Lance/Corporal William Kennerley
2264 1/5th East Lancashire Regiment
Died 2nd September 1915, aged 25
Lived at 19 Albany Terrace
Son of William and Martha Kennerley, of Burnley (both parents dead, he lived with his sister and brother-in-law)
Buried in Portianos Military Cemetery, Greece (grave IV. C. 260)
Burnley Express 25th September 1915

DIED FROM APPENDICITIS (Burnley Express 25th September 1915)

After going through all the engagements in which the Burnley Territorials have fought, Corporal William Kennerly, of the 5th East Lancashire Regiment, has succumbed to an attack of appendicitis. Official notification has been received by his sister, Mrs Walker, of 19 Albany Terrace, that the death occurred on September 2nd. Previously she had a letter from her brother stating that he was ill and was being sent to an Australian hospital in the vicinity of Gallipoli.
The deceased soldier, who was an orphan, was 25 years of age, and was born in Burnley. Previous to joining the Territorials immediately on the outbreak of war-going straight away to Bury and then to Egypt-Corporal Kennerly worked at the pit top at Bank Hall Colliery, and was an old scholar of Sandygate School. His brother-in- law is in the Royal Field Artillery.



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