The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private H Maple


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Private Harry MAPLE, G/14756, 6th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 27th March 1917, age 23.

Born Ickham, Kent, son of Edward Charles and Ellen Maple, of Ickham, near Canterbury, Kent.

18th February 1894, Ickham, Kent, baptism of Harry Maple, son of Edward Charles and Ellen Maple.


1911 Census - Ickham Street, Ickham, Canterbury, Kent - Edward Maple, head, age 49, married, labourer on farm, worker, born Littlebourne, Kent; Ellen Maple, wife, age 46, married 23 years, 9 children, 6 still alive, born Ickham, Kent; Harry Maple, son, age 17, single, waggoner on farm, worker, born Ickham, Kent; Edith Maple, daughter, age 14, born Ickham, Kent; Annie Maple, daughter, age 9, born Ickham, Kent; Flora Maple, daughter, age 8, born Ickham, Kent; Walter Maple, son, age 6, born Ickham, Kent.


Enlisted Canterbury, Kent, age 21 years & 334 days, height 5ft 5 inches, weight 135lbs.  Resided Winters Cottages, Nackington, Canterbury, Kent. Formerly ploughman.

Home 8th December 1915 to 12th September 1916; BEF 13th September 1916 to 27th March 1917.

8th December 1915, enlisted; 9th December 1915 to Army Reserve; 28th April 1916, mobilized; 28th April 1916, posted 12th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 13th September 1916, embarked; 1st September 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 13th September 1916, Infantry Base Depot; 29th September 1916, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 29th September 1916, joined Battalion, In the Field.

3rd September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, none; Children, none; Father, Edward Charles Maple, Ickham, near Canterbury; Mother, Ellen Maple, Ickham, near Canterbury; Brothers - Walter John Maple, age 14, Ickham, near Canterbury; Sisters - Kate Lilian Maple, age 27, The Parsonage, Ide, near Rye, Sussex; Edith Ellen Maple, age 23, Betteshanger Hoise, Eastry, Kent; Annie Elizabeth Maple, age 18, 25 Oaten? Hill House, Canterbury; Flora Mary Maple, age 16, Ickham, near Canterbury.

Buried at Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, III. K. 13., Arras, France.

NOTE: Regimental History & Soldiers Died in the Great War show Service No. as G/1456; CWGC web site shows it as 14756.


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