Thomas Kenny

May 30, 1885

Born in Cork, Ireland


Mar 25, 1918

Attested into the 1st Depot Battalion, Western Ontario Regiment in London, Ontario 

Ø      Number 2356573

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs. Mary Walsh, friend, 613 West 7th St., Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

o       This was also given as his current address

Ø      Previous occupation given as Teamster

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Roman Catholic

Ø      Assigned to the depot battalion’s 7th Draft


Apr 16, 1918

Embarked the SS Scotian in Halifax, Nova Scotia


Apr 28, 1918

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and proceeded to Witley where the draft was absorbed into the 4th Reserve Battalion to continue training


Sep 14, 1918

Transferred to the 1st Battalion


Sep 16, 1918

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in Etaples, France as part of a draft of 26 reinforcements from England and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 1st Battalion


Sep 18, 1918

Left the base depot and joined the CCRC (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) in Aubin St Vaast


Sep 29, 1918

While still in the reinforcement camp Private Kenny was transferred to the 21st Battalion


Oct 2, 1918

After leaving the reinforcement camp, he joined the 21st Battalion at the front on the Hindenburg Line


Oct 11, 1918

Just 9 days after joining the battalion, and 1 month before the end of the war, Private Kenny was killed during the advance on the town of Avesnes-le-Sec, France.  He was later buried in the Niagara Cemetery, Iwuy, France

Following the war the British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to his friend, Mrs. Mary Walsh, 924 West 7th St., Cincinnati, Ohio, USA 

There was no Plaque, Scroll or Memorial Cross issued


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