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Sydney KANAIR

Regimental number167
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressArtillery Barracks, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs S Kanair, 128 Cantonment Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military serviceRoyal Australian Garrison Artillery
Enlistment date1 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit nameSiege Artillery Brigade
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 17 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollBQMS
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Heavy Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 20 October 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Whilst the position was being heavily bombarded by high explosives, gas shells, and machine guns this N.C.O. stuck to his work of dismounting three heavy howitzers, and enabled one gun and portions of two others to be withdrawn. He has displayed a splendid example of courage and resource throughout the operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Date of death8 December 1948
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery

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