The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private W Breze


Private William BREZE, G/5119, 1st Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, France and Flanders, on or since, 23rd April 1915.

Born Belfast, Antrim, Ireland, son of John H Breze.

Previously served Royal Marines Light Infantry, discharged by purchase 27th April 1912.

Enlisted London, Middlesex, age 30, height 5ft 5¾ inches, weight 120lbs,  tattoos - butterfly point of each shoulder & several swallows around neck, a peacock ? upper arm, other marks each forearm.  Resided 80 Brock Street, Liverpool, Lancashire. Formerly Customs Officer.

20th December 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st January 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 17th February 1915, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 28th March 1915 appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 23rd April 1915, wounded in action.

Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 45 and 47, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

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