1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

William Mathew Kinsela

Contributed by: Jean Layzell, on 2008-11-08

William Mathew Kinsela
First Name William Mathew
Surname Kinsela
Year of Birth 1898
Year of Death 1918
Regiment King's Royal Rifle Corps
Place of Wartime Residence Greater London

William Mathew's Story

Rifleman WILIAM MATHEW KINSELA (41288) served with the Kings Royal Rifle Brigade, also served with the London Regt (ArtistsRifles). He was killed in action on 26 August 1918 at the age of 20yrs. He was the son of Walter and Catherine Jane Kinsela. He was commemorated at Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Haucourt, France (panel 10)

The 'uncle' we never knew

Some members of the Kinsela Family visited Haucourt and found his name on panel 10 where we left the following message in his memory

We have come to remember our great-uncle Mathew. We are your family you never knew. We glorify your bravery and honour your name. And look upon the fields where you were slain. As your body lies still in a foreign land. So your memory lives on in dear 'England'. The Kinsela family.

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