6th Battalion Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment 1940

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  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    From the Private Diary of Lt. Col. W. Nash

    WO 217/20
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  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    I suspect the battalion may have suffered more casualties but are not listed under the 6th Bn on CWGC.

    001 ASHWORTH WKG 6347543 6TH BN 20/05/1940 QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
    002 ATKINS T 6345454 6TH BN 21/05/1940 QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
    003 BALL SG 6347969 6TH BN 20/05/1940 QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
    004 BARTLETT AWG 6347135 6TH BN 20/05/1940 QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
    005 BIRCH H 6347387 6TH BN 23/05/1940 QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
    006 BISHOP EJR 6347581 6TH BN 30/05/1940 QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
    007 BROWN WR 6348068 6TH BN 21/05/1940 QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
    008 COOK ECF 6347351 6TH BN 20/05/1940 QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
    009 CRAYFORD PL 6346013 6TH BN 20/05/1940 QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
    010 CREWDSON RF 6346893 6TH BN 20/05/1940 QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
    011 CROUCH GWL 6347102 6TH BN 20/05/1940 QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
    012 DELL BE 6347309 6TH BN 20/05/1940 QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
    013 DIVALL JW 6347596 6TH BN 20/05/1940 QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
    014 DRIVER CG 6347494 6TH BN 20/05/1940 QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
    015 DURLING GW 6347586 6TH BN 24/05/1940 QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
    016 GUTTERIDGE WT 6347953 6TH BN 20/05/1940 QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
    017 HILL EG 6344738 6TH BN 20/05/1940 QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
    018 HOCKING DCE 6347374 6TH BN 20/05/1940 QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
    019 HOOK BD 6347580 6TH BN 20/05/1940 QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
    020 HUNT EC 6347140 6TH BN 21/05/1940 QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
    021 JUPP AE 6347914 6TH BN 20/05/1940 QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
    022 LEACH GWHF 6344493 6TH BN 02/06/1940 QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
    023 MOSS LD 6347111 6TH BN 20/05/1940 QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
    024 NEWTON AA 6347370 6TH BN 20/05/1940 QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
    025 ORPIN HJ 6339900 6TH BN 20/05/1940 QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
    026 RAYMENT L 6347921 6TH BN 20/05/1940 QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
    027 SCULL GA 6346460 6TH BN 20/05/1940 QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
    028 SLACK WV 6347552 6TH BN 20/05/1940 QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
    029 SMART EFW 6341138 6TH BN 20/05/1940 QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
    030 STEVENSON TF 6346070 6TH BN 20/05/1940 QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
    031 SWALLOW SS 2565362 6TH BN 20/05/1940 QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
    032 SWINDELL JA 6347593 6TH BN 20/05/1940 QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
    033 TADMAN ER 90545 6TH BN 24/05/1940 QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
    034 TOMSETT AB 6347113 6TH BN 21/05/1940 QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
    035 WEAVERS GC 6344263 6TH BN 20/05/1940 QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
     
  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Re-posted larger images and bumped for a family member of someone who served with the battalion in 1940.
     
  8. John Bray

    John Bray Junior Member

    Thank you for this Drew. My father was fighting at Petegem and subsequently captured. The info you provided is exciting to see related Regiment files.:)
     
  9. jackpiper01

    jackpiper01 Junior Member

    Hi guys my 1st post hope i am doing correct,just wondered if anyone has coppied file Wo167/764 6rwk april -june 1940 war diaries from kew,trying to discover what my grandad did in france between 16/04/40 to 23/05/40 any help most apprieciated.
     
  10. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Hi guys my 1st post hope i am doing correct,just wondered if anyone has coppied file Wo167/764 6rwk april -june 1940 war diaries from kew,trying to discover what my grandad did in france between 16/04/40 to 23/05/40 any help most apprieciated.

    Hello and a belated welcome to the forum-I have a copy of the file. Can you be more specific, without checking I know there will be far too many pages to post for that time period.
     
  11. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

  12. jackpiper01

    jackpiper01 Junior Member

    Thanks Drew5233 for the links about the battalion (sorry i did not reply to the message you posted been so busy recently) in France 1940,i have found this to be extremely helpful in trying to piece my grandads whereabouts during this confusing time. However what i cannot seem to find is a nominal roll of the battalion prior to embarking to Le Harve April 1940,i am hoping that if i can find his name on this list and what company he was with i will be able to tell how he escaped any info that you may have on this would be much appreciated.
    He would be listed as Pte J.D.Piper 6340981.
    Many thanks jp01
     
  13. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    If you want to cover all the bases I'd check these two files. It's a long shot but you don't know unless you look:

    WO 166/4641 INFANTRY: 6 Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. 1939 Aug.- 1940 Mar., July - 1941 Dec.
    WO 361/36 British Expeditionary Force, France: The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment; missing men
     
  14. jackpiper01

    jackpiper01 Junior Member

    Thanks again Drew for your quick response i have contacted the regimental museum at maidstone for any help and am awaiting to hear back from kew,i also have a chap who re-enacts for the west kents who is delving for me if i come up trumps i will post the list .
    jp1
     
  15. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Get back to me if you want someone to copy the files for you. Kew charge around a £1.00 a page I charge 10p ;)

    Good luck
     
  16. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  17. Jennysue58

    Jennysue58 New Member

    My dad served with the Queens Own royal west kents. His 95 in a couple of weeks and although his short term memory is poor he remembers every detail from being called up to his time in burma , kohima a d lots of stories.
    Be lovely if there was someone he served with could send him a birthday message.
    His name is George Gagg . Thank you
     
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  18. Jennysue58

    Jennysue58 New Member

    Thank you , i will find out
     

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