Robert James Kidd

9592, Private Robert James Kidd, age 24
3rd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
Died 09 December 1915

Robert was born in Trimley in April 1891.  His father John worked in a laundry and his mother Emma was a housewife.  He had a large family, he had an older brother and sister, 3 younger brothers and 4 younger sisters.  During the war his family lived at 45 King Street.

He joined the York and Lancaster Regiment aged 18 in 1909.  He died from a disease in Monkwearmouth Hospital on 9th December 1915.  He is buried at Mere Knolls Cemetery in Sunderland.

He is the paternal cousin of the Smith brothers, also named on the memorial

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York and Lancaster Regiment