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Thomas KENNEDY

Regimental number75
Place of birthLiverpool New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address33 Albion Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMiss K V Floyd, Alton House, Alton Street Woollahra, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Refers 25 April 1915
Recommendation date: Unspecified

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29251 (5 August 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 133 (28 October 1915).

Bar to Distinguished Conduct Medal


'Courage and valuable services in maintaining supplies to troops of ammunition and rations, during the whole period under review.'
Recommendation date: 24 September 1917

Mention in Despatches


'Consistent good work. Conspicuous at Pozieres.'
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).
Recommendation date: 9 September 1916

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'On 25th April, 1915, and subsequent dates, during operations near Gaba Tepe, for displaying the greatest coolness and pluck in running round under heavy fire and collecting stragglers, whom he formed and led into the firing line. This he did time after time, with excellent results.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No. 6544
Date: 3 July 1915

Bar to Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of ration and ammunition supplies during the operations. He worked almost continually day and night getting supplies forward, and set a fine example of fearlessness to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal & Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 September 1943
Place of burialBotany Cemetery

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