The Royal Irish Regiment

Lieutenant-Colonel John Clark Kennedy

Clark Kennedy served with the 18th Royal Irish Regiment in the China War of 1840-42 and was on the staff in the operations in the Canton River in 1847. He also served in the Punjab campaign of 1848-49 with the rank of brevet of major. He was a major when the 18th went to the Crimea and was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel in June 1855. He commanded the advanced wing of the regiment in Eyre's brigade at the assault on the 18th June and was wounded in the neck. He left the regiment in August 1855 when he was appointed AAG at HQ, and was present at the final assault on Sebastopol. Afterwards he commanded the Military Train. He died in 1867.

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