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Martin George KENNEDY

Regimental number3953
Place of birthMount Morgan, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressTipperary Flat, Mount Morgan, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs J S Kennedy, Tipperary Flat, Mount Morgan, Queensland
Enlistment date1 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 31 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 20 December 1917

Bar to Military Medal

Recommendation date: 12 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Bar to Military Medal

'For gallant conduct at DERNANCOURT South West of ALBERT on 5th April, 1918. At great personal risk he kept up a constant fire from his Lewis Gun from an advanced position, throughout the early stages of the attack. Later, although himself under very heavy shell fire and enfilading Machine gun fire, he covered the withdrawal of a flank. his untiring energy and courage set a fine example to others and assisted in stemming the attack on his front.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 191
Date: 12 December 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal & Bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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