The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

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Sergeant Amos Edward BURFOOT, 2973, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment.

Born St Stephens, Tonbridge, Kent, enlisted 9th September 1914, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, age 30, height 5ft 3 inches. Formerly general labourer.

Husband of Caroline Elizabeth Burfoot, (nee Barber, spinster), 17 Hills Terrace Chatham, Kent / 31 Gladstone, Road, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells, Kent / 13 Edward Street, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Married 3rd November 1906, Register Office, Tonbridge, Kent.

Previously served 5 years in West Kent Militia.

Home, 9th September 1914 to 3rd October 1915; BEF, 4th October 1915 to 18th April 1917; Home, 19th April 1917 to 13th June 1917; BEF, 14th June 1917 to 4th April 1919; Home, 58th April 1919 to 27th May 1919.

9th September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 24th October 1914, posted 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 4th April 1915, Chatham, Kent, overstaying his pass from 12.00 midnight till 2.30pm the 6th, 2 days confined to Barracks, forfeits 2 days pay; 5th October 1915, posted BEF & 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 15th June 1916, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 6th to 16th December 1916, leave to England; 25th December 1916, promoted Corporal; 23rd March 1917, admitted Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, PUO (Pyrexia of unknown origin); 14th April 1917, to England on Hospital Ship "Brighton"; 19th April 1917, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 19th April 1917 to 10th May 1917, Southern General Hospital, Lincoln, septic sores right buttock; 21st May 1917, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th June 1917, posted BEF & 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th January 1918, appointed Provisional Sergeant; 1st April 1919, admitted 8 General Hospital, Wimereux, scabies; 4th April 1919, to England for Demobilization.

27th May 1919, transferred to Class "Z" Army Reserve on Demobilization, address 13 Edward Street, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Brother of Private William Henry BURFOOT, G/4178


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