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Kendall, Herbert Moorhouse, 1881-1964 (employee of P&O Steam Navigation Company)



  • Existence: 1881 - 1964


Herbert Moorhouse ('Ken') Kendall was born on 5 June 1881. He and his twin brother Frederick Carr Kendall were the youngest of the seven children of Franklin Richardson Kendall and Frances Margaret Fletcher. On 12 July 1919, he married composer Sheena Lilian Tennant at Fairlie, Ayrshire, Scotland. Like his father, he worked for the P&O Steamship Company. From 1919 to 1924, he was stationed in Kobe, Japan, where he lived through the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923. During the First World War, he served in the 3rd Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Diaries of Sheena Tennant Kendall and Herbert Moorhouse Kendall written while in Japan and describing the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923

 Fonds — Box CLX-A-768
Identifier: Coll-1746
Content Description 7 x diary volumes, bound by Asprey in dark green morocco, titles to spines and front boards gilt. Each volume with one page per day and additional blank pages at the rear.The 7 x diary volumes, taken as a whole, present a vivid, evocative and informative picture of the life of the British expatriate merchant community in Japan in the period immediately following the First World War, brutally interrupted by the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1 September 1923. The 1923 diary entries of...
Dates: 1919-1924