KENNEDY, William
(Service number 6341)

First Rank Last Rank


Date 29 November 1890 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 20 October 1916 Age 25 years 11 months
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Patrick KENNEDY, St Andrews, South Canterbury, New Zealand
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with Australian Imperial Force Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation
Unit, Squadron, or Ship
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Lift attendant


Date *1937 Age
Place of Death New South Wales, Australia
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

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 ( [28 April 2020]

External Links

Related Documents

No documents available. 

Researched and Written by

Teresa Scott, SC branch NZSG

Currently Assigned to

Not assigned.

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 Logo. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License unless otherwise stated.

Tell us more

Do you have information that could be added to this story? Or related images that you are happy to share? Submit them here!

Your Details
Veteran Details
- you may attach an image or document up to 10MB