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Edwin KENYON

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Surname: KENYON

Forename(s): Edwin

Place of Birth: Clitheroe, Lancashire

Service No: 18005

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 10th (Service) Battalion

Division: 23rd Division

Age: 24

Date of Death: 1918-08-26

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: ---

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: GIAVERA MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Edwin Kenyon was the son of Edwin and Emily Kenyon, née Roberts. Edwin, senior, may have been born at Clitheroe, Lancashire. Emily was born either at Denbigh, or in the county of Denbighshire, Wales.

1901 Haworth, Yorkshire Census: 6, Wren Street - Edwin Kenyon, aged 6 years, born Clitheroe, Lancashire, son of Emily Kenyon (married).

1911 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 15, York Street - Teddy Kenyon, aged 16 years, born Clitheroe, Lancashire, son of Emily Kenyon (married).

Edwin was married to May Rimmington in 1918.

Edwin's sister, Clarice, married Gunner Lapadge Monks (826580) (q.v.).

The British Army Service Record for Edwin Kenyon exists but may be incomplete.

A short biography of Edwin is included in: ‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

KENYON, Edwin, aged 24, West Riding Regiment, formerly of 54, Willowbank, [Barnoldswick], killed in action, Italy, Aug. 28, 1918.

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Private Edwin KENYON

Private Edwin KENYON

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: KENYON

Forename(s): Edwin

Born: Clitheroe, Lancs

Residence: Todmorden, Yorks

Enlisted: Barnoldswick, Yorks

Number: 18005

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion: 10th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 26/08/18

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: Italy

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: KENYON

Forename(s): Edwin

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 18005

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: 10th Bn.

Age: 24

Awards:

Died Date: 26/08/1918

Additional Information: Son of Edwin Kenyon, of Barnoldswick, Lancs.; husband of May Kenyon, of 16, Greenend Avenue, Earby, Yorks.

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13 September 1918

KENYON – In loving memory of Private Edwin Kenyon, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, killed in Italy August 28th, aged 24 years.

We pictured his safe returning,
We longed to clasp his hand,
But God has postponed the meeting
Till we meet in the better land.

From Mother and Father, Brothers and Sisters, 54 Willow Bank, Barnoldswick.

KENYON – In loving memory of my dear husband, Private Edwin Kenyon, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, who was killed in Italy August 28th, 1918, aged 24 years.

I often think of the days gone by,
When we were both together;
But a shadow o’er my life is cast,
A dear one gone for ever.

From his loving wife, May, Vale School House, Cornholme.

13 September 1918

Private Edwin Kenyon, Barnoldswick

News was received last week-end, from Italy, of the death of Private Edwin Kenyon, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, who was killed in action on the 28th August. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Kenyon, 54 Willow Bank, Barnoldswick, and leaves a wife residing at Cornholme. Private Kenyon joined up in January, 1915, and after serving two years and five months in France was transferred to the Italian Front in October last. In a letter of sympathy to the bereaved wife an N.C.O. says:– “The company was ordered to make a raid on enemy trenches. This took place and I saw your husband after we had reached our objective. After a short time we were ordered back again and he was all right until he got within a short distance of our own lines, when a bullet struck him in the head, killing him instantly.” Private Kenyon was 24 years of age.

29 September 1919

KENYON – In loving memory of Private Edward Kenyon, 10th Duke of Wellington’s Regt., who was killed in action August 28th, 1918.

One year has passed, and hearts still sore;
As time flies on we miss him more;
His loving smile, his welcome face –
No one can fill his vacant place.

From Father, Mother, Brothers and Sisters, 51 Willow Bank, Barnoldswick.

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13 September 1918

Barnoldswick Soldier Killed in Italy

News was received last week-end from Italy, of the death of Pte. Edwin Kenyon, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, who was killed in action on Aug. 28th. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Kenyon, 54, Willow Bank, Barnoldswick and leaves a wife residing at Cornholme. Pte. Kenyon joined up in January, 1915, and after serving two years and five months in France was transferred to the Italian front in October last. In a letter of sympathy to the bereaved wife, a N.C.O. writes:– “I can only give you a slight account of how it took place. The company was ordered to make a raid on the enemy trenches. This took place, and I saw your husband after we had reached our objective. After a short time we were ordered back again, and he was all right until he got within a short distance of our own lines, when a bullet struck him in the head, killing him instantly.” Pte. Kenyon was 24 years of age.

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