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Robert Leslie KENNEDY

Regimental number13
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationJoiner
Address7 Moorehouse Street, Malvern, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Kennedy, 7 Moorehouse Street, Malvern, Victoria
Previous military service16th Australian Army Medical Corps
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Ambulance
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'This N.C.O. during the period February to September 1917, has shown the greatest devotion to duty and energy in his work. His command of men and organising ability has greatly tended to the benefit of the wounded and sick. his work at times has been under shell fire and under most adverse conditions of accommodation and weather. The work of Staff Sergeant Kennedy has tended to the saving of many lives and is worthy of recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Date of death5 February 1965

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