Percival "Percy" G. Kennedy

Jun 18, 1892

Born in Sterling, Ontario to Angus and Alzina (nee Cragg) Kennedy


Mar 10, 1916

Attested into the 155th Battalion CEF in Sterling, Ontario 

Ø      Number 636810

Ø      Next of kin given as Alzina Kennedy, mother, Stirling, Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Methodist 

The battalion trained in the Kingston, Ontario area


May 24, 1916

Married in Stirling, Ontario and next of kin changed to read Mrs. Hester Mae Kennedy, Stirling, Ontario


Oct 17, 1916

Embarked the SS Northland in Halifax, Nova Scotia


Oct 28, 1916

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and the battalion proceeded to Bramshott


Dec 5, 1916

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Dec 6, 1916

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in the Rouelles Camp, Havre, France as part of a draft of 147 reinforcements from England and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Dec 8, 1916

After leaving the base depot, Private Kennedy joined the 21st Battalion in billets in Bully Grenay


Dec 13, 1916

After only 5 days with the battalion he was admitted to the No. 18 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) with a diagnosis that reads Bronchitis


Dec 19, 1916

Private Kennedy died at 8.30 pm in the clearing station without having been involved in any combat with the battalion.  He was buried in the nearby Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, Lapugnoy, France.

Following the war the British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny), Scroll and Memorial Cross were sent to his widow, Mrs. Hester Mae Blakely, RR #1 Holloway, Ontario 

A second Memorial Cross was sent to his mother, Mrs. Alzina Kennedy, Stirling, Ontario


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