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Leonard KINNIBURGH

Regimental number4538
Place of birthSt Arnaud Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressNicholls Point, Mildura, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs A Kinniburgh, Nicholls Point, Mildura, Victoria
Enlistment date19 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work at Lihons on 9-10 August 1918.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 24 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry on the 9th and 10th days of August at LIHONS. During the attack this soldier showed exceptional courage in going out under very heavy Machine Gun and rifle fire and bringing in wounded. When volunteers for Stretcher Bearers were called for he was formost, and made many trips over the very flat and open country, carrying wounded from front line back to the R.A.P. a distance of about two miles. He was untiring in his efforts and was instrumental in saving many lives by quick administration of first aid. On one occasion, when an isolated party of three men in advance of our front line had been wounded, he left his place of safety and crawling forward succeeded in bringing the wounded men safely to our lines, which necessitated three trips.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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