The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Second Lieutenant L B Stansell


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Second Lieutenant  Lionel Brough STANSELL, 10th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment and Royal Air Force, died of pneumonia,  Military Hospital, Reading, Berkshire, 26th October 1918, age 25.

Born Maidstone, son of Lionel William & Esther Stansell, of 17, Albion Place, Maidstone, Kent.

29th January 1893, St Peter, Maidstone, Kent, baptism of Lionel Brough Stansell, son of Lionel William & Esther Stansell.

1911 Census - 7, Albion Place, Maidstone, Kent -  Lionel William Stansell, head, age 49, married, Analytical Chemist & Public Analyst, County & Borough Council, own account with Partner, born Islington, London; Esther Stansell, wife, age 50, married 27 years, 3 children, 2 still alive, born St Helens, Lancashire; Ellen Stansell, daughter, age 25, single, born Maidstone, Kent;  Lionel Brough Stansell, son, age 18, single, Insurance Clerk, Kent Insurance Company, born Maidstone, Kent.

Home 29th November 1915 to 25th December 1916; BEF 26th December 1916 to 5th October 1917; Home 6th October 1917 to 28th May 1918.

29th November 1915, Maidstone, enlisted West Kent (Queens Own) Yeomanry, Service No.2265, age 23, height 5ft 10 inches. Resided 7, Albion Place, Maidstone, Kent; 6th July 1916, appointed Lance Corporal; 5th December 1916, embarked / disembarked; 6th December 1916, transferred to 4th (Reserve), Battalion,  Royal West Kent Regiment; 6th December 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, Service No.G/19045; 26th December 1916, posted BEF & 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 26th December 1916, joined Battalion, In the Field; 2nd October 1917, to England, for a Commission; 6th October 1917, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 23rd October 1917, attached 23rd Training Reserve Brigade; 28th May 1918, discharged in consequence of having been Commissioned.

30th November 1918, Probate - Lionel Brough Stansell, of 7, Albion Place, Maidstone, died 26th October 1918, at No.1. Military Hospital, Reading. Administration London 30th November to Lionel William Stansell, analyst. Effects £208 17s 1d.

Buried at Maidstone Cemetery, 1. B. 290., Kent.


London Gazette 21st August 1917.

His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to award the Military Medal for bravery in the Field to the under mentioned Non-commissioned Officers and Men.

19045 Lance Corporal  L. B. Stansell, Royal West Kent Regiment

London Gazette 4th June 1918.

The under mentioned Cadets to be temporary 2nd Lieutenants. - Royal West Kent Regiment -  29 May 1918. - Lionel Brough Stansell, M.M.

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