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Private John LANKESTER, G/11713, 11th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders, France, 31st July 1917, age 27. 

Born Elsenham, Essex, enlisted 12th January 1916, Edenbridge, Kent, age 26, height 5ft 4 inches, weight 128lbs, resided White Posts, Four Elms, Edenbridge, Kent. Formerly groom.

Son of Harry and Agnes Lankester, of Four Elms, Edenbridge, Kent.

Husband of Martha Eliza Lankester (nee Tillman), of 15, High Street, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Married 19th May 1917. In March 1920, 43 Park Street, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Postings - Home,  12th January 1916 to 18th May 1916; BEF, 19th May 1916 to 15th February 1917; Home, 16th February 1917 to 13th June 1917; BEF, 14th June 1917 to 31st July 1917.

15th February 1917, sick to England, trench fever on Hospital Ship Cambria; 16th February 1917 to 9th March 1917, Suffolk Hospital, Ampton, Bury St Edmunds; 9th March 1917 to 13th April 1917, Brettenham Park Suffolk; 13th April 1917, When on Active Service, absent from the Hospital from 6.pm to 8.30am, 14th April, 5 days confined to Barracks, forfeits 2 days pay; 13th April 1917 to 12th May 1917, Eastbourne Convalescent Hospital.

27th February 1918, pension of 13/9 a week awarded to the widow.

Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 45 and 47, Belgium.


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