William Kennedy (1889-1917)

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Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

KENNEDY, WILLIAM. Driver. No 81973. 'B' Battery, 124th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born 45 Whitestone Road, Huddersfield, 5.3.1889. Son of George William and Edith Kennedy, 35 Clement Street, Birkby. Educated Hillhouse Council School. Employed as a weaver. Husband of Miriam Kennedy, 17 Manchester Road, Huddersfield. Enlisted January 1915. Served in France and Belgium for one year and ten months. Killed in action at Mount Kemmel, 11.8.1917, aged 28 years. Buried KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row D, Grave 35.
ROH:- St. John's Church, Birkby; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

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