The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private W E W Mead


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Inscription - "THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD"


Private William Ewart Winfield, MEAD, G/15376, 10th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  died of wounds, (gun shot wound chest, penetrating), 138 Field Ambulance, Flanders France, 24th  October 1918, age 29.

Born Fulham, SW, son of John Frederick and Rebecca Mead, of 13, Brocas Street, Eton, Windsor.


1911 Census - 13 Brocas Street, Eton, Windsor, Buckinghamshire - John Frederick Mead, head, age 53, married, tailor cutter, worker, born Slough, Buckinghamshire; Rebecca Mead, wife, age 53, married 30 years, 7 children, 6still alive, born Ewelme, Oxfordshire; Frederick John Mead, son, age 28, single, coach painter, worker, born Chalvey, Buckinghamshire; Reginald Edward Mead, son, age 24, upholsters, shop assistant, worker, born Fulham, Middlesex; William Ewart Mead, son, age 22, single, uphosterer, worker, born Fulham, Middlesex; Mable Annie Mead, daughter, age 20, single, waist coat maker, worker, at home, born Fulham, Middlesex; Lilian Voilet Mead, daughter, age 18, single, shop assistant draper, worker, born Fulham, Middlesex.


8th July 1915, Slough, Buckinghamshire, married Marion (Mary) Emily Maria Gillson.

Children - Esme Dilys Mead, born 29th September 1915, Egham, Surrey

Enlisted Egham, Staines, Middlesex, age 27 years & 1 month, height 5ft 9½ inches.  Resided 105 High Street, Egham, Surrey / 13, Brocas Street, Eton, Buckinghamshire. Formerly carpenter.

Home 11th December 1915 to 11th September 1916; BEF 12th September 1916 to 24th October 1918.

11th December 1915, enlisted; 12th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 29th May 1916, mobilized; 30th May 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th September 1916, posted BEF; 12th September 1916, embarked / disembarked; 3rd September 1916, posted 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th June 1917, wounded in action; 16th June 1917, rejoined Battalion; 31st July 1917, wounded in action; 1st August 1917, Wimereux, Stationary Hospital, wounded left hand; 23rd August 1917, Etaples, 40 Infantry Base Depot; 2nd September 1917, rejoined Battalion; 2nd October to 6th October 1917, 11 Convalescent Depot, debility; 13th November 1917, to Italy with Battalion; 2nd December 1917, 49 Base Depot, to Unit; 3rd March 1918, 14 days leave to UK; 25th? March 1918, 48 Casualty Clearing Station; 26th? March 1918, 6 Convalescent Depot; 3rd May 1918, Etaples, "J" Depot; 8th May 1918, posted 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd October 1918, diarrhoea; 10th October 1918, rejoined Battalion.

16th April 1919, pension awarded to widow & child.

Buried at Vichte Military Cemetery, IV. B. 10., Belgium.


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