The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private T W Kirby


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Private Thomas William KIRBY, G/6164, "A" Company, 3rd Battalion attached 2nd  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 17th April 1916.

Born St Lukes, Middlesex, enlisted 13th April 1915, Tottenham, Middlesex, age 28, height 5ft 10 inches, weight 152lbs, resided 3 Manor Road, Park Lane, Tottenham, Middlesex. Formerly painter.

Husband of Elizabeth Juliet Kirby (nee Phillips),  48 Park Lane, Tottenham, Middlesex. Married 10th May 1913, Edmonton Register Office.

Child - Frederick Thomas William Kirby, born 13th July 1913, East Tottenham.

Posting - Home, 13th April 1915 to 9th December 1915; Indian Expeditionary Force, 10th December 1915 to 17th April 1916.

13th June 1915, Chatham, Whilst on Active Service, absent from 9.30 pm to 7.30 18th inst, admonished, forfeits 4 days pay; 5th July 1915, Chatham, Whilst on Active Service, absent from 9.30pm to 6pm on 7th inst, 7 days confined to Barracks, forfeits 3 days pay; 30th July 1915, Chatham, Whilst on Active Service, was absent from 9.30pm until apprehended by Military Police at Fenchurch Street Station at about 11.25pm on the same date, admonished, forfeits one days pay; 29th August 1915, Chatham, Whilst on Active Service, was absent from 9.30pm until apprehended by the Civil Powers at Enfield 5th September, deprived 22 days pay, forfeits 8 dats pay; 13th October 1915, Fort Darland, overstaying his 3 day pass from Tattoo until 9.10, 14th inst, deprived 7 days pay, 19th November 1915, Fort Darland, absent from Tattoo & remaining absent until 24th December, awarded 21 days Field Punishment No.2. for absence & forfeits 21 days pay.

2nd November 1916, pension of 15/- a week awarded to widow and one child.

Commemorated at Basra Memorial, Panel 29, Iraq.


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