THE  DOVER WAR MEMORIAL  PROJECT

 

war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper


Service Record Notes

MEDHURST, JOHN ALFRED

Army Reserve (Special Reservists)
6 Years Service.
Attestation of
Rgt. No.10572 – The Buffs.
OF Boxley, Maidstone, Kent.
Age – 19 years – 75 days.
Occupation – Shop Assistant, employed by James Medhurst, grocer,since he was 14, left 1 Jan 1914 to join the army.
 
Enlisted 12th January 1914 at Chatham
Attested Pte. 13/1/14.
 
Next of kin – James Medhurst – Father - The Lord Raglan, Slades Green & 127a “The Brook” Chatham, Kent.
Mother Rachel, Brother Lionel ---- Charles.
 
Home 13/4/14 to 1/11/14.
B.E.F. 2/11/14 to 19/6/15.
Killed in Action 19/6/15.
 
1914 Star – Awarded clasp.
 
Casualty Form – 3rd The Buffs.
18 Field Amb. Septic left foot – Field 21/1/15.
Con Hosp - 6 Div. 21/1/15.
To duty – field – 26/1/15.
 
1st Batt. The Buffs, (East Kent Regiment)
S/R 10572. Pte Medhurst - John Alfred, deceased.
Father James Medhurst.
Mother Rachel.
 
Brothers.
Full Blood (4)
Alic? age 1.
Percy age 3.
Charles age 13
James age 19.
(All Lord Raglan, Slades Green.)
 
Brothers
Half Blood.
Lionel A. age 22. Clifton HMS calling? Devonport.
 
Sisters.
Full Blood (7)
Olive age 5.
Nora age 7.
Doris age 9.
Rose age 10.
Nellie age 14.
Daisy age 16.
Louisa age 17.
 
Half Blood. None

 


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