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George Henry KENNEDY

Regimental number817
Place of birthWindsor, Victoria
SchoolCaulfield and Brighton Road State Schools, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressPark Street, Elsternwick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinR J Kennedy, Park Street, Elsternwick, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Naval Cadets.
Enlistment date15 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularFather states date of death as 25 May 1915.
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Date of death according to Roll of Honour and Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Nominal Roll gives date of death as 24 May 1915.
Age at death from cemetery records23
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 24), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
44
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Caroline KENNEDY, 32 Park Street, Elsternwick, Victoria. Native of melbourne
Family/military connectionsFather: 4745 Pte Robert John KENNEDY, 21st Bn, returned to Australia, 13 February 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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