Kennett, Percy William


War Service:
Lance Corporal Percy William Kennett, 28th (County of London) Battalion (Artists Rifles) London Regiment, was killed in action on the 30th October 1917 aged 20. He enlisted in November 1915 and arrived in France on the 5th March 1916. He was involved in the fighting at Passchendaele in 1917, and on the 30th October of that year he was reported as “Missing”, presumed to have been killed in action or to have died of wounds. His body was later found and was buried in March 1918. The grave, however, has since been lost.

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

Location of Memorial:

He is remembered on the memorials at St Andrew's Church, Catford

He was the son of William and Florence Kennett of 126 Wellmeadow Road, Catford. He was educated at St. Dunstan’s College, Catford where he joined the Officer Training Corps. His father was an accountant, and prior to the war Percy was on the staff at the Standard Bank of South Africa.


Contributed By: Kevin Loughnane

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