Robert Nathaniel Kennedy MC, Royal Irish Rifles

1897 Oct/Dec Born Belfast.

1901 census at 2 Maryville Park, Belfast

1911 census at 113 Lisburn Rd, Belfast

1915 Kellys Directory shows R N Kennedy, Fire Assessor living at Avonmore Lodge.

1916 Sep 5. . Royal Irish. Rif. The undermentioned cadets to be temp. 2nd Lts. (on prob.): — Robert Nathaniel Kennedy

1917 Sep 22. Landed in France

1918 Mar 5. R. Ir. Rif. Temp. 2nd Lt. R. N. Kennedy, M.C., to be temp. Lt.

1918 Jul 2. MC Citation. T./2nd Lt. Robert Nathaniel Kennedy, R. Ir. Rif. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in action. Under heavy fire he captured and killed several of the enemy. Although wounded he took part in an attack and commanded the company when the company commander was killed, causing the enemy many casualties in a counter-attack.

1920 Dec 13. Joined ADRIC with service no 1250. Posted to E Coy.

1921 Apr/Jun Married in Belfast

1921 Nov 26. Posted to Depot Coy

1922 Jan 2. Gazetted out. R.U. Rif. Temp. Lts., and retain the rank of Lt .— R. N. Kennedy, M.C

1922 Jan 17 Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1940 Dec 4. R.U. Rif. Lt. R. N. Kennedy, M.C. (163517), from Gen. List, Inf., to be Lt. retaining his present seniority.

1942 Jan 29, R U Rifles. Lt. R. N. Kennedy, M.C. (163517), relinquishes his commn. on appt. to a commn. in the R.A.F. Regt.

1943 Mar 11. RAF. The commn. of Flt. Lt. (prob.) R. N. KENNEDY, M.C. (118403) is terminated,