The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private F Clifton


Private Frederick CLIFTON,  241609, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death assumed on or after, 4th October 1917, age 40.

Born Islington, Middlesex, son of John & Mary Ann Clifton, of 3, Comely Bank Road, Walthamstow, London.

Enlisted Walthamstow, Essex, age 39, height 5ft 4½ inches, weight 110lbs, under standard chest (33 inches). Resided 246 Queens Road, Walthamstow, London N. Formerly picture frame maker.

Home 13th November 1915 to 11th September 1917; BEF 12th September 1917 to 4th October 1917.

13th November 1915, enlisted; 14th November 1915, to Army Reserve; 31st August 1916, mobilized; 5th September 1916, posted 2/5th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th September 1917, Southampton, embarked; 12th September 1917, Boulogne, disembarked; 12th September 1917, 4 Infantry Base Depot, Etaples; 16th September 1917, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 4th October 1917, posted missing.

18th June 1918, date to which Separation Allowance of 5/3 a week & Allotment of Pay of 3/6 a week will be paid to mother.

29th November 1919, Statement of Relatives - Mother, Mary Ann Clifton, 9 Brunswick Street, Walthamstow; Bother - William George Clifton, age 44, 17 Belgrave Road, Walthamstow; Sisters - Florence Louisa Mills, age 38, 54 Brie??y Street, Walthamstow; Ada Rawbone?, age 33, 102 Messery? Road, Walthamstow.

Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 106 to 108, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

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