The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private G J Fewell


Private George James FEWELL, S/9068, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds received in action, 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, Flanders France,  4th October 1917.

Born Crayford, Kent.

Enlisted 16th March 1914, Woolwich, Kent, age 19, height 5ft 1 inch, 111 lbs. Formerly labourer in Tannery.

Next of Kin - Mrs Elizabeth Mary Pack, (married sister), 31 Duchetts Road, Crayford, Kent.

Postings - Home, 16th March 1914 to 7th November 1914; BEF, 8th November 1914 to 20th September 1916; Home, 21st September 1916 to 10th February 1917; BEF, 11th February 1917 to 4th October 1917.

30th September 1914, absent from Parade, deprived 12 days pay; 6th November 1914, absent from parade, 3 days confined to Barracks, deprived of 3 days pay; 9th August 1916, Tried by General Court Martial, Whilst on Active Service disobeying a lawful command given to him by his superior officer. Sentenced to 3 years penal servitude; 16th August 1916 sentence commuted to one year and suspended; 29th December 1916, deprived of 3 days pay; 5th January 1917, 10 days Field Punishment No.2. deprived of 5 days pay; 4th April 1917, Absent from Roll Call at 8.30pm until 8.15pm on 5th, 28 days Field Punishment No.2.; 30th September 1917, Whilst on Active Service, using insubordinate language to an NCO, 14 days Field Punishment No.2.

Wounded 18th April 1915, shrapnel wound to head; wounded 3rd September 1916, shell wound back; wounded in action 3rd October 1917, gun shot wounds, both hands, face and fractured right tibia;  died of wounds 4th October 1917.

Buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, XX. D. 20A, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

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