The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Sergeant T J Lade


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Serjeant Thomas John LADE, G/16162, 6th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders, France, 21st September 1918, age 33. 

Born Frant, Sussex, enlisted 10th December 1915, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, age 30, height 5ft 4 inches, weight 123lbs, resided 65 Hillview Road, Rusthall,  Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Formerly postman.

Son of George and Ellen Lade, of Mannings Farm, Frant Forest, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Husband of Lily Lade (nee Burridge), of 65, Hillview Road, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Married 9th October 1912, St Marks Church, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Child - Herbert John Lade, born 8th April 1916, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Postings - Home, 10th December 1915 to 17th October 1916; BEF, 18th October 1916 to 6th July 1917; Home, 7th July 1917 to 29th March 1918; BEF, 30th March 1918 to 21st September 1918.

12th September 1916, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 1st December 1916, appointed Lance Corporal & appointed Acting Corporal; 7th July 1917 to 24th August 1917, Central Military Hospital Winchester, trench fever; 4th September 1917 to 29th December 1917, Easter Command Depot, Shoreham-by-Sea, trench fever; 1st February 1918, appointed permanent rank of Lance Corporal; 6th April 1918 reverts to rank of Private; 6th April 1918, appointed Lance Corporal; 20th April 1918, appointed Acting Corporal; 1st May 1918, promoted Corporal;  23rd August 1918, appointed Acting Sergeant.

8th April 1919, pension of 32/4 a week awarded to widow and one child.

 Commemorated at Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, IV. D. 9., Epehy, France.

AWARDS: MM


London Gazette 11th February 1919.

His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the award of the Military Medal for bravery in the Field to the under mentioned Warrant Officers, Non Commissioned Officers and Men:

Royal West Kent Regiment - 16162 Cpl. (A/Sjt.) Lade, T J, 6th Battalion, (Rusthall).


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