The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private A C Sapey


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Private Arthur Charles SAPEY, G/18316, 6th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 20th November 1917.

1893 March, born Hockering, Norfolk, son of Sarah.

26th March 1893, Hockering, Norfolk, baptism of Arthur Charles Sapey, son of Sarah Sapey of Hockering, Norfolk.


1901 Census - The Street, Hockering, East Dereham, Norfolk - John Sapey, head, married, age 62, agricultural worker, worker, born East Luddenham, Norfolk; Julia Sapey, wife, married,  age 45, born Great Witchenham, Norfolk; John Sapey, son, single, age 23, agricultural worker, worker, born Hockering, Norfolk; Earnest Sapey, son, single, age 17, agricultural worker, worker, born Hockering, Norfolk; Julia Sapey, daughter, single, age 16,  born Hockering, Norfolk; Arthur C Sapey, grandson, age 8, scholar,  born Hockering, Norfolk.

1911 Census - The Street, Hockering, East Dereham, Norfolk - Julia Sapey, head, age 55, widow, married 38 years, 9 children, 3 still alive, House Keeper domestic, at home, born Lenwade, Norfolk; John Sapey, son, age 30, single, labourer on farm, worker, born Hockering, Norfolk; Ernest Sapey, son, age 26, single, labourer on farm, worker, born Hockering, Norfolk; Julia Sapey, daughter, age 23, single, assistant house keeper, at home, born Hockering, Norfolk; Arthur Charles Sapey, grandson, age 17, single, labourer on farm, worker, born Hockering, Norfolk; Olive Rose Vargerson, boarder, age 5 months, born Norwich, Norfolk.


4th October 1913, Norwich, Norfolk Registry Office, married Ruby A Brand, (born 11th April 1892), spinster.

Children - Arthur Charles Sapey, born 12th November 1913, Hockering, near East Dereham, Norfolk; Florence Rosebella Sapey, born 25th January 1915, Hockering, Norfolk.

Home 28th February 1916 to 5th September 1916; BEF 6th September 1916 to 12th April 1917; Home 13th April 1917 to 17th July 1917; BEF 18th July 1917 to 20th November 1917.

Enlisted Norwich, Norfolk, age 24 years & 1 month, height 5ft 4 inches, weight 118lbs. Resided Thatched Cottage, Hockering, East Dereham, Norfolk.

28th February 1916, enlisted; 29th February 1916 to Army Reserve; 8th April 1916, mobilized; 12th April 1916, posted 12th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 11th June 1916, Bromley? Camp, overstaying his leave from midnight until 10.25pm 12th June 1916 (22 hours 25 minutes), 3 days confined to Barracks, forfeits 1 days pay; 1st September 1916, transferred to 99th Battalion, Training Reserve; 5th September 1916, posted BEF; 6th September 1916, embarked / disembarked; 18th September 1916, joined 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 28th February 1917, posted 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th April 1917, wounded; 10th April 1917, Calais. 35 General Hospital, gun shot wound, right knee; 12th April 1917, transferred to England Hospital Ship, "Cambria"; 13th April 1917, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 13th April 1917 to 5th June 1917, Regents Park War Hospital, Southampton, gun shout wound right knee, piece of bone chip[ped off anterior aspect of patella - a small puncture wound on admission over anterior aspect of patella, considerable pain, no fluid in joint, wound healed 27th April 1917, but still considerable tenderness over patella, 31st May 1917, much improved walks with no pain; 14th June 1917, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 18th July 1917, BEF & posted 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 18th July 1917, embarked; 5th August 1917, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 9th August 1917, joined Battalioin, "D" Company, In the Field.

24th June 1918, pension of 25/5 a week awarded  to widow & two children.

Buried at Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, III. B. 14., Villers-Plouich, Epehy, France.

NOTE: Regimental History shows initials as A C; Soldiers Died in the Great War show first names as Arthur Charles; CWGC web site show initials as A G.


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