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Dunlop, K S

Vermelles British Cemetery

Vermelles British Cemetery, near Lens.

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 30 September 1915

Educated at Victoria College, Jersey & University College, London
Commemorated on OV Memorial, Jersey

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 30 September 1915

Doctor & Mrs Dunlop Lose Another Son - Local Family's Triple Bereavement. It is with the deepest possible regret that we received the news of the death of Lieutenant Kenneth Strickland Dunlop of 4th Battalion South Staffordshires, youngest son of Dr & Mrs A Dunlop of Belgrave House, Great Union Road. Yesterday Mr Dunlop's parents received an official telegram from the War Office telling them that their son was among the number killed, he having fallen during the great battle on the night of Saturday to Sunday last. The deceased, who was an Old Victorian was 33. Some years ago he left England for Bolivia where he resided for some considerable time. However when the call of the old country to her sons overseas for help reached him he returned to England and like a true patriot offered his services to the Country. Earlier this year he was given a commission in the 4th Battalion South Staffs and received special training as a machine gun officer. Some 3 months ago he was sent to the Front to take charge of one of the machine gun sections in the French Flanders salient. The deceased officer, who was unmarried, had the makings of a splendid soldier and his Commanding Officer speaks in the highest terms of his ability. His early death is a distinct loss to the country which, in common with so many other Jerseymen, he gave up everything to serve. This is the third son of Dr & Mrs Dunlop who has, during this war, made the supreme sacrifice for his Country's sake. The first to fall was Captain J S C Dunlop and the second Captain F S C Dunlop, it will also be remembered that two other sons were lost during the South African war. The sympathy of everyone will today be offered to the grief stricken parents in this new sorrow that has come upon them.



Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


Kenneth Strickland Dunlop

Second Lieutenant Kenneth Strickland Dunlop
4th Battalion - Attached 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment

1914-15 Star

Kenneth Strickland Dunlop

Eighth son of Dr & Mrs Andrew Dunlop, M.D. & Alice Dunlop, of Belgrave House, Jersey. Born at Jersey. One of eight brothers, five of whom served, and three of whom fell, all within one year.
Educated at Victoria College & University College, London

Killed in action, aged 33 years

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