George Kennedy was born in Paisley, Renfrewshire in 1878 and worked as an iron moulder before attesting with the Imperial Yeomanry at Glasgow on 7 Jan 1902, and posted to South Africa with the 142nd Company (Fincastle's Horse), 31st Batt., Imp. Yeo. on 17 Apr 1903 and serving there for 6 months and 1 day, discharged on 26 Oct 1903.
Re-enlisting with the 2nd Dragoons on 25 Aug 1914 and posted to France on 19 Oct 1915, Kennedy suffered a Gun Shot Wound to the left leg and had to have his left foot amputated was declared physically unfit for service and discharged on 23 Aug 1918. Marrying Sarah Kennedy after discharge, Kennedy died in the Paisley Infirmary on 4 Sep 1920 with rheumatism and disease of the heart, aged just 42.