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VC547   William Kenny

BORN   24 August 1880

DIED   10 January 1936  AGE   55

VC Won    23 October  1914   AGE   34

Place VC Won   Kruiseecke Salient, Ypres Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1914

Name   William Kenny  No.  6535

VC Issue No.   547   Awards   VC      

Regiment   Gordon Highlanders, 2nd Battalion

Later   The Highlanders

Now   4th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Drummer

Rank End Of Career   Drum-Major

Place Of Birth   Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland

Place Of Death   Charring Cross Hospital, Hammersmith, London, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Brookwood Cemetery, Cemetery Pales, Brookwood, Woking, Surrey, England


Date Buried/Cremated   17 January 1936

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Corps of Commissionaires Plot, Grave 199356

Gazetted   18 February 1915

VC Presented   18 May 1915 by King George V at Glasgow Green, Lanarkshire, Scotland


P  Headstone, Brookwood Cemetery, Cemetery Pales, Brookwood, Woking, Surrey, England

Named on the Drogheda War Memorial, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland

By The Way…

A headstone was erected in 1999 although the stone reads 1998

VC Held By

Gordon Highlanders Museum, St Luke's, Viewfield Road, Aberdeen, Scotland



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