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Kenneth MYCHAEL

Regimental number572
Place of birthWalcha, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse-breaker
AddressMoonan Flat, Scone, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 8"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinJohn T Mychael, Moonan Flat, Scone, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 September 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1916
Discharge date23 August 1916
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 573 Warrant Officer II Dennis MYCHAEL MM, 1st Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 23 December 1918; 1560 Pte John Charles MYCHAEL, 1st Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 13 March 1919; 146 Driver Archibald John MYCHAEL, 1st Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 7 August 1915.
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War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 9 May 1915.

Deserted, Sid Bishr, 2 August 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915 (bomb wound, right knee: severe); admitted to St Elmo Hospital, Malta, 12 August 1915; transferred to England, 2 September 1915, and admitted to County of London War Hospital, 10 September 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Ascanius', 17 March 1916; discharged, Sydney (medically unfit), 23 August 1916.

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

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