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Private J P McGrath


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Private John  Patrick MCGRATH, G/1123, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, Flanders France, 2nd July 1916. 

Born Battersea, SW, son of John Herbert & Eliza McGrath, 23 Deptford Green, Deptford, SE.


1911 Census - 23 Deptford Green, Deptford, SE - John McGrath, head, age 32, married, carman, timber merchants, worker, born Lambeth, London; Elizabeth McGrath, wife, age 33, married 14 years, 3 children, all still alive, born Lambeth, London; John McGrath, son, age 13, school, born Battersea, London; Joseph McGrath, son, age 10,  school, born Battersea, London; Mary Anne McGrath, daughter, age 8, school, born Deptford, London; Jane Harrison, wife sister, age 22, single, tin worker, born Lambeth, London.


Enlisted Deptford, SE, age 19 years & 20 days, height 5ft 4 inches, weight 132lbs, fresh complexion, blue eyes, fair hair, two moles, left shoulder blade.  Resided Deptford, SE. Formerly sawyer.

Home, 3rd September 1914 to 10th August 1915; BEF, 11th August 1915 to 2nd July 1916. 

3rd September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 6th September 1914, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 6th October 1914, posted 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment;

28th November 1914, Chatham, absent from 9.30pm 28th November 1914 to 10am, 30th November 1914, 6 days confined to Barracks, forfeits 3 days pay; 25th December 1914, Chatham, absent from 9.30pm 25th to 7.30am 29th, 6 days pay, forfeits 5 days pay; 4th April 1915, Chatham, overstaying his pass from 12 midnight to 10.30pm 6th April, 6 days confined to Barracks, forfeits 2 days pay; 2nd August 1915, Colchester, overstaying his pass from 12 midnight to 10.15pm 4th August 1915, 7 days confined to Barracks, forfeits 2 days pay; 11th August 1915, posted BEF & 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 11th August 1915, embarked; 24th August 1915, 18 Infantry Base Depot, attached 12 Entrenching Battalion; 18th September 1915, joined Battalion, In the Field; 10th November 1915, 54 Field Ambulance, pyrexia; 11th November 1915, 18 DRS, pyrexia; 22nd November 1915, myalgia, to Duty; 16th February 1916, 55 Field Ambulance, contusion; 28th February 1916, to Duty.

9th July 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, none; Children, none; Father, John Herbert McGrath, 23 Deptford Green, Deptford; Mother, Eliza McGrath, 23 Deptford Green; Brothers - Joseph McGrath, age 18, address unreadable; Sisters - Mary McGrath, age 16, 23 Deptford Green, Deptford; Eliza McGrath, age 3, 23 Deptford Green, Deptford; Grandparents - none; Nephews / Nieces - none; Uncles / Aunts - none.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, France.


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