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John Robert KENNEDY

Regimental number392
Place of birthAnambasoot Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGlenorchy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, J. Kennedy, same address
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Train, No 1 Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal RollNo 1 Company, Australian Army Service Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

For continued conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty under heavy shell fire in forward area. (East of Ypres).
Recommendation date: 18 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 3 December 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of a convoy of 30 waggons. On three occasions the road was blown up by heavy shell fire, and on each occasion he displayed most marked gallantry and coolness. In spite of continued shelling, with a few men he cleared away the debris, re-organized the broken column, and relieved the congestion which had been caused. He set a splendid example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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