The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private H J Marks


Private Henry Joseph MARKS, G/20538, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, Flanders France, 22nd September 1918. 

Born Southwark, London, son of Henry Joseph Vaughan & Elizabeth Marks.

18th January 1899, St Paul, Westminster Bridge Road, Southwark, London, baptism of Henry Joseph Marks, son of Henry Joseph Vaughan, (brass engraver), & Elizabeth Marks, 2 Gaywood Street.

1911 Census - 383 Hornsey Road, Upper Holloway North, London, N. - Joseph Marks, head, age 39, married, Stereotypher assistant, Newspaper, worker, born Islington, London; Elizabeth Marks, wife, age 39, married 15 years, 7 children, 6 still alive, born City, London; Maud Marks, daughter, age 14, school, born Southwark, London; Harry Marks, son, age 12, school, born Southwark, London; Joseph Marks, son, age 9, school, born Southwark, London; Albert Marks, son, age 7, school, born Southwark, London; Charles Marks, son, age under 1 month, born Holloway, London; May Marks, daughter, age 2, born Holloway, London.

Enlisted Holloway, London, N, age 17 years & 9 months, height 5ft 7½ inches, weight 122lbs. Resided 383 Hornsey Road, London, N. Formerly engineers labourer.

Home 16th September 1916 to 28th January 1918; BEF 29th January 1918 to 22nd September 1918.

16th September 1916, enlisted; 17th September 1916, to Army Reserve; 21st February 1917, Aldershot, mobilized & posted 97th Training Reserve Battalion, Service No.TR/10/35126; 21st June 1917, posted 209th Training Reserve Battalion; 1st December 1917, posted 51st Graduated Battalion, Training Reserve (Middlesex Regiment); 21st November 1917, Sheringham, improper conduct, using obscene language to an NCO, 8 days confined to Barracks, deprived of 4 days pay; 18th December 1917, refuses dental treatment; 29th January 1918, posted BEF & embarked / disembarked; 31st January 1918, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment; 31st January 1918, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 5th February 1918, joined Battalion In the Field; 9th March 1918, wounded in action, at Duty; 11th April 1918, 36 Field Ambulance, Trench feet; 13th April 1918, Rouen, 12 General Hospital, Trench Feet; 22nd April 1918, Trouville, 72 General Hospital, Trench Feet; 29th May 1918, Trouville, 15 Convalescent Depot, Trench Feet; 16th July 1918, Etaples "J" Depot, from 15 Convalescent Camp; 21st July 1918, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 22nd July 1918, joined Battalion, In the Field.

14th April 1919, date when Separation Allowance of 11/9 a week, payable to Mother, will cease.

Commemorated at Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Panel 7, France.

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