John Kennedy

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: S/18532
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 5th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 18/07/1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier and Face 15 B

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Panbride, Forfarshire
  • Address: Milton, Monifieth
  • Occupation: Tramway Car Conductor
  • Mother:

    Ann Duncan Kennedy, Milton, Monifieth

  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about John Kennedy

The 5th Camerons were involved in heavy fighting for the village of Longueval and nearby Delville Wood on the day John died. He is named on the 1914-1918 War Memorial in St. Margaret’s Church, Barnhill.

John Kennedy   S/18532   Cameron Highlanders

On Saturday his widowed mother, who resides at Milton, Monifieth, received the intelligence that Private John Kennedy, Camerons, had been killed in action.  The letter was written by his Commanding Officer.  Intimation had been previously sent that he was wounded.  He was an only son, and previous to the war was a car conductor on the Monifieth and Dundee Tramways.  John was a fine young fellow under 20 years of age.

Dundee People’s Journal 5th August 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Christine Johnston and Michael Caldwell

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