The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J Clements


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Private John  CLEMENTS, G/13065, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 9th April 1917.

Born Orpington, Kent, son of Job & Margaret Clements.


1911 Census - 2 Rose Cottages, Ford Croft, St Mary's Cray, Kent - Job Clements. head, age 68, married, farm labourer, born Charlton, Kent; Margaret Clements, wife, age 59, married 27 years, 6 children, 4 still alive, mill hand, paper making, born Ireland; John Clements, son, age 20, single, mill hand, paper making, born Orpington, Kent; Elizabeth Clements, daughter, age 23, single, mill hand, paper making, born Orpington, Kent; Jane Clements, daughter, age 17, single, out of work, born Orpington, Kent.


?? May 1916, St Josephs Roman Catholic Church, High Street, St Mary's Cray, Kent,  married Hannah Corcoran.

Enlisted Bexley Heath, Kent, age 25 years & 7 months, height 5ft 4½ inches, weight 140lbs.  Resided 2 Rose Cottages, Ford Croft, St Mary's Cray, Kent. Formerly skin painter.

21st February 1916, enlisted; 22nd February 1916, to Army Reserve; 11th April 1916, mobilized; 12th April 1916, posted 12th Battalion,  Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st September 1916, posted 3rd Battalion,  Royal West Kent Regiment; 13th September 1916, posted BEF & 1st Battalion,  Royal West Kent Regiment; 13th September 1916, embarked; 5th October 1916, joined Battalion, "D" Company;

5th November 1917, pension of 15/- a week awarded to widow, Hannah Clements, Cranbrook House, High Street, St Mary's Cary, Kent /25 Meadow View, St Paul's Cray, Kent.

4th February 1917? date to which Separation Allowance of 9/6 a week and Allotment of Pay of 3/6 a week will be paid.

Buried at  Nine Elms Military Cemetery, III.C.15., Thelus, Pas de Calais, France.


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