Kenneth Malcolm MORTIMER

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MORTIMER, Kenneth Malcolm

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 1 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion
Born: Leneva, Victoria, Australia, 9 October 1895
Home Town: Leneva, Wodonga, Victoria
Schooling: Agricultural High School Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Officer Cadet (Duntroon)
Died: Killed In Action, Armentieres, France, 20 July 1916, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery
Nine soldiers were originally recovered from unmarked mass graves adjacent to Pheasant Wood in France in 2009. They were among 250 unidentified soldiers who fought and died in the 1916 Battle of Fromelles. The soldiers recovered included Captain Kenneth Malcolm Mortimer, 29th Battalion Australian Imperial Force (AIF) He is now buried in a marked grave in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery in France.
Memorials: Wangaratta High School Roll of Honor, Wodonga War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

1 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, SN Officer, Melbourne, Victoria
10 Nov 1915: Involvement Lieutenant, 29th Infantry Battalion
10 Nov 1915: Embarked Lieutenant, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne
20 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, 29th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

Capt Kenneth Malcolm Mortimer

From In Memory Of

In Memory Of Captain Kenneth Malcolm Mortimer, 29th Battalion, AIF.

He was killed in action on the 20th of July 1916, during the Battle of Fromelles.

He was graduate of Duntroon Military College and educated at the Wangaratta Agricultural High School, Victoria.

Captain Mortimer's age at time of death was 20 years and 9 months. He was appointed Lieutenant on the 1st of July 1915 and posted to 29th Battalion and promoted Captain on the 20th of February 1916.

Son of David Horn Mortimer and Florence Mary Mortimer, of Wangaratta, Victoria. A brother, David Horn Mortimer, served in the AIF and was severely wounded, but survived.

Captain Mortimer was one of nine Australian WWI soldiers who been identified.

The nine soldiers were killed during the 1916 Battle of Fromelles and moved from a mass grave to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery.

Their bodies were recovered from unmarked graves near Pheasant Wood in France 102 years after the deadly WWI battle.

Lest We Forget.

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Biography

"Lieutenant Kenneth Malcom (Ken) Mortimer, Royal Military College (RMC), Duntroon... Lt Mortimer was an enthusiastic member of the Duntroon Photographic Club and took photographs of his fellow officers. He graduated from Duntroon in June 1915 and was appointed to the AIF on 1st July 1915. He embarked with Headquarters Staff, 29th Battalion, from Melbourne aboard HMAT Ascanuis (A11) on 10 November 1915. He was promoted to Captain in Egypt before serving on the Western Front. Captain Mortimer was killed in action near Armentieres, France, on 20 July 1916, aged 20." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From In Memory Of

In Memory Of Captain Kenneth Malcolm Mortimer, 29th Battalion, AIF.

He was killed in action on the 20th of July 1916, during the Battle of Fromelles.

He was graduate of Duntroon Military College and educated at the Wangaratta Agricultural High School, Victoria.

Captain Mortimer's age at time of death was 20 years and 9 months. He was appointed Lieutenant on the 1st of July 1915 and posted to 29th Battalion and promoted Captain on the 20th of February 1916.

Son of David Horn Mortimer and Florence Mary Mortimer, of Wangaratta, Victoria. A brother, David Horn Mortimer, served in the AIF and was severely wounded, but survived.

Captain Mortimer was one of nine Australian WWI soldiers who been identified.

The nine soldiers were killed during the 1916 Battle of Fromelles and moved from a mass grave to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery.

Their bodies were recovered from unmarked graves near Pheasant Wood in France 102 years after the deadly WWI battle.

Lest We Forget.

Read more...

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From In Memory Of

In Memory Of Captain Kenneth Malcolm Mortimer, 29th Battalion, AIF.

He was killed in action on the 20th of July 1916, during the Battle of Fromelles.

He was graduate of Duntroon Military College and educated at the Wangaratta Agricultural High School, Victoria.

Captain Mortimer's age at time of death was 20 years and 9 months. He was appointed Lieutenant on the 1st of July 1915 and posted to 29th Battalion and promoted Captain on the 20th of February 1916.

Son of David Horn Mortimer and Florence Mary Mortimer, of Wangaratta, Victoria. A brother, David Horn Mortimer, served in the AIF and was severely wounded, but survived.

Captain Mortimer was one of nine Australian WWI soldiers who been identified.

The nine soldiers were killed during the 1916 Battle of Fromelles and moved from a mass grave to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery.

Their bodies were recovered from unmarked graves near Pheasant Wood in France 102 years after the deadly WWI battle.

Lest We Forget.

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