Captain Richard Daymond Kidner

 64th Bt, 3rd Field Regiment of the Royal Artillery - Service number 212790

Born: December 30th 1920
Died:  February 15th 1946

Richard was born in Bromley, Kent to Arthur Richard Kidner and his wife, Mabel Wakeley. His father who had been educated at Cambridge, was in the First Secretary’s Office at the General Post Office at the time of his marriage in 1909. By 1935, he was Controller of Stamps at Somerset House and, eventually, became Director of Postal Services at the Royal Mint. He died in 1948.

Richard was educated at Westminster and matriculated in 1939 having been awarded the Weston Exhibition. He was up at Christ Church for two years and was Gazetted Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery on November 4th 1941.

He died, accidentally, in Trieste on February 15th 1946 whilst serving as a Captain with the 64th Bty, 3 Field Regiment of the Royal Artillery.

His parents wrote to Christ Church on March 22nd. They were living in Seaford, Sussex.

Richard is buried in Udine War Cemetery Plot III. D. 12.