The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private W A Mepham


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Private William Albert MEPHAM. L/9500,  2nd  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died in hospital at Shumran Camp, Turkey, of enteritis, whilst a Prisoner of War, with Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 7th May 1916, age 23. 

Born Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, son of Thomas &  Ellen Mepham, of 8, Halls Hole Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Enlisted Tunbridge Wells, Kent, age 18, height 5ft 7⅝, weight 141½lbs, fresh complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair, transverse scar front of right knee, mole lower part left shoulder blade. Formerly labourer.


1911 Census - Quebee Barracks, West Kent Regiment, Bordon, Hampshire - William Mepham, Private, age 18, single, 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, Soldier, born Pembury, Kent.


10th October 1910, enlisted; 6th February 1915, posted Asiatic Theatre of War; 18th April 1915, malaria; 1st June 1915, ulcer back; April 1916, taken Prisoner at Kut Al Amara.

Commemorated at Basra Memorial, Panel 29, Iraq.

External link to Tenterden War Memorial


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