The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

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Private Phillip Ernest KENT, G/11760, 1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death presumed on or after 22nd July 1916.

1895 October, born Bromley, Kent, son of John Philip Lever & Eliza Grace Kent.


1911 Census - 32 Park End, Bromley, Kent - John Philip Kent, head, age 42, married, joiner building trade, builder, worker, born Crouch End, Middlesex; Eliza Grace Kent, wife, age 45, married 18 years, 4 children, 2 still alive, born Riverhead near Sevenoaks, Kent; Philip Ernest Kent, son, age 15, single, boy clerk, Inland Revenue, Somerset House, born Bromley, Kent; Hilda Grace Kent, daughter, age 11, school,  born Bromley, Kent; Mary Ann Kent, mother, age 64, widow, Private Means, born Upton on Severn, Worcestershire.


Enlisted  Bromley, Kent, age 20 years & 1month, height 5ft 8 inches, weight 138lbs. Resided 100 College Road, Bromley, Kent. Formerly Civil Service Clerk.

Home 8th December 1915 to 30th May 1916; BEF 31st May 1916 to 22nd July 1916.

8th December 1915, enlisted; 9th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 21st January 1916, mobilized; 22nd January 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 31st May 1916, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st June 1916, Infantry Base Depot; 16th June 1916, joined Battalion, "A" Company; 22nd July 1916, posted missing.

9th August 1918, Probate - Kent Philip Ernest of 100 College Road, Bromley, Kent. Private 1st Royal West Kent Regiment, died *22nd July 1918 in France. Administration (with Will), London 9th August to John Philip Lever Kent, joiner. Effects £154 12s 7d.

*this is the date shown in the Probate Index.

1st November 1919,  Statement of Relatives - Father, John Philip Lever Kent, 100 College Road, Bromley, Kent; Mother, Eliza Grace Kent, 100 College Road, Bromley, Kent; Sisters - Hilda Grace Kent, age 20, 100 College Road, Bromley, Kent.

Buried at  Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, XV. H. 6., Longueval, France. Commemorated on Bromley War Memorial.


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