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Kenneth Lawrence COHEN

Regimental number325
Place of birthBega, New South Wales
True NameKOHN, Kenneth Lawrence
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressLismore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6.125"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Cohen, Deep Creek, Ulmarra, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Place of enlistmentLismore, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 13, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Machine Gun Company
FateReturned to Australia 6 July 1917
Discharge date16 November 1917
Family/military connectionsBrother: 484A Pte Alfred Rainey KOHN, 9th Bn, returned to Australia, 18 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 16 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 2 October 1916.

Marched in to Australian Machine Gun Depot, Grantham, 28 December 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 1 March 1917; marched in to Machine Gun Base, Camiers, 2 March 1917; taken on strength, 13th Australian Machine Gun Company, in the field, 17 March 1917.

Wounded in action, 3 June 1917 (gun shot wound, right leg and thigh); admitted to 2/3 West Lancashire Field Ambulance, 4 June 1917; transferred to 54th Casualty Clearing Station, 5 June 1917; to 35th General Hospital, Calais, 4 June 1917; to England, 12 June 1917 (gun shot wounds, both legs; right leg amputated), and admitted to 3rd Southern General Hospital, Oxford, 13 June 1917 (gun shot wounds, right leg, left arm, head, left ankle); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 30 June 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Kanowna', 6 July 1917; arrived Sydney, 13 September 1917, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged (medically unfit: wounded), Brisbane, 16 November 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 October 1954
SourcesNAA: B2455, COHEN Kenneth Lawrence

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