The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private H W Mayatt


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Private Henry William MAYATT, G/903, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, (gun shot wound to head, hernia cerebral & fractured humerius), 19 Casualty Clearing Station, France, Friday 6th July 1917, age 40. 

Born Snodland, Maidstone, Kent, son of Edward Phillip Mayatt and Ellen Mayatt of 3 East Street, Snodland, Kent.

16th August 1902, Lewisham Registration District, married Annie Eliza Wright.


1911 Census - 8 May Street, Snodland, Kent - Edward Mayatt, head, age 59, married, cement worker, cement works, worker, born St Marys Cray, Kent; Ellen Mayatt. wife, age 64, married 42 years, 10 children, 9 still alive, born Snodland, Kent; William Mayatt, son, age 28, single, cement worker, cement works, worker, born Snodland, Kent; Alfred Mayatt, son, age 20, single, cement worker, cement works, worker, born Snodland, Kent.


Enlisted Maidstone, Kent, age 37 years & 30 days, height 5ft 4 inches, weight 135lbs, fresh complexion, brown eyes, brown hair. Resided 23 Holbeach Road, Catford. Formerly labourer. On enlistment stated he was a single man.

Home 3rd September 1914 to 31st May 1915; BEF 1st June 1915 to 9th April 1916; Home 10th April 1916 to 20th July 1916; BEF 21st July 1916 to 6th July 1917.

 Order of Stoppages  of Pay of 3/6 a week to support his abandoned wife.

3rd September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 30th September 1914, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st October 1914, Purfleet, 1st inoculation; 10th October 1914, 2nd inoculation; 1st June 1915, posted BEF; 10th April 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 11th April 1916 to 5th May 1916, Hursley Camp Hospital, burns face; 15th May 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 17th June 1916, forfeits 6 days pay for absence; 3rd July 1916, awarded 28 days Field Punishment No.2. by Commanding Officer, forfeits 8 days pay; 21st July 1916, posted BEF; 21st July 1916, Infantry Base Depot; 29th July 1916, joined Battalion, In the Field; 20th May 1917, 6 Field Ambulance, carbuncle; 22nd May 1917, 47 General Hospital, carbuncle; 21st June 1917, Etaples, 40 Infantry Base Depot; Rejoined Battalion; 5th July 1917, wounded.

4th July 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Edward Mayatt, deceased; Mother, Ellen Mayatt, No.3  East Street, Snodland, Kent; Brothers - Edward C Mayatt, age 48, 20 Westcourt Street, Old Brompton; Herbert J? Mayatt, age  38, 1 Victoria Road, Kenfig Hill, Bridgend, Glamorgan, South Wales; William C? Mayatt, age 37?,  East Street, Snodland, Kent; Sisters - Nellie Annie Wallis, age 46, 2 Holborough Terrace, Snodland; Mary Ann Bates, age 43, No.1. East Street, Snodland; Edith Lavinia Bowen, age 32, No.2. East Street, Snodland.

Buried Duisans British Cemetery, grave IV N 53, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France.  Commemorated on Snodland War Memorial.


Snodland Historical Society

One of three brothers died during the Great War, see Pte A J Mayatt


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