The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private W A Chappell


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Private William Allen CHAPPELL, G/19866, 10th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, (formerly GS/4956, Lancers), died of wounds, 36 Casualty Clearing Station, Flanders France, 19th April 1918, age 36.

Born Fennydrayton, Cambridgeshire, son of Jemima Chappell, No.1. St James Terrace, Pett Road, South Woodford, Essex.

16th August 1917, married  Sarah Elizabeth Lincoln (formerly Chappell, nee Cunnington), of Elsmere, Weybridge, Surrey / 7, Buckingham Road, Wood Green, London.

Enlisted Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, age 27 years & 8 months, height 5ft 5½ inches, weight 131lbs.  Resided Royal West Kent RegimentHuntingdonshire. Formerly stableman.

Home 16th December 1915 to 14th June 1916; BEF 15th June 1916 to 19th April 1918.

16th December 1915, enlisted; 20th December 1915, posted 7th Reserve Cavalry Regiment; 2nd April 1916 to 17th April 1916, Brimstone Bottom, measles; 14th June 1916. Southampton, embarked; 15th June 1916, Havre, disembarked & posted BEF & No.1. Service Squadron, 21st Lancers; 14th September 1917, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment & posted 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th November 1917, proceeded to Italy; 2nd March 1918, to France.

4th November 1918, widow awarded a pension of 13/9 a week.

16th June 1920, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Sarah E Chappell, Royal West Kent Regiment.

Buried at Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery, V. C. 2., Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. 

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