The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J Kirkpatrick


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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.

AWARDS: MM  


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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