Kendall/Kindall, W J W
WILLIAM JAMES WALTON KENDALL
Remembered with honour Hermies Hill British Cemetery: Plot III, Row B, Grave 27.
He enlisted in Manchester; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 13 August 1914, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, William’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There are articles about William in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 6 February 1915, 5 October 1918 and 2 November 1918 which includes a Death announcement; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 27 September 1919.
Son of William Joseph and the late Elizabeth Jane (nee ANKRETT) KENDALL of Ardwick, Manchester; husband of Margaret Jane (nee GORDINE) KENDALL of Watford.
His parents married 6 May 1885 at Sts Peter and Paul, Aston, Warks. Elizabeth died 1895 in the Manchester district aged 28. William remarried 1898 in the Stockport, Lancs, district to Agnes Emma WALKER, and died 1931 in the Manchester South district aged 69; Agnes died 1937 in the Manchester North district aged 69.
William was born 1887 in Portsmouth, Hants, and married 11 November 1911 at St Philip’s, Dalston, London; they had three children. He was a Police Constable and Reservist. Margaret never remarried, and died 21 December 1961 in Watford aged 83.
On the 1891 Census, aged 3 he lived in Barton-upon-Irwell, Lancs, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1901 Census, a railway carter’s nipper aged 13, he lived in South Manchester, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a Police Constable aged 23, he was a boarder in Watford.
UnitNo. 3 Company, 3rd Battalion
Date of death25/09/1918
Age at death31
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)