The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private C Henley


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Private Charles HENLEY, G/6180,  6th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, 7 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, France, 23rd May 1917, age 18.  

Born Yalding, Kent, son of John and Harriett Ada Henley, of 1 Mount Villa, The Hill, Yalding, Kent.


1911 Census - Reeves Cottages, High Street, Yalding, Kent - John Henley, head, age 40, married, farm labourer, worker, born Horsmonden, Kent; Harriett Ada Henley, wife, age 40, married 19 years, 8 children, all still alive, born Marden, Kent; William Henery Thomas Henley, son, age 16, single, farm labourer, worker, born Hunton, Kent; Charles Henley, son, age 12, school, born Yalding, Kent; Percy Henley, son, age 10, school, born Yalding, Kent; Leslie Henley, son, age 7, school, born Yalding, Kent; Jack Henley, son, age 4, born Yalding, Kent; Archibald Henley, son, age 2 months, born Yalding, Kent.


Enlisted Maidstone, Kent, age 19, height 5ft 3 inches, weight 101lbs. Resided 1 Mount Villa, The Hill, Yalding, Kent. Formerly farm labourer.

Home 13th April 1915 to 7th December 1915; BEF 8th December 1915 to 7th July 1916; Home 8th July 1916 to 6th March 1917; BEF 7th March 1917 to 23rd May 1917.

13th April 1915, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 21st April 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st May 1915, absent from 9.30pm  till 9.30pm 2nd May 1915, admonished forfeits 2 days pay; 20th June 1915, late on Church Parade, 3 days confined to Barracks; 5th August 1915, irregular conduct on Parade, 3 days confined to Barracks; 4th November 1915, allowing himself to become verminous, 7 days Field Punishment No.2.; 8th December 1915, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 18th December 1915, joined Battalion; 10th January 1916, unfit for service at the front; 11th January 1916, Etaples, 12 Infantry Base Depot, unfit for further service at the front; 25th June 1916, rejoined Battalion, at the front; 7th July 1916, wounded in action, shrapnel wound, left hand; 8th Juy 1916, Wimereux, Hospital Ship "Denis", to England, ex Australian Volunteer Hospital, shrapnel wound hand; 8th July 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 8th July 1916 to 12th October, Hospital, shrapnel wound left hand; 22nd October 1916, Eastern Command Depot, Shoreham by Sea, Sussex; 20th February 1917, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th March 1917, posted BEF & 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 4th April 1917, 10th Entrenching Battalion; 18th April 1917, joined Battalion, "C" Company; 13th May 1917, wounded, gun shot wound left leg; 23rd May 1917, Etaples, 7 Canadian General Hospital, wounded, shrapnel wound left leg.

30th July 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, John Henley, 1 Mount Villa, The Hill, Yalding, Kent; Mother, Harriett A Henley, 1 Mount Villa, The Hill, Yalding, Kent; Brothers - Sidney John, age 26, 1 Homefield Cottage; Private W Henley, age 24, Bangalore, India; Percy, age 17, 1 Mount Villa, The Hill, Yalding, Kent; Leslie, age 14, 1 Mount Villa, The Hill, Yalding, Kent; Archie, age 12, 1 Mount Villa, The Hill, Yalding, Kent; Ronald, age 6, 1 Mount Villa, The Hill, Yalding, Kent; Sisters - Elsie H Henley, Downs House, Yalding, Kent.

Buried at Etaples Military Cemetery, XXV. D. 14A., France. Commemorated on Yalding War Memorial


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