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KENNEl)Y, William Nassau, Canadian soldier, born in Darlington, Ont., 27 April, 1839; died in London, England, 3 Nay, 1885. In 1870 he went to Winnipeg as a lieutenant in the expeditionary force under General Garnet (now Lord) Wolseley. After this force was disbanded he adopted Winnipeg as his home, and in 1872 was appointed register of deeds for the city and county. In 1873 he became a member of the executive council of the northwest, and in 1875-'6 was elected chief magistrate. He organized and was for several years lieutenant-colonel of the Winnipeg field battery, and in 1883 took command of the 90th Winnipeg rifles. When the demand came for Canadian voyageurs to go to Egypt, Colonel Kennedy selected them from Manitoba, and afterward served with them throughout the entire Egyptian campaign.
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