The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Captain A K Harding


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Captain Arthur Keith HARDING, 10th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, 24th October 1918, age 26.

1892 September Quarter, born Maidstone, Kent, son of Robert and Alice Harding, of 24, Chesfield Road, Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey. 


1911 Census - 1 Somerset Road, Norbiton, Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey - Robert Harding, head, age 52, married, upholsterer, worker, born Gravesend, Kent; Alice Harding, wife, age 48, married 27 years, 9 children, 8 still alive, born Cranbrook, Kent; Winifred Annie Harding, daughter, age 20, single, folder, book binding, worker, born Maidstone, Kent; Arthur Keith Harding, son, age 18, single, student teacher, County Council, worker, born Maidstone, Kent; Victor Robert Harding, son, age 16, single, school, born Maidstone, Kent; Edna Phyllis Harding, daughter, age 13, school, born Shepherds Bush, London; Edward Reginald, Harding, son, age 11, school, born Shepherds Bush, London; Dorothy Harding, daughter, age 9, school, born Shepherds Bush, London. 


Private / Lance Corporal, 18 Royal Fusiliers, Service No.PS/1588; 5th August 1916, 2nd Lieutenant Royal West Kent Regiment; 5th February 1918, Lieutenant Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st April 1918, Captain, Royal West Kent Regiment.

14th November 1915, posted BEF.

2nd April 1919, Probate - Arthur Keith Harding, of Carlton Villa, Cherfield Road, Kingston-on-Thames. Captain Royal West Kent Regiment died 24th October 1918, in France. Administration London 2nd April to Robert Harding, upholsterer. Effects £268 3s 5d.

Buried at Heestert Military Cemetery, D. 1., Belgium. Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment Cenotaph.

AWARDS: MC


London Gazette 18th August 1916.

The under mentioned cadets to be temporary 2nd Lieutenants, (on probation) : 5 August 1916. - Arthur Keith Harding.

London Gazette 28th October 1916.

The under mentioned temporary 2nd Lieutenants, from Reserve  Battalions, to be temporary 2nd Lieutenants  (attached), retaining their Army seniority -  A K Harding

London Gazette 27th November 1916.

The under mentioned temporary 2nd Lieutenants, (attached) (unless otherwise stated) are transferred to Service Battalions, with seniority shown against their names: 

Royal West Kent Regiment -  A. K. Harding. 5th August 1916.

London Gazette 18th March 1918.

Royal West Kent Regiment -  Temporary 2nd Lieutenant A. K. Harding, to be temporary Lieutenant. 5th February 1918.

London Gazette 17th July 1918.

Royal West Kent Regiment -  Temporary Lieutenant A. K. Harding, to be acting Captain (additional). 1st April 1918.

London Gazette 26th July 1918.

Royal West Kent Regiment - The under mentioned temporary Lieutenants (acting Captains) to be temporary Captains:

 24th March 1918. - A K Harding.

London Gazette 1st January 1919.

His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the under mentioned rewards for distinguished service in connection with Military Operations in France and Flanders:

AWARDED THE MILITARY CROSS

Temporary Captain Arthur Keith Harding, 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.


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