Diamond War Memorial Project

Private Thomas Kennedy

2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Regimental Number 10919
Born: ---- Died: 1916-07-10 Aged: -- Enlisted: Derry on August 31, 1914.

Interred in Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Name commemorated on the Diamond War Memorial.

Son of Maggie Kennedy, 136/160, Bogside, Derry. Nephew of Mr P. F. O'Hanlon.

On the third anniversary of the death of Private Thomas Kennedy, members of his family had the following in memoriam lines placed in a Derry newspaper:

'Gone from the world so quickly,

Plucked like a flower in its bloom,

So fair, so young, so loving,

Yet called away so soon.

He was a flower too fair for earth,

Just sent here for a while.

God marked him when He gave him birth

And took him with a smile.'