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Cornelius KENEALY

Regimental number3330
Place of birthToowoomba Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationWaterside worker
AddressSouth Townsville, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ethel Helen Kenealy, Perkins Street, South Townsville, Queensland
Enlistment date30 April 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 12 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For great courage and devotion to duty at DERNANCOURT South West of ALBERT on 5th April 1918. Throughout the day he worked as a stretcher-bearer, and in that capacity he performed splendid work. In performance of his duty he had to continually cross stretches of country swept by machine guns and constantly under very heavy shell fire. Throughout it all he displayed great coolness and the possession of fine personal courage and endurance. He worked continuously during the action and his performance was of a very high order.'

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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