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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.
Further Information
Robert Kennedy was the eldest son of James and Jane Kennedy. Robert was born about 1889 in Moy, County Armagh. This probably implies he was born on the Charlemont side of the river in County Armagh.
The 1901 census records Robert as age 14 living with the family at house 5 in Derrycaw, Tullyroan, County Armagh. James Kennedy was a farmer. Robert was still at school
Derrycaw lies north east of Moy, near the Argory, along the banks of the River Blackwater.
The 1911 census lists Robert as age 22 living with the family at house 9 in Derrycaw, Tullyroan, Armagh. Robert is working as a farm servant. His father is a coachman.
Family: James Kennedy, Jane Kennedy, Robert J Kennedy (born about 1887), Louisa Kennedy (born about 1894), William P Kennedy (born about 1895), George Kennedy (born about 1897) Henry Kennedy (born about 1900), David Kennedy (born about 1901), Maggie Kennedy (born about 1903).
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.
The CWGC record Private Robert Kennedy as the son of James Kennedy, of Mill St., Caledon, Co. Tyrone.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Derrycaw, Tullyroan, Armagh Moy Census listing in Derrycaw, Tullyroan 54.448734 -6.678929
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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 Derrycaw, Tullyroan Details of Derrycaw
4 Find A Grave Photo of Robert Kennedy's headstone
5 Royal Irish Rifles - 10th Battalion Robert Kennedy, Moy, died of wounds
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