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Henry Dalziel KENNEDY

Regimental number16378
Place of birthStawell Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address6 Stewart Street, Yarraville, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWife, Mrs Myrtle Alice Mary Alma Kennedy, Glenorchy, Victoria
Enlistment date3 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 3, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/13/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations at CHUIGNES on August 22nd/26th, 1918, Sapper KENNEDY working as linesman at the Brigade Forward Station displayed wonderful coolness and utter disregard for danger. Despite the enemy's heavy barrage during the initial attack, he maintained a line between the attacking Battalion and the Forward Station. This enabled communication to be kept up.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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