In June 1916 the parish magazine notes that Private Kenward has been invalided but he nevertheless continues to appear in the parish magazine. By November 1916 he is reported to be in
Mesopotamia and his name then appears continuously in the
parish magazine up to and including July 1919 when the final roll call was
The 1/5th Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) was a territorial battalion formed at
Guildford on 4th August 1914. On
29th October 1914
it sailed for
with the Home Counties Division to which it had been allocated in August. It
landed at India
on2nd December 1914 where the Home Counties Division was broken up. On Bombay 7th December 1915 it arrived at in the 34th Indian Brigade and remained
in Basra Mesopotamia for the remainder of the war.
John's father, George Kenward, also served his King and Country during the First World War.