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Private S S Clegg


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Private Stanley Stuart CLEGG, G/11925, 6th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death presumed as 7th October 1916, age 22.

Born Hastings, Sussex, son of Henry & Lydia Clegg.

Enlisted Shoeburyness, Essex, age 21 years & 14 days, height 5ft 6¾ inches, weight 120lbs, has never learnt to read.  Resided 15, Clover Street, Chatham, Kent. Formerly civilian transport driver, horse.

Home 10th December 1915 to 18th May 1916; BEF France, 19th May 1916 to 11th June 1916; Home, 12th June 1916 to 30th August 1916; BEF France 31st August 1916 to 7th October 1916.

10th December 1915, enlisted; 11th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 24th January 1916, mobilized; 24th January 1916, posted 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 18th May 1916, posted BEF & 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 19th May 1916, embarked; 2nd June 1916, proceeded to join Battalion; 7th June 1916, wounded, gun shot wound ??? & face; 12th June 1916, to England, ex 12 General Hospital; 12th June 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 30th August 1916 posted BEF & embarked; 19th September 1916, joined 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th October 1916, posted missing.

11th December 1916, date to which allotment of pay of 3/6 a week has been paid to sister.

25th August 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Henry Clegg, deceased; Mother, Lydia Gregg, deceased; Brother R H Clegg, 9962, 1st East Kent Buffs, deceased * ; Sister - Sissie Whitaker, age 32, 15, Clover Street, Chatham, Kent.

* Died 23rd April 1917, buried at St Patrick's Cemetery, Loos, Pas de Calais, France.

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


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