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Place of Birth: Leeds, Yorkshire
Service No: 10353
Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 9th (Service) Battalion
Division: 11th (Northern) Division
Date of Death: 1915-08-09
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 47 to 51.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
Arthur Kingdon was the son of Robert and Martha Ann Kingdon, formerly McGuiness, née Lowth and brother of Corporal Robert Kingdon (21345) (q.v.). Their father was born at Bermondsey, Surrey and mother at Leeds, Yorkshire.
1901 Leeds, Yorkshire Census: 10, Clifford Street - Arthur Kingdon, aged 8 years, born Leeds, son of Robert and Martha A. Kingdon.
1911 Leeds, Yorkshire Census: 40, Dover Street, off Burley Road - Arthur Kingdon, aged 17 years, born Leeds, son of Robert and Martha Ann Kingdon.
The wreath laid when the Settle Market Cross was converted to a temporary shrine read: In loving memory of Private A. Kingdon, 9th West Yorks., killed in action at Gallipoli, 9th August, 1915; also Corporal R. Kingdon, 15th West Yorks., killed in action September 29th, 1918. ('Craven Herald' 15 August 1919).
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Arthur Kingdom, 10353, W. York. R. Theatre of War first served in: (2b) Balkans. Date of entry therein: 11.7.15. Dead.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Arthur Kingdom, 10353, 9th W. York. R. Presumed dead 9.8.15.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Arthur Kingdom, 10353, 9th Bn West Yorks. Regt. Date and Place of Death: Officially accepted as on or since 9.8.15. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - Robert. £6 5s. 8d.
UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Arthur. One card has been amended to the correct surname of Kingdon.
On the 13 November 1917 the 9th (Service) Bn Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) absorbed the 1/1st Yorkshire Hussars Yeomanry and became the 9th (Yorkshire Hussars Yeomanry) Bn Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment).
Data Source: Craven Herald Article
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 11th (Northern) Division
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