Monday 1 March 2010

Lance-Corporal Samuel Kennedy

Born on 25 December 1893 in Glasgow, Scotland - no next of kin listed - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as marine fireman; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 2.5 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; weight of 136 pounds; fair complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 130th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 15 October 1915 (number 787304) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 14 or 15 November 1916 - invalided sick to England on 30 June 1917 - later served with reserve units.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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