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Bretherton, Kenneth James Scott (1919-1942)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.


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


Details: Kenneth James Scott Bretherton (1919-1942), born 23 October 1919, son of Percival James Bretherton, M.C., and Dorothy Marie Bretherton, of 185 Tuffley Avenue, Gloucester.


Attended St Peter's School, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.


Attended Sherborne School (Abbeylands) September 1933-December 1936; 6th form; 2nd XV rugby football (1936); Lance-Corporal in OTC.


Chartered accountancy.


WW2, Captain, 11TH Inf. Bde. Sigs., Royal Corps of Signals. Killed in action at Medjez-el-Bab on 26 November 1942, aged 23.


Commemorated at:

Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia, 6. D. 1. Inscription on his headstone: ‘DULCE ET DECORUM EST PRO PATRIA MORI’,%2...


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


Obituary in 'The Shirburnian', December 1944: 'Kenneth Bretherton, who was killed in action in 1942, while serving in the Royal Corps of Signals, was the elder son of Mr and Mrs P.J. Bretherton, of Tuffley Avenue, Gloucester. He was at Abbeylands from 1933 to 1936. Kenneth was a very keen and active member of his House, and his cheerfulness and gaiety made him many friends. He was a competent and efficient officer and it was while carrying out a special task that he was killed.'

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