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Kitson, Edward Gerard Templeman (1897-1916)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.


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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.


Details: Edward Gerard Templeman Kitson (1897-1916), born 25 March 1897, only son of John Gerard Kitson (Old Shirburnian) and Mary Frances Kitson, of Blackheath, formerly of The Lodge, Beaminster, Dorset.


Attended Beaminster Grammar School, Dorset.


Attended Sherborne School (The Green) September 1909-July 1915; Scholar; House Prefect; Captain of the School gymnasium; member of the Shooting VIII team 1914 (shot at Bisley in the Cadet Pairs in 1914 and for the Eight in 1914); 2nd XV; House Running colours; School Gym colours; Corporal in OTC. Described in the Characters of the VIII in 'The Shirburnian', July 1914 as 'Has been shooting very well on the whole, and has almost if not quite conquered his fault of sandwiching magpies between bulls.' During Michaelmas term 1914, D.G. Eagar and E.G.J. Kitson gave their services in forming concerts for the wounded soldiers at the red cross detachment at Sherborne Castle.


WW1, 2nd Lieutenant in the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Gazetted to 3rd Bn. (Reserve), 14 August 1915; went to France in March 1916 and joined the 6th Entrenching Bn.; attached to 1st Bn., June 1916. Died on 3 September 1916 from wounds received at Guillemont during the Battle of the Somme.


Commemorated at:

Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery, Bray-sur-Somme,%20EDWA...


Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; The Green roll of honour.

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