The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private H Haighton


Private Henry HAIGHTON, G/2382, 8th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 15th June 1917.

Born St Mary, Clitheroe, Lancashire.

2nd July 1906, Low Moor, Clitheroe, Lancashire, married Prudence Alice Hothersall, spinster.

1911 Census - 10 New Bank Road, Blackburn, Lancashire - Henry Haighton, head, age 22, married, compositor, printer, worker, born Clitheroe, Lancashire; Prudence Alice Haighton, wife, age 24, married 4 years, 1 child who died, born Clitheroe, Lancashire.

Enlisted Blackburn, Lancashire, age 27 years & 8 months, height 5ft 2⅝ inches, weight 131lbs, fresh complexion, grey eyes, light brown hair, scar right knee, scar left buttock.  Resided 9 Halcon? Terrace, Withnell, Chorley, Preston, Lancashire / 9 Grimshaw Street, Preston, Lancashire / 51 Bridge Road, Ashton, Preston, Lancashire. Formerly compositor.

Separation Allowance, 9/- a week & Allotment of Pay, 3/6 a week, payable to wife.

Home 9th September 1914 to 29th August 1915; BEF 30th August 1915 to 15th June 1917.

9th September 1914, enlisted; 14th September 1914, posted 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 25th October 1914, Shoreham, drunk at 9.30pm, admonished; 30th August 1915, posted BEF & embarked.

14th January 1918, pension of 13/9 a week awarded to widow.

Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 45 and 47, Belgium.

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