ARTHUR EDWARD KENNY

 

 

Born: 1897, Ipswich.

Died: 16th February 1918; age 21; Died of wounds whilst Prisoner of War in Reserve Field Hospital, Caudry – from shot wound in abdomen.

Ex-265353 Acting Corporal 1/6th Cyclist Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Enlisted Territorial Force 22nd May 1915 – transferred to RNVR for RND 15th June 1917. Draft for BEF 4th July 1917 – joined Nelson Battalion 28th August 1917 – transferred to Drake Battalion 7th February 1918- reported missing 16th February 1918 – Prisoner of War.

Drake Battalion War Diary states 16/2/18:- “At 5.25am, enemy put down a Trench Mortar & light shell bombardment on Sunken Road at L34 Central & on trenches in rear. Following closely behind barrage a German raiding party of from 50 to 60 men who came from the direction of L34.d.15.85 & entered our Lewis Gun Post L34.d.15.85 & captured the garrison except the NCO. Seven men missing. Two wounded. One dead German lay out in front of this Lewis Gun Post & his cap (NCO’s polished black peak) pay book & identity disc were sent to Brigade early this morning.” ; b.17/6/1897 ; Next-of-Kin: Father, Robert, Nelson Road Bakery, Ipswich.

Rank: Leading Seaman; Service Number: R/3100

Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, ‘Drake’ Battalion, Royal Navy Division.

 

Grave Reference:

IV.C.22.

Caudry British Cemetery,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Robert & Annie Kenny, of Nelson Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   Nelson Road Bakery, Ipswich.

 

Arthur was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Robert Kenny, 31, a Baker of Bread & Grocer – own account, born Bardwell, Suffolk.

Annie Eliza Kenny (nee Briggs), 30, born London.

Robert Stanley Kenny, 6, born Ipswich.

Olive Annie Kenny, 2, born Ipswich.

1 boarder – baker’s assistant.

 

1911   1, Holland Road, Ipswich.

 

Arthur was 14 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Robert, 42, a Master Baker – own account.

Annie, 40, Assisting in Business.

Robert, 17, an Assistant Foreman – Chemical Manure Works.

Olive, 13.

Grace Dorothy Kenny, 10, born Ipswich.

Florence Elizabeth Kenny, 6, born Ipswich.

Ivy Lillian Kenny, 3, born Ipswich.

Herbert James Kenny, 3 months, born Ipswich.

 

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, ‘Drake’ Battalion, Royal Navy Division:

http://www.1914-1918.net/63div.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/63rd_(Royal_Naval)_Division

 

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