Thomas Henry Kiddle

Surname: Kiddle
Other names: Thomas Henry
Other people in this story:
Thomas Kiddle
Mary Ann Kiddle (nee Kellaway)
Arthur Kiddle
Locations in this story:
Tollard Royal, Wiltshire
Aldershot, Surrey
France & Flanders
Pozieres, Department de la Somme, Picardie, France
Zeals, Wiltshire

Thomas Henry Kiddle was born in Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, during 1893 the son of Thomas Kiddle, an Estate Carpenter, and Mary Ann Kiddle (nee Kellaway) both of whom were from Tollard Royal.  Thomas had lived his early life in the Street, Tollard Royal, until by 1911 he had enlisted with the 2nd Squadron of the Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays) as a Private (Service No. 5719).  At the outbreak of war he was posted to France and Flanders on 15 Aug 1914 where he was killed in action on 30 Mar 1918 and regrettably his remains were not recovered.  His name appears on the Pozieres Memorial, Department de la Somme, Picardie, France, (Panel 1).  He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star.  As his parents had moved to Zeals, Wiltshire, his name also appears on the Zeals War Memorial which is situated on the Village Green.   His brother, Arthur Kiddle, had served in the Royal Navy and survived the conflict and also served in WW2.


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