The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private C Holkham


Photograph by "Simon Tiron"

Private Charles HOLKHAM, G/18609, 15 Platoon, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died as a Prisoner of War at Valenciennes, Nord, France, 5th February 1917, age 34.

Son of Charles and Ellen Holkham, of Brighton, Sussex.

25th December 1907, Parish Church, Brighton, Sussex, married Francis Mary Baker, spinster.

Children - Alfred Charles Holkham, born 13th May 1908, Shoreditch; Charlotte Evelyn Holkham, born 13th September 1910, Maidstone; May Beatrice Holkham, born 30th April 1915?, Brighton; William Ernest Holkham, born 17th April 1912, Windsor; Percival Francis Holkham, born 1st December 1913, Croydon; Frank Victor, Holkham, born 2nd February 1917, East Brighton.

1911 Census - 8 Barton Road, Maidstone, Kent - Charles Thomas William Holkham, head, age 29, married, grocers assistant, worker, born Brighton, Sussex; Frances Mary Holkham, wife, age 30, married 3 years, 2 children, both still alive, born Brighton, Sussex; Alfred Charles Holkham, son, age 2, born Shoreditch, London; Charlottre Evelyn Holkham, daughter, age 7 months, born Maidstone, Kent; Charles Holkham, boarder (parent), age 64, widower, ????? porter, worker.

Enlisted Brighton, Sussex, age 33 years & 7 months, height 5ft 5¾ inches.  Resided  54 Jersey Street, Brighton, Sussex / 271 High Street, Stratford.  Formerly grocer.

Home 1st December 1915 to 3rd October 1916; BEF 4th October 1916 to 5th February 1917.

1st December 1915, enlisted; 2nd December 1915, to Army Reserve; 16th June 1916, mobilized & posted 16th Royal Fusiliers, Service No. G/42071; 1st September 1916, transferred to 22nd Training Reserve Battalion, Service No. G/50682;  4th October 1916, embarked; 14th October 1916, posted 26th Royal Fusiliers; 14th October 1916, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment & posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 17th October 1916, joined Battalion In the Field; 18th November 1916, posted missing; 28th November 1916, Prisoner of War.

18th June 1917, date when Separation Allowance of 23/6 a week & Allotment of Pay of 3/6 a week will cease.

17th December 1917, pension of 33/9 a week awarded to widow & six children.

8th June 1920, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Frances M Holkham, 48, Bisson Road, Stratford, E15; Children - Alfred Charles Holkham, 13th May 1908, 48, Bisson Road, Stratford, E15; Charlotte Evelyn Holkham, 13th September 1910, 48, Bisson Road, Stratford, E15; William Ernest Holkham, 17th April 1912, 48, Bisson Road, Stratford, E15; Percival Francis Holkham, 1st December 1913, 48, Bisson Road, Stratford, E15; May Beatrice Holkham, 1st May 1915, 48, Bisson Road, Stratford, E15; Frank Victor, Holkham, 2nd February 1917, 48, Bisson Road, Stratford, E15; Father, deceased; Mother, deceased; Brothers - none; Sisters - Mrs Woods, age29, 12? Vine Street, Brighton; Mrs Brewster, age 33, 6 Sandly Green, Eltham, SE.

Buried at Valenciennes, St Roch, Communal Cemetery, IV. C. 7., France.

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