Robert Kendall

Robert Kendall


Robert Kendall was born December 14, 1891 at Bishopton. Robert was the son of William Kendall from Norfolk and Mary J Milligan from Belfast.

He married Cicely Mary Goundry December 12, 1914 at Aycliffe. Cicely was the sister of Henry Goundry, whose name is on the War Memorial. He had 2 daughters, Gertrude Mary, born 1915 and Constance Ruby, born 1920 and a son, John Robert Alan Kendall born 1929.

Robert attested August 7, 1915 at Bishop Auckland. He was 23 years 8 months old. He was living at Heighington Street, Aycliffe. Robert was a miner. He had a daughter, Gertrude Mary, born May 27, 1915 at Sedgefield. Robert was 5' 1/2" and weighed 106 lbs.

Robert joined the 19th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, Private 1541. He was posted October 30, 1915 and was sent to France April 21, 1916. By January 28, 1916 Robert was promoted to Lance Corporal and then Corporal July 22, 1916. By this time he had been transferred to the 2/7th Manchesters with new number 77785.

Robert received a gunshot wound in his left thigh October 20, 1916 and then 4 days later a gunshot wound in his left loin and back and was sent back to England. He was discharged from hospital December 13, 1916.

June 2, 1917 Robert embarks at Folkestone. December 12, 1917 he was transferred to the Tank Corps. September 7, 1918 Robert was wounded in action, and a week later he received gunshot wounds to his left hand and thigh. By October 21 1918 he is at the Tanks Corps Depot at Wareham and posted to the 19th Battalion Tank Corps November 2, 1918.

Robert received his Protection Certificate December 19, 1918.

Robert Kendall is the grandfather of Mrs Hodge of Darlington.

Robert Kendall stood back left

Robert Kendall stood back left

Robert Kendall WW1 front 2nd left

Robert Kendall, front, 2nd left