John Claude KENIHAN

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KENIHAN, John Claude

Service Number: 1216
Enlisted: 27 January 1916, Enlisted at Sale, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 37th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bourke, New South Wales, Australia, 1896
Home Town: Briagolong, Wellington, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed In Action, France, 10 August 1918
Cemetery: Heath Cemetery, Picardie
Plot 111, Row C, Grave 18, Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Briagolong Honor Roll, Briagolong State School No 1117 Roll of Honor, Briagolong War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

27 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1216, 37th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Sale, Victoria
3 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1216, 37th Infantry Battalion
3 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1216, 37th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Persic, Melbourne
12 May 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 10th Field Artillery Brigade , From 37th Battalion
8 Jun 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1216, 37th Infantry Battalion, Wound to the left foot. Invalided to England on 11 June 1917
22 Dec 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 37th Infantry Battalion, From the 10th Field Artillery Brigade

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William Kenihan and Annie Kenihan of Briagolong, Victoria

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal