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Neville Claude Mervyn KENNEDY

Regimental number652
Place of birthAramac, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStockman
AddressCorinya, Oxley Street, Townsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Frances Kennedy, Corinya, Oxley Street, Townsville, Queensland
Enlistment date29 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 20 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 8 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 3 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'At DERNANCOURT South West of ALBERT on 29th March 1918 displayed great bravery and daring as a scout and making dangerous reconnaissances into enemy lines. He crawled from position to position marking machine gun positions which on the information he gave on his return we were enabled to knock out with rifle grenades. his energy and spirit and devotion to duty is of the very highest order. he is quite fearless and his work undoubtedly saved many lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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