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William Kenny

Rank: Private
Street: 24 Broad Street
Townland: Harley Bank
Town/Village: Todmorden, West Yorkshire
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Country: England
Alternative Address: Aughaboy, Killoe, Co. Longford
Census 1901: Living with parents at Aughaboy
Census 1911: Living with parents at Aughaboy
Regiment/Unit: Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 9th Battalion
Regiment Number: 19952
Date of Death: 27-04-1916
Cause: Died of wounds as a prisoner-of-war, German field hospital
Memorial: Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France

William was born c. 1892 in Killoe. He married Margaret Silvester in Todmorden in late 1915.

Pte. Kenny entered the war 19th of December 1915, but was later taken as a Prisoner of War**. Kenny was wounded and sadly died of these wounds in a German field hospital.

On his death, the Longford Leader of the 5 August stated:

A War Victim: Mr. William Kenny, of Aughaboy, Killoe, has received information through the War Office, that his son, Private Wm. Kenny (19952), Royal Dublin Fusiliers, died in one of the German field hospitals in France on the 27th April last from wounds received in action some time previously when he was taken prisoner. Pte Kenny was a great favourite in the parish of Killoe, and the news of his death has caused widespread sorrow. To his bereaved parents and family we tender our sincere sympathy and pray with them "May the Lord have mercy on his soul."

Parents Names: Son of William and Bridget Kenny of Aughaboy, Killoe, Co. Longford
Notes: *His name appears as William Kenney. *Initially buried by the German Army in Grave 765.

Link to CWGC entryNotice of death, Longford Leader 5 August 1916; Link to Red Cross POW record; Blog noting service and marriage

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