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Private J W Hazel


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Private John William HAZEL, G/18095, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 30th September 1916.

Born Willingham, Cambridgeshire, son of Ernest & Mary Hazel.


1911 Census - Over Road, Willingham, Cambridgeshire - Ernest Hazel, head, age 45, married, gardener labourer, worker, born Willingham, Cambridgeshire; Mary Hazel, wife, age 42, married 24 years, 7 children, 6 still alive, born Willingham, Cambridgeshire; Minnie Jane Hazel, daughter, age 20, single, born Willingham, Cambridgeshire; John William Hazel, son, age 15, single, gardener labourer, worker, born Willingham, Cambridgeshire; Herbert Hazel, son, age 13, farm labourer, worker, born Willingham, Cambridgeshire; Thomas Henery Hazel, son, age 9, born Willingham, Cambridgeshire; Edith Emma Hazel, daughter, age 9, born Willingham, Cambridgeshire; Emily Hazel, daughter, age 5, born Willingham, Cambridgeshire.


Enlisted  Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, age 20 years & 8 months, weight 109lbs, slender. Resided Over Road, Willingham, Cambridgeshire. Formerly coal merchant.

Home 1st March 1916 to 26th August 1916; BEF 27th August 1916 to 30th September 1916.

1st March 1916, enlisted as Trooper, 2/1st Battalion,  Suffolk Yeomanry, Service No.2539; 27th August 1916, posted BEF Private, 1/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment; 27th August 1916, Folkestone, embarked; 27th August 1916, Boulogne, disembarked; 28th August 1916, 15 Infantry Base Depot;7th September 1916, transferred to 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 30th September 1916, posted wounded & missing.

24th September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Ernest Hazel, Over Road, Willingham, Cambridgeshire; Mother, Mary Hazel, Over Road, Willingham, Cambridgeshire; Brothers - Herbert, age 21 years 10 months; Tom, 17 years, 6 months; Sisters - Minnie Jane, age 28; Ethel, age 26; Florrie, age 27; Edith, age 17; Emily, age 13.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, France.


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