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William Duncan KENYON

Date of birth16 March 1882
Place of birthToowoomba Queensland
AddressToowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs B Kenyon, c/o Mrs Collier, Taylor Street, Toowoomba, Queensland
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name15th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 28 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion


Unit: 15th Battalion
Promotion date: 5 October 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 15 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his platoon in the attack, and inspired his men to such an extent by his courage and determination that they achieved what was an almost impossible task.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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