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Albert Kennedy

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Albert AWMM
  • Surname
    Kennedy AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 8/1272 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 28 October 1914 AWMM Dunback, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs D. Kennedy (mother), Dunback, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 December 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/1272 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Basic military training at Trentham AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW1 28 October 1914 AWMM OtagoNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      On 12 April 1915 Albert Kennedy embarked at Alexandria for the Dradanelles, a week later he fell sick and was admitted to No.1 Australian hospital in Lemnos suffering from tonsillitis. Illness struck again in July and he spent time on the hospital ship Neuralia with debility, and transfered to a Cairo hospital at the beginning of August with gastro-enteritis.(Church, p.59) AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      June 1916, mumps, St. Omer AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      On 16 September whilst fighting near Flers, in the battle of Somme, Albert Kennedy received gunshot wounds to both legs and was evacuated to England. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Albert Kennedy arrived at No.1 NZGH Brockenhurst on 21 September. During the next three weeks he developed cellulitis in his right leg, and never recovered from his wounds. (Church, p.59) AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • "In February 1916, whilst at Moascar camp, Ismailia, Egypt, Albert Kennedy overstayed leave for two days, for which he forfeited four days' pay. Despite this misdemeanour, his Active Service sheet indictaes that he was qualified as a stretcher-bearer. This position was usually given to the best soldiers, as the job was so important." (Church, p.59) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    14 October 1916 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    BrockenhurstHampshire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM Plot A, Row 2, Grave 10 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Dunback War Memorial, Dunback Domain, Otago, New Zealand AWMM

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  • Albert was one of 2 brothers killed in WW1. Both were from Dunback, Otago, and farmers by trade. Their sister was my grandmother. Dunback suffered the most number of deaths per capital than any other place in NZ, and as NZ suffered the most per capital in the world, this places Dunback at the top of the unfortunate list. I plan to uplift his cross and his brother’s from the field of remembrance on 17 November
    Public - Mela - Other relative - 22 October 2018
  • Albert was one of 2 brothers killed in WW1. Both were from Dunback, Otago, and farmers by trade. Their sister was my grandmother. Dunback suffered the most number of deaths per capital than any other place in NZ, and as NZ suffered the most per capital in the world, this places Dunback at the top of the unfortunate list. I plan to uplift his cross and his brother’s from the field of remembrance on 17 November
    Public - Mela - Other relative - 22 October 2018

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Church, C. (2002). New Zealand graves at Brockenhurst : 93 New Zealand soldiers remembered from World War One. Hampshire, England: Author. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 389 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM

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09 December 2018JulianaAuckland, New ZealandResearcher
22 October 2018MelaAuckland NZOther relative
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