The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private W J Isaacs


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Private William John ISAACS, 242049, "B" Company, 7th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, (formerly 10099, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment), killed in action, Flanders France, death presumed on or after, 28th March 1918, age 20.

Born Whitelackington, Somerset, son of Mrs. Emily Isaacs, of Love Lane, Ilminster, Somerset.


1911 Census - Love Lane, Ilminster, Somerset - Emily Isaacs, head, age 33, single, dressmaker, own account, at home, born Whitelackington, Somerset; William J Isaacs, son, age 14, laundry hand, linen shirt collar factory, worker, born Whitelackington, Somerset; Leonard Isaacs, son age 4, school, born Ilminster, Somerset.


Enlisted Ilminster, Somerset, age 19 years & 7 months, height 5ft 6 inches, weight 124lbs. Slight defects not sufficient to cause rejection - flat feet unfit for marching, curvature of the spine; Resided Love Lane, Ilminster, Somerset.  Formerly collar factory hand.

11th December 1915, enlisted; 22nd March 1916, mobilized; 31st May 1917, posted BEF

Commemorated at Pozieres Memorial, Panel 58 and 59., France.


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