|Place of birth||Blyth, North Cumberland, England|
|School||Keira Public School, New South Wales|
|Age on arrival in Australia||5-6|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Barker Street, Balgownie, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||38|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs L M Kenning, Barker Street, Balgownie, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Casula, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||4th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/21/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Gunner|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||5th Medium Trench Mortar Battery|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||39|
|Place of burial||Anzac Cemetery (Plot II, Row J, Grave No. 5), Sailly-Sur-La-Lys, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: George William and Mary KENNING; husband of Lena KENNING, Barker Street, Balgownie, New South Wales. Native of Newcastle-on-Tyne, England|
|Family/military connections||Two nephews killed in action; Cousin died on active service.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 56th Bn, Ferry Post, 20 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Transferred to 14th Medium Trench Mortar Battery, 6 July 1916.
Taken on strength, Y5 Australian Medium Trench Mortar Battery, and mustered as Gunner, 15 July 1916.
Killed in action, 19 July 1916.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, KENNING John|