The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Company Quartermaster Sergeant W E Morrish


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Company Quartermaster Serjeant William Edward MORRISH, L/7999, 2nd  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 24th July 1915.

Born Woolwich, Kent, son of Edward William Morrish, 85 Kellin? Hall Street, Oldham, Lancshire.


1911 Census - Military, India - William Edward Morrish, Corporal, age 25, single, 2nd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, Soldier, born Woolwich, Kent.


Enlisted Maidstone, Kent. 

Home 30th December 1904 to 3rd November 1905; China 4th November 1905 to 28th November 1906; Singapore 29th November 1906 to 27th November 1908; India 28th November 1908 to 31st January 1915; Indian Expeditionary Force "D" 1st February 1915 to 26th July 1915.

30th December 1904, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 4th November 1905, posted China & 2nd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 29th November 1906, posted Singapore; 15th August 1907. appointed paid Lance Corporal; 23rd August 1908, Injury to knee; 28th November 1908, posted India; 15th December 1908, promoted Corporal; 17th May 1911, appointed paid Lance Sergeant; 21st February 1912, promoted Sergeant; 17th July 1912, extended service to complete 12 years with the Colours; 10th October 1914, promoted Colour Sergeant; 1st January 1915, appointed Quartermaster Sergeant; 22nd January 1915, re-engaged to complete 21 years service; 1st February 1915, posted Indian Expeditionary Force "D"; 24th July 1915, killed in action, on Euphrates.

Buried at Basra War Cemetery, II. R. 11., Iraq.


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