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James John Benedict KINKEAD

Regimental number1491
Place of birthCobar New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBarton Street, Cobar, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Robert Kinkead, Barton Street, Cobar, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No 30746 (14 June 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 72 (2 September 1920).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He commanded an advanced exposed post under continuous shell fire for six days, during which time he set a splendid example of gallantry and determination to his men. On another ocasion he covered the retirement of the battalion with his section, remaining behind in an isolated position and finally withdrawing his section under heavy barrage with great courage and skill.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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