The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J Meehan


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Private John MEEHAN, G/5884, 8th Battalion,  "B" Company, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, Flanders France, 17th June 1916,  age 21.

Born Canning Town, Essex, son of James & Catherine Meehan, of 20, Prince of Wales Road, Custom House, London.


1911 Census - 20, Prince of Wales Road, Canning Town, London E - James Meehan, head, age 54, married, merchant ships, greaser, worker, born Londonferry, Ireland; Catherine Meehan, wife, age 46, married 23 years, 9 children, 8 still alive, born West Ham, Essex; Mary Ann Meehan, daughter, age 18, single, cable hand, electrical supply company, worker, born West Ham, Essex; John Meehan, son, age 16, single, packer, stationers, worker, born West Ham, Essex; Peter Meehan, son, age 12, school, born West Ham, Essex; William Anthony Meehan, son, age 7, school, born West Ham, Essex; Patrick Meehan, son, age 5, school, born West Ham, Essex; Elizabeth Meehan, daughter, ager 14, at home, unemployed, born West Ham, Essex; Catherine, Meehan, daughter, age 10, school, born West Ham, Essex.

Note crossed through - 1 child emigrated to Canada.


Enlisted  Canning Town, Essex.

11th October 1915, posted BEF.

Buried at Dranoutre Military Cemetery, II. C. 9., Belgium.


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