Kenneth Milan Astle

Regimental number: 
Unit at enlistment: 
215th Battalion
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Survived the war: 
Date of death: 
September 1st, 1918
Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France - VI.F.16.
Commemorated at: 
St. James Anglican Church (Paris), Chester Green War Memorial - Derby, England
Birth country: 
Birth county: 
Birth city: 
Chester Green
Address at enlistment: 
Paris, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
Paris, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Penmans No. 1 Mill
Religious denominations: 
Church of England
Marital status: 
Age at enlistment: 

Letters and documents

Circumstances of Casualty: Died of Wounds. This soldier, who was acting as a battalion runner, was standing outside headquarters in the vicinity of Vis-en-Artois, previous to an attack, when he was hit by a piece of shrapnel, which penetrated the right lung. His wound was immediately dressed and he was hurried to the advanced dressing station, but he succumbed to his wounds later at No. 3 Canadian Field Ambulance.

BX September 9, 1918

Private Kenneth Milan Astle Died of Wounds

Official notification was received in town Saturday by his mother that Private Kenneth Milan Astle had died of wounds in No. 3 Field Ambulance on Sept. 1. Private Astle joined the 215th Battalion in June, 1916, and went overseas in April, 1917. Later he was transferred to the Machine Gun section of the 38th Battalion, and went to France with that battalion in March of this year. Deceased was born in Derby, England, on Jan. 17, 1898, and came to Paris with his mother and aunts eight years ago last August. He belonged to the Boy Scouts in the Old Country and on arrival here he immediately joined the Paris Scouts, in which he acted as bugler and drummer. He was an active member of the Y.M.C.A. and also of the 4 U. and I. Bible class, he being the fourth member of the class to be killed in action. Besides these he was a member of St. James’ Church choir, the A.Y.P.A. and men’s Bible class. At time of enlistment he was employed as a machinist in Penman’s No. 1 mill. To his bereaved mother and aunts, and also his fiancée, Miss Annie Billings, will be extended the sincere sympathy of the community, as Private Ken Astle was an exceptionally fine young man, and highly thought of by all who knew him.