Series 09.14.04 - Personal War Diary WW I

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Personal War Diary WW I

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  • Source of title proper: Museum Created

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CA HM 09.14.00-09.14.04

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  • 1916-1919 (Creation)
    Creator
    Kennedy, K. S. (Keltie)

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Textual Records - two 50 page books

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(1898-1987)

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Keltie S. Kennedy. Born September 22nd, 1898 Kennedy was a WWI veteran. He enlisted on May 1st, 1916. He served in the Artillery and was badly wounded in France on April 29th, 1917. He joined the Hussars in 1921. He was Commanding Officer from 1936-1939. He is credited with keeping the Regiment alive. Due to his WWI wounds he was not medically fit to command during WWII and relinquished command to Harold Gamblin. He continued to serve during WWII and again was Commanding Officer from 1946-1947. He later was made Honorary Colonel of the Regiment from 1957-1969. He died January 7th, 1987.

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Lt.-Co. Keltie S. Kennedy

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Series consists of 2 bound books approximately 50 pages in each one. Reproduced herein is the complete and unedited personal War Diary of Keltie S. Kennedy. Arranged with the diary are a series of photos found among his personal papers at the time of his death. Each picture has his personal notations of the subject matter shown.

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