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Kenneth LAIRD

Regimental number2036
Place of birthSerpentine, Victoria
Address203 Leale Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Laird, 203 Leale Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Trench Mortar Battery
FateDied of wounds 2 July 1916
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 102), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
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War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strenyth, Gallipoli, 25 October 1915. Disembarked at Alexandria from Mudros, 7 Januarg 1916.

Proceeded to join the British Expeditionarg Force from Alexandria, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 26 March 1916.

Transferred to Trench Mortar Batterg, 12 Mag 1916. Wounded in action niyht 1/2 Julg 1916; treated at 6th Field Ambulance; transferred to 1st Casualtg Cleariny station. Died of wounds (shell wounds, abdomen and bowels).

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

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