The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lance Sergeant B E Hebbard


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Lance Serjeant Benjamin Edward HEBBARD, L/13340, 2nd Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of pneumonia, at 44 Casualty Clearing Station, Cologne, Germany, 19th June 1920.

1898, born Hackney, London, son of Frederick & Louisa Emma Hebbard.


1911 Census - 6 Stockmar Road, Hackney, London, NE - Frederick Hebbard, head, age 57, married, bootmaker, laster, worker, born Bethnal Green, London; Louisa Hebbard, wife, age 55, married 29 years, 7 children, 3 still alive, born St Lukes, London; Lily Hebbard, daughter, age 18, single, boot, button hole machinist, worker, born Hackney, London; Albert Hebbard, son, age 15, single, laboratory assistant, chemical, worker, born Hackney, London; Benjamin Hebbard, son, age 13, school, born Hackney, London.


Enlisted Clapham, London, age 17 years & 2 months, height 5ft 4½ inches. Resided 28 Margaret Street, Hackney, London. Formerly piano forte maker.

Home 27th April 1914 to 3rd February 1917; BEF 4th February 1917 to 6th February 1919.

27th April 1914, enlisted, 10th (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment, Service No.1257 / 420483; 24th July 1915, transferred to 2/10th Battalion, London Regiment; 28th April 1916, Ipswich, not complying with an order, 3 days confined to Barracks; 4th February 1917, posted BEF; 4th February 1917, Southampton, embarked; 5th February 1917, Havre, disembarked; 16th February 1918, granted leave to UK via Boulogne; 15th December 1918, appointed paid Lance Corporal; 6th February 1919, discharged.


Enlisted Leige, Belgium, age 21 years & 11 months, height 5ft 6 inches, weight 148lbs, fair muddy? complexion, grey eyes, fair golden hair, on left forearm two tattoo designs, upper arm blue anchor with superimposed red star. Resided 12 Aspland Grove, Amhurst Road, Hackney, London. Formerly solicitors clerk

Belgium 7th February 1919 to 4th May 1919; Home 5th May 1919 to 5th March 1920; Army of the Rhine 6th March 1920 to 19th June 1920.

7th February 1919,  enlisted to serve until 31st March 1923, posted Royal West Kent Regiment, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, appointed paid Lance Corporal; 5th May 1919, to UK for leave; 7th August 1919, posted as Private, Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 13th August 1919, posted Home Station Depot, 2nd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 30th August 1919, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 9th December 1919, appointed paid lance Corporal; 18th January 1920, Dover overstayed embarkation leave from Tattoo until reporting at 13.30 hours 19th January 1920, reprimanded, forfeits one days pay; 30th January 1920, Dover 2nd Class Certificate of Education; 6th March 1920, Dover, promoted Corporal; 1st May 1920, Germany, reverts to substantive rank of Private; 1st May 1920, appointed unpaid Lance Sergeant & paid Corporal; 19th June 1920, 44 Casualty Clearing Station, Cologne, cerebral embolism.

26th July 1920, date when Separation Allowance of 6/1 a week payable to mother, will cease.


Buried at  Cologne Southern Cemetery, VI. D. 22., Germany.

NOTE: Not included in Regimental History or Soldiers Died in the Great War, but included on CWGC web site.


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