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Alexander Kennedy

Alexander Kennedy

Alexander Kennedy (1908-1965) was a son of Alexander Kennedy and Flora Mackinnon, 4 Marvig.

He was a fisherman when he enrolled in the Royal Naval Reserve, S/N AX20174, on July 12, 1938. His record indicates that he was 5ft 3½ in tall, with brown hair, blue eyes and a fresh complexion. Alexander had a tattoo of hands over a heart and one of flowers inscribed "Mother". He joined the Merchant Navy and travelled to New Zealand on the MV Ranitata, to Australia on the SS Port Bowen and to Argentina on the SS Orca.

Alexander was Mobilised on July 25, 1940, based at HMS Dinosaur and HMS Pembroke, he served in the Royal Navy for the rest of the War. He was granted four weeks agricultural leave at Marvig in 1943 and 1944.

Alexander was discharged from the Royal Naval Reserve after 20 years combined service.

He was a bachelor.


Title: Alexander Kennedy
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Alasdair Alasdair Choinnich
Also Known As: Aja
Date of Birth: 23-04-1908
Date of Death: 1965
Occupation: Fisherman, Royal Naval Reservist, Merchant Navy, Royal Navy
Sex: Male
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 119984