The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private E G Maufe


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Private Ernest Gordon MAUFE, (previously MUFF), G/18238, 11th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, Flanders France, 6th October 1916.

1885 March, born Ilkley, Yorkshire, son of Charles James & Annie Maria Muff, later Maufe.

15th September 1910, Parish Church, Burnsall, Skipton, Yorkshire, married Emily Ann Cecilia Cissie Harris, spinster.

Children - Eileen Gordon Maufe, born 1st March 1913, Guiseley Wharfedale, Yorkshire.


1911 Census - Trahimor, Guiseley Wharfedale, Yorkshire - Ernest Gordon Maufe, head, age 26, married, draper, shopkeeper, employer, born Ilkley, Yorkshire; Emily Maufe, wife, age 23, married under 1 year, no children, born Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire; Belle Parker, servant, age 21, single, general domestic servant, born Felliscliffe, Yorkshire.


Enlisted  Barnstaple, Devon, age 31 years & 120 days, height 5ft 10 inches, weight 132lbs.  Resided 8 Hills View, Barnstaple, Devon. Formerly draper.

Home 27th May 1916 to 29th August 1916; BEF 30th August 1916 to 6th October 1916.

27th May 1916, enlisted & posted 28th Reserve Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, Service No. PS/10831; 30th August 1916, posted BEF; 31st August 1916, embarked; 1st September 1916, 39th Infantry Base Depot, posted 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers; 13th September 1916, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment, 13th September 1916, posted 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th September 1916, joined Battalion, In the Field.

16th February 1917, Probate - Ernest Gordon Maufe, of 8 Hills View, Barnstaple, Devonshire. 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, died 6th October 1916, in France. Administration (with Will), London 16th February to Emily Maufe, widow. Effects £2622 13s.

30th April 1917, pension of 18/9 a week awarded to widow 7 one child.

1920 September, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, Emily C Maufe, married Henry E J Dalton.

22nd November 1921, British War & Victory Medals sent to Mrs E C Dalton, 12 Leadhall Street, Harrogate, Yorkshire.

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

NOTE: Listed in Regimental History & Soldiers Died in the Great War as MANGE & on Medal Card & Medal & Award Rolls; shown on CWGC web site as MAUFE.


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