Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut Kenneth Curling Doddrell

Photo of Kenneth Curling Doddrell
House and time at Malvern: No 9, 1913 - 1915.

Regiment: Wiltshire Regt.
Died: 07 October 1918 aged 20 in France. Killed in action.
Battle: Hundred Days Allied Offensive. Cemetery: Ramleh War Cemetery U 22

Son of Rev. Curling Finzel and Mary Doddrell, English Bicknor, Glos. b. 1898. Brother: Hugh Doddrell.
Lower IV—Army III.
R.M.C. Sandhurst; Wiltshire Regt. 1917.

•1898, Ilfracombe, Devon, England.
•1901, Lion Hill, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.

'After passing through Sandhurst, Kenneth Doddrell was gazetted to the Wiltshire Regiment. He had only been a short time in France when he was killed in action on October 7th. He was a quiet, unassuming boy, and popular in his House. In some respects he was old for his years, but always thoroughly interested in and keen on everything connected with School life. At Sandhurst he won distinction as a fine long-distance runner. He had all the qualities which make a good soldier and popular officer.' (Malvernian, Nov 1918).

2nd Bn. Attd. 1st/4th Bn. Wiltshire Regiment.
13 Jan 1918. Joined 1/4th Wilts Regt.
28 Feb 1918. Admitted with Diptheria to El Arish.
7 July 1918. Rejoined Unit.
19 Sep 1918. Killed in action

Service record:WO 339/65361
Medal card: WO 372/6/49449