Arthur KIDD

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KIDD, Arthur

Service Number: 1141
Enlisted: 25 September 1914, Enlisted at Helena Vale, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, 1895
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm Hand
Died: Killed in action, France, 30 May 1916
Cemetery: Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Bethune, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Plot 1, Row H, Grave 20 Rev. W. K. Douglas officiated
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

25 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, Enlisted at Helena Vale, WA
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 1141, 11th Infantry Battalion
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 1141, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1141, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Severe gunshot wound to the left forearm and evacuated to England on board HS Delta

Arthur Kidd

He was a younger brother of my grandmother, Mary Haynes (nee Kidd) 1888-1986. Their father John Kidd was a farmer at Bradley le Moors, Staffordshire. John Kidd died in 1924 and is buried along with his wife Elizabeth Anne, who died in 1915, in the churchyard at Bradley le Moors. Arthur and the rest of the Kidd children were born there and went to school in nearby Cheadle.

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John and Elizabeth Ann Kidd of Bradley-le-Moors, Alton, Stoke-on-Trent, England

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 21 and the son of John Kidd, of Bradley-le-Moors, Alton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire,England, and the late Elizabeth Ann Kidd.

He is remembered on the Alton War Memorial located on the east side of the High Street on the external corner of the churchyard extension. It takes the form of a canopied Calvary cross mounted on an octagonal column set on a two-stepped base. The whole memorial is set into the churchyard wall and reached by a flight of steps. There are 27 names for World War 1 and 7 for World War 2. There is a further Roll of Honour in the church.

GIVE THANKS TO GOD
AND KEEP EVER IN MIND THE LOYAL SELF SACRIFICE
OF THE MEN OF ALTON WHO OFFERED THEIR LIVES
IN DEFENCE OF RIGHT IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

GRANT US THY PEACE LORD

Births Jun 1895   Kidd Arthur Uttoxeter 6b 377
[Uttoxeter spans the boundaries of the counties of Staffordshire and Derbyshire]

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