The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

 Corporal S Honeysett


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Corporal Sidney HONEYSETT, G/4877, 1st Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 26th October  1917, age 27.

Born , Borden, Kent, son of James and Jane Honeysett, of Yew Tree House, Oad Street, Borden, Sittingbourne, Kent.


1911 Census - Cryalls Farm, Borden, Sittingbourne, Kent - James Honeysett, head, age 56, married, gfarm bailiff, worker, born Headcorn, Kent; Jane Honeysett, wife, age 54, married 33 years, 9 children, 7 still alive, born Milsted, Kent; Berther Adelaide Honeysett, daughter, age 22, single, help at home, born Borden, Kent; Sidney Honeysett, son, age 20, single, farm labourer, worker, born Borden, Kent; Alfred Honeysett, son, age 19, single, farm hand, worker, born Borden, Kent; Frank Honeysett, son, age 16, single, farm hand, worker, born Borden, Kent.


Enlisted Sittingbourne,  Kent, age 24 years & 5 months, height 5ft 9 inches. Resided Cryalls Farm, Borden, Sittingbourne, Kent. Farm labourer.

Home 7th December 1914 to 13th April 1916; BEF 14th April 1916 to 26th October 1917.

7th December 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 15th December 1914, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 14thApril 1916, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 13th December 1916, posted unpaid Lance Corporal; 13th February 1917, appointed paid Lance Corporal; 11th October 1917, appointed Acting Corporal.

25th July 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, James Honeysett, age 63, Cryalls Farm, Borden; Mother, Jane Honeysett, age 61, Cryalls Farm, Borden, near Sittingbourne; Brothers - George William Honeysett, age 40, Hamilton Hill P.O. Fremantle, Western Australia; Frank Honeysett, age 22, Mount Pleasant, London Road, Borden; Sisters - Edith Girvan, age 42, 65 Clide Street, Sheerness; May Wraight, age 32, Oad Street, Borden; Bertha Lusted, age 30, Oad Street, Borden.

Commemorated at  Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 106 to 108, Belgium & on  Borden War Memorial.

Brother Cpl A Honeysett, also fell.


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