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Kennett, William Lee (P1R, C1, L8)

Private William “Lee” Kennett, 19, of Oak Hill, Hopkins County, died of pulmonary tuberculosis on 19 December 1917 while on federal active duty with his unit, Company H, 149th Infantry, at Camp Shelby, Mississippi.

Kennett enlisted in Company G of the 3rd Kentucky Infantry Regiment on 6 April 1917 in Earlington, Hopkins County and continued to serve in that unit when it transitioned to Company H of the 149th Infantry. His mother was listed as Jennie Page of Nortonsville, Hopkins County on his World War One service card.


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