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Private W Inkpen


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Private William INKPEN, G/4809, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 12th September 1915.

Born Ide Hill, Kent, son of James & Eliza Inkpen, Tapsells Cottages, Goathurst Common, near Sevenoaks, Kent.

4th June 1906, Parish Church, Ide Hill, married Elizabeth Kate Oliver, Fowl Hall, Paddock Wood,  Kent. 

Children - Albert Reginald Inkpen (Oliver), born 2nd December 1903, Weald, Sevenoaks, Kent; William Frederick Inkpen, born 11th September 1906, Weald, Sevenoaks, Kent; Agnes Dorothy Inkpen, born, Warlingham, Surrey; Mary Elizabeth Inkpen, born 17th August 1913, Sundridge, Kent.


1911 Census - Chevritts? Cottages, Titsey, Warlingham, Surrey - William Inkpen, head, age 31, married, farm labourer, worker, born Ide Hill, Kent; Kate Elizabeth Inkpen, wife, age 29, married 5 years, 2 children, both still alive, born Ide Hill, Kent; Frederick William Inkpen, son age 4, born The Weald, Sevenoaks, Kent; Agnes Dorothy Inkpen, daughter, age 1 year 8 months, born Warlingham, Surrey; Albert Reginald Oliver Inkpen, Love Child, age 7, school, born Ide Hill, Kent.

1911 Census - Brook Place Cottages, Brook Place, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent - James Inkpen, head, age 64, married, agricultural labourer, worker, born Chiddingstone, Kent; Eliza Inkpen, wife, age 58, married 37 years, 15 children, 12 still alive, born Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent; Ernest Inkpen, son, age 26, single, agricultural labourer, worker, born Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent; Cecil Inkpen, son, age 19, single, agricultural labourer, worker, born Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent; Percy Inkpen, son, age 17, single, agricultural labourer, worker, born Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent; Albert Inkpen, son, age 13, school,  born Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent; Dorothy Inkpen, daughter, age 11,  born Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent. 


Enlisted Tonbridge, Kent, age 34 years & 340 days, height 5ft 8 inches.  Resided Fowl Hall, Paddock Wood, Kent.  Formerly labourer.

Home 4th December 1914 to 11th May 1915; BEF 12th May 1915 to 12th September 1915.

4th December 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 15th December 1914, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th May 1915, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd August 1915, awarded 21 days Field Punishment No.23. by Commanding Officer;

20th May 1920, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Elizabeth Kate Inkpen, Prospect Place, Collier Street, near Marden, Kent; Children - Albert Reginald 2nd December 1903, Prospect Place, Collier Street, near Marden, Kent; William Frederick Inkpen, 11th September 1906, Prospect Place, Collier Street, near Marden, Kent; Agnes Dorothy Inkpen, 1909, Prospect Place, Collier Street, near Marden, Kent; Mary Elizabeth Inkpen, 17th August 1913, Prospect Place, Collier Street, near Marden, Kent; Father, James Inkpen, Tapsells Cottages, Goathurst Common, near Sevenoaks, Kent; Mother, dead; Brothers - Cecil; Percy; Ernest; Albert; Sisters - Louisa; Jessie; Emily; Lily; Dorothy.

Buried at Carnoy Military Cemetery,  H. 2., France. Commemorated in St Marys Church, Ide Hill, Kent.


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