Born: 1890, Chelmondiston, Suffolk.

Died: 15th April 1918; age 28; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Westminster, Middlesex.

Date of Entry Therein: 27th July 1915 – France.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 14073

Regiment: Norfolk Regiment, 9th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 34 to 35 & 162A.

Tyne Cot Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of the late Alfred Kidd; Husband of Ellen Kate Kidd, of Camden Cottages, Bell’s Yew Gleen, Frant, Sussex.




1891   Shotley Road, Chelmondiston, Suffolk.

Walter was a year old and living with his parents & siblings.

Alfred Walter Kidd, 36, a Market Gardener, born London.

Mary Ann Kidd (nee Starr), 39, born Steele Monden, Cambridgeshire.

Frederick Thomas Kidd, 8, born Chelmondiston, Suffolk.

Ernest Edward Kidd, 6, born Chelmondiston.

Jane Amelia Kidd, 4, born Chelmondiston.

Alice Maud Kidd, 3, born Chelmondiston.

Albert Arthur Kidd, 4 months, born Chelmondiston.

1 Nurse.


1901   201, Bramford Road, Ipswich.

Walter was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Alfred, 46, a Gardener – Domestic.

Mary, 49.

Frederick, 18, a Sail Maker.

Jane, 14, a General Domestic Servant.

Alice, 13.

Albert Kidd, 9.


1911   59, Brook Street, St. George Hanover Square.

Walter was 21 years old, a Footman and 1 of 9 servants to 42 year old, Louis Flinchman, a Stockbroker, born Germany.


On the 22nd April 1917, at St. Luke’s Church, West Kilburn, London, 26 year old, Walter a Sergeant of the 8th Battalion of the Norfolk Regiment, married 28 year old, Ellen Kate James, born September 1888, Britford, Wiltshire – daughter of Charles James, a traction engine driver and Winifred James (nee Brewer), of North End, Broughton, Hampshire. Walter and Ellen both oth of 116, Saltram Crescent, Kilburn. Witnesses: Frances Kate Kidd & Ernest Edmund Kidd.


Soldiers’ Effects to Ellen K. Kidd – widow.


Probate to Ellen Chapman (wife of Frederick Chapman) – widow, of Codford St. Mary’s, Wiltshire.


Norfolk Regiment, 9th Battalion:

One Comment

  • Very interesting. Ellen Kate James is a distant cousin. However, you do have an erroe, the marriage was actually on 22nd April 1917.


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