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Private William MITCHELL, G/20195, 1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death presumed on or after, 26th October 1917.

Born Dallington, Sussex.


1911 Census - 21 Marsala Road, Lewisham, SE - John Mitchell, head, age 40, married, Railway Guard, South Eastern & Chatham Railway, worker, born Dallington, Sussex; Phyllis Mitchell, wife, age 41, married 17 years, 1 child, still alive, born Beckenham, Kent; John H Mitchell, son, age 16, single, born Lower Sydenham, Kent; William Mitchell, brother, age 31, single, labourer, South Eastern & Chatham Railway, worker, born Dallington, Sussex.


Previously served C Ports R Vol 2nd Royal Sussex, 12 years, time expired.

Enlisted Lewisham, SE, age 36 years & 51 days, height 5ft 3 inches, weight 124lbs, tattoo butterfly left shoulder & right shoulder, also woman in tights?. Resided 26 Brookbank Road, Lewisham, SE. Formerly Railway Porter, South Eastern & Chatham Railway.

Next of Kin (Brother),  John Mitchell, 26 Brookbank Road, Lewisham, SE.

Home 29th November 1915 to 9th October 1917; BEF 10th October 1917 to 26th October 1917.

29th November 1915, enlisted; 30th November 1915, to Army Reserve; 12th June 1917, mobilized; 12th June 1917, posted 1st Reserve, London Regiment, Service No.204814; 10th October 1917, posted BEF; 12th October 1917, Southampton, embarked; 13th October 1917, Havre, disembarked; 13th October 1917, Havre, 7 Infantry Base Depot; 16th October 1917, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment & posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 21st October 1917, joined Battalion, In the Field; 26th October 1917, posted missing.

17th June 1920, Statement of Relatives, completed by Phyllis Elizabeth Mitchell, Sister in Law, 26 Brookbank Road, Lewisham, SE. - Widow, none; Children, none; Father, none; Mother, none; Brothers - John Mitchell, age 49, 26 Brookbank Road, Lewisham, SE13; Fred Mitchell, age 44, 8 Bell Bank, Hailsham, Sussex; Sisters - Mary Stubbersfield, age 36, Long Houses, Brown Bread Street, Asburnham, Sussex; Grandparents, none; Nephews / Nieces - Phyllis Mary Stubbersfield, Long Houses, Brown Bread Street, Asburnham, Sussex; Uncles / Aunts, none.

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


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