Kenney, Clarence Edgar (C. E.)

Rank Private, Sergeant
Service # 22756
Unit # 12th Battalion, 13th Battalion, Mounted Police, 1st Canadian Division
Resident Unknown Conn.
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Private Clarence Edgar Kenney enlisted in the R.C.G.A., Quebec, February 16th, 1905; was drafted to Halifax, N.S. December 5th, 1905; purchased his discharge March 5th, 1906.

Private Clarence Edgar Kenney enlisted at St. John, N.B. August 16th, 1914, went to Valcartier August 16th, and sailed on the Scotian from Quebec September 30th, 1914. He arrived at Plymouth, England, October 14th; disembarked October 21st, and proceeded to Pondfarm Camp, Salisbury Plains, drafted to the 12th Battalion in February 1915. He was promoted to Sergeant February 7th, 1915; drafted to the 13th Battalion in April, 1915, and transferred to the Mounted Police, 1st Canadian Division, June 5th, 1915. He was sent to No.6.C.C.S., Barlin, France, with shell-shock December 27th, 1916, evacuated to No.26 General Hospital, Etaples, January 4th, 1917, and to the 4th London General Hospital, London, England, January 9th, 1917. He was admitted to Granville Canadian Special Hospital, Ramsgate, March 1917, received his discharge in May 1917 to report to the General Depot, Shorncliffe, and was transferred to the C.A.M.C. in June 1917. He reported to G.C.S.H. to do massage work and by doing so lost the rank of Sergeant. He moved with the G.C.S.H. to Buxton in October 1917; got escort duty to Canada in January 1918; waited at Shorncliffe until February 21st; sailed from Liverpool on the “Canada” March 6th, 1918, arriving in Halifax March 16th, 1918. He was boarded at Halifax in May 1918, placed in category C1, and reported to N.B. Military Hospital, Fredricton, N.B. in June 1918.

Private Clarence Edgar Kenney was boarded at the N.B. Military Hospital, Fredricton, N.B. December 1st, 1918, placed in category E.1. and received his discharge December 5th, 1918, as medically unfit for further military service.


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