The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private F A Bryett


Private Frederick Arthur BRYETT, L/9986, "B" Company, 1st Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, France and Flanders, 24th August 1914, age 19.

Born Deptford, Kent, son of George William & Ellen Bryett, of 15, Rutts Terrace, Dennetts Road, New Cross, London.

21st August 1895, St Catherine, Hatcham, Lewisham, baptism of Frederick Arthur Evelyn Bryett, son of George William Bryett, tram conductor & Elmira Hephzibak Byrett of 14 Rutts Terrace.

1911 Census - 15, Rutts Terrace, New Cross, SE - George William Bryett, head, age 43, married, general labourer, tramway employer, London County Council, born Cubbitt Town, Poplar; Elmira Bryett, wife, age 37, married 17 years, 4 children, 3 still alive, born Swanscombe, Kent; Frederick Bryett, age 15, son, single, porter milliners, born New Cross; Edith Bryett, daughter, age 13, school, born New Cross; George Bryett, son, age 12, school, born New Cross.

Previously served 3rd Battalion, (Special Reserve), Royal West Kent Regiment, Service No.8564. Enlisted New Cross, 22nd July 1912 to 22nd October 1912. 20th September 1912, awarded 3rd Class Certificate of Education, during drill on enlistment.

Enlisted Maidstone, Kent, age 18 years, 4 months, height 5ft 5¼ inches, weight 126lbs, fresh complexion, hazel eyes, dark brown hair, tattoo marks right forearm, letters F B & R W K 3, back of left hand harp, back of left wrist horse, mole front of right ear.  Resided New Cross, Kent. Formerly milliners porter.

Home 23rd October 1912 to 13th August 1914; BEF 14th August 1914 to 24th August 1914.

23rd October 1912, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 11th December 1912, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 8th June 1913, Dublin, attempting to break out of Barracks at about 9.55pm, 10 days confined to Barracks; 11th October 1913, Dublin, absent from 12.00 midnight until 3.05am, 5 days confined to Barracks; 11th October 1913, Dublin, not sweeping the stairs down when ordered to do so & absent from Defaulters Roll Call at 6.30am 12th inst, 8 days confined to Barracks; 29th November 1913, Calass of of Instruction in Transport at Newbridge; 21st May 1914, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 4th July 1914, Dublin, absent from Tattoo until 1.30am on the 5th inst. reprimanded; 12th July 1914, deprived of stripe, due to being in Town in company of Private soldiers; 14th August 1914, posted BEF.

6th June 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, George W Bryett, 15, Rutts Terrace,  New Cross; Mother, E Bryett, 15, Rutts Terrace,  New Cross.

Buried at Hautrage Military Cemetery, II.C.13., Saint-Ghislain, Hainaut, Belgium.

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