The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J Smith


Private John SMITH, G/12848, 1st Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 4th September 1916.

Born Surrey, son of James & Eliza E Smith,  154 Martindell Road, Custom House, Essex / c/o Mr F Gorringe, Lone Barn, St Mary Cray, Kent.

Enlisted Maidstone, Kent, age 34, height 5ft 2½ inches, weight 125lbs, fit for Field Service at home, hydrocele of left side of ????.  Resided Lone Barn, St Mary Cray, Kent. Formerly farm labourer.

Home, 27th March 1916 to 23rd July 1916; BEF, 24th July 1916 to 4th September 1916.

27th March 1916, Called up fo Service; 28th March 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 28th March 1916, posted 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 23rd July 1916, embarked; 25th July 1916, disembarked; 3rd August 1916, joined battalion, "C" Company, In the Field; 4th September 1916, posted missing.

Medals & Personal effects to be sent to Miss E Vallins, 5 Kent Row, St Mary Cray, Kent, friend of deceased soldier.

11th September 1919, Statement of Relatives (completed by Sister B Brooks) - Father, James Smith, dead; Mother, Eliza Smith, dead; Brothers - C Smith, age 40, Lone Barn, St Mary Cray, Kent; Sisters - B Brooks, age 42, Lone Barn, St Mary Cray, Kent; S Smith, age 50; Nephews / Nieces - J? Brooks, age 19, France; James Brooks, Lone Barn, St Mary Cray, Kent; L? Brooks, age 14.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, France.

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