The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lieutenant R N Killick


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Lieutenant Roydon Nelson KILLICK, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died, 8th December 1919, aged 22, in Andover Hospital, (as a result of injuries sustained in a motor collision on 29th November 1919).

Born circa 1897 Tonbridge, Kent, son of Charles & Annie Killick


1911 Census - 8 Gladstone Road, Tonbridge, Kent - Charles Killick, head, age 48, married, cricket ball stitcher, worker, at home, born Hildenborough, Kent; Annie Killick, wife, age 45, married 23 years, 8 children, all still alive, born Tonbridge, Kent; Gladys Killick, daughter, age 22, single, school teacher, born Tonbridge, Kent; Doris Killick, daughter, age 18, single, dressmaking, born Tonbridge, Kent; Roydon Killick, son, age 14, house boy & school, born Tonbridge, Kent; Edith Killick, daughter age 12, school, born Tonbridge, Kent; Edith Killick, daughter, age 10, school, born Tonbridge, Kent; Irene Killick, daughter, age 6, school, born Tonbridge, Kent.


Brother of Lance Corporal Lionel Harold Killick, 10827, 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment, died 17th May 1915, age 24, buried, I.H.3A, Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.


10th September 1919, relinquished his Commission due to ill health, eligible for Silver War Badge.

28th January 1920, Probate - Roydon Nelson Killick of 28 Avebury Avenue, Tonbridge. M.C., D.C.M. a Lieutenant Royal West Kent Regiment, died, 8th December 1919, at Andover, Hampshire. Administration (with Will), London 28th January to Annie Killick, widow. Effects £204 16s 8d.

Buried at Tonbridge Cemetery, A. 3301, Tonbridge, Kent.

AWARDS: DCM, MC

Link to Tonbridge Slade School


London Gazette 14th January 1916

His  Majesty The KING-EMPEROR has been graciously pleased to approve of the under mentioned Rewards to Officers, Non - Commissioned Officers and Men of the Indian Army, for gallantry and devotion to duty whilst serving with the Indian Army Corps in  France and Flanders.

AWARDED DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL

178 Acting Corporal R. N. Killick, 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

London Gazette 11th March 1916.

For conspicuous gallantry. When our attack was held up by machine guns he lay in a shell hole twenty yards from the enemy parapet and continued to fire till all his own ammunition and that of two wounded comrades was expended.

London Gazette 26th March 1917.

War Office, 26th March 1917 - REGULAR FORCES.

The under mentioned Warrant Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and men to be temporary 2nd Lieutenants, with effect from dates shown : 

Royal West Kent Regiment. -  Acting Company Serjeant - Major R. N. Killick, from a Service Battalion. -  19th February 1917.

London Gazette 12th July 1918.

Royal West Kent Regiment. - Temporary  2nd Lieutenant R N Killick, from a Service Battalion, to be temporary 2nd Lieutenant, with seniority 19th February 1917.

London Gazette 11th September 1918.

Royal West Kent Regiment. - Temporary 2nd Lieutenant R. N. Killick to be temporary Lieutenant -  19 August 1918

London Gazette 1st February 1919.

His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the following awards to the under mentioned Officers and Warrant Officers in recognition of their gallantry and devotion to duty in the Field: 

AWARDED  THE MILITARY CROSS

Temporary Lieutenant Royden Nelson Killick, DCM.,  Royal West Kent Regiment, attached 8th Battalion.

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in command of a raiding party north west of Lens on 26th September 1918. As he reached the post to be raided he saw an enemy machine gun coming into action against the other half of his raiding party. He at once ran forward and killed the officer before he could open fire. At the same moment he was severely wounded by a trench mortar shell. He has recently led three daring patrols, both by day and night, gaining useful information in the face of strong opposition.

London Gazette 10th September 1919.

Royal West Kent Regiment - Temporary Lieutenant R N Killick, MC., DCM., relinquishes his commission on account of ill health caused by wounds. 11th September 1919, and retains the rank of Lieutenant.


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