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Charles (5th Marquess of Ailsa) Kennedy

Male 1875 - 1956  (81 years)

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  • Name Charles (5th Marquess of Ailsa) Kennedy 
    Born 10 Apr 1875 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Jun 1956 
    Person ID I169859  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2015 

    Father Archibald (3rd Marquess of Ailsa) Kennedy,   b. 1 Sep 1847,   d. 9 Apr 1938  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Hon. Evelyn Stuart,   b. Bef 1871,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 7 Mar 1871 
    Family ID F71182  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Constance Barbara Clarke 
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F71185  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • (Research):During the Second Boer War, he fought as a captain in an Australian regiment, the Prince of Wales' Light Horse, and received the Queen's South Africa Medal with three clasps.
      On the outbreak of World War I, he returned from the USA to Great Britain and joined the Ayrshire Yeomanry in January 1915. He was passed as "unfit for overseas service" and was appointed an area gas officer in late 1916. Kennedy was briefly posted to France as a gas instructor with the 18th (Eastern) Division in 1918. He resigned his captaincy in the Yeomanry on 14 January 1921.