Rank: Private 19149
Regiment: 2nd Bn., Devonshire Regiment
Died: died 1 July 1916 Age 29
Newton Poppleford War Memorial
Other Memorial: Serre Road Cemetery No. 2 [Google]
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Not surprisingly, Kingsley kept quiet about his middle name when he enlisted in Exeter in 1914. He was 28 years old and was employed as “jobbing sawyer” for a carpenter, and lived in Stoneyford.
He was married to Mary Louisa and they had one child called Mildred. His parents Edward and Hannah lived at 16 Yonder Street, Ottery St Mary. His father, who came from Limerick, had been a regular soldier and was by this time an Army pensioner.
Kingsley had been born in Norton, Worcestershire. The explanation for his unusual middle name is that his father was an Army musician. Kingsley was the fourth of seven surviving children (three died in infancy). He enlisted in Devonshire Regiment 2nd Battalion and was not promoted beyond Private He was killed in action in France, at the beginning of the battle of the Somme, on 1st July 1916 aged 30. He is buried in Serre Road Cemetery No. 2, on the Somme in France.
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On behalf of your great nephew, Bill, we say to you thank you for your courage! Sleep well, Kingsley - still safe in God's arms.
God bless you great granddad. Sleep with the angels xxx
you are my great great grandfather. My dad, was born in your house. My 8 yr daughter has granny codys middle name.
Remembering you today and always. Courageous man. Rip & thank you x