Arthur Kenny (c.1891-1915)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

KENNY, ARTHUR. (Real Name - KILKELLY). Private. No 11939. 'Y Company, 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Marsh. Only son of Mrs Kilkelly, Prospect Street, Huddersfield, and the late Sergeant Kilkelly, who had served for 21 years in the Army and went through the Egyptian war. Employed for four and a half years for Messrs James Haigh and Sons Limited, dyers and finishers, Globe Works, Colne Road, Huddersfield. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. Was wounded on 24.11.1915, in Gallipoli, by a bullet which passed in at the back and lodged just above the heart. Evacuated to England where he died of his wounds at Birmingham War Hospital on 13.12.1915, aged 24 years. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 11B, 115.

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