McKendry, Samuel

McKendry, Samuel

Gunner

Royal Garrison Artillery

Commemorated:

Newtownards and District War Memorial

BIOGRAPHY

The name Samuel McKendry is listed on Newtownards and District War Memorial and in the booklet produced for the Unveiling and Dedication Ceremony held on Saturday 26 May 1934 he is described as a Gunner in the Royal Garrison Artillery.  The organising committee of the day decided to include the names of ex-servicemen who died up to that date from what they considered to be war related causes, whether as a result of wounds or disease.

Gunner Samuel McKendry (No. 5552) Royal Garrison Artillery went to France on 10 July 1915 and he survived the Great War.  Desk searches and public appeals to date have not confirmed a connection between these service data and the soldier who is commemorated on Newtownards and District War Memorial.