Tyne Cot Cemetery,  Belgium - Rededication Service.

On Wednesday 19th June 2019 at 14.00h a rededication service was held for Captain William Miles Kington DSO at Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium.

 

Captain Kington served with the 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He was killed on 20 October 1914 during the First Battle of Ypres. Recent research has identified his last resting place and CWGC is now able to mark his grave with a new headstone bearing his name.

 

The service has been organised by the Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre and attended by Defence Staff, Regimental representatives, CWGC staff and local dignitaries.

 

Captain KINGTON, WILLIAM MILES - D S O

Died 20/10/1914  Aged 38

1st Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers

D S O, 4 times Mentioned in Despatches

 

Son of Lt. Col. William Miles Nairne Kington (late 4th Hussars) and Harriet Sophia Kington, of Priory Lodge, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire; husband of Edith Soames, of Bryn Estyn, Wrexham, Denbighshire. Served in the South African Campaign.

 

INSCRIPTION: BELOVED SON OF WILLIAM AND SOPHIA HUSBAND OF EDITH FATHER OF WILLIAM

 

XIX. B. 24

 

Previously mentioned on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial, panel 22

 

Tyne Cot Reded Order Of Service
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