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Stanley Kenworthy - 17th Bn Manchester regiment
« on: September 19, 2009, 10:55:28 AM »

In Memory of

17th Bn., Manchester Regiment
who died age 32
on 01 July 1916
Son of John Dalziel Kenworthy, of Seacroft, St. Bees, Cumberland; husband of Dinah T. Kenworthy.

Remembered with honour

Killed in Action on the Somme 1916, aged 32

From the 'Whitehaven News' July 1916:


"The death of Captain Stanley Kenworthy, the elder son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Kenworthy, of Sea Croft, St. Bees, who was killed in action on July 1st, the first day of the British advance in France, was telegraphed to Mr. Kenworthy on Friday. After the outbreak of war Captain Kenworthy was one of the first to offer his services, and having been accepted, he was shortly afterwards gazetted as second lieutenant in the 17th City Battalion, Manchester Regiment. He soon proved himself to be a very capable and smart officer, and was promoted to the rank of lieutenant, and then to that of captain. Since he had been in France he had seen a good deal of fighting, and his name appeared in Sir Douglas Haig's list of those who had distinguished themselves in the field, which was published on June 16th last.

Educated at St. Bees School, Captain Kenworthy obtained Fox and Grindal Exhibitions to Queen's College, where he graduated M.A., and when war broke out he was a master at Merchiston Lodge, Edinburgh. As an athlete he had always taken a prominent place both for school and county, having played football and cricket for Queen's, and football for Cumberland and Cheshire. He was also an enthusiastic golfer, and well-known at Seascale, where a few years ago he won the cup for the final in the medal competition. He was popular not only in the field of sport, but as an officer, and his death is deeply regretted, not only by his comrades in the field but by his many friends and acquaintances in this district, where his manly cheerful presence was so familiar. The deepest public sympathy with Mr. and Mrs. Kenworthy is everywhere expressed, with sorrow, for they, with so many others, have suffered the bitterest loss that war can inflict on parents - that of the eldest born."

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Re: Stanley Kenworthy - 17th Bn Manchester regiment
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2009, 11:36:45 AM »
captain kenworthy was a colleague of Lt colonels elstob+fearenside,both were also masters at merchiston college,col fearenside was the CO of the 17th manchesters