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Private Tom BECKETT, 687, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment.

Born Fulham, Middlesex, enlisted 1st September 1914, Bromley, Kent, age 33, height 5ft 4 inches, weight 132lbs, resided 59 Bromley Gardens, Shortlands, Bromley, Kent. Formerly painters labourer.

Son of Thomas Beckett, 59 Bromley Gardens, Shortlands, Bromley, Kent.

Home, 1st September 1914 to 22nd April 1915; BEF, 23rd April 1915 to 26th July 1916; Home, 27th July 1916 to 24th December 1917.

3rd September 1914, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st April 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 22nd April 1915, posted BEF, 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 18th August 1915, 14 days Field Punishment No.2.; 24th July 1916, wounded, gun shot wound hand right and chest severe; 27th July 1916, posted Depot; 27th September 1917 to 6th October 1917, furlough from Berrington War Hospital, nr Shrewsbury; 7th October 1917, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment;

24th December 1917, discharged  as "no longer physically fit for War Service" due to wounds.  Silver War Badge issued

Pension 27/6 a week for 4 weeks, then 11/- to be reviewed in 48 weeks. Disability, gun shot wound, right wrist.


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