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lindyloo

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Army numbers
« on: November 11, 2009, 10:38:56 AM »
i have a lance Coprporal William Kennedy army no 10891 18th batt manchester Reg died in action 13th may 1916 from the WGC buried at Suzanne.On a CD about the Man Reg I have found his number to be 10961,, but I cannot Identify him in the Company photos. Can I be sure the right man is in the right grave? Also reading the history on your sight of the 18th reg there is no record of any action till a later date, but a couple of days earlier they report the collapse of a mine in which several men were killed. This man was my grandma's first husband and she had a child by him. where can I find out wether he got any medals etc and if there is a photo of his grave or his name on any memorials. a lot to ask of you all but any snippet will do Thanks Lindyloo

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Re: Army numbers
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2009, 12:42:36 PM »
Hi s medal card has him as a privet? In the Manchester city battalions book you have no way of knowing which is your William Kennedy. The are not named , just a group photo.

Name: KENNEDY
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Manchester Regiment
Unit Text: 18th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 13/05/1916
Service No: 10981
Additional information: Husband of Mary Theresa Thornton (formerly Kennedy), of 44, Queen St., Chester Rd., Hulme, Manchester.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: G. 16.
Cemetery: SUZANNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
« Last Edit: November 11, 2009, 01:21:24 PM by Migky »

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Re: Army numbers
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2009, 01:19:45 PM »
hiya lindy.
go into the final resting place section of our forum,theres a picture of williams grave amongst those in suzanne communal cemetery.
10981 is his correct number,the other one is an transcription error

mack ;D

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Re: Army numbers
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2009, 01:34:07 PM »
LINK TO KENNEDY PHOTO courtesy of Mack

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Re: Army numbers
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2009, 08:08:30 PM »
Lindyloo-an extract from the Battalion history from the 13th May.
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Re: Army numbers
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2009, 08:09:56 PM »
Second part
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Re: Army numbers
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2009, 08:41:14 PM »
I am juust amazed at all the info you have been able to find for me and I was very moved by the account of the warfare and to see his gravestone thank you so much!!!!I CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH!!!!!i WILl NOW TRY TO SORT OUT HOW TO GET ALL THIS ONTO MY OWN pC. CAN I send this to myself? how do I download the photo from flicker? lindyloo

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Re: Army numbers
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2009, 08:51:01 PM »
Right click with you mouse on the picture, click save image as, and save it to your my pictures folder  ;)
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Re: Army numbers
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2009, 10:00:45 PM »
or download from here in the same way

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Re: Army numbers
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2009, 10:30:52 PM »
Or click on the paper clip below the photo and your photo programme should open it, then click "File" and select "Save As".
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lindyloo

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Re: Army numbers
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2009, 12:23:44 PM »
Hi s medal card has him as a privet? In the Manchester city battalions book you have no way of knowing which is your William Kennedy. The are not named , just a group photo.

Name: KENNEDY
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Manchester Regiment
Unit Text: 18th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 13/05/1916
Service No: 10981
Additional information: Husband of Mary Theresa Thornton (formerly Kennedy), of 44, Queen St., Chester Rd., Hulme, Manchester.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: G. 16.
Cemetery: SUZANNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

Or click on the paper clip below the photo and your photo programme should open it, then click "File" and select "Save As".
what medals did he actually get? hope Ive done this reply right and thanks

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Re: Army numbers
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2009, 02:25:11 PM »
he was awarded the 1914-15 star and the war+victory medals

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Re: Army numbers
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2009, 02:33:01 PM »
From the 18th Bn medal roll. (Click picture to enlarge)
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Re: Army numbers
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2009, 10:37:26 AM »
thanks for the info on the medals and how to save all this info, lindyloo