The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Corporal A E Moody


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Corporal Arthur Edward MOODY,  L/8037, 1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died, of nephritis at No.12. Stationary Hospital, St Pol, Flanders France, 8th December 1917, age 31.

4th January 1886, born Peckham, London, SE, son of the late Edward Moody and Elizabeth Moody, (daughter of William Henry Harris), of Swanley Junction, Kent.

Educated St Paul's School, Swanley, Kent.

Enlisted March 1905, Sevenoaks, Kent. Formerly postman.


1911 Census - Military, India - Arthur Edward Moody, Private, age 25, single, 2nd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, Soldier, born London.


23rd December 1916, St Mary's Church, Swanley Junction, Kent, married Nellie Kemsley, (daughter of Alfred Kemsley, of Swanley), of Allington, Bourne Road, Bexley, Kent / 43, Warwick St., Worthing, Sussex.

Served eight years with the Royal West Kent Regiment in India; March 1913, returned to England; August 1913, transferred to the Reserve; 5th August 1914, called up on the outbreak of war; 15th August 1914, posted BEF; 25/26 August 1914, fought throughout the Battle of Mons, taking part in subsequent operations, until he was wounded at Le Cateau and sent to the base, where he was attached to the A.P.O. (R.E.), No.3; 27th October 1917, recalled to his Regiment.

29th April 1918, Probate - Arthur Edward Moody, of 16 Park Road, Chislehurst, Kent, died 8th December 1917, in France. Administration (with Will) London 29th April to Nellie Moody, widow. Effects £189 19s 9d.

Buried at St Pol Communal Cemetery Extension, H. 6., France.


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