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Private J U Hedgcock


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Private John Usher HEDGCOCK, G/18448, 11th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action,  Flanders France, 7th June  1917, age 25.

Born Molash, Kent, son of Thomas and Bertha Hedgcock, of  48 St Margarets Street, Rochester, Kent / "Ringwood," Beltinge Road, Herne Bay, Kent. 


1911 Census - 4 & 5 Victoria Road, Surbiton Surrey - John Usher Hedgcock, living in assistant, age 19, single, drapers assistant, worker, born Rochester, Kent.


Enlisted Chatham, Kent, age 20 years & 51 days, height 5ft 6¼ inches, (age 23 years & 3 months, height 6ft), weight 147lbs, small mole right flank.  Resided 48 St Margarets Street, Rochester, Kent. Formerly farming.

Home 1st June 1915 to 20th September 1916; BEF 21st September 191 to 7th June 1917.

7th February 1915 to 15th February 1915, Herne Bay Military Hospital, influenza.

1st June 1915, enlisted & posted 3/1, Royal East Kent Mounted Rifles, Service No.2109 /2942; 12th March 1916, posted 2/1, Royal East Kent Mounted Rifles; 21st September 1916, embarked; 22nd September 1916, Etaples, 38 Infantry Base Depot, France; 11th October 1916, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment, 4th Battalion, posted to 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th October 1916, joined Battalion In the Field.

18th October 1917, Probate - HEDGCOCK John Usher, 48 St Margarets Street, Rochester, Private Royal West Kent Regiment, died 7th June 1917, in France. Administration London 18th October to Thomas Hedgcock, grocer. Effects £379 12s 6d.

20th September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Thomas Hedgcock, "Ringwood," Beltinge Road, Herne Bay, Kent; Mother, Bertha Hedgcock, "Ringwood," Beltinge Road, Herne Bay, Kent.

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


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