The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private W J Kersey


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Private William John KERSEY, L/9759, 2nd  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 31st December 1916, age 22.

Born Holloway, Middlesex, enlisted 24th November 1911, Woolwich, Kent, age 18, height 5ft 7 inches, weight 120lbs, resided Eltham, SE9.  Formerly bakers assistant.

Son of William John and Sarah Jane Kersey, of 34 Dumbrick Road, Will Hall, Eltham, SE19.

Formerly served in 2nd London Brigade.

Postings - Home, 24th November 1911 to 18th December 1913; India 19th December 1913 to 31st January 1915; Indian Expeditionary Force, 1st February 1915 to 31st December 1916.

12th February 1913, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 11th April 1913 appointed Lance Corporal; 5th June 1913, deprived of stripe.

Prisoner of war, Turkey, death assumed between 29th April and 31st December 1916.

Commemorated at Basra Memorial, Panel 29., Iraq.


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