The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Acting Sergeant Charles Henry


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Acting Sergeant Charles HENRY, G/5179,  2nd  Battalion,  "A" Company, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, (gun shot wounds, left arm), No.8. British Field Ambulance, Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 18th April 1916.

Enlisted Woolwich, Kent, age 21 years & 303 days, height 5ft 7½ inches, weight 147lbs, two boil scars right side of neck.  Resided The Cottage, Manor Way, Blackheath, Kent. An Apprentice engineer at Vickers and Maxim, Ltd.

Home 30th December 1914 to 30th September 1915; BEF 1st October 1915 to 19th October 1915; Home 2th October 1915 to 9th December 1915; Indian Expeditionary Force, 10th December 1915 to 18th April 1916.

Next of Kin (Uncle), John Dobson, The Cottage, Manor Way, Blackheath, Kent. 

30th December 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 6th January 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 27th January 1915, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 27th May 1915, appointed paid Lance Corporal; 20th August 1915, appointed Acting Corporal; 1st October 1915, posted BEF & 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th October 1915, near Ypres, rifle bullet; 8th October 1915, 17 Casualty Clearing Station;  9th October 1915 to 18th October 1915, Camp Boulogne; 18th October 1915 to 20th October 1915, 11 General Hospital Boulogne; 20th October 1915 to 16th November 1915, The Military Hospital, Endell Street, London, WC, gun shot wound right forearm, 3" above wrist, no exit wound, with ????? paralysis of ring & little finger, bullet recovered, wound healed, no paralysis; 17th November 1915, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 27th November 1915, posted 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 10th December 1915, posted Indian Expeditionary Force & 2nd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 10th December 1915, embarked Keyham Dockyard; 8th January 1916, disembarked, Ashar; 8th January 1916, appointed Acting Sergeant.

23rd August 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, John Dobson, Brook Farm, Oldland, Bristol, Gloucestershire; Mother, Edith May Dobson, Brook Farm, Oldland, Bristol, Gloucestershire; Brother - William Edwin Dobson, age 22, Brook Farm, Oldland, Bristol, Gloucestershire.

Buried at Amara War Cemetery, XXI. G. 17.,  Iraq.

NOTE: Regimental History & Soldiers Died in the Great War both show rank as Corporal; CWGC web site show rank as Serjeant.

see DOBSON the true family name.


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