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Private Edward MCLINDEN, 242215, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 12th October 1917, age 19. 

Born Houghton-le-Spring, Durham, son of Thomas and Margaret McLinden, of 30, George Street West, New Herrington, Co. Durham.


1911 Census - 12 Wellington Row, Philadelphia, Fence Houses, Co.Durham - Thomas McLinden, head, age 42, married, coal miner, hewer, worker, born Workington, Cumberland; Margaret Jane McLinden, wife, age 40, married 8 years, 4 children, all still alive, born Shildon, Durham; Edward McLinden, son, age 13, born Houghton-le-Spring, Durham; Elizabeth McLinden, daughter, age 11, born Houghton-le-Spring, Durham; Mary Ann McLinden, daughter, age 5, born Philadelphia, Durham; Elsie McLinden, daughter, age 4, born Philadelphia, Durham.


Enlisted Sunderland, Durham, age 19, height 5ft 5 inches, weight 124lbs.  Resided 12 Wellington Row, Philadelphia, Co.Durham. Formerly miner.

Home 5th February 1917 to 1th September 1917; BEF 12th September 1917 to 12th October 1917.

5th February 1917, called up for service; 6th February 1917, posted 2/5th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, Service No.5766; 6th September 1917, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th September 1917, posted BEF; 12th September 1917, Folkestone, embarked; 12th September 1917, Boulogne, disembarked; 12th September 1917, Etaples, 40 Infantry Base Depot, posted 3/4th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 13th September 1917, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 17th September 1917, joined Battalion, In the Field.

2nd December 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, none; Children, none; Father, Thomas McLinden, 12 Wellington Row; Mother, Margaret McLinden, 12 Wellington Row; Brothers - none; Sisters - Elizabeth McLinden, age 20, 12 Wellington Row; Mary Ann Mclinden, age 14, 12 Wellington Row; Elsie McLinden, age 13,12 Wellington Row.

Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 106 to 108, Belgium.


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