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Private Henry Kennell

5/30050 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
(formerly
Northamptonshire Regiment)

Son of Mr Thomas & Mrs Annie Kennell
Husband of Clara (nee Baker)

Aged 39 years

Died 6th March 1918

Commemorated at Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery
Grave A.164


Born at Shelton BDF.
The Rushden Echo Friday 22 March 1918, transcribed by Nicky Bates

Rushden Soldier's Death - Private Henry Kennell Succumbs to Heart Disease

Official notice has been received by Mrs Kennell, of 50, Washbrook-road, Rushden, that her husband, 30050, Pte Henry Kennell, of the Royal Inniskilling Rifles, serving with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, died at Alexandria on March 3rd.

The deceased soldier, who leaves a widow and two little children, worked for Messrs. Sanders and Sanders, boot manufacturers, Rushden, before joining the colours in July, 1916. At Christmas, 1916 he went to Salonika. Last November, he was sent to Egypt, and has been in hospital nearly the whole of that time. A month or two ago he wrote to his wife to say that he was coming home, but unhappily, the illness from which he was suffering proved fatal. Death is officially stated as heart disease. The late Pte Kennell was 39 years of age.

The Wellingborough News Friday 29 March 1918, transcribed by Nicky Bates

Rushden Soldier's Death

Official news has been received that Private Henry Kennell, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, has passed away in Egypt from heart disease. He was the son of Mrs Kennell, of 50, Washbrook-road, Rushden, and leaves a widow and two small children. He joined up in 1915, and was 39 years of age.


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