KENDALL Harry

Harry KENDALL

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THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Queensbury is shown as Harry Kendall’s place of birth on the UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, the Bradford Pals register also show Queensbury as his place of birth.

Enlisting in Keighley and holding the rank of Drummer (Private) Harry served in the 18th Battalion Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire) Regiment, the 2nd Bradford Pals.

The Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects show that Harry was married to Ada.

It is believed that Harry was the son of Joseph Henry and Sarah Kendall who in 1891 lived at 2 Northern Street, Queensbury.  Harry was born in about 1894, the 1901 census shows the Kendall family living in the Bolton St James parish and in 1911 living at 45 Wordsworth Street, Bradford,

Harry was aged 17 in 1911 and was in occupation as a labourer mechanic, he had 3 brothers.  On 6th February 1915, Harry married Ada Slaigsby at Windhill, Christ Church (Shipley). Ada Kendall died in March 1963.

It is not clear if the above information is correct as Kendall was a common name and searches show a number of Harry Kendall’s living in the Bradford area.  What is known is that Harry Kendall, born Queensbury, was killed in action on 1st July 1916, the opening day of the Somme campaign.

Harry is commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL (Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D).