The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lance Corporal I Ironmonger


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Lance Corporal Ira IRONMONGER, G/2774, 8th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death presumed on or since 26th September 1915.

Born Higham, Rochester, Kent, son of Thomas Henry & Mary Ann Ironmonger.


1911 Census - 4 Telegraph Hill, Higham, Rochester, Kent - Thomas Henry Ironmonger, head, age 38, married, Department Foreman, Uralite Manufacturer, Builders Materials, worker, born All Hallows, Kent; Mary Ann Ironmonger, wife, age 26, married 13 years, 2 children, both still alive, born Ightham, Kent; Cecil Ironmonger, son, age 12, school, born Higham, Kent; Norman Ironmonger, son, age 3, born Higham, Kent; * Frank Charles Ironmonger, brother, age 19, single, Army, Royal West Surrey Regiment;  Ira Ironmonger, brother, age 16, single, farm labourer, worker, born Higham, Kent; Robert Thurlow, boarder, age 22, game keeper, game farm, worker, born Stonham Aspall, Suffolk; Alfred Marshall Jeffery, boarder, age 24, farm labourer, worker, born East Peckham, Kent.

* Corporal Frank Charles Ironmonger, 2nd Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment, Service No. L/9689, died 30th October 1914.


Enlisted 7th September 1914, Chatham, Kent, age 20 years & 26 days, height 5ft 9½ inches, weight 140lbs.  Formerly labourer.

Home 7th September 1914 to 29th August 1915; BEF 30th August 1915 to 26th September 1915.

7th September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th September 1914, posted 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 21st December 1914, promoted Lance Corporal; 30th August 1915, posted BEF; 26th September 1915, posted missing.

Commemorated at Loos Memorial, Panel 95 to 97, France.


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