The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Corporal L Mayatt


Corporal Leonard MAYATT, G/361, 7th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France,  death assumed on or after, 21st March 1918, age 25. 

Born Halling Kent, son of William and Amelia Mayatt, of 1, Forge Cottages, Lower Halling, Rochester, Kent.

1911 Census - Halling Bottom, Lower Halling, near Rochester, Kent - William Mayatt, head, age 56, married, cement labourer, worker, born St Marys Cray, Kent; Amelia Mayatt, wife, age 55, married 37 years, 11 children, all still alive, born Lower Halling, Kent; Charley Mayatt, son, age 26, single, cement labourer, worker, born Snodland, Kent; Arthur Mayatt, son, age 24, single, cement labourer, worker, born Lower Halling, Kent; Edith Mayatt, daughter, age 20, single,  born Lower Halling, Kent; Leonard Mayatt, son, age 18, single, labourer, cement factory, worker,  born Lower Halling, Kent; Ada Mayatt, daughter, age 15, single,  born Lower Halling, Kent; Ivy Mayatt, grand daughter, age 2 months,  born Lower Halling, Kent.

Enlisted Maidstone Kent, age 21 years, height 5ft 4 inches, weight 124lbs, fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair. Formerly labourer.

Home 27th August 1914 to 31st May 1915; BEF 1st June 1915 to 7th July 1916; Home 8th July 1916 to 2nd October 1916; BEF 3rd October 1916 to 21st March 1918.

27th August 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 30th August 1914, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st June 1915, embarked; 3rd July 1916, 26th Field Ambulance, wounded in action, shrapnel wound, left shoulder; 6th July 1916, to England, Hospital Ship, Lanfranc, ex No.39 General Hospital, Havre; 8th July 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 8th July 1916 to 18th August 1916, 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester, shrapnel wound, left shoulder, above scapula, entrance & exit wounds, (11th August 1916, wounds soundly healed); 22nd August 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, 3rd October 1916, Infantry Base Depot; 4th October 1916, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th August 1917, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 30th July 1917, appointed paid Lance Corporal, 21st March 1918, posted missing.

6th November 1920, Statement of Relatives - Widow, none; Children, none; Father, William Mayatt, 1, Forge Cottages, Lower Halling, near Rochester; Mother, Amelia Mayatt, 1, Forge Cottages, Lower Halling, Rochester; Brothers - William Charles Mayatt, age 46, 17 Thomas Road, Sittingbourne; James Edward Mayatt, age 44, 4 Bromley Place, Essex Road, Halling; Ernest John Mayatt, age 40, Holboro? Road, Snodland; Arthur Mayatt, age 34, 12 West Stteet, Erith; Charley Mayatt, age 26?, 24 Manor Terrace, Halling; Albert Mayatt, age 32, 7 Gloucester Place, Folkestone; Sisters - Alice Parris, age 42, 263 Bushnell Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Amy Allcorn, age 38, High Street, Lower Halling; Edith Fullman, age 30, 3, Forge Cottages, Lower Halling; Ada Snell, age 25, 5 Stone Cottages, Lower Halling.

Commemorated  at Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France,  Panel 58 and 59 and at St. John the Baptist Church, Halling, Kent.

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