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George William Kennedy

In memory of:

Company Sergeant Major George William Kennedy

November 16, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

418239

Age:

35

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

42nd Bn.

Citation(s):

Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal, Mentioned in Despatches

Honours and Awards:

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Military Medal

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Additional Information


Born:

March 12, 1882
Dumphries, Scotland

Enlistment:

March 4, 1915
Montreal, Quebec

Son of George W. and Mary Ann Kennedy, of Auchenskeoch, Dalbeattie, Scotland.

Commemorated on Page 267 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XXII. DD. 12A.

Location:

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is located about 12 kilometres west of Ieper town centre, on the Boescheepseweg, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre, the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching Poperinge, the N308 joins the left hand turning onto the R33, Poperinge ring road. The R33 ring continues to the left hand junction with the N38 Frans-Vlaanderenweg. 800 metres along the N38 lies the left hand turning onto Lenestraat. The next immediate right hand turning leads onto Boescheepseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 kilometres along Boescheepseweg on the right hand side of the road. From Calais, take the motorway A16 signposted Dunkerque/Lille. At Dunkerque take the motorway signposted Lille/Ypres, the A25. Leave the motorway at Junction 13, the village of Steenvoorde. Follow the D948/N38 signposted Ieper/Poperinge. After approximately 8-10 kilometres Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery will be signposted off to the right.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Photo of George William Kennedy– depicted in the Brentford Football Club Handbook, from season 1911/1912.
  • Photo of GEORGE WILLIAM KENNEDY– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy Wilf Schofield, England
  • Family Memorial– Kennedy Family Headstone,At Dalbeattie Cemetery,Kirkcudbrightshire,Scotland.

In Loving Memory of
George W Kennedy,My Husband
who died at Dalbeattie
4th October 1921,aged 68 years.
Sergt Major George W Kennedy,
Our son D.C.M.  M.M.
42nd Canadian Regiment,
who was Killed In Action
Passchendale 16th November 1917
Aged 35 years.
Mary Ann Clarke
Wife of George W Kennedy,
Died at Dumfries,2nd August 1938
Aged 74 years.

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