The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Sergeant G J F Lines


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Serjeant George James Frederick LINES, S/9036, 1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 10th February 1917.

Born Woolwich, London, SE, enlisted  26th February 1914, Woolwich, London, SE, age 17, height 5ft 5 inches, weight 131lbs. Formerly glassworks labourer.

Son of Frederick & Maria Lines, 51 East Street, Charlton.

14th May 1914, awarded 14 days Field Punishment No.2.; 13th July 1915, wounded; 23rd August 1915, awarded 21 days Field Punishment No.2.; 31st December 1915, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 22nd July 1916, appointed Acting Corporal; 17th August 1916, promoted Corporal; 17th August 1916, appointed Lance Sergeant; 6th October 1916, promoted Sergeant; 9th April 1917, mentioned in Sir Douglas Haig's Dispatch.

Commemorated at Gorre British and Indian Cemetery, III. C. 6, France.


London Gazette 25th May 1917.

War Office,25th May, 1917.

The following is in continuation of Sir Douglas Haig's Despatch of 9th April, submitting names deserving of special mention, published in the London Gazette of Tuesday. 15th May, 1917: 

Royal West Kent Regiment. -  Lines, No. 9036 Serjt. G. F. (killed).


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