The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Sergeant G Brydon


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Serjeant George BRYDON, G/4746, 1st Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, 29th Stationary Hospital, Cremona, Italy, 3rd March 1918, age 45.

Born Edinburgh, Scotland,

Brother Robert Brydon. Sister - Mrs Margaret Veitch, 590 Alexandra Parade, Dennistown, Glasgow.

31st July 1905, Register Office, 4 Deer Park Gardens, Tollcross, Glasgow, married Isabella Yuile, spinster.

Child - Marjory Isobel G Yuile / Veitch born 26th November 1911.

Enlisted Sittingbourne, Kent, age 29 years & 342 days, height 5ft 5 inches, weight 140lbs, fair complexion, grey eyes, brown hair. Formerly clerk.

Home 30th November 1914 to 21st April1915; BEF France & Italy  22nd April 1915 to 3rd March 1918.

30th November 1914, enlisted; 8th December 1914, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th January 1915, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 18th March 1915, appointed paid Lance Corporal; 22nd April 1915, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 23rd April 1915, 5 Infantry Base Depot; 25th April 1915, joined Battalion, "A" Company; 15th May 1915, appointed acting paid Lance Corporal; 23rd July 1916,  appointed Acting Sergeant; 17th August 1916, promoted Corporal;  6th October 1916, promoted Sergeant; 5th October 1916, to 5 Divisional School as Instructor; 2nd January 1917 to 12th January 1917, leave to UK; 16th July 1917, 13 Field Ambulance, impetigo; 22nd July 1917, rejoined Battalion; 30th July 1917 to 9th August 1917, leave to UK; 8th October 1917, wounded, still at Duty; 3rd October 1917, awarded MM; 12th December 1917, with Battalion to Italy; 22nd February 1918, 38 Casualty Clearing Station, wounded, gun shot wound, left leg, thigh & back.

15th July 1918, War Office Memo - any medals to be sent to the Guardian, Mrs Margaret Veitch, 590 Alexandra Parade, Dennistown, Glasgow, in trust for the soldiers daughter, Marjory Isobel G Veitch.

19th February 1919, pension of 10/- a week awarded to Guardian, Mrs Margaret Veitch, 590 Alexandra Parade, Dennistown, Glasgow

Buried at Cremona Town Cemetery, Italy.

AWARDS : MM

NOTE: true name Adam Livingstone VEITCH


London Gazette 17th December 1917.

Has Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the award of the Military Medal for bravery in the Field to the under mentioned Non-commissioned Officers and Men: 

4746 Sjt. G. Brydon, Royal West Kent Regiment. ([E] Sittingbourne).


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