The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private F A Medhurst


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Private Frederick Alfred MEDHURST, G/2164, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, Flanders France, 30th September 1916. 

Born Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Guardian since birth - Miss Harriet Amelia Medhurst, 8 Kirkdale Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. (According to Pension Card, foster sister / According to Soldiers Effects, foster mother).


1911 Census - 8 Kirkdale Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent - Jabez Medhurst, head, age 76, married, jobbing gardener, nurseryman, worker, born Mayfield, Sussex; Caroline Medhurst, wife, age 72, married 51 years, 14 children, all still alive, born Wadhurst, Sussex; Harriett Medhurst, daughter, age 48, single, house duties, at home, born Langton, Kent; John Medhurst, son, age 45, married, grocers porter, worker, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; George Medhurst, son, age 37, single, general labourer, worker, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; Frederick Card, boarder, age 21, single, coal merchants clerk, worker, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent.


Enlisted Tunbridge Wells, Kent, age 25 years & 130 days, height 5ft 5 inches, fresh complexion, dark eyes, dark hair. Formerly clerk.

Home, 7th September 1914 to 25th July 1915; BEF, 26th July 1915 to 30th September 1916. 

7th September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 9th September 1914, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment;  18th February 1915, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 26th July 1915, posted BEF & embarked; 6th September 1915, reverts to Private at own request; 8th December 1915, awarded 10 days Field Punishment No.2.; 4th January 1916, awarded 7 days Field Punishment No.2.

11th July 1919, Statement of relatives - Guardian of the Soldier, Harriet Amelia Medhurst, 8 Kirkdale Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent; Father, not known; Mother,  Louisa Card, living somewhere abroad; Brothers, none; Sisters, none.

Buried at Mill Road Cemetery, XIX. A. 8., Thiepval, France.


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