The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lance Corporal J Hazelden


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Lance Corporal John HAZELDEN, G/795,  7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 27th May 1917.

Born Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, son of Henry & Martha Ann Hazelden,  10 Stratford Street, Tunbridge Wells, Kent / 6 Weare Road, High Brooms, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.


1911 Census - 1 Heath Hurst, Southwood Road, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells, Kent - Henry Hazelden, head, age 65, married, labourer on farm, worker, born Nutley, Sussex; Martha Hazelden, wife, age 60, married 38 years, 11 children, 10 still alive, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; Emily Hazelden, daughter, age 17, single, born Rusthall, Kent; John Hazelden, son, age 16, single, gardener, worker, born Rusthall, Kent; Reginald Hazelden, grandson, age 12, born Rusthall, Kent.


Enlisted Tunbridge Wells, Kent, age 19 years & 191 days, height 5ft 5⅞ inches, left testicle very diminutive. Formerly gardener.

Home, 3rd September 1914 to 31st May 1915; BEF, 1st June 1915 to 16th July 1916; Home, 17th July 1916 to 31st October 1916; BEF, 1st November 1916 to 27th May 1917.

Separation Allowance of 2/5 a week & Allotment of Pay of 3/6 a week paid to mother.

3rd September 1914, enlisted; 4th September 1914, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 4th September 1914, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 2nd May 1915, Aldershot, overstaying his pass from Tattoo till 7.00pm 3rd May 1915, 7 days confined to Barracks, forfeits 2 days pay; 1st June 1915, posted BEF; 27th August 1915, 38 Field Ambulance, Pont de Neppe, wounded, gun shot wound hand; 28th August 1915, transferred to 37 Field Ambulance Red Cross, Bailleul; 5th September 1915, rejoined Unit; 1st February 1916, qualified as a machine gunner; 3rd July 1916, 26 Field Ambulance, wounded, shrapnel wound left foot, chest & left thigh; 4th July 1916, Boulogne, 3rd Canadian General Hospital; 17th July 1916, to England on Hospital Ship Jan Breydel; 17th July 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 17th July 1916 to 16th August 1916, Military Hospital Eastbourne, gun shot wound chest; 16th August to 16th September 1916,  Convalescent Hospital Eastbourne,  gun shot wound chest; 11th September 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st November 1916, posted BEF & 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 11th March 1917, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal.

4th July 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Henry Hazelden, 6 Weare Road, High Brooms; Mother, Martha Ann Hazelden, 6 Weare Road, High Brooms; Brothers - William Hazelden, age 42, 78 Station Road, Copnor, Portsmouth; Eli? Hazelden, age 38, address no known; Sisters - Annie ????, age 44; Lottie? Ashby?, age 38,  21 St Johns Road, Scarborough; Beatty? Collins?, age 36, 2 Barnwell Road, Brixton; Mabel Hallett, age 32, 20 Great Brooms Road, High Brooms, Tunbridge Wells; Lily Vaughan, age 30; Kate Hazelden, age 28, 6 Weare Road, High Brooms, Tunbridge Wells; Emily Hazelden, age 26, 6 Weare Road, High Brooms, Tunbridge Wells; Nieces/Nephews, 19, address unknown; Aunt, Emily Rebecca Field, address not known.

Buried at Rookery British Cemetery, C. 26., Heninel, France. Commemorated Southborough War Memorial.


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