The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private A V Hibbin


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Private Albert Victor HIBBIN, G/15325, 6th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, (gun shot wound, lung), whilst a Prisoner of War at Feldlag Caudry, France, 2nd December 1917.  

1888, born Denton, Gravesend, Kent, son of Charles John & Matilda Ann Hibbin.

1911 Census - Hope Cottage, Victoria Road, Denton, Gravesend, Kent - John Hibbin, head, age 74, married, born Nursted, Meopham, Kent, paralysed age 70; Mary Jane Hibbin, wife, age 71, married 50 years, 9 children, 5 still alive, born Detling, Maidstone, Kent; Albert Victor Hibbin, grandson, age 23, single, postman, GPO, born Denton, Gravesend, Kent; Winifred May Hibbin, grandaughter, age 15, single, born Denton, Gravesend, Kent.

1911 Census - Kemble Cottage, Victoria Road, Denton, Gravesend, Kent - Charles John Hibbin, head, age 49, married, platelayer, South Eastern & Chatham Railway, worker, born Milton next Gravesend, Kent; Matilda Ann Hibbin, wife, age 51, married 27 years, 4 children, 3 still alive, born Bathford, Somerset; Edward Thomas Hibbin, son, age 20, single, dairyman, worker, born Denton, Gravesend, Kent; George Hibbin, son, age 17, single, dairyman, own account, born Denton, Gravesend, Kent. 

6th September 1911, Milton next to Gravesend, Kent, married Elizabeth Ellen Gosling, spinster, Kemble Cottage, Victoria Road, Denton, Kent.

Child - Kenneth Charles Hibbin, born 12th November 1912, Denton, Kent.

Enlisted Gravesend, Kent, age 28 years & 7 days, height 5ft 7 inches, weight 147lbs.  Resided Kemble Cottage, Victoria Road, Gravesend, Kent. Formerly postman.

Home 8th December 1915 to 9th December 1916; BEF 10th December 1916 to 2nd December 1917.

8th December 1915, enlisted; 8th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 29th May 1916, mobilized; 31st May 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 10th December 1916, posted BEF & 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 10th December 1916, embarked / disembarked; 30th November 1917, posted missing.

4th August 1918, date when Separation Allowance of 19/6 a week will cease.

Buried at Caudry British Cemetery, IV. C. 17., France. Commemorated on Denton War Memorial.


London Gazette 19th March 1918.

His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the award of the Military Medal for bravery in the Field to the under mentioned Non-Commissioned Officers and Men:

15325 Pte. A V Hibbin, Royal West Kent Regiment. (Gravesend).

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