Kenneth Malcolm Kennedy

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 13887
  • Rank: Guardsman
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 26
  • Date of Death: 02.05.1916
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Poperinghe New Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.C.31.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 47 Dens Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation: Clerk, Counting House, D.C. Thomson
  • Mother:

    Mary Kennedy, 47 Dens Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    Peter Kennedy

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Kenneth Malcolm Kennedy

A clerk in the counting house of DC Thomson & Co Ltd, Private Kennedy joined the Lancers shortly after the outbreak of war. Later he transferred to the Guards, with whom he had been at the front for a year.

Kenneth Malcolm Kennedy   13887   Scots Guards

DUNDEE MAN KILLED.

Kenneth Kennedy of The Guards.

Another former employee of the firm of D. C. Thomson & Co., Ltd., Dundee, has given his life for his country’s cause, in the person of Private Kenneth Kennedy, Scots Guards.

The intimation of his death in action was received last night by his widowed mother, who resides at 47 Dens Road.  Private Kennedy, who was 26 years of age, was a strapping, robust fellow, a typical Guardsman.  Shortly after the outbreak of war he joined the Lancers, but was later transferred to the Guards.  He went to the front over a year ago.

Deceased was of a genial disposition, and was much liked by his fellow employees.  He was connected with the counting house staff in the Dundee office of the firm, and was a general favourite.  Private Kennedy was a keen sportsman, and was a prominent member of the Roineach Mhor football club.  A younger brother, David, is attached to the Army Service Corps.

Dundee Evening Telegraph 12th May 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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