John Clement (Jack) MCKENNA


MCKENNA, John Clement

Service Number: 2365
Enlisted: 6 May 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 44th Infantry Battalion
Born: Arthur River, WA, 1884
Home Town: Wagin, Wagin, Western Australia
Schooling: Wedgecarrup School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of wounds, Messines, Flanders, Belgium, France, 1 July 1917
Cemetery: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord
III D 141, Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France, Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Victoria Park St Joachim's Catholic Church Honour Board, Wagin & District Honour Roll, Wagin Roll of Honor, Wagin War Memorial, Wedgecarrup School Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

6 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2365, 44th Infantry Battalion
13 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2365, 44th Infantry Battalion
13 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2365, 44th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Macquarie, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Edward and Ellen MCKENNA, Cook Street, Nedlands, Western Australia

News was received last week of the death of Pvte. J. C. McKenna, of Wedgecarrup. "Jack'' will be greatly missed in sporting circles locally, as he was a good all-round athlete, and for many years was  Secretary of the Wedgecarrup Easter Monday sports.