The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private T G Cheeseman




Photograph by "Len"

Private Thomas George CHEESEMAN, G/1741,  "A" Company, 7th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, at Loos, Flanders France, 1st November 1915.

Born 6th August 1891, Rochester, Chatham, Kent, son of Thomas Cheeseman, (Private No.11988, ASC attached La Florida Camp, Havre)  and his wife Susan, (daughter of George Judd), 3 Sigismund Street, Tunnel Avenue, Greenwich, Kent.

Educated Dreadnought School, East Greenwich, Kent.

Enlisted 5th September 1914, Greenwich, Kent. Formerly labourer.


1st July 1915, went to France.

His Commanding Officer wrote: "I deeply regret to inform you that your son was killed by a German shell while in the execution of his duty in the front line trenches this morning; a piece of shrapnel entered his head and death was instantaneous. He is a great loss to the Platoon, as he had a most jovial and cheery disposition. He has been with me since last November and I held a high opinion of him, as he was a cheery worker. Please accept my sympathy with you in your loss, and remember that he could not possibly have died a better death."

Buried at  Becourt Military Cemetery, I. D. 7., Becordel-Becourt, Somme, France.

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