The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J W Shrubb


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Private James William SHRUBB, 240166, (TF/1410), 1st / 5th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died as a Prisoner of War, Persian Gulf, with  Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force,  6th May 1916.

Born Strood, Kent, son of James William & Elizabeth Matilda Shrubb.


1911 Census - 23 Station Road, Frindsbury, Rochester, Kent - James Shrubb, head, age 43, married, cooper cement works, worker, born Gillingham, Kent; Elizabeth Shrubb, wife, age 41, married 21 years, 5 children, 3 still alive, born Strood, Kent; James W Shrubb, son, age 20, single, ropemaker Dockyard, worker, born Strood, Kent; George H Shrubb, son, age 7, born Strood, Kent; Alice Shrubb, daughter, age 19, single, mothers help, born Strood, Kent; Harry Shrubb, age 46, boarder, single, labourer cement works, worker, born Gillingham, Kent; James Smith, age 68, boarder, widower, retired engine driver, born Chatham, Kent.


Enlisted Chatham, Kent.

26th August 1915, posted Asiatic Theatre of War.

Commemorated at Basra Memorial, Panel 29, Iraq.


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