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MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY WAR MEMORIAL

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KAY

Collin Lowther

Second Lieutenant, North Staffordshire Regiment, attached to 12th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action at Le Transloi, Somme, 12th October 1916. Aged 22. Son of George Shaw Kay and Rose Anna Kay, of 87, Crompton St., Coldhurst, Oldham. Born 30th December 1893 in Oldham. Baptised 29 January 1894 in Oldham, Lancashire, son of George Shaw and Rose Hannah Kay. Educated at Oldham St Mary School admitted 1st April 1901, resident 125 henshaw Street, previously at Evangelist School, left 17th Janaury 1902 when he left the district; Waterloo Secondary School, Oldham. Manchester University: 1912; B.Sc. (2nd Class Honours Geology) 1915; Officer Training Corps, October 1912 to July 1915. Gazetted 12th July 1915. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Oldham, a Pupil Teacher, son of George Shaw and Rose Agnes, resident 86, Egerton Street, Oldham, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C.

Second Lieutenant Collin Lowther Kay IWM (HU 123353)

KEEN

Edward William

Second Lieutenant, Indian Army Reserve of Officers attached 1st Battalion, 6th Gurkha Rifles. Died of malaria at Kut 5th July 1918. Son of Reverend Edward Keen (Congregational Minister) and Hannah Elizabeth, of Walkerfold, Chaigley, Clitheroe. Born 1885 in Wattisfield, Suffolk. Educated at Silcoates School, Wakefield. Manchester University: 1903; Student, Arts. Assistant Manager, Bagracote Tea Estate, India. Enlisted February 1911; Northern Bengal Mounted Rifles. Gazetted 20th June 1917. Will with the India Office. In the 1891 census he was aged 5, born Wattisfield, Suffolk, son of Edward and Hannah Elizabeth Keen, resident Hermitage Place, College Road, Framlingham, Plomesgate, Suffolk. Buried in KUT WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Row H. Grave 15.

KERSHAW

John

Lieutenant, 37th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action at Proyart 12th August 1918. Aged 27. Elder son of Rev. Samuel (Moravian Church) and Sarah Hall Kershaw, of Ockbrook, Derby. Born 1890 at Belfast. Educated at Fulneck Moravian School, Leeds. Manchester University: 1908; Student, Arts. Emigrated to Australia aged 24 years. Farming at Carron Downs, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Enlisted 1915, Australian Force. Gazetted 1917 to Australian Force. Mentioned in Despatches [31 December 1918, page 15228]. Buried in HEATH CEMETERY, HARBONNIERES, Somme, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 14. Australian War Memorial Circular

KERSHAW

Samuel Ryder

Second Lieutenant, 7th Battalion (Territorial), Lancashire Fusiliers attached to 1st/1st Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action at Tilloyles-Moufflains, 11th May 1917. Aged 32. Son of James and Eliza Kershaw, of Holly House, Bury Old Rd., Manchester. Born 1884 in Manchester. Baptised 20th November 1884 in Cheetham, St Mark, Lancashire, son of James and Eliza Kershaw. Educated at Cheltenham College; Officer Training Corps, 26th November 1915 to 22nd February 1916. Gazetted October 1916. In the 1901 census he was aged 16, born Lancashire, a Pupil, boarding at Bletose Rectory, Bletsoe, Bedford, Bedfordshire. Buried in TILLOY BRITISH CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 20.

Extract from 'de Ruvigny's ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-18', Part Four, page 98:

KERSHAW, SAMUEL RYDER, 2nd Lieut., 7th (Territorial) Battn. The Lancashire Fusiliers, 4th s. of the late James Kershaw, Solicitor ; b. Manchester, 30 Sept. 1884 ; educ. Bilton Grange, near Rugby, and Cheltenham College ; enlisted in the 6th Battn. The Manchester Regt. in Nov. 1915 ; obtained a commission in the Lancashire Fusiliers 5 Aug. 1916 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action at Tilloy, near Arras, 11 May, 1917. Buried in Tilloy Cemetery; unm.

KEW

George Richard

Captain, 8th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment). Died of wounds at Le Proele 8th November 1917. Aged 22. Son of George and Ada Kew, of Cheetham, Manchester. Born 1890 in Cheetham Hill. Educated at Manchester University: 1914; Student, Chemistry; Officer Training Corps, November 1914 to April 1915. Employed by Levinstein & Co., Chemical Manufacturers. Gazetted 1915; 8th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment; Captain (Commandant of 75th Infantry Brigade School of Instruction). Previously wounded. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 1.

KILLICK

John Raymond

Lance Corporal 8035, "C" Company, 19th (County of London) Battalion (St. Pancras), London Regiment formerly 6207, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) formerly Trooper, Calcutta Light Horse. Died of wounds 3rd October 1916. Aged 26. Son of Thomas William and Euphemia Margaret Killick, of Southfield, Bowdon, Cheshire. Born 2nd Janaury 1899 at Altrincham, Cheshire. Baptised 1st March 1890 in Altrincham, St John, Cheshire, son of Thomas William and Euphemia Margaret Killick. Resident Bowden, Cheshire. Educated at Dunchurch Hall; Repton School. Manchester University: 1907; B.Sc. (2nd Class Honours Engineering) 1911. Employed by Burns & Co., Engineers, Calcutta. Enlisted 1915 in Calcutta Light Horse, then enlisted 1916 in Manchester. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Somme, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 11.

Extract from 'de Ruvigny's ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-18', Part Three, page 165:

KILLICK, JOHN RAYMOND, L.-Corpl., No. 8035, 19th Battn. (St. Pancras) The London Regt. (T.F.), 4th s. of Thomas William Killick, of Southfield, Bowdon, and Manchester, J.P., by his wife, Euphemia Margaret, dau. of John Myrtle, of Dunham Massey ; b. Altrincham, co. Chester, 2 Jan. 1899 ; educ. Dunchurch Hall, near Rugby; Repton School, and Manchester University, where he graduated B.Sc. with Honours in 1910 ; went to India in 1912, where he was employed as an assistant with Messrs. Burn & Co., Engineers, Calcutta ; joined the Calcutta Light Horse in 1913 ; returned to England, and joined the 19th Battn. The London Regt. in 1916 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and died 3 Oct. 1916, from wounds received in action on the Somme. Buried near Albert; unm.

KING

Samuel Perston

Lieutenant, Lincolnshire Yeomanry. Died 13th October 1917. Son of Reverend S. King, of Ockbrook, Derby. Born 1875 at Ayr. Educated at Moravian School, Fulneck, Leeds. Manchester University: 1892; Student, Arts. Bank Clerk, Bradford; Business in Sydney, Australia and in England. Enlisted September 1914. Gazetted to Lincoln Yeomanry. Wounded. Buried in BANBURY CEMETERY, Oxfordshire. Grave 7691.

KINGSLEY

Eric Reinold

Lieutenant, 12th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds near Mametz Wood 7th July 1916. Son of A. Kingsley, 28 Shakespeare Road, Bedford. Born 1890 in Leytonstone. Educated at Bedford School; Officer Training Corps, 1911 to 1912. Employed in the Timber and Paper Business. Gazetted November 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.

KIPPAX

James

Sergeant 97929, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died at Burnley from congestion of lungs contracted on the voyage home 8th March 1919. Aged 29. Son of Mrs. Kippax, of 13, Powell St., Burnley; husband of Mary Kippax, of 46, Everard Rd., Southport. Born 1891 in Burnley. Educated at Burnley Grammar School. Manchester University: 1909; B.Sc. 1912; Teacher's Diploma Master at Burnley Grammar School and Birmingham Secondary School. Enlisted 3rd November 1915. Cremated at, and commemorated in, BURNLEY CEMETERY, Lancashire. Screen Wall. 4779.

KIRK, MC

John Thomas

Second Lieutenant, 15th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action at Monchy 28th March 1918. Aged 21. Son of William Watson and Sarah Alice Kirk, of 100, Alkincoats Rd., Colne, Lancs. Born 1896 at Colne. Educated at Colne Secondary School. Manchester University: 1914; Student, Textile Industries; Officer Training Corps, November 1915 to February 1916. Employed as a Clerk. Enlisted 12th February 1916 in 4th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Gazetted October 1916. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Colne, Lancashire, son of William Watson and Sarah Alice Kirk, resident 301, Burnley Road, Colne, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Colne, Lancashire, a Clerk at a Weaving Mill, son of William Watson and Sarah Alice Kirk, resident 301, Burnley Road, Colne, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.

KNOTT

Ernest

Captain, 6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action at St. Quentin 22nd March 1918. Son of Albert Whitworth and Mary Knott, of Post Office, Miles Platting. Born in Miles Platting. Educated at Nelson Municipal School, Miles Platting; Officer Training Corps, November 1915 to December 1915. Shipping Clerk. Gazetted 1916. Previously wounded. In the 1891 census he was aged 1, born Manchester, son of Albert W and Mary Knott, resident Oldham Road, Newton, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Manchester, at school, son of Albert W and Mary Knott, resident Oldham Road, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Manchester, a Clerk, son of Albert Whitworth and Mary Knott, resident 2, Oldham Road, Miles Platting, North Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 64 to 67.

KNOTT

Frederick Vernon

[Listed as Cheshire Regiment on memorial and University records] Lieutenant, 19th Division Cyclist Battalion, Army Cyclist Corps. Killed in action at Laventie, near La Bassee 21st March 1916. Aged 22. Son of William Frederick and Elizabeth Knott, of 250, Audenshaw Rd., Audenshaw, Manchester. A graduate of Manchester University, M.Sc. Born 22nd June 1893 in Audenshaw. Educated at Audenshaw British School; Ashton-under-Lyne Secondary School, admitted 3rd September 1905, left 31st July 1910; Hobson's Junior and Senior Scholarships. Manchester University: 1910; M.Sc. 1914; Officer Training Corps, 14th October 1910 to 30th September 1913. Gazetted August 1914. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Audenshaw, a student, resident 232, Audenshaw Road, Audenshaw, Lancashire. , Buried in PONT-DU-HEM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 8.

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