The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Captain G M McClenaghan


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Inscription - "WITH CHRIST WHICH IS FAR BETTER" PHILIPPIANS 1.23

Photograph by "Len"


Captain George Mayo MCCLENAGHAN, 1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, 8th November 1918, age 22.

27th February 1896, born Epsom, Surrey, son of the Rev. George Richard & Amy Margaret McClenaghan (neé Mayo), of Rushmere Vicarage, Ipswich, Suffolk.

25th March 1896, St John, Dormansland, Epsom, Surrey, baptism of George Mayo McClenaghan, son of George Richard, (Assistant Curate, Epsom), & Amy Margaret McClenaghan, Alexandra Road.


1911 Census - Thirstlehurst, Westerfield Road, Ipswich, Suffolk -  George Richard McClenaghan, head, age 48, married, Clergyman (established Church), born Knocknarea, Sligo, Ireland; Amy Margaret McClenaghan, wife, age 45, married 16 years, 6 children, 5 still alive, born Swallowcliffe, Wiltshire; Amy Barbara McClenaghan, daughter, age 13, school, born Brockham, Surrey; Frank Worsfold McClenaghan, age 8 months, born Ipswich, Suffolk; Lizzie Hurren, servant, age 26, cook, domestic, born Waldingfield, Suffolk; Mabel Rose Mary Sawyer, servant, age 33, housemaid, domestic, born Ipswich, Suffolk. 

1911 Census - The College, Marlborough - George McClenaghan, Pupil, age 15, single, Marlborough College, born Epsom, Surrey.

1911 Census - The College, Marlborough - Arthur McClenaghan, Pupil, age 16, single, Marlborough College, born Epsom, Surrey.


18th April 1915, posted BEF.

Buried at Pont-sur-Sambre Communal Cemetery, A. 10., France. Commemorated at Marlborough College. Marlborough Archive


London Gazette 29th September 1914

The under mentioned Cadets and ex-Cadets of the Officers Training Corps to be Second Lieutenants (on probation). Dated

15th August, 1914: George Mayo McClenaghan, 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

London Gazette 6th May 1915.

The under mentioned Second Lieutenants, on probation, are confirmed in their rank.

3rd Battalion, The Royal West Kent Regiment - George Mayo McClenaghan.

London Gazette 13th October 1917.

Royal West Kent Regiment -  The under mentioned Lieutenants, Special Reserve, to be acting Captains.  - 20th July 1917  - G. M. McClenaghan.

London Gazette 21st January 1918.

Royal West Kent Regiment - Lieutenant G. M. McClenaghan, Special Reserve, retains the acting rank of Captain (with

pay and allowances as Lieutenant) whilst employed as Adjutant -  9th September 1917.


Brother also fell - , 2nd Lieutenant, Arthur Bryant Phelps McClenaghan, 1st Wilshire Regiment, died 16th June 1915, age 20. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate)Memorial, Panel 53, Belgium & at Marlborough College. Marlborough Archive.


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