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William Smith Kennedy

In memory of:

Lieutenant William Smith Kennedy

October 26, 1917

Military Service






1st Canadian Mounted Rifles (Saskatchewan Regt.)

Additional Information


October 8, 1879
Acton, Ontario


November 29, 1916
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of Effie Kennedy of Dryden, Ontario.

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

Grave Reference:

XXXII. A. 16


POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY is located 10 Km north east of Ieper town centre on the Brugseweg (N313), a road connecting Ieper to Brugge. Two streets connect Ieper town centre onto the Brugseweg; Torhoutstraat leads from the market square onto the Kalfvaartstraat. At the end of Kalfvaartstraat is a large junction on which Brugseweg is the first right hand turning. The cemetery itself lies 10 Km along the Brugseweg on the right hand side of the road after passing through the village of Poelcapelle (now Poelkapelle).

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Photo of William Smith Kennedy– Picture taken in England shortly before Will left for France.
  • Photo of William Smith Kennedy– The note on the back reads: 
"Uncle Will Kennedy. France"
  • Photo of William Smith Kennedy– The note on the back reads: 
"In England just before leaving for France"
  • Entrance
  • Cross of Sacrifice
  • Grave marker

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