semark, daughter, age 1, born Beckenham, Kent.


Children - Frederick Semark, born 1915 December Quarter, Bromley District.

Enlisted Bromley, Kent, age 35, height 5ft 6 inches, weight 167lbs.  Resided Beckenham, Kent. Formerly carpenter.

Home 20th September 1914 to 16th September 1915; BEF 17th September 1915 to 19th November 1916.

20th September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 29th September 1914, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 26th October 1914, posted 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 18th September 1915, posted BEF & 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 19th November 1916, posted missing.

1st October 1917, pension of 26/3 a week awarded to widow and three children.

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

NOTE: Regimental History & Soldiers Died in the Great War both show lastname as SEAMARK; CWGC web site show it as SEMARK. Service records show it as SEMARK.


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