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15068   Rifleman Robert Kennedy
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 14/07/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 5th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 26/10/1886
Died: 30/10/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 28
Robert J Kennedy was the eldest son of James and Jane Kennedy. He was born on 26th October 1886 in Derrycaw. Derrycaw lies north east of Moy along the banks of the River Blackwater. He 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
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Caledon Church Of Ireland - WWI Roll of Honour Caledon
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Armagh Dead in the Great War 75
References and Links
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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 Durrington Cemetery War Graves Details of Rifleman Robert Kennedy
5 Photo of Robert Kennedy's headstone
6 Lives of the First World War Brief details of Rifleman Robert Kennedy
7 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
8 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
9 Royal Irish Rifles - 10th Battalion Robert Kennedy, Moy, died of wounds
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023