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Roy Stephen KENYON

Regimental number846
Date of birth25 May 1894
Place of birthBroken Hill, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMyrtle Street, Prospect, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Suzanna Kenyon, Myrtle Street, Prospect, South Australia
Enlistment date22 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work near Warfusse Abancourt on 8 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 15 August 1918

FateKilled in Action 29 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialAssevillers New British Cemetery (Plot V, Row F, Grave No. 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John William and Susan KENYON, of 28 Light Terrace, Southwark, South Australia.

Military Medal

'During the attack South of WARFUSEE ABANCOURT near AMIENS, on the morning of the 8th August 1918, this N.C.O.'s section was held up by machine gun fire. He and two other men rushed the post, killed the gunners, and captured the gun, thereby enabling the advance to the objective to continue. He showed great bravery.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 12228 Gunner Harold Lancelot KENYON, 1st Divisional Artillery Headquarters, returned to Australia, 20 May 1919; 845 Corporal John (Jack) Reginald KENYON, 2nd Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 5 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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