The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J J  Charlesworth


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Private John James CHARLESWORTH, G/20073, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, Flanders France, death assumed on or after, 27th September 1918. 

Born Leicester, Leicestershire.

4th June 1906, Leicester, Leicestershire, married Lucy Meekin, spinster of Main Street, Kilby, Leicester.

Child - John Wilfred Charlesworth, born 10th March 1907, Leicester, Leicestershire.


1911 Census - 76 Sylvan Street, Leicester - John Charlesworth, head, age 30, married, boot laster, boot manufacturer, born Leicester, Leicestershire; Lucy Charlesworth, wife, age 27, married 4 years, 2 children, both still alive, born Nottingham; Wilfred Charlesworth, son, age 4, born Leicester, Leicestershire; Roy Charlesworth, son, age 5 months, born Leicester, Leicestershire.


Enlisted Leicester, Leicestershire, age 35 years & 5 months, height 5ft 4½ inches, weight 116lbs, tattoo left forearm. Resided 18 Florence Road, Leicester, Leicestershire / Main Street, Kilby, Leicester, Leicestershire / 17 Fleetwood Road, Cleveden Park, Leicester, Leicestershire / 152 Belgrave Road, Leicester, Leicestershire. Formerly shoe, consol operator.

Home 8th December 1915 to 11th October 1917; BEF 12th October 1917 to 27th September 1918.

8th December 1915, enlisted; 8th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 2nd April 1917, mobilized; 4th April 1917, joined No.3. Depot; 7th April 1917, posted General Service Cavalry, Service No.33582; 1st September 1917, York, transferred to 5th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, 59231; 12th October 1917, posted BEF & 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers; 14th October 1917, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th October 1917, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 15th November 1917, In the Field, being improperly dressed on 7.30am Parade, 3 days confined to Barracks; 7th February 1918, In the Field, improperly dressed on Parade, 7 days confined to Barracks; 1st April 1918, In the Field, losing by neglect his identity disks, deprived of 1 days pay & pay for deficiencies; 27th September 1918, posted missing.

25th May 1919, date to which Separation Allowance of 22/- a week paid to widow will cease.

26th May 1919, Pension of 20/5 a week awarded to widow & one child.

Commemorated at   Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Panel 7, Pas de Calais, France.


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