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Private E G Hussey


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Private Edwin Gordon HUSSEY, G/16599, 1st Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 9th April 1917.

11th June 1887, born Swanscombe, Kent.


Previously served in the Royal Navy, 223494, 7th November 1902 to 9th February 1916.

7th November 1902 to 23rd March 1904, Impregnable; 24th March 1904 to 14th June 1904, Boscawen?; 15th June 1904 to 26th January 1905, Jupiter; 27th January 1905 to 17th February 1905, Pembroke; 18th February 1905 to 12th March 1906, Berwick; 13th March 1906 to 16th July 1906, Pembroke; 17th July 1906 to 6th October 1908, Swiftsure; 7th October 1908 to 19th April 1909, Pembroke; 20th April 1909 to 21st March 1910, Victorious; 22nd March 1910 to 12th August 1912, Russell; 13th August 1912 to 13th October 1912, Pembroke; 14th October 1912 to 9th March 1914, Shannon; 10th March 1914 to 17th August 1914, Pembroke; 18th August 1914 to 19th September 1914, Dido (Miranda); 20th September 1914 to 31st October 1914, Woolwich (Miranda); 1st November 1914 to 9th February 1916, Dido (Miranda). 90 days Imprisonment with Hard Labour, misappropriating money entrusted; 25th April 1916, discharged.


1911 Census - Royal Navy, Mediterranean, Vessels - Edwin G Hussey, age 23, single, Able Bodied Seaman, born Swanscombe, Kent.


3rd April 1912, Gravesend, married Jane Parker, spinster, 3 Augustine Road, Gravesend, Kent.

Children - Edwin Arthur Hussey, born 20th June 1913, Gravesend, Kent; Doris Minnie Ellen Hussey, born, 7th June 1914, Strood, Kent; Alfred Henry Hussey, born 3rd April 1916, Gravesend, Kent.

Enlisted Gravesend, Kent, age 29, height 5ft 4½ inches, weight 108lbs.  Resided 3 Augustine Road, Gravesend, Kent.  Formerly labourer.

17th July 1916, Called up under Military Service Act; 21st July 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 18th October 1916, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 19th October 1916, embarked/disembarked; 5th November 1916, joined Battalion, "D" Company; 10th December 1916, In the Field, having a dirty rifle in the firing lane, deprived 7 days pay; 9th April 1917, posted missing.

9th December 1917, date when Separation Allowance of 24/6 a week & Allotment of Pay of 3/6 a week, payable to wife, will cease.

19th November 1917, pension awarded of 26/3 a week for widow and three children.

1923 June, Gravesend Registration District, Jane E Hussey married Albert E Addy.

Commemorated at Arras Memorial, Bay 7., France.


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