Roll Of Honour Of Members Of The Society Of Writers To His Majesty's Signet And Apprentices 1914-1919 Page 18

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Roll Of Honour Of Members Of The Society Of Writers To His Majesty's Signet
And Apprentices 1914-1919

Page 18

STAFF CAPTAIN CHARLES GRAY KENNAWAY, Kenwood Park, Auchterarder. (Apprentice.)
Enlisted 4th August 1914 in 6th Battalion Royal Highlanders (Black Watch). Transferred to 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. Promoted Staff Captain. Served in this country and in France until August 1919. Wounded l0th October 1917.

Received Commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the Gordon Highlanders nth June 1915. France October 1915. Seconded for duty with Machine-Gun Corps March 1916. Embarked for Salonica July 1916. Present at battle of Macukovo, &c., near the river Vardar. Invalided with Malignant Malaria and arrived home December 1916. Promoted Lieutenant 1st January 1917. France, May 1917 to March 1918. Took part in fighting at Arras, Ypres, Cambrai, and St Quentin. Taken prisoner at St Quentin 21st March 1918. Prisoner of war at Karlsruhe March to July 1918, and at Beeskow in der Mark July to December 1918. Secretary and Food Controller for British officers at both those Lagers. Awarded V.C. for most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty at St Quentin on 21st March 1918.

CAPTAIN JOHN COLLIE KINMONT, Grange Neuk, Fountainhall Road, Edinburgh. (Apprentice.)
After serving in Officers' Training Corps, obtained Commission in 1st Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders in February 1914, but transferred to 3rd Reserve Battalion in the following May to enable him to commence his apprenticeship. Went to France with 1st Battalion in January 1915 and took part in the fighting at Cuinchy, Givenchy, Bethune, and La Basse. Contracted frostbite and was wounded and was invalided home. Was Adjutant of the Edinburgh School of Musketry for two months. Served for two years on the Staff in Edinburgh as A.D.C. to G.O.C. Scottish Coast Defence, and in March 1917 was attached to Tank Corps and returned to France as Second in Command of a Detachment. Took part in the operations on the Western Front, and was killed near Gouzecourt, Etricourt, in front of Cambrai, in November 1917. Held the rank of Captain.

Enlisted 15th March 1915 37th Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force. Crossed to England in June 1916. Served as Signalling Instructor and was discharged 29th August 1917 as medically unfit.

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