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Private J Kinnell


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Private James KINNELL, G/23057, 1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, Flanders France, 22nd April 1918, age 42.

Born Leven, Fifeshire, Scotland, son of James & Janet Douglas Kinnell, 5 Carberry Road, Leven, Scotland.

Children by 1st wife, *Gertrude Kinnell (nee Dickinson)- Harry Morris Kinnell, born 19th August 1904, Coulsdon, Surrey; Stanley David Kinnell, born 16th March 1908, Coulsdon, Surrey; Getrude Dickenson Kinnell, born 2nd August 1909, Coulsdon, Surrey;

13th February 1908, North Lanarkshire, Scotland Poor Law Application, Parish of Bothwell - Henry Dickinson, 22 Clydesdale Buildings, Mossend, age 81 years - amongst list of children, Gertrude, age 32 years, born Clydedale, wife of James Kinnell, Professional Golfer, 5 young children, resides Sandersted, Purley, Croydon, London.

*1911 March, Croydon Registration District, Gertrude D Kinnell, age 35, died.


1911 Census - Kirklea, Kendall Avenue, Sanderstead, Surrey - James Kinnell, head, age 34, widower, married 12 years, 6 children, all still alive, Golf Professional, worker, Leven, Fifeshire, Scotland; Catherine Kinnell, daughter, age 10, Resident; Alexander Kinnell, son, age 9, Resident; Harry Kinnell, son, age 6, Resident; Stanley Kinnell, son, age 4, Resident; Gertrude Kinnell, daughter, age 1, Resident; Nellie Cannon, servant, age 25, general servant, domestic, born Ramsgate, England.


22nd March 1916, Croydon Register Office, James Kinnell, widower, married Ellen Edith Cannon, spinster.

Children by 2nd wife - Archibald R Kinnell, born 5th October 1916, Penge.

Enlisted 11th December 1915, Woolwich, Kent, age 39 years & 30 days, height 5ft 4 inches, weight 130lbs.  Resided 33 Mosslea Road, Penge, SE / 73, Crampton Road, Penge, London .  Golf Club maker, now munitions worker.

Home, 11th December 1915 to 31st December 1916; BEF, 1st January 1917 to 22nd April 1918.

11th December 1915, enlisted; 12th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 9th October 1916, mobilized; 11th October 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st January 1917, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 2nd January 1917, embarked/disembarked; 23rd January 1917, joined Battalion In the Field; 20th June 1917, 93 Field Ambulance; 23rd June 1917, rejoined Battalion; 31st July 1917, PUO; 6th August 1917, rejoined Battalion; 12th December 1917, with Battalion to Italy; 1st April 1918, returned with Battalion to France; 21st April 1918, wounded in action.

26th January 1921, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Ellen Edith Kinnell, 73, Crampton Road, Penge, SE; Children - Katie (Catherine) Kinnell, born 13th June (1901?), Eastbourne Terrace, Clydesdale Road, Mossend, Scotland; Alex (Alexander) Kinnell, 19th February (1902?), Eastbourne Terrace, Clydesdale Road, Mossend, Scotland; Harry Kinnell, 19th July 1904, Eastbourne Terrace, Clydesdale Road, Mossend, Scotland; Janet Kinnell, 2nd June 1906, Eastbourne Terrace, Clydesdale Road, Mossend, Scotland; Stanley Kinnell 16th March 1908, Eastbourne Terrace, Clydesdale Road, Mossend, Scotland; Gertrude Kinnell 2nd July 1909, Eastbourne Terrace, Clydesdale Road, Mossend, Scotland; Archie Kinnell, born 5th October 1916, 73, Crampton Road, Penge, SE; Father, none; Mother, Mrs Janet Douglas Kinnell, 5 Carberry Road, Leven, Scotland; Brothers - David Kinnell, age 40, 5 Carberry Road, Leven, Scotland; John Kinnell, age 39, 5 Carberry Road, Leven, Scotland; Sisters - Janet Couttes Kinnell, age 36, 5 Carberry Road, Leven, Scotland; Jeannie Stewart, age 29, 5 Carberry Road, Leven, Scotland. 

Buried at Morbecque British Cemetery, Plot I. Row B. Grave 12., France.


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