The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lance Corporal O T Monckton


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Lance Corporal Oswald Thomas MONCKTON, G/1681, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, Flanders France, 3rd June 1917, age 24.

Born St James, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, son of *Charles Thomas & Rose Monckton, of "West Croft," Grove Hill Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

*died 1918 December, age 54, Uckfield, Registration Disatrict, Sussex, buried at Herne Road Cemetery, Crowborough, Sussex.


1911 Census - Copy Hold Farm, Copy Hold Cottage, Eridge Green near Tunbridge Wells - Rose Monckton, head (wife crossed through), age 42, married 19 years, 7 children, all still alive, born Rotherfield, Sussex; Oswald Thomas Monckton, son, age 18, single, cowman on farm, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; Rose Olive Monckton, daughter, age 16, single, general servant domestic, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; Winifred Ivy Monckton, daughter, age 12, school, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; Violet Mildred Monckton, daughter, age 11, school, born Rotherfield, Sussex; Samuel Alfred Monckton, son, age 9, school, born Rotherfield, Sussex; Sybil Jane Monckton, daughter, age 7, school, born Rotherfield, Sussex; Charles Norman, boarder, age 21, single, farm labourer, born Rotherfield, Sussex; Henry Marsham, age 46, boarder, farm labourer, born, not known.

1911 Census - Police Return - In Shed, St Ellioits Farm, Edridge Road, Crowborough, Sussex - Charles Monckton, married, age 46, journeyman butcher, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent.


Enlisted Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

26th July 1915, posted BEF.

Commemorated at Arras Memorial, Bay 7, France & Tunbridge Wells War Memorial & Crowborough War Memorial


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