The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Sergeant H Boakes


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Serjeant Harry BOAKES,  G/1208, 6th   Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders, France,  9th August 1918, age 19.

Born Sundridge, Kent, son of Harry and Mabel A. E. Boakes, of Fir Tree Cottage, Goathurst Common, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent.


1911 Census - Smallstone Cottages, Goathurst Common, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent - Harry Boakes, head, age 35, married, quarryman, born Ide Hill, Sundridge; Mabel Boakes, wife, age 34, married 15 years, 8 children, 7 still alive, born Loose, Maidstone; Violet Boakes, daughter, age 14, single, born Ide Hill, Sundridge; Harry Boakes, son, age 12, school, Ide Hill, Sundridge; William Boakes, son, age 10, school, born  Goathurst Common, Sundridge; Nelson, Boakes, son, age 7, school, Goathurst Common, Sundridge; Carrie Boakes, daughter, age 5, born Goathurst Common, Sundridge; Susan Boakes, daughter, age 3, born Goathurst Common, Sundridge; Walter Boakes, son, age 1, born Goathurst Common, Sundridge.
Child who died was John Boakes, born Ide Hill, Sundridge.


Enlisted Tonbridge, Kent.

22nd September 1915, posted BEF.

 Buried at Ville-sur-Ancre Communal Cemetery Extension, B.17., Somme, France. Commemorated at  Ide Hill War Memorial, St Marys Church.


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