Willie Kenyon (1890-1917)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
Willie Kenyon

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

KENYON, WILLIE. Private. No 24363. 2/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born South Street, Huddersfield, 2.12.1890. Son of Mr and Mrs J. B. Taylor, 8 Marsh Terrace, Marsh. Educated Portland Street Church School. Employed as a cloth finisher by Messrs Jennens, Welch and Company, of Springwood Street, Huddersfield. Husband of Elsie Kenyon, 21 Bankfield Road, off Manchester Road, Huddersfield. Attended Holy Trinity Church and was a member of the choir for eight years. Enlisted 2.12.1915. Was killed by a sniper whilst acting as battalion runner somewhere in the lines near Cambrai on 27.11.1917, aged 26 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Holy Trinity Church, Huddersfield.

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission