The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Second Lieutenant W L Kirkham


Photograph by "Philippe DEGROOTE"

Second Lieutenant William Laban KIRKHAM,  9th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, 21st October 1916,  age 22.

1894, born Cooltin, Ireland / Borris, County Carlow, Ireland, youngest son of James & Sarah Jane Kirkham, of Kinlough House, Cong, Co. Mayo.

February 1915, volunteered as a Sapper in the Royal Engineers; later being promoted to Pay Office; 25th August 1915, obtained his Commission in the Royal West Kent Regiment; July 1916, attached to Royal Engineers, entering College of Engineering, Chatham, Kent for a course lasting eleven weeks; 4th October 1916, posted to BEF.

Buried at Contay British Cemetery,  II. A. 25., Contay, France.

London Gazette 27th August 1915.

The under mentioned to be temporary Second Lieutenants. Dated 26th August, 1915. William Laban Kirkham.

London Gazette 28th October 1916.

The under mentioned temporary 2nd Lieutenants, from Reserve  Battalions, to be temporary 2nd Lieutenants (attached), retaining their Army seniority:  W L Kirkham

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