Wescombe, Walden


War Service:
Lance Corporal R/34128 WALDEN WESCOMBE of 17th battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps died in Greenwich on 19 October 1918, aged 24. He went to France on 25 October 1916 and on 1 August 1917 he sustained a gunshot wound to his right hand and wrist. He was taken back to No. 2 General Hospital for treatment but on 22 January 1918 he was discharged from the army as no longer fit for service.

He is buried in Brockley cemetery, where his name is recorded on the screen wall listing those whose graves have no headstone.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the war memorial at the church of St Catharine, Hatcham.

When he was attested on 10 December 1915 he gave his occupation as milk carrier. He was the son of Mrs. Jane Wescombe, of 40, Foxwell Street, Brockley. His brother John died on 24 February 1919 and is buried in Brockley cemetery.


Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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