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|Date||29 November 1890||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Date||20 October 1916||Age||25 years 11 months|
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|Next of Kin||Patrick KENNEDY, St Andrews, South Canterbury, New Zealand|
|Served with||Australian Imperial Force||Served in||Army|
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|Place of Death||New South Wales, Australia|
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William Kennedy was born on 29 November 1890 at Timaru, the eldes son of Patrick and Mary (Minnie, née Dempsey). He was educated at St Andrews School, his father being a farmer in the district. Patrick Kennedy died in 1920 and Minnie in 1924. Both are buried in the Timaru Cemetery.
William Kennedy enlisted with the Australian Imperial Force on 20 October 1916 at Sydney, New South Wales. He was 25 years 11 months old, a labourer and single. He named his father as next-of-kin – Patrick Kennedy, St Andrews, South Canterbury, New Zealand. Later – at his death - his next- of kin was Mrs Mildred Ann Kennedy, 321 Geehan Street, Auswood, NSW. William Married Mildred Ann Bisby in 1921 at Waverley, New South Wales. They lived at Burwood, New South Wales, William employed as a lift attendant. He died in 1937, his death being registered at Randwick, and Mildred died in 1974.
NZ BDM Indexes (Department of internal Affairs) [28 April 2020]; School Admission records [28 April 2020]; Australian Marriage & Deaths indexes (NSW Registry online) [28 April 2020]; Australian Electoral Rolls (ancestry.com.au) [28 April 2020]
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