The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

 Private R H Hotchkiss


Private Robert Henry HOTCHKISS, G/20185, 1st Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, 2 Canadian Clearing Station, France, 27th October 1917, age 29.

14th August 1888, born Islington, N, son of George and Mary Hotchkiss, of Islington, London.

1911 Census - 94 Lordship Lane, Wood Green - George Hotchkiss, head, age 58, married, marine store dealer, employer, at home, born Camden Town, London; Mary Hotchkiss, wife, age 48, married 35 years, 7 children, 2 still alive, housekeeper, at home, born Aldershot, Hampshire; Robert Hotchkiss, son, age 22, single, rag & metal sorter, worker, at home, born Finsbury Park, London; Margaret Cotton, age 21, visitor, single, ironer, laundry, worker, born Finsbury Park, London.

24th December 1911, St Mark, Noel Park, Harringey, Middlesex, Robert Henry Hotchkiss, age 23 bachelor, rag dealer, 94 Lordship Lane, father, George Hotchkiss, rag dealer, married Margaret Cotton, age 21, spinster, packer, father, William Cotton, plasterer.

Children - Mary A D Hotchkiss, born 1913, Islington, died 1913; Robert William Hotchkiss, born 1st December 1913, Islington,  died July 1917; George Albert Hotchkiss, born 25th March 1916, Islington.

24th June 1916, deemed to have enlisted.

Enlisted  Whitehall, SW, age 28 years, 10 months, height 5ft 6 inches, weight 136lbs, flat feet, Hallux Valgas right foot.  Resided 119 Tonthill Road, Finsbury Park, London N. Formerly rag merchant.

Home 13th June 1917 to 9th October 1917; BEF 10th October 1917 to 27th October 1917.

13th June 1917, Called up for Service; 13th June 1917, posted 1st London Regiment, Service No.204830, Handel Street, Bloomsbury; 14th June 1917, posted 1st / 2nd Reserve London Regiment; 10th October 1917, posted BEF; 12th October 1917, Southampton, embarked; 13th October 1917, Havre, disembarked; 13th October 1917, Havre, Infantry Base Depot; 16th October 1917, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 21st  October 1917, joined Battalion, In the Field; 26th October 1917, wounded.

13th May 1918, pension of 20/5 a week awarded to widow & one child.

Buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, XXII. F. 17, Belgium.

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