The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private P McCarthy


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Private Patrick MCCARTHY, G/11592, 8th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 29th June 1916.

16th March 1885, born Rotherhithe, Surrey.

From Pension Records - Mary Driscoll, unmarried wife.

Children - Patrick McCarthy, born 19th May 1908; John McCarthy, born 25th August 1910;


1911 Census - 7 Blackhorse Road, Deptford - Patrick McCarthy, head, age 26, single, dock labourer, S?C Docks, worker, born Rotherhithe, Surrey; Mary Driscoll, age 28, married, 2 years, 3 children, 2 still alive, born Rotherhithe, Surrey; Patrick Driscoll, son, age 2, born Deptford, Surrey; John Driscoll, son, age 6 months, born Deptford, Surrey; Dan McCarthy, brother, age 28, single, labourer, S?C Docks, worker, born Rotherhithe, Surrey.


Children - Mary McCarthy, born 3rd April 1912; Ellen McCarthy, born 25th September 1913; McCarthy, born 22nd April 1915; McCarthy, born 29th September 1916.

Enlisted  Deptford, Kent, age 30 years & 274 days, height 5ft 6½ inches, weight 135lbs, fresh complexion, blue eyes, dark hair. Declared unmarried on enlistment. Resided 37 Blackhorse Road, Deptford, Kent. Formerly deal porter.

Next of Kin (Brother) - Private John McCarthy, 11th Hussars, British Expeditionary Force, France.

Home 15th December 1915 to 18th May 1916; BEF 19th May 1916 to 29th June 1916.

15th December 1915, enlisted; 18th December 1915, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 22nd December 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th January 1916, 1st inoculation, home address, 37 Blackhorse Road, Deptford, next of Kin Mary McCarthy; 18th January 1916, 2nd inoculation, home address, 37 Blackhorse Road, Deptford, next of Kin Mary McCarthy; 26th January 1916, Chatham, Whilst on Active Service, absent from 9.30pm until 30th January, 14 days confined to Barracks, forfeits 5 days pay; 20th February 1916, Chatham, Whilst on Active Service, absent from Tattoo until apprehended by Civil Powers at Farnborough on 21st, 4 days confined to Barracks, forfeits 2 days pay; 19th May 1916, posted BEF & 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 19th May 1916, embarked; 20th May 1916, Infantry Base Depot; 2nd June 1916, proceeded to join Battalion.

28th August 1919, Statement of Relatives (completed by Mrs Mary Driscoll, widow dependant on Pte Patrick McCarthy - Widow, Mrs M Driscoll, 15 Blackhorse Road, Deptford, London; Children - Patrick McCarthy, 19th May 1908, 15 Blackhorse Road, Deptford, London; McCarthy, 25th August 1910, 15 Blackhorse Road, Deptford, London; McCarthy, 3rd April 1912, 15 Blackhorse Road, Deptford, London; McCarthy, 25th September 1913, 15 Blackhorse Road, Deptford, London; McCarthy,  22nd April 1915, 15 Blackhorse Road, Deptford, London; McCarthy, 29th September 1916, 15 Blackhorse Road, Deptford, London; Brother - Pte Dan McCarthy, address not known not heard for 5 months last heard of in Mesopotamia.

Buried at Dranoutre Military Cemetery, II. E. 3., Belgium.


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