The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

 Private W L Homewood


Private William Lewis HOMEWOOD, G/8228, 8th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Vadencourt, near Vemand, Flanders France, 22nd March 1918, age 19. Buried where he fell.

30th December 1899, born Trinity, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, eldest son of Private William Homewood, (Army Ordnance Corps, Didcot Camp) and Madeline Homewood, (daughter of Joseph Burley), of 57, Camden Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Educated Royal Victoria School, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

1911 Census - 24 Framfield Road, Uckfield, Sussex - William Homewood, head, age 50, married, upholsterer, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; Madeline Homewod, wife, age 39, married 13 years, 3 children, all still alive, born Nutley, Sussex; William Lewis Homewood, son, age 12, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; Frederick Percy Homewood, age 9, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; Clara Cathleen Louisa Homewood, daughter, age 4, born Nutley, Sussex; Mary Chalklin, visitor, age 26, nurse, born Tonbridge, Kent.

Enlisted 15th June 1915, Tonbridge, Kent. 

3rd May 1916, posted BEF; September 1916, recalled from France; October 1916, to Army Reserve, Class "W"; 30th January 1917, rejoined 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 30th January 1918, drafted to France with 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, where he was employed as a Lewis Gunner.

His Commanding Officer, Captain Thomson wrote: "Your son was a good and efficient soldier, who is a great loss to the Company."


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

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