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Private W Metcalfe


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Private Walter METCALFE, G/15239, 11th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, Flanders France, death presumed on or after, 20th September 1917, age 20.

10th September 1897, born Swavesey, Cambridgeshire, son of George & Sarah Metcalfe.


1911 Census - Church End, Swavesey, Cambridgeshire - Samuel Wilderspin, head, age 76, widower, born St Giles, Cambridge; Walter Metcalfe, grandson, age 13, agricultural labourer, worker, born Swavesey, Cambridgeshire; William Henry Metcalfe, grandson, age 12, school, born Hemingford, Huntingdonshire.


Enlisted Swavesey, Cambridgeshire, age 18 years & 175 days, height 5ft 2 inches, weight 8st 8lbs / 136lbs. Resided Market Street, Swavesey, Cambridgeshire. Formerly builders plasterer.

Home 28th February 1916 to 12th October 1916; BEF 13th October 1916 to 24th March 1917, Home 25th March 1917 to 13th June 1917; BEF 14th June 1917 to 20th September 1917.

28th February 1916 enlisted; 29th February 1916, to Army Reserve; 13th May 1916, mobilized & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 19th May 1916, posted 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st September 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 13th October 1916, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 13th October 1916, Infantry Base Depot; 30th October 1916, joined Battalion "A" Company, In the Field; 21st March 1917, Hospital JCT feet; 23rd March 1917, to England; 25th March 1917, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 25th March 1917 to 8th May 1917, Wharnecliffe War Hospital, Sheffield, JCT feet; 17th May 1917, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th June 1917, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd July 1917, posted 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 20th September 1917, posted missing.

6th September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Brother - Pte William Henry Metcalfe, 68755, age 21, 218 P.O.W. Company Escort B T I France.

Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 106 to 108, Belgium.

NOTE; Regimental History & Soldiers Died in the Great War both show last name as MEDCALF; CWGC web site show it as METCALFE.


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