Rank: Lance Corporal
Number: 17115
Unit: 6th Battalion EAST LANCASHIRE Regiment
Date of Death: 7 October 1915
Age: 21
Cemetery: Green Hill Cemetery, Turkey

John was born in then parish of St Joseph's Church, Stockport and was the adopted son of Martin Kennedy, 14 Crowther Street, in the Lower Hillgate area. He worked as larbourer for Stockport Corporation's Waterworks Committee until he enlisted into the army in Decmeber 1914.

The newly formed 6th Battalion went overseas in June 1915, going into action as one of the re-enforcing Battalions, at Gallipoli, the following month. John will have taken part in three major battles during August before the failed campaign settled down for its final weeks before the Allied troops were evacuated.

John' Company Sergeant Major wrote to his parents "Lance Corporal Kennedy was killed by a sniper whilst out digging on the night of October 7th. He had always proved himself to be a thorough good worker and one to be trusted. His comrades of the company tender their deepest sympathies to you."

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