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Private T R Cheary


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Private Thomas Richard CHEARY, 12087, 7th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, 23rd August 1918, age 28.

Born Ash Kent, son of Elvey and Mary Ann Cheary, of 4, High Cross, Southfleet, Gravesend, Kent.


1911 Census - 4, High Cross Cottages, Betsham, Gravesend, Kent - Elvey Cheary, head, age 48, married, farm labourer, born Ash, Kent; Mary Ann Cheary, wife, age 51, married 20 years, 4 children, all still alive, born Wrotham, Kent; Thomas Richard Cheary, son, age 19, single, farm labourer, born Ash, Kent; Ernest James Cheary, son, age 15, single, farm labourer, born Ash, Kent; Bert Elvey Cheary, son, age 10, born Kingsdown, Kent.


Enlisted Gravesend, Kent, age 24 years & 27 days, height 5ft 11½ inches, weight 137lbs. Resided 4 High Cross, Southfleet, Gravesend, Kent. Formerly farm labourer.

Home 8th December 1915 to 2nd July 1916; BEF 3rd July 1916 to 23rd August 1918.

8th December 1915, enlisted; 9th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 9th February 1916, mobilized; 10th February 1916, posted 12th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd July 1916, posted BEF; 4th July 1916, embarked; 5th Juy 1916, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 13th July 1916, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th June 1917, with A.P.M. 18th Division, Road Control; 28th October 1917, 10 days leave; 12th July 1918, joined 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, in the Field.

9th September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Elvey Cheary, 4, High Cross, Southfleet; Mother Mary Ann Cheary, 4, High Cross, Southfleet; Brothers - Ernest Cheary, age 24, 4, High Cross, Southfleet; Bertie Cheary, age 19, 4, High Cross, Southfleet; Sister - Daisy Smith, age 25, 3 Willow Terrace, Eynsford, Kent.

Buried at  Becourt Military Cemetery, II. A. 14., Becordel-Becourt, France.

NOTE: Not shown in Regimental History or in Soldiers Died in the Great War; but included on CWGC web site.


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