Barkworth MC, Kenneth Arthur Wilson

BORN MELTON, 13/2/1885. SON OF ARTHUR BROMBY WILSON & EMILY BARKWORTH – 1911 CENSUS. CAMBRIDGE GRADUATE. WON THE MILITARY CROSS.
Captain Kenneth Arthur Wilson-Barkworth served in the 4th East Yorkshire Regiment. Kenneth was born in Melton on the 12th February 1885 and died on the 25th October 1917 in Flanders. Kenneth was christened on the 5th April 1885 at ST Helens Church, Welton. In 1891 he lived at the Elms, Kirk Ella. In 1895 Kenneth lodged at St Andrews School,
The Meads, Eastbourne and in 1899 moved to Winchester College. He then moved again to Jesus College, Jesus Lane, Cambridge University where he stayed between 1902 and 1906.
In 1907 Kenneth Was elected at the Guildhall, Hull and made a freeman and citizen of the city of Kingston Upon Hull after which in 1911 he became a Solicitor. In 1914 Kenneth was commissioned as Lieutenant and in 1916 was awarded the Military Cross “for his conspicious gallantry inaction”. On the 25th October 1917 Kenneth was killed whilst reconnoitering route to the front line. He is commemorated on the Tyn Cot Memorial, Belgium.
During a storm in October 1917, this huge elm tree was brought down within the grounds of ‘The Elms’, Church Lane, Kirk Ella the home of Arthur Wilson-Barkworth and his wife Emily. The following day they received the news that their only son Capt. Kenneth Arthur Wilson-Barkworth, aged 32 and serving with the East Yorkshire Regiment, had lost his life in France. As requested by his father the tree remained where it fell until the estate was sold in 1932.
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First name:
KENNETH ARTHUR WILSON
Rank:
Captain
Date Died
25/10/1917
Place died:
Tyn Cot Memorial, Belgium
Age:
32
THE ELMS, KIRK ELLA, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK