The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private M H O Haselden


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Private Maurice Harold Oliver HAZELDEN, G/2188, 7th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 13th July 1916, age, 20 . 

Born Burwash, Sussex, son of Oliver and Emily Hazelden, of 4, The Kennels, Eastbourne, Sussex.

1911 Census - Sweet Haws, Jarvis Brook, Crowborough, Sussex - Oliver Hazelden, head, age 44, married, general labourer, Golf Links, worker, born Burwash, Sussex; Emily Hazelden, wife, age 38, married 17 years, 5 children, all still alive, born Buxted, Sussex; Maurice Hazelden, son, age 14, house boy domestic, born Burwash, Sussex; Nora Hazelden, daughter, age 11, born Crowborough, Sussex; Clement Hazelden, son, age 8, born Langton, Kent; Elsie Hazelden, daughter, age 7, born Langton, Kent; Cyril Hazelden, son, age 3, born Crowborough, Sussex.

Enlisted Tunbridge Wells, Kent, age 19, height 5ft 6¼ inches, fresh complexion, brown eyes, dark hair.  Resided Frant, Sussex. Formerly footman.

Home,  9th September 1914 to 25th July 1915; BEF, 26th July 1915 to13th July 1916.

9th September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 10th September 1914, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 26th July 1915, posted BEF & embarked.

15th July 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Oliver Hazelden, The Kennels, Eastbourne; Mother, Emily Hazelden, The Kennels, Eastbourne; Brothers - Clement Hazelden, age 17, The Kennels, Eastbourne; Cyril Hazelden, age 11, The Kennels, Eastbourne; Reginald Hazelden, age 8, The Kennels, Eastbourne; Sisters - Nora Hazelden, age 20, The Kennels, Eastbourne; Elsie Hazelden, age 15, The Kennels, Eastbourne.

Buried at Delville Wood Cemetery, XXX. J. 10., Longueval, Franec.

NOTE: Included in Regimental History and Soldiers Died in the Great War with lastname spelt HASELDEN; CWGC web site shows lastname as HAZELDEN.

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