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Kidner, Frederick Elworthy (1888-1915)

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: Frederick Elworthy Kidner (1888-1915), born 16 June 1888 at Nynehead, younger son of John Kidner and Emily Kidner of Dodhill House, Taunton, Somerset.


Attended Mary Street House School, Taunton, Somerset.


Attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) September 1901-July 1906; Scholar; 6th form; Prefect. Took part in the 1905 Sherborne Pageant


Attended Worcester College, Oxford (exhibitioner) 1908-1911.


Business in Russia: joined his Uncle's agricultural machinery business, R & T. Elworthy Co. Ltd. at Elizabethgrad (Kirovograd in the Ukraine).


WW1, Corporal in the London Regiment. Came home from Russia and joined 16th Bn. (Queen's Westminster Rifles); landed in France on 26 January 1915. Died on 20 February 1915 at Armentieres having been shot in the stomach by a German sniper on the afternoon of 19 February 1915.


Buried at Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, IX. B. 77.


Commemorated at:

Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, IX. B. 77,%20FRED...


Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Abbey House roll of honour. Mrs Kidner donated £3 towards the Sherborne School War Memorial in memory of her son, F.E. Kidner.

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