The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private V A Bridgland


Photograph by "Jared"

Private Vincent  A BRIDGLAND,  202476,  2nd/4th   Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, (formerly 2034, The Buffs),  killed in action,  Egypt, 4th November  1917, age 21.

Son of Harry & Harriet Bridgland, of Claremont Place, Benenden, Cranbrook, Kent.

5th April 1896, Benenden, Kent, baptism of Vincent Bridgland son of Harry & Harriet Bridgland.

1911 Census - 3 Hagues Cottages, Iden Green, Benenden, Kent - Harry Bridgland, head, age 54, married, bricklayers, born Cranbrook, Kent; Harriet Bridgland, wife, age 48, married 26 years, 10 children, all still alive, born Benenden, Kent; Alfred Charles Bridgland, son, age 18, single, gardener, born Benenden, Kent; Frank Bridgland, son, age 17, single, grocers assistant, born Benenden, Kent; Vincent Bridgland, son, age 15, farm boy, born Benenden, Kent; Laurence Bridgland, son, age 13, school, born Benenden, Kent; Frederick George Bridgland, son, age 12, school, born Benenden, Kent; Herbert Bridgland, son, age 11, school, born Benenden, Kent. 

Enlisted Ashford, Kent. Resided Bevenden, Kent.

9th August 1915, posted Balkans.

Commemorated at Jerusalem Memorial, Panel 41, Israel.

External link to Benenden Roll of Honour

London Gazette 31st December 1918


In pursuance of “The Regimental Debts Acts 1893” notice is hereby given that there is available for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled the sum of money set opposite to the name of each of the deceased Soldiers named in the lists which are published with this notice in the London Gazette and the “Army List” and are also to be seen at the Regimental Depots throughout the United Kingdom.

Applications from persons supposing themselves entitled as Next of Kin should be addressed by letter to Secretary, War Office, Imperial Institute, South Kensington, London, SW7 and marked outside “Effects”

War Office December 31st 1918                                                                 R H BRADE

List CCCCCXX of the names of deceased Officers and Soldiers whose Personal Estate is held for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled - Effects 1917-1918.

Bridgland V Pte. Royal West Kent Regiment.        £7    14s    8d

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