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Regimental number2182
Date of birth8 June 1898
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
Place of birthWaverley, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressGlen Brae, St Luke Street, Randwick, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 6"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinJ E Kendrigan, Glen Brae, St Luke Street, Randwick, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 May 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 November 1917
Discharge date2 July 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3542 Pte Bernard Francis KENDRIGAN, 20th Bn, returned to Australia, 4 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined Bn at Gallipoli, 4 August 1915.

Wounded in action, 7 August 1915 (gun shot wound, right hand); admitted to HMS 'Caledonia', 7 August 1915, and admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 10 August 1915; transferred to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, 10 August 1915; to Convalescent Camp, Zeitoun, 15 August 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to rejoin Bn, 20 October 1915; rejoined Bn, Gallipoli, 30 October 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 29 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Found guilty, Tel el Kebir, 12 January 1916, of being absent from parade without leave: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, 29 February 1916 (not yet diagnosed); transferred to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 4 March 1916; discharged to duty, 8 March 1916.

Admitted to 12th Field Ambulance, 9 April 1916 (weak ankles); discharged to duty, 10 April 1916.

Boarded as medically unfit, 21 April 1916; admitted to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia (weak feet); transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, 28 April 1916.

Transferred to England, and marched in to 1st Training Bn, 24 May 1916; appointed to Sanitary Section of Bn.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 July 1916.

Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 28 January 1917 (crushed finger); transferred to Australian Corps Rest Station, 28 January 1917; to 45th Casualty Clearing Station, 9 February 1917, and then to Ambulance Train No 5, and admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 10 February 1917; transferred to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 19 February 1917; to Base Depot, 27 February 1917.

Admitted to 18th General Hospital, Camiers, 10 March 1917 (suspected mumps); marched in to 1st Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, from hospital, 28 March 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 12 April 1917.

Wounded in action, 8 May 1917 (gun shot wound, back and right arm), and admitted to 6th Field Ambulance; transferred to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 9 May 1917; to England, 19 May 1917, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 20 May 1917; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 19 September 1917; discharged on furlough, 26 September 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 10 October 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Themistocles', 5 November 1917; disembarked Sydney, 3 January 1918; discharged (medically unfit: wounded), Sydney, 2 July 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as KINDRIGAN.
Date of death21 January 1960
Age at death61
SourcesNAA: B2455, KENDRIGAN John James

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