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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Eliza Kennedy

In memory of:

Stewardess Eliza Kennedy

September 4, 1915

Military Service




Merchant Navy


Canadian Merchant Navy


S.S. Hesperian

Additional Information

Daughter of John Dean and Eliza Drake; wife of Andrew James Kennedy. Born in Tranmere.

Commemorated on Page 40 of the Merchant Navy Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


London, United Kingdom

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THE TOWER HILL MEMORIAL stands on the South side of the garden of Trinity Square, a hundred yards East of Mark Lane Station, and just within the boundaries of the Metropolitan Borough of Stepney and the Liberty of the Tower. It is at the hub of maritime England. Behind it are Trinity House and the offices of the Port of London Authority, and the Thames stretches before it; the wide space of Great Tower Hill, leading down from it to the river, is the traditional forum of merchant seamen and their fellow workers. Lloyd's is on the North, the Custom House and Billingsgate Market are near it on the West, and beyond the Tower, Eastwards, is the long line of the Docks the greatest dock system in the world.

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  • Memorial Plaque– Stewardess Kennedy is also commemorated on a memorial plaque affixed to a new eight sided old-fashioned bandstand  in Veteran's Park in  Langford, British Columbia.  The plaque was unveiled by ex-merchant mariner Tom Osborne and Barbara Duncan on May 19, 2002 as a bugler sounded Reveille.  It is believed to be the first war memorial anywhere in the world dedicated to women merchant mariners who died at their posts in the two world wars.
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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