Kennedy, Horas Tristram

He was the son of Charles Napier Kennedy and Lucy Susanna Kennedy, neé Marwood, of Cookham Dean, Berkshire and came to Winchester from Mr. H.G. Underhill’s school, Wootton Court, Canterbury.  He was a House Prefect in his last year and played in O.T.H. VI. He went to Trinity College, Cambridge in 1907 and was later elected to a Senior Scholarship there: he also represented the University at golf. He gained a First Class degree in the Natural Science Tripos and in 1913 was appointed to the Geological Survey of Ireland.

On the outbreak of war he was gazetted to the 4th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment and in March 1915 went to the front to join the 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers. In 1916, he was transferred to a Field Survey Company, Royal Engineers and at the time of his death at Nieppe on June 6th, 1917, was commanding a sound ranging section. The work done by his section was partly responsible for the success of the attack at Messines. Kennedy is buried in Grave II.E.12 of the Pont-de-Nieppe Communal Cemetery.

Mr. Kennedy married in 1916 Miss Florence Ovenden. He was a Fellow of the Geological Society.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Kennedy
  • Forenames or initials: Horas Tristram
  • House: C
  • Years in School: 1903-1907
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers, attached to X Sound Ranging Section, Royal Engineers.
  • Date of Birth: 25th November 1889
  • Date of Death: 6th June 1917
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer C5
  • Decoration: NA