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William KENNEDY

Regimental number1
Date of birth22 November 1884
Place of birthNew Zealand
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSoldier
AddressAnglesea Barracks, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs Agnes D Kennedy, East Greta via Maitland, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentWarrant Officer
Unit name12th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Promotions

LIEUT


Unit: INF12
Promotion date: 6 May 1915

LIEUT


Unit: INF57
Promotion date: 4 August 1915

Captain


Unit: INF52
Promotion date: 12 March 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Wounded 25 April 1918
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when handling his company. When the front posts held by his platoons had been driven in, he led his reserved forward so effectually as to re-establish the line. His tenacious defence at a critical moment greatly assisted the counter attack by his brigade.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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