The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Second Lieutenant R F T Burrell


St Mary's Parish Church, Wimbledon

Second Lieutenant Raymond Francis Topham BURRELL, 8th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, wounded & missing at Hulluch, Western Front, 26th September 1915,  age 25.

Son of Joseph Arthur and Mina Louisa Burrell, of Oak Holm, Wimbledon, London.

23rd February 1890, Wimbledon, Surrey, baptism of Raymond Francis Topham Burrell, son of Joseph Arthur and Mina Louisa Burrell.

1911 Census - Oakholm, Southside Common, Wimbledon, London - Joseph Arthur Burrell, head, age 61, married, solicitor. born Bayswater, London;  Mina Louisa Burrell, wife, age 51, married 30  years, 5 children, all still alive, born Brenchley, Kent; Douglas Godfrey Topham Burrell, son, age 25, single, surveyors clerk, born Wimbledon, Surrey; Raymond Francis Topham Burrell, son, age 21, single, solicitors clerk, born Wimbledon, Surrey; Josephine Mina Burrell, daughter, age 13, school, born Wimbledon, Surrey; Ellen Eliza Hernderson, age 39, servant, single, ladies maid, born Woolwich, Kent; Agnes Bishop, servant, single, age 39, parlour maid, born Little Melton, Norfolk; Sarah Melinda Vaughan, servant, single, age 34, housemaid, born High Beech, Gloucestershire; Mary Jane Whitfield, servant, single, age 18, parlour maid, born Wandsworth, Surrey; Winifred Cox, servant, single, age 15, housemaid, born Peckham, Surrey; Annie Alice Alley, servant, single, age 39, cook, born London; Bessie Tiley, servant, single, age 17, kitchen maid, born Camberwell, Surrey. 

18th April 1914, Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, ship Aragon arrived Southampton from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Joseph Arthur Burrell, solicitor, age 64 & Raymond Francis Burrell, student, age 24.

1917, Probate - BURRELL Raymond Francis Popham of Oak Holm, Wimbledon, Surrey and of 66 Lincolns Inn Fields, Middlesex, Second Lieutenant   Royal West Kent Regiment, died 26th September 1916 on Active Service. Administration London 19th February to Joseph Arthur Burrell, Esquire. Effects £138 18s 10d.

April 1920, Major J C Hollingsworth forwards application for 1914/1915 Star on behalf of J A Burrell Esq in respect of the services of his late son.

Commemorated at  Loos Memorial, Panel 95 to 97, Pas de Calais, France.

London Gazette 3rd February 1915.

War Office, 3rd February, 1915.


The dates of appointment of the temporary Second Lieutenants shewn in the undermentioned Units are as now stated, and not as previously notified in earlier Gazettes.

The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment, 8th Battalion. R F T BURRELL. Dated 29th October 1914.

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