The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private C J Meddings


Private Cecil James MEDDINGS, G/18846, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 29th October 1916, age 18. 

22nd March 1898, born Willesden, Middlesex, son of *William Slater & Agnes Emma Meddings, of 26, Aldridge Road Villas, Notting Hill, London.

15th May 1898, Holy Trinity, Kilburn, baptism of Cecil James Meddings, son of William Slater, (waiter), & Agnes Meddings, 5 Cambridge Avenue.

* 1910 December Quarter, Marylebone Registration District, died age 47.

1911 Census - 34 Eresby Road, Kilburn, London, NW - Agnes Meddings, head, age 44, widow, married 25 years, 3 children, all still alive, Private Means, born Brackley, Northamptonshire; Charles Meddings, son, age 15, single, drapers assistant, worker, born Kilburn, London; Cecil Meddings, son, age 13, school, grocers errand boy, born Kilburn, London.

Enlisted Willesden, Middlesex, age 19 years & 4 months, height 5ft 8 inches, wears glasses.  Resided 22 Kenilworth Road, Kilburn, Middlesex. Formerly operator Picture Palace.

Home 31st March 1915 to 1st October 1916; BEF 2nd October 1916 to 29th October 1916.

31st March 1915, enlisted; 3rd April 1915, posted 3/9th Middlesex Regiment, Service No.3105; 29th June 1915, Fulham Military Hospital; 26th September 1915, appointed Acting paid Lance Corporal;

2nd October 1915 - Records Office to Mother, Agnes Meddings - "Madam, I regret that now that your son is over 17 and gave his age as 19 on enlistment I cannot ask him to him to be kept at home if the ????? considers him up to the standard you ????? of 18½.

1st September 1916, posted 7th Middlesex (Reserve) & reverts to Private; 2nd October 1916, posted BEF & 1/7th Middlesex; 2nd October 1916, Folkestone, embarked; 2nd October 1916, Boulogne, disembarked; 14th October 1916, transferred to 4th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th October 1916, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

21st October 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, nil; Children, nil; Father, nil; Mother, Agnes Meddings, 17 Cornwall Road, Westbourne Park, London W11; Brothers - William George Meddings, age 26, 14 Linstead Street, West Hampstead, London; Charles Theodore Slater Meddings, age 24, 17 Cornwall Road, Westbourne Park, London W11; Sisters, nil.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, France.

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