The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private T H Heard


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Private Thomas Herbert HEARD, S/74, 1st   Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of Cerebro Meningitis (spinal), at 10th Stationary Hospital, St Omer, France, 15th March 1915, age 41.   

10th June 1873, born Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, son of Tom and Frances Elizabeth Heard.

18th June 1899, St Mary, Battersea, Wandsworth, Herbert Thomas Heard, age 26, bachelor, coffee house keeper, 103 Battersea Park Road, father, Tom Heard, engineer, married Emily Harriett Eliza Griffen, age 23, spinster. 103 Battersea Park Road, father, George Griffen, leather dresser.

Child - Emily Florence Elizabeth Heard, born 23rd November 1899, East Battersea.


1911 Census - 32 Fleming Road, Walworth, London, SE - Thomas Herbert Heard, head, age 37, married, house painter, house decorator, worker, born Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire; Emily Harriett Eliza Heard. wife, age 34, married 11 years, 1 child, cook, restaurant, born Walworth; Emily Florence Elizabeth Heard, daughter, age 11, born Battersea.


Previously served in Royal West Kent Regiment.

Enlisted Woolwich, SE, age 41 years & 90 days, height 5ft 7½ inches, weight 138lbs, blue eyes,dark hair, burn scars left side of chest. Resided Walworth, SE. Formerly machinist.

Home 17th August 1914 to 26th December 1914; BEF 27th December 1914 to 15th March 1915.

17th August 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th September 1914, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 27th December 1914, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment;

13th September 1915, pension awarded to widow & one child.

Buried at  Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, I. A. 61., France.

NOTE: Regimental History shows initials as H J and Soldiers Died in the Great War shows first names as Herbert James; CWGC web site shows first names as Thomas Herbert.


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