Kilvington, John William (Jack)

BORN HULL 1897. FULL NAME: JOHN WILLIAM KILVINGTON. SON OF MR ROBERT CLARENCE KILVINGTON (1866-1953) & ELIZABETH DEWBERRY (1870-1931) OF 12 BRIDLINGTON STREET, HULL (CWGC ADDRESS). A FORMER OFFICE BOY AND LABOURER. HE HAD ONE BROTHER AND FOUR SISTERS. HIS ARMY RECORDS DESCRIBE HIM AS A SINGLE MAN, 5 FOOT, 6 INCHES TALL, 104 LBS WEIGHT, 34- 36.5 INCH CHEST, GREY EYES, BROWN HAIR, WESLEYAN RELIGION, OF “VERY GOOD” CHARACTER.

ENLISTED IN HULL ON 07/09/1914. POSTED TO FRANCE, ON 27/07/1915. WHILE FETCHING WATER FROM A WELL HE WAS WOUNDED BY GUNSHOT IN THE LEFT LEG AND FIBIA ON 28/12/1915. RETURNED TO ENGLAND ON 21/01/1916. DISCHARGED AS UNFIT ON 27/12/1916, AFTER 321 DAYS IN HOSPITAL. HIS LEG WAS SHORTENED BY TWO INCHES. HE DIED ON 15/07/1917, AGED 20.

HIS NAME IS LISTED ON ST MARY’S CHURCH MEMORIAL, SCULCOATES LANE, HULL AND  ON HULL’S BRIDLINGTON STREET ROLL OF HONOUR. HE IS BURIED AT HULL NORTHERN CEMETERY.


First name:
JACK
Military Number:
7353
Rank:
Private
Date Died
15/07/1917
Place died:
Hull Northern Cemetery, Chanterlands Avenue, East Yorkshire, UK
Age:
20
12 , BRIDLINGTON STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK