Eric Kensington

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Private Eric Kensington
Life dates
20 Apr 1920 - 10 Nov 1974

Eric Kensington was born in Guildford to Edward Kensington and Elisabeth Hemmings. 

It appears that the family moved to Tintinhull in about 1921, Edward, Eric's father, worked for Mr Tavener and then Mr Howard at Tintinhull Court House as a Groom/ Chaueffer and later as a gardener living in the flat over the garage.

Eric married Lillian M Jean Lake 1949, and they had one daughter, Elizabeth Jane born 1950.
Eric died on the 10 Nov 1974, aged 54, his address was Courtlands, St Margarets Rd, Tintinhull and his ashes were buried at the family plot in Tintinhull Churchyard.

Eric worked for Westland Aircraft as a maintenance manager until his death.

Unit or location Role Posted from until
Martock Patrol Patrol member 22 Aug 1940 03 Dec 1944
National ID
WQIM 106/4

Millwright apprentice (Aircraft) Westlands

Tintinhull Court Garage, Tintinhull, nr Yeovil, Somerset
Other information

His daughter, Jane Meadowcroft (Kensington) recalled that he was very secretive about it and rarely spoke of it. When he died they found a dagger, a revolver and a pistol which were handed into the Police. She also remembers a book he had called "The Last Ditch" by David Lampe.


TNA ref WO199/3391 and WO199/3390

1939 Register

John Allen and daughter Jane Meadowcroft