Monday, 24 February 2014

Aaron Kenworthy 1895-1917

1906 map of Hoyland Common showing Central Street (from Old Maps)
3 April 1895 in Hoyland Common

Baptised at St Mary's, Worsbro' in 1895

Son of:
George Kenworthy b.1862 Birdwell.  

1911: a butcher at 12 Central Street, Hoyland Common
married at St Mary's Worsbro' in Q2 1887 to

Jane Kenworthy (nee Ruddlesden) b.1862 Birdwell

Position in family: The only son in a family of 6 children (one died young)
1. Elsie Kenworthy b.1889

2. Mary Kenworthy b.1891 d.1894
3. Aaron Kenworthy b.1895 WW1 DIED OF WOUNDS
4. May Ruddlesden Kenworthy b.1896
5. Marian Kenworthy b.1899
6. Edna Kenworthy b.1902

Home address, age and occupation:
1901: 8 Central Street, Hoyland Nether aged 5
1911: 12 Central Street, Hoyland Common aged 15 a learning butcher
1916: (on enlistment) 12 Central Street, Hoyland Common aged 20 yrs 8 mos, a butcher

Marriage: Aaron was unmarried

Military Service:

Enlisted: 27 December 1916  at the age of 20 years
Regiment and Battalion:    Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 193rd Company

Service number and rank: 86463  Lance Corporal
[previously Kings Royal Rifle Corps (Yeoman Rifles)  No.77157]
Awards: British War and Victory medals

Personal information:   5' 5.25" tall, 38" chest, 

Death:     18 August 1917 age 21 years
Buried at: Bedford House Cemetery, Belgium
Grave Reference: Enclosure No.2 I F 31

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Son of George and Jane Kenworthy, of 12, Central St, Hoyland Common, Barnsley.

Hoyland, War Memorial, West St & Kirk Balk, Hoyland
Hoyland Nether, St Peters Church, Memorial Panels 

Thanks to DJ for this information.  

There is an entry for Aaron on the Hoyland War Memorial website here which has a picture of his gravestone in Belgium.

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