The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private W J Kirby


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Private William Jubilee KIRBY, G/13488, 6th  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 27th August 1918. 

Born Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, son of William & Sarah Ann Kirby.


1911 Census - Station Street, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire - William Kirby, age 52, married, farm labourer, worker, born Chatteris, Cambridgeshire; Sarah A Kirby, age 49, married 27 years, 2 children, both still alive, at home, born Chatteris, Cambridgeshire; William Jubblee Kirby, age 24, single, farm labourer, worker, born Chatteris, Cambridgeshire / Isle of Ely; Frederick John Kirby, age 8, at school, born Chatteris, Cambridgeshire.


Enlisted Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, age 29 years & 2 months, height 5ft 5½ inches, weight 123lbs, slight flat foot, can hop.  Resided 34 Huntingdon Road, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire. Formerly labourer.

Home 15th April 1916 to 23rd July 1916; BEF 24th July 1916 to 11th September 1916; Home 12th September 1916 to 7th December 1916; BEF 8th December 1916 to 16th October 1917; Home 17th October 1917 to 11th February 1918; BEF 12th February 1918 to 27th August 1918.

15th April 1916, called up for Service; 15th April 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 20th April 1916, posted 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 23rd July 1916, embarked; 24th July 1916, posted BEF; 25th July 1916, disembarked; 24th July 1916, Infantry Base Depot; 3rd August 1916, joined Battalion, In the Field; 3rd September 1916, wounded, gun shot wound, right thigh; 6th September 1916, 11 Stationary Hospital, to England; 12th September 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th September 1916 to 30th September 1916, City of London, Military Hospital, gun shot wound right thigh, left humerus, to Duty after furlough; 9th October 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 8th December 1916, posted BEF; 8th December 1916, embarked / disembarked; 20th June 1917, 13 Field Ambulance,  PUO; 30th June 1917, rejoined Battalion, In the Field; 4th October 1917, wounded in action; 7th October 1917, 20 General Hospital, gun shot wound, right thigh; 16th October 1917, to England; 17th October 1917, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 17th October 1917 to 9th November 1917, St Lukes War Hospital, Halifax, gun shot wound, right thigh; 9th November 1917 to 19th November 1917, furlough; 20th November 1917, Irish Command Depot, Tipperrary; 29th January 1918, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th February 1918, posted BEF; 12th February 1918, Infantry Base Depot "J"; 13th February 1918, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 20th February 1918, joined Battalion, In the Field; 18th June 1918, 56 Casualty Clearing Station, PUO; 20th June 1918, Rouen, 12 Stationary Hospital; 5th July 1918, 14 Convalescent Depot, Trench Fever; 11th August 1918, Etaples "J" Depot; 18th August 1918, rejoined Battalion, In the Field; 27th August 1918, posted missing.

10th September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, none; Children, none; Father, William Kirby, 34 Huntingdon Road, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire; Mother, Sarah Ann Kirby, 34 Huntingdon Road, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire; Brother - Frederick John Kirby, age 16, 34 Huntingdon Road, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire.

Buried at Peronne Road Cemetery, II. F. 17., Maricourt, France.


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