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Philip Chabert KIDD

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Surname: KIDD

Forename(s): Philip Chabert

Place of Birth: Otley, Yorkshire

Service No: ---

Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion

Division: 7th Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1914-10-30

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 33.

CWGC Cemetery: ---


Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

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Philip Chabert Kidd (born 17 July 1892) was the son of William and Amy Elizabeth Kidd, formerly Adams, née Stead (married 1891) and half-brother of Temp. Major Vivian Norval Kidd (q.v.). Amy married again, in 1915, to George Thomas Shettle.

1901 Otley, Yorkshire Census: Dove Cote - Philip C. Kidd, aged 8 years, born Otley, son of Amy Kidd (married).

1911 Woolwich, London Census: Royal Military Academy - Philip Chabert Kidd, aged 18 years, born Otley, Yorkshire, Gentleman Cadet. Royal Artillery.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: 2nd Lt. P.C. Kidd, Yorkshire Regiment. Date of Dis-embarkation: 5.10.14. A. 30.10.14.

Philip is commemorated at Otley All Saints' Church Parishioners' Memorial Plaque.

Philip was added to the CPGW website after receiving information from Catherine Snape.

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


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2nd Lieutenant Philip Chabert KIDD

2nd Lieutenant Philip Chabert KIDD

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 7th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 7th Division

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Surname: KIDD

Forename(s): Philip Chabert





Rank: 2/Lt

Regiment: Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion: Battalion Not Shown


Died Date: 30/10/14

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War:


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Surname: KIDD

Forename(s): Philip Chabert

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number:

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: Yorkshire Regiment

Unit: 2nd Bn.



Died Date: 30/10/1914

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966


KIDD William of the Dovecote Otley Yorkshire died 8 November 1909 Probate Wakefield 5 February to Amy Elizabeth Kidd widow. Effects £62 1s. 6d.


KIDD Philip Chabert of Dovecote House Otley Yorkshire a lieutenant in the West Yorkshire regiment died on or since 30 October 1914 in France or Belgium Administration Wakefield 31 March to Amy Elizabeth Shettle (wife of George Thomas Shettle). Effects £363 8s. 1d.


SHETTLE Amy Elizabeth of Hunsingore House Wetherby Yorkshire (wife of the reverend George Thomas Shettle clerk) died 28 June 1940 Probate Llandudno 29 April to Georgina Wanley Felicity Mary Shettle and Anna Emmeline Mary Shettle spinsters. Effects £13565 5s. 7d. Resworn £14294 0s. 3d.


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11 February 1916


Captain Vivian Kidd, stepson of the Vicar of Otley, has been awarded the Military Cross for his services in Gallipoli. He was adjutant in the 8th West Riding Regiment, and was mentioned by Sir Ian Hamilton in a list of officers and men whom he wished to bring to the notice of the Secretary for War in connection with the operations described in his despatch of December 11. Captain Kidd is the elder of two sons of Mrs. Shettle, wife of the Vicar of Otley. He was wounded on August 21 during one of the big battles on the peninsula, and was taken to a London hospital. The colonel of the Battalion was out of action at the time, and Captain Kidd was leading the attack when he was wounded. His brother, Lieutenant Philip C. Kidd, has been a prisoner of war since October, 1914.

06 April 1917


Old Skiptonians will regret to hear of the death in action of Major Vivian Novell Kidd, son of the late Mr. William Kidd, of Otley, and a grandson of the late Rev. P.C. Kidd who was Rector of Skipton for many years. Major Kidd, who was well known in Rugby Union football circles at Headingley and Otley, joined the Army from Sandhurst about eleven years ago in the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, and when killed he was second in command of a service battalion of that regiment, and was expecting his promotion to lieutenant-colonel. He was with the battalion at the landing at Suvla Bay as captain and adjutant. And when his superior officers became casualties he took command. Afterwards as staff captain he acted as D.A.A. and Q.M.G. to a division in France. Only a few weeks’ ago he rejoined his regiment as second in command. At the commencement of the war he was adjutant at the regimental depot at Halifax. He was a son-in-law of Major Cecil H. Taylor, O.C., 13th Battalion West Riding Voluntary Regiment, and was in his 30th year.

In a letter to the widow the Lieut.-Colonel commanding his battalion says:– “He is a great loss to us in the regiment, as he was such a fine soldier, and should have risen high in his profession. I am thankful to say the doctors think that he death was quite painless. We are going to bury him tomorrow in a cemetery near here. Everybody throughout the division is much upset at his loss, as he was very highly thought of.”

Major Kidd’s brother, Lieut. Philip C. Kidd, of the Princess of Wales’ Own (Yorks.) Regiment, was wounded and reported to be a prisoner of war in October 1914.


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