The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Corporal A A F Kneller


Corporal Arthur Albert Frederick KNELLER, L/10263, 6th  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 3rd May 1917.  

Born Southwark, Surrey, enlisted 15th January 1914, Maidstone, Kent, age 18, height 5ft 3 inches, weight 114lbs, resided Peckham, SE.  Formerly news vendor.

Son of Frederick James & Alice Kneller, 71 Sumner Road, Peckham, London, SE.

Previously served with 3rd Royal West Kent Regiment, Special Reserve, 8817, enlisted New Cross, 15th August 1913, served until 14th January 1914.

Postings - Home, 15th January 1914 to 7th December 1915; BEF, 8th December 1915 to 3rd May 1917.  

23rd November 1914, awarded 28 days detention by Commanding Officer, for irregular conduct whilst a sentry; 7th July 1915, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal;  11th January 1916, joined Battalion at Etaples, unfit for further service at front; 30th June 1916, rejoined Battalion; 1st August 1916, promoted Corporal; 12th August 1916, wounded, gun shot wound shoulder & face, 12th September 1916, rejoined Battalion ; 7th October 1916, appointed Acting Corporal; 7th October 1916, wounded, rejoined Battalion 15th October 1916.

Commemorated at Arras Memorial, Bay 7, France.

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