Charles Kendrick
2398 Pte. C. Kendrick, Grenadier Guards.
Queen’s South Africa Medal clasps Cape Colony, Orange Free State.
Severely wounded in action Senekal 29 May 1900 & invalided.

With six pages of service documents, a CD-ROM containing 79 pages of pension
invalidity documents, including death certificate, a photocopy of the medal roll page
and a named brass bed plate. Charles Kendrick enlisted at Huntingdon 10 April 1890
aged 18 years. In a later document his date of birth is shown as 30 July 1872 in
which case he would have been 17 years 8 months. Born Chatteris, Cambridgeshire.
Occupation labourer.

Transferred to Army Reserve 10 April 1897. Recalled to Army Service 26
December 1899. Sustained a gunshot wound to his left leg. Admitted to Senekal
Hospital 31 May 1900 where he was treated with bed rest and syringes of carbolic
lotion. He was subsequently transferred to Wynberg and Deelfontein hospitals
before embarking at Cape Town and landing in England 16 October 1900. Discharged
medically unfit for further service at Windsor 27 February 1901. Conduct very
good. His defaulter sheet shows that during his 10 years of service he was never on a

His medical history sheet describes his conduct as exemplary. A medical report in
January 1902 stated he had weakness in his leg which ached after walking. He had a
four inch deep linear scar on the outer side of his calf. He had pain on walking any
distance and stiffness in three toes although he no longer used a stick and his
condition was considered to have improved. His disability was considered to
interfere with his earning capacity by one third. Died of heart failure at
Leigh-on-Sea 7 April 1956 aged 83. Served in 2nd Battalion in South Africa. Clasps
loose on ribbon.