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William Harold KENNEY

Regimental number3353
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation jackeroo
AddressQueen's Mansions, Beaconsfield Parade, St Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, W.E. Kenney, Queen's Mansions, Beaconsfield Parade, St Kilda, Victoria
Enlistment date24 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance, Section C
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 4 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Ambulance
FateDied of wounds 10 October 1915
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialAt sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 69), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
183
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Died at sea. Parents: William and Lily KENNEY, 'Lyndon', 32 Grey Street, St. Kilda, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3158 Sergeant Arthur Ralph KENNEY, 58th Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916; Cousins: [2632] Lt Hugo Frederick STACH, 14th Bn, returned to Australia, 19 June 1919; 898 Pte Vincent Alexander STACH, 2nd Bn, died of wounds, 26 April 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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