Private Benjamin Kenny, 27754

Soldier Factfile

Name:  Private Benjamin Kenny, 27754 (also spelt Kenney )

Date of Birth:   1895


1911: Beaumont Leys Sewage Farm

Parents Names: 

James Kenney (Labourer)


Occupation before the war:  Shoe Riveter

Siblings Names:

Joseph b 1997  |  James b 1888  |  Ellen b1890  |  Fred b1892  |  William b1894  |

Elizabeth b1896  |  John b 1898  |  Jesse b 1900

Date Died:   12.10.1917


Place of Death:   Ypres

Place of Burial/Memorial:  Tyne Cot Mem., Zonnebeke, West Vlaanderen

Cause of death:   Killed in action


1st battalion

Grenadier Guards


Victory Medal

British Medal

Any other information (e.g. Service Record/ appearance etc)

  • Enlisted in Leicester
  • Previous Regiment Grenadier Guards. No 27754 Guardsman
  • Married Ida Lighton Leicester June 1914
  • His effects left to his wife and children
  • Brother John also killed 9.11.1917