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Edward Francis McKENNA

Regimental number3088
Place of birthOmeo, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressMount Sterling, Kellerberrin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 9"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinFriend, C.H. Fowler, Mount Stirling, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 October 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 29 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 July 1917
Discharge date17 January 1918
Other details

War service: England.

Embarked Fremantle, 29 December 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 3 March 1917; marched into Pioneer Training Bn, Parkhouse, 5 March 1917.

Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 23 March 1917 (bronchitis); transferred to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 12 April 1917; discharged and marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 16 May 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Euripides', 21 July 1917; disembarked Fremantle, 12 September 1917; discharged Perth (medically unfit: tubercle lungs), 17 January 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 October 1923
Age at death33
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 7, Grave No. East 7), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, McKENNA Edward Francis

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