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15655   Private James Kennedy
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 12/11/1895
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Summary      
James Kennedy was a son of Charles and Matilda Kennedy. He was born in Maghera on 12th November 1895. He was one of 14 children. Like his father, James Kennedy was a farm labourer. Private James Kennedy was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916. He was 20 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tincourt New British Cemetery
  Tincourt, Somme
Grave Ref: Grave VII-G-19
CWGC Casualty 255809
Summary      
Tincourt is a village about 7 kilometres east of Peronne and Tincourt New British Cemetery is on the west side of the village, just off the D199.
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1 1901 Census lists Kennedy family 1901 census lists James as age 5 living with the family at house 119 in Maghera Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Kennedy family 1911 census lists James as age 15 living with the family at house 17 in Moneymore, Maghera, Londonderry
3 Maghera Church of Ireland Graveyard Private James Kennedy commemorated on family grave including photo
4 Maghera Church of Ireland Graveyard Private James Kennedy commemorated on family grave
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private James Kennedy's grave can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2020