I am very pleased to be able to confirm that the William Kennish Memorial Trust completed raising the £5,000 ($6,200) target in the past week, and this saw the 350lb memorial stone completed, engraved, crated up and shipped out of Douglas on February 20th to the UK from Douglas Isle of Man.
The commemorative dedication service at Green Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn NY will take place on Sunday 19 March 2017 at 11:00hrs starting in the cemetery chapel, and concluding at the graveside. This will be the 155th anniversary of William’s death. The Honorable Steve Rodan, President of Tynwald, will be attending the ceremony in Brooklyn, and the Trust is hoping for confirmation of both Royal Navy and US Navy representation at the ceremony.
A Memorial Ceremony program can be downloaded from www.william-kennish.com/
NAMA members and anyone with a Manx connection are all very warmly invited to join the wider Kennish family descendants attending the ceremony – we are hoping for good weather as it’s a 3/4 mile walk from the chapel to the graveside and only limited transportation will be available!