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VC677   Thomas Kenny

BORN   4 April 1882

DIED   29 November 1948   AGE   66

VC Won   4 November 1915   AGE   33

Place VC Won   Near La Houssoie, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Thomas Kenny   No.   17424   

VC Issue No.   677   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Durham Light Infantry, 13th Battalion

Later   The Light Infantry

Now   3rd and 5th Battalions The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Lance-Sergeant

Place Of Birth   South Wingate, Durham, Co. Durham, England

Place Of Death   South Wingate Pit, Co. Durham, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Wheatley Hill Cemetery, near Easington, Co. Durham, England


Date Buried/Cremated   2 December 1948

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   7 December 1915

VC Presented   4 March 1916 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Wheatley Hill Cemetery, near Easington, Co. Durham, England

P  Kenny Place, Durham, County Durham

P  Named on for valour stone, outside Dli museum, Durham, County Durham

By The Way…

Headstone erected August 1994, unveiled by Captain Richard Annand VC

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