William James KENYON

KENYON, William James

Service Numbers: 3812, V147100
Enlisted: 1 August 1916, Enlisted in Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Area Signals
Born: Willunga, South Australia, 5 November 1898
Home Town: Geelong, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Mill Hand
Died: Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 18 January 1983, aged 84 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Geelong Western Cemetery, Victoria
Interred on the 21 January 1983. Lawn section, Row 4, Grave 162
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World War 1 Service

1 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3812, 29th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted in Victoria
19 Sep 1916: Embarked Private, SN 3812, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Commonwealth, Melbourne
19 Sep 1916: Involvement Private, SN 3812, 29th Infantry Battalion
24 Apr 1919: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 32nd Infantry Battalion, From 29th Battalion and ex-prison
27 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 3812, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Discharged in England. Unit demobilised

World War 2 Service

25 Feb 1942: Enlisted Royal Park, VIC
25 Feb 1942: Enlisted SN V147100, Area Signals, Enlisted at Royal Park, Victoria. Rank of Private
22 Jul 1943: Discharged SN V147100, Area Signals, Discharged with the rank of Private due to services no longer required

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John Charles Kenyon and Charlotte Jane Kenyon nee Norton of 86 McKillop Street, Geelong, Victoria formerly of Willunga, SA

Husband of Florence Kenyon if 42 Mundy Street, South Geelong, Victoria

Returned to Australia aboard Moreton Bay

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal (both WW1), War Medal (WW2)