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Private Stephen HARE, G/5122, 1st   Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 22nd July 1916.  

Born Blean, Kent,

25th December 1908, Parish Church, Canterbury, Kent, married Florence Wood Butcher, widow, of 30, Old Ruttington Lane, Canterbury, Kent.

Children - Herbert Butcher Hare, born 12th February 1902, Milton, Kent; Elsie May Butcher Hare, born 7th October 1903, Faversham, Kent; Ernest Butcher Hare, born 14th November 1907, Sturry, Kent; Florence Mary Hare, born 25th March 1910, Canterbury, Kent; Stephen F Hare, born 5th March? 1913, Canterbury, Kent; Lille Hare, born 15th June? 1915, Canterbury, Kent.


1911 Census - 30, Old Ruttington Lane, Canterbury, Kent - Stephen Hare, head, age 30, married 10 years, 5 children, 4 still alive, shell fish dealer, own account, born Tyler Hill, Canterbury, Kent; Florence Hare, wife, age 27, married 2 years, 1 child, born New Church, Kent; Hurbert Butcher, stepson, age 9, school, born Bapchild, Kent; Elsie Butcher, step daughter, age 7, school, born Sandwich, Kent; Ernest Butcher, stepson, age 3, born Canterbury, Kent; Florence Hare, daughter, age 1, born Canterbury, Kent.


Enlisted Canterbury, Kent, age 32 years & 6 months, height 5ft 8 inches, weight 180lbs.  Resided Old Ruttington Lane, Canterbury, Kent. Formerly labourer.

Home, 29th December 1914 to 21st April 1915; BEF, 22nd April 1915 to 22nd July 1916.

29th December 1914, enlisted; 30th December 1914, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st January 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 22nd April 1915, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 23rd April 1915, landed 5th Infantry Base Depot; 25th April 1915, joined battalion, "B" Company.

5th February 1917, pension of 24/6 a week awarded to widow, (Florence Barker),  and 5 children.

25th May 1920, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Florence Barker, 30, Old Ruttington Lane; Children - Ernest, Florence Stephen, Lille, ages, 12, 10, 7, 5 years, 30, Old Ruttington Lane; Father deceased; Mother deceased; Brothers - none; Sisters - none.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, France.


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