The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private M S Hemsley


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Private Maurice Swinnerton HEMSLEY, 205671, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, (formerly 2285, R.E.K.M.R.), killed in action, Flanders France, 21st March 1918, age 27.

Born Swindon, Wltshire, son of Henry and Catherine Hemsley, of Whitstable, Kent.

20th July 1890, St Mark, Swindon, Wltshire, baptism of Maurice Swinnerton Hemsley, son of Henry, (mechanic), and Catherine Hemsley, of Tyneside House, Park Lane


1911 Census - 185 Park Avenue, Northfleet, Kent - Albert William Best, head, age 33, married, Elementary School Teacher, (Certificated), Kent County Council, born Kinson, Dorset; Emily Ellen Best, wife, age 33, married 2 years, 1 child, born Stalbridge, Dorset; Albert Ernest James Best, son, age 1 year 11 months, born Northfleet, Kent; Maurice S Hemsley, boarder, age 20, single, Elementary School Teacher, (Certificated), Kent County Council, born Swindon, Wltshire.


Enlisted  Herne Bay, Kent.  Resided Whitstable, Kent.  

Commemorated at Pozieres Memorial, Panel 58 and 59, France.


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