The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private G E Morrison


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Private George Edward MORRISON, G/23138, 6th  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, on or after 30th November 1917.

Born Kemsing, Kent, son of  Charles & Ellen Morrison, Back of Post Office, Kemsing, Kent.

3rd September 1898, Kemsing, Sevenoaks, Kent, baptism of George Edward Morrison son of Charles & Ellen Maria Morrison.


1911 Census - near Post Office, Kemsing, Sevenoaks, Kent - Charles Morrison, head, age 35, married, bricklayers labourer, worker, born Sevenoaks, Kent; Ellen Maria Morrison, wife, age 36, married 13 years, 6 children, 3 still alive, field worker, farmer, worker, born Meopham, Kent; George Edward Morrison, son, age 13, school, born Kemsing, Kent; Amelia Margaret Morrison, daughter, age 11, school, born Kemsing, Kent; Robert William Morrison, son, age 5, born Kemsing, Kent; Frank Lynds, brother, age 23, single, farm labourer, farmer, worker, born Ridley, Kent.


Enlisted 14th October 1916, Maidstone, Kent, age 18, height 5ft 3 inches, weight 100lbs. Formerly farm labourer.

Home, 14th October 1916 to 5th January 1917; BEF, 6th January 1917 to 30th November 1917.

14th October 1916, called up for service; 17th October 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 6th January 1917, posted BEF & 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th January 1917, embarked / disembarked; 17th ????? 1917 to 13th July 1917, Etaples, 26 Infantry Base Depot; 2nd August 1917, Etaples, 40 Infantry Base Depot, from 26 Infantry Base Depot; 3rd September 1917, joined Battalion in the Field; 30th November 1917, posted missing.

14th October 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, none; Children, none; Father, Charles Morrison, Post Office, Kemsing, Kent; Mother, Ellen Morrison, Post Office, Kemsing, Kent; Brothers - Robert Morrison, age 14, Post Office, Kemsing, Kent; Sisters - Amelia Morrison, age 20, Post Office, Kemsing, Kent.

Buried at Honnechy British Cemetery, I. A. 53., France.

Commemorated on Kemsing War Memorial, Kent


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