The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private G Loughery


Private George LOUGHERY, L/9148, 2nd  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died whilst a Prisoner of War,  Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force,  30th September 1916, age 43.

Born Wimbledon, Kingston, Surrey.

Son of David Gordon Loughery, 27 Carlton Road, Wimbledon, Surrey.

Brother of Mrs Annie Henden, Furniston House, Luton, Bedfordshire; 24th January 1920, 69 Ashburnham, Luton, Bedfordshire.

15th October 1894, enlisted in Royal Army Medical Corps, 10591, at Aldershot, as George Ross Loughery, age 20, discharged at Edinburgh, 28th August 1905 for misconduct, age 30, formerly plumber. Resided at 2 Cowper Road, Haydonis Road, South Wimbledon, Surrey. Postings - Home, 15th October 1894 to October 1900; South Africa, October 1900 to October 1902; Home, October 1902 to 4th December 1902; South Africa, 5th December 1902 to 6th February 1903; Home, 7th February 1903 to 28th August 1905. All Service and Medals forfeited on discharge for misconduct.

8th July 1908, enlisted into Royal West Kent Regiment, Special Reserve, 7697, Canterbury, Kent, age 23, height 5ft 3 inches, weight 116lbs.

13th November 1908, enlisted into Regular Army, age 23, height 5ft 3 inches, weight 116lbs. Formerly porter.

24th June 1912, Peshawar, improper conduct towards an NCO, 1 day confined to Barracks; 29th September 1912, Peshawar, gambling in the Barrack Room, 7 days confined to Barracks;  30th November 1913, Multan, absent from Tattoo, 5 days confined to Barracks; 14th September 1914, Hydrerbad, drunk in the Barrack Room, using obscene language to an NCO, 5 days confined to Barracks; 8th November 1914, Jhansi, drunk & creating a disturbance in camp at about 9.15pm, 8 days confined to Barracks, fines10/-, forfeits 1 days pay; 19th May 1915, answering an NCO back when advised not to do so, 7 days confined to Barracks.

29th April 1916, taken Prisoner at Kut-al-Amara.

24th January 1920, following a Kings Pardon, the following medals were restored,  Queens South African & 1 Clasp; Kings South African & 2 Clasps and sent to soldiers sister, Mrs Annie Henden, 69 Ashburnham, Luton, Bedfordshire.

Buried at Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, XXI. O. 31., Iraq.

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