Pte. A. Kendrew



UNIT: 4th Yorkshire Regiment

NUMBER: 1730

STATUS: Killed in Action

DATE OF DEATH: 17th August 1915

CEMETERY OR MEMORIAL: Chapelle d'Armentieres Old Military Cemetery, France

AGE: 19


Allan Kendrew was born in Brompton and was one of 12 children raised by their mother and father, Sarah Jane and Thomas. They lived at High End, Brompton, close to what was the Masons Arms pub, near the Methodist Church. Allan worked at one of the linen mills in Brompton, before sailing to France with the 4th Yorkshires in April 1915.

On 16th August the 4th Yorkshires relieved the 5th Durham Light Infantry in Trenches 71, 72 and 73 in the British Front line near Armentieres. On the following day, nineteen year old Pte. Kendrew was working as a Medical Orderly when he was killed, presumably by a German sniper, as he stole a look over the trench parapet.