The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment


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The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment - 1914 to 1919 by C T Atkinson


Roll of Honour - Appendix II - A list in alphabetical order of the Queens Own who were killed in action, or died of wounds or disease during the Great War.

A  

Ba

Be 

Bi>Bo

Br 

Bu>By 

Ca>Ce

Ch>Cl 

Co Cr>Cu

D  

E  

F  

G  

H    I   

  J 

 

 L

   M 

 N 

  O  

P  

 Q 

 

T  

U  

V 

 

X   

Y  

Z  




 

Honours, Rewards and Decorations- Appendix III - awarded to Members past and present of the Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment during the Great War - the ranks shown are those held at the time of the award.


Units / Commanding Officers - The section gives details of the units of the Queens Own together with  their Commanding Officers - August 4th 1914 to November 11th 1918. This includes the disposition of each Battalion.


"The Survivors" - this is for those who survived and were not awarded any individual honours, other than Campaign Medals.


 Silver War Badge (SWB) sometimes erroneously called the Silver Wound Badge, was authorised in September 1916 and takes the form of a circular badge with the legend "For King and Empire + Services Rendered surrounding the George V cypher. The badge was awarded to all of those military personnel who were discharged as a result of sickness or wounds contracted or received during the war, either at home or overseas. There are approximately 5000 records.


A Short History of the Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment - published 1920 (22 pages)


Photograph album of Private Henry KNIGHT, Service No. 1437, who served in "A" Company of the 1/5th Royal West Kent Regiment in India during the Great War. Some of the photographs have been removed and put back in the wrong place and one of Private Henry KNIGHT is missing.


The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment (QORWKR) 2/5 Battalion Orders 1914-1916

The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment (QORWKR) Battalion Orders 1914-1916 is the work of Woodchurch Ancestry Group members Robert and Pat Chown and Gary Samson. Robert and his wife Pat have meticulously transcribed the detailed battalion orders made between 1914 and 1916 for this historic Kent-based regiment. This searchable, web-based version of these transcriptions, which includes some 15,000 individual records on approximately 2,000 servicemen, was produced by Gary Samson.

Searching is by lastname (or surname) only.


Miscellaneous Photographs.

   

                   

Insignia            Ashford December 1916                    Draft to Mediterranean Expeditionary Force


5th Battalion

                       

1912 Worthing                           1913 Seaford                                                                             Crowborough Camp


August 1914, Hatfield, Hertfordshire

                                               

No.2. Section, "D" Company, India            Barian Camp, Muree, India

                                               

4th Battalion, D Company, 1915, India        2nd Battalion Band, Cherat, North West Frontier, India - 1913

Royal West Kent Regiment Cenotaph, Maidstone, Kent


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