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Henry was born in Norfolk in 1889, the son of William Elijah and Louisa Jane Kidd. In 1901, he appeared with his parents at West Wretham, Norfolk, along with sisters Louisa, Mary Elizabeth and Florence Kate, and brother William Victor. By 1911, he was in the 1st Battalion of the Grenadier Guards.

Henry became a police officer and joined Wolverhampton Borough Police Force on 3 October 1911. He married Ethel Mary Callaway in Wolverhampton in 1913.

On the outbreak of War, P.C. Kidd was called upon to rejoin his Regiment (number 13920), and he enlisted at Bury St. Edmunds. He died of wounds on 16 September 1916. An entry in the Chief Constable’s Report Book incorrectly states that he was killed in action on 17 September 1916. He is buried at the Le Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie.

Henry’s wife, Ethel, had a baby, Eric, in 1917, so unfortunately Henry never met his son.