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Alexander KENNEDY

Regimental number570
Place of birthGlebe New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBaker
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinSister, N Aitken, Beattie Street, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 2 December 1916
Place of burialEstaples Military Cemetery (Plot XX, Row D, Grave No. 9A), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
155
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander and Ann Priscilla KENNEDY. Native of Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales
Medals

Military Medal

'MOUQUET FARM. On morning of the 3rd September, 1916, under Sergeant ..........., did excellent work by bombing German ............... who were supporting their machine gun. Then helped to bomb remainder of German machine gun crew, thus enabling us to work to right and eventually join up with 49th Battalion. They did good work observing during the night of 3rd September, 1916.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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