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Kenneth Robert WYLLIE

Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineering surveyor
AddressUnley Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, R J Wyllie, Vic Avenue, Unley Park, South Australia
Enlistment date7 June 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name10th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 September 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and fine leading were of the greatest value to his men in the very severe fighting which took place during the operations for the capture of Mont St. Quentin, near Peronne, on 1st and 2nd September 1918. The enemy's resistance was stubborn and desperate. The commanding officer was wounded, and he took charge of the operations, displaying a quick initiative and skill, to which in a large measure was due to the success with which the operation was conducted.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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