Rank: Private
Number: 62469
Unit: 1/6th Battalion Cheshire Regiment
Date of Death: 20 September 1917
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium

Little is known about Albert Kenyon, except that he lived in Cheadle Hulme. He was born in Manchester and enlisted there, perhaps suggesting he worked in the city.

Albert's service number is not one normally associated with the Territorial Battalion. Prior to the beginning of 1917, these soldiers had four-digit numbers and, afterwards, six-digits. However, after January 1917, a soldier transferring from another Battalion would retain his number.

It's reasonable to assume, therefore, that Albert had recently transferred from one of the regiment's "Service Battalions". His number is quite high again suggesting that he might have been a fairly recent recruit to the Army. He was killed in the attack described here.

(NB: This soldier originally researched by John Hartley for the Cheadle & Gatley War memorials website.)

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