The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private P W Kettle


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Private Percy William KETTLE, L/9025, 2nd  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Nasirayah, with Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 24th July 1915.

1884 June, Ipswich Registration District, William Grifton Kettle, married Agnes Sarah Turner.

1888 December. born Ipswich, Suffolk, son of William Grifton & Agnes Sarah Kettle.

1893 September, Ipswich Registration District, Agnes Sarah Kettle, died age 30.

1898 December, Bedford Registration District, William Grifton Kettle, married Susan Ward.

Enlisted Woolwich, Kent, age 18 years 9 months, height 5ft 5½ inches, weight 116lbs, fair complexion, dark brown eyes, dark hair, mole left loin.  Formerly butchers assistant.

Home 18th August 1908 to 10th December 1909; India 11th December 1909 to 31st January 1915; Indian Expeditionary Force "D", 1st February 1915 to 24th July 1915.

18th August 1908, enlisted & posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 22nd September 1908, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 22nd September 1908, Dover, Kent; 18th January 1909 to 22nd January 1909, Dover Hospital, Colic, pains in abdomen & loss of appetite; 11th December 1909, posted 2nd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 16th December 1909, Belong; 16th February 1910 to 26th February 1910, Lebong Hospital, influenza, connect tissue toe, abrasion from boot; 7th July 1910, Lebong, having a rusty rifle in Barrack Room at 5.15pm, 8 days confined to Barracks; 3rd November 1910, awarded 3rd Class Certificate of Education; 22nd December 1910, Peshawar; 1911 Cherat; 1st April 1911, Peshawar; 26th July 1911, Cherat, improper conduct in Barrack room, 10 days confined to Barracks; 10th June 1912 to 14th June 1912, Peshawar Hospital, sand fever; 1st June 1913, Cherat; 18th June 1913 to 21st June 1913, Cherat Hospital, diarrhoea; 17th October 1913, Peshawar; 20th November 1903, Multan; 8th August 1914, Hyderabad; 25th May 1915 to 29th May 1915, Ahway, No.4. British Ambulance, abscess.


1911 Census - Military India - Percy William Kettle, Private, age 21, single, 2nd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, Soldier, born Ipswich, Suffolk.


Step Brother & Legatee - Private Thomas William Kettle, RMLI, Ch17812 / 42 Baden Road, Gillingham, Kent /  Witherden, Warwicks Bench, Guildford, Surrey.

26th June 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, William Grifton Kettle, 42 Baden Road, Gillingham, Kent; Brothers half blood - John Grifton Kettle, age 15, 42 Baden Road, Gillingham, Kent; Sisters, half blood; Ethel Winifred Kettle, age 14, 42 Baden Road, Gillingham, Kent; Florence Edith Kettle, age 17, 42 Baden Road, Gillingham, Kent.

Buried at Basra War Cemetery, II. R. 9., Iraq.

NOTE: Regimental History & Soldiers Died in the Great War show Service No. as L/9024; CWGC web site shows  9025.


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