The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private W Medhurst


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Private William MEDHURST, S/980, 1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, Flanders France, 16th May 1915.

Born Northfleet, Kent, son of Henry & Maryann Medhurst, 11 The Creek, Northfleet, Kent.

14th March 1909, Register Office, Islington, married Florence Emily Chapman, spinster.

Children - William John Henry Medhurst, born 9th October 1909, Northfleet, Kent.


1911 Census - 2 College Road, Northfleet, Kent - William Medhurst, head, age 27, married, general labourer, Cement Works, worker, born Northfleet, Kent; Florrie Medhurst, wife, age 22, married 2 uyears, 1 child still alive, born Northfleet, Kent; William Medhurst, son, age 1, born Northfleet, Kent.


Children - Arthur Bertram Medhurst, born 4th November 1913, Strood, Kent; Robert Henry Medhurst, born 27th August 1915, Northfleet, Kent.

Previously served in Royal Engineers Militia, time expired.

Enlisted  Gravesend, Kent, age 30 years & 140 days, height 5ft 6¼ inches, weight 118lbs, blue eyes, light brown hair, birthmark left shoulder.  Formerly labourer. Resided, 16 Alfred Place, Perry Street, Northfleet, Kent /  3 Lansdown Place, Perry Street, Northfleet, Kent.

Home, 24th September 1914 to 7th November 1914; BEF, 8th November 1914 to 16th May 1915.

24th September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 9th October 1914, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 8th November 1914, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 25th April 1915, 11 General Hospital, shock and contusions kidneys.

22nd November 1915, pension of 20/6 a week awarded to widow & three children.

1916, March, Strood Registration District, Florrie E Medhurst married George Oldham.

17th May 1920, Statement of Relatives - Widow - Florrie Emily Oldham, 22 Delph Cottages, Shawforth, near Rochdale, Lancashire; Children - William John Henry Medhurst, 9th October 1909, 22 Delph Cottages, Shawforth, near Rochdale, Lancashire; Arthur Bertram Medhurst, 4th November 1913, 22 Delph Cottages, Shawforth, near Rochdale, Lancashire; Robert Henry Medhurst, 27th August 1915, 22 Delph Cottages, Shawforth, near Rochdale, Lancashire; Father, Henry Medhurst, age 72, 11 The Creek, Northfleet, Kent; Mother, Maryann Medhurst, age 72; Brothers - Frederick Medhurst, age 33; Sisters - Agness Medhurst, age 30; Maryann Medhurst, age 41, 3 Pleasant Row, Gravesend, Kent; Grandparents, none; Nephews/Nieces, not known; Uncles/Aunts, not known.

Buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, VIII. D. 3., France.


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