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Kennett Holmes FAIREY

Regimental number701
Place of birthKeyneton, South Australia
SchoolBattery Point Model School, Hobart, Tasmania
Address1 Mount Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 7"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMrs F C B Fairey, Sherwood Street, Marylands, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed as a Colour Sergeant in North Sydney Cadets.
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (awarded)

Gallantry and devotion to duty at Pozieres.
Recommendation date: 9 September 1916

FateKilled in Action 12 November 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name given as Kenneth on Nominal Roll
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Age at death21.5
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialA.I.F. Burial Ground (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 4), Grass Lane, Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Fred C.B. and Frances M. FAIREY, Spencer Street, Mittagong, New South Wales. Native of Keyneton, South Australia

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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