The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private E W Cross


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Private Edward William CROSS, G/12673, 1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of lobar pneumonia, 23 Casualty Clearing Station,  10th May 1917, age 28.

1888, July, born Shoreham, Kent, son of Mary Ann Cross, of 2, Taylor's Cottages, High St., Sevenoaks, Kent.


1911 Census - 2, Taylor's Cottages, Buckhurst Lane, High St., Sevenoaks, Kent - Mary Ann Cross, head, age 50, widow, married 29 years, 2 children, both still alive, born Ightham, Kent; Edward William Cross, son, age 21, single, auxiliary postman, Civil Service, born Ightham, Kent; Ellen Morphen, sister, age 58, single, monthly nurse, born Wateringbury, Kent.


Enlisted Sevenoaks, Kent, age 27 years & 6 months, height 5ft 6 inches, weight 137lbs, scar on right eyebrow.  Resided 2, Taylor's Cottages, High St., Sevenoaks, Kent. Formerly postman.

Home 11th December 1915 to 7th December 1916; BEF 8th December 1916 to 10th May 1917.

Separation Allowance 5/3 a week, Allotment of Pay 3/6 a week.

11th December 1915, enlisted; 12th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 18th March 1916, mobilized & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 18th March 1916, posted 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st September 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 27th November 1916, Fort Pitt, upper & lower dentures; 8th December 1916, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 8th December 1916, disembarked; 31st December 1916, joined Battalion, "A" Company; 10th January 1917, urinating in his billet, 7 days Field Punishment No.2.; 6th February 1917, urinating in his ????, deprived of 14 days pay; 17th February 1917, 14 Field Ambulance, P.U.O.; 1st March 1917, to 11 Casualty Clearing Station; 13th March 1917, rejoined Battalion; 28th March 1917, 12 Field Ambulance, diarrhoea; 4th April 1917, rejoined Battalion; 10th May 1917, 23 Casualty Clearing Station, lobar pneumonia.

1st September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Mother, Mary Ann Cross, 2, Taylor's Cottages, High St., Sevenoaks, Kent; Sister - Lillian Mabel Atkin, age 36, 95 Northcote Road, West Croydon, Surrey.

Buried at  Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, IV. B. 5., Pas de Calais, France.


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