1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Francis Norman Kingswood

Contributed by: G McGookin, on 2008-11-13

Francis Norman Kingswood
Rank
First Name Francis Norman
Surname Kingswood
Year of Birth 1895
Year of Death 1949
Regiment Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Place of Wartime Residence Sevenoaks, Kent

Francis Norman's Story

I never Knew my grandad Francis as he died long before I was born. Francis enlisted with the Queens Own Royal West Kent Yeomanry on 8-10-1915 before transferring to the Buffs in January 1917. On 5-2-1917 he joined his unit in Alexandria Egypt. Francis was admitted to hospital in Cairo with a gunshot wound to the shoulder at the end of October but recovered to rejoin his unit before finally being demobbed on 1-4-1919. In 1939 Francis re-enlisted to serve with the R A S C in the UK for the duration of WW2.

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