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VC594   William Keneally

BORN   26 December 1886

DIED   29 June 1915   AGE   29

VC Won    25 April 1915   AGE   29

Place VC Won   W Beach, Cape Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   William Keneally   No.   1809   POSTHUMOUS   ELECTED BY REGIMENT

VC Issue No.   594   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Lancashire Fusiliers, 1st Battalion, C Company


Now   Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   38 Parnell Street, Wexford, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Place Of Death   Field hospital near Gully Ravine, Gallipoli, Turkey

Buried/Location Ashes   Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Row C, Grave 104

Gazetted   24 August 1915

VC Presented   29 November 1916, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey

P  Named on Ashton-in-Makerfield War Memorial at St Thomas's Church, Lancashire

Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, The Library, Ashton, Lancashire

Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Cross of Sacrifice, Glasneven Cemetery, Dublin, Ireland

By The Way…

His headstone shows name as W.S. Kenealy and shows rank as Lance-Sergeant, there is no record of this promotion

Was born William Stephen Kenealy

VC Held By

Lancashire Fusiliers Museum, Wellington Barracks, Bury, Lancashire, England



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The First World War

Thank you to John and Judy Bartley, for photos from Gallipoli