Joseph Kennedy DONOVAN


DONOVAN, Joseph Kennedy

Service Number: 215
Enlisted: 20 August 1914, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1893
Home Town: Albert Park, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: St Patricks Catholic College, Melbourne, Victoria
Occupation: Fitter and Turner
Died: Died of wounds - right thigh, At sea on board HS Guildford Castle, Egypt, 16 May 1915
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Row H, Grave 92 Father Knapp officiated Headstone inscription reads: In loving memory of our dear son died of wounds Gallipoli J. & M.D. , Chatby Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

20 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 215, 7th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
19 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 215, 7th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
19 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 215, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John Joseph and Mary Donovan of Polin Station, Coburg, Victoria formerly of Albert Park, Victoria

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

A good athlete he was a member of the Coburg Harriers and the Melbourne District Football Club