John Everest

G/29356, Private, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge Own (Middlesex Regiment). Enrolled Tonbridge, Kent. Gained one campaign medal. Killed in Action 28th October 1916 aged 28. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Born in the first half of 1888 and resident in Penshurst, Kent. Son of John and Ann Everest. Shown on the 1915 Leigh Polling District Electoral Register as ‘lodging’ at Little Moorden with John Everest senior as Landlord.

Leigh. Pte. J. Everest, Wounded

Leigh. Pte. J. Everest, Wounded

On the 28th November, 1916 , Mr and Mrs Everest of Little Moorland, received a notice from the War Office that their son Private J. Everest, No.G29356, 1st Batt. Middlesex, was wounded in action at a place not stated on 28th October, 1916, at the same time expressing the sympathy and regret of the Army Council. Subsequently a further communication was received from the War Office, dated 21st December, 1916, in which Private Everest was posted as wounded and missing after the engagement on October 28th. Information to the same effect was sent to Lady Foulkes, of Redleaf in whose employ Pte. Everest was up to the date of his enlistment. Also from the Y. M. C. A. two cards have been received. Since the foregoing no further news has been received.

The Courier, 27 April 1917

Remembered on Leigh, Chiddingstone Causeway, Penshurst and Edenbridge Hospital War Memorials.

Last Updated 7 November 2008