The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private S G Myers


Private Sydney George MYERS, G/10460, "C" Company, 11th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 7th October 1916, age 19.

Born Woolwich, SE, Son of George Henry and Florence Mary Myers, of Plumstead, Kent.

1911 Census - 3 Viewland Road, Plumstead, Woolwich - George Henry Myers, head, age 37, married, Supervisor Canvassing Department, Woolwich Borough Council, Electric Lighting, worker, born Gibraltar; Florence Mary Myers, wife, age 35, married 14 years, 1 child, still alive, born Newport, Wales; Sydney George Myers, son, age 13, school, born Woolwich, England.

Enlisted Woolwich, age 20 years & 300 days, height 5ft 10½ inches, weight 124lbs. Son of George Henry Myers, 3 Viewland Road, Plumstead, SE.

Resided 3 Viewland Road, Plumstead, SE. Formerly clerk.

17th June 1915, enlisted; 18th June 1915, Omagh, posted Depot, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers; 23rd June 1915, Londonderry, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers; 13th August 1915, discharged, Kings Regulations, 392 (VI) 1912 - Having made a mis-statement as to age on enlistment.

Enlisted Woolwich, SE, age 19 years, height 5ft 11 inches, weight 129lbs. Resided 3 Viewland Road, Plumstead, Kent. Formerly clerk.

Home 30th October 1915 to 2nd May 1916; BEF 3rd May 1916 to 7th October 1916.

30th October 1915, enlisted; 31st October 1915, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 4th November 1915, posted 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 2nd May 1916, Southampton, embarked; 3rd May 1916, Havre, disembarked.

1st September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, George Henry Myers,  3 Viewland Road, Plumstead, SE18; Mother,  Florence Mary Myers, 3 Viewland Road, Plumstead, SE18; Brother, nil; Sisters, nil; Grandparents, nil; Nephews / Nices, nil; Uncles / Aunts, not known.

Buried at Serre Road Cemetery No.2., XLI. J. 8., France.

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