The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private R V Blundell


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Private Reginald Victor BLUNDELL, G/5157, 8th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of dysentery whilst a Prisoner of War at Saultain, near Valenciennes, France,  between 1st & 30th September 1918,  age 24.

1894, January, Malling District, born, son of William and Ann Blundell of 3, Ferndale, Bell Lane, Ditton, Maidstone Kent.


1911 Census - Ferndale, Larkfield, Bell Lane, Ditton, Maidstone Kent - William Blundell, head, age 54, married, bricklayer, cement works, born East Malling, Kent; Ann Blundell, wife, age 58, married 29 years, 6 children, 5 still alive; Reginald Blundel, son, age 17, single, general labourer, born Ditton, Kent; Ethel Blundell, daughter, age 10, school, born Ditton, Kent.


Enlisted Maidstone Kent, age 21, height 5ft 7½.  Resided Ditton, near Maidstone, Kent. Formerly labourer.

Home 29th December 1914 to 21st June 1915; BEF 22nd June 1915 to 2nd July 1916; Home 3rd July 1916 to 2nd October 1916; BEF 3rd October 1916 to 18th October 1917; Home 19th October 1917 >>

May 1915, sent to Detention Barracks following Court Martial; 18th June 1914, unexpired sentence of detention commuted to transfer to General Service.

Buried at  Valenciennes (St. Roch) Communal Cemetery, V G 15,  Nord, France  and Ditton War Memorial, Kent


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