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  • Photograph taken at Hem Farm Military Cemetery on 14th July 2016
Courtesy of Dennis Weston
Person Details
Louth, Lincolnshire
William George Kenton had been born in Middlesex and moved with his parents to Louth, Lincolnshire. In 1901, they were living next door to each other and both in the gardening, nursery, florist business. At this time, William was married to his wife Jane and had two children, Rose who had been born in 1897 and Norman Fletcher Kenton born 1899. His middle name, Fletcher was taken from his mother’s maiden name. In 1901 they had their third child, a boy who they named Eric Granville and in 1907, Jane died age 32. In 1911, William was still a widower bringing up his three children at Legbourne Abbey, Louth still in the gardening business. Sometime after this, it is known that William moved to Clayworth as “W. G. Kenton of Clayworth, father to Norman Kenton” appears in the War Grave Commission records of his son’s war grave.
04 Mar 1917
19
309983 - CWGC Website
23369
Private
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Norman enlisted at Retford and went to France. He was killed in action and buried at Hem Farm Military Cemetery, Hem-Monacu, France in the Somme region.
CWG additional information:- Son of Mr. W. G. Kenton, of Clayworth, Retford, Notts. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • Photograph taken at Hem Farm Military Cemetery on 14th July 2016
Courtesy of Dennis Weston
    Norman Kenton - Photograph taken at Hem Farm Military Cemetery on 14th July 2016 Courtesy of Dennis Weston