The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J J Kiley


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Private James John KILEY, G/10339, 10th  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, 36 Casualty Clearing Station, Flanders France, 18th September 1916, age 22.  

Born Reading, Berkshire, son of Patrick and Mary Ann Kiley, of 97, Castle Terrace, Hazel Road, Slade Green, Erith, Kent / 10 Castle Terrace, Slades Green, Erith,  Kent.


1911 Census - 3 Pines Terrace, Old Road, Crayford, Kent - Mary Kiley, head, age 64, widow, married 40 years, 10 children, 4 still alive, pedlar, born Halstead, Essex; Patrick Kiley, son, age 34, single, labourer, farmer, worker, born Notting Hill, London; James Kiley , son, age 18, single, labourer, farmer, worker, born Reading, Berkshire.


Enlisted Woolwich, Kent, age 22 years & 220days, height 5ft 6½ inches, weight 135lbs, teeth defective. Resided 3 Castle Terrace, Slades Green, Kent. Formerly carman.

Home 23rd October 1915 to 2nd May 1916; BEF 3rd May 1916 to 18th September 1916.

23rd October 1915, enlisted & posted 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 15th December 1915, posted Depot, No.1. Reserve Corps; 5th February 1916, posted 12th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 26th March 1916, Northampton, overstaying his leave from 12.00 midnight until reporting himself at Headquarters at 1.00 o'clock on 29th March 1916, 3 days confined to Barracks, forfeits 2 days pay; 10th April 1916, posted 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd May 1916, posted BEF; 3rd October 1916, Southampton, embarked; 4th May 1916, Havre, disembarked; 9th July 1916, 140 Field Ambulance, admitted JCT left knee; 21st July 1916, 139 Field Ambulance, to Mont des Cats; 28th July 1916, Casualty Clearing Station, to 12  Clearing Station; 12th August 1916, Boulogne, 1 Convalescent Depot; 2nd September 1916, Etaples, 40 Infantry Base Depot, from No.5. Convalescent Camp; 16th September 1916, wounded in action.

13th August 1919, Statement of Relatives - Mother, Mary Ann Kiley, 10 Castle Terrace, Slades Green, Erith,  Kent; Brothers - William Kiley, age 44, 31 Ropeyard Rails, Woolwich; Patrick Kiley, age 42, 10 Castle Terrace, Slades Green, Erith,  Kent.

Buried at Heilly Station Cemetery,  II. H. 18., Mericourt-l'Abbe, France.


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