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4th Bn Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)


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2Lt David Gordon Gray of 4th Bn Queens Own (Royal West Kent) was killed on 31st Sept. 1917. According to "The Long Long Trail" the 1/4th Bn Royal West Kents were in India throughout the war. I must admit I find the naming of Regiments/Battalions/Brigades somewhat confusing so I am probably wrong with my assessment. From the date of his death I assume they were in action in the 3rd Battle of Ypres.

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Brian

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His MIC shows him as Pte 1918 14 London Regiment and 2Lt RWK. Entered theatre of war 15/9/14.

Not sure how to find when he transferred.

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Brian

The LLT will also tell you the movements of the 2/4th bsttalion - he probably served with them.

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Colin

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My feeling is that he may have gone to France with 1/14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish

which landed France 16/9/14. This could tie in with his date of entry to theatre if they sailed the night before.

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Brian

Apologies; he would likely have been serving with 3/4th Queen's Own RWK; they joined 17th Division. As Johnboy states he would have served abroad as an enlisted man with 14th Londons before being gazetted into the RWK in August 1916.

Apologies for the bum steer above.

Kind regards

Colin

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He was commissioned into the 4th (T.F.) Bn but attached elsewhere. Presently I can't find any additional details for him in my RWK database so assume he was attached outside the Regiment. His officer file at Kew - WO374/28724 - would provide details.

Regards,

Jonathan S

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