The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lance Corporal G Cheel


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Lance Corporal George CHEEL, 240177,  1st/5th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, attached 2nd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, died, Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 18th August 1916, age 21.

Born Bromley, Kent, son of George & Emma Cheel (stepmother), of 43, Freeland Road, Bromley, Kent.


1911 Census - 43, Freeland Road, Bromley, Kent - George Henry Cheel, head, age 72, married, carpenter, own account, born Bromley, Kent; Emma Cheel, wife, age 51, married 10 years, no children, born Notley, Essex; George William Cheel, son, age 14, tinmans mate, born Bromley, Kent; Alexander Dannett, boarder, age 26?, single, carpenter, born Caithness Thurso.


Enlisted Bromley, Kent, age 17. Resided 43, Freeland Road, Bromley, Kent. Formerly fitters mate.

Home 8th January 1913 to 28th October 1914; 29th October 1914 to 31st August 1915; 1st September 1915 to 31st July 1916.

8th January 1913, enlisted, 5th Battalion,  Royal West Kent Regiment, Service No.1440; 6th October 1914, appointed Lance Corporal; 12th February 1915?, examined at Jhansi, India, age 20, height 5ft 9 inches, weight 145lbs; 14th August 1915, embarked; 26th August 1915, disembarked; 7th September 1915, joined Battalion, In the Field; 23rd December 1915, wounded, at Kut-al-Amarah; 29th April 1916, Kut-al-Amarah, presumed Prisoner of War; 28th February 1918, War Office, unofficially reported died of dysentery at Yarbaschi, in Juky 1916, as a Prisoner of War

Buried at Baghdad (North Gate) Cemetery, XXI. R. 32., Iraq.


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