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Ewen Cameron KENNEDY

Regimental number562
Place of birthKyneton, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Address57 Chomley Street, Windsor, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs Catherine May Kennedy, 57 Chomley Street, Windsor, Victoria
Enlistment date12 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


For conspicuous gallantry during the capture of part of the Hindenburg Line. When hostile party penetrated between an advance post and our line on the right flank he led a party of bombers and re-established our position.
Recommendation date: 12 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 8 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry during the capture of part of the HINDENBURG Line on 3rd May 1917. When a hostile party succeeded in penetrating between an advanced post and our line on the right flank he led a party of bombers at once and reestablished our positions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death19 August 1941
Age at death56
Place of burialMildura Cemetery, Victoria

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