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Frederick Donald James KENNEDY

Regimental number803
Place of birthInverell, New South Wales
AddressVivian Street, Inverell, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height6' 1"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs M Watling, Vivian Street, Inverell, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of 'temporarily tobacco heart')
Enlistment date12 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 December 1915
Place of enlistmentInverell, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 24 September 1918
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialSt. Edith Churchyard, Haverstock, Wiltshire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Annie KENNEDY
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 4 May 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 9 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 September 1916; joined 2nd Bn, in the field, Belgium, 22 September 1916.

Wounded in action, 31 October 1916 (gun shot wound, left thigh); admitted to 23rd General Hospital, Etaples, 2 November 1916; transferred to England, 12 November 1916, and admitted to 1st London General Hospital (shrapnel wound, thigh); discharged on furlough, 22 February 1917; marched into Command Depot, Perham Downs, from furlough, 9 March 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 June 1917.

Admitted to 40th Stationary Hospital, Harfleur, 25 June 1917 (pyrexia, unknown origin); transferred to No 4 Convalescent Depot, Havre, 3 July 1917 (bronchitis); discharged to Base Depot, Havre, 10 July 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 30 July 1917.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 22 September 1917; admitted to 6th Field Ambulance, 23 September 1917 (not yet diagnosed: buried by shell), and transferred to 10th Casualty Clearing Station; to NZ Stationary Hospital, Wisques, 29 September 1917; to No 3 General Hospital, Calais, 2 October 1917 (shell shock); to No 7 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 20 October 1917; to Base Depot, Havre, 25 October 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 4 November 1917.

Wounded in action (third occasion), 22 June 1918 (shrapnel wound, left thigh, arm and back), and admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to 83rd General Hospital, Boulogne, 24 June 1918; to England, 2 July 1918, and admitted to Military Hospital, Shorncliffe; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 12 August 1918; to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 16 August 1918; discharged on furlough, 31 August 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, 14 September 1918.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Fovant, 19 September 1918 (old wound: seriously ill).

Died of wounds (gun shot wound, head: old wound), 23 September 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KENNEDY Frederick Donald James

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