News reached Jersey this week of the death of Kenneth Strickland Dunlop, the youngest son of Dr and Mrs Dunlop. Tragically, Kenneth is the third son that they have lost in action since the war began.
Kenneth, who was 33, was living in South America when war broke out, but immediately returned home to volunteer for military service. The former Victoria College pupil received a commission into the South Staffordshire Regiment, spending some time training with its 4th Battalion presently stationed in Jersey. During that time, news that his brothers Julian and Frederick had been killed came through.
In recent days, the parents, who live at Belgrave House, Great Union Road, received an official War Office telegram announcing Kenneth’s death as well. Tragically, the Dunlops also lost two other sons killed during the Boer War of 1899 to 1902.
It seems that Kenneth fell on 25 September, the opening day of the latest British offensive in France. He is just one of many Jersey soldiers killed in this and earlier 1915 battles, with families across the Island affected by the loss and the need to settle their deceased relative’s affairs.