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Limbery, Kenneth Thomas (1892-1917)

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


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Details: Kenneth Thomas Limbery MC (1892-1917), born 18 April 1892 at Teignmouth, Devon, son of Thomas Limbery and Margaret Limbery of 12, Barnpark, Teignmouth, Devon. Brother of Charles Roy Limbery (1890-1916)


Attended Montpelier preparatory school, Paignton, Devon.


Attended Sherborne School (Harper House) May 1905-July 1910; 6th form; Head of House; Public School Boxing 1909.


Attended St Thomas's Hospital, 1910-1916; passed final exam 1916. M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P.


WW1, Captain, 133 Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC), served the 39th Division. Went to France as a dresser in 4 September 1914; to Russia with an Ambulance in October 1915; to France in March 1916; mentioned twice in despatches.


Awarded the Military Cross for gallantry posthumously.


Killed in action by a shell at Voormezeele on 26 September 1917 during the Third Battle of Ypres while serving with the 134 Field Ambulance as bearer officer in the Forward Area.


133 Field Ambulance War Diary, March 1916-December 1918 (TNA ref. WO 95/2578/2):

19 September 1917, Chippewa Camp (south-east of Reninghelst): ‘Capt. K.T. Limbery R.A.M.C. as bearer officer, 2 Sergts and 72 O.Rs reported to O.C. 134 F.A. this morning for duty in the Forward Area during the coming operations.’

23 September 1917, Chippewa Camp: ‘Capt. K.T. Limbery returned from the Forward Area for one night only.’

27 September 1917, Chippewa Camp: ‘The O.C. 134 F.A. reports that Capt. Limbery, K.T. was killed in action yesterday by a shell.’

29 September 1917, Chippewa Camp: ‘The body of Capt. Limbery was interned at Goderswelte today with that of Capt. Field [Hassell Dyer Field, R.A.M.C.], 134 F.A.’


134 Field Ambulance War Diary, March 1916-December 1918 TNA ref. WO 95/2579/1):

19 September 1917, Brasserie: ‘Preparations for offensive operations well in hand. Regimental bearers arrived. All personnel took up their posts. Capt. Field as O.C. Bearer, Capt. Limbery as Bearer Officer, Capt. Porter as O.C. D.C. Post.’

26 September 1917, Voormezeele: ‘Capt. Field & Capt. Stone were wounded at their posts and Capt. Limbery killed. Our casualties were high.’

29 September 1917: ‘Party attended the funerals of Capt. Field and Corporal Tallon and Capt. Limbery all buried together at Godeswaeslde.’


Buried on 29 September 1917 at Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, France, with Captain Hassell Dyer Field, R.A.M.C., plot I. J. 18,%20KENN...

Personal inscription on headstone: 'O LORD LET LIGHT PERPETUAL SHINE UPON HIM'.


Commemorated at:

Teignmouth War Memorial


St Thomas's Hospital War Memorial


Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Harper House roll of honour. T. Limbery donated £5 towards the Sherborne School War Memorial in memory of his sons, Captains C.R. and K.T. Limbery.

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