Kennedy, William Henry “Bill”

Regimental Number: 3208646
Rank: Private
Branch: 1st Depot Battalion, Alberta Regiment

Bill was born in Port Elgin on November 4, 1897. In 1904, he came to Edmonton Alberta with his family, and in 1914 he filed on a homestead at NW 34-71-3-W6. Bill was drafted into the Canadian army in the summer of 1918, but he was discharged on September 7, 1918, having been declared unfit for active service (possibly because of having fractured his left femur at some point). In 1924, Bill married Florence Stewart. They lived in McLennan for a number of years, where Bill worked for the Northern Alberta Railway. Bill died in Peace River on February 7, 1969.

Sources: Smoky River to Grande Prairie p. 20; see Phyllis Stewart fonds, sub-series 059.01.03