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Private H J Hearn


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Private Henry James HEARN, G/18575, 11th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action,  Flanders France, 31st July 1917.

1888, born Chiswick, son of Henry & Annie Hearn.

31st August 1909, St Albans Church, Acton Green, Middlesex, Henry James Hearn, age 21, bachelor, driver, 8 Weston Road, father, Henry James Hearn, horse keeper, married Caroline Harding, age 19, spinster, 8 Weston Road, father, Charles Henry Harding, engine driver.


1911 Census - 8 Weston Road, Acton Green, Chiswick - Henry James Hearne, head, age 23, married, carman, grocers, worker, born Chiswick; Caroline Hearne, wife, age 21, married 2 years, 2 children, 1 still alive, ironer, born Bow; Winifred Jessie Alice Hearne, daughter, age 11 months, born Acton Green;

Eliza Harding, boarder, age 47, married 25 years, 7 children, 4 still alive, born Pimlico; Albert Edward Harding, son, age 15, single, van boy, carriers, born Acton Green; Edith Kate Harding, daughter, age 12, school girl, born South Bromley.


Enlisted Acton, Middlesex, age 27 / 29, height 5ft 9½ inches. Resided 25 Stanley Road, South Acton, Middlesex.

Separation Allowance of 24/6 a week & Allotment of Pay of 3/6 a week payable to wife.

Home 9th December 1915 to 3rd October 1916; BEF 4th October 1916 to 27th November 1916; Home 28th November 1916 to 13th June 1917; BEF 14th June 1917 to 31st July 1917.

Children - Winifred Jessie Alice, born 18th April 1910, Acton; Ivy May born 6th August 1912, Acton.

9th December 1915, enlisted; 10th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 29th May 1916, mobilized; 30th May 1916, posted 16th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, Service No.G36389; 1st September 1916, transferred to Training Reserve & posted 22nd Battalion; 4th October 1916, embarked; 4th October 1916, transferred to 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers; 14th October 1916, transferred to 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 17th October 1916, joined Battalion In the Field; 26th November 1916, trench feet, to England, Hospital Ship Newhaven, ex 1 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples; 28th November 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 29th March 1917 to 25th May 1917, Eastern Command Depot, Shoreham by Sea, Sussex, trench feet; 14th May 1917, marked fit by Medical Board; 26th May 1917, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th June 1917, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd July 1917, posted 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 6th July 1917, joined 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment In the Field.

17th November 1917, Mrs Caroline Hearn remarried, now Mrs Richard Baker, 19 Brackenbury Road, Hammersmith.

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


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