Private John Kenny (Kenney), 59986

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Name:  Private John Kenny (Kenney), 59986

Date of Birth:   1898

Address:   77, Church Lane, Anstey

Parents Names: 

James Kenney (Labourer)


Occupation before the war:   Boot Trade worker

Siblings Names:

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

Elizabeth b1896  |  Benjamin b 1895  |  Jesse b 1900

Date Died:   9.11.1917

Age:   18

Place of Death:   Ypres

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

Cause of death:   Killed in action


95th Company

Unit – Machine Gun Corps(Infantry)


Victory Medal

British Medal

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

  • Enlisted in Loughborough
  • Former Unit – Leicestershire Regiment 4583
  • Effects left to his mother Ellen
  • Brother also died at Ypres 12.10.1917