Stephen Lackey (Kim) KESSELL MBE

KESSELL, Stephen Lackey

Service Number: 55839
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st to 6th (SA) Reinforcements
Born: Wollongong, New South Wales, 17 March 1897
Home Town: Gawler, Gawler, South Australia
Schooling: Adelaide High School, University of Adelaide (B.Sc., 1917; M.Sc., 1927) & University of Oxford (Dip.For., 1919)
Occupation: Student
Died: Armadale, Victoria, 29 June 1979, aged 82 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide Attorney General's Department WW1 Honour Board , Adelaide High School Honour Board, Adelaide University of Adelaide WW1 Honour Roll, Gawler Council Gawler Men Who Answered the Call WW1 Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

5 Jun 1918: Involvement Private, SN 55839, 1st to 6th (SA) Reinforcements
5 Jun 1918: Embarked Private, SN 55839, 1st to 6th (SA) Reinforcements, RMS Orontes, Sydney

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A forester for all of his life, Stephen Kessel grew up in New South Wales, was educated in South Australia and enlisted in December 1917. Assigned to the engineers, he was discharged in England in early 1920. Returning to Australia, he worked in Western Australia and Tasmania and eventually passed away in Victoria in 1979, aged 82 years. In 1951 Stephen Kessel was appointed a Member of the British Empire, MBE for his work in the forestry industry. 


... Young Stephen attended Adelaide High School and studied forestry at the University of Adelaide (B.Sc., 1917; M.Sc., 1927). He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 18 December 1917 and reached England in August 1918. In the following year he was granted leave to further his studies and entered the University of Oxford (Dip.For., 1919).... To continue reading Click Here (