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Abraham KENNING

Regimental number4194
Place of birthMount Keira New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMiner
AddressRobert Street, Corrimal, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Mr A Kenning, Robert Street, Corrimal, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A6 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 24 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At ZILLEBEKE on the night of 18/19th September 1917, Private Condon displayed conspicuous bravery and coolness in rescuing wounded men during the enemy bombardment by gas shells. In the first instance he gave assistance to three wounded men of the 6th Battalion. One died whilst being bandaged; the second was a walking case, and the third he carried, with the aid of Private Kenning, to the First Aid Post, a mile off, through heavy gas. On returning from this he bandaged two men at Hell Blast Corner and carried them, again with Private Kenning, to the First Aid Post. The whole of this work was carried out in the midst of a gas shell bombardment.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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