The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private W H Mayne


Photograph by "International Wargraves Photography Project"

Private William Henry MAYNE, L/10198, 1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 25th February  1915.

Born, Appledore, Devonshire, son of William Henry & Mary Jane Mayne, 158 Gillingham Road, Gillingham, Kent / 51 C2? Carkside Street, Rossyth, Fifeshire, Scotland.

Brother - Ernest James Mayne; Sister - Queenie Mayne.

Formerly served with 1st Home Counties, RAMC, 2067, Territorial Force (previously rejected by RN due to teeth), 6th June 1912 to 8th April 1913. Enlisted Chatham, age 17, height 5ft 8½ inches.

 9th April 1913 to 11th September 1913, 8735, Royal West Kent Regiment, 3rd Battalion, Special Reserve. Age 17 years & 6 months, height 5ft 9 inches, weight 116lbs, blue eyes, brown hair. 

Enlisted Maidstone, Kent, age 17 years & 11 months, height 5ft 9⅞ inches, weight 124½lbs, fresh complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair.  Resided 158 Gillingham Road, Gillingham, Kent. Formerly painter.

Home, 12th September 1913 to 6th December 1914; BEF, 7th December 1914 to 25th February  1915.

12th September 1913, enlisted & posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th October 1913, attains the age of 18; 30th October 1913, 3rd Class Certificate of Education; 19th August 1914, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th December 1914, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

Buried at Tuileries British Cemetery, Special Mem. C. 2., Belgium.

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