Born: 30th September 1876, St. Margaret’s, Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Baptised: 3rd December 1876, at St. Margaret’s Church, Lowestoft, Suffolk. Parents: Maria & John Benjamin Howes Kendall, a Harnes Maker, of Lowestoft.

Died: 29th March 1900; age: 23; died of Dysentery at Naauwpoort, Nkangala, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Resident: St. Margaret’s, Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Enlistment Date: 1896; age: 19.


Rank: Bombardier; Service Number: 14847.

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, 7th Division Ammunition Column.




1881   5, St. Peter’s Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk.


Benjamin was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John Benjamin Howes Kendall, 36, a Saddler & Harness Maker – employing 1 man, born Runham, Norfolk.

Maria Kendall (nee Hawes), 30, born Frostenden, Suffolk.

Harriet Maria Kendall, 7, born Lowestoft.

Annie Elizabeth Kendall, 6, born Lowestoft.

Alice Maud Kendall, 3, born Lowestoft.

John Francis Kendall, 1, born Lowestoft.

1 general domestic servant.


1891   96, Bevan Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk.


Benjamin was 14 years old, he was living with his widowed mother, siblings, maternal uncle & aunt.

Maria, 40, Living on own Means.

Alice, 13.

John, 11.

Fanny Eliza Kendall, 9, born Lowestoft.

Robert Hawes, 30, a Plumber, Painter & Glazier, born Wrentham, Suffolk.

Ellen Hawes (nee Beamish), 25, born Southwold, Suffolk.


Benjamin’s father, John Benjamin Howes Kendall died October 1884, at St. Peter’s Street, Lowestoft, a Harness Maker. His mother, Maria Kendall died 1899, Wandsworth, London.


Soldiers’ Effects to John Kendall – brother, Hattie Kendall, Annie Kendall, Alice Kendall and Fanny Kendall – sisters.


The Boer War.

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