Kipling, Lieut. John b. August 17, 1897 d. September 27, 1915 British Military Figure. Born the youngest child and only son of prominent author Rudyard Kipling and his American born wife Caroline Starr Balestier. Known to his family as Jack, he was plagued with severe near sightedness, and was deemed medically unfit for military service during the First World War. He managed to secure a commission in the Irish Guards, however, with the weight of his father's influence behind him. On his eighteenth birthday, Kipling was posted to France. Within six weeks...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Saint Mary's Advanced Dressing Station Cemetery, Haisnes, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Plot: VII. D. 2.