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Regimental number3139
Place of birthManly, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWarwick, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.2
Height5' 10.25"
Weight149 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Kenniff, Willow Bend, Yelarbon Siding, Goondiwindi Line, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected on account of eyesight)
Enlistment date25 July 1916
Place of enlistmentWarwick, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A1 Hymettus on 3 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1917
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Discharge date1 August 1917
Other details

Embarked Brisbane, 3 February 1917; disembarked Colombo, Ceylon, 7 April 1917, and admitted to hospital.

Embarked Colombo for Australia, 13 April 1917; discharged (medically unfit: hermiplegia [paralysis]), Brisbane, 1 August 1917.

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death18 October 1919
Age at death25
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, KENNIFF Gwydir

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