The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private G Clifton


Private George CLIFTON, G/9216, 10th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 13th February 1917.

Born Greenwich, Kent.

23rd October 1915, Register Office Woolwich, married Ellen Morrow, widow.

Enlisted Woolwich, Kent, age 39 years & 70 days, height 5ft 8½ inches, weight 150lbs, tattoo left forearm.  Resided 133 High Street, South Woolwich, SE. Formerly labourer. Next of Kin on enlistment, sister, Mrs Ada Deagan, 79 Floyd Road, Charlton, Kent.

Home 26th July 1915 to 2nd May 1916; BEF 3rd May 1916 to 13th February 1917.

26th July 1915, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 2nd August 1915, posted 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 2nd August 1915, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 10th November 1915, forfeits 2 days pay & reverts to Private for absence; 2th November 1915, absent from Roll Call for 48 hours, admonished & forfeits 3 days pay; 3rd May 1916, posted BEF; 3rd May 1916, Southampton, embarked; 4th May 1916, Havre, disembarked; 16th October 1916, trial by GCM, drunkenness, when on Active Service, sentenced to 12 months detention with hard labour, awaiting trial 8 days, not to be committed to Prison till further orders, sentenced commuted to 3 months Field Punishment No.1., authority DAAG;

Separation Allowance 12/6 a week, Allotment of Pay 3/6 a week.

10th September 1917, pension of 15/- a week awarded to widow.

24th October 1919, Mrs H Taylor (nee Clifton), 3 Glass Yard, High Street, South Woolwich.

Buried at Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, M. 31., Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

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