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CAMBRIDGE GUILDHALL WAR MEMORIAL
WORLD WAR 1 - SURNAMES - K

World War 1 detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2014

Listed here are the surnames from the Guildhall Roll of Honour and to be also found on other memorials within the county.

Inscription on the Cambridge Guildhall World War 1 memorial
Photograph Copyright © Mary Naylor 2013
KELLY Alfred
[Spelt KELLEY on St Matthews] Private 3/9248, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 13 November 1916. Born St Matthews, Cambridge, and enllisted Cambridge. Son of Thomas Kelley, of 63 Fitzroy Street, Cambridge. Attested 16 June 1905 at Cambridge as Private 6992, Suffolk Regiment, aged 18 years 10 months, a Labourer, height 5 feet 3¾ inches, chest 36½ inches, sallow complexion, grey eyes, light brown hair, discharge 4 September 1905 as "Not likely to become an efficient soldier". Buried in QUEENS CEMETERY, PUISIEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 1. See also Cambridge St Matthew's
KEMP Robert Oscar
Corporal 6657, 1st/9th Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rifles), London Regiment who died of wounds on Thursday, 28th September 1916. Aged 19. Born, resident and enlisted Colchester. Son of John and Frances Kemp, of 35, King Stephen Rd., Colchester; husband of Ethel May Kemp, of 21, Gloucester Terrace, Castle St., Cambridge. Formerly 2125, 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, at school, son of John James and Frances Kemp, born Colchester, resident 35 King Stephen Road, Colchester. He married Ethel May Crook in the Cambridge Registration District in the July to September Quarter 1916. Buried in GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE, Somme, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 23. See also Cambridge St Giles
KENNEDY C
No further information currently available
KENT Albert J
No further information currently available
KENT Fred
No further information currently available
KERRY Walter Birbeck
Corporal L/2583, 16th Lancers (The Queen's). Killed in action 8 September 1914. Aged 24. Born, resident and enlisted Cambridge. Embarked France 17 August 1914. Son of Edward and Elizabeth Kerry, of 55, Arbury Rd., Cambridge. His birth was registered in the April to June Quarter 1890 in the Cambridge Registration District. Buried in PERREUSE CHATEAU FRANCO BRITISH NATIONAL CEMETERY, Seine-et-Marne, France. Plot 1. Row B. Grave 43. See also Cambridge Hills Road Wesleyan Methodist and Cambridge Short Street Wesleyan Methodist

Extract from a local paper (unknown paper and date):

"DIED LIKE A MAN."
Cambridge Lancer Killed In
Action.

Mr. and Mrs. Kerry of 275, Mill-road. Cambridge, have received news of the death of their son, Corporal Walter Birbeck Kerry, of the 16th Lancers, who was mortally wounded in action at Le Glairet. The sad news conveyed to them in the following letter from Squadron-Sergeant A. V. Cobb. of the same regiment:

“Just a few lines to let you know that poor Walter passed away on the 8th, the day before yesterday. I was with him on patrol when he was shot, and fetched him back. Poor young Horlock, of Cambridge, was thrown from his horse and hurt at the same time, but he is not seriously injured. Walter was shot about one o'clock, and died about 4.30 p.m. He was conscious up to the finish I was not with him when he died but the two fellows who were with him told me he had a very respectable funeral. He was buried by the side of Lieut. Gough, of the R.A. He was shot and buried at a place called Le Glairet. When I left him he told me to tell you all at home and his young lady that his last thoughts were of you all, and that he died like a man. I cannot explain all to you in this letter, but if I should live to return to Cambridge to see you and let you know all. I daresay you heard Walter speak of me. I live at Palgrave, just outside, Diss, and I know your brother well who lives at Diss. I cannot explain any more now, but will see you if I should be spared. I will close with deepest sympathy, remaining yours respectfully, A. V. Cobb.

KESTER Frederick Charles
Private 202204, 11th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 13 December 1917. Enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 4306, Cambridgeshire Regiment. In the 1911 census he is aged aged 15, son of Elizabeth and Harry Kester, a Butcher, born Cherry Hinton, resident with his parents at 66 Milton Road, Cambridge; brother of Harry (below). No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 D and 7 D. See also Cambridge St Lukes
KESTER Harry
Private 326099, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action on Thursday, 8th August 1918 in France. Born Chesterton, Cambs, enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 3052, Cambridgeshire Regiment. In the 1911 census he is aged aged 12, son of Elizabeth and Harry Kester, at School, born New Chesterton, resident with his parents at 66 Milton Road, Cambridge; brother of Frederick Charles (above). Buried in BEACON CEMETERY, SAILLY-LAURETTE, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 7. See also Cambridge St Lukes and Cambridge University Press & College Servants
KETT Edwin Robert William
[Listed as Robert on SDGW and CWGC] Private 9122, 2nd Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday, 9th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of the late William Kett and of Elizabeth Kett, of 90, Hartington Grove, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he is listed as Robert Kett, son of William and Elizabeth Kett, aged 11, born Cherry Hinton, resident 5, Croft Cottages, High Street, Cherry Hinton. His birth was registered in the Chesterton Registration District in the July to September Quarter 1889. He was baptised at Cherry Hinton 1 September 1889 as Edwin Robert William Kett, son of William (a stonemason) and Elizabeth, he was born 28 July 1889. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, COMINES-WARNETON, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 5 and 6. See also Cambridge St John's
KEY Hugh Malcolm
Private 44334, 22nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 11 January 1917. Aged 26. Born Cambridg, enlisted London, resident Finchley, Middlesex. Son of Alice M. H. Key, of 29, Clifton Rd., Finchley, London, and the late Frederick Key. Native of Cambridge. Formerly PS/2912, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Birth registered in the July to September Quarter 1890 in Chesterton Registration District. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, son of Frederick and Alice May Heath Key, born Chesterton, resident 109 Victoria Road, Chesterton Cambridge. Buried in FRANKFURT TRENCH BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section C. See also Cambridge County High School
KIDMAN Harry
Lance Corporal 29714, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 March 1918. Born Leytonstone, Essex, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Chesterton, Cambs. In the 1911 census he is the nephew of Frances and Sarah Emma Kidman, aged 22, an Assistant in Gents Hosiery, born Leytonstone, Essex, resident 4 Long View Terrace, Histon Road, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5. See also Cambridge St Lukes
KIMMENCE Ted
[Listed as Fred on SDGW] Lance Corporal 1145, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 12 May 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Noah Kimmence, of 17, Romsey Rd., Cambridge. Buried in POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot LV. Row E. Grave 15. See also Cambridge Gas Company
KIMPTON Herbert
No further information currently available
KING Bertie Charles Marshall
Bombardier 38828, "C" Battery, 85th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, killed in action 27 September 1916. Aged 22. Born Trumpington, enlisted London. Son of Arthur Webb King and Julia King, of North House, Trumpington, Cambridge. Buried in SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY, CONTALMAISON, Somme, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 7. See also Trumpington
KING David
No further information currently available
KING Hugh G F
No further information currently available
KING Victor Thomas
Private 1611, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th June 1916. Born Grantchester, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mrs. M. A. King, of 50, Newnham Rd, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was the on of George Lauril and Alice Maud King, aged 13, at school, born Grantchester, resident with his parents at 50 Newnham Road, Cambridge. Buried in GORRE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 21. See also Cambridge St Mark's, Cambridge St Mary the Less and Cambridge University Press
KINSEY Edmund
No further information currently available
KIRBY Frederick
No further information currently available
KIRKMAN Donald Ralph
Wireless Operator, S.S. "Moorlands" (Whitby), Mercantile Marine. Killed or drowned when his ship was torpedoed off Whitby 24 June 1918. Aged 17. Born cambridge. Son of William Ralph and Helen Margaret Kirkman, of 55, Montague Rd., Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was aged 10, at school, born Cambridge, resident 55 Montague Road, Chesterton, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. See also Cambridge County High School
KIRKUP Alfred William
Corporal 325671, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1917. Aged 27. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Alfred and Alice Kirkup, of 75, King St., Cambridge. Employed Cambridge & District Co-operative Society Ltd. Formerly 2354, Cambridgeshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 148. See also Cambridge Holy Trinity and Cambridge St Mary the Great
KIRKUP Frederick W S
Private 1714, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 30 November 1918. Birth registered in the October to December Quarter 1895 in the Cambridge Registration District, St. Giless parish. Enlisted 5 August 1914, discharged 27 November 1915 due to gunshot wounds to the head received 20 April 1915 (King's Regulation 392 (xvi)) which caused paralysis, issued with a Silver Badge 16 November 1916, no. 81224. Death registered in October to December Quarter 1918 in the Bury St. Edmunds Registration District. When he enlisted he was aged 18 years 4 months, a Baker by trade, 5 feet 7¼ inches, chest 34½ inches, served in France 14 February 1915 to 25 April 1915. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, son of Frederick and Ada Kirkup, resident 2, Nelson Street, Cambridge. When he was disharged his mother, Ada, was living at 16 Caroline Place, Cambridge. See also Cambridge St Matthew's

KITSON Sidney Horace
Serjeant C/3615, 17th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 21 October 1916. Born Cambridge circa 1881, enlisted Lambeth, Surrey. In the 1881 census he was less than a year old, born Cambridge, resident with his parents, William and Selina Kitson, at 4, Coe Fen, Cambridge St Mary the Less, Cambridge. In the 1891 census he was aged 10, born Cambridge, a scholar, resident with his parents, William and Selina Kitson, at Granta Place, St Mary the Less, Cambridge. Buried in CONNAUGHT CEMETERY, THIEPVAL, Somme, France. Plot X. Row C. Grave 2.
KNIGHTLEY [Harry] Henry William Louis
Private 15851, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Enlisted Impington. In the 1901 census he was aged 19, a Gardener, born Impington, resident with his widowed mother, Charlotte, in Doctors Close, Impington, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was married to Emily with three sons, aged 29, a Gardener, born Impington, resident 9, St Matthews Court, Cambridge. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Histon & Impington and Cambridge St Matthew's
KNOTT Charles Singleton
Second Lieutenant, "C" Company, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 23rd March 1918. Aged 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs Hammett C. Knott, of 8, Cranmer Rd., Cambridge. Head boy of the Perse School, Cambridge, and Scholar-elect of St. Peter's College, Cambridge. in the 1911 census he was the son of Hemmett Charles and Ada Maude Knott, aged 12, at school, born Cambridge and resident 8 Cranmer Road, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 19 to 21. Also listed on family gravestone in St Giles churchyard. Grave 1A24. See also Perse School, Cambridge St Mary the Great and Cambridge St Giles

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