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Birmingham: Herbert Mowle Kendal
2nd March @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The curious case of Mr. Herbert Mowle Kendal
A presentation by Paul Handford MBE.
This talk, snowed off from last year, is about a Mr Kendal, a civilian volunteer ambulance driver who was killed in Action in May 1918 whilst driving his ambulance in support of the French Army. Paul discovered his death was not recorded or indeed recognised by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Thereby commenced a five year journey of research, which included translating French War Diaries, examining records contained at the International Red Cross (Geneva) and other research material. His findings were submitted to the CWGC for scrutiny and accepted. Mr. Kendal will now be the first ever civilian casualty to be commemorated on a CWGC War Memorial.
Do please note that this meeting is not on the usual Wednesday evening but a Saturday afternoon