Corporal Adrian McKenna


Corporal Adrian McKenna


Corporal Adrian McKenna 65698 24th Battalion, killed January 19, 1916
Adrian McKenna came to Loyola in 1905. He entered the class of Latin Rudiments and was soon a favourite with his classmates and the other boys in the College. He remained at Loyola for four years. (Loyola College Review 1916 13)
Adrian McKenna was the first Old Boy fatality of the war. McKenna was evacuated to England after first being wounded in the left shoulder on October 26, 1915. He rejoined his unit on January 11, 1916 and was killed eight days later when shot through the right lung by a sniper. Several of his mates managed to rescue him under heavy fire in thick mud but he died within an hour in his own trenches. He was 22 years old and is buried in Plot X, Row C, Grave 6 of La Laitiere Military Cemetery in Kemmel, Belgium. (Drolet 5)


Drolet, Dr. “Gil”. Loyola, The Wars: In Remembrance of “Men for Others”. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies, Wilfred Laurier University, 1996.
Loyola College Review


1914 - 1918




“Corporal Adrian McKenna,” Loyola Archives, accessed July 18, 2018,

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