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Private W J Mitchell


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Private Walter John MITCHELL, G/17847, 6th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 3rd May 1917, age 32.

Born Herne Hill, Surrey, son of John & Mary Mitchell.

29th September 1907, All Saints, Upper Norwood, Surrey, Walter John Mitchell, age 24, bachelor, oil color man, 65 Queens Road, Norwood, father John Mitchell, gardener, married Lily Louise Chester, age 22, spinster, 65 Queens Road, Norwood, father William Chester, painter.

Children - Hilda Edith Mitchell, born 5th July 1908, Norwood, Surrey; Cyril Walter Mitchell, born 8th December 1909, Norwood, Surrey;


1911 Census - 62 Tivoli Road, West Norwood, London - Walter J Mitchell, head, age 28, married, shop assistant, worker, born Lambeth Parish; Lily L Mitchell, wife, age 25, married 4 years, 2 children, both still alive, born Lambeth Parish; Hilda Mitchell, daughter, age 3; Cyril Mitchell, son, age 1.

1911 Census - 62 Tivoli Road, West Norwood, London - William Chester, head, age 60, married, decorator, worker, born Kensington; Emma Chester, wife, age 60, married 40 years, 10 children, 9 still alive, born Hastings; Albert E? Chester, son, age 20, single, shop assistant, worker, born Lambeth Parish.


Children - Dorothy May Mitchell, born 13th May 1912, Norwood, Surrey; Elsie Annie Mitchell, born 14th June 1914, Norwood Surrey; Frederick Charles Mitchell, born 25th August 1916, North Croydon, Surrey.

Enlisted Croydon, Surrey, age 32 years & 330 days, height 5ft 5½ inches, weight 120lbs, mole on right cheek, weak right abdominal ring, defective teeth.  Resided 90, Queen's Road, Crown Hill, Upper Norwood, Surrey. Formerly shop assistant.

Separation Allowance 306 a week plus London Allowance of 3/6 a week, Allotment of Pay 3/6 a week.

Home 9th December 1915 to 2nd October 1916; BEF 3rd October 1916 to 3rd May 1917.

9th December 1915, enlisted; 10th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 17th June 1916, mobilized; 21st June 1916, posted 27th Reserve Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, Service No.3295; 1st September 1916, transferred & posted 103rd Traing Reserve Battalion, Service No.TR/10/56664; 3rd October 1916, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment; 6th October 1916, embarked; 18th October 1916, joined 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, In the Field.

26th November 1917, pension of 31/3 a week awarded to widow & 5 children.

19th June 1920, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Mrs Lily Louise Mitchell, 90, Queen's Road, Crown Hill, Upper Norwood; Children - Hilda E Mitchell, 5th July 1908, 90, Queen's Road, Crown Hill, Upper Norwood; Cyril W Mitchell, 8th December 1909, 90, Queen's Road, Crown Hill, Upper Norwood; Dorothy M Mitchell, 13th May 1912, 90, Queen's Road, Crown Hill, Upper Norwood; Elsie A Mitchell, 14th June 1914, 90, Queen's Road, Crown Hill, Upper Norwood; Frederick C Mitchell, 25th August 1916, 90, Queen's Road, Crown Hill, Upper Norwood; Father, John Mitchell, 21 Senegal Road, South Bermondsey; Mother, Mary Mitchell, 21 Senegal Road, South Bermondsey; Brothers - George Mitchell, age 35, 36 Haford Street, Swansea, South Wales; Charles H Mitchell, age 31, 49 Bassett Road, Nunhead; Frederick Mitchell, age 21, Rifleman R37249 K?R Rifles, Staff Office, Mhow? C India; Sisters - Sarah A Chester, age 43, 21 Senegal Road, South Bermondsey; Gertrude E Allen, age 39, 22 Goodrich Road, East Dulwich.

Commemorated at Arras Memorial, Bay 7, France.


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