The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private F S Kenward


Photograph by "Janice Dennis"

Private Frank Stephen KENWARD, G/4738, 1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, Princess Christian Military Hospital, Sydney Hall, Weymouth, 20th April 1915, age 38.

1876, born Horsted Keynes, Sussex.

24th December 1898, Bromley, Kent, married Amy Gasson, spinster, of I, St. Paul's Cray Hill, St. Paul's Cray, Kent.

Children - Frank Allan Kenward, born 28th November 1904, Dartford; Amy Irene Kenward, born 3rd August 1907, Bromley, Kent.

1911 Census - Frank Kenward, head, age 33, married, waggoner on farm, worker, born Horsted Keynes, Sussex; Amy Kenward, wife, age 40, married 12 years, 2 children, both still alive, born Ide Hill, Kent; Leonard Gasson, nephew, age 11, born Dartford, Kent; Frank Kenward, son, age 6, born Kingsdown, Kent; Amy Kenward, daughter, age 3, born St. Paul's Cray, Kent.

Previously served 3 years, Royal West Kent Regiment & 7 years Royal Garrison Artillery.

Enlisted  30th November 1914, Bromley, Kent, age 38 years, 7 months, height 5ft 6½ inches, 162lbs, scar back of right forearm.  Resided 1 Chapmans Lane, St Pauls Cray, Kent. Formerly labourer.

30th November 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 8th December 1914, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 11th March 1915, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 6th April 1915, wounded, gunshot wounds, both knees; 20th April 1915 at Princess Christian Hospital, Weymouth, amputation at thigh; 20th April 1915, died at 10pm from shock of amputation.

23rd April 1915, Interrment to take place at 2.30pm at Weymouth.

18th October 1915, pension of 21/- a week awarded to widow and two children.

Buried  at  Melcombe Regis Cemetery, Plot C.2877. Weymouth, Dorset, at 2.30pm on 22nd April 1915.

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