Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

Kennedy, Andrew Macpherson

Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Regiment: 20th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers

Biography: Son of Donald Kennedy, Inverness; born Inverness, 2 September 1890; educated at Invergordon Academy and Inverness Royal Academy ; student in Medicine, Aberdeen University, 1909-13. Kennedy had to give up his studies for a time, owing to bad health, and went to Borneo. In January 1916 he returned from abroad to join the Seaforth Highlanders, in which he served until February 1917, when he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the Lancashire Fusiliers. He was trained at Ripon, from January to April 1916, and served with distinction in France from April 1916 to March 1918. At the time of his death, his Colonel testified to his splendid qualities of leadership and his gallantry as a gentleman. Kennedy was one of the medical students who were given permission to return to finish their medical course, but he asked his Commanding Officer to be allowed to remain for the attack which was daily expected. His request was granted, and now the Highlands are the poorer for the loss of one who nobly gave his life. He fell in action at Maricourt on 26 March 1918.

Date of Death: 26 March 1918

Burial Details: Name recorded on the Pozières Memorial, Panel 33, Column 1.

Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.

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