Other names: Albert
Locations in this story: Farnham, DorsetFrance & FlandersSixpenny Handley, DorsetAlverstoke, HampshireGosport, Hampshire
Story: Albert Kiddle was born in Farnham, Dorset, on 14 May 1894 the son of James Kiddle and Rose Kiddle (nee Whitlock). He lived most of his early life around Farnham and Sixpenny Handley, Dorset. He enlisted on 15 Apr 1915 and joined the Royal Army Service Corps as a Private (Service No. M2/077250). He served in France and Flanders where he contracted malaria in June 1916 which 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 however demobilized on 29 Apr 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. 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, working as a Bus Driver. He died in Gosport in 1973.