Kenyon-Slaney was son of Percy Kenyon-Slaney (1861-1911) and his wife, Geraldine Ellen Georgina, daughter of the Reverend George William Whitmore, who had made their home at Langworthy, Devon. His uncle Colonel William Kenyon-Slaney had also been a Member of Parliament.
Throughout the First World War he served with Royal North Devon Yeomanry, Royal Field Artillery, seeing action on the Western Front. He was mentioned in despatches and awarded the Military Cross in the 1916 Birthday Honours. He was gassed several times, subsequently affecting his health. After the war he was on the Territorial Army Reserve of Officers with the rank of Major.
- "OBITUARY: Major Kenyon-Slaney, M.P.". The Times. The Times Digital Archive. 11 September 1928. p. 16.
- Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage, 1929. Burke's Peerage Ltd. p. 1351.Under family article Baron Kenyon.
- Kelly's Handbook to the Titled, Landed and Official Classes, 1926. Kelly's. p. 971.
- "Obituary. Major Kenyon-Slaney". Shrewsbury Chronicle. 14 September 1928. p. 7.The Kenyon-Slaney family were seated in Shropshire.
- Craig, F. W. S. (1983) . British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 330. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
- Who Was Who, 1916-1928. A and C Black. 1947. p. 581.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Major Philip Kenyon-Slaney
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