The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private R J Mayger


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Private Richard John MAYGER, G/4740, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, Flanders France, death assumed on or after 12th October 1917, age 26. 

Born Wilmington, Kent, son of Richard and Mary Ann Mayger, of 99, High Road, Wilmington, Kent.

28th January 1911, Wilmington, Kent, married Edith Rose, spinster, of 24, South View, Wilmington, Kent.


1911 Census - 4 Becks Road, Birbeck Road, Sidcup, Kent - Mary Ford, head, age 62, widow, charring, born Faringham; Thomas Ford, son, age 28, single, general labourer, born Sidcup; John Mayger, boarder, age 19, married, waggoner on farm, born  Wilmington; Edith Mayger, boarder, age 19, married, no children, born  Wilmington.


Children - Richard John Mayger, born 9th July 1911, Chislehurst, Kent; Edith Dorothy Mayger, born 5th September 1914, Dartford, Kent.

Enlisted  Bromley, Kent, age 23 years & 2 months, height 5ft 7 inches, weight 168lbs, tattoo front left forearm, E Rose & anchor.  Resided 24 South View, Wilmington Kent. Formerly labourer.

Home, 30th November 1914 to 20th April 1915; BEF, 21st April 1915 to 7th July 1915; Home 8th July 1915 to 10th October 1915; BEF, 11th October 1915 to 8th July 1916: Home, 9th July 1916 to 7th December 1916; BEF, 8th December 1916 to 12th October 1917.

30th November 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 8th December 1914, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 21st April 1915, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th May 1915, gun shot wound to back; 8th July 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 19th September 1915, Fort Darland, overstaying his one day pass from Tattoo until 9.30pm on 20th September 1915, deprived 4 days pay, forfeits 2 days pay; 11th October 1915, posted BEF & 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 23rd June 1916, wounded; 24th June 1916, 73 Field Ambulance, multiple shrapnel wounds, neck, leg, right hand, back; 8th July 1916, to England on HS Marama, ex 12 General Hospital, Boulogne; 9th July 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 9th July 1916 to 22nd September 1916, 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester, shrapnel wounds, left hand, lumbar region, left side of chest & neck, lumbar region entry & exit wounds, multiple wounds in chest, back of hand bullet removed; 2nd October 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th October 1916, Rochester, overstaying his pass from 9.30pm until 8.00pm 13th October 1916, 7 days confined to Barracks, forfeits 2 days pay; 22nd October 1916, Fort Darland, when on active service, being absent from 8.30pm until 8.30pm 23rd October 1916, deprived of 4 days pay, forfeits 2 days pay; 8th December 1916, posted BEF & embarked; 9th February 1917, joined 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, In the Field; 6th May 1917, appointed  paid Lance Corporal; 28th May 1917, 56 Field Ambulance, contusion of ribs; 5th June 1917, to Duty; 9th August 1917, reverted to Private at own request; 12th October 1917, posted missing.  

Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 106 to 108, Belgium & Wilmington War Memorial


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