The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Captain G M G Culley


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Captain Geoffrey Matthew George CULLEY, 11th  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, 15th September 1916, age 33.

April 1883, born Kirkheaton, Northumberland, son of Matthew Tewart. and Eleanor Jane Culley, of Coupland Castle, Northumberland.

Educated at Cheltenham.


1911 Census - Grove House, Semley, Shatftesbury, Wiltshire - Eleanor Jane Culley, head, age 66, widow, born Chalton, Northumberland; Geoffrey Matthew George Culley, son, age 28, single, Captain, 4th Reserve Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, born  Kirkheaton, Northumberland; Mary Ann James, housekeeper, age 52, single, born Deptford, Kent; Lillian Hare, cook, age 29, born Donhead, Wilshire; Louise Mardment, housemaid, age 35, born Tisbury, Wiltshire; William Bowers, footman, age 15, born Buckland, Hampshire.


April 1914, Droxford, Hampshire, married Elizabeth Francis Twynam, of Corscombe, Dorset.

Children - George William Culley, born January 1915, Tisbury, Wiltshire. Died 24th March 1945, Western Front, buried at Kleve, Klever Landkreis, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany; Geoffrey Mathew Culley, born 27th September 1916, Wardour, Wiltshire. Died 17th May 1942 age 25 and buried in Tobruck War Cemetery.

Previously served in Durham Militia.

12th May 1915 posted BEF with 9th Battalion Scottish Rifles; September 1915, wounded; June 1916, posted BEF with Royal West Kent Regiment.

27th February 1917, Probate - Culley Geoffrey Matthew George of Hillside, Wardour, Tisbury, Wiltshire. Captain 11th (Service) Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, died 15th September 1916 in France of Belgium. Probate London 27th February to Reverend Matthew Cullkey, clerk. Effects £2534 13s 1d.

Buried at  Bulls Road Cemetery, III. G. 8., Flers, Somme, France.

Commemorated at Semley, Wiltshire War Memorial in St Leonard's Churchyard; Semley Baptist Chapel Memorial Plaque; St Gregory the Great Church, Kirknewton, Northumberland.

St Peter's Church, Soberton, Hampshire


London Gazette 22nd May 1916.

Temporary Captain G. M. G. Culley, from Scottish Rifles to be temporary Captain,  5 May, 1916, but with seniority from 1 Apr. 1915.


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