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J/7487   Able Seaman Thomas Kidd
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Dated added: 10/10/2016   Last updated: 09/06/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: HMS Ajax, Royal Navy (British Navy)
Date Of Birth: 21/02/1894
Died: 24/10/1918 (Died of Illness)
Age: 24
Thomas Kidd was the youngest son of William John and Mary Jane Kidd. He was born on 21st February 1894 in the Bellaghy area. He was one 13 children. His father was an Army Pensioner, from the Royal Artillery. Thomas Kidd enlisted with the Royal Navy in 1910. In 1913, he was transferred to HMS Ajax, which had just been completed. He served on HMS Ajax (for all but three weeks) until his death on 24th October 1918. He died of influenza complicated by pneumonia.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Dunfermline Cemetery
  Dunfermline, Fifeshire, 30
Grave Ref: Grave ED-2583
CWGC Casualty 2753203
The 1914-1918 burials are in a special war graves plot and the Cross of Sacrifice is on a centrally situated raised mound to the north-east. There are now over 100, 1914-1918 and over 40, 1939-1945 War casualties commemorated in this site. In addition there are 2 unidentified 1914-1918 burials.
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1 1901 census lists Kidd family 1901 census lists Thomas as age 7, living with the family at house 1 in Toome, Antrim
2 1911 census lists Kidd family 1911 census does not list Thomas as living with the family at house 6 in Toome, Antrim
3 IWM Website Details of Able Seaman Thomas Kidd
4 National Archives UK Naval Medal card can be purchased here
5 Scottish War Graves Project Photo of Able Seaman Thomas Kidd's grave
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Able Seaman Thomas Kidd's grave can be purchased here
7 Wikipedia HMS Ajax (1912)
8 Will calendars Details of Thomas Kidd's grandfather's will
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023