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Cyril Gordon KENYON

Regimental number5135
Place of birthDimboola Victoria
AddressDimboola, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Mr T H Kenyon, Orange Grove, Dimboola, Victoria
Enlistment date20 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Rosieres on 9 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 17 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919

Military Medal

'During the attack North of ROSIERES on the 9th August 1918 Corporal KENYON was in charge of the two Lewis Gun Sections. He did invaluable work throughout the advance reconnoitring forward and locating enemy machine guns which he then proceeded to hold down by fire from his Lewis gun while the troops advanced and rushed them. When the objective was reached he went forward with a patrol and Lewis Gun to cover the consolidation. He engaged several strong parties of Germans and dispersed them, besides rushing and mopping up several pockets of the enemy who were in position close to our line. Throughout the whole operation this N.C.O. did invaluable work and set a spendid example of courage and initiative.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 July 1958
Place of burialMount Duneed Cemetery

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