The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

 Private R E House


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Private  Richard Edwin HOUSE,  G/16647, 10th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 29th September 1918, age 31.

Born Reading, Berkshire, son of Richard & Maria House, 7 Field Road, Reading, Berkshire.


1911 Census - 14 Palace Road, Bromley, Kent - Annie Mary Sharpe, head, age 48, widow, 3 children, 2 still alive, upholsterer, own account, at home, born Kensington, London; Alfred Thomas Sharpe, son, age 21, single, greengrocers assistant, worker, born Chelsea, London; Ruby Robinson, niece, age 15, single, florists apprentice, born North Ormsby, Yorkshire; Edwin House, boarder, age 23, single, drysalters assistant, born Reading, Berkshire.


27th September 1913, Bromley, Kent, married Edith Hilda Farley, spinster, of  8 Gwydyr Road, Shortlands, Bromley Kent.

Separation Allowance of 12/6 a week paid to wife.

Enlisted Bromley, Kent, age 29, height 5ft 7¾ inches, weight 119lbs, dental cavities, chest slightly below standard, lateral curvation of spine.  Resided 14 Gwydyr Road, Bromley Kent / 7 Field Road, Reading, Berkshire. Formerly grocers assistant.

Home, 13th May 1916 to 10th February 1917; BEF, 11th February 1917 to 29th September 1918.

13th May 1916, enlisted; 14th May 1916, to Army Reserve; 20th July 1916, mobilized; 22nd July 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 8th November 1916, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 10th November 1916, appointed paid Lance Corporal; 11th February 1917, posted BEF as Private, 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 11th February 1917, embarked; 4th July 1917, posted 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 5th July 1917, joined Battalion In the Field; 14th November 1917, proceeded to Italy; 1st?February?1918?, Italy, admitted 62 General Hospital, JCT ankle; 26th February 1918, Havre, admitted 2 General Hospital; 30th March 1918, Harve, admitted 4 Convalescent Depot; 3rd April 1918, discharged to reinforcements, "J" Infantry Base Depot; 25th July 1918, granted 14 days leave to UK.

21st April 1919, pension of 13/9 a week awarded to widow.

8th May 1920, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Edith Hilda House, 8 Gwydyr Road, Shortlands, Kent; Father, Richard House, 7 Field Road, Reading, Berkshire. Mother, Maria House, 7 Field Road, Reading, Berkshire; Brothers - Albert House, age 28, 7 Field Road, Reading, Berkshire; John House, age 23, 7 Field Road, Reading, Berkshire; Sisters - Ada House, age 34, 7 Field Road, Reading, Berkshire.

Buried at Voormezeele Enclosure No.3., XV. D. 8., Belgium. Commemorated on Bromley War Memorial.


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