The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private G A Clapson


Private George Alfred CLAPSON, G/2470, 8th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, on or after, 26th September 1915.

Born Notting Hill, Middlesex, son of Mrs. Barbara Clapson, of 250, Lancaster Road, Notting Hill, London.

Enlisted Fulham, Middlesex, age 24 years & 125 days, height 5ft 6 inches, weight 140lbs, complexion pale, eyes brown, hair brown, blue marks both forearms, scar behind left ear, scar on forehead. Formerly labourer.

Home 8th September 1914 to 29th August 1915; BEF 30th August 1915 to 26th September 1915.

8th September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th September 1914, posted 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 10th October 1914, Shoreham, committing a nuisance in the lines about 8.40pm, insubordinate language to an NCO, awarded 10 days Field Punishment No.2.; 11th April 1915, Redhill, overstaying his pass from midnight until 9.00am 12th April, 7 days confined to Barracks, forfeits 1 days pay; 28th May 1915, Shoreham, absent from Tattoo until 1st June, 10 days confined to Barracks, deprived of 5 days pay, forfeits 5 days pay; 26th September 1915, wounded & missing.

24th July 1919, Statement of Relatives - Mother, Barbara Clapson, of 250, Lancaster Road; Brothers - Sam Clapson, age 35, 221548, Army Service Corps, in France; Richard Clapson, age 33, 5 Broadway, Willesden; Arthur Clapson, age 45?, 21 Warrington, BNK?; Sister, Mary Ann Clapson, age 41?, 6 Stanley Crescent, Notting Hill.

Commemorated at Loos Memorial, Panel 95 to 97, Pas de Calais, France.

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