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15068   Rifleman Robert Kennedy
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 5th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 30/10/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 29
Summary      
Robert Kennedy was the eldest son of James and Jane Kennedy. Robert was born about 1889 in Derrycaw, Moy, County Armagh. This probably implies he was born on the Charlemont side of the river in County Armagh. Derrycaw lies north east of Moy, near the Argory, along the banks of the River Blackwater. Robert Kennedy enlisted in Belfast, although he was still living in Derrycaw. Private Robert Kennedy was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was wounded. It seems Private Kennedy was moved back to England where he died of his wounds on 30th October 1918. He was 29 years old. Private Robert Kennedy is buried in Durrington Cemetery, which is near Salisbury in Wiltshire.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Durrington Cemetery
  Andover, Wiltshire, 9
Grave Ref: Grave 325
CWGC Casualty 405383
Summary      
Durrington Cemetery contains burials of both wars. The 204 First World War burials were mostly from nearby Larkhill Camp. Many of the graves are of Australian servicemen and there is a separate Australian memorial in the cemetery.
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1 1901 Census lists Kennedy family Lists Robert as age 14 living with the family at house 5 in Derrycaw, Tullyroan, Armagh
2 1911 Census lists Kennedy family Lists Robert as age 22 living with the family at house 9 in Derrycaw, Tullyroan, Armagh
3 Armagh War Memorial Details of Robert Kennedy
4 Derrycaw, Tullyroan Details of Derrycaw
5 Find A Grave Photo of Robert Kennedy's headstone
6 Royal Irish Rifles - 10th Battalion Robert Kennedy, Moy, died of wounds
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