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John Clement McKENNA

Regimental number2365
Place of birthWagin Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressWagin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinFather, Edward McKenna, Wickepin, Western Australia
Enlistment date6 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A39 Port Macquarie on 13 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 30 June 1917
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 141), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
138
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Ellen MCKENNA, Cook Street, Nedlands, Western Australia. Native of Wagin, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 4665 Pte Walter William McKENNA, 48th Bn, killed in action, 7 August 1916; 4675 Pte James Francis McKENNA, 48th Bn, returned to Australia, 1 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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