The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Second Lieutenant M F Broadwood


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Second Lieutenant Maxmilian Francis BROADWOOD, "B" Company, 1st Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, near Wasmes during the retreat from Mons, 24th August 1914, age 21.

Born 1st April 1893, Brunswick Place, Hove, Sussex.

Son of Francis Broadwood and his wife Mary Sylvia, (daughter of the late Maximilian  Hammond Dalison of Hamptons, Kent, JP), of Hever Court, Singlewell, Gravesend, Kent.

Grandson of the late Thomas Broadwood of Holmbush, Sussex.

Unmarried.

Educated Evelyns (G T Worsley),  Hillingdon, Uxbridge; Wellington College, Berkshire; Royal Military College, Sandhurst.

4th September 1912, obtained his commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal West Kent Regiment; 9th October 1912, joined the 1st battalion in Dublin.

Colonel Martyn, the officer commanding the Battalion wrote: "He was a boy with a future before him; was beloved by us all, always cheerful, and a great loss not only to his family, but to his Regiment and his country." He was killed at the same time as Major Bereford and Captain Phillips, both in his Company, which had been sent to help another Battalion in difficulties.

Commemorated at  Hautrage Military Cemetery, I.E.18., Saint-Ghislain, Hainaut, Belgium.

External link to Ifield (Kent) Roll of Honour


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