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Kenneth Robin HOOD

Regimental number149
Place of birthHobart Tas
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationElectrical engineer
AddressAmp, King William Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinW P Hood, Amp, King William Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name3rd Field Ambulance, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Motor Transport Company
FateReturned to Australia 8 November 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Hobart Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'During night 23rd August, 1918, and on the two succeeding days near PROYART, Driver HOOD was on duty continuously with a Ford Motor Ambulance, and carried wounded from Regimental Aid Posts. On the morning 24th August, 1918 when carrying two urgent cases, he found the road blocked with two limbers which had been hit by a shell. He cleared the road under shell fire and delivered his patients safely. On the 24th August, 1918 he was caught in a barrage and his car was damaged. After reporting to the A.D.S. he proceeded to workshops and reported back a few hours later and resumed work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Date of death21 March 1944

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