The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private A R Christian


Private Arthur Robert CHRISTIAN,  G/18364,  7th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 3rd May 1917.

Born Gravesend, Kent.

4th April 1904, Gravesend, married Isabella Pattman, spinster.

Children - Phyliss Eliza Christian, born 16th July 1907, Gravesend, Kent; Doris Violet Christian, born 26th June 1911, Gravesend, Kent; Elsie Hester Christian, born 16th June 1913, Gravesend, Kent; Arthur William George Christian, born 18th December 1914, Gravesend, Kent.

1911 Census - 152 Wellington Street, Gravesend, Kent. - Arthur Christian, head, age 31, married, upholsterer, house furnisher, born Gravesend, Kent; Isabella Christian, wife, age 28, married 7 years, 1 child, born Gravesend, Kent; Phillis Christian, daughter, age 3, born Gravesend, Kent; Harry Pattman, boarder, age 26, single, seaman, merchant service, born Gravesend, Kent.

Enlisted Gravesend,  Kent, age 35 years & 332 days, height 6ft, weight 172lbs, decayed teeth, inguinial hernia, mitral stenosis. Resided 152 Wellington Street, Gravesend, Kent. Formerly clerk.

Home 29th November 1915 to 12th September 1916; BEF 13th September 1916 to 3rd May 1917.

Separation Allowance of 27/6 a week & Allotment of Pay of 5/3 a week paid to wife.

29th November 1915, enlisted; 30th November 1915, to Army Reserve; 8th June 1916, mobilized; 9th June 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, Service No.12614; 13th September 1916, posted BEF; 13th September 1916, embarked, posted 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment; 8th October 1916, transferred to 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st November 1916, awarded 3 days Field Punishment No.1.

14th November 1917, Probate - Christian Arthur Robert of 152 Wellington Street, Gravesend, Kent Private Royal West Kent Regiment, died 3rd May 1917 in France on Active Service. Administration London 14th November to Isabella Christian, widow. Effects £181.

26th November 1917, pension of 28/9 a week awarded to widow & four children.

Commemorated at Arras Memorial, Bay 7, Pas de Calais, France.


London Gazette 22nd January 1917.

His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to award the Military Medal for bravery in the Field to the under mentioned Ladies, Non-Commissioned Officers and men:

18364 Pte. A. Christian, Royal West Kent Regiment.

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