The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private W Reilly


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Private William REILLY, G/218, 6th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 17th July 1917.

Born Gravesend, Kent, enlisted Gravesend, Kent. 

Commemorated at Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, V. C. 8., Haucourt, France.

AWARDS: MM


Information provided by Geoff Poole who has the HESTER MM in his collection.

Extract taken from 6th Battalion War Diary.

37th Brigade 12th Division 11th July 1916 recommendation - for bravery and devotion to duty during the attack on Ovillers on July 3rd 1916 in tending the wounded in the open under fire and removing them to a place of safety. Private, A/Corporal HESTER was himself wounded . 

London Gazette of Tuesday 23rd August 1916

War Office - Wednesday 23rd August 1916 

His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to award the Military Medal for bravery in the field to the under mentioned Non-Commissioned Officers and Men:-

9270 Pte R HESTER,  4547 Pte George WELLS,  218 Pte William REILLY.


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