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Clark-Kennedy, William Hew, 1879-1961

  • GB-2014-WSA-04932
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  • 1879-1961

Clark-Kennedy, William Hew, second son of Capt. Alexander William Maxwell Clark­ Kennedy, of Knockgray, Galloway, by the Hon. Lettice Lucy Hewitt, third daughter of James, 4th Viscount Lifford; b. March 3, 1879; adm. Jan. 19, 1893 (A); left July 1896; served in Paget's Horse during the South African War 1899-1901, and was mentioned in despatches; became asst. manager of the Standard Life Assurance Co. in Montreal and later a director; chairman of the Guardian Insurance Co. of Canada 1943; joined the Black Watch 1905; Major 1915; served in France in Great War I; reported killed at St. Julien 1915; Lieut.-Col. Dec. 30, 1917; D.S.O. Jan. 14, 1916, bar Jan. 11, 1919; C.M.G. June 3, 1918; V. C. Dec. 14, 1918, for his gallantry when seriously wounded in the advance on the Fresnoy-Rouvroy line; Croix de Guerre 1915; m. Sept. 5, 1914, Kate, younger daughter of Robert Reford, of Montreal; d. Oct. 26, 1961.