The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private W G McDonald


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Private  William Godfrey MCDONALD, G/2167, 1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 9th May 1917.

Born Liverpool, Lancashire.

Enlisted Tunbridge Wells, Kent, age 20 years & 281 days, height 5ft 6 inches, fresh complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair, one front artificial tooth. Formerly tailor.

Home, 7th September 1914 to 25th July 1915; BEF, 26th July 1915 to 30th June 1916; Home, 1st July 1916 to 15th March 1917; BEF, 16th March 1917 to 9th May 1917.

7th September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 9th September 1914, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 26th July 1915, posted BEF & embarked; 1st July 1916, wounded, to 96 Field Ambulance; 1st July 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 4th July 1916 to England on Hospital Ship Cambria; 5th July 1916 to 3rd August 1916, The Military Hospital, Endell Street, WC5, gun shot wound to face; 3rd August 1916 to 26th August 1916, The Queen Alexandria Military Hospital Extension, gun shot wound to face, fractured mandible; 19th September 1916 to 30th January 1917, Eastern Command Depot, Shoreham-by-Sea, bullet wound through jaw, has done light work and marching whilst at Depot; 30th January 1917, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 16th March 1917, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 16th March 1917, embarked / disembarked; 26th April 1917, joined Battalion, "C" Company, In the Field.

28th September 1917, Probate - William Godfrey McDonald, of 66 Prescott Street, Liverpool, Private 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, died 9th May 1917 in France. Administration (with Will) Liverpool 28th September to Julia White, spinster. Effects £50.

12th July 1919, Statement of Relatives, (completed by Maternal Aunt, Miss Julia White, 66 Prescott Street, Liverpool, Lancashire.) - Widow, none; Children, none; Father, deceased; Mother, deceased; Brothers, none; Sisters, none; Grandparents, deceased; Nephews/Nieces, none; Uncles/Aunts, Aunt Maternal.

Buried at Orchard Dump Cemetery, I. F. 5., Arleux-en-Gohelle, France.

NOTE: Regimental History & Soldiers Died in the Great War show lastname spelt MACDONALD; CWGC web site spell it MCDONALD


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