Edward Kennedy

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 3696
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 09/05/1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panels 24 to 26.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 14 Kinnaird Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Vanman, Robertsons Furnishers, Barrack St, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
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More about Edward Kennedy

Edward has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial. His next of kin is recorded as Matilda Forbes (aunt) 14 Kinnaird St, Dundee.

Edward Kennedy   3696   Black Watch

Another 4th Black Watch victim of the German machine gun fire on May 9 is Private Edward Kennedy, whose death was officially notified on Thursday to his aunt Mrs Forbes, 14 Kinnaird Street, Dundee.

The first intimation was conveyed in a letter from Private George Neave, who fought alongside the deceased in A Company.  Private Neave said that Lieutenant Weinberg’s men were ordered to advance, and scrambled over the trench parapet.  They fixed bayonets and charged, and Private Kennedy was killed at the same time as Private Glenday, whose death was reported yesterday.

Kennedy, who was only 20 years of age, was formerly a vanman with Messrs Robertson, Barrack Street.  Of cheerful and obliging disposition, he enjoyed great popularity with his comrades in the “Fourth.”

Dundee People’s Journal 29th May 1915

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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