The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private W Reilly


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.


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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