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This is the third of Frank Lockley’s reports on soldiers buried at Heath Town churchyard.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Buried 17th April 1918, age 31. Grave ref. new ground 48/6.

Kenneth Hand was born in Neenton, Shropshire in 1886, the son of William and Jane. By the time of the 1891 census the family was living in Bushbury, Wolverhampton. Kenneth was one of 6 children.

In 1901 Kenneth is an errand boy in an Iron foundry (age 14) and the family is living in Mostyn Street.

The 1911 census shows Kenneth living in Coseley and working as a chauffeur.

Kenneth married Ethel Matthews in Wolverhampton in 1914.

We do not know much about his army service as his service records have not survived.

We do know that he served with the Army Service Corps, serving with  613 Company. This was one of the many Mechanical Transport companies within the Service Corps. The Company was formed in January 1916 and was based in Liverpool.

He died in hospital in Blackley Lancashire (now a part of Manchester) on 13th April 1918.

Formed in January 1916 and remained in Liverpool as 25 Local Auxiliary Coy.

ASC MT Local Auxiliary Companies