Died from Chronic gastric ulcer
Headstone erected by Agnes Kennedy.
The Western Champion Saturday 6 September 1930
The sad news was received in town on Sunday afternoon last of the death, at the Muttaburra hospital, of Mr. Andrew Kennedy. The late Mr. Kennedy was born in Rockhampton, and was about 42 years of age at the time of his death. The deceased was well-known throughout the Central West. For many years he was a prominent member of the Barcaldine Caledonian Association. The deceased enlisted during the Great War and serviced with the 14th Battalion, A.I.F. Soon after his return from the war he took an interest in the returned soldiers’ organisations and was a foundation member of the Barcaldine Branch of the R.S.S.I L.A. The late Mr. Kennedy married Agnes, daughter of Mrs. Wilson, Royal Mail Hotel, Muttaburra, and leaves a young wife, who unfortunately is a cripple, and three young children to mourn their loss, and for whom much sympathy is felt. The late Mr. Kennedy was the only son of Mr. J. Kennedy, now of Longreach, but who lived in this district for many years, and who took a prominent part in the local Caledonian Association. Much sympathy is felt for Mr. Kennedy in his severe loss.
The funeral, which was a large one, moved off from the Royal Mail Hotel at about 11.30 a.m. on Monday, the scene being very impressive. On arrival at the cemetery gate Pipe-Major B. Whyte played Lord Lovatt’s “Lament” as a processional to the graveside. At the graveside Mr. Whyte played “The Flowers of the Forest,” which was very impressive, and many present were visibly affected. The Rev. J. Blake (Longreach) conducted a service at the residence prior to the funeral and also delivered an excellent panegyric on the life of the deceased. In the course of his address Mr. Blake said: ‘The late Mr. Kennedy was a true Britisher, and a devoted lover of the country of his forebear. He had endeared himself to his many mates, as was indicated by the large gathering here this morning. There were representatives from the Barcaldine and Longreach Caledonian Associations, and also R.S.S.I.L.A, of Barcaldine. All went to show the respect and esteem which our late friend was held by the Associations with which he identified himself.”
[Source: Andrew Kennedy. (1930, September 6). The Western Champion (Barcaldine, Qld. : 1922 – 1937), p. 7. Retrieved September 22, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article79651705]