Kidd, James Henry

Poppy on a wooden cross

Age: 19
Date of birth: c1898

Parents: John and Ellen Kidd
Address: 18 Stand Street


James Henry Kidd was born on 8th June 1898. His parents were John Robert Kidd and Ellen (nee Penn). They had five other children – John, Edey, Florence, Louisa and Elizabeth. They lived at 2 Crompton Row, Warwick, and later moved nearby to 18 Stand Street, where in the 1911 census they were recorded as a family of 5: John and Ellen, James (13), Louisa (11) and Elizabeth (9).

They were members of the Wesleyan Chapel in Barrack Street.

Warwick Advertiser 12th May 1917
Warwick Advertiser 12th May 1917
This notice appeared in the Warwick Advertiser In Memoriam section a year later.

Warwick Advertiser 27th April 1918

Military Service

Rank & Number: Private, 33939
Regiment/Service: 17th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps
Date of death: Friday, April 27, 1917
Cause of death/Battle: Died of wounds
Commemorated/Buried: Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais
Awards: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: St Pauls Church, Westgate School


  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group
  • Warwick Advertiser excerpt courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office
  • Our thanks to Richard Ratcliffe, archivist for the Warwick Wesleyans

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