The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J G Harland


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Private Jesse George HARLAND, L/10050, 1st   Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death presumed on or after, 28th October 1914, age 18.  

1895 December, born Otford, Kent, son of John Richard Harland & Olive Florence Mary Hayward.

1st August 1897 Otford, Kent, John Richard Harland, married Olive Florence Mary Hayward, 31, Bethel Road, St. John's, Sevenoaks, Kent.

15th March 1901, Sevenoaks, Kent, christening of Jesse George Hayward, son of Olive Florence Mary Hayward.


1911 Census - 3 Southwark Cottages, Otford, Sevenoaks, Kent - John Harland, head, age 68, married, general labourer, Borough of Southwark, born Upnor, Kent; Elizabeth Harland, wife, age 65, married 47 years, 10 children, 6 still alive, born Kent Road, London; Jessie Hayward, lodger, age 15, single, farm labourer, born Otford, Kent.

1911 Census - 3 Hope Cottages, Longford, Milton Road, Dunton Green, Kent - John Harland, head, age 46, married, general labourer, worker, born Crayford, Kent; Olive Harland, wife, age 35, married 14 years, 11 children, all still alive, born Sevenoaks, Kent; Edward Harland, son, age 11, school, born Sevenoaks, Kent; George Harland, son, age 10, school, born Sevenoaks, Kent; Olive Harland, daughter, age 8, born Sevenoaks, Kent; Alfred Harland, son, age 7, born Sevenoaks, Kent; Elizabeth Harland, daughter, age 5, born Sevenoaks, Kent; Dorothy Harland, daughter, age 3, born Sevenoaks, Kent; Violet Harland, daughter, age 2, born Sevenoaks, Kent; John Harland, son, age 11 months, born Riverhead, Kent. 


Enlisted Sevenoaks, Kent, age 18 years & 2 months, height 5ft 4¾ inches, weight 125lbs, fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, scar back of right side, mole above right & left collarbone, mole above & below left nipple, scar left side upper lip, long scar inner side right arm. Formerly farm labourer.

Home 11th January 1913 to 13th August 1914; BEF 14th August 1914 to 28th October 1914.

11th January 1913, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 20th May 1913, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 26th September 1913, 3rd Class Certificate of Education; 28th October 1914, posted missing.

Commemorated at Le Touret Memorial, Panel 30 and 31., France.


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