SA8830 Private 10th Contingent, South Africa
26/56 Captain, 2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, WW1

Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 11 January 1919, p588, Rec No 2602
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Prior to the attack this officer gained valuable information by a reconnaissance, and in the attack he guided his company through a wood which was partly held by the enemy and seized the ridge beyond. Although both his flanks were exposed, he beat off a counter-attack.  During the following days, with little sleep, continually exposed to shell and machine-gun fire, and in an area deluged by gas, he was in the thick of the fighting, encouraging his men in every way.

Military Cross
Gazetted 16 August 1917, p8396
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During an attack he was of the utmost assistance to his Commanding Officer, personally carrying forward messages under intense shell fire, and taking command of the battalion for several hours during the absence of a senior officer. His work throughout the attack has been of the highest order.

Mention in Despatched
Gazetted 4 January 1917, p262, Rec No 347
For coolness and devotion to duty throughout the operations near Flers on the 15th and 16th September 1916. He was of great assistance to his Commanding Officer throughout the operations, especially when Headquarters of the 4th Battalion, 3rd New Zealand (Rifle) Brigade were established at Pat Trench within 100 yards of the objective when it had first been reached. Lieutenant Kennedy took down and despatched important messages under very heavy shell fire. This officer has been Adjutant of his Battalion since its arrival in France last April and has always done exceptionally good work.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 11 July 1919, p8837
For distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty during the period 16th September 1918, to 15th March 1919.

Distinguished Service Order
Military Cross
Queen's South Africa Medal
South Africa 1902
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Mention in Despatches (2)

Born 24 April 1882 Gladstone, New Zealand
Died 3 January 1978 Auckland, New Zealand
Cremated, ashes scattered.