No biographical details have been found for the 'A S Kistner' recorded on the Moulsham War Memorial at St. John's Church, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford.
The closest trace do date is an Engelbert Francis Kistner who married Agnes Kate Cook (1887-1973) in the church on 12th April 1909. At that time Englebert was a 25 year-old insurance agent, living in Camden Town. His bride was three years younger and lived at 6 Wolseley Road in Chelmsford. She was a sister of John Harold Cook who was killed in 1916.
They had a daughter, Winifred Florence Kistner, born on 22nd June 1910 in London, and baptised at St. John’s Church, Moulsham Street on 7th August 1910. At the time Englebert was an insurance agent living at 17 Eaton Street, Gloucester Road, London.
The couple had at least two other children: Albert Francis Kistner (1912-1973) and Agnes Elizabeth Kister (1917-2003).
Englebert commited suicide 'while temporarily insane' on 30th August 1918 while serving as Private with the 31st Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment and is commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
KISTNER, A S*