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Albert McKENNA

Regimental number2043
Place of birthDiapur Victoria
Address55 Preston Street, Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, James McKenna, 22 Albert Street, Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date12 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 Roll22nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 21 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For marked courage as runner in the attack near Beaurevoir on 4 October, 1918. He led the assaulting sections, and when the advance was checked returned to the report centre and accurately reported the situation. He was then given orders for the renewal of the attack, and after being shot through the knee, continued under heavy fire and delivered his message.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

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