|Rank:||Regimental Sergeant Major|
|Alternative Address:||Newtownforbes, Co. Longford|
Likely 1901 Census for Clooniher, Newtownforbes
|Census 1911:||Resident in Australia|
|Regiment/Unit:||26th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement [formerly 25th/ 9th Battalion] Australian Imperial Force|
|Date of Death:|
|Cause:||Survived the war|
|Memorial:||Goodna Cemetery, Goodna, Queensland, Australi|
Edward Kennedy was born 9 August 1878 in Cloonither, near Newtownforbes. He later emigrated to Australia, where he worked as a telephone-wire linker and labourer prior to the war.
He enlisted in the AIF in February 1915 at Hughenden, Queensland. He had previous military experience, having served a full short term service in the 1st Battalion Irish Guards. Kennedy first embarked for the Eastern Front on the 29th June 1915 and served initially at Gallipoli, before falling ill. He returned to active service in 1916, serving in France and England.
During his service Kennedy served as a Sergeant, occassionally as Acting Company Sergeant Major and Ships Sergeant Major (voyage only), retiring as a Regimental Sergeant Major.
Edward passed away 13 June 1922, in Goodna, Queensland.
|Parents Names:||Son of Edward Kennedy and Maria (née Cahill), Cloonither, Co. Longford|
|Notes:||*Additional genealogical infomation received with thanks from Edward's great-niece, Susan O'Connor.|