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Private William Henry MALLION, G/4950, 1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment.

Son of William Henry Mallion, of Ightham, Kent.

29th March 1885, Benenden, Kent, baptism of William Henry Mallion, son of William & Sarah Mallion.

11th February 1907, Parish Church, Ightham, Kent, married Ellen Emily Jane  Wheatman, spinster.

Children - William Henry Mallion, born 13th July 1907, Wrotham; Mary Elizabeth Kathleen Mallion, born 21st June 1909, Wrotham; Ashley John Mallion, born 16th June 1911, Wrotham; Minni Kate Mallion, born 30th October 1913, Wrotham.


1911 Census - Nepicar Cottage, Wrotham, Sevenoaks - William Mallion, head, age 26, married, chimney sweep, own account, born Benenden, Kent; Ellen Mallion, wife, age 23, married 4 years, 2 children, both still alive, born Headcorn, Kent; William Mallion, son, age 3, born Borough Green, Kent; Mary Mallion, daughter, age 1,
born Wrotham, Kent.


Enlisted  Tonbridge, Kent, age 29 years & 345 days, height 5ft 9 inches, scar on buttock left side. Resided St Mary's Road, Wrotham nr Sevenoaks, Kent / Rain???? Cottages, Wrotham Heath, nr Sevenoaks, Kent / 10 St Mary Road, Wrotham, Kent. Formerly horse driver.

Home, 9th December 1914 to 20th April 1915; BEF, 21st April 1915 to 24th August 1916; Home, 25th August 1916 to 28th December 1916.

9th December 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 18th December 1914, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 21st April 1915, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 22nd April 1915, landed at Infantry Base Depot; 25th April 1915, arrived at Battalion, "D" Company; 26th July 1916, wounded seriously, gun shot wound to back; 25th August 1916, to England; 25th August 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st September 1916, The King George Hospital, Stamford Street, London, gun shot wound, spine, paraplegia & is seriously ill.

7th December 1916, Medical Report - In action 26th July 1916 in France, wounded by shrapnel complete paralysis & loss of sensation. General condition good. Anaesthesia of legs, some muscular power, none below knees. Now has a little power of control of bladder. There still is a small wound which sometimes discharges. Movement of legs is improving. Permanent prevents totally 12 months. Total disablement.

28th December 1916, discharged  as "no longer physically fit for War Service" due to wounds. Silver War Badge issued. On discharge, age 32, height 5ft 9 inches, fair complexion, brown eyes, brown hair, scar on buttock left side.

29th December 1916, pension, 25/- a week & 2/6 each for four children.

25th May 1917, still in The King George Hospital, Stamford Street, London, retained as a free patient from 28th December 1916. Pension 27/6 a week & 15/- a week for four children from 4th April 1917.

3rd October 1917, still in The King George Hospital, Stamford Street, London. Pension 27/6 a week & 15/- a week for four children, expires 4th December 1917.

19th October 1917, memo from Hospital states man will remain in Hospital until a home can be provided for him.

4th April 1918, died age 34.

29th April 1918, Probate - William Henry Mallion, of St Mary's Lane, Wrotham, Kent. Private Royal West Kent Regiment, died 4th April 1918, at The King George Hospital, Stamford Street, Surrey. Administration London 29th April to Ellen Jane Mallion, widow. Effects £15.

Sister - Guardian of Children - Mrs Laura E Epps, 124 Ospringe Road, Faversham, Kent. Signed for British War & Victory Medals on 15th July ????. & 1914-1915 Star on 9th December 1920.

Buried at Ightham, St Peter Churchyard, South-West part, Ightham, Kent.

External Link to Roll of Honour - Ightham War Memorial, Kent

NOTE: This Soldier does not appear in the Regimental History or Soldiers Died in the Great War; he does appear on CWGC web site.


This page was last updated on 11-Sep-2020.

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