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  • Photo published in the Hucknall Dispatch dated 25th November 1915, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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Hucknall
Arthur was born in 1890 and was the son of William a coal miner and Eliza Kendall née Hale who lived at Brickyard Road, Butlers Hill, Hucknall. His father William was born in Litchfield, Staffordshire in 1861 and his mother Eliza Hale was born in 1862 in Dudley, Staffordshire , they were married in 1881 , their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration District. They had a very large family of 12 children , however sadly two were to die in infancy or childhood prior to 1911. In the census between 1891 and 1911 the following children are show : - John 1882, Emily 1883, William b1884, Arthur b1890, Elizabeth b1892, Annie b1894, Edward b1897, George b1899, Thomas b1902 and Martha b1905. John was born in Cinderhill whilst the rest of the children were born in Hucknall. In the 1911 census the family are living at 12 Brickyard Road, Butlers Hill, Hucknall and are shown as Elizzie 49 yrs widow , head of the family , she is living with 5 of her children , Arthur 21 yrs a stone miner in a coal pit, Edward 14 yrs a door trapper in coal mine, George 12 yrs a scholar , Thomas 9 yrs and Martha 6 yrs. Arthur Married his wife Minnie Cross in 1912, their marriage is recorded in the Nottingham registration district.
01 Nov 1915
25
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Private
Gloucestershire Regiment
On 1st November 1915 Pte. Arthur Kendall, 7th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, was killed by shellfire at Gallipoli. He had enlisted with his younger brother, Edward, on 4th May 1915, at Hucknall. The brothers were amongst a party of 95 reinforcements for 7th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment on the Gallipoli Peninsula, who arrived in the line on 26th September 1915. Arthur Kendal was buried in Azmak Cemetery, Suvla. His brother, Edward Kendall survived the Gallipoli campaign and later served in Mesopotamia and India prior to his discharge in April 1919
An article in the ‘Hucknall Dispatch’, dated 25th February 1915. “Commandeered the Food. “A Hucknall dairyman named Charles Elvidge, whose business premises are in Clumber street, will have cause to have remember February 20th [1915] on account of the loss of his next day’s dinner and sundry other things which happened. He left a basket containing 3lbs of meat and other goods to the value of 5s. in his cart, and at the Nottingham Shire Hall on Wednesday [24th February 1915], Arthur Kendall, a Hucknall miner, admitted stealing them. The magistrates imposed a fine of £1 with a month’s imprisonment in default. “Kendall said he was not drunk at the time, but had had some drink.” An article from the 'Hucknall Dispatch', dated 25th November 1915. "...Private Arthur Kendall of the Gloucestershire Regiment, concerning whom the sad news has been received that he has been killed in the Dardanelles. He is 26 years of age and his wife and family reside at 42 Brickyard road. The news of his death came to hand on Sunday morning [21st November 1915] from his brother Edward, who is also in the Gloucestershire Regiment, in a letter addressed to his sister, Mrs. Askey of 9, Clarence street, Hucknall. He had the horror of seeing his brother struck with [a] shell on November 1st, and in ten minutes he was a corpse. Mrs. Arthur Kendall belongs to a well-known Bulwell family named Cross, who reside at 10, Hazel street." All information and newspaper articles are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages , Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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  • Photo published in the Hucknall Dispatch dated 25th November 1915, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Arthur Kendall - Photo published in the Hucknall Dispatch dated 25th November 1915, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
  • Commonwealth war commission headstone marking the grave of Arthur Kendall at Azmak Cemetery, Sulva , Gallipoli reference II E 11 and courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Arthur Kendall - Commonwealth war commission headstone marking the grave of Arthur Kendall at Azmak Cemetery, Sulva , Gallipoli reference II E 11 and courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
  • Photo of Edward Kendall brother of Arthur 
Courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War 1914-1918
    Edward Kendall - Photo of Edward Kendall brother of Arthur Courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War 1914-1918