The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Corporal G T Manktelow


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Corporal George Thomas MANKTELOW, G/2132, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  died of wounds, 9 Casualty Clearing Station, Flanders France, 26th November 1916,  age 21. 

April 1895, born Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, son of Thomas & #Anna Manktelow, of Lamberhurst Quarter, Kent / 12 Canterbury Road, Pembury, near Tunbridge Wells, Ken / 94 Tamworth Road, Hertford, Hertfordshire.

# 1915 December, Tonbridge Registration District, died age 43.


1911 Census - The Quarter, Lamberhurst, Kent - Thomas Manktelow, head, age 39, married, bricklayer, builder, worker, born Lamberhurst, Kent; Anna Manktelow, wife, age 39, married 18 years, 4 children, all still alive, born Lamberhurst, Kent; George Manktelow, son, age 15, single, grocers assistant, worker, born Lamberhurst, Kent; Melody Manktelow, daughter, age 14, school, born Lamberhurst, Kent; Lemuel Manktelow, son, age 4, born Lamberhurst, Kent.


Enlisted Tunbridge Wells, Kent, age 19 years & 141 days, height 5ft 7½ inches, fresh complexion, blue eyes, dark hair. Resided Lamberhurst Quarter, Kent / 12 Canterbury Road, Pembury, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Formerly grocers assistant.

Home, 4th September 1914 to 25th July 1915; BEF, 26th July 1915 to 26th November 1916.

4th September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 9th September 1914, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 26th July 1915, embarked; 17th July 1916, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; promoted Corporal to date from5th July 1916; 27th September 1916, appointed paid Lance Sergeant; 18th November 1916, wounded in action.

1917 June, Tonbridge Registration District, Thomas Manktelow married Philadelphia A Deeprose.

8th September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Thomas Manktelow, 94 Tamworth Road, Hertford; Mother, No; Brothers - Lemuel Manktelow, age 13, 94 Tamworth Road, Hertford; Sisters - Anna Manktelow, age 26, Lyndridge? Farm, Lamberhurst, Kent; Melody Manktelow, age 21, Beacon View, Beacon Hill, Hern Bay.

1921, Letter from Mrs Manktelow, late Deeprose, 20, Cambridge Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex - "Dear Sir, I am writing to you to ask if is any War Medals 1914 to 1916, as I have not received any yet as my husband joined November 1914, killed Somme September 3rd 1916 Private Ernest William Deeprose, No.1879, Royal Sussex Regiment, 116 Trench Mortar Batt. Sir I am remarried and have changed address from 94 Tamworth Road, Hertford, to the above address. Also Mr T Manktelow as change the same address as above has lost son George Thomas Manktelow Corporal 2132 7th Bn Royal West Kent killed 26th 1916 November have received War Medal (yes father received Shaole? not Bronze Medal."

Buried at Contay British Cemetery, IV. E. 31., Contay, France & commemorated at Lamberhurst War Memorial.

AWARDS: MM


London Gazette 6th January 1917.

His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to award the  Military Medal for bravery in the Field to the under mentioned Lady, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men:

G/2135, Pte. G T Manktelow, Royal West Kent Regiment.


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