Stuart Whitehead Kinder (c.1888-1915)

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Stuart Whitehead Kinder

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

KINDER, STUART WHITEHEAD. Sergeant. No 151. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Marsden. Son of Mr and Mrs Samuel Kinder, The Grove, Marsden. Husband of Elsie Kinder, Rough Lee, Marsden. Educated Marsden National School and also attended Huddersfield Technical College. He was then a teacher at Thurnscoe, near Barnsley, for about two months after which he became assistant master at Kirkheaton National School for about 18 months. He then went to Bradford as manager of a coal business for Mr Harrop Moseley, formerly Headmaster at Kirkheaton, but returned to the teaching profession at Slaithwaite National School for twelve months. He then became assistant master at Marsden National School and had been there for six months when the Territorials were mobilised. He was a member of the choir at St. Bartholomew's Church, Marsden. He was a keen footballer and cricketer, being a playing member of Marsden Cricket Club and also a member of the Marsden Liberal Club. Enlisted in the local Territorials in 1908. Was mobilised at the outbreak of the war. Embarked for France in April, 1915. Wounded in the left leg on 26.10.1915. Died of wounds at No 17 Casualty Clearing Station on 27.10.1915, aged 27 years. Buried LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1. Row B. Grave 36a.
His wife received the following letter from the Church of England Chaplain, the Rev. D. Tait-Patterson, who wrote, 'I am sorry to send the sad news of your husband's death. He came here on the 26th with his leg severely shattered. He was in a very weak condition when he wrote to you having lost a considerable amount of blood. We did our best for him, amputating the leg in the hope of saving his life. But he gradually sank until he died last night. I saw a good deal of him and learned to like him. He will be buried this afternoon by the Church of England Chaplain, the Rev. McKea, in a military cemetery one and half miles south of Poperinghe, Belgium. May God strengthen you in the sad loss you have met and may the memory of a brave man , who died with you in his thoughts, cheer the weary hours that await you.'
ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.

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