Lt. Walter Sydney Kent, KRRC

1891 Sep 6. Born Sheffield. The father is not in 1891 nor 1901 nor 1911 census

1901 census at 11, Prince Street, Sheffield

1911 census He is an inmate at a Borstal in Kent. He was a Traveller in Drapery.

1916 Jun 30 Landed in France

His medals sold in 2015

1918 Mar 27 Commissioned 2nd Lt

1918 Nov 8. Was wounded in the attack on the village of Louvignies

1919 Sep 27. Promoted Lt.

1919 Dec 19. KRRC. Temp. Lt. W. S. Kent relinquishes his commission on completion of service, and retains the rank of L

1921 Mar 2 Joined ADRIC with service no 1787. Posted to Depot Coy

1921 Oct 8. Promoted Section Leader

1921 Oct 19. K.R.R.C.—The undermentioned Lts., late Serv. Bus., to be Lts.: — Walter Sydney Kent. 19th Oct. 1921, with seniority 28th July 1921

1922 Jan . Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC.

1926 Sep 7. Appointed a Home Office Clerk (London Gazette ).

1939 Aug 24. In the Reserve of Officers, he was mobilised on 24 August 1939,

1943 Mar. Appointed an Acting Major;

1943 Jun . War Substantive Captain

1944 Aug . Temporary Major. During the Second World War he served on the Staff of the 7th Armoured Division in North Africa and later on the Staff at G.H.Q., South East Asia Command.

1948 Jun 20. Lieutenant (War Substantive Captain) Kent having exceeded the age limit of liability to recall in the R.A.R.O., relinquished his commission and was granted the honorary rank of Major (London Gazette 22 June 1948).

1967 Apr/Jun . Died Kensington aged 75