John 'Jack' Alvin KENNY

Male 1898 - 1970

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  • Name  John 'Jack' Alvin KENNY 
    Born  21 Jun 1898  Lot 17, Con. 7, Mara Twp, Ontario Co. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • KENNY, John Alvin: regimental number 745404, enlisted in the 116th (Ontario
      County) Battalion, December 8, 1915. He was single, 18, a farmer, in Mara. Born in Mara, in 1898, a son of Edward Kenny & Sarah Maria McQuaid. While overseas was transferred to 'A' Company of the 3rd Battalion on May 17,
      1917, along with a group of other reinforcements from the 2nd Reserve Battalion England
      - On August 29, 1918, the 1st Brigade (which included the 3rd Battalion)received detailed orders to form the initial assault just to the east of Upton Wood during the assault on the Drocourt-Queant Line
      - At the time the battle began, Kenny was serving in 'A' Company of the 3rd Battalion.- The 3rd Battalion, as one of three assault Battalions, was assigned to the left front of the assault as close to the D-Q Line as possible. 'A'
      Company under the command of Captain Cliff (KIA), and 'B' Company under the command of Captain Vandersluys (Wounded), were to be the first of the Battalion to attack and with 'A' Company on the left and 'B' Company on
      their right.
      - Kenny was one of 170 soldiers of the 3rd Battalion who were wounded in the assault, (Aug. 30, 1918), he returned home in early 1919.
    Christened  Y  [2
    • John became a US citizen in 1941, he had been in Cleveland for 20 years.Name: John Kenny
      Event Type: Naturalization
      Event Date: 1941
      Event Place: Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
      Age: 42
      Birth Year (Estimated): 1899
      Birthplace: Canada British
      GS Film number: 2251515
      Digital Folder Number: 005486571
      Image Number: 06146
      Citing this Record:
      "Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 29 July 2017), John Kenny, 1941; citing Naturalization, , various county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 2,251,515.
    Gender  Male 
    Died  24 Feb 1970  Geauga, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried  Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID  I7114  Crosby, updated 2012
    Last Modified  17 Mar 2018 

    Father  Edward KENNY,   b. 25 Mar 1873, Lot 17, Con. 7, Mara Twp. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1946, Soldiers' Hospital, Orillia, Simcoe, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah Maria McQUADE,   b. 14 Jan 1871, Manvers, Northumberland, Ontario, Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1943, Orillia, Simcoe Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2389  Group Sheet

    Family  Bugabell B RISHE 
    Last Modified  17 Mar 2018 
    Family ID  F36  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S16] Archives of Ont. --births.
      Name: John Alvin Kenny
      Event Type: Birth
      Event Date: 21 Jun 1898
      Event Place: Mara, Ontario, Ontario, Canada
      Registration Date:
      Gender: Male
      Father's Name: Edwd. Kenny
      Mother's Name: Sarah Mcquaid
      Certificate Number:
      Reference ID: 392
      GS Film Number: 2021809
      Digital Folder Number: 004656978
      Image Number: 00154

      Citing this Record:
      "Ontario Births, 1869-1912," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 10 August 2017), John Alvin Kenny, 21 Jun 1898; citing Birth, Mara, Ontario, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,021,809.

    2. [S37] Report.
      Name: John A Kenny
      Name (Original): KENNY JOHN A
      Event Type: Military Service
      Event Date: 17 Jul 1942
      Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
      Event Place: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
      Residence Place:
      Race: White
      Citizenship Status: citizen
      Birth Year: 1898
      Education Level: Grammar school
      Civilian Occupation: Semiskilled occupations in manufacture of miscellaneous electrical equipment, n.e.c.
      Marital Status: Single, without dependents
      Military Rank: Private
      Army Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
      Army Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
      Source Reference: Civil Life
      Serial Number: 35314735
      Affiliate Publication Title: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946
      Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1263923
      Box Film Number: 09233.345

      Citing this Record:
      "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946," database, FamilySearch ( : 5 December 2014), John A Kenny, enlisted 17 Jul 1942, Cleveland, Ohio, United States; citing "Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946," database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) ( : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); NARA NAID 126323, National Archives at College Park, Maryland.

    3. [S42] Social Security Death Index.
      Age: 72
      Given Name: John
      Middle Name:
      Surname: Kenny
      Name Suffix:
      Birth Date: 21 Jun 1898
      State: Ohio
      Last Place of Residence: Geauga, Ohio
      Previous Residence Postal Code: 44072
      Event Date: Feb 1970

      Citing this Record:
      "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 19 May 2014), John Kenny, Feb 1970; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

    4. [S4] Find a Grave.
      memorial # 172680850

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Lisa Burke
Fred Lamb
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