The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Captain A F Craig


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Captain Arthur Francis CRAIG, 1st / 4th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, (attached  30th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps), died of wounds, 4th October 1918, age 24.

Son of John Francis and Ada Georgina Craig, of I, Mount Ephraim Mansions, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.


1911 Census - Charterhouse Sanatorium, Peperharrow Road, Godalming, Surrey - Arthur Francis Craig, patient, age 16, single, school boy, born Marple, Cheshire. 


29th October 1914, served in India. June 1918 served in France.

4th February 1919, Probate - Craig Arthur Francis of Erin Lodge, Camden Park, Tunbridge Wells. Lieutenant, Acting Captain, 4th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment T.F. died 4th October 1918 in France. Administration London 4th February to John Francis Craig, retired merchant. Effects £311 7s 2d.

Buried at  La Kreule Military Cemetery, VI. A. 13., Nord, France. Commemorated at Charterhouse School, Godlaming, Surrey.


London Gazette 17th October 1914.

The under mentioned to be Second Lieutenants - Arthur Francis Craig, (late Cadet Charterhouse School contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps).

London Gazette 4th May 1917.

War Office, 4th May 1917 - TERRITORIAL FORCE - INFANTRY

Royal West Kent Regiment - 2nd Lieutenant A F Craig, to be Lieutenant,  with precedence as from 1st June 1916 - 5th May 1917.

London Gazette 13th February 1918.

War Office, 13th February 1918. Regular Forces - Machine Gun Corps

The under mentioned Lieutenants to be Lieutenants:

A F Craig (Royal West Kent Regiment, Territorial Force). 15 September 1917, with seniority 1st June 1916.

London Gazette 16th February 1918.

Royal West Kent Regiment - Lieutenant A F Craig is seconded. 15th September 1917.

London Gazette 23rd September 1918.

Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) - Lieutenant A F Craig (Royal West Kent Regiment, Territorial Force) to be acting Captain while 2nd in command of a Company. 17th July 1918.


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