Lieutenant Philip Chabert KIDD
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Lieutenant Philip Chabert KIDD

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Lieutenant Philip Chabert KIDD

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Lieutenant Philip Chabert KIDD

Born at Otley, Yorkshire, 18 July 1892, son of Dr. Kidd of Otley.
2nd Lieut. 11 October 1911; Lieutenant 27 October 1914.
Killed in action near Ypres 30 October 1914. Aged 22.
Commemorated on Panel 33, YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL.

The following notes on Lieutenant Kidd are taken from Robert Coulson's Biographies of Officers of the Yorkshire Regiment;-
"Phillip Kidd was the son of the local doctor and was born in Otley on July 18th 1892.
A serving officer before the war he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in October of 1911.
He sailed with the 2nd Battalion on October 5th 1914 from Southampton to Zeebrugge and from there went to Bruges on October 7th and arrived in Ypres at noon on October 14th.
2nd Lieutenant Kidd fought in the early skirmishes in the Ypres Salient seeing action at Kruisstraat and along the Menin Road.
When the 1st Battle of Ypres opened on October 19th 1914 2nd Lieutenant Kidd and the battalion fought almost to a standstill until the 27th when they were at last withdrawn into reserve at Veldhoek. The respite was shortlived however and the following day October 28th they were back in the line between Gheluveldt and Zandvoorde so critical was the situation. The battalion fought on and two days later were almost encircled forcing a retirement “through a wood full of snipers”.
2nd Lieutenant Phillip Chabert Kidd was killed in this action on October 30th 1914 aged 22."

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