The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private A Kingswood


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Private Arthur KINGSWOOD, S/350, 1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 30th July 1916.

Born Sevenoaks, Kent.

24th February 1875, Sevenoaks, Kent, christening of Arthur Kingswood, son of Thomas & Mary Anne Kingswood.


1911 Census - 10 banks Cottages, Tubbs Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent - Alfred Inkpen, head, age 33, married, farm labourer, born Ide Hill, Kent; Eliza Inkpen, wife, age 33, married 10 years, 5 children, 4 still alive, born London; George Inkpen, son, age 12; Walter Inkpen, son, age 9; Winnie Inkpen, daughter, age 6; Hubert Inkpen, son, age 4; Arthur Kingswood, lodger/cousin, age 36, single, farm labourer, worker, born Sevenoaks, Kent.


Previously served Royal West Kent Regiment, time expired.

June 1914, Sevenoaks Registration District, married Alice Laura Gertrude Wright.

Enlisted Tonbridge, Kent, age 40, height 5ft 9 inches, blue eyes, auburn hair. Formerly labourer.

2nd September 1914 to 11th May 1915; BEF 12th May 1915 to 30th July 1916.

2nd September 1914, enlisted from Army Reserve; 3rd September 1914, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th May 1915, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 13th May 1915, 5 Infantry Base Depot; 15th May 1915, joined Battalion, "A" Company In the Field; 19th December 1915, 15 Field Ambulance, bronchitis; 27th December 1915, rejoined Battalion, "A" Company; 29th February 1916, 13 Field Ambulance, NYD fever; 29th February 1916, to 19 Casualty Clearing Station; 7th March 1916, debility, to Convalescent Camp; 15th April 1916, 5 Infantry Base Depot; 20th May 1916, rejoined Battalion, "A" Company; 30th July 1916, wounded & posted missing; 8th August 1917, regarded for Official Purposes as having died on or since 30th July 1916.

29th May 1917, pension of 13/9 a week awarded to wife, (soldier still missing).

1917 December, Sevenoaks Registration District, Alice Laura Gertrude Kingswood, married James Douglas? Marsh, 5 Locks Yard, High Street, Sevenoaks, Kent / 1 Smith Cottages, High Street, Sevenoaks, Kent. 1920 September, Sevenoaks Registration District, Alice Laura Gertrude Marsh, died age 44.

Buried at Serre Road Cemetery No.2., XVII. G. 14., France.


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