The Men

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KENEALY, EDWARD WILLIAM

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Serjeant
3306465
24/09/1944
Born 1906
Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment 2nd Bn.
I. A. 5.
A beloved husband and father. True comrade and a gallant soldier We will never forget. Win

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Son of George and Ellen Kenealy; husband of Emma Kenealy, of Camberwell, London.

He was initially buried at Meerveldhoven.

To summerise, 17 Platoon, of “D” Company, captured in less than 24 hours around 212 prisoners, and brought about the destruction of a tank and a 88mm gun and its crew. The number they killed is not known, but it was probably considerable. Corporal James Hamilton was awarded an immediate Military Medal. Lieutenant MacLellen recommended that the Distinguished Conduct Medal be awarded to Sergeant Kenealv, who was, in MacLellen’s words, “the finest soldier in the British Arms!” Unfortunately the Sergeant was killed some two weeks later at the battle for Best, at which Lieutenant MacLellen was seriously wounded and returned to Canada. He believes that the Sergeant, who did not receive his medal, was never acknowledged for his bravery. Lieutenant MacLellen would be told of his own award while occupying a hospital bed in England: the Military Cross!

Initial gravesite at Meerveldhoven.