To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Lance Corporal

John Kennedy


 1913 - Born

Son of John and Elizabeth Kennedy

Husband of Lily Kennedy, of Hexham, Northumberland

Border Regiment

2nd Battalion



1942: The Battalion was training for jungle warfare in Horana, Ceylon.

January 1943/01/ - It was posted to Kandy.

1943/06 - Became part of the 100th Brigade, 20th Indian Division.

1943/10 - Still in the same Division the Battalion moved to a camp in Burma near Imphal.

1944 - The Japanese had laid a heavy siege upon Imphal

1944/06/ - The successful counter-attack to relieve this siege began and the Japanese withdrew to burma.

1945/04/ - The battalion was transferred to the 36th British Infantry Division, which was previously an Indian Army formation, and became a Reconnaissance Regiment for the division.

1945/05/ - 2nd Battalion returned to India for Jungle Training


1945/05/05 - WO417/90.2, Casualty List No. 1749. . Reported ‘Missing’.

1945/05/05 - WO417/91.2, Casualty List No. 1749. Unpaid Lance Corporal. Reported ‘Missing’.

1946/02/11 - WO417/101, Casualty List No.1983. Previously shown on Casualty List No.1749 as Missing, 07/04/1945. ‘Presumed Died of Wounds’



Age 32

7th April 1945




1939-1945 Star-tn

Burma Star

War Medal

1939-1945 Star


Loved Ones

Son of John and Elizabeth Kennedy

Husband of Lily Kennedy, of Hexham, Northumberland.



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Rangoon Memorial

Burma (Myanmar)


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