The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Company Sergeant Major A T Roffey


Company Serjeant Major Amos Thomas ROFFEY, 1575, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment.

Born Cudham, Kent, enlisted 7th September 1914, Tonbridge, Kent, age 28, height 5ft 11 inches. Formerly contractor.

Son of Amos George Roffey, Rose Cottage, Westerham Hill, Kent.

Husband of Fanny Squirrell Roffey (nee Elliff), 23 Oakley Crescent, Chelsea, SW. Married 18th June 1918, Tatsfield, Surrey.

Home, 7th September 1914 to 25th July 1915; BEF, 26th July 1915 to 12th June 1918; Leave to UK, 13th June 1918 to 26th June 1918; BEF, 27th June 1918 to 12th March 1919; 13th March 1919 to 12th April 1919.

16th November 1914, appointed Lance Corporal; 13th January 1915, promoted Corporal; 25th March 1915, appointed Lance Sergeant; 10th June 1915, promoted Sergeant; 30th September 1916, wounded, gun shot wound right thigh, admitted to 3 Canadian Hospital;1st September 1917, appointed Acting CSM; 18th September 1917, reverts to Sergeant; 15th October 1917, appointed Acting CQMS; 19th December 1917, appointed Acting CSM; 1st March 1918, promoted CSM; 21st March 1918, wounded; 26th May 1918, appointed Acting RSM; 13th March 1919, to UK for Demobilisation; 12th April 1919, transferred to Reserve and Demobilized to Grove / Rose Cottage, Westerham Hill, Kent. June 1921 at Picardy, Mossella Road, Westerham, Kent.

4th June 1920, 20% disability, first award, ***** fever, 10/8 a week, 13th February 1920 to 31st May 1921, gun shot wound thigh attributed no disabilty.


London Gazette 3rd September 1918.

His Majesty The KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the award of the Distinguished Conduct Medal to the under mentioned Warrant Officers, Non-commissioned Officers, and Men, for gallantry and distinguished service in the Field:

Company Serjeant Major A T ROFFEY, 1575, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment. (Westerham).

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He gave great assistance to his company commander during a counter-attack, and under heavy machine-gun fire did much to help in successfully gaining the objective. Throughout he set a fine example to his men.

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