Diamond War Memorial Project

Private Robert (Bob), Kenna

13th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment) / 73rd Royal Canadian Highlanders. Regimental Number 132662
Born: 1887-11-29 Died: 1916-07-15 Aged: 29 Enlisted: ------

Interred in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Ieper, West Vlaanderen, Belgium. Name commemorated on the Diamond War Memorial.

Third son of Rebecca (possibly died on April 4, 1924) and Joseph (possibly died on Wednesday, October 15, 1919) Kenna, 24, Nicholson Square, Londonderry. Brother of Ruby McNeary, 17, De Burgh Terrace, Londonderry. Possibly brother of James Kenna, who married Janet (Jessie) McKean, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs William McKie, Maxwelltown, Dumfries, Scotland, at Ballyarnett Presbyterian Church, on January 1, 1918.

Robert Kenna was a Clerk by trade, and emigrated to Canada in 1912.

Joseph, Robert, James and Annie Kenna, 24, Nicholson Square, signed the 1912 Ulster Covenant pledging resistance to Home Rule for Ireland.