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Private Herbert HADWIN, G/19753, 11th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action,  Flanders France, death assumed on or after, 20th September 1917, age 19.

Born Manchester, Lancashire, son of George & Alice Hadwin, of 25, Hadfield Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, Lancashire. 


1911 Census - 13 Prospect Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, Lancashire - Alice Hadwin, head, age 59, widow, married 24 years, 5 children, 4 still alive, charwoman, born Manchester, England; Nellie Hadwin, daughter, age 22, single, printers feeder, printers, worker, born Manchester, England; George Israel Hadwin, son, age 21, married, printer, stationer & printer, worker, born Manchester, England; Lily Hadwin, son, age 19, single, printers feeder, printers, worker, born Manchester, England; Herbert Hadwin, son, age 12, school, born Manchester, England.



Enlisted Manchester, Lancashire, age 18 years & 7 months, height 5ft ??inches. Formerly labourer.

Home 12th January 1915 to 24th August 1917; BEF 25th August 1917 to 20th September 1917.

12th January 1915, enlisted & posted 22nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment, Service No.21340; 15th May 1915, absent without leave from 15th to17th, admonished, forfeits 3 days pay; 5th July 1915, awarded 168 hours detention & expenses for absence; 28th July 1915, Grantham, losing a round of blank ammunition, 3 days confined to Barracks; 18th August 1915, Grantham, awarded 14 days detention by Commanding Officer for insolence to an NCO on Parade; 9th September 1915, awarded 14 days detention by Commanding Officer for being asleep on Duty, between 10.30pm & 12.30am; 6th October 1915, insubordination to an NCO, 96 hours detention; 5th November 1915, posted 27th Battalion, Manchester Regiment; 26th November 1915, absent from sick parade at 6.45am, improperly dressed at 9.00am Parade, 7 days confined to Barracks; 27th November 1915, being absent from 2.00pm Defaulters Parade, 3 days confined to Barracks; 4th December 1915, breaking out of camp whilst a Defaulter about 10.00pm and remaining absent until apprehended by the Civil Police at Stockport at 5th December,7 days confined to Barracks; 17th December 1915, absent from sick parade, 3 days confined to Barracks; 28th December 1915, neglect of duty, 7 days confined to Barracks; 17th January 1916, Stockport, absent from 7.15am Parade, dirty boots on 9.00am Parade, absent at 7.15am Parade on 18th January, 3 days confined to Barracks; 24th January 1916, absent from 7.00am Parade, 4 days confined to Barracks; 29th January 1916, absent from Defaulters Roll Call at 5.30pm, awarded 14 days detention by Commanding Officer; 16th February 1916, absent from 7.00am Parade, absent from sick Parade, late for Piquet Parade, 168 hours Field Punishment No.2; 15th March 1916, improper conduct to an NCO, 7 days confined to Barracks; 11th April 1916, improperly dressed on Parade, 7 days confined to Barracks; 12th April 1916, Southport, absent from Parage, found in bed at 7.30am, awarded 21 days detention by Commanding Officer; 6th May 1916, Alkan Camp, absent without leave from Tattoo until apprehended by Military Police at 10.50pm 9th May 1916, 14 days Field Punishment No.2., fined 5 days pay, forfeits 4 days pay; 29th May 1916, Alkan Camp, absent without leave from 9.30pm until apprehended by Civil Police 30th May 1916, 112 days detention; 22nd August 1916, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 1st September 1916, transferred to 71?Training Battalion as Lance Corporal; 13th September 1916, not complying with an order, severely reprimanded; 16th September 1916, overstaying his pass from midnight until midnight 17th September, deprived of Lance stripe by Commanding Officer; 18th November 1916, transferred to 68? Training Battalion; 5th January 1917, Ripon, absent from 2.00pm Parade, 3 days confined to Barracks; 1st February 1917, Ripon, reporting sick without a cause when for route march, 5 days confined to Barracks; 6th February 1917, awarded 14 days detention by Commanding Officer for refusing to obey an order; 23rd February 1917, Ripon, absent from 10.00pm until surrendering himself to the Civil Powers Manchester, 26th February 1917; 27th February 1917 to 11th March 1917, Guard Detention Room, awaiting trial; 12th March 1917, tried by DCM & sentenced to 112 days detention for absence without leave from 23rd February 1917 to 26th February 1917; 16th March 1917, 28 days remitted by Brigadier General R B Fell in confirming sentence; 28th May 1917, Ripon, damaging Government Property, removing wire & lining from Service Cap, pay for damage 2/2, 7 days confined to Barracks; 30th May 1917, Ripon, absent from 9.00am to 5.00pm, forfeits 1 days pay; 28th July 1917, Ripon, Overstaying embarkation leave from midnight until apprehended by Military Police at Stockport 14th August 1917, admonished, forfeits 17 days pay; 25th August 1917, posted BEF; 4th September 1917, transferred to 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 20th September 1917, posted missing.

9th October 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, deceased; Mother, Alice Hadwin, 25, Hadfield Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester; Brother - George Hadwin, age 30, 21 Clarendon Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester; Sisters - Ellen Wareing?, age 31, 19 Stephens Street, Hulme, Manchester; Lily Beardmore?, age 27, Council Street, Hume, Manchester. 

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


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