Private letter to BSM Kennelly from ‘(Signature indecipherable), Captain RGA, late O.C. 194 S. Bty. R.G.A.’ dated 7 December 1919, which is in my possession.
London Gazette 30450, available online.
London Gazette 30636, available online.
Per Army Form W.3121, of which the carbon copy of the original is in my possession.
Letter of recommendation dated 9 April 1919 from E B Piggott, Captain RGA, O.C. 194 Siege Battery RGA, the original of which is in my possession.
I have a copy of the Brigade Routine Order from Lt. Col. H R Brancker, Commanding 87th Brigade RGA conveying his ‘hearty congratulations’ to my Grandfather, and I also have the original Certificate from the War Office confirming the award which is signed by Winston Churchill.
I have the original letter dated 16 February 1920 from the Adjutant No. 19 (Forth) Fire Command RGA at Inchkeith confirming this.
THIS LINK takes readers to the modern equivalent ceremony which differs from what it was when BSM John Kennelly performed the duty.
The change was introduced by Army Order 338.
I have the original letter from ‘J B Haig, Major RA, Commanding Officer, DE., RA., Forth Defences’ confirming this.
I have the original Army Form B.2067 in my possession.
I have the original Death Certificate in my possession.
I have the original medal group of BSM J Kennelly DCM MSM 9541 RGA in my possession.
Confirmed by an exchange of emails between me and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Killorglin.