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.
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.