The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Sergeant C E Barden


Sergeant Conrad Ernest BARDEN, L/9603, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, France and Flanders, 4th October 1917, age 26.

1891,June Quarter, born Hampstead, Middlesex, enlisted Woolwich, Kent, son of Ernest James and Elvina Mary Barden, of "Newlyn", Upton Road, Bexley Heath, Kent / "Stanmore," Upton Road, Bexley Heath, Kent. 

1911 Census - 3 Meadow Terrace, Meadow Road, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells - Alice Hersey, 36 single, born Nulfield, Surrey; Conrad Ernest Barden, boarder, age 19, single, clerk. born Hampstead, Middlesex.

12th August 1916, Parish Church, Chatham, married Mary Elizabeth Hemingway, spinster, of 10 Highthorn Street, Amley, Leeds, Yorkshire

Enlisted, Woolwich, age 20. Formerly clerk.

Home 7th June 1911 to 13th September 1914; BEF 14th September 1914 to 23rd May 1915; Home 24th May 1915 to 8th May 1917; BEF 9th May 1917 to 4th October 1917.

7th June 1911, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 30th June 1911, 3rd Class Certificate of Education, 6th September 1911, 2nd Class Certificate of Education; 10th October 1911, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 10th February 1914, 1st Class Certificate of Education; 23rd March 1914, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 19th May 1914, appointed paid Lance Corporal; 24th August 1914, promoted Corporal; 22nd November 1914, appointed Acting Sergeant; 28th April 1915, wounded, gun shot wound to chest; 23rd May 1915, to England; 1st February 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 4th September 1916, appointed Acting Sergeant; 2nd December 1916, promoted Sergeant; 9th May 1917, posted BEF.

Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 106 to 108, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen,  Belgium.

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