The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private F J Blackwell


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Private Frederick James BLACKWELL, G/12281, 7th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, 49 Casualty Clearing Station, Flanders, France,  28th October 1916, age 26.

Born Knockholt, Sevenoaks, Kent, son of William and Mary Elizabeth Blackwell, of Knockholt, Kent.


1911 Census - Woodside, Knockholt, Kent - Harriett Tapsell, head, widow, age 67, 9 children, 7 still alive, born Linton, Kent; Edward Tapsell, son, age 29, single, carpenter, born Knockholt, Kent; William Tapsell, son, age 32, single, general labourer, born Knockholt, Kent; Harriett Tapsell, daughter, age 35, single, born Knockholt, Kent; Winifred Tapsell, daughter, age 23, single, born Knockholt, Kent; William Blackwell, boarder, age 23, single, labourer on farm, born Cudham, Kent; Frederick Blackwell, boarder, age 21, single, general labourer, born Cudham, Kent.


Enlisted Sevenoaks, Kent, age 25, height 5ft 7 inches, weight 150lbs. Resided Woodside Villa, Knockholt, Kent. Formerly painter.

Next of Kin (brother) - Charles William Blackwell, 4th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, Chattenden, Kent / Woodside Villa, Knockholt, Kent.

Home 10th February 1916 to 15th June 1916; BEF 16th June 1916 to 17th July 1916; Home 18th July 1916 to 2nd October 1916; BEF 3rd October 1916 to 28th October 1916.

10th February 1916, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 10th March 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 16th June 1916, posted BEF, embarked & 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 17th June 1916, arrived Infantry Base Depot, Etaples; 6th July 1916, joined Battalion in The Field; 13th July 1916, wounded; 18th July 1916, wounded, gun shot wound left foot, transferred to England Hospital Ship Newhaven ex 20 General Hospital, Camiens; 18th July 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 19th July to 29th July 1916, Hospital, shrapnel wound, left foot; 12th September 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd October 1916, Infantry Base Depot; 3rd October 1916, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

16th May 1917, War Office memo, any decorations should be forwarded to Miss H Tapsell, Woodside Villa, Knockholt, Kent.

8th September 1919, Statement of Relatives, completed by Miss H Tapsell, sweetheart, Woodside Villa, Knockholt, Kent - Father, William Blackwell, 82 Lillington? Street, Pimlico, London, SW1; Mary Blackwell, 82 Lillington? Street, Pimlico, London, SW1; Brothers - Charles Blackwell, age 31, Woodside Villa, Knockholt, Kent; Petty Officer Ernest Blackwell, age 23, Mess 26 HMS Carnavon; Sisters - Alice Hayes, age 30, Northend Cottages, Down, Kent; Louisa Botten, age 25, 10 Maiden Lane, Dartford, Kent.

Buried at Contay British Cemetery, IV.C.20., Contay, Somme, France.


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