William Duncan KENYON MC

KENYON, William Duncan

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 20 July 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Toowoomba, Queensland, 16 March 1882
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Toowoomba Grammar School
Occupation: Builder/Contractor
Died: Natural Causes, Queensland, Australia, 28 January 1967, aged 84 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Toowoomba Gordon Gymnastic & Athletics Club Honour Board, Toowoomba Grammar School WW1 Bravery Deeds, Toowoomba Grammar School WW1 Honour Board, Toowoomba Roll of Honour WW1
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World War 1 Service

20 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Brisbane, Queensland
28 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, Officer, 15th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1,

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28 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Lieutenant, Officer, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Commonwealth, Brisbane
5 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, 15th Infantry Battalion

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"Included in the list of Australians who have been awarded the Military Cross is the name of Lieutenant W. D. Kenyon. Lieutenant Kenyon is a son of Mr and Mrs Thos. Kenyon sen., Hatton-terrace, Toowoomba, and he was reported wounded in action in France last month. Lieutenant W. D. Kenyon was the brilliant five eighth Rugby Union footballer. He enlisted as a private but qualified and gained his commission before he left Queensland. He has another brother, Sergeant Arthur Kenyon, on active service, and a recent letter stated that he and his brother Sergeant A. Kenyon, who had not seen each other for some time, had suddenly met in France. They were only together a few minutes, and then went to their respective posts." - from the Brisbane Courier 20 Jun 1917 (nla.gov.au)