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Private William HOADLEY, G/6461, 1st Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 9th April 1917, age 36.

Born Swanscombe, Kent, son of George Joseph and Mary Ann Hoadley, of 97, Milton Road, Swanscombe, Kent. 


1911 Census - 27 High Street, Galley Hill, Swanscombe, Greenhithe, Kent - George Thomas Lee, head, age 44, married, labourer at paper mills, paper making, worker, born Dartford, Kent; Emma Lee, wife, age 43, married, 22 years, 4 children, all still alive, born Northfleet, Kent; Thomas George Lee, son, age 21, single, boot maker dealer, own account, at home, born Stone, Kent; Ernest James Lee, son, age 13, school, born Gravesend, Kent; Edward Walter Lee, son, age 8, born Swanscombe, Kent; William Hoadley, boarder, age 29, single, labourer cement work, worker, born Swanscombe, Kent; Edward Dowman, boarder, age 30, single, labourer cement work, worker, born Chatham, Kent; James Baker, boarder, age 34, single, labourer cement work, worker, born West Ham, Essex; Arthur C Matthews, boarder, age 39, single, labourer cement work, worker, born Battersea, Surrey.


Enlisted Gravesend, Kent.

1st October 1915, posted BEF.

Legatee, Emma Lee; residual legatee Mary Ann Hoadley, mother.

Commemorated at  Arras Memorial, Bay 7, France, and on Swanscombe War Memorial.

see also Pte J Hoadley


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