Kennedy, William Robert
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Regiment: 2nd Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Biography: Son of Dr. John R. Kennedy; Born Carradale, Argyllshire, 8 March 1896; educated Dunbeath Public School, Tain Royal Academy, and Wick High School student in Medicine, 1914.Kennedy started Medicine in the summer session of 1914 and enlisted at once in "U" Company, 4th Gordon Highlanders. He was mobilized on 4 August 1914, immediately volunteering for foreign service, and left Bedford with the Battalion for France in February 1915. Whilst there he displayed such conspicuous bravery in carrying dispatches across a shell-swept zone, that he was complimented by the Major-General commanding the third Division for his distinguished conduct in the field, was recommended for the D.C.M., and singled out for promotion. After a course of training at St. Omer he was gazetted to the 2nd Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in August 1915, and was serving with them when he was killed in action while leading his men to the assault at the Battle of Loos, 25 September 1915.
Date of Death: 25 September 1915
Burial Details: Buried at Cambrin Churchyard Extension, Plot 1, Row B, Grave 20.
Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.
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