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Private C Harding


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Private Charles HARDING, L/10401, 6th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death presumed on or after 3rd July 1916.

3rdv March 1897, born Camberwell, Surrey, son of Thomas & Mary Ann Harding, 8 Wells Street, Albany Road, Camberwell, Surrey.

7th May 1897, St George Camberwell, Southwark, baptism of Charles Harding, son of Thomas, (packer), & Mary Ann Harding, 288 Albany Road.


1911 Census - 8 Wells Street, Camberwell - T Harding, head, age 50, married, warehouseman, wine coopers, worker, born Bloomsbury, London; M A Harding, wife, age 48, married 25 years, 11 children, all still alive, born Bloomsbury, London; T Harding, son, age 22, single, H&C Water & Gas Fitter, general engineers, worker, born Bloomsbury, London; M A Harding, daughter, age 20, single, account book sewer, account book manufacturers, worker, born Bloomsbury, London; W Harding, son, age 18, single, general cutter, tin worker, worker, born Bloomsbury, London; C Harding, son, age 14, messenger, leather case maker, worker, born Camberwell, London; D Harding, daughter, age 12, school,  born Camberwell, London; J Harding, son, age 11, school,  born Camberwell, London; C Harding, daughter, age 8, school,  born Camberwell, London; A Harding, son, age 6, school,  born Camberwell, London; L Harding, daughter, age 5, born Camberwell, London; W Harding, daughter, age 3, born Camberwell, London; A Norris, visitor, age 40, married 18 years, no children, warehouseman, bottle dealer, worker, born Kennington, London.


Formerly served with Royal West Kent Regiment Special Reserve. No. 9017. enlisted 17th February 1914, Woolwich, age 17 years & 48 days, height 5ft 4 inches, weight 106lbs, hazel eyes, black hair, mole top of left shoulder, and centre of chest, scar right eyebrow. Formerly porter. Discharged 17th July 1914 on joining Regular Army.

Enlisted  Maidstone, Kent, age 18 years & 134 days, height 5ft 4 inches, weight 115lbs.  Formerly market porter.

Home, 17th July 1914 to 17th March 1916; BEF, 18th March 1916 to 3rd July 1916.

17th July 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 17th August 1914, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 15th March 1916, BEF & posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 18th March 1916, embarked;4th April 1916, joined Battalion In the Field; 3rd July 1916, posted missing.

9th June 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Thomas Harding, 8 Wells Street, Camberwell, SE; Mother, Mary Ann Harding, 8 Wells Street, Camberwell, SE; Brothers - Thomas Harding, age 32, 8 Wells Street, Camberwell, SE; William Harding, age 27, 8 Wells Street, Camberwell, SE; John Harding, age 20, 8 Wells Street, Camberwell, SE; Alfred Harding, age 15, 8 Wells Street, Camberwell, SE; George Harding, age 33, Post Office, ?????; Sisters - Mary Ann Harding, age 27, Post Office, ?????; Charlotte Hannen?, age 21, Castle? Road, Brixton; Catherine Harding, age 17, 8 Wells Street, Camberwell, SE; Elizabeth Harding, age 14, 8 Wells Street, Camberwell, SE; Winifred Harding, age 12, 8 Wells Street, Camberwell, SE.

Buried at Serre Road Cemetery No.2., XXIV. O. 5., France.


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