Farnham churchyard

Albert Kiddle

Surname: Kiddle
Other names: Albert
Other people in this story:
James Kiddle
Rose Kiddle née Whitlock
Dorcas Emily Kiddle née Miller
Harry James Kiddle
Locations in this story:
Farnham, Dorset
France & Flanders
Sixpenny Handley, Dorset
Alverstoke, Hampshire
Gosport, Hampshire
Rugby, Warwickshire

Albert Kiddle was born in Farnham, Dorset, on 14th May 1894, the son of James Kiddle and Rose Kiddle (née Whitlock).  He lived most of his early life around Farnham and Sixpenny Handley, Dorset. He enlisted on 15th April 1915 and joined the Royal Army Service Corps as a Private (Service No. M2/077250).  He served in France and Flanders from 1 May 1915 where he contracted malaria in June 1916. This led to him receiving a small pension in due time. The effects of the disease were still evident from various medicals received up until 1923.  He was demobilized on 29th April 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1915 Star. The 1921 Census shows he him boarding at 146 Railway Terrace, Rugby, Warwickshire, where he had obtained employment as a Motor Driver for a local firm. He married Dorcas Emily Miller in 1923 at Alverstoke, Hampshire.  They went on to have four children.  By the 1939 Register he was living at 10 Whitworth Road, Gosport, Hampshire, and was working as a Bus Driver.  He died in Gosport in 1973.   His brother, Harry James Kiddle, also served in the conflict but suffered greatly after his discharge.


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