Kedey (family)

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1890-

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#411017 William Moses Kedey was born at Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, 4 October 1890. He enlisted with the First University Company, 17 March 1915 and joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in the field 28 July 1915. He died 3 September 1916 in the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary of wounds received at Mount Sorrel 16 July 1916. Papers discovered upon his death revealed that Private Kedey was a Mason and this was brought to the attention of the Duke of Derbyshire, Provincial Grand Master, who had also been appointed Governor General of Canada in August 1916. The Duke arranged for a funeral service to be held in Derby and William Kedey was buried with full military and masonic honours in Nottingham Cemetery, Derbyshire. Photographs and newsclippings of Kedey's funeral came into the possession of his nephew, Arthur Piggott of Ottawa. Arthur's wife, businesswoman and politician Jean Piggott, was chair of the National Capital Commission in the 1990s.

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