Francis W Kennedy

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Reference WMO/275008


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: The headstone is broken in 3 parts and the inscription has been derived from a survey of the cemetery in the late 1970s. On 4 May 1918 the Galloway Gazette reported: Word has been received that Pte Frank Kennedy, only son of Mr & Mrs George Kennedy, Wigtown, has been killed in action. Previous to the war he was in business as a grocer, and was well known in the Machars which he travelled in his van.
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Erected by Sarah Croney in remembrance of her husband Francis Croney who died at Wigtown on the 5th Septr 1877 aged 62 years. Also their first born, Mary Ann aged 2 weeks. And their daughter Catherine aged 1 year & 2 weeks. And seven others all of whom died in infancy. Also the above Sarah Croney who died the 2nd September 1882 aged 63 years. Also Francis W Kennedy their grandson who was killed in France 10th April 1918 and was interred at Ypres. Also George Kennedy their son-in-law who died at Wigtown 30th July 1918. Also Mary Ann Kennedy, daughter of the erector who died at Wigtown 8th Octr aged 79 years. Rest in Peace.

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