John Cruice KENMAN

KENMAN, John Cruice

Service Number: 5289
Enlisted: 2 November 1917, Enlisted at Brisbane, QLD
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 31st Infantry Battalion
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 17 July 1898
Home Town: North Pine, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Queensland, Australia, 10 October 1972, aged 74 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Dayboro Cemetery, Qld
Memorials: Dayboro Showgrounds War Memorial, Dayboro War Memorial, Mount Pleasant Upper North Pine Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

2 Nov 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 5289, 31st Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Brisbane, QLD
2 Mar 1918: Involvement Private, 5289, 31st Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '16' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: SS Ormonde embarkation_ship_number: '' public_note: ''
2 Mar 1918: Embarked Private, 5289, 31st Infantry Battalion, SS Ormonde, Sydney
8 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 5289, 31st Infantry Battalion, Discharged at the 1st Military District

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

John Cruice Kenman aged 19 when he enlisted, son of Jessie Gray Kenman, New Zealand. He was living at Laceys Creek and working as a farmer when he enlisted on 2 November 1917 at Brisbane. He returned to Australia, he married Agnes Mary Costelloe at Brisbane in 1921. They lived at Laceys Creek.

Commenced return to Australia on 3 May 1919 aboard HT Leicestshire disembarking on the 23 June 1919

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

On 11 May 1921 John married Mary Agnes Costello in QLD