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Private William Montague BEVIS, L/10259, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, France and Flanders, 16th March 1915, age 24.

Born St Pancreas, London, son of  Agnes Alice Bevis, of 24 Ridout Street, Woolwich, SE.

17th May 1891, St Luke, Shepherds Bush, baptism of Montague William Bevis son of Agnes Bevis, single woman, of Shepherds Bush.

1897 September Quarter, St Olave Registration District, marriage of Agnes Alice Bevis to Walter William Sammons.

1908, September Quarter, Woolwich Registration District, marriage of Bertie Kent to Agnes Alice Sammons.


1911 Census - 9 St James Place, Woolwich - Bertie Kent, head, age 29, married, horsekeeper, brewery, born Ditchingham, Norfolk; Agnes Alice Kent, wife, age 40, married 3 years, 3 children all still alive, born Dorsetshire; Charles Edward Sammons, stepson, age 9, born Woolwich; Dorothy Selina Sammons, step daughter, age 8, born Woolwich; William Bevis, stepson, age 20, single, dairyman, milk seller, born Lambeth.


Enlisted Woolwich, Kent, age 19, height 5ft 2¼ inches, weight 109lbs, brown hair, brown eyes, scar back og right leg. Formerly cable works labourer.

Home 6th January 1914 to 25th January 1915; BEF 26th January 1915 to 16th March 1915.

6th January 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 19th January 1914, Maidstone, urinating his bedding, admonished & pay for damage; 26th February 1914, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 16th April 1914 to 18th April1914, King George Hospital, Dublin, infection middle ear; 3rd July 1914, awarded 3rd Class Certificate of Education; 19th August 1914, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 2nd September 1914, being in bed after Reveille, breaking out of Camp about 8.30am & remaining absent until 5.00pm, using improper & obscene language, 14 days Field Punishment No.2.; 3rd December 1914, Chatham, drunk returning to Barracks, 7 days confined to Barracks; 12th January 1915, Thames Haven, overstaying his pass from Tattoo until 2.00pm 14th inst, 7 days Field Punishment No.2., forfeits 3 days pay; 26th January 1915, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

16th June 1919, Statement of Relatives - Mother, Agnes Alice Kent, 17, Ancona Road, Plumstead, London SE18; Half Brothers - Henry Sammons, age 20, Middlesex Regiment; Charles Sammons, age 17, RAF; Half Sister, Dorothy Sammons, age 15, 17, Ancona Road, Plumstead, London SE18.

Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 45 and 47, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


London Gazette 29th March 1918.

SOLDIERS BALANCES UNDISPOSED OF.

In pursuance of “The Regimental Debts Acts 1893” notice is hereby given that there is available for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled the sum of money set opposite to the name of each of the deceased Soldiers named in the lists which are published with this notice in the London Gazette and the “Army List” and are also to be seen at the Regimental Depots throughout the United Kingdom.

Applications from persons supposing themselves entitled as Next of Kin should be addressed by letter to “Secretary, War Office, Imperial Institute, South Kensington, London, SW7” and marked outside “Effects”

War Office March 26 1918                                                            R H BRADE

1st republication of the names of deceased Soldiers whose Personal Estate is held for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled.

Private W BEVIS        £2    12s    4d

London Gazette 28th March 1919.

SOLDIERS BALANCES UNDISPOSED OF.

3rd  republication of List CCCCCXCI of the names of deceased Soldiers whose Personal Estate is held for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled.

Private W BEVIS        £2    12s    4d


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