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Indian army captain


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Desmond

Can you give more details - date of death etc. It makes life easier.

Also, is his name Gordon or Kidd?

SDGW does not have Indian Army names.

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This looks like him

Name: GORDON-KIDD

Initials: A

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Captain

Regiment: Royal Flying Corps

Unit Text: 19th Sqdn.

Secondary Regiment: 4th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards

Secondary Unit Text: and

Date of Death: 27/08/1917

Awards: DSO

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: III. D. 14.

Cemetery: MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY

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Thanks guys - home from work - and now I can check the old papers to see if all fits in.

Many thanks for your help yet again!

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Great picture! I'm worried about this man's connections to Ballymena. His name is on the roll of honour' as one of the town's fallen but I have found a number of men on that list whose connection is a little tenuous ...

At least I know who and what to look for now. I'll check the files in a.m.

Appreciation all round.

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He's my man ...

From files:-

Captain A. L. Gordon-Kidd DSO Royal Flying Corps, whose death from wounds is officially reported, was a son of the late Captain James Gordon-Kidd of Ballymena, who served for many years in the Indian Army.

He was a cousin of the Rev. T. J. Fosythe, Randalstown and of Mr. F.C. Mills, Cliftonville, Belfast.

When the war began he was in England qualifying for the Indian police. He joined the army and served for a time with an Indian Regiment in France , being once wounded.

Later on he transferred to the RFC attaining the rank of Flight Commander in 1916. He was recently awarded the DSO for daring work in the air.

I have to say that Capt. Gordon-Kidd must have had a fairly tenuous connection to the town!

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