The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Sergeant C W Haines


Serjeant (Charles) William HAINES, 200228, (1412), 1st/4th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Baldak, North West Frontier, 27th May 1919, age 23.

Son of William and Eliza Haines, of 4, Victoria Cottages, St. Paul's Cray, Kent. 

1911 Census - 4, Victoria Cottages, St. Paul's Cray, Kent - Albert Haines, head, age 32, married, farm labourer, worker, born Chislehurst, Kent; Eliza Haines, wife, age 42, married 4 years, 2 children, both still alive, born Brasted, Kent; William Haines, stepson, age 15, single, machine boy, paper maker, worker, born St. Paul's Cray, Kent; Florence Haines, step daughter, age 12, school, born St. Paul's Cray, Kent; Emily Haines, step daughter, age 8, born St. Paul's Cray, Kent; Ivy Haines, daughter, age 3, born St. Paul's Cray, Kent; Mabel Haines, daughter, age 9 months, born St. Paul's Cray, Kent.

Enlisted Bromley, Kent. Resided St Pauls Cray, Kent.

Buried Chaman Cemetery. D.7.

Commemorated at Delhi Memorial (India Gate), Face 23, India.


These record details of individuals who were originally buried in smaller or isolated cemeteries, but who, at a later date, were exhumed and reburied in war cemeteries. The concentration of cemeteries allowed otherwise unmaintainable graves to be moved into established war grave cemeteries where th Commission could ensure proper commemoration.

The Delhi Memorial - Of the 13,300 Commonwealth servicemen commemorated by name on the memorial, just over 1,000 lie in cemeteries to the west of the River Indus, where maintenance was not possible. The remainder died in fighting on or beyond the North West Frontier and during the Third Afghan War, and have no known grave. The Delhi Memorial also acts as a national memorial to all of the 70,000 soldiers of undivided India who died during the years 1914-1921, the majority of whom are commemorated by name outside the confines of India.

London Gazette 15th January 1920.

His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the Military Medal to the under mentioned Warrant Officers, Non Commissioned Officers and Men for bravery in the field with the British Forces in India:

Royal West Kent Regiment. - 200228, Sjt Haines, W, 4th Battalion (St Paul's Cray)

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