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Place of Birth: Leeds, Yorkshire
Service No: 21345
Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 15th/17th Battalion
Division: 31st Division
Date of Death: 1918-09-29
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 42 to 47.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
Robert Kingdon was the son of Robert and Martha Ann Kingdon, formerly McGuiness, née Lowth and brother of Private Arthur Kingdon (10353) (q.v.). Their father was born at Bermondsey, Surrey and mother at Leeds, Yorkshire.
1901 Leeds, Yorkshire Census: 10, Clifford Street - Robert Kingdon, aged 3 years, born Leeds, son of Robert and Martha A. Kingdon.
1911 Leeds, Yorkshire Census: 40, Dover Street, off Burley Road - Robert Kingdon, aged 13 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: Cpl Robert Kingdon, 21345, W. Yorks R. K. in A. 29.9.18.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Cpl Robert Kingdon, 21345, 11th W. York. R.; 16th W. York. R.; 15/17 W. York R. Killed in action 29.9.18.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Cpl Robert Kingdon, 21345, 15/17 Bn. W. Yorks. Date and Place of Death: 29.9.18 France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother and Sole Legatee - Martha A. £24 0s 7d.
The 15th (Service) Bn Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) (1st Leeds), informally known as the Leeds Pals, were amalgamated with the 17th (Service) Bn Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) (2nd Leeds) to form the 15th/17th Battalion on the 7 December 1917.
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: 31st Division
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