The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J Kirkpatrick


Private James KIRKPATRICK, G/17838, 10th Platoon, 6th  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died as a Prisoner of War, Flanders France, death assumed on or after, 3rd May 1917, age 31.  

Born Radcliffe, Lancashire.

1911 Census - 157 Bolton Road, Radcliffe, Lancashire. - Thomas Kirkpatrick, head, age 56, married, coal mine labourer, underground, colliery, worker, born Little Lever, Lancashire; Alice Kirkpatrick, wife, age 58, married 33 years, 7 children, all still alive, born Radcliffe, Lancashire; Emily Kirkpatrick, daughter, age 32, single, cotton bobbin winder, spinning mill, worker, born Little Lever, Lancashire; James Kirkpatrick, son, age 25, single, house painter, house decorator, worker, born Radcliffe, Lancashire; Thomas Kirkpatrick, son, age 18, single, improver on finishing machine, finishing works, worker, born Radcliffe, Lancashire.

3rd May 1913, Congregational Church, Radcliffe, Manchester, married Sophia Pendlebury, spinster, 4 Turf Street, Radcliffe, Manchester.

Child - Joseph Kirkpatrick, born 16th March 1916, Radcliffe, Manchester; Died 9th August 1916, age 4 months, infantile diarrhoea & convulsions, informant James Kirkpatrick, father, present at the death, 4 Turf Street, Radcliffe.

Enlisted Radcliffe, Lancaster, age 29 years & 11 months, height 5ft 4¼ inches, weight 128lbs, bad teeth, dental treatment required. Religion Non Conformist.  Resided 108, Knowles St., Radcliffe, Manchester. Formerly painter & paper hanger.

Separation Allowance 9/- a week & Allotment of Pay of 3/6 a week payable to wife.

Home 12th December 1915 to 2nd October 1916; BEF 3rd October 1916 to 3rd May 1917.

12th December 1915, enlisted; 13th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 6th June 1916, mobilized; 7th June 1916, posted 27th (Reserve) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, Service No.3088; 1st September 1916, posted 103rd Training Reserve Battalion, Service No.TR/10/56587; 3rd October 1916, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment; 6th October 1916, embarked; 18th October 1916, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment & joined Battalion, In the Field; 3rd May 1917, posted missing; 21st February 1918, on Official German List of Dead, died May 1917, Prisoner of War.

6th January 1918, date when Separation Allowance of 12/6 will cease.

7th January 1918, pension of 13/9 a week awarded to wife, as Pte  J Kirkpatrick still missing.

Commemorated at Arras Memorial, Bay 7, France.


London Gazette 9th July 1917.

His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to award the Military Medal for bravery in the Field to the under mentioned Non-Commissioned Officers and Men:

17838 Pte. J. Kirkpatrick,  Royal West Kent Regiment.

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