The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private A J Harding


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Private  Alfred John HARDING, L/10087,  6th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death presumed, 3rd July 1916, age 25.

Born Egerton, Kent, son of Alfred J. Harding, of Leacon Cottage, Great Chart, Ashford, Kent.


1911 Census - Little Singleton, Great Chart, Ashford, Kent - Stephen Saunders Ifield, head, age 70, married, labourer, worker, farm, born Egerton; Eliza A Ifield, wife, age 61, married 44 years, 5 children, 4 still alive, born Hothfield; William T Ifield, son, age 32, single, labourer, worker, farm, born Egerton; Alfred J Harding, grandson, age 19, single, labourer, worker, farm, born Egerton; Alfred Croucher, lodger, age 26, single, groom domestic, born Godmison?; Florence E Harding, grandaughter, age 4, born Ulcomb.


Husband of Theresa M. Harding, of Little Singleton, Great Chart, Ashford, Kent.

Enlisted Ashford, Kent, age 19 years & 3 months, height 5ft 5⅝ inches, weight 115lbs, slight bow legged. Formerly labourer.

17th February 1913, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 4th July 1913, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th September 1913, Dublin, absent from Tattoo until 10.10pm, 5 days confined to Barracks; 14th August 1914, posted BEF; 26th April 1915, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 16th June 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 8th May 1916, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 8th June 1916, embarked; 9th June 1916 disembarked; 20th June 1916, joined Battalion, In the Field; 3rd July 1916, posted missing.

5th March 1917, pension of 15/- a week awarded to widow & one child.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, France.


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