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Private Melbourne HERRINGTON, G/6138, 1st Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, death assumed on or after Thursday 4th October 1917.

Born Birling, Kent, son of Ambrose & Eliza Herrington, 21 Queens Road, Snodland, Kent.

26th August 1900, Strood, Kent, married Ellen Mabel Gertrude Fissenden, spinster, of 17, Birling Road, Snodland, Kent.

Children - Phillis Annie Herrington, born 9th January 1901, Strood, Kent; Elsie Herrington, born 17th March 1903, Cuxton, Kent; Frederick Ambrose Herrington, born 25th February 1905, Cuxton, Kent; Roland Melbourne Herrington, born 11th August 1907, Cuxton, Kent; Marjorie Herrington, born 28th May 1911, Halling, Kent.


1911 Census - 4 Vicarage Road, Lower Halling, near Rochester, Kent - Melbourne Herrington, head, age 34, married, cement labourer, worker, born Birling, Kent; Ellen Herrington, wife, age 34, married 11 years, 4 children, all still alive, born Birling, Kent; Phyllis Herrington, daughter, age 10, school, born Strood, Kent; Elsie Herrington, daughter, age 8, born Cuxton, Kent; Frederick Herrington, son, age 6,  born Cuxton, Kent; Roland Herrington, son, age 3, born Cuxton, Kent.


Enlisted Maidstone, Kent, age 37 years & 330 days, height 5ft 7 inches, weight 140lbs, two moles on chest.  Resided 17 Birling Road, Snodland, Kent. Formerly cement labourer.

Home, 6th April 1915 to 23rd February 1916;  BEF, 24th February 1916 to 4th July 1916; Home, 5th July 1916 to 10th February 1917; BEF, 11th February 1917 to 4th October 1917.

6th April 1915, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 17th April 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 24th September 1915, Chatham, having tight trousers on Guard Mounting Parade, 5 days confined to Barracks, to pay for trousers; 24th February 1916, posted BEF & 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd July 1916,wounded  gun shot wound, left forearm; 5th July 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th July to 7th September 1916, Birkenhead Hospital, gun shot wound, left arm, left thigh;  7th August 1916, xrayed, 3 small pieces of shrapnel, 2 are apparently deep in discharging wound & one lower down arm close to bone (minute); 8th September 1916 to 13th October 1916 in hospital; 16th September 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 13th October to 28th October 1916, Shoreham VAD, near Sevenoaks; 11th February 1917, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 11th February 1917, embarked / disembarked; 6th March 1917, joined battalion, In the Field.

16th June 1918, date when Separation Allowance of 30/9? a week will cease.

17th June 1918, pension of 33/9 a week awarded for widow and four children.

20th April 1920, Statement of Relatives - Widow, E M G Herrington, 17, Birling Road, Snodland; Children - Phyllis Herrington, 17, Birling Road, Snodland; Elsie Herrington, 17, Birling Road, Snodland; Frederick Herrington, 17, Birling Road, Snodland; Roland Herrington, 17, Birling Road, Snodland; Marjorie Herrington, 17, Birling Road, Snodland; Father, Ambrose Herrington, 21 Queens Road, Snodland; Mother, Eliza Herrington, 21 Queens Road, Snodland; Brothers - James Herrington, age 50, 110 Brompton Lane, Strood, Kent; Alonso Herrington, age 35, 4 Bromley? Road, Snodland; Sisters - Violet Turner, age 38, 15 Howards? Road, Brockley, Kent; Linda King, age 41, 4 Gorhams? Cottages, Snodland.

Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 106 to 108, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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