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Private Thomas HAMPTON, L/9462, 2nd  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, (gun shot wound abdomen), at Nasiriyah with Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 10th February 1916.

Born Woodchurch, Kent, son of George & Fanny Hampton, Hillside Cottages, Allington, near Maidstone, Kent / Vinters Farm Cottages, nr Maidstone, Kent.

Enlisted Chatham, Kent, age 22 years & 2 months,  height 5ft 9½ inches, 159lbs, fresh complexion, brown eyes, brown hair,  tattoo marks, anchor & woman left forearm. Formerly labourer.


1911 Census - Quebee Barracks, Bordon, Alton, Hampshire - Thomas Hampton, Private, age 23, single, 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, Soldier, born Woodchurch, Kent.


9th May 1910, enlisted; 12th May 1910, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 21st December 1911, Peshawar; 2nd May 1913, Cherat; 30th January 1915, Bombay, embarked; 6th February 1915, Basra, disembarked; 26th June 1915, Basra, drunk in Billets about 5.30pm whilst employed on Regimental Police; 18th September 1915. 3 Field Ambulance; 2nd November 1915, Basra, smoking without permission whilst standing to ???.

29th September 1920, Statement of Relatives - Father, George Hampton, Vinters Farm Cottages, nr Maidstone, Kent; Mother, Francis Hampton, Vinters Farm Cottages, nr Maidstone, Kent; Brothers - Brothers - Herbert Hampton, age 30; Ernest Hampton, age 27; George Hampton, age 23; John Hampton, age 20; Harold Hampton, age 17; Ben Hampton, age 14; Sister - Rhoda Hampton, age 24.

Buried at Basra War Cemetery, VI. R. 4., Iraq.


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