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William Henry KENNOUGH

Regimental number144
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDriver
AddressAtherton Road, Oakleigh, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, W H Kennough, Atherton Road, Oakleigh, Victoria
Enlistment date9 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name3rd Field Company Engineers, Headquarters, Section 1, Section 2 and Section 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 22 September 1914
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Medals

Military Medal

'For great gallantry and devotion to duty. At LAMIRE FARM, south of PERONNE, on the nights of August 30th and 31st., this senior N.C.O. took charge of a convoy of 16 G.S. Wagons and 3 pontoon wagons. he successfully led these wagons along a road 20 yards in rear of front POSTS, and delivered important bridging material at appointed dumps. The whole of this work was under machine gun and shell fire, and by his skill in controlling the movements of these wagons and horses, he enabled extremely important bridging work to be carried out. On each night, up to the 5th/6th September, he again conveyed wagons to the neighbourhood of the front line, and has acted throughout with great courage and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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