The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private F Muncaster


Private Fred MUNCASTER, G/18211, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death presumed on or after, 21st  March 1918.

Born Preston, Lancashire, son of Ferdinand Gibson & Mary Elisabeth Muncaster, 40 Grafton Street,  Preston, Lancashire.

1911 Census - 19 Grafton Street,  Preston, Lancashire - Ferdinand Gibson Muncaster, head, age 51, married, builders ironmonger, employer, born Douglas, Isle of Man; Mary Elisabeth Muncaster, wife, age 52, married 24 years, 4 children, 2 still alive, born Blackburn, Lancashire; Harold Gibson Muncaster, son, age 21, single, accountants clerk, worker, born Preston, Lancashire; Fred Muncaster, son, age 16, single, apprentice to ironmongery, worker, born Preston, Lancashire.

Enlisted  Preston, Lancashire, age 21 years & 6 months, height 5ft 5 inches, weight 99lbs. Resided 40 Grafton Street,  Preston, Lancashire. Formerly ironmonger.

Home 10th December 1915 to 28th August 1916; BEF 29th August 1916 to 21st March 1918.

10th December 1915, enlisted; 11th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 28th January 1916, mobilized; 29th January 1916, posted 2/4th Battalion, Loyal North Lancshire Regiment, Service No.4772, Territorial Force;

Descriptive Return of a Soldier at present stationed at Ashford, Kent, who is desirous of being of being transferred from the  2/4th Battalion, Loyal North Lancshire Regiment, to 29th (Reserve) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers Regiment, or Corps at Edinburgh.

Regiment and Battalion - Loyal North Lancashire. 2/4th Battalion. No.4772. Rank and Name, Private Fred Muncaster. Service towards engagement, 96 days. Date of Attestation, 10th December 1915. Called up 5th February 1916. Period for which attested, Period of War. Age 21 years 11 months. Height 5ft 7½. Chest Measurement - Girth 34½ inches, Expansion 2 inches. Trade, ironmonger. Where born, Preston, Lancashire. Single. Certificate of education, nil. Character, good. Good Conduct Badges, nil. Musketry Qualification and score, nil. Schools or Courses of Instruction, nil.

5th July 1916, transferred to 29th (Reserve) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers Regiment, Service No.PS11598;

29th August 1916, posted BEF; 29th August 1916, proceeded on Active Service; 29th August 1916, posted 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers; 10th September 1916, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment; 10th September 1916, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 21st March 1918, posted missing.

1st October 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, none; Children, none; Father, F G Muncaster, 40 Grafton Street; Mother, M E Muncaster, 40 Grafton Street; Brothers - H G Muncaster, age 27, 40 Grafton Street; Sisters - none; Grandparents, none; Nephews / Nieces - none; Uncles / Aunts - very numerous, also mostly abroad, some ????, I don't know nay particulars.

Commemorated at Pozieres Memorial, Panel 58 and 59, France.

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