The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J Linge


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Private John LINGE, G/518, 1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 12th March 1917.

Born Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire, foster son of Mrs. Sarah Tye, of 8, London Road, Riverhead, Sevenoaks, Kent / 8 Church Road Cottages, Riverhead, Sevenoaks, Kent.

Enlisted  Tonbridge, Kent. 

Home 30th August 1914 to 31st May 1915; BEF 1st June 1915 to 21st March 1916; Home 22nd March 1916 to 20th July 1916; BEF 21st July 1916 to 12th March 1917.

30th August 1914, enlisted, age 29, height 5ft 5½ inches, clear complexion, blue eyes, black hair turning grey, scar on left hip.

Buried at Gorre British and Indian Cemetery, I. H. 11., France.

AWARDS: MM


London Gazette 1st January 1916.

War Office, 1st January, 1916.

The following despatch has been received by the Secretary of State for War from the Field-Marshal Commanding-in-Chief the British Army in France: 

SIR, General Headquarters, 30th November, 1915.

In accordance with the last paragraph of my Despatch of the 15th October, 1915, I have the honour to bring to notice the names of those whom I recommend for gallant and distinguished service in the field.

I have the honour to be, Sir, Your obedient servant,

J. D. P. FRENCH, Field-Marshal, Commanding-in-Chief, The British Army in France.

ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT (SERVICE BATTALIONS). - Linge, No. 518 Private J.

London Gazette 14th September 1916.

His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to award the Military Medal for bravery in the field to the under mentioned:

518 Pte. J. Linge, Royal West Kent Regiment.


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