KIDDY, Frederick

No.405560, Private, Frederick KIDDY
Aged 26

9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
formerly 4459, Suffolk Regiment
Killed in Action on Saturday, 14th October 1916

Frederick Kiddy was born in 1889 in Haverhill (Haverhill Q1-1891 4A:691) son of Harry and Fanny KIDDY (née BIGMORE).
His father's first wife Kate (née HARDY, mother of Charles, died in Q1-1884 aged 21 and his father then married Fanny BIGMORE.(Risbridge Q4-1886 4A:1055) (but in 1891 according to 1911 census)

1891 census...Aged 4 months, he was at Moon Hall Cottages, Bumpstead Road, Haverhill with his father Harry KIDDY [29] farm labourer born Helions Bumpstead; his stepmother Fanny [24] born Kedington; half brother Charles [8] born Haverhill.

1901 census...Aged 10, he was at 3 Bumpstead Road, Haverhill with his father; stepmother; half brother Charles (a hair weaver); brother David [1] born Haverhill; sister Maude [2] born Sturmer.

1911 census...Aged 20, a farm labourer, he was at France Cottages, Sturmer with his father; stepmother; half brother Charles (a hair cloth weaver), brother David; sisters Maud, Daisy [8] and May[4] both born in Sturmer.

His half brother Charles was killed serving in Palestine in the Suffolk Regiment in 1917 see here

Frederick enlisted in Haverhill.
The 9th Suffolk were in support for 6th Division's operations at Transloy, just been relieved in the front line by the 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Only Frederick was killed that day.

Frederick Kiddy is commemorated on the Thiepval memorial, pier and face 1C/2A
and also commemorated in Sturmer

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