George William Kennedy | Service Record


SurnameKennedy
First Name(s)George William
Place of BirthDumfries
Club(s)Brentford
Chelsea
Lincoln City
ServiceCanadian Expeditionary Force
RankCompany Sergeant Major
Service Number418239
Previous Service Number(s)-
Regiment or CorpsCanadian Infantry
Unit(s)42nd Battalion (Royal Highland Regiment)
Previous Regiment(s) or Corps-
Unit(s)-
Type of Casualty (If applicable)Died of Wounds
Theatre of War (If applicable)Western European Theatre
Date of Death (If applicable)16/11/1917
Place of Death (If applicable)France and Flanders
Place of Burial/Commemoration (If applicable)Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Grave/Memorial Reference (If applicable)XXII. DD. 12A.
Awards and DecorationsDistinguished Conduct Medal
Military Medal
Mention in Despatches
Citation(s)Distinguished Conduct Medal: 418239 C.S.M. Kennedy (Dumfries), Can. Infy.
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has performed consistent good work throughout and has at all times under fire set a splendid example." (The London Gazette, Supplement 29940, 13 February 1917.)

Military Medal: 418239 Coy. S./M. G. W. Kennedy, Inf. (The London Gazette, Supplement 29805, 27 October 1916.)
Supplementary NotesSon of George W. Kennedy, of Auchenskeoch, Dalbeattie, Scotland.