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John Kenny

Rank: Private
Townland: Creevaghmore
Town/Village: Ballymahon
Civil Parish: Shrule
Catholic Parish: Shrule
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Resident at Creevaghmore, residing with family and grandfather William Kenny.
Census 1911: Resident at Creevaghmore
Regiment/Unit: Leinster Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Regiment Number: 10639
Date of Death: 30-09-1918
Cause: Killed in action, (Fifth Battle of Ypres), Ieper/Ypres, Belgium
Memorial: Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

John was born in Creevaghmore on 21 February 1897, a middle-child of a large family. 

Pte Kenny enlisted in Longford, and served with the 2nd Leinsters in the 29th Division. He was killed in action during the Fifth Battle of Ypres, part of the Final Advance on Flanders, during an engagement near the Menin Road. is remains were was identified by means of his ID disc (dog-tag). He was originally buried at map-point K.33.b.2.2 a. and later reinterred at Dunhallow ADS Cemetery on the 18 September 1919. John's will survives (linked below); it was completed three weeks before his death. 

Parents Names: Son of William and Mary Kenny (née Rhatigan) of Creevaghmore, Ballymahon.

Link to CWGC entry; link to Civil Record of Birth (if the link does not work, add .pdf to the end of the web address); link to Soldiers Wills

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