The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Sergeant H H Hoadley


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Sergeant Hector Hugh HOADLEY, L/8155, 2nd  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Nasiriyah, with Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 24th July 1915.

1888, *born Bexhill, Sussex, son Benjamin & Clara Hoadley.

* born Battle Sussex, according to Tonbridge Historical Society.

Enlisted Maidstone, Kent.  Resided Tonbridge, Kent. 


1911 Census - Military, India - Hector Hugh Hoadley, Corporal, single, 2nd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, Soldier, born Hastings, Sussex.


6th February 1915, posted Asiatic Theatre of War.

13th December 1918, Probate - Hector Hugh Hoadley, of 17 Grant Road, Addiscombe, Croydon, Surrey, died 24th July 1915 at Nasiringeh Persian Gulf. Administration London 13th December to May Catherine Hoadley, spinster. Effects £106 17s 4d.

Buried at Basra War Cemetery, II. R. 11., Iraq.


Commemorated on Tonbridge War Memorial - Tonbridge War Memorial - The original World War I memorial at the Junction of Pembury Road and Quarry Hill. The names were later re-inscribed in the new Memorial Garden in Bradford Street. 

From Tonbridge History - Hector Hugh Hoadley was born in Battle in 1888, the son of Benjamin and Clara. In 1901 Hector was employed as a page boy in the household of Richard Bevan, a surgeon at Hammersmith. In 1911 he was a corporal in the 2nd Royal West Kent Regiment, at time of enlistment was living in Tonbridge and married to May Catherine Tratt. During the Great War he was promoted to Sergeant 8155. He died in Basra on 24th July 1915 and is buried in Basra War cemetery.


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