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WWI obituary notice 1916: Kenneth Restall > U.K.
Posted by: raimonde berreie (ID *****7763) Date: November 05, 2011 at 16:21:23
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From "The Times" newspaper, Friday, October 6, 1916, page 4 listed under "list of casualties"

"Second Lieutenant Kenneth Restall, who was killed on September 26, was the eldest son of Mr. Walter T. Restall (Exchequer and Audit Department) and Mrs. Restall, of Rothesay, 14, Parkside, Hampton Wick. He was educated at Kingston-on-Thames Grammar School, the City and Guilds of London Technical Institute, Finsbury, and at the Royal School of Mines, South Kensington, where he was a student and a member of the London University O.T.C., when war broke out. He enlisted in the Bucks Hussars in November, 1914, and, in the same month, received his commission in the Middlesex Regiment. He had served continuously with his regiment at the front since July, 1915. His commanding officer writes:- "I looked upon him as a very high-souled young man: straight as a die, gallant as God made any man, and a very keen and efficient officer. Always willing, always ready for any work--pleasant or unpleasant--very capable and clever, he was full of promise as a gentleman and an officer.... He had already done well on one occasion--a raid in June--and I was hoping to recommend his name for the general's notice after this action, as I felt absolutely assured he would have given me occasion to do, had he not been killed almost at the outset of the action. He was acting as adjutant to me at the time."

(*I am not related...just want share information I found in very old bound newspaper that is withering away)


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