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Charles Warren KENNY

Regimental number35
Date of birth3 March 1894
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address17 Malcolm Street, Erskineville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9.5"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Charles Kenny, 17 Malcolm Street, Erskineville, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve for 4 years; 6 months in the Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force.
Enlistment date10 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 May 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentAble Bodied Driver
Unit name1st Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train
AWM Embarkation Roll numberMIS34.12.1.RANBT1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board A39 Port Macquarie on 4 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1918
Discharge date21 June 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Arrived Lemnos, 21 July 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 20 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 13th Field Artillery Brigade, 30 March 1916, andtaken on strength, 52nd Battery, Tel el Kebir.

Mustered as Driver, 11 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Found guilty, 29 June 1916, of being absent without leave from 2200, 23 June, to 0850, 24June 1916: awarded 21 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeiture of a total of 22 days' pay.

Transferred to 5th Field Artillery Brigade, 9 July 1916.

Transferred to 13th Field Artillery Brigade, 24 January 1917, and posted to 50th Battery.

On leave, 13 May 1917; rejoined unit from leve, 2 June 1917.

Wounded in action, 22 August 1917 (gun shot wound, face), and admitted to 14th General Hospital, Boulogne; transferred to England, 24 August 1917, and admitted same day to 5th Southern General Hospital, Portsmouth (wound: severe); transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 12 September 1917; discharged on furlough, 13 September 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 27 September 1917.

Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 3 October 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 2 November 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 9 November 1917.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 21 February 1918.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, from furlough, 4 March 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 5 April 1918; disembarked Sydney, 1 June 1918; discharged, Sydney, 21 June 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

British War Medal and Victory Medal belonging to No 53 Charles Warren KENNY were sent in error in 1936 to No 35 Charles Warren KENNY.

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