The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Sergeant W J  Mansfield


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Sergeant (Acting Company Sergeant Major) Wallace James MANSFIELD, G/8132, 10th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, Flanders France, 9th October 1916.

Born  Cranbrook, Kent, son of James & Sarah Annie Mansfield.

30th July 1870, Cranbrook, Kent, baptism of Walter James Mansfield, son of James & Sarah Annie Mansfield.

13th November 1899, St John the Evangelist, Stoke next Guildford, Surrey, Walter James Mansfield, age 29, bachelor, hairdresser, Cranbrook, Kent, father James Mansfield, hairdresser, married Lucy Metz Benstead, age 28, spinster, Stoke Within, father John Nenstead, gardener.

Children - Frederick Benstead Mansfield, born 31st July 1906, Cranbrook, Kent.


1911 Census - High Street, Cranbrook, Kent - Wallace James Mansfield, head, age 41, married, hairdresser / tobacconist, born Cranbrook, Kent; Lucy Metz Mansfield, wife, age 39, married 11 years, 1 child, still alive, assisting in business, born Guildford, Surrey; Frederick Benstead Mansfield, son, age 4, born Cranbrook, Kent; John Benstead, father in law, age 77, widower, gardener, born Westley, Cambridgeshire.


Enlisted Maidstone, Kent.  

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 11 C, France & Cranbrook War Memorial.


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