Roy Stephen KENYON MM

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KENYON, Roy Stephen

Service Numbers: 846, 826
Enlisted: 25 February 1915
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia , 25 May 1894
Home Town: Prospect, Prospect, South Australia
Schooling: Christian Brothers College
Occupation: Engine Cleaner
Died: Killed in action, Biaches, France, 29 August 1918, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Assevillers New British Cemetery
plot v row f grave 2 Roll of Honour AWM 110
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Prospect Roll of Honour A-G WWI Board
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World War 1 Service

25 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 846, 27th Infantry Battalion
31 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 846, 27th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Geelong embarkation_ship_number: A2 public_note: ''
12 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 846, 27th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
12 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 846, 27th Infantry Battalion, Pozières, Evacuated to England ret to France Dec 1916
20 Jan 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 27th Infantry Battalion
20 Feb 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 826, 27th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages
12 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 846, 27th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
8 Aug 1918: Honoured Military Medal, The Battle of Amiens, See 'Personal Stories' for citation
29 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 846, 27th Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne

Awarded the Military Medal - Warfusee

'During the attack South of WARFUSEE ABANCOURT near AMIENS, on the morning of the 8th August 1918, this N.C.O.'s section was held up by machine gun fire. He and two other men rushed the post, killed the gunners, and captured the gun, thereby enabling the advance to the objective to continue. He showed great bravery.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

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Military Medal citation

"During the attack of south Warfusee Abancourt near Amiens, on the morning of the 8th August 1918, this NCO's section was held up by gunfire. He and 2 other men rushed the post, killing the gunners, and captured the gun, thereby enablingthe advance to the objective to continue. He showed great bravery." Awarded military medal.

Roy also had 2 brothers:

Gunner Harold Lancelot Kenyon 12228 - 1Div Aty HQ-returned 20/5/1919

Cpl John(Jack) Reginald Kenyon 845 - 2nd Machine Gun Bn - returned  5/4/1919

 

 

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