Private William Kippin

Thank you to Lenka Cathersides for the following research

William Kippin was born in about 1878 at Cobham, Surrey and baptised on the 30th of December 1878 at Cobham, Surrey.

William Kippin 1881 Census © findmypast.co.uk
William Kippin 1881 Census © findmypast.co.uk

He was the son of Moses and Elizabeth Kippin and husband of Emily Jane Kippin nee Beswick of Forge Cottages, Downside, Cobham, Surrey.

William Kippin 1901 Census © findmypast.co.uk
William Kippin 1901 Census © findmypast.co.uk

By the 1901 Census, William´s father Moses had died and the 22 year old William was living with his mother Elizabeth at High Street, in Cobham, Surrey. William was working as a fishmonger and poulterer and the family had a servant Beatrice Gregory.

William Kippin Marriage Certificate © ancestry.co.uk
William Kippin Marriage Certificate © ancestry.co.uk

On the 26th of December 1905 William married Emily Jane Beswick at St Andrew in Cobham, Surrey.

William Kippin 1911 Census © findmypast.co.uk
William Kippin 1911 Census © findmypast.co.uk

At the time of the 1911 Census William and Emily lived at Post Office Lane in Cobham and William was working in the fishmonger industry as a journeyman.

He was part of the 11th Battalion the Royal Fusiliers (the City of London Regiment). His regimental number was G/62705 and he was a Private. William enlisted at Cobham where he lived.

His previous regiments were: the 27th (Reserve) Battalion the Middlesex Regiment (regimental number 3538), the 9th (Service) Battalion the East Surrey Regiment (regimental number 32344) and the 7th (Extra Reserve) Battalion the Royal Fusiliers (regimental number 62705).

William was killed in action on the 23rd of April 1918 in France. He is buried at the St Pierre Cemetery, Amiens in France. His grave memorial reference is XVI.B.3.

William Kippin Soldiers Effects © Ancestry.co.uk
William Kippin Soldiers Effects © Ancestry.co.uk

His wife Emily received soldiers´effects of £12, 9s and 5d.

William Kippin British War Medal and Vivtory Medal © Ancestry.co.uk
William Kippin British War Medal and Vivtory Medal © Ancestry.co.uk
William Kippin Medal Roll Index Card © Ancestry.co.uk
William Kippin Medal Roll Index Card © Ancestry.co.uk

William was awarded the British and Victory medals.

Born                            Cobham, Surrey
Lived                           Cobham, Surrey

Son of                          Moses and Elizabeth Kippin

Husband of                  Emily Jane Kippin (nee Beswick) of Forge Cottages, Downside, Cobham, Surrey

Enlisted                        Cobham, Surrey

Regiment                     11th Battalion. Royal Fusiliers. The City of London Regiment
Number                       G/62705

Date of Death              23rd April 1918
Place of Death             France
Cause of Death           Killed in Action

Age                              40

Cemetery                     St. Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, France