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Private Sidney MEADES, G/2950, 8th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, Flanders France, 9th October 1918,  age 27.

Born Vauxhall, Middlesex, son of George and Kate Meades, of 97, Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent.


1911 Census - 71 Canon Road, Bromley, Kent - George Meades, head, age 42, married, salesman, born East Grinstead, Sussex; Kate Meades, wife, age 42, married 19 years, 3 children, all still alive, born Paddington, London; Edwin Meades, son, age 17, single, errand boy, born Vauxhall, London; Sydney Meades, son, age 15, single, errand boy, born Vauxhall, London; Fredrick Meades, son, age 3, baby, born Bromley, Kent.


Enlisted  Bromley, Kent, age 19, years & 1 month, height 5ft 6 inches, weight 114lbs, fresh complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair, pigmented patch upper & outer side right nipple.  Resided 7 High street, Bromley, Kent / 78 High street, Bromley, Kent.

Home 12th September 1914 to 4th October 1915; BEF 5th October 1915 to 9th October 1918.

12th September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 24th October 1914, posted 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 5th October 1915, posted BEF & 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 24th December 1916 to 3rd January 1917, leave to UK; 28th January 1918 to 11th February 1918, leave to UK.

28th July 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, George Meades, 78 High street, Bromley, Kent; Mother, Kate Meades, 78 High street, Bromley, Kent; Brothers - Edwin George, age 26, 78 High street, Bromley, Kent; Frederick, age 12, 78 High street, Bromley, Kent.

Commemorated at Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Panel 7, France /  Bromley War Memorial.


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