Henry Edward Kenny VC

Name: Henry Edward Kenny

Conflict: First World War

Gazetted: March 30, 1916

Service: Army

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Henry Edward Kenny VC
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Place/date of birth:  Woolwich, London/July 27, 1888

Rank when awarded VC (and later highest rank): Private (later Sergeant)

Date of bravery: September 25, 1915

London Gazette citation:

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.

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Other decorations: N/A

Place/date of death: Chertsey, Surrey/May 6, 1979

Grave/memorials: St John’s Cemetery, Woking, Surrey

Origin of VC to the Lord Ashcroft collection: Purchased at auction, Glendining’s, London, 1992

Current location of VC: Displayed on rotation at The Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes exhibition, Imperial War Museum