|Place of birth||Chiltern, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, John Kennedy, Pleasant Street, Newtown, Geelong, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served in the Cadets.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Geelong, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||29th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/46/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||29th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)||*date of fate 19th to 20th|
|Age at death from cemetery records||20|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 1), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John and Annie KENNEDY, 68 Russell Street, Chilwell, Victoria. Native of Chiltern|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 1154 Lance Corporal William Gordon KENNEDY, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 13 April 1919; Cousin: 6291 Pte Thomas Frederick KENNEDY, 14th Bn, returned to Australia, 31 October 1917.|
Embarked Melbourne, 14 March 1916; disembarked Suez, 15 April 1916.
Taken on strength of 29th Bn from 8th Training Bn, 25 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Reported missing in action, 19/20 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 23 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.
Handwritten note on B.103: 'Buried in Fromelles, Sh.36 N 22 d&b.'
Note on Red Cross File No 1500202: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'
Statement, 2675 Pte R.L. JENKIN, 29th Bn, 3 November 1916: 'He got blown to pieces across "No Man's Land"[.] I was pretty close to him.'
Second statement, 1136 Sergeant G. HARPER, 29th Bn, 29 March 1917: Pte. L.F. Kennedy was under my command on the night of the 19th 20th. July last and was with me during part of the night bit[.] I missed him in the early hours of the morning. A portion of the trench where he ought to have been was blown up and I am afraid he was killed although I have no evidence to prove that he was.'
Third statement, 1303 Pte R.M. WAKELING, D company, 29th Bn, 28 March 1917: 'I saw him in the German trenches at Fleurbaix on the evening of July 19th ... L.F. Kennedy was only a little lad. We sent him back out of danger, as we thought, to our own lines. He never reached them.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, KENNEDY Leslie Frederick
Red Cross file 1500202