We remember Alexander James Kennedy

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1883
sibling Margaret Kennedy Source:8611212 16th April 1883
1885
sibling John Kydd Kennedy Source:8638175 17th April 1885
1887
birth 161 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom Source:8611212 3rd April 1887
1887
location 161 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom parents address Source:8612441 3rd April 1887
1890
sibling Mary Simpson Kennedy Source:8638175 16th March 1890
1890
location 7 Chalmers Building, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh United Kingdom parents address Source:8611212 1890
1891
dates Age 4 Source:8611145 5th April 1891
1891
location 158 Munton Road, Newington, London United Kingdom parents address Source:8611212 1891 - 1898
1892
sibling Robert Kennedy Source:8638175 5th March 1892
1894
sibling Frederick William Kennedy Source:8638175 16th August 1894
1896
sibling Laura Isabel Kennedy Source:8638175 24th June 1896
1898
location 4 Rodney Place, Newington, London United Kingdom parents address Source:8611212 November 1898 - 1901
1898
sibling Douglas Reginald Stanley Kennedy Source:8638175 30th November 1898
1901
dates Age 14 Source:8611147 31st March 1901
1901
employment Printers Reader's Boy Newington United Kingdom Source:8611147 31st March 1901
1901
location 2 Rodney Place, Newington, London United Kingdom parents address Source:8611212 1901 - 1903
1902
sibling Norman Roxburgh Kennedy Source:8638175 20th October 1902
1904
location 3 Rodney Place, Newington, London United Kingdom parents address Source:8611212 1904
1904
sibling Doris Isabel Kennedy Source:8638175 24th August 1904
1905
location 2 Copeland Avenue, Peckham, London United Kingdom parents address Source:8611212 1905 - 1906
1906
location 11 Gordon Road, Nunhead, London United Kingdom parents address Source:8611212 1906 - 1907
1908
location 18 Harders Road, Peckham, London United Kingdom parents address Source:8611212 1908
1909
location 313 Crystal Palace Road, Camberwell, London United Kingdom parents address Source:8611212 1909 - 1911
1911
dates Age 24 Source:8611151 2nd April 1911
1911
employment Machine Manager Source:8611151 2nd April 1911
1911
location 9 Bridge Street, Otley, Yorkshire United Kingdom their own address Source:8611212 1911
1914
events Unit mobilised for War service Training South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire area United Kingdom Units had mobilised for full time war service on 5 August 1914 and moved to the South Yorkshire / Lincolnshire area by mid August 1914. Not known when Alexander joined them after initial training? Source:8614923 August 1914
1914
events Enlisting Medical Otley, Yorkshire United Kingdom Source:8614929 2nd September 1914
1914
dates Age 25 Source:8614929 2nd September 1914
1914
service British Army Driver 820 IV West Riding (Howitzer) Brigade RFA Source:8614929 7th September 1914 - 24th February 1915
1914
employment Printer William Walker - Victoria Printing Works Otley, Yorkshire United Kingdom Source:8614929 7th September 1914
1914
enlistment Otley, Yorkshire United Kingdom Source:8614929 7th September 1914
1914
events Training Training Otley Drill Hall, Yorkshire United Kingdom The units had departed for annual summer camp but were recalled to base by emergency orders. Not known exactly when Alexander joined the mobilised unit after initial training? Source:8614923 7th September 1914
1914
dates Age 31 Source:8611221 7th September 1914
1915
service British Army Driver 820 1st West Riding Division IV West Riding (Howitzer) Brigade RFA Source:8614929 24th February 1915 - 22nd May 1915
1915
events Entrainment prior to going to France Training South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire area United Kingdom On 31 March the Division was warned that it would go on overseas service and entrainment began on 12 April. Source:8614923 12th April 1915 - 15th April 1915
1915
events Embarkation Embarkation United Kingdom Embarked from Southampton with units of 49th Division Source:8614929 15th April 1915
1915
theatres France & Belgium: 1a Source:4135484 16th April 1915 - 7th August 1918
1915
events Training Training Estaires - Merville - Neuf Berquin France Source:8614923 19th April 1915
1915
service British Army Driver 820 49th (West Riding) Division IV West Riding (Howitzer) Brigade RFA Source:8614929 22nd May 1915 - 20th May 1916
1916
hospitalisation Injury to left knee Hospital/Institution Source:8614929 19th May 1916 - 20th May 1916
1916
service British Army Driver 820 49th (West Riding) Division CCXLV (1st West Riding) Brigade RFA Source:8614929 20th May 1916 - 4th March 1918
1916
events Pay Pay Pay increased for proficiency by 3d per day (assuming Class 11 is the lower rate, the other rate being 6d per day) Source:8615358 7th September 1916
1916
events Pay Pay Pay increased a further 3 d per day, total 6d per day proficiency pay, in addition to basic rate of 1s, 2 1/2d per day for a Gunner / Driver in the RFA Source:8615358 21st September 1916
1917
events Pay Pay Amount awarded based on service to date @1d per year, paid in addition to basic of 1s 2 1/2 d and performance pay of 6d per day, Source:8615358 29th September 1917
1917
hospitalisation Gun shot wound to upper left arm or hand Hospital/Institution Source:8614929 7th November 1917 - 29th December 1917
1917
events Hospitalisation Hospitialisation Source:8614929 9th November 1917
1917
events Hospitalisation Hospitalisation Dannes-Cammiers France Source:8614929 9th November 1917
1917
events Hospitalisation Hospitalisation Dannes-Cammiers France Source:8614929 29th December 1917
1917
events Discharged to Base Discharged to Base Discharged from Chicago Source:8611221 29th December 1917
1918
events Posted from Base Posted from Base Source:8611221 5th January 1918
1918
events Posting Posting France Following the Battles of the Somme and Lys, the Army reorganised, Alexander was reposted. Source:8614845 February 1918
1918
events Furlough Furlough Source:8611221 8th February 1918 - 22nd February 1918
1918
service British Army Gunner 776216 30th Division 149 Brigade RFA Source:8614929 4th March 1918 - 3rd September 1918
1918
hospitalisation Sick (unspecified) Hospital/Institution Source:8614929 7th March 1918 - 9th March 1918
1918
hospitalisation Gun shot wound to the head Hospital/Institution Source:8614929 3rd August 1918 - 21st September 1918
1918
events Hospitalisation Hospitalisation Boulogne France Source:8611221 3rd August 1918
1918
events Hospitalisation Hospitalisation Boulogne France Source:8611221 3rd August 1918 - 2nd September 1918
1918
events Home Furlough Home Furlough This furlough followed after receiving head wound, hospitalisation and operation, was then reposted to 312th Brigade Source:8614929 8th August 1918 - 7th September 1918
1918
service British Army Gunner 776216 Base 149 Brigade RFA Source:8614929 3rd September 1918 - 25th September 1918
1918
events Hospitalisation Hospitalisation Dannes-Cammiers France Source:8611221 3rd September 1918
1918
theatres France & Belgium: 1a Source:8614226 8th September 1918 - 29th January 1919
1918
events Transfer to Base Transfer to Base Double check Source:8611221 8th September 1918
1918
service British Army Gunner 776216 62nd (2nd West Riding) Division 312 Brigade RFA Source:8614929 25th September 1918 - 26th February 1919
1918
events Posted from Base Posted from Base Source:8611221 25th September 1918
1918
hospitalisation Influenza Hospital/Institution Source:8614929 20th December 1918
1919
events Travel Travel France Source:8611221 29th January 1919
1919
events Recuperation and demob Training Ripon, Yorkshire United Kingdom Source:8614929 30th January 1919 - 31st March 1920
1919
discharge Source:8614929 February 1919
1919
discharge Source:8614929 26th February 1919
1919
dates Age 32 Source:8614926 1919
1920
events Application for Disability Pension Pensions and Gratuities DNS. Pension not awarded Source:8611221 5th January 1920
1920
events Furlough Demob Otley, Yorkshire United Kingdom Granted 28 days furlough but not finally discharged until March. Possibly extended while waiting for Appeal decision ?? Source:8614929 30th January 1920 - 31st March 1920
1920
location 8 Friern Road, East Dulwich, London United Kingdom parents address Source:8611212 February 1920 - 1924
1920
events Appeal Pensions and Gratuities Leeds, Yorkshire United Kingdom Already discharged. Suffered impairment but recovered. DNS for Disability Pension. Appeal rejected. Source:8611221 18th February 1920
1926
location 22 Linden Grove, Peckham, London United Kingdom parents address Source:8611212 1926 - 1928
1930
employment Printer Source:8612445 29th August 1930
1934
location 151a Friern Road, East Dulwich, London United Kingdom Source:8611212 1934 - 1935
1936
location 33 Holland Road, Croydon, Surrey United Kingdom their own address Source:8611221 1936
1936
location 51 Beauval Road, East Dulwich, London United Kingdom parents address Source:8611221 1936
1936
dates Age 46 Source:8612445 29th August 1936
1936
marriage Adeline Elsie Miller Source:8612445 29th August 1936
1937
children Ena Kennedy Source:8611212 25th May 1937
1939
children Roy Kennedy Source:8611212 2nd April 1939
1939
employment Printing Machine Minder Source:8611212 29th September 1939
1954
employment Printer Lamson Paragon Supply Co Ltd Paragon Works, Canning Town, West Ham, London United Kingdom Source:8613332 24th June 1954
1954
employment Printer Paragon Works West Ham, London United Kingdom Source:8612449 24th June 1954
1954
dates Age 67 Source:8612449 24th June 1954
1954
location 65 Chaucer Green, Croydon, Surrey United Kingdom their own address Source:8612449 24th June 1954
hospitalisation Hospital/Institution Source:8614929
service British Army Driver, Gunner 820, 839, 3320, 776216 Royal Field Artillery 245,149, 312 Brigades RFA Source:8614929
1954
death Not War Related Burst Pulmonary Embolism. Post Mortem carried out. No inquest held. Paragon Works, Fords Park Road, London United Kingdom Source:8612449 Source:8626219 Source:8611212 24th June 1954
burial Croydon Road Cemetery Non-War Cemetery Croydon, Surrey United Kingdom Source:8612449

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names Alexander James
Initials AJ
Last Name Kennedy
Source 8614929
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
11 Gordon Road, Nunhead, London United Kingdom parents address 1906 - 1907
151a Friern Road, East Dulwich, London United Kingdom 1934 - 1935
158 Munton Road, Newington, London United Kingdom parents address 1891 - 1898
161 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom parents address 3rd April 1887
18 Harders Road, Peckham, London United Kingdom parents address 1908
2 Copeland Avenue, Peckham, London United Kingdom parents address 1905 - 1906
2 Rodney Place, Newington, London United Kingdom parents address 1901 - 1903
22 Linden Grove, Peckham, London United Kingdom parents address 1926 - 1928
3 Rodney Place, Newington, London United Kingdom parents address 1904
313 Crystal Palace Road, Camberwell, London United Kingdom parents address 1909 - 1911
33 Holland Road, Croydon, Surrey United Kingdom their own address 1936
4 Rodney Place, Newington, London United Kingdom parents address November 1898 - 1901
51 Beauval Road, East Dulwich, London United Kingdom parents address 1936
65 Chaucer Green, Croydon, Surrey United Kingdom their own address known 24th June 1954
7 Chalmers Building, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh United Kingdom parents address 1890
8 Friern Road, East Dulwich, London United Kingdom parents address February 1920 - 1924
9 Bridge Street, Otley, Yorkshire United Kingdom their own address 1911
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army 820 IV West Riding (Howitzer) Brigade RFA Driver
British Army 820 1st West Riding Division IV West Riding (Howitzer) Brigade RFA Driver
British Army 820 49th (West Riding) Division IV West Riding (Howitzer) Brigade RFA Driver
British Army 776216 30th Division 149 Brigade RFA Gunner
British Army 776216 Base 149 Brigade RFA Gunner
British Army 820, 839, 3320, 776216 Royal Field Artillery 245,149, 312 Brigades RFA Driver, Gunner
British Army 776216 62nd (2nd West Riding) Division 312 Brigade RFA Gunner
British Army 820 49th (West Riding) Division CCXLV (1st West Riding) Brigade RFA Driver
Awards
AwardTypeSource
1914/15 Star First World War Campaign/Service Medal
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Children
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Roy Kennedy son 2nd April 1939
Ena Kennedy daughter 25th May 1937
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Robert Kennedy father
Robert Roxburgh Kennedy father
Isabella Glass Kydd mother
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Margaret Kennedy sister 16th April 1883
John Kydd Kennedy brother 17th April 1885
Mary Simpson Kennedy sister 16th March 1890
Robert Kennedy sister 5th March 1892
Frederick William Kennedy brother 16th August 1894
Laura Isabel Kennedy sister 24th June 1896
Douglas Reginald Stanley Kennedy brother 30th November 1898
Norman Roxburgh Kennedy brother 20th October 1902
Doris Isabel Kennedy sister 24th August 1904
Spouse
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Adeline Elsie Miller wife 29th August 1936
Physical
ComplexionEyesHairSource
Fresh Grey Fair
DateHeightSource
1914-09-02 5'4"
Religion
DateReligionSource
1914-09-02 Anglican - Church of Eng, Irl, Wales or other

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Official Records

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1891 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Joanne85318
1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Joanne85318
1911 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Joanne85318
England & Wales marriages 1837-2008 Transcription Joanne85318
British Army Service Records 1914-1920 Transcription Joanne85318

External Evidence

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1939 Register Joanne85318
British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920 for Alexander Kennedy Joanne85318
The Lamson Paragon Printing Works Joanne85318
Grace's Guide to British Industrial History Joanne85318
Otley Joanne85318
The Great War 1914 - 1918 Joanne85318
The Long Long Trail, British Base Hospitals in France Joanne85318
The Long Long Trail, The 30th Division in 1914-1918 Joanne85318
The Long Long Trail, The 62nd (2nd West Riding) Division in 1914-1918 Joanne85318
The Long, Long Trail, CXLVIII, CXLIX, CL and CLI (Howitzer) Brigades (30th Divisional Artillery) Joanne85318
The Long, Long Trail, The 49th (West Riding) Division in 1914-1918 Joanne85318
The Long, Long Trail Joanne85318
British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920 for Alexander Kennedy Joanne85318
The Long, Long Trail, Royal Field Artillery Brigades Joanne85318
Shilling Extra Joanne85318
The Long, Long Trail, British Army rates of pay, The introduction of War Pay Joanne85318
The Long, Long Trail, British Army rates of pay Joanne85318
Family Archive Peter87176

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313 Crystal Palace Road Peter87176
The old German Bunker at s-Gravenstafel Peter87176
Site of Victoria Printing Works, Otley Peter87176
Adeline Elsie Miller Peter87176
Ena Kennedy Peter87176
Roy Kennedy Peter87176
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