The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private F T Indge


Private Frederick Thomas INDGE, G/5719, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 25th October 1914, age 34.

Born Bermondsey, SE, son of Frederick Thomas & Elizabeth Indge.

Previously served with 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, Service No.1771. Enlisted 10th June 1898, age 17 years & 11 months, height 5ft 2¾ inches, fresh complexion, brown eyes, brown hair, scar forehead & right buttock.

Enlisted London, age 19 years & 2 months., height 5ft 3½ inches, weight 115lbs, fresh complexion, brown eyes, brown hair, scars forehead, buttocks & thighs, mole left side.  Formerly labourer.

Home 24th November 1899 to 31st August 1901; South Africa, 1st September 1901 to 2nd January 1903; Reserve, 3rd January 1903 to 9th September 1914; BEF 10th September 1914 to 25th October 1914.

Queens South Africa Clasp, Orange Free State, Cape Colony, 1901. 1902.

24th November 1899, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 15th February 1900, Maidstone, improper conduct in the ranks, 5 days confined to Barracks; 7th July 1900, Provisional Battalion, appointed unpaid lance Corporal; 29th August 1900, Shorncliffe, irregular conduct when in charge of cell prisoners, deprived of Lance strip for misconduct; 1st September 1901, posted South Africa & 2nd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 2nd September 1901, quitting his guard without permission, 3 days ???? punishment; 4th January 1903, to Army Reserve Class "B"; 24th November 1911, re-engaged & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 5th August 1914, mobilized; 6th August 1914, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 11th September 1914, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

12th July 1903, Greenwich, married Elizabeth Holder Stone, spinster.

Children - Charles George, born 2nd July 1906, Greenwich; Frederick Thomas, born 29th August 1907, Greenwich; Elsie Elizabeth, born 10th September 1909; George James, born 12th February 1912; *William John, born 22nd March 1914, Greenwich.

*died 24th May 1915, age 14 months, at East London Hospital, Glamis Road, Shadwell, son of Frederick Thomas Indge, a Private, Royal West Kent Regiment, No.5719, 1st Battalion, wood floor layer (deceased), of 7 Norman Road, West Greenwich. Chronic suppurative otitis media, informant, Elizabeth Indge, mother, 7 Norman Road, West Greenwich.

1911 Census - 7 Norman Road, Greenwich - Frederick Indge, head, age 30, parquet floor layer, born Bermondsey; Elizabeth Indge, wife, age 30, married 7 years, 4 children, 3 still alive, born Bromley; Thomas Indge, son, age 6, born Bromley; Charles Indge, son, age 4, born Deptford; Frederick Indge, son, age 5, born Deptford.

Crossed through entry - Elsie Indge, daughter, age 1, born Deptford.

4th March 1920, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Elizabeth H Indge, 55 Haddo Street, West Greenwich; Children - Charles G Indge, 2nd July 1906; Frederick T Indge, 29th August 1907; Elsie E Indge, 13th September 1909; George J Indge, 2nd February 1912; Brothers - Sidney Frank, age 29, ???? Hospital, Chatham; Edwin George, age ??, Hylton? Street, Plumstead; Walter James, age ??, Bridge Street, Greenwich; Sisters - Elizabeth, age ??, ????? Street, Deptford; Louisa ????, age ??, ?????, Finchley, London N2.

Commemorated at Le Touret Memorial, Panel 30 and 31., France.

see also Pte A C Indge, same address.

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