The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Corporal F C Mewett


Photograph by "Len"

Corporal Frederick Charles MEWETT,  G/18918, 6th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death assumed on or after, 30th November 1917, age 25.

Born Sandhurst, Kent, son of Charles James and Elizabeth Mewett, of Silverdine Farm, Sandhurst, Hawkhurst, Kent.

1911 Census - Silverdine, Sandhurst, Kent - Charles James Mewett, head, age 54, married, farmer. employer, born Brightling, Sussex; Elizabeth Mewett, wife age 51, married 28 years, 7 children, 6 still alive, born Sandhurst, Kent; James Henry Mewett, son, age 25, single, working on farm, worker, born Sandhurst, Kent; Albert Edward Mewett, son, age 22, single, working on farm, worker, born Sandhurst, Kent; Fred Charles Mewett, son, age 19, single, jobbing gardener, worker, born Sandhurst, Kent; Winnifred Mewett, daughter, age 16, single, born Sandhurst, Kent; *Arthur Mewett, son, age 14, born Sandhurst, Kent; Herbert Mewett, son, age 8, school, born Sandhurst, Kent. 

Called up Canterbury, Kent, age 24 years & 212 days, height 5ft 8¼ inches, weight 135lbs, upper & lower dentures. Resided Silverdine Farm, Sandhurst, Hawkhurst, Kent. Formerly milkman & gardener.

Home 30th May 1916 to 10th October 1916; BEF 11th October 1916 to 30th November 1917.

30th May 1916, called up; 1st June 1916 posted 3rd Battalion, The Buffs, Service No.9976; 10th October 1916, embarked; 11th October 1916, 38 Infantry Base Depot; 11th October 1916, posted 1st Battalion, The Buffs; 20th October 1916, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment; 20th October 1916, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 23rd October 1916, joined Battalion, In the Field; 4th November 1916, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 5th December 1916, wounded in action; 6th December 1916, 38 Field Ambulance, bomb wound right foot; 31st December 1916, rejoined Battalion; 19th January 1917, 36 Field Ambulance, impetigo; 11th February 1917, rejoined Battalion; 19th April 1917, appointed Acting Corporal; 3rd May 1917, confirmed in rank of Corporal; 9th August 1917, appointed Acting Sergeant; 26th September 1917, reverts to Corporal; 30th November 1917, posted missing.

7th November 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, none; Children, none; Father, Charles James Mewett, Silverdine Farm, Sandhurst, Kent; Mother, Elizabeth Mewett, Silverdine Farm, Sandhurst, Kent; Brothers - James Henry Mewett, age 35, Silverdine Farm, Sandhurst, Kent; Albert Edward Mewett, age 30, Silverdine Farm, Sandhurst, Kent; Herbert Mewett, age 17, Silverdine Farm, Sandhurst, Kent; Sisters - Winifred Mary Mewett, age 24,  Silverdine Farm, Sandhurst, Kent.

Exhumed from Esne Communal Cemetery German Extension, German Grave No.18, German Cross on Grave, identified by cross, clothing, badge of rank, G.S. buttons & reburied at Honnechy British Cemetery, I. C. 3., France, 3¼ miles South West of Le Cateau.

* Private Arthur Mewett, 12th (Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry), Battalion, Manchester Regiment, Service No.50969, died 18th September 1918, age 21. Commemorated Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Panel 9, Pas de Calais, France.

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