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Private Arthur John MORGAN, G/11003, 8th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 9th September 1917, age 29.

Born Chelsfield, Kent, son of John and Emma Morgan, Maple Cottages, Chelsfield, Farnborough, Kent.


1911 Census - May pole, Chelsfield, Kent - John Morgan, head, age 69, married, farm labourer, worker, born Chelsfield, Kent; Emma Morgan, wife, age 56, married 26 years, 4 children, all still alive, born Chelsfield, Kent; Arthur John Morgan, son, age 23, single, farm labourer, worker, born Chelsfield, Kent; James Morgan, son, age 17, farm labourer, worker, born Chelsfield, Kent.


Enlisted Bromley, Kent, age 27 years & 10 months, height 5ft 6 inches, weight 136lbs, scar on left shin.  Resided Maple Cottages, Chelsfield, Kent. Formerly farm labourer.

Home, 16th November 1915 to 18th May 1916; BEF, 19th May 1916 to 9th September 1917.

16th November 1915, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 21st November 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 19th May 1916, posted BEF & 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 19th May 1916, embarked; 20th May 1916, Infantry Base Depot; 2nd June 1916, joined Battalion, In the Field; 6th February 1917, Boulogne, 13 Stationary Hospital, bronchitis; 18th February 1917, Etaples, 40 Infantry Base Depot, from 1 Convalescent Camp; 23rd March 1917, rejoined Battalion, In the Field. 

25th August 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, none; Children, none; Father, none; Mother, Emma Morgan, Maple Cottages, Chelsfield, Kent; Brothers - James Morgan, age 2?, on active Service North Russia; Sisters - Minnie Hickford, age 29, Maple Cottages, Chelsfield, Kent

Buried at Hooge Crater Cemetery, XV. B. 16., Belgium.


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