Rob Kennedy, Act of Gallantry
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- Rob Kennedy, Driver in the Royal Field Artillery, Act of Gallantry
- Rob Kennedy was a driver in the Royal Field Artillery during the First World War. He was a career soldier who had previously survived 5 different campaigns in the Boer War. He was an "Old Contemptible", which meant that he was one of the first hundred thousand men to be sent to Belgium in 1914.
He was a strong swimmer, and this stood him in good stead during the Boer War: he was reputed to have swum across a river in South Africa to an enemy camp and killed a horse, removing its liver for food, which he proceeded to take back across the river in his teeth.
During his service in WW1 he was in Beuvry in France and whilst here on the 27th August 1915 he rescued a small French boy who was bathing in the Canal at Beuvry but had got into difficulties. Rob dived into the canal fully clothed and rescued the boy who would otherwise have drowned. For this act he received a commendation for an Act of Gallantry . The letter of commendation is preserved along with a number of medals which he received. There is also a WW1 Field Postcard sent to Rob's wife
- Jane Kennedy
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- Rob Kennedy
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- Medals from First World War
Letter of commendation
Christmas card on photo of king and queen dated 1914
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