Beny-Sur-Mer Cemetery

Kennedy, Albert Wilson

B112565 Rifleman Albert Wilson Kennedy was born on 31 July 1923 in Greenock, Scotland, the son of William Kennedy and Matilda Wilson, and came to Canada at nine months of age. He had four brothers and three sisters and attended Mimico High School.

He enlisted 11 May 1942, in Toronto.  He trained at Simcoe (including 21 days in detention for being AWOL for 10 days) and Camp Borden before going overseas in January 1943.

His mother died in 1943 while he was in England.

Rifleman Kennedy landed on Juno Beach, D-Day 6 June 1944 and was originally reported missing but later confirmed as killed in action, aged 20. He is buried in Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, grave reference I. D. 7.

"In Pace Paratus – In Peace Prepared"

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