- Name: William KENNY
- D.O.B: 24th August, 1880
- D.O.A: 23rd October, 1914
- D.O.D: 10th January, 1936
- Award: Victoria Cross
- Occupation at time of action: Drummer, 2nd Battalion The Gordon Highlanders, 20th Brigade, 7th Division
Kruiseecke near Ypres, Belgium 23 October 1914
23 October 1914
The First World War 1914
North of Armentières the line curved to the east to form a salient round Ypres. Kruiseecke (Kruiseke), just over half way between Ypres and Menin, was at the south-eastern corner of this salient. On 23 October 1914, in the early stages of the 1st Battle of Ypres, the Germans attempted to capture the town. It fell to them on 26 October.
For conspicuous bravery on 23rd October, near Ypres, in rescuing wounded men on five occasions under very heavy fire in the most fearless manner, and for twice previously saving machine guns by carrying them out of action. On numerous occasions Drummer Kenny conveyed urgent messages under very dangerous circumstances over fire-swept ground.