Private Harry Kilvert

Ruyton Remembers

Private Harry Kilvert (18960)
1st Battalion, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry

Born 1887 in Ruyton XI Towns
Son of William and Margaret of The Fields, Ruyton XI Towns
Brother to John Vaughan, Arthur, William, Jane, Owen and Lydia
Husband of Rachel(nee Davies) of The Fields, Ruyton XI Towns
His father was a Quarryman and he was a Farm Labourer employed at The Buildings Farm, Baschurch.

He died of wounds on 21st March 1918 age 31
The first day of the German Offensive (Somme). The Battalion was almost annihilated (21 Officers and 492 men killed)
Buried in The British Cemetery Grevillers, France