8655 Private Henry Edward Kenny VC

Henry served as a Private in the 1st Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment during the First World War. He was awarded the Victoria Cross, for his actions at Hulloch, during the battle of Loos, France, September 25, 1915. The following is what was published in the London Gazette at the time.

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Gazette Issue 29527 published on the 28 March 1916

War Office, 30th March, 1916. His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to award the Victoria Cross to the undermentioned Officers, Non-commissioried Officers and Men: —

No. 8655 Private Henry Kenny", 1st Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. For most conspicuous bravery.

Private Kenny went out on six different occasions on one day under a very heavy shell, rifle and machine-gun fire, and each time succeeded in carrying to a place of safety a wounded man who had been lying in the open.

He was himself wounded in the neck whilst handing the last man over the parapet.

Henry was born Hackney, East London, 27th July 1888 and lived in Hale End, Highams Park. He died on 6th May 1979, in Chertsey, Surrey and was laid to rest in Woking Crematorium, Surrey, England


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