The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Second Lieutenant J N Mothersill


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Second Lieutenant James Neville MOTHERSILL, "B" Company, 10th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, 7th June 1917, age 34.

1882, born Chorlton, Lancashire, son of James & Emily Mothersill.


1911 Census - New Inn Hotel, Clovelly, North, Devon - James Neville Mothersill, boarder, age 29, single, clerk in bank, born Manchester.


1915, March Quarter, Sevenoaks Registration District, married Marjorie Hale Freeman, "The Mill House," Otford, Sevenoaks, Kent.

Previously served as Corporal, 19th Royal Fusiliers, Service No.3556.

14th November 1915, posted BEF.

4th August 1916, commissioned & posted 12th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

Buried at Dickebusch New Military Cemetery Extension, III. C. 23, Belgium.


London Gazette 21st August 1916.

Royal West Kent Regiment - The under mentioned cadets to be temporary 2nd Lieutenants (on probation): 5 August 1916. 

James Neville Mothersill.

London Gazette 28th October 1916.

War Office, 28th October 1916. REGULAR FORCES. INFANTRY.

The under mentioned temporary 2nd Lieutenants, from Reserve  Battalions, to be temporary 2nd Lieutenants, (attached), retaining their Army seniority - J N Mothersill.

London Gazette 27th November 1916.

War  Office, 27th November 1916. REGULAR FORCES.

The under mentioned temporary 2nd Lieutenants, (attached) (unless otherwise stated) are transferred to Service Battalions, with seniority shown against their names: 

Royal West Kent Regiment -  5th August 1916.

London Gazette 13th July 1917.

Royal West Kent Regiment -  Temporary 2nd Lieutenant J. N. Mothersill to be acting Captain whilst commanding a Company - 1 May 1917 to 21 May 1917.


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