The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private R H Hoadley


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Private *Robert Henry HOADLEY, G/12080, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 18th November 1916.

* Alias William Robert Hoadley

Born Ash, Kent, son of Robert & Matilda Hoadley, Middleton Farm, Longfield, Kent


1911 Census - Middleton Farm, Farm House, Red Cow, Longfield, Kent - Robert Hoadley, head, age 45, married, labourer, farm, worker, born Tonbridge Kent; Matilda Hoadley, wife, age 45, married 25 years, 4 children, all still alive, born Tonbridge Kent; Ellen Hoadley, daughter, age 25, single, born Plaxtol, Kent; William  Hoadley, son, age 18, single, labourer on farm, born Ash, Kent; Ernest Hoadley, son, age 12, born Ash, Kent; Charles Baker, boarder, age 36, single, labourer on farm, born Burham, Kent.


Enlisted  Gravesend, Kent, age 23 years & 180 days, height 5ft 6½ inches, weight 140lbs. Resided Middleton Farm, Longfield, Kent.  Formerly carman.

Home, 5th December 1915 to 2nd July 1916; BEF, 3rd July 1916 to 18th November 1916.

5th December 1915, enlisted; 6th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 9th February 1916, mobilized; 10th February 1916, posted 12th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 4th July 1916, embarked; 5th July 1916, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 13th July 1916, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 18th November 1916, posted missing.

25th August 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Robert Hoadley, Middleton Farm, Longfield; Mother, Matilda Hoadley, Middleton Farm, Longfield; Brothers - Harry Hoadley, age 32, St Johns Hill, Sevenoaks; Ernest Hoadley, age 20, HMS Dragon; Sisters - Ellen Brown, age 34, Henfield, Sussex; Grandparents -Mrs Frisk?, Stanstead, near Wrotham, Kent; Nephews/Nieces - Willie Hoadley, age 3, St Johns Hill, Sevenoaks; Dorothy? Hoadley, age 5, St Johns Hill, Sevenoaks; Uncles/Aunts  - Dick Gardner, age 57, Leigh near Tonbridge; George Gardner, age 38, ?????, Boro' Green.

Buried at Stump Road Cemetery,  C. 35., Grandcourt, France.


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