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Regimental number1971
Place of birthLiverpool, England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 4"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinW.B. Kennaugh, 58 Arnold Street, Princes Park, Liverpool, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 January 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 13 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1971A
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 23 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date11 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Joined unit at Gallipoli, 17 June 1915.

Admitted to Fleet Sweeper, Gallipoli, 5 July 1915; transferred to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 6 July 1915; transferred to Base, 9 July 1915; to St George's Hospital, Malta, 16 July 1915 (influenza); to St David's Hospital, Pembroke, 25 July 1915; to St Laurence Convalescent Camp, 25 August 1915; found guilty, 26 August 1915, of being absent without leave from 10 pm, 25 August, till 2.25 am, 26 August 1915: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2; transferred to Egypt, 26 August 1915; rejoined unit at Gallipoli, 10 September 1915.

Admitted to 3rd C. Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 3 October 1915 (chancre); transferred to Lowlands Casualty Clearing Station, 20 October 1915; to Convalescent Camp, 21 October 1915; discharged to Australian Rest Camp, 25 October 1915; rejoined unit, Gallipoli, 26 October 1915.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 2 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 29 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to Imperial Camel Corps, and taken on strength, Abbassia, 5 February 1916.

Found guilty, 20 August 1915, of being absent without leave, 1815 to 2230, 19 August 1915: admonished.

Proceeded to Sollum, Western Egypt, from Alexandria (date not recorded); discharged from No 16 Stationary Hospital, Sollum, 1 April 1916 (no further details recorded); embarked Sollum for Alexandria, 15 September 1916; embarked Alexandria for Sollum, 23 September 1916.

Reverted to the ranks at own request, 12 March 1917.

Taken on strength, No 2 Company, 1st Anzac Bn, Imperial Camel Brigade, Egyptian Expeditionary Force, 20 August 1917.

Found guilty, 26 November 1917, of being absent without leave from 2400, 22 November, until 2400, 25 November 1917: forfeited 3 days' pay and awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Found guilty, 31 December 1917, of being drunk in camp, 24 December 1917: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2; marched in to Field Punishment Compound. Moascar, 31 December 1917; discharged from compound, 12 January 1918.

Posted to 1st Bn, ICC, 21 January 1918.

Detached to 18th Company, 4th Bn, 23 January 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 15 February 1918.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 29 May 1918.

Struck of strength, No 2 Company, 16 June 1918, and marched in to 5th Light Horse Brigade, 17 June 1918.

Transferred to and taken on strength of 12th Light Horse Regiment, 31 July 1918.

Reverted to Trooper, 4 September 1918.

Admitted to 31st General Hospital, Abbassia, 19 November 1918 (malaria).

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Leicestershire', 22 December 1918 (debility); disembarked Melbourne, 22 January 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: debility), Sydney, 11 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as KENNOUGH.
Date of death5 July 1942
Age at death56
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, KENNAUGH Walter

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