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Arthur Herbert KENNEDY

Date of birth27 October 1878
Place of birthWonston, England
SchoolElstree School; Oxford Military College, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTarilla, Bruce Street, Toorak, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 11.75"
Weight224 lbs
Next of kinMrs Kennedy, Tarilla, Bruce Street, Toorak, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in 1st Bn (King's Own), Royal Lancaster Regiment, 1894-1900; as Lt, Royal Lancaster Regiment, 1900-01, South Africa (Boer War).
Enlistment date28 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name23rd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Gellibrand letter, 3 October 1916.
Recommendation date: 15 September 1916

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

FateDied of disease 26 August 1916
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialNiederzwehren Cemetery (Row H, Grave No. 13), Cassel, Germany
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Myles KENNEDY and Margaret ROWLEY, his wife; husband of Mrs B. KENNEDY, The Pink House, Tintern Avenue, Toorak, Victoria. Native of Ulverstone, Lancs, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 30 August 1915.

Admitted to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 11 September 1915 (constipation); discharged to duty, 18 September 1915; rejoined Bn, Anzac, 28 September 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 10 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 26 March 1916.

Reported missing, 28 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, 13 August 1916, concluded 'Killed in action, 28 July 1916'.

Unofficially reported prisoner of war, 2 September 1916.

Died of disease (pneumonia), Gottingen, 28 June 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KENNEDY Arthur Herbert

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