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William KENYON

Regimental number145
Place of birthLiverpool, Lancashire, England
SchoolLiverpool Institute, England
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o Mrs Mooney, Condong, Tweed River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 5.25"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFather, H G Kenyon, 9 Magazine Lane, New Brighton, Cheshire, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialSerre Road Cemetery No. 2 (Plot V, Row D, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
105
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry Guy and Eleanor KENYON, 27 Cecil Road, Seaforth, Lancs, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 September 1915.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 9 November 1915 (jaundice); transferred to HS 'Neuralia', and admitted to No 2 General Hospital, Heliopolis, 12 November 1915; transferred to Ras el Tin Convalescent Depot, Alexandria, 2 December 1915; discharged to Overseas Base, 18 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 14 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 19 March 1916.

Found guilty, 7 April 1916, of being in Hazebrouck without a pass: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Promoted Corporal, 7 May 1916.

Killed in action, 29 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsRegimental Number misprinted on Embarkation Roll as 155.
SourcesNAA: B2455, KENYON William

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