The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private W T Blundell


Private Walter Thomas BLUNDELL, G/4004, 8th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders, France, 15th August 1917.

Born Halstead, Kent, son of Walter & Alice Blundell, 5 Ayescombe End, Orpington, Kent.

1911 Census - Yew Tree Row, Halstead - Walter Blundell, head, age 54, married, gardener, born Norwood, Surrey; Alice Blundell, wife, age 51, married 25 years, 8 children, 5 still alive, born Redhill, Surrey; William Shadrack Blundell, son, age 22, single, woodcutter, born Chelsfield, Kent; Walter Thomas Blundell, son, age 18, single, wood cutter, born Shoreham, Kent; Alice Emma Blundell, daughter, age 16, single, born Shoreham, Kent; Herbert James Blundell, son, age 13, school, born Halstead, Kent.

Enlisted , Bromley, Kent, age 21, height 5ft 6¾ inches, weight 144lbs, dark brown hair, scar over nasal end, right eyebrow. Formerly labourer.

Home 26th September 1914 to 31st May 1915; BEF 1st June 1915 to 7th November 1915; Home 8th November 1915 to 2nd November 1916; BEF 3rd November 1916 to 15th August 1917.

26th September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 4th November 1914, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 8th November 1915, wounded, gun shot wound to arm; 12th November 1915, to England, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 24th February 1916, gun shot wound to left eye; 21st March 1916, to England, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 22nd March 1916 to 10th April 1916, in hospital, shell wound to head; 20th April 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd November 1916, posted BEF; 4th November 1916, posted 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, embarked / disembarked; 25th November 1916, joined Battalion.

23rd July 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Walter Blundell, 5 Ayescombe End, Orpington; Alice Blundell, mother, 5 Ayescombe End, Orpington; Brothers - William Frederick Blundell, age 31, 5 Ayescombe End, Orpington; Herbert James Blundell, age 22, Grove Park Camp; Sisters - Sarah Jane Blundell, age 33, Orchard Grove, Orpington; Alice Williams, age 25, 4 High Street, Farnborough.

Buried at  Voormezeele Enclosures No 1 & No 2, I.G.13., Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

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