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Regimental number20961
Place of birthIpswich, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMartin Street, Ipswich, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, Daniel Kennedy, Martin Street, Ipswich, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Australian Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date22 November 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade, 34th Battery
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36(a)/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 31 May 1919
Discharge date16 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 10 May 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 July 1916.

Appointed Driver with effect from 1 September 1916.

Admitted to hospital, 29 December 1916 (venereal disease); discharged, 10 January 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 13 days.

Found guilty, Larkhill, 28 December 1916, of being absent without leave from midnight, 26 December, to 9.30 pm, 27 December 1916: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited a total of 8 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 30 December 1916.

Transferred to 8th Field Artillery Brigade, 6 January 1917; marched in to Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, 10 January 1917.

Found guilty, Larkhill, of being absent without leave from 10 pm, 28 March, to 9.15 am, 8 April 1917: awarded 12 days' detention, and forfeiture of a total of 24 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 August 1917; taken on strength, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, 24 August 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 10 September 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 29 September 1918.

Admitted to 50th Casualty Clearing Station, 4 October 1918, and transferred same day to 1st Stationary Hospital, Rouen; to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 8 October 1918; discharged to Base Depot, 1 January 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease [syphilis]: 90 days.

Rejoined unit, in the field, 9 January 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 10 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Aeneas', 31 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 12 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 16 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KENNEDY Patrick

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