The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Corporal G F Maxwell


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Corporal George Frederick MAXWELL, G/9989, 11th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  died of wounds, 41 Casualty Clearing Station, France, 14th August 1917.

Born Bermondsey, SE. son of Thomas Maxwell.

28th August 1904, St Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey, George Frederick Maxwell, age 22, bachelor, cellarman, 36 Grange? Walk, father Thomas Maxwell, deceased, lighterman, married Annie Louise Wooldridge, age 24, spinster, labeller, 36 Grange? Walk, father Thomas Wooldridge, carman.

Children - George Herbert Maxwell, born 6th June 1906,  Bermondsey; Frederick Henry Maxwell, born 10th December 1908, Bermondsey.


1911 Census - 14 Tyers Gateway, Bermondsey - George Frederick Maxwell, head, age 29, married, coopers labourer, vinegar works, worker, born Bermondsey; Annie Louise Maxwell, wife, age 31, married 6 years, 2 children, both still alive, born Hungerford, Berkshire; George Herbert Maxwell, son, age 4, born Bermondsey; Frederick Henry Maxwell, son, age 2, born Bermondsey.


Children - Doris Evelyn Maxwell, born 10th March 1912, Bermondsey.

Enlisted Woolwich, SE, age 33 years & 270 days, height 5ft 4 inches, weight 129lbs.  Resided 45 Brookdale Road, Catford, SE. Formerly engineers labourer.

21st September 1915, enlisted; 23rd September 1915, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 25th September 1915, posted 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 29th December 1915, posted 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 2nd May 1916, Southampton, embarked; 3rd May 1916, Havre, disembarked; 14th July 1916, 12 Casualty Clearing Station, dental cavities; 16th July 1916, Arques?, 4 Stationary Hospital, dental cavities; 1st August 1916, rejoined Battalion In the Field; 20th August 1916, appointed paid Lance Corporal; 15th September 1916, shrapnel wound, right arm; 19th September 1916, to England HS Panama, ex General Hospital Rouen; 20th September 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 20th September 1916 to 25th November 1916, Military Hospital, Market Drayton, shrapnel arm right, severe; 25th November 1916 to 18th December 1916, Berrington War Hospital, Shrewsbury, shrapnel right arm; 27th December 1916, Maidstone, overstaying his furlough from Tattoo till 4.30pm 28th December 1916, severely reprimanded; 19th January 1917, posted Command Depot, Tipperary; 20th January 1917 to 15th May 1917, Irish Command Depot, Tipperray, (13th April 1917, marched 12 miles, without equipment; 20th April 1917, marched 12 miles, carrying full equipment; 27th April 1917,  marched 12 miles, carrying full equipment); 17th May 1917, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th June 1917, 12th June 1917, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd July 1917, posted 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 6th July 1917, joined Battalion In the Field; 17th July 1917, promoted Corporal; 31st July 1917, wounded; 14th August 1917, 41 Casualty Clearing Station, shrapnel wound left leg & arm, compound fracture. 

25th February 1918, pension of 27/6  a week awarded to widow and three children.

Buried at Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, I. D. 5., France.


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