Henry Osborne Mace

Informations sur naissance

Année de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Brand Green, Gloucestershire, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations générales

Dernière résidence connue:
Burnham, Rochester, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations service militaire

Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Numéro de service:
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Folkestone, Kent, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
 —  The Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), 10th Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Jute Cottages, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Tyne Cot Memorial
Panneau: 107A

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Victory Medal

Points d'intérêt 3

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Dernière résidence connue
#3 Lieu d'enrôlement

Mon histoire

Private Henry Osborne Mace, a former labourer from Burnham, Kent, was enlisted with the 10th Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), 123th Brigade, 41st Division. He took part in the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917. The 10th Battalion first saw action on 31 July 1917 during the opening battle. On 20 September they were back in the line in front of Geluvelt. They moved to the assembly area with HQ in Hedge Street tunnels. When the attack commenced they moved forward to the Old British Frontline. During the evening the battalion received orders to reinforce but later the order was cancelled.
The next morning a new attack was launched by the 20th Bn. Durham Light Infantry on the left. As they came up level with the 10th Royal West Kent, the latter joined in. Some progress was made but due to machine gun fire the Durhams and Royal West Kents were brought to a halt. They had to dig in just in front of the Bassevillebeek in a line, short of Joist Trench (which had been the objective) but in level with Tower Hamlets. Counter attacks in the afternoon and evening were repulsed. Private Henry Osborne Mace lost his life during this attack and is now remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

Sources 5

"The Third Ypres Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account", McCarthy C., London, Unicorn Publishing Group, 2018, p. 88
Sources utilisées
Sources utilisées
Atkinson T., The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment 1914-1919, London, Simpkin Marshall Hamilton Kent & Co LTD, 1924, pp. 288-291
Sources utilisées
Sources utilisées
War Diary 10th Bn Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), September 1917
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