The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Boy A E McDougall


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Boy / Private Albert Edward MCDOUGALL, L/10770, 9th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  accidentally drowned at Shoreham, Sussex, 24th April 1916.

14th September 1899, born  Sheerness, Kent, son of John & Minnie McDougall, both deceased.

Enlisted Maidstone, Kent, age 15 years & 240 days, height 5ft 1⅛ inches, weight 104lbs, fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair..

Home 14th May 1915 to 24th April 1916, (346 days).

14th May 1915, enlisted; 15th May 1915, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 4th March 1916, posted 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment;

25th June 1919, Statement of Relatives, completed by eldest brother, Arthur Duncan McDougall, 30 East Lane, Blue Town, Sheerness, Kent. - Widow, nil; Children, nil; Father, John McDougall, deceased; Mother, Minnie McDougall; Brothers -  Arthur Duncan McDougall, , age 31, 30 East Lane, Blue Town, Sheerness; William McDougall, age 29, 1st Cameronians, India; Charles McDougall, age 27, 92A Hope? Street. Sheerness; Alexander McDougall, age 23, address unknown; Donald McDougall, age 17, 30 East Lane, Sheerness; Henry McDougall, age 14, Training Ship "Exmouth", Deptford?; Half Brother - John Diprose, age 34, 113 Hope Street, Sheerness; Sisters - Ann Primrose McDougall, age 25, address not known.

Buried at Mill Lane Cemetery, Shoreham by Sea Cemetery, B. 19. 6., Shoreham, Sussex.

NOTE: Regimental History & Soldiers Died in the Great War both show rank as Boy; CWGC web site shows rank as Private.


London Gazette 27th April 1917.

SOLDIERS' BALANCES UNDISPOSED OF.

In pursuance of "The Regimental Debts Act, 1893," notice is hereby given that there is available for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled the sum of money set opposite to the name of each of the deceased Soldiers named in the lists which are published with this notice in the London Gazette and the "Army List," and are also to be seen at the Regimental Depots throughout the United Kingdom.

Applications from persons supposing themselves entitled as Next of Kin should be addressed by letter to "The Secretary, War Office, Park Buildings, St. James's Park, London, S.W.," and marked outside "Effects."

R. H. BRADE. War Office, April 27, 1917.

List GCCCCII of the Names of deceased Soldiers whose Personal Estate is held for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled.—Effects 1916-17.

McDougall, A, E., Boy,   Private, Royal West Kent Regiment,               £0     7s    0d

London Gazette 30th April 1918.

SOLDIERS' BALANCES UNDISPOSED OF.

1st Re-publication of list CCCCCII of the Names of deceased Soldiers whose Personal Estate is held for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled.—Effects 1916-17.

McDougall A E, Boy, Royal West Kent Regiment,               £0     7s    0d

London Gazette 29th April 1919.

SOLDIERS' BALANCES UNDISPOSED OF.

2nd Re-publication of list CCCCCII of the Names of deceased Soldiers whose Personal Estate is held for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled.—Effects 1916-17.

McDougall A E, Boy, Royal West Kent Regiment,               £0     7s    0d


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