The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lieutenant C J A Kysh


Lieutenant Claude James Anthony KYSH,  1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died, 27th November 1918.

Born 31st January 1894, Saint Michael, Barbados.

Commemorated at Thorpe-next-Norwich (St Andrew) Church Cemetery, West of Chapel, Norfolk.

Notes of DNW Auctions (Dix Noonan Webb, 16 Bolton St, Mayfair, London, W1J 8BQ), on the sale of his Victory Medal in March 2008 - 

Claude James Anthony Kysh was born in St Michael’s, Barbados, on 31 January 1894. He was educated at Harrison College, Barbados, and joined the Barbados Volunteer Force in 1910. After leaving College he became a Sugar Planter. Returning to England with the onset of war, he was commissioned into the 7th Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment on 14 October 1914. With them he entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 18 August 1914. In November he contracted ‘Trench Foot’ and on 31 December was evacuated to England. By August 1916 he had recovered sufficiently to join the 3rd (Reserve) Battalion and sail to Egypt on ‘Draft Conducting Duties’. Still not fully fit; in July 1918 a medical report stated he was suffering from Trench Foot and Neuritis. Returning to England for treatment, he died on 27 November 1918 in the Norfolk War Hospital, Thorpe, Norfolk.

London Gazette 13th July 1915.

The under mentioned Second Lieutenants (on probation) are confirmed in their rank.

The Royal West Kent Regiment - Claude James Anthony Kysh.

London Gazette 15th September 1916.

R. W. Kent R. - 2nd Lt. C. J. A. Kysh to be Lt.  - 22nd Dec. 1915.

London Gazette 30th December 1919


In pursuance of “The Regimental Debts Acts 1893” notice is hereby given that there is available for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled the sum of money set opposite to the name of each of the deceased Officers, and Soldiers and Airmen named in the lists which are published with this notice in the London Gazette and the “Army List” and are also to be seen at the Regimental Depots throughout the United Kingdom.

Applications from persons supposing themselves entitled as Next of Kin should be addressed by letter to Secretary, War Office, Imperial Institute, South Kensington, London, SW7 and marked outside “Effects”

War Office December 30th  1919                                                               R H BRADE

List CCCCCXXX of the names of deceased Officers and Soldiers whose Personal Estate is held for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled - Effects 1918-1919.

Kysh C J A, 2nd Lieutenant, Royal West Kent Regiment.        £2    6s    3d

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