The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Sergeant N Baron


Serjeant Nehemiah BARON, S/554, 8th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders, France, 1st September 1916, age 38.

Born St Thomas, Blackburn, Lancashire, son of W. E. Baron of 62, Coddington St., Blackburn, Lancashire.

23rd November 1907, St Thomas Church Blackburn, married Ann Elizabeth Canavan, 65, Coddington St., Blackburn, Lancashire.

Children: Nehemiah Baron, born 11th July 1908, 65, Coddington St., Blackburn; Elizabeth Baron, born 26th January 1910, 65, Coddington St., Blackburn; Annie Baron, born 8th January 1913, 65, Coddington St., Blackburn.

1911 Census - 62, Coddington St., Blackburn - Nehemiah Baron, head, age 32, married, cotton weaver, born Blackburn, Lancashire; Ann Elizabeth Baron, wife, age 30, married 4 years, 2 children both still alive, rover in the cotton mill, cotton weaving, born Blackburn, Lancashire; Nehemiah Baron, son, age 3, born Blackburn, Lancashire; Elizabeth Baron, daughter, age 1, born Blackburn, Lancashire.

Previously served 12 years with Kings Royal Rifles, 495, completion of Service.

Enlisted Blackburn, Lancashire, age 35, height 5 ft 4 inches, weight 123 lbs,  resided at 62, Coddington St., Blackburn, Lancashire.. Formerly weaver.

Home 7th September 1914 to 29th August 1915; BEF 30th August 1915 to 1st September 1916.

7th September 1914, enlisted; 8th September 1914, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th September 1914, posted 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 29th September 1914, promoted Corporal; 1st November 1914, promoted Lance Sergeant; 10th December 1914, Worthing, (drunk on 2.00pm parade), deprived of stripe; 10th May 1915, appointed unpaid Lance Sergeant; 1st October 1915, promoted Sergeant; 24th November 1915 to 2nd December 1915, furlough; 8th June 1916, wounded, slight, at duty.

26th March 1917, pension of 24/- a week awarded to widow and three children.

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

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