The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private A Kilby


Private Albert KILBY, G/16524, 2nd  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of disease, effects of heat, on board, OC Hospital, River Boat, "Sikkin" with  Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 18th July 1917, age 28.

Born Goole, Yorkshire, son of Fred & Annie Kilby.

1911 Census - 6 Standfield Court, Halifax, Yorkshire - Mary Greenwood, head, age 31, widow, married 12 years, 2 children, both still alive, waitress, Dining Establishment, worker, born Thetford, Norfolk; Thomas Greenwood, son, age 11, school, born Halifax, Yorkshire; Albert Kilby, boarder, age 22, single, joiner, worker, born Goole, Yorkshire.

15th March 1913, St John the Baptist, Halifax, Albert Kilby, age 24, bachelor, joiner, Market Street, Heptonstall, father Fred Kilby, plumber, married Annie Cherry, age 22, spinster, Victoria Road, Wadsworth, father Thomas Cherry, overlooker.

Enlisted Halifax, Yorkshire, age 26 years & 232 days, height 5ft 3½ inches, weight 109lbs.  Resided 16 Spring Grove, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire / 10, Foster Lane, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire.   

Home 4th May 1915 to 13th November 1915; BEF 14th November 1915 to 2nd October 1916; Home 3rd October 1916 to 7th February 1917; MEF 8th February 1917 to 18th July 1917.

4th May 1915, enlisted & posted 19th Service Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, Service No.6970; 14th November 11915, posted BEF; 25th March 1916, to Hospital, sick; 25th March 1916, St Omer, admitted Hospital NYD; 11th April 1916, to Duty; 29th May 1916, Etaples, to 33 Infantry Base Depot; 18th June 1916, joined Battalion, In the Field, "B" Company; 1st July 1916, transferred to 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 30th August 1916, awarded 10 days Field Punishment No.2.; 2nd October 1916, wounded, gun shot wound, right thigh, severe;  3rd October 1916, to England ex 14 General Hospital, Wimereux; 4th October 1916 to 17th November 1916, Greater London Hospital,  gun shot wound, right thigh; 27th November 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 8th February 1917, posted 2nd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 9th February 1917, Devonport, embarked; 23rd May 1917, Basra, disembarked; 31st May 1917, joined Battalion In the Field;

1919 March, Launceston Registration District, Annie Kilby married Robert Northcott.

14th November 1920, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Annie Northcott (late Kilby), No.5. Neale Street, Hebden Bridge; Father, Fred Kilby, No.40., Apley Road, Doncaster; Mother, Annie Kilby, No.40., Apley Road, Doncaster; Brothers - Herbert Kilby, age 34, No.40., Apley Road, Doncaster; Arthur Kilby, age 26, No.40., Apley Road, Doncaster; Sisters, half blood - Gladys Kilby, age 13, No.40., Apley Road, Doncaster.

Buried at Amara  War Cemetery, XIII. K. 4., Iraq.

NOTE from CWGC -  In 1933, all of the headstones were removed from this cemetery when it was discovered that salts in the soil were causing them to deteriorate. Instead a screen wall was erected with the names of those buried in the cemetery engraved upon it. 

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