war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


Short Service.
Three years with the Colours.
Attestation of
No. 235 William R. Friend The Buffs.
Name. William R. Friend.
In the parish of St. Radigunds.
Near the town of Dover.
Age. 19 years -5 days.
Trade Farm Labourer.
Joined at Canterbury 1/9/14.
Killed in action 2nd August 1918.
Conduct sheet.
Dover 18/3/17 Pte. When on Active Service improperly dressed on Church Parade not wearing trousers over puttees 3 days C.B.
Dover 18/8/17. Pte,- Absent from 6.30 a.m. parade. 3 days C.B.
Dover 14/8/17 Pte. 1. Absent from 5.30 a.m. parade. 2. Being in bed after Reveille 7 days C.B.
Admission to Hospital or to the Sick List.
Wharncliffe War Hospital Sheffield.
Admitted 22 October 1918. Discharged 21/12/18.
GS wound of the Ankle and Left shoulder.
Number of days in Hospital 61.
Father of soldier Mr James Friend.
Mother of soldier Mrs Sarah Ann Friend.
Brothers of soldier
Thomas James Friend age 24.
Frederick ---- Friend age 17.
Edward Charles Friend age 10.
Half Blood Brothers
Alfred George Friend age 4.
------- ---- age 10 months.
Sisters of soldier
Emily Friend age 20.
Unable to read this entry.
Casualty Form Active Service.
Embarked Southampton 19/8/17.
Disembarked Alexandria 18/9/17.
Joined unit (10th Bn) 29/9/17.
74th Divi. Wounded in action Field EEF 31/10/17
O.C. unit Wounded to duty Field EEF 31/10/17.
230th Bde. F.A. Admitted with diarrhoea Field EEF 4/12/17.
O.C. unit Rejoined unit - Field EEF 2/12/18.
J Inf. B. Depot Arrived Etalpes 6/7/18.
Posted from 10th to 1st Bn. The Buffs 8/7/18.
Campaign BEF France 1/6/15.
Became non-effective by being killed in action 2nd day of August 1918.
From No. 2 Infantry Records Office, Hounslow.
Mrs S. A. Friend
4, Maxton Hill Cottages,
Folkestone Road, Dover.
I am directed to forward the under-mentioned articles of private property of the late No. G/235. Rank Pte. Name W. R. Friend. Regt. 1st Battn The Buffs.
Letters, Religious Book.  ----

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