Arthur Kiddle

Surname: Kiddle
Other names: Arthur
Other people in this story:
Thomas Kiddle
Mary Ann Kiddle (nee Kellaway)
Charlotte Amelia Morgan
Thomas Henry Kiddle
Locations in this story:
Tollard Royal, Wiltshire
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Wimbledon, Surrey
Paddington, London
Bromley, Kent

Arthur Kiddle was born in Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, on 27 Oct 1894 the son of Thomas Kiddle, an Estate Carpenter, and Mary Ann Kiddle (nee Kellaway) both of whom were also from Tollard Royal.   Arthur spent his early life in the Street, Tollard Royal, until by 1911 he had moved and was boarding out in Eastleigh, Hampshire, working as an apprentice Baker.  On 26 Jul 1912 he enlisted in the Royal Navy as a Boy Class 2 (Service No. J.18398).  He served in many ships and shore establishments during the war and remained in the Service after the Armistice.  He had married Charlotte Amelia Morgan at St. Mary's Church, Wimbledon, Surrey.  He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star.  He was discharged from the Royal Navy on 2 Oct 1938 having achieved the rank of Petty Officer.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 264 Kilburn Road, Paddington, London, working as a Postman (also noted as a R/N Pensioner).  Due to WW2 he rejoined the Navy on 29 Apr 1940 and worked in various UK shore establishments until finally discharged on 13 Aug 1945.  His death was recorded in Bromley, Kent, during 1962.   His brother, Thomas Henry Kiddle, also served but was regrettably killed in action in France.


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