Alexander Lorimer KENNEDY

KENNEDY, Alexander Lorimer

Service Numbers: Officer, S31419, W74983
Enlisted: 30 August 1915, Adelaide, City of Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Mining Corps
Born: Woodside, South Australia, 23 April 1889
Home Town: Woodside, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Draughtsman (S.A.R.)
Memorials: Adelaide Rowing Club WW1 Pictorial Honour Board, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Hackney St Peter's College Honour Board, Unley Wayville Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

30 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, City of Adelaide, South Australia
20 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, Mining Corps
20 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Mining Corps
20 Feb 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Mining Corps, HMAT Ulysses, Sydney
20 Feb 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, Mining Corps, HMAT Ulysses, Sydney
19 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1

World War 2 Service

28 Jul 1941: Involvement Lieutenant, SN S31419
28 Jul 1941: Enlisted Keswick, SA
28 Jul 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant, SN S31419
23 Oct 1942: Discharged
23 Oct 1942: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant, SN S31419
12 Apr 1943: Involvement Private, SN W74983
12 Apr 1943: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN W74983
12 Apr 1943: Enlisted Port Hedland, WA
2 Nov 1943: Discharged

World War 1 Service

Date unknown: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, Tunnelling Companies

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Biography

Lieutenant Alexander Lorimer Kennedy was a 26 year old draughtsman from Woodside, South Australia when he enlisted on 30 August 1915.

He was a member of the Adelaide Rowing Club and the image and text are used with the permission of the Club

He was commissioned on 27 November 1915 and embarked for overseas as a Second Lieutenant with the No 3 Company, No. 1 Mining Corps from Sydney on 20 February 1916 aboard HMAT Ulysses.

While serving with the 3rd Tunnelling Company in France, he was wounded in action and evacuated to England but later returned to his unit in France. Lieutenant Kennedy arrived back in Australia on 4 June 1919.

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