The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J Meeks


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Private John MEEKS, S/8728, 1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death presumed on or after, 18th April 1915, age 25.

25th September 1891, born Rotherhithe, SE, son of David &  Eliza Meeks, 292, Rotherhithe Street, Rotherhithe, London.

11th October 1891, St Mary, Rotherhithe, Southwark, baptism of John Meeks, son of David, (labourer), &  Eliza Meeks, 5 Globe Buildings.


1911 Census - 292, Rotherhithe Street, Rotherhithe, London - David Meeks, head, age 40, married, dock labourer, docks, worker, born Rotherhithe, Surrey; Eliza Meeks, wife, age 39, married 23 years, 11 children, all still alive, born Rotherhithe, Surrey; David Meeks, son, age 22, single, dock labourer, docks, worker, born Rotherhithe, Surrey; John Meeks, son, age 20, single, dock labourer, docks, worker, born Rotherhithe, Surrey; Emily Meeks, daughter, age 18, single, born Rotherhithe, Surrey; Ann Meeks, daughter, age 16, single, born Rotherhithe, Surrey; Gert Meeks, daughter, age 16, single, capsell worker, lead capsule work, worker, born Rotherhithe, Surrey; Maud Meeks, daughter, age 14, school, born Rotherhithe, Surrey; Martha Meeks, daughter, age 12, school, born Rotherhithe, Surrey; Elizabeth Meeks, daughter, age 8, school, born Rotherhithe, Surrey; Alice Meeks, daughter, age 6, school, born Rotherhithe, Surrey; Carrine Meeks, daughter, age 4, born Rotherhithe, Surrey; George Meeks, son, age 1, born Rotherhithe, Surrey; George Meeks, brother, age 49, dock labourer, docks, worker, born Rotherhithe, Surrey; Eliza Meeks, niece, age 23, born Rotherhithe, Surrey; Thomas Nicholls, nephew, age 23, dock labourer, docks, worker, born Rotherhithe, Surrey.


Enlisted New Cross, SE.  

28th December 1914, posted BEF.

Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 45 and 47., Belgium.


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